Ezekiel 40-43 (The Daily Walk Bible).

What about this new temple? Here is one summation: “This vision was not fulfilled in the return from Babylon. It is clearly a prediction of the Messianic Age. Some interpret it literally as meaning that the 12 tribes will one day again inhabit the land and be distributed as here indicated, that the temple will be rebuilt literally in all particulars as here specified, and that there will be literal animal sacrifices. They call it ‘the millennial temple.’ Others interpret it figuratively and take the vision to be a metaphorical preview of the whole Christian era under the image of a revived, restored, and glorified nation. This temple of Ezekiel’s vision, with its courts, arrangements, and furnishings, follows roughly, though with many variations, the general plan of Solomon’s temple. God was to live in this temple ‘forever’ (43:7). This can hardly be said of a literal, material temple. It must be a figurative representation of something, since Jesus, in John 4:21–24, abrogated temple worship and there will be no temple in heaven (Revelation 21:22)” (Halley’s Bible Handbook).

Regardless of what you believe about the temple, thanks be to God that he already dwells in His people forever! “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

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