"BEHOLD, I WILL SEND MY MESSENGER, AND HE SHALL PREPARE THE WAY BEFORE ME: AND THE LORD, WHOM YOU SEEK SHALL SUDDENLY COME TO HIS TEMPLE, EVEN THE MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT, WHOM YOU DELIGHT IN: BEHOLD, HE SHALL COME, SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS. BUT WHO MAY ABIDE THE DAY OF HIS COMING? AND WHO SHALL STAND WHEN HE APPEARS? FOR HE IS LIKE A REFINER'S FIRE, AND LIKE FULLERS' SOAP: AND HE SHALL SIT AS A REFINER AND PURIFIER OF SILVER: " Malichi 3:1/2&3a
Immediately after the Lord catches up his people to the clouds supernaturally in the Resurrection, he conquers the armies of this wicked world in the battle of Armageddon and sets his feet down on the Mount of Olives causing an earthquake all the way to Azal.
The Mount of Olives is only a stone's throw from the temple location. Keep in mind, when the Lord returns in supernatural speed and quickness. In less than a blink of an eye he can be anywhere. The Mount of Olives is close enough to fulfill the prophecy if the Lord wishes it to be so.
So much will take place in the first seventy two hours of the Lord's Second Coming,
it would be difficult to explain those prophecies in perfect order; however
every believer will be brought before THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST where few will
stand before the Lord. The sins of his people are many. The Lord WILL SIT AS A REFINER AND
PURIFIER OF SILVER judging from his Judgment Seat. And once his global Kingdom is set in order,
the nations will discover what the Prophet meant when he referred to the Lord as THE MESSENGER
OF THE COVENANT, and a worldwide spiritual awakening will take place with the Resurrected people of
God attempting to fulfill it throughout the thousand year reign.
Joel the Prophet gives us an insight into what will take place after the Lord RETURNS SUDDENLY TO HIS TEMPLE. He writes; 'GIRD YOURSELVES AND LAMENT, YOU PRIESTS: HOWL, YOU MINISTERS OF THE ALTAR: COME, BE ALL NIGHT IN SACKCLOTH, YOU MINISTERS OF MY GOD: FOR THE MEAT OFFERING AND THE DRINK OFFERING IS WITHHELD FROM THE HOUSE OF YOUR GOD. SANCTIFY A FAST, CALL A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY, GATHER THE ELDERS AND ALL THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND CRY UNTO THE LORD, ALAS FOR THE DAY! FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND, AND AS A DESTRUCTION FROM THE ALMIGHTY SHALL IT COME. IS NOT THE MEAT CUT OFF BEFORE OUR EYES, YEA, JOY AND GLADNESS FROM THE HOUSE OF OUR GOD?" Joel 1:13/16
The temple Antichrist makes desolate during the Tribulation is no longer in use during the last 3 1/2 years of this present Age. Upon the return of Christ suddenly to his temple, the Lord sets his Resurrected people down outside of Jerusalem, and the priests and ministers of God will be greatly disappointed to find out THE MEAT OFFERING AND THE DRINK OFFERING IS WITHHELD FROM THE HOUSE OF GOD. The Lord apparently tells them God will not accept any meat or drink offerings in that temple, so they are not to resume the daily sacrifice. And since Christ returns in glory and power with a conquering army of angels, he is certainly the center of power with all of his holy prophets and apostles ready to do his bidding supernaturally. All eyes are on the Lord of glory as he sets his Kingdom in order.
We see in the context of Joel's prophecy it is beyond any shadow of doubt an end of the world and beginning of the thousand year reign prophecy. "ALAS FOR THE DAY! OF THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND, AND AS A DESTRUCTION FROM THE ALMIGHTY SHALL IT COME. IS NOT THE MEAT CUT OFF BEFORE OUR EYES, YEA, JOY AND GLADNESS FROM THE HOUSE OF OUR GOD?"
