Sunday, May 4, 2014

Will there be a third Jewish temple?

is there a need for a third Jewish temple?
most of the Jews believe there is and maybe such temple will be built but do we really need a third temple? is it necessary?
the temple of God was a formal place of worship for all those who believed in the God of Israel and it was also used as a place where daily sacrifices and offerings were made to cover the sins of the people, the prophet Daniel prophesied in Daniel 9:27 that messiah will make a covenant with many which he did, that is the new covenant promised in Jeremiah 31:31-34 and he will be killed in a horrible way in the middle of the 7 years which is his 3.5 years of his ministry, it also says in that chapter that messiah's death will put an end to daily offerings and sacrifice.
just as prophesied messiah was killed after 3.5 years and the veil that separated from the holy place of the temple to the holy of holy's was torn, the holy of holies is no ordinary place, it is the place where God himself dwell among the people and no one could enter that place of the temple except the ordained priest who could enter once a year, the veil being torn indicated that God's spirit no longer resided in the holy of holies, the temple was void of God, he also put an end to the temporary sacrificial system and replaced it with a final one, messiah yeshua from Nazareth who gave himself as a ransom for the sins of the world just as it was prophesied in chapter 53 of Isaiah.
the other 3.5 years from Daniel 9:27 were fulfilled by his disciples who took the good news from the Jews to the gentiles hence the 7 from Daniel 9:27.
Daniel also prophesied the destruction of the temple by the "prince" and indeed the temple was destroyed by the Roman prince Titus at 70AD.
I see a lot of talks about a coming 3d Jewish temple and the Jewish community is very excited about, but I don't think there is a need for once. I know there will be a permanent temple in the new heaven and new earth or during the millennial reign because it is mentioned in Ezekiel chapters 40-48
but until then we are to be the temple of God by showing example and telling people about the good news.

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