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Ezekiel's Temple will not be Built in a Future Millennium

Alexander has been a Christian for 46 years. Over the past decade he has studied 'the end times’ from a Preterist's perspective.

The Prophet Ezekiel, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

The Prophet Ezekiel, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)




Many years ago, I enthusiastically embraced and taught the theory of Dispensationalism, adamant that it was the correct interpretation of the 'end times’. However, in my naiveté I did not make time to study all its implications.

I re-examined this teaching in recent years and my findings left me astonished. In particular, the alarm bells rang when I discovered the most shocking disclosure concerning Ezekiel’s temple…Ezekiel 40-48. To propagate a teaching that insists on Ezekiel’s temple being erected during a future millennium, complete with the re-introduction of animal sacrifices, is contrary to the teachings of Christ. I am convinced if Christians viewed the bigger picture, the result would be a mass exodus from the ranks of Dispensationalism.

There are many books and articles readily available as to why Ezekiel’s temple should be understood either literally or figuratively. I will simply explain my understanding of Ezekiel's vision, based on the precept taught in Psalm 127:1.

Ezekiel the Prophet

Ezekiel was one of the most remarkable prophets of the Old Testament, he was a priest…Ezekiel 1:3, and ‘a watchman unto the house of Israel’…Ezekiel 3:17. He was captive in Babylon from 597 BC. The duration of the captivity was the 70 years between 606-536 BC. His contemporaries were Daniel and Jeremiah.

Many of his visions and prophecies were accompanied by demonstrative, symbolic actions to accentuate his message. For example, he remained dumb for periods of time…Ezekiel 3:26; lay on his side for a year…Ezekiel 4:4; ate unclean and disgusting food…Ezekiel 4:14-15; shaved his head and beard…Ezekiel 5:1.

Ezekiel's Vision

Ezekiel's Vision, Raphael (1483-1520)

Ezekiel's Vision, Raphael (1483-1520)

Ezekiel’s Temple and Ordinances

  • Eze 43:9-11 KJV Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever. 10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern. 11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.

In my opinion, Ezekiel's vision was to shame Old Covenant Israel by reminding them of the presence of the Lord they had previously enjoyed, but lost through idolatry. Restoration was possible by returning to the Lord, the vision portrayed the blessings that awaited a repentant Old Covenant Israel after the Babylonian captivity.

The Restoration of Animal Sacrificies

Ezekiel's TempleChrist's Temple

Eze 44:11 KJV Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.

Heb 10:11-12 KJV And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

A Quote from John Gill's Exposition of the Bible

Hebrews 10:12 'for ever sat down on the right hand of God; as having done his work effectually, and that with acceptance; and therefore is placed as a token of honour at the right hand of God, where he sits enjoying rest, ease, and pleasure, and that for ever; all which is opposed to the priests rifice being effectual to take away sin, when theirs was not.'

On Animal Sacrifices

Dr Spargimino, SRM, wrote ‘These animal sacrifices are ritual—another kind of ritual—but ritual nevertheless. And there is still a place and function for ritual. In the Millennial Kingdom, the Lord Jesus Christ will rule with a rod of iron. The New Covenant theocracy promised by God will retain its distinctive Jewish features. After all, the Millennial Kingdom is about Israel. There is a promised land in which Israel dwells in peace and security. The Millennial Age is not the Church Age. We shouldn’t seek to understand its features in terms of the Church Age. During the Millennium, the Church Age is no more. Even though outward submission to these outward ceremonies and rituals will not be proof of a new heart, such ceremonies will exhibit a spirit of submission to the government of the Millennial King, the Lord Jesus Christ.’ Dr Spargimino, Southwest Radio Ministry

I am astonished by this statement and embarrassed to admit I once encouraged Dispensationalism. For Christians to consent to such a teaching is beyond the pale. Alarm bells should be ringing in ears of every Christian who accedes to Dispensationalism's doctrine. Consider this scenario, the Lord Jesus Christ (God the Son) the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, physically sitting in Jerusalem while thousands of animal sacrifices are offered by a Levitical priesthood, in a temple made with hands.

Restoration of the Levitical Priesthood

Ezekiel's TempleChrist's Temple

Eze 43:19 KJV And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.

Heb 7:15-17 KJV And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

According to Dispensationalism, at Christ's return our great High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, will step aside while the restored Levitical priesthood offer animal sacrifices in Ezekiel's temple.

Restoration of Circumcision

Ezekiel's Temple Christ's Temple

Eze 44:9 KJV Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.

