The Millennial Temple – Ezekiel 40-47

I. Introduction to this prophecy

a. It is the Jerusalem temple prior to captivity

b. It is the Jerusalem temple after the captivity

c. It is the ideal temple that should have been built

d. It symbolizes the spiritual blessings of the church

e. It is a temple to be built in the future

II. The setting of the vision

a. The location of the temple

Isaiah 2:1-2 (NASB) The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the Lord Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it. 

Isaiah 2:3 (NASB) And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 

b. The tour guide of the temple

c. The purpose for seeing the temple

III. The details of the courtyards and temple 

a. The gates and courts surrounding the temple

b. The chambers surrounding the temple

c. The inner court of the temple complex

d. The temple proper

e. The interior of the temple

f. The throne room

g. The temple river

Revelation 22:1-2 (NASB) Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 

Psalms 1:3 (NASB) He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. 


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