A New Temple With Holiness (Ezekiel 44-46)

The final vision given to Ezekiel is a vision of a glorious new temple filled with God’s glory. We noted in our prior lesson that this vision was never looked by the people in the scriptures as the instructions for building a new temple when they return to the land. The Lord was pointing to a glorious reality when the glory of the Lord would come from the east, place his feet in Jerusalem, and fill the temple with his glory (43:6-9). Jesus proclaimed himself to be the new temple in John 2. John 1 declares that Jesus is the glory of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). The apostle Paul also proclaimed Jesus to be the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:7-8). To miss that Jesus is the temple that this vision is pointing to is to imply that Jesus is insufficient as our glorious temple as he proclaimed that he was for the world…

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