Restoration - Will There be a Restored Temple?
Will There Be a Restored Temple?
The three major dwelling places of God on the earth are the Tabernacle of Moses, the Temple of Solomon and the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The former two have served their purpose and have accordingly been laid aside. The third is extant and will yet prove to be the greatest of the three.
Each succeeding structure was designed the house the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
When Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary, the veil in the temple was rent, thus exposing the Most Holy Place in the temple for the very first time.
Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Desolate means bereft of the presence of God. God had forsaken the temple. God had destroyed the temple.
Now, should God rebuild this temple and reinstigate animal sacrifices in lieu of the blood of His only Son, he would become a transgressor! God is NOT a transgressor.
Galatians 2:18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil in the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Its is said that the veil was a hand-breadth thick (six inches), was 60 feet high, and upon its rending, was sought to be repaired by the priests.
You simply can not repair what God has destroyed. You can not rebuild what God has cursed.
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.