Are We Christians Waiting For Israel To Build A Third Temple ? Hmmmm
The Temple Wall In Jerusalem
Are Christian people worldwide waiting for Israel to build their third temple? Hmmmmm!
There are Christian people all over the world who are watching Israel very closely. They are waiting in anticipation for Israel to start construction of their third temple. They feel that Israel has to build the third temple first, so the so called anti-Christ can then appear to the world.
Let us take a really close look, and do a full investigation into just how important or NOT important the building of the third temple in Jerusalem is to us born again believers in CHRIST.
I am going to start this article with a very short & brief history of the Jewish people worshiping GOD.
Here is the first building where the Jew's worshiped GOD.
GOD gave Moses instructions on exactly how to build the Tabernacle, and for everything else that would go inside of it in chapter after chapter in the book of Exodus.
The Tabernacle was finally finished in Exodus 40:1
34 Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle. 35 Moses could no longer enter the Tabernacle because the cloud had settled down over it, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle. 36 Now whenever the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out on their journey, following it.
So as we see above, the glory of GOD lived in the Tabernacle manifested like a cloud.
The next building the Jewish people built to pray and worship GOD would be Solomon's temple.
Solomon's Temple, also known as the First Temple, was the temple in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount (also known as Mount Zion), before its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem of 587 BCE.
Solomon starts the temple here →
1 It was in mid-spring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign, that he began to construct the Temple of the Lord. This was 480 years after the people of Israel were rescued from their slavery in the land of Egypt.
A Model of Solomon's Temple.
And the temple is finished when we read 1st Kings 9 →
1 So Solomon finished building the Temple of the Lord, as well as the royal palace. He completed everything he had planned to do. 2 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had done before at Gibeon. 3 The Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your petition. I have set this Temple apart to be holy—this place you have built where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.
The next building that the Jewish people built to pray and worship GOD would be the second temple. This temple was started at the end of the 70 years of the Jewish people being exiled to Babylon.
Here is a very brief description of the second temple built by the Jew's.
The Second Temple stood between 516 BCE and 70 AD, during which time it was the center of Jewish sacrificial worship. It was the second temple in Jerusalem, built to replace the First Templeexiled to Babylon. which was destroyed in 586 - 587 BCE.
The second temple was started here →
Ezra 3:7 Then the people hired masons and carpenters and bought cedar logs from the people of Tyre and Sidon, paying them with food, wine, and olive oil. The logs were brought down from the Lebanon mountains and floated along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Joppa, for King Cyrus had given permission for this. 8 The construction of the Temple of God began in mid-spring, during the second year after they arrived in Jerusalem.
The second temple was not even remotely as glorious as Solomon's temple →
Ezra 3:10 - When the builders completed the foundation of the Lord’s Temple, the priests put on their robes and took their places to blow their trumpets. And the Levites, descendants of Asaph, clashed their cymbals to praise the Lord, just as King David had prescribed. 11 With praise and thanks, they sang this song to the Lord: “He is so good! His faithful love for Israel endures forever!”
Then all the people gave a great shout, praising the Lord because the foundation of the Lord’s Temple had been laid. 12 But many of the older priests, Levites, and other leaders who had seen the first Temple wept aloud when they saw the new Temple’s foundation. The others, however, were shouting for joy. 13 The joyful shouting and weeping mingled together in a loud noise that could be heard far in the distance.
And the second temple was finished here →
Approximately 35 years after JESUS was crucified and resurrected to life again by GOD, the second temple was destroyed by a Roman army led my Titus. Here is a very brief description of what happened to the second temple.
The Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 AD was a decisive event in the First Jewish-Roman War. It was followed by the fall of Masada in 73AD. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus, with Tiberius Julius Alexander as his second-in-command, besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem, which had been occupied by its Jewish defenders in 66 AD. The city and its famous Second Temple were destroyed in 70 AD.
The Temple is destroyed in 70 AD
From the destruction of the second temple in 70 AD to tonight’s date of 2-18-2011, many in the world are waiting anxiously for Israel to build its third temple.
Are we Christian people really waiting for Israel to build its third temple?
Is this actually something that is important to us? Or have we been possibly misled?
OK now lets take a good look at some bible scriptures and we will go into great detail on the very topic of ---------->>>
JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS ISRAEL'S BUILDING OF A THIRD TEMPLE TO US!!!
