Ezekiel 40-48 Temple Prophecy Essay
This writer believes that the Bible is the Word of God, it is divine authority, it is infallible, (John 10:35) and is absolute sufficiency (Galatians 1:8-9) This writer also believes in its unlimited inerrancy and that “it is God breath” (2 Timothy 3:16), and that this prophecy of Ezekiel 40-48 should be understood literally if one is to get the correct understanding, after all, it is a very precise prophecy of a very real future physical temple.
Supporting specifics in the Ezekiel passage
Firstly, Ezekiel 40-48 temple prophecy is very detailed and well-articulated and it’s an actual future tangible temple that is just as literal as that of Solomon’s Temple (1 Chronicles 22:14-15), “ that was filled with the glory of the Lord” …show more content…
4:6) and it will be this same Jesus who will return and fill the house of God on earth; this is what the prophet sees in his vision (Ezekiel 43:1-5), and not only will His glory fill the house, but will also fulfill these words of the Lord Jesus “"As I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the only Begotten." (Numbers 14:21)
For those who believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, also believe that all of the prophecies are accurate. Those who consider it as a failed prophecy, perhaps never considered the fact that God’s promises are conditional. When people fail to meet the conditions; then they fail to activate the promise, likewise, when they meet the conditions, they will see the promise come to pass.
There were other Old Testament prophets, who like Ezekiel, saw a millennial Temple, such as, Joel (3:18), Isaiah (2:3; 60:13); Haggai (2:7,9) and Daniel (9:24). Also, according to the Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Ezekiel’s Temple is definitely a prophecy for the Millennium. Provided are two supporting views: the first is the six gates described in Ezekiel’s Temple; they didn’t exist in previous temples. The second view deals with the allotted land of the twelve tribes (Ezekiel 47-48) which hasn’t been fulfilled or seen thus far.
New Testament impacting my understanding of this Old Testament