Revelation 11 pt 1

Revelation 11 pt 1

Revelation 11:1  ‘I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the worshippers there.’

It is well-understood that the act of measuring something with a rod is to bestow value and importance. 

One could argue here, perhaps tenuously, that the temple of God represents God the Father himself and the altar represents Christ Jesus, crucified upon the altar of the cross for our sins. The worshippers then would clearly stand for those who worship the Trinity, possibly down through the ages.

Many would assert here that the temple speaks of the Third Temple that will be built in the end-times in Jerusalem. 

There has always been a great expectation that a Third Temple will be built although there are clear challenges to hurdle, not least the opposition of other world religions that hold political control over the Temple Mount.

Certain Jewish groups most notably the Temple Institute have thoroughly prepared themselves for the daily sacrifices to commence once more. They have gathered and built the architecture needed. An enormous temple structure need not be built, a simple tent-like structure like the tabernacle would suffice.

Political wrestling goes on regarding the future development of the Temple and the will and expectation in certain camps grows more acutely with every passing year. 

As ever, one may conclude that the date of the building of this Temple will be in Sovereign hands.

Tomorrow we explore the biblical reality of the building of this actual temple.

Thank you for reading this.

and previously:

  • Revelation 16:1 Painful Sores
    And so we enter into a grim and melancholy chapter. There is little cheer to be found here. Those who have taken the mark of the beast, hoping to find some form of reward or relief, and having surrendered their soul to the worship of the beast in some shape or form, now find themselves reaping a bitter harvest of ugly and painful sores. 
  • Revelation 15:8 Holiness
    Please click image and scroll down to see full picture. Once again, these precious verses remind us that God moves in heavenly righteousness. The seven angels are dressed in robes of perfect holiness and they carry the seven plagues that will purge and cleanse this corrupted world. The temple is filled with the glory of God as He brings perfect holiness and righteousness to bear down on this earth. 
  • Revelation 15:3 A Deeper Understanding
    Please click image to reaf full post and scroll down. If you struggle with the horror of Revelation then you are certainly not alone. The absolute horror reflects the weight of sin that has corrupted man to the core.  But as we embrace these sacred truths, they will bring us deeper, far deeper than ever before, into an understanding of the heart, into an understanding of the perfect holiness of God. 
  • Revelation 15:3 Moses and Jesus
    Please tap image to see full post The mention of both Moses and Jesus the Lamb in the same sentence strengthens the idea that Jesus will be the perfect Moses, who will deliver Israel, imprisoned or exiled by the antichrist and lead them victoriously back to Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 15:1 Glass and Fire
    The bitterness of martyrdom gives way to eternal celebration. Their victory has always been dependent upon the strength that God provides and this is reflected in the harps given to them by God.  And what a glorious celebration. The enemy has been defeated and the bowls of wrath will bring this evil age to a conclusion. The joy of eternity awaits! 
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