Here is a short definition of the proposed building of the third temple →
The Third Temple, also known as Ezekiel's Temple, is a religious notion and desire in JudaismHebrew Bible and expressed in many of Judaism's prayers for the return and rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem that had once stood as the First and Second Temples that were destroyed by the ancient Babylonians and the Romans.
Since the destruction of the Second Temple in AD 70, religious Jews have expressed their desire to see the building of a Third Temple on the Temple Mount. Prayer for this is a formal part of the Jewish tradition of thrice daily Jewish prayer services. Though it remains unbuilt, the notion of and desire for a Third Temple is sacred in Judaism, particularly Orthodox Judaism, as an unrealized place of worship. The prophets in the Tanakh called for its construction, to be fulfilled in the Messianic era.
Many Christian people in the world insist that the third temple must be built so the Anti-Christ could then appear to the world. They use some of the following bible scripture as so called evidence of this.
Dan 9:27 And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one that maketh desolate; and even unto the full end, and that determined, shall wrath be poured out upon the desolate.
Dan 11:31 And forces shall stand on his part, and they shall profane the sanctuary, even the fortress, and shall take away the continual burnt-offering, and they shall set up the abomination that maketh desolate.
*What is inferred is that the reader should look for a much deeper meaning than the letter!!!
Now here are some very important questions that we are going to attempt to answer using bible scriptures only. Before we start, here is a list of these important questions->
1). Is a Jewish temple holy?
2). Would GOD live in a Jewish temple?
3). Does GOD live in a building made by men? & Where does GOD live now?
4). Does GOD want animal sacrifices anymore?
5). What does JESUS mean in Mathew chapter 24 – (Standing in the holy place) & Where is this holy place that JESUS is talking about?
6). What is the new testament burnt offerings or sacrifices that Daniel mentions will be stopped?
JESUS says in Mathew 24:15 that the abomination of desolation is standing in the holy place.
So here is question number one.
1). Is a Jewish temple holy?
*Now lets make something clear. We are not talking about a Messianic Temple where Jew's who have been called by JESUS, and have repented their sins worship JESUS throughout the world.
What we are talking about here is a proposed 3rd temple being built by the government of Israel which would then proceed to install Old Testament sacrifices of animals and possibly other parts of the Law!
We know that only the sacrifice of JESUS, the sinless, spotless LAMB of GOD makes us right with GOD. The Jew's who have rejected JESUS are still living apart from GOD because they have rejected HIS SON JESUS whom GOD sacrificed on the cross. Because they have rejected the free gift of GOD, which is his own son, they are living in a separation from GOD. Their sins are not forgiven of them because we know only JESUS can forgive sins. Since they reject JESUS, they still live with all of their sins ruling their lives. This brings separation from GOD.
A Jewish temple CANNOT be holy because they have rejected the CHRIST, GOD'S only begotten son JESUS. JESUS and the belief in JESUS and what he did on the cross for our sins, is what is making us holy and bringing us slowly into righteousness. The Jewish people do not have CHRIST living in their hearts, so they are not being brought into holiness and righteousness. Therefore, a Jewish temple could not be holy because they have rejected the one who makes us holy = JESUS.
If they are not worshiping JESUS, they are actually worshiping satan. Look what JESUS says →
“Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.
*So we see from above, any Jewish temple that is NOT worshiping JESUS, is actually opposing him. And who is the leader of the opposition? Satan is! A Jewish temple is actually a synagogue of satan because they have rejected the CHRIST who could set them free and make them right with GOD.
For some of you who still have doubts about whether a Jewish temple can be holy or not, please look at this bible scripture.
John 14:6 – JESUS said – I am the way the truth and the life. No one can come to the FATHER except through me.
*So we can see that JESUS and only JESUS makes us right with the FATHER.
Most of you reading this have studied what happened during World War 2. Remember how the Jew's were hunted down all over Russia, German, Poland and other parts of Europe? Then they were put into Nazi concentration camps where they were treated EXTREMELY badly. This is extremely reminiscent of what happened to the Jew's in the Old testament with Assyria and Babylon.
It is only JESUS and the sacrifice HE did for us on the cross that makes us right with GOD.
No people a Jewish temple cannot be holy.
So when we see Daniel and JESUS speaking up above about the (Abomination of Desolation standing in the holy place), Obviously it CANNOT be speaking about a Jewish temple because a Jewish temple is NOT holy.
Here is question number 2.
2). Would GOD live in a Jewish Temple?
