Daniel 7:25 - . And he will intend to change times and law, and they will be given into his hand for a time, and times and half a time
Monday, 30 September 2013
Ezekiel's Millennial Temple
Ezekiel's Millennial Temple
And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end [shall be]. And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name [is] The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the LORD. And they [that are] far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And [this] shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. (And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.) Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain [saint] which spake, How long [shall be] the vision [concerning] the daily [sacrifice], and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. And Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first [month], in the first [day] of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:
It is evident that there are subtle clues as to how long it will take to erect Ezekiel’s Temple. It will take 33 years. The first way to determine this is the fact that the last indignation is eradicated from the earth in 2060, as already established. After this indignation is accomplished, the Temple will be open for worship. Jesus Christ will commission the Temple to be built shortly after he miraculously saves the Jews in 2027. When we subtract, 2060-2027 = 33 years. The vision given by Daniel concerning the little horn of the goat, and the daily sacrifice, and the abomination of desolation, spans over a period of 2300 years. When the 2300 years is accomplished, the sanctuary will be cleansed. This occurs at the same time the last indignation is accomplished, or in 2060.
We can also determine this from a historical type in Scripture, found in the description of the reign of King David.
2 Samuel 5:5 - In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.
1 Kings 2:11 - And the days that David reigned over Israel [were] forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, andthirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 3:4 - [These] six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years.
1 Chronicles 29:27 - And the time that he reigned over Israel [was] forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three [years] reigned he in Jerusalem.
King David reigned in Hebron for 7 years and 6 months, and reigned 33 years in Jerusalem. It seems bold to make a direct connection to how long it will take to build Ezekiel’s Temple. However, let us consider the importance of the length of David’s reign in Hebron. His reign of 7 years and 6 months in Hebron is also the exact amount of time that Solomon took to build his Temple!
1 Kings 6:1 - And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which [is] the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.
1 Kings 6:38 - And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which [is] the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.
He started building the Temple in his 4th year, 2nd month and finished the temple in his 11th year, 8th month. This is a total of 7 years and 6 months. Is this a mere coincidence? The reign of King David reveals a pattern. It may be the case that the reign of King David in Jerusalem parallels the length of time required to fully complete Ezekiel’s Temple, namely 33 years. From the year 2027 when Jesus Christ assumes the throne of David, he will parallel the 40 year reign of David and the 40 year reign of Solomon in setting up the Kingdom of God. During these 40 years, the work of Elijah is to gather all the Jews that are scattered in the isles of the world and to locate them in Jerusalem. Once this is complete, in the year 2067, the Kingdom of God will commence throughout the earth.
A third way to determine this is from a type in the Old Testament, in the book of Leviticus, concerning the ceremonial uncleanness of women after giving birth. A woman was unclean for 33 days after circumcising a newly born male child (Leviticus 12:4). The verse is quoted below:
Leviticus 12:4 - And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
The law is explicitly clear. She had to wait 33 days before she was ceremonially clean to enter the Sanctuary. Even so, everyone, including the Bride of Christ, will have to wait 33 years before entering the Millennial Sanctuary. This is because no man is able to enter the Temple until all 7 plagues are fulfilled (Revelation 15:8). Christ standing on the Mount of Olives will commence the outpouring of the 7th vial, triggering an earthquake "such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great" (Revelation 16:18) on August 2nd 2027. 33 years later, in 2060, the 7th vial judgment will be complete with the destruction of the Papal whore of Babylon, and the Temple will be open for worship.
The command to build Ezekiel’s Temple will commence on Elul 1, the 6th month, 1st day of the month, or Thursday, September 2, 2027. This is based on the historical type of rebuilding Jerusalem provided by the prophet Haggai in the time of Ezra.
Haggai 1:1-8 - In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built. Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, [Is it] time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house [lie] waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages [to put it] into a bag with holes. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.
Therefore, having established Elul 1 is the Hebrew day that the Lord Jesus Christ will command Ezekiel’s Temple will be built, and that it will be finished in the year 2060, is it possible to determine what day Ezekiel’s Temple will be finished? The clue is found in the historical type in which Ezra's house of the LORD was finished.
Ezra 6:15 - And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.
Therefore, we can expect on the 3rd day of Adar for the year 2060 to be the day in which Ezekiel’s Temple will be complete. Adar always refers to the last month of the year, even when an extra month is added. In the year 2060, an additional month will be added to the Hebrew calendar, making this day Adar II 3. To determine the appropriate Gregorian conversion, we need to verify when the correct day for Adar II 1 occurs based on the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem. The data is presented below.
Therefore, after adding 2 days, Adar II 3 will be on Saturday, March 6, 2060.