Gal 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Christ made all things new. However, it is proposed by Dispensationalism that circumcision is reinstated during a future millennium period. Judaisers, Paul's great adversary, constantly undermined his teaching insisting circumcision should be incorporated into Christianity. Should born again believers endorse this doctrine? Certainly, not.

Except the LORD Build the House

  • Psa 127:1 KJV A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
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A Quote from Jamieson, Fausset, Brown

Psa 127:1-5 'The theme of this Psalm, that human enterprises only succeed by the divine blessing, was probably associated with the building of the temple by Solomon, its author. It may have been adopted in this view, as suited to this series especially, as appropriately expressing the sentiments of God’s worshippers in relation to the erection of the second temple.'

Model of the Tabernacle

Model of the Tabernacle in Timna Park Israel

Model of the Tabernacle in Timna Park Israel

Moses was Chosen and Commanded

  • Exo 36:1 KJV Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.

Moses, chosen of God...Psalm 106:23, received a detailed pattern and commandment to build the tabernacle. The Lord also imparted wisdom and understanding to the skilled workers assigned to the task…Exodus 25:9.

King Solomon Dedicates the Temple

King Solomon Dedicates the Temple at Jerusalem, James Tissot (1836-1902)

King Solomon Dedicates the Temple at Jerusalem, James Tissot (1836-1902)

Solomon was Chosen and Commanded

  • 1Ch 28:6 KJV And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.

Solomon built the temple because God chose and commanded him.

  • 1Ch 28:10-12 KJV Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it. 11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat, 12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:

Similar to Moses, the same criterion applied to David for the building of the temple with its treasures; in due course, he gave his son Solomon the pattern he had received from the Lord.

The Holy Spirit's Involvement

It is reasonable to assume that the Holy Spirit would have inspired and guided Zerubbabel in the building of Ezekiel’s Temple, had it been God's will.

Zerubbabel was Chosen and Commanded

  • Hag 2:23 KJV In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

God chose and commanded Zerrubabel to rebuild the temple.

Zerubbabel was to rebuild at the end of the Babylonian captivity. So why did he not build the temple Ezekiel saw in his vision, after all, he had the opportunity and the vacant site. The Lord neither commanded nor equipped him to build it.

It was in accordance with God’s plan and purpose that the second temple be of lesser stature in comparison to Solomon’s, to bring Israel to a place of humility and repentance.

  • Zec 4:6 KJV Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

The Holy Spirit was actively involved in the construction of each sanctuary.

Irrespective of his divine calling, Zerubbabel had many obstacles to overcome. However, the Word of the Lord to him was, ’Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts’.

  • Zec 4:9-10 KJV The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. 10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

A Quote from Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

Zechariah 4:10 ‘Who hath despised the day of small things? - The poverty, weakness, and unbefriended state of the Jews. It was said, “What do these feeble Jews?” “Will they build,” etc.? No. But God will build by them, and perfect his building too. And shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel - He is master builder under God, the grand architect. Those seven - are the eyes of the Lord - Either referring to his particular and especial providence; or to those ministering spirits, whom he has employed in behalf of the Jews, to dispense the blessings of that providence. See 2Ch_16:9 (note); Pro_15:3 (note); Zec_3:9 (note).’

Although it was smaller and less impressive, the Lord was pleased with the result.

  • Hag 2:3 KJV Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?

A Quote from Josephus Antiquities of the Jews

‘Now the priests and Levites, and the elder part of the families, recollecting with themselves how much greater and more sumptuous the old temple had been, seeing that now made how much inferior it was, on account of their poverty, to that which had been built of old considered with themselves how much their happy state was sunk below what it had been of old, as well as their temple. Hereupon they were disconsolate, and not able to contain their grief, and proceeded so far as to lament and shed tears on those accounts; but the people in general were contented with their present condition; and because they were allowed to build them a temple, they desired no more, and neither regarded nor remembered, nor indeed at all tormented themselves with the comparison of that and the former temple, as if this were below their expectations; but the wailing of the old men and of the priests, on account of the deficiency of the temple, in their opinion, if compared with that which had been demolished, overcome the sounds of the trumpets and the rejoicing of the people.’

There were those who lamented over its inferiority because they remembered Solomon’s magnificent temple, which was their pride and joy. After all, what would the neighbours think of them now!

Although the second temple lacked the furnishings and splendour of the original, the Lord Jesus Christ graced it with His presence during His ministry.

Model of Herod's Temple

Model of Herod's Temple (a renovation of the Second Temple) in the Israel Museum. It is unknown what the Second Temple looked like before this major renovation. Source:

Model of Herod's Temple (a renovation of the Second Temple) in the Israel Museum. It is unknown what the Second Temple looked like before this major renovation. Source:

Herod was not Chosen or Commanded!