*Well we have to ask ourselves a question. Would GOD live in any temple of the world where the people have clearly and aggressively rejected HIS SON JESUS the Messiah? OF COURSE NOT!!! Would GOD live in a temple dedicated to Buddha? OF COURSE NOT. Would GOD live in a temple dedicated to the Church of Scientology? OF COURSE NOT. Would GOD live in a temple where the people are worshiping other foreign gods? OF COURSE NOT. GOD is holy and the only thing that makes us right with GOD, standing in a good and righteous relationship with GOD is the sacrifice of his son JESUS on the cross.
Look at this scripture →
For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.
As we can see, the Jewish people who have rejected JESUS are NOT right with GOD, and GOD would never live in their temple. Since GOD is NOT in their temple, satan will be glad to enter and it becomes a Synagogue of satan.
For those of you who are still having a hard time believing GOD would never step foot in a Jewish Synagogue or temple, please take a look at this scripture →
37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. 38 And now, look, your house is abandoned and desolate. 39 For I tell you this, you will never see me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
“Desolate” here means deserted by God
NO PEOPLE, THEIR HOUSE IS DESOLATE
UNTIL THEY CAN SAY BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE
Here is question number three.
3). Does GOD live in buildings made
*Lets take a look at a few different Holy Scriptures to find out if GOD still lives in buildings made by men.
There it is!! GOD makes it very clear in Acts 17:24 that he does NOT live in temples made with hands anymore.
Here are a few more scriptures that point out the exact same fact!
Will GOD live in buildings made by man? Hmmmm
*There it is again! GOD does not live in temples made by human hands any longer since HIS SON JESUS died on the cross................
The veil was rent in two when JESUS died on the cross.
Here is another scripture →
Corinthians 6:16 - And what union can there be between God’s temple
and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: (“I
will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God,
and they will be my people).
Did you notice above GOD speaking through Paul makes it clear that we are the temple of the living GOD and that GOD will live in us? Oh praise GOD!!
Luke 20:17 - “the stone which the builders rejected”
*JESUS is the stone that the people rejected, now he is the cornerstone to GOD'S HOLY spiritual temple that GOD lives in.
Ephesians 2:19 - A Temple for the Lord
19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. 20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. 21 We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.
Did you notice in verse 21 that GOD is carefully joining us together in this temple and we are slowly being built into a holy temple for the LORD? OH WOW!!!!
And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple.
*GOD now lives in a spiritual temple, HE does NOT live in temples made by human hands any longer. And you are one of the living stones to GOD'S new spiritual temple. Isn’t that just wonderful?
We are GOD'S house, we are GOD'S holy temple!
16 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? 17 God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Did you notice that GOD once again speaking through Paul states that we are that temple!
David Eells explains - (We are told that the Jews will rebuild the temple and re-institute the sacrifice, and that the antichrist in this temple will be the abomination that makes it desolate. Pure apostasy! God is not going to make a third covenant with the Jews through a temple and sacrifices because the New Covenant is) “eternal” (Heb.13:20), (and their Old Covenant was done away). (2Cor.3:14) But their minds (talking about the Jew's)
were hardened: for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remaineth, it not being revealed [to them] that it is done away in Christ.
No people, GOD does NOT live in temples made by human hands any longer. You and I are living stones being used to create GOD'S new holy spiritual temple. And CHRIST is the cornerstone.
Here is question number 4.
4). Does GOD
accept animal sacrifices any longer?
temple, would be to install animal sacrifices again like in the Old Testament under the Old Law!
First, here are a few Old Testament scriptures where GOD talks about the animal sacrifices. Yes we are living in the New Covenant now, and I am going to show you what GOD says in the New Covenant about sacrifices, but first lets be patient and go to the Old Covenant for a second and look at a few wonderful comments GOD makes about their sacrifices.
I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
*So we can clearly see that GOD loves us, and he wants us to love him and know him much more so than us offering sacrifices.
Malachi 1:10 “How I wish one of you would shut the Temple doors so that these worthless sacrifices could not be offered! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “and I will not accept your offerings."
*GOD says above that he wishes one of us would close the temple doors to these worthless sacrifices. GOD wants our hearts, our souls, our minds focused on him, this is what is most pleasing to GOD.
Poor Cute Sheep!!
One last scripture from the Old Testament explains to us exactly what GOD wants. Read this slowly and carefully!
Micah 6:6 What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? 7 Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? 8 No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
*As you can see, what GOD was REALLY looking for from the Jew's of the Old Covenant, was for them to love mercy, to do all that is right and to walk humbly before GOD.