You may have already considered that 33 years was also the estimated lifetime of Jesus Christ in the flesh here on earth. There are differences in scholarly opinion concerning the exact date he was born, and the precise day of the week of his crucifixion, but most scholars are in agreement on the facts that his lifetime was approximately 33 years and that he was resurrected on Sunday, the first day of the week. For the purpose of discussion, I will submit my opinion that Jesus Christ was born on Tishrei 15, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, in the year 7 B.C. This would place the birth of Jesus 6 months after John the Baptist which would have been born on Nisan 14, the day of Passover. 33 years from 7 B.C. with no year 0 would be 27 A.D. Therefore, Jesus Christ died on Nisan 14, Passover in 27 A.D. and was resurrected the following Sunday, the first day of the week. Having established the years and months in question, we need to determine the Julian date conversions as well as the appropriate start for each month based on the sighting of the new moon. The data is presented below.
Therefore, we can determine the corresponding days Jesus Christ was born and risen from the dead. The data is presented below.
To compare the amount of time it takes from the commandment to build Ezekiel’s Temple to the time that Ezekiel’s Temple is complete to Jesus’ birth and re-birth from the dead, the table is presented below.
It is impossible that this is a coincidence. The amount of time is the same! Only God Almighty could design human history and the future with such precision. This relationship increases confidence in the following:
The command to build Ezekiel’s Temple will be on September 2, 2027 which is the same Hebrew date that the LORD commanded by Haggai to build the LORD’s house in the days of Ezra (6th month, 1st day).
Ezekiel’s Temple will be totally complete on March 6, 2060 which is the same Hebrew date that the builders in the days of Ezra finished the house of the LORD (Last month, 3rd day).
It will take approximately 33 years to build Ezekiel’s Temple.
God had each specific Hebrew date recorded in the Bible as a historical type to fulfill each one of them as a type during the second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ as he sets up the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, Ezekiel’s Temple will be finished on Saturday, March 6, 2060.
The next thing to address is when Ezekiel’s Temple will be open for worship to all nations. Recall that no one was allowed to enter in Ezekiel’s Temple until after the seventh vial judgment has expired. Before the Temple can be open for worship, it first needs to be cleansed. When does this occur? A clue is given in Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 45:18 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first [month], in the first [day] of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:
The table below shows Nisan 1, 5820 based on the sighting of the new moon.
Therefore, after 27 days from March 6 to April 2, the sanctuary will be cleansed. This will finally fulfill an ancient prophecy written in Daniel.
Daniel 8:13-14 - Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain [saint] which spake, How long [shall be] the vision [concerning] the daily [sacrifice], and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
The 2300 days represent 2300 years of human history which commences with the little horn of the goat advancing south, east, and toward the holy land (Daniel 8:9). This is because, according to Daniel’s vision, this entity is ultimately responsible for desolating the Jews. Subtracting 2300Hebrew years from 2060 with no year 0 takes us back to 241 B.C. (242 B.C. when subtracting Gentile years. Because of the large span of time, it becomes necessary to use 365.25 as the length of a year.) This is the first evidence of the Romans advancing south from their city in Rome. The Pyrrhic wars between Greece and Rome from 280 B.C. – 275 B.C. allowed the Romans to capture the Italian Peninsula (2300 years later with no year 0 takes us to 2027!). The year 241 B.C., more specifically on March 10th (Nisan 2), is monumental in Roman history because it is the year they captured Sicily, beginning their conquest southward, winning the First Punic War, and becoming a dominant power in the Western Mediterranean. 2300 Nisan 1's later, the sanctuary will be cleansed!
March 10th 241 B.C. would be considered the “birth” of the little horn of the goat (This little horn of Daniel 8 is depicting a different part of history from the little horn of Daniel 7. It is showing the development of Rome out of Greece. The little horn of Daniel 7 shows the development of the Holy Roman Empire, but both horns are cut off at the same time in 2060!). From there, the Romans made their expansion primarily toward the east, crossing the Adriatic Sea. Eventually, the Romans were in possession of the land of Israel in which the capital city of Jerusalem was “trodden under foot” by the Gentile nations. Because the Roman Empire was in control of Israel in the time of Jesus Christ, the Roman Empire is confirmed as the entity being described as the little horn of the goat. Jesus Christ made this clear.
Luke 21:24 - And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Paying attention to the future tense “shall be trodden down”, we know that the Romans were responsible for desolating Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Jerusalem has been trodden under foot ever since.
Revelation 11:2 - But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months.