Joel the Prophet also writes, "GATHER THE PEOPLE, SANCTIFY THE CONGREGATION,
ASSEMBLE THE ELDERS, GATHER THE CHILDREN, AND THOSE THAT SUCK THE BREASTS: LET
THE BRIDEGROOM GO FORTH OF HIS CHAMBER AND THE BRIDE OUT OF HER CLOSET. LET THE
PRIESTS, THE MINISTERS OF THE LORD WEEP BETWEEN THE PORCH AND THE ALTAR AND LET
THEM SAY, SPARE YOUR PEOPLE, O LORD AND GIVE NOT YOUR HERITAGE TO REPROACH, THAT
THE HEATHEN SHOULD RULE OVER THEM: WHEREFORE SHOULD THEY SAY AMONG THE PEOPLE,
WHERE IS THEIR GOD?" Joel 2:16/17
If you would like to know what you just read, God is giving instructions through the Prophet Joel in advance down through the centuries to the Jewish people on what to say and what to do, as well as to what to pray for and why. The issue at the desolate temple of God will not so much be the Lord not wanting to go into it; although temple holiness is central to the ralationship between God and his people; the more urgent issue will be the return of Kingdom dominion over the nations. Therefore the Prophet instructed Israel in the sacred prophecies to pray: SPARE YOUR PEOPLE, O LORD AND GIVE NOT YOUR HERITAGE TO REPROACH, THAT THE HEATHEN SHOULD RULE OVER THEM: WHEREFORE SHOULD THEY SAY AMONG THE PEOPLE, WHERE IS THEIR GOD?" Joel 2:16/17
In the writings of the prophets, they refer to non-Jews as THE HEATHEN, as ENEMIES, and as STRANGERS. The Prophet Joel is instructing the Israelites to pray that THE HEATHEN, that is, the Resurrected Gentile nations should not rule over them lest they say, "WHERE IS THEIR GOD?"
Israel is way ahead of the Gentile nations in this matter of dominion, and they will do as you see written in Joel's prophecies which will result in God promoting Israel over the nations within approximately seventy two hours of his return to set up his global kingdom. Israel alone is prepared as a nation to reign over the worldwide Kingdom of the Lord.
No other nation has produced so many prophets and holy apostles, and no other nation but Israel have the Oracles of God intrusted to them, so they alone are experienced in Oracles. God will speak through Israel as an Oracle and he will speak through Christ the Lord of glory. If you do not know what an Oracle is dear Christian, it is God speaking through someone he considers holy and Jewish. "UNTO THEM WERE COMMITTED THE ORACLES OF GOD." (Romans 3:2) The sanctuary for receiving Oracles is the temple of God, so the Lord will have no difficulty in having Israel rebuild the temple for him and those holy men he would have live there with him in its mansions.
Jewish holy men know the value of the temple and of dominion, and so it is written: "ONE THING HAVE I DESIRED OF THE LORD, THAT WILL I SEEK AFTER; THAT I MAY DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD (= TEMPLE) ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, TO BEHOLD THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD, AND TO INQUIRE IN HIS TEMPLE." Psalm 27:4 This is apparently King David praying thousands of years ago to be numbered among those who will live in the Millenium Age temple. This he will seek after also upon the return of the Resurrected if it is not already settled.
In praying for the temple to become acceptable, Resurrected Jewish priests and ministers of God have a golden opportunity to remind Christ Jesus, who is of the house of David; ...of their Jewishness and kinship to him, and not only will Kingdom dominion be granted to Israel, but the command to tearing down the spiritually desolate temple to make room for the building of the glorious Millenium temple. This they will do right away, and many Gentiles will drafted for the work. In commanding so great a work, the Lord will leave little doubt about who is the King of kings. For the kings of the house of David will surely carry out the command with great zeal and skill.
According to II Chronicles 2:17/18, 153,000 Gentiles were drafted to help build Solomon's
temple when Israel was at the height of its glory and dominion over the nations. "WHAT HAS
BEEN SHALL BE." A multitude of Gentiles will labor in Israel not only for the building of
the Millenium temple, but for the cleaning up of the vast battlefield of Armageddon which
will take seven years. Israel will attempt to bury the dead for seven months and upon finding it
too great a job, THEY SHALL SEVER OUT MEN OF CONTINUAL EMPLOYMENT, PASSING THROUGH THE LAND TO
BURY WITH THE PASSENGERS THOSE SHALL REMAIN UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, TO CLEANSE IT:"
Haggai, the Prophet tells us "THE GLORY OF THIS LATTER HOUSE SHALL BE GREATER THAN OF THE FORMER, saith the LORD of hosts: AND IN THIS PLACE WILL I GIVE PEACE, saith the LORD of hosts." The Prophet is speaking of the Millenium temple which the Lord will build in place of the Tribulation temple wherein Antichrist commits the abomination that makes it desolate of the Spirit of God. For in the prophecy of Haggai we are told, "AND IN THIS PLACE WILL I GIVE PEACE." The Prophet is speaking of peace from war and THE PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING spiritually. God is speaking through the Prophet multi-dimensionally. (All of holy Scripture is written in two dimensions or more.)
