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The Temple Rebuilt?

2 Thes. 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means; for except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Thes. 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is Elohim, or that is worshiped; so that he as Elohim sitteth in the temple of Elohim, shewing himself that he is Elohim.

We are the temple. The Body of Messiah, all believers and followers of Messiah are the Holy Temple wherein the Spirit of Elohim dwells. THIS is the temple in which the anti-Messiah wishes to sit and proclaim himself to be elohim: “so that he as Elohim sitteth in the temple of Elohim, shewing himself that he is Elohim.”

Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in Elohim

Eph. 2:22 whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of Elohim through the Spirit.

As Ephesians tells us, we are all fit together as the Holy Temple. If the Body of a believer is the Temple then Satan has succeeded, in large part, in sitting within the Temple and proclaiming himself to be “god” when that believer rises on Sunday, or any other “holiday” of the modern church, and attends services that worship him.

Satan accomplishes this by convincing people that the “law” (Torah) is done away with, that the Sabbath and Feasts are no more and has instituted new forms of worship that have been deemed an abomination by Yahweh. He has “opposed” all things of Yahweh and has “exalted” himself above all things of Yahweh by removing all things of Yahweh from the church. He has somehow convinced the people that an unchanging Yahweh has changed all that He had put in place. He has therefore, installed himself in the MINDS of believers as “god” for unbeknownst to them, they worship him through these observances that have been instituted within the “church.”

All it takes is one look at the Christian churches around the world and we see that in each and every one there is practiced observances that Yahweh had expressly stated we should not use to worship Him. It is apparent that the entire “church body” had been infiltrated by wolves at some point in the past and directed or guided the “church” to this false form of worship. We are told in the New Testament that these wolves were already working within the church. As time passed their activity escalated.

“The new Christians were, as far as thinking and habits went, the same old pagans… Their surge into the churches did not wipe out paganism. On the contrary, hordes of baptized pagans meant that paganism had diluted the moral energies of organized Christianity to the point of impotence.”
[Centuries of Christianity: A Concise History, p. 58]

As the ages have passed the more concrete evidences have been lost to history, purposely removed or hidden. Reintroducing truthful doctrine then becomes a difficult task as the MINDS of believers, having been subjected their entire lives to false doctrines and observances, are not easily persuaded of these truths. The evidence available is sufficient to support the premise that the application of the former observances are very much doctrinal truth for todays believing Christian and should be adhered to. However, some of the erroneous doctrine appears to share equal footing in evidence as time has allowed for changes in doctrine to support changes in translations or elimination of scripture altogether.

The greatest obstacle to overcome is the centuries of tradition which has instilled in men an almost absolute rigidity in doctrinal beliefs. In further support of these doctrines it is advanced that because these observances have come from so far in the past, being passed down from generation to generation, that they must be correct. And this is accepted even though many scriptural passages and historical facts can prove the error without doubt.

The MIND of man has been trained to accept false doctrine as truth thus substantiating that Satan has seated himself as “god” within the Temple (the body/mind of the believer). More evidence of this fact is substantiated by teachings regarding the Holy Observances of the Sabbaths and Feasts of Yahweh in comparison with current holidays observed by Christian churches around the world.

In Heb. 9:11 we are told: “But Messiah being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, this is to say, not of this building;” supporting the fact that the Temple is not made with hands and not a building.

Throughout the Word can be found verses that demonstrate that the Temple resides within, and is, the body of believers. The Temple is not just spiritual in nature because the Temple is housed within the physical body of believers, making it a physical structure “not built by hands.” I feel no need to continue on this course as it is abundantly apparent that the Temple is now found within the body of the true church and this is easily confirmed by search of scripture.

Knowing all of this: How is it that so many people still believe that it is necessary for a Temple to be built in Jerusalem and that a man, known as the “son of perdition,” will walk in, seat himself and proclaim himself to be “god” within that Temple?

 I believe that time is much shorter than most believe. There will not be a temple built in Jerusalem. They may begin to build, but it will never be completed before Messiah comes.

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February 15, 2014 Posted by | Anti-Christ, End Times, Prophecy, Religion, Temple | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Has the Christian Church Destroyed Gods Sanctuary?

The Bible tells us of a deception that will come upon the world. (Dan. 11:31; Dan. 8:12-13; Dan. 7:21-25). The anti-Christ will place himself in Yahweh’s Temple claiming to be God Himself.