  • Psa 127:1 KJV A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
  • Joh 2:20 KJV Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

The Lord did not choose or command Herod; his labour was therefore in vain. This is a lesson for those who tamper with the things of God.

Herod's motive was to win favour with the religious leaders, and strengthen his control over Judaea. However, the completion of his reconstructed temple was in AD 63, but it remained for only seven years!

Ezekiel's Temple

Why Did Jesus Never Mention Ezekiel’s Temple?

During my research, I failed to find any direct quotes from the Book of Ezekiel in the Gospels.

Jesus came to the Jews preaching the Kingdom of God and taught constantly about the many aspects of the Kingdom, often quoting from numerous Old Testament books. If the building of Ezekiel's temple was a major contributing factor in the overall plan and purpose of God, surely it is reasonable to expect Jesus to have quoted from Ezekiel.

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria, Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria, Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Jesus and the Temple

  • Joh 4:21-23 KJV Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Whether Jew, Samaritan or Gentile, an imminent transformation was about to take place that would have a profound effect on all the nations. The temple in Jerusalem would no longer be the focal point of worship.

Notice how imminent this change was, Jesus said ‘the hour cometh’, followed by ‘the hour cometh, and now is’. The fulfillment of His prediction took place during the lifetime of His generation, initially on the Day of Pentecost and absolutely at the inauguration of the New Covenant in AD 70. Old Covenant Israel ceased when the temple and Jerusalem were destroyed and the nation dispersed.

  • Joh 2:21-22 KJV But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

John 2:21 ‘temple of his body — in which was enshrined the glory of the eternal Word. (See on Joh_1:14). By its resurrection the true Temple of God upon earth was reared up, of which the stone one was but a shadow; so that the allusion is not quite exclusively to Himself, but takes in that Temple of which He is the foundation, and all believers are the “lively stones.” (1Pe_2:4, 1Pe_2:5).’

— Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentary

  • Mat 5:18 KJV For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Jesus fulfilled all the promises of the Law and the Prophets to Old Covenant Israel prior to it vanishing away…Hebrews 8:13. There is not ‘one jot or one tittle’ remaining to be fulfilled, including Ezekiel’s vision.



The Lord neither chose nor commanded anyone to construct Ezekiel’s temple.

It is not sound doctrinally for Dispensationalism to teach that because Ezekiel's temple has never been built, it must therefore be built in a future millennium. The same criterion applies as it did to the tabernacle of Moses, the temple of Solomon, and the temple of Zerubbabel; 'Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it'.

Heb 9:11 KJV But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

The Temple of the New Covenant Age is spiritual, not made with hands, in which worship in the Holy Spirit is an integral part.

Dispensationalism’s concept of temple worship during a millennium clearly contradicts and undermines the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.

What do you think?

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Jesus Never Mentioned the Millennium Reign

Jesus Never Mentioned the Millennium Temple

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Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on August 04, 2017:

Tony Muse

Thank you for your comment.

I have rewritten my Conclusion, please let me know if it is an improvement.

Tony Muse on August 04, 2017:

I rally enjoyed you article, even though it is quite old now. I constantly get bombarded by Dispensationalists who insist that it is prophetic that the Jews build a third temple as a precursor to the second coming. It is my opinion that Dispensationalism and movements like the Hebraic Roots Movement are an attempt Judaize Christianity, the issue that the Galatians faced has not gone away.

My question for you concerns you conclusion that Ezekiel'as temple is for the millennial age. Personally, I do not see in any New Testament writing that any temple will ever be required after the second coming, in fact, John said that there was no temple in the New Jerusalem.

I agree with you that the New Jerusalem is symbolic of the church, but what would be the purpose of any temple after Christ returns?


Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on March 03, 2014:

Antony Isaac Wells

Thank you for reading and commenting on my Hub.

I agree with your comment. The title of this Hub is:

'Why Did Jesus Never Mention the MILLENNIUM Temple'.

I make the point that Christ's temple is spiritual not material. In my opinion, there will not be a future physical temple on earth during the so-called Millennium, which is the popular view propagated by Dispensationalism.


Antony Isaac Wells on March 03, 2014:

Christians believe that the body of Christ is its temple, Christ always mentions his body so in essence he does mentions his temple which is his body!

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on December 04, 2013:


I agree. An interesting point about the second death, can you provide more information?

SwordofManticorE from Burlington on November 15, 2013:

Building a third physical temple out of stone will not glorify God. The Jewish religion is dead and gone. The book of revelations calls this the second death.