But yet we are in the NEW COVENANT now. Lets look at the New Covenant and find out what GOD says about sacrifices. Remember, the question is →
DOES GOD ACCEPT ANIMAL SACRIFICES ANY LONGER?
LOOK AT WHAT JESUS SAYS →
Hebrews 10:5 That is why, when Christ came into the world, he said to God, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings. But you have given me a body to offer. 6 You were not pleased with burnt offerings or other offerings for sin. 7 Then I said, ‘Look, I have come to do your will, O God— as is written about me in the Scriptures.’” 8 First, Christ said, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings or burnt offerings or other offerings for sin, nor were you pleased with them” (though they are required by the law of Moses). 9 Then he said, “Look, I have come to do your will.” He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect. 10 For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.
WE CAN CLEARLY SEE ABOVE JESUS SAYS THAT HIS FATHER DID NOT WANT ANIMAL SACRIFICES OR SIN OFFERINGS ANYMORE.
*JESUS goes on to say that GOD did not want sin offerings or any other offerings for sin. In verse 9 it says that JESUS cancels the first covenant in order to put the second covenant in effect. Verse 10 states that GOD'S will is for us to be made HOLY by the sacrifice of the BODY OF JESUS CHRIST, ONCE FOR ALL TIME.
Did you get that brothers and sisters? GOD does not accept any animal or burnt offering or sin offerings for sin any longer.
GOD ONLY ACCEPTS THE SACRIFICE HIS SON DID ON THE CROSS ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME.
Here is some more proof to help you believe →
Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.
1 My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.
*GOD speaking through John says that JESUS himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins. So we are clearly learning that GOD would never, ever, EVER accept animal sacrifices or any other sacrifice for our sins any longer since HIS SON JESUS died on the cross for our sins.
Here is another one →
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.
*JESUS sacrificed his own life for our sins. We are the LORD'S sheep!!! This was done once and for all time. No other sacrifice but what JESUS did on the cross will ever be needed for our sins.
Did you notice above, that there is NO NEED TO OFFER ANY MORE SACRIFICES?
In conclusion, GOD has made it clear using bible scriptures only, that HE WILL NOT accept any more animal sacrifices, burnt offerings or any other sin offerings than the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST and his death on the cross.
Here is question number 5.
5). What does JESUS mean in Mathew chapter 24:15 when he says – (Standing in the holy place)?
*We have learned up above that NO Jewish temple could ever be holy, and we have also learned that GOD does NOT live in buildings or temples made by human hands any longer!
SO WHERE ON EARTH IS THE HOLY PLACE THAT JESUS AND Daniel are talking about?
If no building is holy, no temple is holy, in fact in all of the earth NOTHING made by man is holy, where does this abomination that makes desolation stand ???
Once again, lets look at Holy Bible Scriptures only, to find out where this holy place is!!!
GOD says through Peter here →
And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests.
Wow! We are GOD'S holy temple, we are the holy place that GOD lives in.
Here are some of GOD'S Holy Temples!
Here is more →
For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.
*By the sacrifice of JESUS, GOD is slowly bringing us into holiness and we are being made holy by the blood on the cross. A born again believe in JESUS CHRIST is the only holy temple on earth. As we learned above, we are the spiritual temple of GOD. We are the new house that GOD lives in and we are being made holy by the blood sacrifice of JESUS CHRIST!
Lets look at a few more scriptures to make this point clear!
I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people.
We are GOD'S holy people.
Here is another one →
Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.
We are becoming holy as we live in righteousness and JESUS is our righteousness.
I am writing to God’s church in Corinth, to you who have been called by God to be his own holy people. He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus, just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.
And here is one last scripture to prove once and for all that WE CHRISTIAN people are the only thing that is holy here on earth! Or I should say, we are the only holy building, holy temple here on earth that GOD lives in.
God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
We are GOD'S HOLY TEMPLE. This is awesome!
I could type in here scripture after scripture after scripture to show we are the holy temple GOD lives in.
Now back to the original question →
JESUS said in Mathew 24:15 -
“The day is coming when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about—the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Place.” (Reader, pay attention!)
That sacrilegious object will be standing inside of SOME OF US. We are the HOLY BUILDING. We are GOD'S temple.
The Christian people who take the Mark of the Beast will become desolated. That means that GOD will leave them for good and NO longer live inside of them.