2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

The law of God will be shown to expose the anti-Christ and to save the world from this deception (Eph 5:13; Eph 6:13-18). The Ark of the Covenant is made up of two parts. (Exo. 25:21; 32:15; 34:28). The bottom part is called the Ark of the Testimony because it contained the Testimony of God, the 10 Commandments. (Exo. 25:17-21; Lev. 16: 15-16). The top part is called the “Mercy Seat,” the place for Atonement. The Law and Atonement, or Mercy, are the two main parts of God’s covenant with mankind. That’s where we get the name “The Ark of the Covenant.” (Heb. 10:16-18; Heb. 9:14-15; John 14:20-21).

In the Bible, we are told that the Sanctuary is made according to a design in heaven. The one built on earth is a symbol of God’s plan of salvation and Yahshua’s Priestly Ministry. (Psalms 20:2; Heb. 8:2-6). Paul describes in his letter to the Jews that Yahshua is our High Priest in heaven and the earthly priesthood has ended. (Heb. 9:11-12; Heb. 9:24). But a more excellent priesthood and a greater and more perfect tabernacle began when the earthly services ended. That’s where Yahshua goes with His own Blood when He intercedes to God for people just like the High Priest did with the blood of the sacrificial lamb for the Israelites. (Lev. 16:16; 16:30).

The Bible tells us that Yahshua is our High Priest, our ONLY Mediator and our only way to salvation. (1 Tim. 2:5; Acts 4:12; John 14:6). And that He is the head of the assembly (church) on earth. He is our King. (Col. 1:18; 1 Cor 3:11; Rev. 1:18-20; 1 Cor 10:4; Matt. 16:16-18). It also says that He has the keys of death and of hell.

After Yahshua went into the heavenly sanctuary, God would not allow the earthly one to be rebuilt. It has been almost 2000 years since it was destroyed and the Jews, to this day, have still never been able to rebuild it. (Matt. 23:27-39; Matt. 24:1-2; Ezek. 44:1-2; Matt. 12:6; Heb.8:13). It IS NOT the Jewish Temple that the anti-Christ will place himself in. When Christ went into the heavenly sanctuary, Gods Sanctuary was to change from being physical to being spiritual. Paul said that now, the assembly, every believer, is Gods temple on earth. (John 2:19-21; 2 Cor. 6:16; 1 Peter 2:19; 1 Cor. 3:16-17). It is exactly this temple that anti-Christ wants to place himself in and seeks to destroy. (John 4:23; Acts 5:29, 32). We are the temple in which anti-Christ wants to show that he is god. (2 Thess. 2:3-4, 8:12; Rev. 13:7-8; Dan. 13:12-13). That means that anti-Christ wants to be the leader in our spiritual conscience, precisely the place that Christ should have in our life as High Priest. (John 15:10; 1 John 2:3-4; Acts 5:29; Rev. 13:14-19).

In the Bible there is only one law giver, God. Any who seeks to be man’s spiritual lawgiver places himself in Gods stead and shows himself as if he is God. (Matt. 7:15; Dan. 11:32; Acts 20:29). He doesn’t do this in open rebellion against God but in a false Christian disguise.

2 Cor. 11:13-15 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

We are God’s Temple and the Sanctuary shows Christ’s work of salvation and His sanctification of us. (John 2:19-21; 2 Cor. 6:16; 1 Thess. 4:7). This is the work that Christ does for us and in us and the anti-Christ seeks to destroy. (Luke 5:32; Heb. 4:15-16; Col. 3:1-10; Tit. 2:12). To make this happen, the anti-Christ must take the role of the High Priest amongst God’s children. Then, systematically destroy their salvation. (Jer. 25:35; Isa. 9:16; 2 Thess. 2:8-12).

Yahshua did away with the earthly sanctuary when He instigated the heavenly sanctuary and His own High Priestly service. (Heb. 7:11-28, 10:19-21). The anti-Christ heaps contempt on Christs heavenly sanctuary and set up their own earthly sanctuary instead. (2 Thess. 2:4; 2 Tim. 4:3). Today, the anti-Christ is regarded as the highest Christian leader on earth. He holds the majority of Christian support in the world. Even leaders of other religions have bowed before his throne and dressed in black attire, a sign of submission. (Rev. 13:7-9, 17:4-6; Matt. 7:15). He claims to have been given all power and to dictate what is and is not the truth. The Pope also regards it his privilege to correct mistakes in God’s law and present a new and better law. (2 Thess. 2:14; Dan. 7:25; John 7:18). He calls himself “Father” and the “Vicar of Christ,” or “he who stands in the place of Christ.” (Matt. 23:9; Isa. 44:6-8, 42:8).