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on September 22, 2013:

Mike Clinton

Thank you for your comment and welcome to HubPages. I look forward to reading your Hub.

Mike Clinton from Hiawassee, Georgia on September 22, 2013:

I read your post because I am doing research for a similar article. I am convinced that Ezekiel's temple was an ideal Temple that could have been realized had the Jews repented. The context of the vision is the anniversary of the destruction of the previous temple. Returning to animal sacrifices, circumcision, and slavery flies in the face of the entire New Testament, particularly the Book of Hebrews. Thanks!

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 22, 2012:


I don't play games, my response to your comment on my Hub 'The End Times: The Ascension of Christ (In Like Manner) is in the comments section of that Hub.

I posted the above in response to your question.

r-o-y on July 22, 2012:

Searchinsany, you posted my response to your hub for a few moments and then you removed it, what’s going on, how are we going to have a discussion if you keep playing these games? It’s not looking good on your part! Be careful that you are not engaging in the game of deception!

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 22, 2012:


Sorry for the delay, I have now posted my reply on my Hub 'The End Times: The Ascension of Christ (In Like Manner).

r-o-y on July 22, 2012:

Searchinsany, yesterday you and I were discussing your hub, I responded to it after reading it, why have not approved my response? You seem to be ok with approving all the others.

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 22, 2012:


Thank you for your comment.

I agree. You have summarized my Hub very well, although I believe He has put all things under His feet. Many thanks for your contribution.

Disappearinghead from Wales, UK on July 22, 2012:

If there is a third temple it is the one Christ built of living stones; those that acknowledge him are the New Jerusalem, it isn't a literal city. Our bodies are that new temple that houses the spirit of God, for the kingdom of God is within us. Neither do I believe in a millennial reign as it serves no purpose; "it is finished" was his declaration and since then the kingdom from the rock that Daniel spoke of has continued to grow on Earth and will one day fill it. Jesus reigns until all things are put under his feet which says nothing about coming back to Earth.

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 21, 2012:


Thank you for your comment.

Sorry, I thought you were responding to my comment.

r-o-y gave some interesting insights, if he returns to this Hub I hope he elaborates more on his experience and background.

Carrie Bradshaw from Manhattan on July 21, 2012:

Though r-o-y and I don't see eye-to-eye on the 'Trinity" doctrine, my comment was in response to his. I do believe he believes Christ will return in bodily form to reign from Jerusalem for the millennium. He is not a Preterist, and nor am I, searchinsany.

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 21, 2012:


Thank you for your comment.

I trust all is well with you and yours.

CJ Sledgehammer on July 21, 2012:


Wow. You certainly have given us food for thought. I must admit, you have prepared your argument well.

This will take some time for me to digest all this information, because it is not something that I have ever thought about. :0)

Now, I will say this: I do not believe that Christ is going to work through Jerusalem and I do not believe He will have anything to do with their new temple.

I think Jesus was clear when He said, "My kingdom is not of this earth." So, if Jesus was right about that, then why are Christians hoping He is wrong?

May God be with you and yours - C.J. Sledgehammer

P.S. Voted up!!!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 19, 2012:

I have to wrap my head around that one. "Jesus is a false Messiah, and to elevate Him is idolotry?" Am I missing something or is this exactly what the Israelites did for centuries? "God will never be accepted in this generation"

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 19, 2012:


Thanks again for contributing to my hub, very interesting.

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 19, 2012:


Thanks again for commenting.

This may come as a shock, but I no longer believe Jesus will reign on this earth in bodily form for the Millennium, nor will He reign from Jerusalem.

My series of Hubs on the 'End Times' explain in detail why my view has dramatically changed. If you have time to read through them I am willing to answer any questions you may have.

Like you I place strong emphasis on the Scriptures and I try to support my claims solely from the Word of God.

Carrie Bradshaw from Manhattan on July 19, 2012:

I very much understand what you are saying. You do believe Jesus come back to reign on this earth, in bodily form, for the millennium, though, right? Will He not rule from Jerusalem? Certainly not from the dome, and as you say, not from this third temple. I suppose it's a mystery we will know when that time comes.