When has Israel ever had peace for very long since she entered into the
promised land? Yet, when her SLAUGHTERS AND DISPERSIONS are ended, she will have peace;
and will reign as the Queen of the nations during the Millenium Age when the
Lord of glory sets up his throne in Jerusalem. And "EVERTHING IN THE HOUSE OF GOD IS
A TREASURE." 2 Chronicles 5:1 The temple of God will sure prove to be the treasurehouse
of God in the thousand year reign of Christ.
The LORD God claimed the silver and the gold thousands of years in advance presumably for the rebuilding of the temple for the glorious thousand year reign of Christ.
In the context of Haggai's prophecy already stated above, we find a promise of THE GREAT SHAKING OF THE SIXTH SEAL which takes place in the middle of the seven year Tribulation. By this means we are able to anchor our interpretation of Haggai's prophecies to the proper Age.
And we find the LORD God saying: "THE SILVER IS MINE, AND THE GOLD IS MINE." Haggai 2:6/7
The LORD God claims the silver and the gold in the prophecies of Haggai 2:8 to make sure there is no misunderstanding of who owns it when it comes time to cover the Millenium temple with silver and gold. What you need to be aware of in the Resurrection, is that the Lord of glory will set his millions of saved people down outside of Jerusalem where the battle of Armageddon just took place an hour ago, and among the spoils of war will be gold and silver lying unattended among those dead armies of the world.
The LORD claimed the silver and gold beforehand knowing many will think themselves suddenly rich by gathering gold and silver to themselves, but they will be required to give it up. It is reserved for the temple.
Flavious Josephus, a prince of a Jewish historian tells us Herod's temple shined with a blinding light unto the mountains of Israel in the mornings with a blinding light so men could not look upon it. The temple King Herod built was covered with gold and silver.
We are also told in holy Scripture that the doors of Solomon's temple were covered with gold.
(II Chronicles 4:22) The remainder of the temple was covered with gold
too according to II Chronicles 3:4. .
According to the Word of God, Solomon's temple was perfect. (2 Chronicles 8:16) So we can look back in history to the building of it to find out what the perfect will of the Lord might be for the Millenium Age temple he is going to build right after his return to set up his global Kingdom. For the LORD our God is THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER. He never changes. If he changes anything in the construction of the Millenium temple from the temple Solomon built for him, there will be a reason for it.
We are told in 1 Chronicles 28:11/13/&19 that perfect plans for the building of the first temple were provided by the Spirit of the LORD for King Solomon. If anything changes in the design for the Millenium Age temple, it would be to make more room for Apostles and Prophets as well as for the House of David to be housed there. Keep in mind, they will all be gathered up from the beginning of time to the Second Coming of Christ.
In Isaiah 60:9/13 the Prophet tells us what God had to say about the supply of construction materials coming in from other places so we can become even more convinced the temple will be rebuilt for the thousand year reign.
"SURELY THE ISLANDS SHALL WAIT FOR ME, AND THE SHIPS OF TARSHISH FIRST, TO BRING YOUR SONS FROM FAR, THEIR SILVER AND THEIR GOLD WITH THEM, UNTO THE NAME OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, BECAUSE HE HAS GLORIFIED THEE (ISRAEL). AND THE SONS OF STRANGERS (=GENTILES) SHALL BUILD UP YOUR WALLS, AND THEIR KINGS SHALL MINISTER UNTO YOU: FOR IN MY WRATH I SMOTE YOU, BUT IN MY FAOVR HAVE I HAD MERCY ON YOU. THEREFORE YOUR GATES SHALL BE OPEN CONTINUALLY; THEY SHALL NOT BE SHUT DAY NOR NIGHT; THT MEN MAY BRING UNTO YOU THE FORCES OF THE GENTILES AND THAT THEIR KINGS MAY BE BROUGHT. FOR THE NATION AND KINGDOM THAT WILL NOT SERVE YOU SHALL PERISH; YEA, THOSE NATIONS SHALL BE UTTERLY WASTED. THE GLORY OF LEBANON SHALL COME UNTO YOU, THE FIR TREE, THE PINE TREE, AND THE BOX TOGETHER, TO BEAUTIFY THE PLACE OF MY SANCTUARY; AND I WILL MAKE THE PLACE OF MY FEET GLORIOUS."