Therefore, is the day that Ezekiel’s Temple is cleansed also on the same day in which the “times of the Gentiles” are fulfilled? It is close! Recall that Revelation 15:8 states that “no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.” Consider the following. Recall from the previous article (The Year 2060) that the Holy Roman Empire began on the day that Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 800 A.D. Therefore, in 42 prophetic months, or 1260 years later in 2060, Papal Europe, the last manifestation of this Empire, will finally be defeated. Let us assume for now that Papal Europe will be defeated on Nisan 1, the same day that the sanctuary will be cleansed. The table below displays the calculation between the two dates.
As mentioned before, it is close! The estimate is off by 0.09589*365, or 34.99999 days. Therefore, let us suppose that Papal Europe was defeated 35 days prior to April 2. The sighting of the new moon for the month Adar I 1 and the date conversions are displayed below.
Notice that February 27, 2060 gives us precisely 1260 years from the formation of the Holy Roman Empire. Therefore, this is when Papal Europe will be defeated. This will also be the last day of the pouring out of the seventh vial, and the end of the seven thunders (Revelation 10:3,4). Therefore, on the 12th month, 25th day on the Julian calendar, the Holy Roman Empire begins, and it is consequently defeated on the 12th month, 25th day on the Hebrew calendar! Is this a coincidence? It follows that this is also the same day the Gentiles have “time no longer” according to the vision of the angel with a rainbow upon his head as he has finally established his rule over the whole earth (Revelation 10:6).
Revelation 10:1,2,5,6 - And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open:and he set his right foot upon the sea, and [his] left [foot] on the earth, And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
Therefore, it is established that February 27, 2060 is the first day in 1260 years that there will be no Pope.
Ezekiel 40:1 - In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, the tenth [day] of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.
The context of Ezekiel 40 will establish that Ezekiel was beholding a completed Temple on Nisan 10. He is commanded to tell the whole house of Israel everything he saw. If Nisan 1 occurs on Friday, April 2, 2060, then Nisan 10 occurs on Sunday, April 11, 2060.
Ezekiel 45:21-23 - In the first [month], the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock [for] a sin offering. And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily [for] a sin offering.
Nisan 14 will occur on Thursday, April 15, 2060. Christ will offer a Passover sacrifice.
One idea Christians consider repugnant today is the idea of restoring the sacrifices once practiced in the Mosaic Law, especially the idea of Jesus Christ offering an animal for a sin offering! The argument is that these sacrifices point forward to Christ's sacrifice, which is once for all time, and there is no more need to sacrifice animals. Yet, this assertion is made in the face of what God has clearly revealed in Scripture. Jesus Christ himself, the Prince, will offer a bullock for a sin offering for himself and for all the people on Passover. The first point to make is the animal sacrifices never had the power to take away sin (Hebrews 10:4,11). Even so, the animal sacrifices during the Millennium will not have the power to take away sin. No one is claiming this is the purpose of the Millennial sacrifices. Only Christ's sacrifice had the power to take away sin. The purpose of the Millennial sacrifices will be to teach the people born during the Millennium the significance of Christ's sacrifice. It will be a continual memorial. Every year the people will keep the Feast of Tabernacles (Zechariah 14:16-18), a yearly remembrance of sins, lest the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins (Hebrews 10:2-3).
The most important things to bear in mind during these last few dark Gentile days are the following. There will be a "New World Order": a One World Dictator (Revelation 19:15), a one world government (Isaiah 9:7, Revelation 11:15), a one world religion (Jeremiah 31:34, John 4:23, Zechariah 14:16), and a people of one language (Zephaniah 3:9). Does this rhetoric sound familiar? The Middle East Dictator that rises up after the events of Armageddon is Jesus Christ of Nazareth! August 2nd 2027 will forever bear a testimony to that, especially since we can forsee this event so precisely using the Bible. The world will believe that he is the Antichrist. The world will be deceived. They expect Antichrist to build the Temple. They expect the Antichrist to restore Jewish Mosaic sacrifices. Where is that Bible verse at? Jesus Christ will comission the Temple to be built (2 Samuel 7:14, Zechariah 6:12,13,15). Jesus Christ will restore the sacrifices (Ezekiel 45:21-23). Jesus Christ will rule these nations with a rod of iron (Psalm 2:9, Revelation 19:15). The world has turned democratic, and will not initially tolerate an authoritarian to rule over them, even if it is Jesus Christ. There are no negotiations to be had. He is the King, and your King, whether you like it or not. Every knee is going to bow (Phillipians 2:10, Romans 14:11). If you find yourself in a nation that believes he is the Antichrist and makes war against him, but you personally recognize him as Jesus Christ and wish to submit to him, flee your country! (Revelation 18:4). It is far better to become a refugee in a country that submits to Jesus Christ.