“In the visions of God brought he me into the
In (Ezk.40-48) we have the return of the Lord Jesus, the description of
the millennial temple, and the worship of the millennial temple. This earth
will have a temple during the 1000 year millennium after the return of the Lord
Jesus. He shall have His throne in the temple in
When Jesus comes back He will build the
We are told in (Zech.6:11-15) that we shall
help the Lord Jesus build this temple when He returns as king of kings and high
priest over planet earth. He will be both the political and the religious
ruler. “...Behold the man whose name is
the BRANCH:… he shall build the temple of the
Lord: and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his
throne. And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the
Lord.” Pilate said about Jesus – “Behold
the man” and then the Lord Jesus carried the tree ‘branch’ to
tells us that the unsaved Jews will build a temple in
Ezekiel was an eyewitness of the details of
the millennial temple. Visions of God they were, but they represent to us
actualities and not fantasies or allegories. This temple is described in the last
nine long chapters of Ezekiel. He gives 318 precise measurements using 37
unique architectural words, such as ‘doorposts,’ ‘windows,’ etc. God’s angel
measured it and it will be built when the Lord returns in glory. During the
millennium we Gentiles shall keep the feast of tabernacles in
Now why does our Lord build the temple again
and have the Jewish priests sacrifice animals again after the church age is
over? The millennial temple will be a Memorial
in nature, looking back in time
to the cross of Jesus Christ, just as the tabernacle and the First and Second
temples pointed ahead in time to the cross. It will be the teaching center of the world to show the atoning
death of Christ on the cross, as the “lamb
of God” starting from the
sacrifices of Adam and Abel. The O.T. sacrifices had value in that they were
pointing forward and were types of the bloody death of Christ on the cross. And
they will have equal value in pointing back to the death of Christ as an
accomplished fact. Yes – a
The celebration of the Lord’s Supper through the last 20 centuries has not taken away one iota from the work of Christ on the cross – in fact it is of much value to the believer as a memorial. The sacrifices during the millennium are going to look forward to the coming of Christ and His death on the cross in the same way that in our day the Lord’s Supper looks back to the cross. The sacrifices and the temple will show the universe this magnificent truth. The human family has a great deal of difficulty learning spiritual lessons and this temple learning center will reveal to the world the scarlet thread of redemption from the beginning to Christ on the cross. The people on this earth must learn this truth before we can go on to the eternal state and New Jerusalem on earth. They must see the truth of the physical temple and the spiritual temple because after the millennium there will be no more temple – “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the lamb are the temple of it” – (Rev.21:22). This will not take away from the glory of Christ during His millennium reign, but instead will enhance His glory.
Let me illustrate this truth in this manner. The ‘Jews for Jesus’ come into our Baptist Churches and show the O.T. Passover Feast of the Jews and show how this was fulfilled perfectly when Jesus Christ became the Passover Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. Jesus was crucified on the Day of Passover when all the Jews were slaying their lambs and applying the blood on the doorposts etc. In the millennium, the same principle will be applied. The Zadok priesthood will show how all the sacrifices and feasts were fulfilled in Christ – “But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” – (Heb.9:26). There must be a sinless human sacrifice to put away human sins – (Heb.9:12-14).
You see during the millennium we will be taught the truth of God’s Word and in order to understand the deeper things of the Holy Spirit, you must first grasp the fundamental. And all the sacrifices being fulfilled in Christ is the most important fundamental of all. Jesus said in (Jn.6:45) “And they shall be all taught of God.” And again in the O.T. speaking of the millennium – “For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” – (Is.11:9). The Lord Jesus will teach in His temple again as He did during the first coming. I believe that during the millennium we’ll have a whole encyclopedia of Bibles as the Lord Jesus teaches us God’s Word.
Hear what (Is.2:2-4) says – “And it shall come to pass in the last days,
that the mountain of the Lord’s house
(that’s the millennial temple) shall be
established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills;
and all nations shall flow unto it. (God’s temple will be the White House
of planet earth). And many people shall
go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will
teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go
forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge
among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their
swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not
lift up sword against nation, neither
shall they learn war any more.” Jesus will rule from the top of
From all over the world people will say “Come
and let us go to
What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.
There will be total peace on earth because
the Prince of Peace will be there – peace between humans and peace between all
of God’s living creatures. “They shall
not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the
earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” – (Is.11:9).
King Solomon, whose name means ‘peace’ and who was the only king that had no wars, immediately built the Lord’s temple and King Jesus, as soon as He returns to rule over a millennium of peace, will build a much larger and more magnificent temple.
As God prophesied to King David about his son Solomon, but even more so about David’s greater Son and God’s Son, the Lord Jesus – “He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son…” – (2 Sam.7:13,14). Christ built His spiritual temple, the church, but He will build the millennial temple also.
At the end of the 1000 year millennium, New Jerusalem comes down to earth and then there will be no more temple – “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it” – (Rev.21:22). God the Father and His Son will dwell in New Jerusalem and they will be the eternal temple. God always had a dwelling place on earth, a tabernacle or a temple, but such a place is no longer needed for God the Father is now with men. He has chosen to dwell with His saints forever. There is heaven on earth.
Are you a member of God’s spiritual
Be a holy temple in the Lord.
Be born again today.
P.S. - Thank you Courtney for sending me literature on God’s temple that inspired this sermon.