Gold and silver to be used in the ornamentation of the temple inside and
out and the fir tree and the pine tree and the box together TO BEAUTIFY
THE PLACE OF THE LORD'S SANCTUARY, AND HE WILL MAKE THE PLACE OF HIS FEET
GLORIOUS. Wouldn't you like to see inside the temple of God in the Millenium Age?
Yet there will be no tours nor tourists. You will only gain entry by means of
absolute holiness unto the Lord in this lifetime, that you may go into the Resurrection
as A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST.
There is no question as to the location of the Millenium Temple. Christ will RETURN SUDDENLY TO HIS TEMPLE according to Malichi. The Prophet is referring to the temple Israel rebuilds on the temple mount early in the seven year Tribulation. The Lord will come to it suddenly at the end of this Age immediately after he destroys the armies of this world in the battle of Armageddon.
The temple Mount which has been in the news so much since Israel took back her land in 1948 and 1967, is located where the Mosque of Omar presently sits in all its worldly glory with armed Muslims guarding it as a place for Muslim worship. Strangely enough, they are guarding the buried temple foundation with its cornerstone from incursions by Israeli's in their own land. If you want to understand the situation better, that would be like having armed Russians guarding the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. It would certainly be a recipe for anxiety in Washington and throughout the nation.
The Jewish people are by nature a very busy and a very knowledgeable people. Were the site open to excavation, you can be sure Jewish archaelogists or orthodox Jewish believers would find a way to obtain government license to dig in the site, but as it presently is; they cannot even go near it without causing a riot so long as the Mosque of Omar rests upon the site.
When the time comes for the covenant of Daniel 9:27 to be CONFIRMED WITH MANY, the Antichrist will most likely bring about a United Nations resolution for the safety of Israel's borders for seven years to allow for the Muslim mosque to be dismantled and the Jewish temple built.
Just as soon as soon as the Tribulation temple is rebuilt, the prophecy time clock will be set in motion for fulfillment of the seventieth week of Daniel 9:24/27. That time span of the seven year Tribulation is extended from 1260 days to the 1335th day which is when the Lord establishes his thousand year Kingdom in Israel just outside of the Tribulation temple. The Lord will not enter into the Tribulation temple because Antichrist set up the abomination in it that made it desolate. Secondly, there is the likelihood Gentiles who are not allowed inside the temple gained entry to it during the final 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation when Jerusalem was TREAD UNDER FOOT by Gentiles from all over the world who travel there. Revelation 11:2
One of the key factors in rebuilding the Millenium Age temple will be the digging up of the cornerstone laid by the builders of one of the previous temples, and one of the holy men who returns in the Resurrection to live and reign with Christ in the Millenium Age will come forth with the cornerstone crying out, "GLORY, GLORY UNTO IT." This is one of the main Scripture proofs the temple will be rebuilt besides what has already been mentioned.
We find the prophecy in a futuristic context with THE TWO OLIVE TREES prophecy which points directly to the two Prophets of the second half of the global Tribulation to come who bring powerful ruin upon the worldwide Empire of the Antichrist:
Zechariah the Prophet writes: 'WHO ARE YOU, O GREAT MOUNTAIN? BEFORE ZERUBBABEL YOU SHALL BECOME A PLAIN: AND HE SHALL BRING FORTH THE HEADSTONE THEREOF WITH SHOUTINGS, CRYING, "GRACE, GRACE UNTO IT."
The Prophet is speaking of the cornerstone buried beneath the present day Mosque of Omar which
will not be found by Israel when they rebuild the temple to be in use during the Tribulation
period. Zerubbabel will be the builder of the Millenium Age temple. "MOREOVER THE WORD OF
THE LORD CAME UNTO ME, SAYING, THE HANDS OF ZERUBBABEL HAVE LAID THE
FOUNDATION OF THIS HOUSE; HIS HANDS SHALL ALSO FINISH IT; AND YOU SHALL
KNOW THAT THE LORD OF HOSTS HAS SENT ME UNTO YOU."
