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“Sound the End” – part 12

Week #43
Sunday, October 27, 2013 … In the year of our LORD
Progressive Christianity – Progressive Revelation
“The Revelation of Jesus The Christ – Christ’s Ministry to His Church”
~ Part 12 ~
“…Let The Trumpets Sound The End:
Preparation For Trumpet 7 –
The Temple Of God…”
Definitions / Study Helps
  • Measuring Rod“Measuring Rod” refers to a reed like plant that grew in the Jordan Valley
    to a height of fifteen to twenty feet. It had a stalk that was hollow and lightweight. Yet, it was rigid enough to be used as a walking staff or to be shaved down into a pen. Because they were long, light-weight, and sturdy the stick (rods) made ideal measuring rods. In Ezekiel’s vision such a rod was used to measure the Millennial temple. – (Ezekiel 40:3-43:17)
  • Temple – There are two Greek words in the Bible for temple. They are:
    1. Hieron: This comes from a word meaning “holy, hallowed, or consecrated,” and was used of earthly things devoted or dedicated by man to a god. It was later used in the New Testament to designate the temple in Jerusalem. It includes the entire sacred enclosure with its portico, court, and other subordinate buildings. It is never used figuratively. However, the word that is used in Revelation 11 is.
    2. Naos: This refers to the inner sanctuary, it’s composed of the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place. Only priests could lawfully enter. Naos was used among heathen to denote a shrine containing the idol (Acts 17:24 & 19:24). When referring to the Jerusalem temple, Josephus, Philo, the Septuagint, and the New Testament always distinguished hieron from naos. After describing the building of naos by Solomon, Josephus wrote: “Outside the temple (naos) he constructed a sacred enclosure (hieron) in the form of a square.”
    So the reference here is not to the entire temple, but the inner temple complex that was made up of the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. The altar is probably the brazen altar, this is the place where the Jews offered their sacrifices. The Hebrew root word for altar is sacrifice.
Primary Verses
• Revelation 11:1-2
Related Verses:
• 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
• 2 Corinthians 6:15-17
• Daniel 9:27
• Ezekiel 40
• Luke 21:24
• Mark 13:14-15
• Matthew 24:12-15
• Revelation 13:1-18
• Zechariah 2 & 12:2-3
((To gain the most from these questions, use your Bible. Rather than creative thinking, seek the Word of God for sound truths.))

  1. What is the difference between the inner court and the outer court of the temple?
  2. Christians are the temple of God living in this present world. Use the scripture, Old and New Testament, to seek what this means and how it shapes our lives.

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Sermon Notes
  1. The Jews are now trying to rebuild their “Temple.”
  2. Temple means, “A Holy place dedicated to God.”
  3. The new Temple is believed to be built beside the “Dome of the Rock” in the Great Tribulation.
  4. As Christians, God has made us His new Temple.
  5. God has a standard for worship.
  6. The media is corrupting the Temple of God inside of us.
  7. The Anti-christ will use the media to win the world’s trust in him.
  8. The outer court of the Temple was where the Gentiles worshiped God.
  9. The inner court of the Temple was where the Christians worshiped God.
  10. We must not seek to please our flesh and what it discerns as truth, but ask God for help.

“May the peace of God be with you always.
Our Holy Father in Heaven Your love, grace, sacrifice, and will has made us Your present day temple.
Forgive us for our profaning of Your sacred dwelling place and teach us how to be Your purified temple.
We pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, our Lord.”

~ Amen ~

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