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  • 1. THE TEMPLEPart 9: Today and BeyondEzekiels Temple

2. Son of Man, describe the temple to thehouse of Israel, and let them measure thepattern. make known to them the designof the temple and its arrangement, its exitsand its entrances, its entire design and allits ordinances, all its forms and all itslaws. Write it down in their sight, so thatthey may keep its whole design and all itsordinances, and perform them. Ezekiel 43: 10, 11 3. Solomons Herods EzekielsTempleTempleTemple 4. BIBLE QUIZ:There is only one other structure that Godtold men to build, having such precise anddetailed instructions as Ezekiels Temple.It is --A The Tower of BabelB The Palace of SolomonC The TabernacleD Noahs Ark. 5. And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwellamong them. According to all that I show you, that is,the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all itsfurnishings, just so you shall make it. I will dwellamong the children of Israel and will be their God.And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, whobrought them up out of the land of Egypt, that I maydwell among them.Exodus 25: 8, 9, 45, 46 Son of man, this is the place of My throne and theplace of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in themidst of the children of Israel forever. Now let themput their harlotry away from Me, and I will dwell ntheir midst forever. Write it down in their sight, sothat they may keep its whole design. Ezekiel 43: 7, 9, 11 6. See, now I dwell in a house of cedar, but theark of God dwells inside tent curtains.Go and tell My servant David, Thus says theLord: Would you build a house for Me to dwellin? For I have not dwelt in a house since thetime that I brought the children of Israel upfrom Egypt, even to this day, but have movedabout in a tent and in a tabernacle. Wherever Ihave moved about with all the children ofIsrael, have I ever spoken a word to anyonefrom the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded toshepherd My people Israel, saying, Why haveyou not built Me a house of cedar? II Samuel 7: 2 - 7 7. But who is able to build Him a temple,since heaven and the heaven of heavenscannot contain Him? II Chronicles 2:6However, the Most High does not dwell intemples made with hands, as theprophet says: Heaven is My throne, andearth is My footstool. What house willyou build for Me? says the Lord, Or whatis the place of My rest? Has My hand notmade all these things? Acts 7: 48 - 50 8. Who is left among you who saw thistemple in its former glory? And how doyou see it now? In comparison with it, isthis not in your eyes as nothing? Yetnow according to the word that Icovenanted with you when you came outof Egypt, so My Spirit remains amongyou; do not fear! I will fill this templewith glory.Haggai 2: 3 - 7 9. Son of man, this is theplace of My throne and theplace of the soles of My feet,where I will dwell in themidst of the children ofIsrael forever. Ezekiel 43: 7 10. 1. The Builder2. The Design3. The Neighborhood4. The Amenities 11. 1.The Builder of the Temple For every house is built by someone. Hebrews 3: 4 Behold, the Man (the Messiah)!... and He shall build the Temple. Yes, He shall build the temple of the Lord. He shall bear the glory, and sit and rule on His throne. Zechariah 6:12, 13 12. 2.The DesignOf the Temple 13. 3. The Neighborhood of the Temple For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes. So they will say, This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden.Ezekiel 36: 24 - 35 14. 4. The Amenities of the Temple Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea.Ezekiel 47: 1 - 7 15. Jerusalem 16. When [the river of life] reaches the [Dead Sea], itswaters are healed. And it shall be that every livingthing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live.There will be a very great multitude of fish, becausethese waters go there; for they will be healed, andeverything will live wherever the river goes. It shall bethat fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to EnEglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets.Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of theGreat Sea, exceedingly many. Along the bank of theriver, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of treesused for food; their leaves will not wither, and theirfruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month,because their water flows from the sanctuary. Theirfruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine. Ezekiel 47: 1 - 12 17. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangersand foreigners, but fellow citizens with thesaints and members of the household ofGod, having been built on the foundation ofthe apostles and prophets, Jesus ChristHimself being the chief cornerstone, inwhom the whole building, being fittedtogether, grows into a holy temple in theLord, in whom you also are being builttogether for a dwelling place of God in theSpirit. Ephesians 2: 19 - 22 18. 1.The Builder of the ChurchOn this rock I will build My Church. Matthew 16: 18 19. 2. The Design of the ChurchNo Walls of Separation Between People For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.Galatians 3: 27 28No Veil Between God and Us Nevertheless, when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.II Corinthians 3: 16 20. 3.The Neighborhood of the Church For You have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.Revelation 5: 9 21. 4.The River of LifeJesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive. John 7: 37 -39 22. But I saw no temple in [heaven], for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. Revelation 21: 22

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