When Jesus told his disciples, "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS: IF IT WERE NOT SO, I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU, I WILL COME AGAIN, (= 2ND COMING) AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO."
If you read the statement carefully, you should be able to see the Lord promised to prepare a place for his apostles in his Father's house where there will be MANY MANSIONS. He did not make any promises to the body of Christ in general. Many pastors are telling their congregations they have a mansion waiting for them on the other side of the Resurrection in error.
When Jesus told his apostles there would be MANY MANSIONS in his Father's house, he was speaking of the Millenium Age temple. You will remember, when he cast out the money changers from the temple in Herod's reign, the Lord said: "YOU HAVE MADE MY FATHER'S HOUSE A DEN OF THIEVES." HIS FATHER'S HOUSE is the temple of God. It is not just a temple. It is a house.
The Millenium Age temple will be filled with the invisible Presence of the Father of all creation who will manifest through his Son, Jesus Christ in all glory and power during his thousand year reign. It will be HIS FATHER'S HOUSE.
Those mansions the Lord spoke of are not for ordinary believers as many would like to believe, but are for the Apostles in particular or the Lord would not have mentioned it specifically to them. The Prophets may be housed there too, but we will have to wait to find out the details that are not more specifically mentioned in holy Scripture. If the prophets of Israel are housed in the holy temple during the thousand year reign of Christ, there will be many of them gathered again in Israel in the Resurrection.
We read in Psalm 65:4: "BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOM YOU CHOOSE, AND CAUSE TO APPROACH UNTO YOU, THAT HE MAY DWELL IN YOUR COURTS: WE SHALL BE SATISFIED WITH THE GOODNESS OF YOUR HOUSE, EVEN OF YOUR HOLY TEMPLE." Presuming the anointed King David wrote Psalm 65:4, he is speaking of himself as a Prophet King, of dwelling in the Millenium Age temple with Christ his great, great, great, great, .....Grandson in the flesh; though Christ was before him and is from everlasting. So there you have a little prophecy evidence the house or dynasty of David will housed in the Millenium Age temple.
And so it may very well be the phrase MANY MANSIONS means many more than we might imagine seeing we have only a vague idea of how many prophets Israel produced when we read the sacred Scriptures provided by them through the inspiration of God and how great a royal family the dynasty of David is which will reign like God and is nearly as large in numbers as any of the twelve tribes.
And it may be the Lord of glory who is said to DWELL ON HIGH in the Millenium Age, will dwell in a temple that is built into a skyscraper in height to house the apostles and prophets, and the Sons of David who will sit on the throne of David in Jerusalem to reign over Israel, and the Lord's mansion would most likely be in the upper levels of the holy temple. He will DWELL ON HIGH. (Dwell means to stay or to reside.)
"THE LORD IS EXALTED; FOR HE DWELLS ON HIGH: HE HAS FILLED ZION WITH JUDGMENT
AND RIGHTEOUSNESS." Isaiah 32:5
"WHO SHALL ASCEND INTO THE HILL OF THE LORD? OR WHO SHALL STAND IN HIS HOLY PLACE? HE THAT HAS CLEAN HANDS; AND A PURE HEART; WHO HAS NOT LIFTED UP HIS SOUL UNTO VANITY, NOR SWORN DECEITFULLY. HE SHALL RECEIVE THE BLESSING FROM THE LORD, AND RIGHTOEUSNSS FROM THE GOD OFHIS SALVATION." Psalms 24:3/5 Are you addicted to television? You have LIFTED UP YOUR SOUL UNTO VANITY. Do you spend time playing games? YOU HAVE LIFTED UP YOUR SOUL UNTO VANITY. Do you seek to be entertained by one of many other entertainments consuming this generation of mankind? YOU HAVE LIFTED UP YOUR SOUL UNTO VANITY. You will not ASCEND INTO THE HILL OF THE LORD!
But a few totally devout Gentile Saints will qualify: In Isaiah's prophecies we read: "ALSO THE SONS OF THE STRANGER, THAT JOIN THEMSELVES TO THE LORD, TO SERVE HIM, AND TO LOVE THE NAME OF THE LORD, TO BE HIS SERVANTS, EVERY ONE THAT KEEPS THE SABBATH FROM POLLUTING IT, AND TAKES HOLD OF MY COVENANT; EVEN THEM WILL I BRING TO MY HOLY MOUNTAIN AND MAKE THEM JOYFUL IN MY HOUSE OF PRAYER: THEIR BURNT OFFERINGS AND THEIR SACRIFICES SHALL BE ACCEPTED UPON MINE ALTAR; FOR MINE HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLE." Isaiah 57:8
If you have come to an understanding of what a Saint is, you will know from reading the above promise in the prophecies, that to the Saints who meet the conditions stated in the prophecy will be the fulfillment of the promise. For those who simply took salvation and clung to their own lives, the promise does not apply.