*So when JESUS says standing in the holy place, he is talking about an abomination standing inside of a born again believers heart, inside of their soul, inside of their bodies but especially standing inside of their spirit that was once holy......... They become desolated and are lost for eternity with no chance to repent! GOD has left the Christian people who have taken the Mark of the Beast and now pure evil stands inside of their spirits where once GOD and CHRIST stood with their spirits.
The outer court of the temple symbolizes a believers body. The inner court symbolizes our soul. The holy of holies symbolizes our spirit.
The Christian people who take the Mark of the Beast will have the satan living in their spirit now and they are desolated. GOD has left them completely never to return!!!
Or in other words, David Eells says “When apostate Christians take the Mark of the Beast in the middle of the Tribulation, in order to save their lives, they will lose their lives and become desolate”.
is the last question.
6). What is the new testament burnt offerings or sacrifices that will be taken away?
GOD says in Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:31 and Daniel 12:11 that the burn offerings and sacrifices will be taken away.
WOW HAS THIS CONFUSED CHRISTIAN PEOPLE WORLD WIDE. Since Daniel mentions burnt offerings, Christian people have assumed that Israel MUST build their 3rd temple. Their log goes like this. How can there be burn offerings if there is not a temple built in Israel?
Assuming is a big problem when it comes to GOD'S word.
We have already learned that a Jewish temple is a synagogue of satan. We also learned that GOD does NOT accept animal sacrifices, burnt offerings or sin offerings any longer.
So what is Daniel talking about exactly in those 3 verses. Let us look to scriptures and find out!!!!
What are our New Testament New Covenant burnt offerings and sacrifices that we give to GOD daily?
Here is one example → AND THEY ARE ALL SPIRITUAL
And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.
Here is a Holy Temple giving beautiful spiritual sacrifices to GOD!
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. 16 And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.
Did you see in verse 16 that doing good and sharing with those in need are sacrifices that please GOD?
There are 3 really good examples of our spiritual sacrifices that we give to GOD hopefully every day of our lives. These are a few examples of what Daniel says will be taken away from those Christian people who take the Mark of the Beast.
(Rom.12:1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the
mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your spiritual service.
The burning up of the fleshly wood, hay, and stubble of our old life
in the fiery trials is the acceptable sacrifice. It will take a return to
the true Gospel in the apostolic latter rain ministries for most of the
David Eells says - In Revelation 12:6,14 we see the Church as the Woman being protected and educated for the first half of the seven years. Then the beast, in the “midst of the week” (seven years), begins to
make war on the saints (Rev.13:5-7) because they would not take
the mark of the beast, which for them would be an “abomination
that maketh desolate.” Many have assumed that this covenant
is with the Jews and since they are not sacrificing at all now, then
they must have started to sacrifice at the beginning of the week so
they could cease in the middle. Assuming is a big problem when
it comes to God’s Word. Since the time of Jesus there has been a
“continual burnt-offering” in the midst of God’s new temple,
the Church. God loves the smell of burning flesh. We are partakers of Christ’s
sufferings when we obediently go through the fiery trial and the flesh
David continues with - (1Pet.4:12) Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: (13) but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy.
Just as Christ sacrificed self, the body of Christ is expected to
also sacrifice self. The Philippians sacrificed their own desires and
provisions to meet Paul’s need, which was a sweet smell of burning
(Php.4:18)…I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things [that came] from
you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God.
David - “When apostate Christians take the mark of the beast in the middle
of the Tribulation, the sacrifice of the “continual [burnt-offering]
shall be taken away,” because they will sacrifice their
spiritual man instead of their beastly, carnal man. A strong delusion
is that the burning up of our temporal, earthly works of wood, hay,
and stubble comes after we go to heaven. This destroys the motivation
to be holy here and now. Continually we are to go through the
fiery trial, not sparing the flesh, so that only the eternal, heavenly
works of gold, silver, and costly stones are left”.
So what we learned is that we men and women of GOD, those who believe in CHRIST JESUS as their LORD and Savior are (The Holy Place) That Daniel and JESUS are talking about. The burn offerings and sacrifices that are taken away are spiritual now. This happens at the half way point of the 7 year tribulation when the governments of the world will force everyone on earth to take a mark on their right hand or forehead.
These Christian people who take the Mark of the Beast will have their spiritual burnt offerings and sacrifices taken away from them. They will not be able to offer anymore spiritual sacrifices to GOD as a pleasing aroma to the LORD because they have become desolate now.