I'm not trying to set any dates - just because Netanyahu and the Temple Institute will rebuild the temple, which must be the one the antichrist sits in, proclaiming to be god, doesn't put me in the date-setter category. I do see signs of the times and I believe this third temple is yet another sign of the times.

r-o-y on July 19, 2012:

Hi Carrie Bradshaw, the first mistake I think you are making is to try to set a date for this event to take place. The second I think is that you not understand is that Jesus would never set on that throne because it is being built by the anti-Christ for the anti-Christ! Very people who are working to have this temple built admit that they are anti-Christ. This temple but for His enemy, the people who are the power behind the building of this temple admit that they do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, nor do they believe that Jesus is divine in any way, and anyone who believe that Jesus is who the [the savior of mankind] is idolaters. These people say that they will give their very lives to stand against this Jesus. If this is the case, how in the world could they build a temple to one they hate so much? The people who are in the process of laying plans to build this temple are to do away with the blood sacrifice of the blood of Jesus and reinstate the blood sacrifice of animals.

The main power behind the building of this temple is a man name Rabbi Chain Richman. He and his origination, The Temple Institute [Machon HaMikdash, in Hebrew], is an organization who’s soul purpose is to build this temple and reinstate the ritual of blood sacrifice. The Temple Institute is preparing objects for ritual worship in the temple. The Temple Institute have already produced over ninety items to be used in the temple. One of these items is the “Mizrak” which holds the blood from sacrificed animals. There is agreement among Judaism that the temple will be built, their disagreement is to whether or not it is to be built by human hand. They know that the finial temple is to be built by God, not man. So the one that is successful in building this temple will be recognize as the messiah. They know the scriptures but they have twisted it so much they don’t realize the one that build this must sit in it as their god. Just as they had twisted the scripture so much that they didn’t recognized Christ when he came the first time. They will not recognize the anti-Christ when he come, they will see him as their messiah. Through the “Ecumenical Movement” many are joining the anti-christ in building his temple. “And the whole world followed after the beast! Lets take look at what Rabbi Chain Richman had to say about Jesus:

“Many Christians pose the question, “why don’t you accept Jesus as the messiah?” But to us it is not a simple question of ‘accepting’ or not. Now first of all, before we even get off the grown in our discussion, we must realize that the concept ‘messiah’ seems to mean different things to us. Jews do not believe that the Messiah is part of G-d, or divine in any way, more than any other person. No indication of this can be found in the Old Testament, since this is not a Jewish concept. We look only to G-d for our salvation, and when the time comes for Him to bring the anointed king, then shall it happen…“We do not accept the notion that scripture “foretells” that G-d would robe Himself in flesh. We believe that this idea is very the embodiment of idolatry, and we must give our very live to make a stand against it… as indeed we Jews have always done through the ages.

This is from the man that is laying the foundation of the “Third Temple” now you tell me, is that anti-Christ or not? The man said he would give his very life to stand against Jesus.

No, Jesus have no part in the construction of this temple, nor would He rule from a temple that is built and dedicated to the anti-Christ!

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 19, 2012:


Thank you for your comment, it is always welcome.

I respect your view because I know you study the Scriptures, but can you provide scriptural support for your comment. There was a time when I would have agreed with you, but I no longer hold that view.

Carrie Bradshaw from Manhattan on July 19, 2012:

My thoughts on the third temple are this - Netanyahu is to take control of the temple mount by the end of this year, 2012, to rebuild their third temple. They are training their Levite priesthood on how to properly perform the sacrifices, etc.

We are told the Antichrist is to sit in the temple and proclaim himself as god and even do away with the sacrifices (cause them to cease).

Will that literal temple be destroyed, I don't know. Will the true Jesus reign from that temple in Jerusalem for the millennium? I would think so - without sacrifices, for sure.

The New Jerusalem that comes down from heaven is seen after the second resurrection and final judgment (post-millennium) and I believe it's to rest on the New Earth, our eternal dwelling place. I also believe that the New Jerusalem is the believers, for we are the temple made without hands, the dwelling place of God.

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 18, 2012:


Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate your encouragement.

r-o-y on July 18, 2012:

Excellently hub! May God continue to use you to bring truth to light!

God bless you

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 18, 2012:

I think we see time and again, that it is the intent of builders, prophets and teachers that creates a tribute to God or to another. If we build a temple and dedicate it to God or a statute of a sheep and dedicate it to God, we are in good shape.

I have been reading scripture for a long time and do not recall or think about any verse that says "if this then that". But man likes that kind of simplicity and so he concocts it in his own mind.

Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 18, 2012:


Thank you for your comment.

Disappearinghead from Wales, UK on July 18, 2012:


Alexander Gibb (author) from UK on July 18, 2012:


Thank you for your comment.

I agree, but don't fully understand your point, can you elaborate.

Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on July 18, 2012:

We have to keep in mind that most of what Ezekiel writes is prophetic scripture dealing mostly with the arrival of the Messiah.

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