A Saint have the hope of storing up treasures of the divine nature for the world to come and of gaining entry into the holy temple to be built for the thousand year reign. THEIR BURNT OFFERINGS AND THEIR SACRIFICES SHALL BE ACCEPTED UPON THE ALTAR. The Millenium Age temple SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLE, not just for the favored Jewish people.
But those Gentiles who qualify will be very few, so be sure to understand the absolute commitment necessary to meet the conditions of the promise.
Since there have been more than one temple throughout history, there is a little confusion over which temple is meant in the prophecies, but there is no need for confusion here. The theme of Isaiah 56:1/8 is an encouragement to the Gentiles to be fulfilled in Millenium Age temple. The Prophet writes: "NEITHER LET THE SON OF THE STRANGER, (=GENTILES) THAT HAS JOINED HIMSELF TO THE LORD, SPEAK, SAYING, "THE LORD HAS UTTERLY SEPARATED ME FROM HIS PEOPLE: NEITHER LET THE ENUNUCH SAY, "BEHOLD, I AM A DRY TREE." V3
The LORD God is saying he has not UTTERLY SEPARATED the Gentiles from the Jewish people whom he has set apart unto himself. There is a place within the walls of Jerusalem for the Gentile Eunuch. There is access to the temple for Gentile Saints, THE SONS OF THE STRANGER, who meet the conditions of the promise as they are stated in chapter 56 of Isaiah.
The problem the Gentile Churchmen are having in America and throughout the world, is the inclination to presume Israel is out of favor forever. Israel embodies the greatest miracles workers and holy men and women in all the world. No other nation comes even close to having so many fully sanctified believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Too many Gentile believers have not taken into consideration the Jewishness of the Jewish nation, how they are faithful and loyal to their own nation Israel, and the Jewishness of sacred Scriptures which they have provided the world. Jesus is Jewish. The Lord of glory will return dominion over the nations to his own people who alone are qualified for such a great task.
Those of the COMMON FAITH are Gentiles, and ordinary Gentiles will not have access to the Millenium Age temple. They will have access to Israel and to Jerusalem to worship the Lord of glory where they will seek out instruction in how to walk in the Spirit.
So it is, those few Gentiles who live holy lives according to the conditions of the promise will be able to say with the Jewish people: "I WAS GLAD WHEN THEY SAID UNTO ME, LET US GO INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. OUR FEET SHALL STAND WITHIN YOUR GATES, O JERUSALEM. JERUSALEM IS BUILT AS A CITY COMPACT, WHERE THE TRIBES GO UP, THE TRIBES OF THE LORD, UNTO THE TESTIMONY OF ISRAEL, TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE NAME OF THE LORD." Pslam 122:1/3
Train yourselves oh Gentile Saints of God, to GIVE THANKS UNTO THE NAME
OF THE LORD and to seek to find out his secret name, for God is wise
beyond belief; and would not allow mankind in this evil world to know
his name so they could abuse it like they have abused the name of Jesus
Christ by making it a curse word. It it to the GREAT AND TERRIBLE, ...GLORIOUS
NAME OF GOD that all who go up to the temple will give thanks. For in the world
to come, holy Jewish Prophets and Apostles will work miracles by God's name
and his name shall come to be greatly feared throughout the world.
The LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob tells us in Haggai's prophecy: "AND I WILL FILL THIS HOUSE WITH GLORY..." God is not talking about the glory of material objects, although the Millenium temple will be furnished as a mansion gloriously. "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE THERE WILL BE MANY MANSIONS," Jesus told his disciples.
When God says, "I WILL FILL THIS HOUSE..." He is promising to fill it with his his divine Presence in the Person of Jesus Christ. He will fill all of the temple with his glory. When the Jewish people who have access to the temple enter into it, they will enter into a greater Presence of glory than they are experiencing outside of the temple during the thousand year reign of the Jewish Messiah.
"AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, THAT THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD'S HOUSE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS, AND SHALL BE EXALTED ABOVE THE HILLS; AND ALL NATIONS SHALL FLOW UNTO IT. AND MANY PEOPLE SHALL GO AND SAY, COME, 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." Isaiah 2:2/3
Isaiah, the Prophet, is clearly speaking of the Millenium Age temple in the above prophecy, but some are confused by the phrase THE LAST DAYS, having been taught that we are in the last days; and they will end when the Lord returns in the second coming.
Apparently, the thousand year reign of Christ also embodies THE LAST DAYS, so that it is a phrase pertaining to the ages in which men remained human, for by end of the Millenium Age it is certain all men will be SUBDUED when the Lord turns the Kingdom over to the Father, and a new heaven and a new earth are created. Then we can say THE LAST DAYS of humanity are ended and men are returned to the state from which Adam and Eve fell in the garden of Eden, only it will be a better state; for all will have experienced enough evil in their lives to never give in to it as those two did in their naive but perfect state.
Another thing you ought to take into consideration as you read the prophecy of Isaiah 2:2/3 above, is the promise that believers from all over the world will go to the Lord in Jerusalem to have him teach them his ways. Many believers in the world today think they will simply be made perfect in the Resurrection, and by this means the Adversary has gotten into the doctrines and teachings of churches throughout the world to put believers to sleep, thinking they have to do nothing to become spiritually perfected in Christ.
"THEN THE HYPOCRITES SHALL BE SURPRISED," is a prophecy pointing directly to the day the Gentile nations will be awakened to the fact that WE REAP WHAT WE SOW, nothing more, nothing less. A worldwide awakening will take place early in the Millenium Age whereby Gentiles will come from all over the world to have the Lord instruct them in how to walk in his Spirit, and teachers on the subject in the nations will become REPAIRERS OF THE BREACH.
"MANY OF THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST, AND THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST,"
because religious leaders have sown materialistically of the flesh
being carnally minded while preaching as though they understood the
things of the Spirit. Carnally minded congregations everywhere have
HEAPED UP TEACHERS UNTO THEMSELVES because they want their ears tickled,
but in the Resurrection the Lord will turn the chain of command upsidedown
and will make his lowly and humble Saints into shining leaders of God's people
to teach them his ways and set an example of holiness.
"WHEN THE LORD SHALL HAVE WASHED AWAY THE FILTH OF THE DAUGHTERS
OF ZION, AND SHALL HAVE PURGED THE BLOOD OFJERUSALEM FROM THE MIDST
THEREOF BY THE SPIRIT OF JUDGMENT, AND BY THE SPIRIT OF BURNING; AND
THE LORD WILL CREATE UPON EVERY DWELLING PLACE OF MOUNT ZION, AND UPON
HER ASSEMBLIES, A CLOUD AND SMOKE BY DAY, AND THE SHINING OF A FLAMING
FIRE BY NIGHT: FOR UPON ALL THE GLORY SHALL BE A DEFENCE."
"BECAUSE OF YOUR TEMPLE AT JERUSALEM SHALL KINGS BRING PRESENTS UNTO YOU," (Pslams 68:29) a prophet writes of the Millenium Age temple.
So glorious will be the temple of God in Jeruslem when the nations come to worship, that their kings will BRING PRESENTS to the King of kings.
The Millenium temple is no small matter for discussion. It will be the center of the thousand year reign of Christ.
"AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, THAT THE MOUNTAIN OF THE
LORD'S HOUSE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS, AND SHALL
BE EXALTED ABOVE THE HILLS; AND ALL NATIONS SHALL FLOW UNTO IT. AND MANY
PEOPLE SHALL GO AND SAY, COME, 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." (Isaiah 2:2/3)
Continuing on, the Prophet Isaiah writes: "AND THERE SHALL BE A TABERNACLE FOR A SHADOW IN THE DAYTIME FROM THE HEAT, AND FOR A PLACE OF REFUGE, AND FOR A COVERT FROM STORM AND FROM RAIN." Isaiah 4:6
"IN THAT DAY WILL I RAISE UP THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID THAT IS FALLEN,
AND CLOSE UP THE BREACHES THEREOF; AND I WILL RAISE UP HIS RUINS, AND
I WILL BUILD IT AS IN THE DAYS OF OLD."