David says - As priests we are to “offer up a sacrifice of praise
to God continually” (Heb.13:15), even when we don’t feel like
it. Praise should be a “continual burnt-offering.” Praise is from
the Hebrew word Halal meaning to “boast about” the Lord and His
promises, especially among those who need to hear it. This is not
just singing in an assembly. I was reminded on the morning that
I edited this that I was able to tell one brother that by the stripes
of Jesus he was healed, and to another that my God shall supply
(Ps.34:1) I will bless the
Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my
mouth. (2) My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: The
meek shall hear thereof, and be glad. Hosea 14:2 teaches us to
“render [as] bullocks [the offering of] our lips.” This beast covenant especially at the half way point of the seven year tribulation will make proselytizing those of other religions to Christianity illegal. For those who submit, their “continual burntoffering shall be taken away.” Jesus is the “High Priest of our confession” (Heb.3:1), so we must “hold fast our confession” (Heb.4:14) to give Him a sacrifice. In Matthew 10:32-
33 Jesus said, “Every one therefore who shall confess me
before men, him will I also confess before my Father who
is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men,
him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
To “deny me” is to not “confess me.” (2Tim.2:12) If we
shall deny him, he also will deny us. The Greek word here
for “confess” is homo-logeo, which means “to speak the same as,”
So if we speak what Jesus spoke, we have an acceptable sacrifice!!!
When the apostate Christian people of the world take the Mark of the Beast, the following will happen →
1). GOD will leave them forever and they will become desolate.
2). The abomination will now live inside of them – Meaning Satan or satan's demons.
3). GOD will use the Mark of the Beast to separate the WHEAT from the tares, or the SHEEP from the goats.
4). There will be left two spiritual temples. ONE HOLY, and one desolate whom GOD has left.
5). The continual burnt offering will be forcefully stopped for those Christian people who take the Mark of the Beast and the Abomination will stand in their hearts and spirits.
As I finish up this article with the help of the HOLY GHOST, here is a short reminder of what we talked about.
A). A Jewish temple is NOT holy, in fact it is actually a synagogue of satan.
B). GOD would never ever live inside of a Jewish temple, because the people have rejected HIS SON JESUS and by doing so, they have open hostility between GOD and themselves.
C).We have learned that GOD does NOT live in buildings made by men any longer, and that the only holy building GOD lives in now is a born again believers body!
D). GOD does NOT want and will NOT accept animal sacrifices, burnt offerings or sin offerings any longer. That THE CHRIST sacrificed himself once and for all time and no other sacrifice is ever needed again for our sins.
E). We learned that the holy place that Daniel and JESUS are talking about is actually us! The holy of holies inside of us is our spirit! At the Mark of the Beast, Christian people who accept the Mark will be come desolate and GOD will leave them forever. Now the abomination will enter into them and they will be temples that are desolated or desolate!
F). The burn offerings and sacrifices that will be stopped at the Mark of the Beast is the praise we give GOD day and night in our hearts and souls. It is also described by the way we allow our old sinful nature to be constantly burned up in the fiery trials of life. The Christian people who take the Mark on their right hands or foreheads will become desolate. GOD will leave them forever. They will NOT be able to praise GOD any longer and their burnt offerings (their burning up of their fleshly nature) will be stopped permanently!
People of GOD!
WE ARE NOT waiting for Israel to build their third temple in Jerusalem. If the Government does build a temple, I am sure it will be on the news circuits worldwide day and night constantly. But if they do NOT build the third temple, either way it is absolutely meaningless to us Christian people who are praising GOD every day for how wonderful he has been to us.
We are the temples of GOD, and we are being constructed stone by stone into a huge spiritual temple that GOD lives inside of and is going to marry at the wedding supper of the LAMB. We are the BRIDE OF CHRIST! And GOD and JESUS live inside of each and everyone of us true born again believers in JESUS.
We are the HOLY PRIESTS. We are the HOLY TEMPLES.
Let us take our eyes off of any news pertaining to a possible third temple being built in Jerusalem and keep them on JESUS and the Holy Bible where they belong. By doing this, we are burning up our flesh in a daily burnt offering that is very pleasing to GOD.
No building on earth can replace you my brothers and sisters in CHRIST.
JESUS died for us on the cross once and for all time, so now we can raise our holy hands lifted up high free from guilt and shame and enter into our destinies with GOD.
You are a Royal Priesthood.
You are a Holy Priesthood.
YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD!!!!
AND NO BUILDING ON EARTH COULD POSSIBLY REPLACE YOU.
Love, your servant Garrett
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