This is what the Pope and the Catholic church have done to Gods’ sanctuary while they claim to stand in the place of Christ. They have destroyed every symbol in Christs sanctuary. (Dan. 8:12-13; 2 Thess. 2:4; Heb. 10:19-21; 1 John 4:3).

The Catholic church gives you the option to pray to Mary, the Saints and even Priests for them to mediate between you and Yahweh. But these are false mediators that do not even possess the authority that they claim to have. Thus they hinder many people from having a relationship with the True High Priest. (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 4:14-16; Acts 4:12).

The Bible tells us that forgiveness is only through Christ’s Blood and His Sacrifice. (Heb. 9:22, 9:28). This symbolizes the burnt offering. The Catholic people try to obtain forgiveness through pilgrimages, rosary beads and indulgences but Christ said that those who are not born of spirit and water will not see the kingdom of God. (Rev. 18:11-13; Gal. 2:4, 3:2; Acts 8:20; Eph. 2:8).

The symbol of baptism is a good conscience towards God and a putting away of your old life. A new birth and a new life after the sin is taken away. (John 3:3-5; 1 Peter 3:21; Rom. 6:4; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 John 1:9). The Catholic church has destroyed these symbols as well as their very meanings. When they substituted adult baptism with infant baptism the symbolism was destroyed resulting in the unbelief of many Christians. (Mark 7:7-9; Gal. 1:6-9; Matt. 15:9; James 4:7-4; Rom. 12:1-2; Col. 3:1-10). The meaning of their so-called conversion and beginning of a new life was totally lost. Yahshua says that God’s Kingdom begins inside us. In the sanctuary we find how God’s symbols sets His Kingdom inside us while we are here on earth. (Luke 17:20; Matt. 6:33; Heb. 10:20).

The Showbread represents God’s Word. Yahshua, as High Priest, makes sure that He enlightens us with the scripture. (John 1:14, 6:26, 48; Luke 4:4). The Catholic church has heaped doubts upon the Word and laid aside portions of it regarding it as unnecessary. They have also added extra books to the Bible. (Rev. 22:18-19; Mark 7:19; John 10:35; Eph. 6:17; Heb. 4:12). During the dark ages the people were not even permitted to read the Bible. Many people were burned at the stake for just copying and distributing it. (John 15:20-21, 16:2-3; Rev. 17:6, 12:17, 13:7).

The Candle Stick (Menorah) represents God’s Congregation and the Holy Spirit. The conditions for receiving the Holy Spirit are obedience to the commandments of God. (Rev. 1:20; John 14:15-17; 1 Cor. 3:16; John 14:21; Acts 5:23; Rom. 8:7-10). But by changing the commandments they have denied people the opportunity of receiving this blessing that Yahshua, as our High Priest, has the power to give us.

The altar of incense represents prayer. The Bible says that “He that turneth his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination.” (Proverbs 28:9). By turning millions of people away from the True Law they have sabotaged many of their prayers to God (Rev. 5:8, 8:4; John 15:7; Hos. 4:16; Prov. 28:9; 2 Thess. 2:9-11) and thus opens the way for Gods arch enemy to answer them instead. Yet they still believe that they have Gods favor. (Rev. 16:13-14; Isa. 29:13, 51:4, 42:4, 24:5-6).

The Ark of the Covenant represents Gods covenant, the atoning blood and the law. (Heb. 9:4, 9:12). But the Catholic church has removed the 2nd Commandment and changed the 4th. (Dan. 7:25; Isa. 24:56; Matt. 7:21-23; James 2:10). They changed the Saturday Sabbath, the day that God sanctified, to Sunday. That way they have tricked people into thinking they have not sinned when, in fact, they have broken His commandment. (Rom. 2:11-13; 1 John 3:4, 1:8-10, 2:1-4). Thus they have hindered people from receiving the atoning blood and are still under Gods Judgment. The majority of Christian Denominations have cast away Gods plan of salvation in favor of a corrupt and distorted Gospel. (Gal. 1:6-7; 2 Peter 3:14-17; Rev. 19:20; Jer. 5:31).

Yahshua died so that we do not have to die an eternal death. (John 3:14-16; Rom. 8:11). He died so that we could eat the fruit of the Tree of Life and have eternal life. (Rev. 22:14; Rev. 2:7). And He died because He refused to give us up even though His own law condemned us to die. (Rom. 5:8; 1 John 4:19; John 15:9). Because He could not remove the law without permitting sin in the universe, (Matt. 5:17-18; Rom. 3:31; John 12:50, 15:10), because the demands of the law should last forever, Christ had to take our place. (Gen. 22:13-14; John 1:29; Gal. 3:19).

This is the most amazing plan that has ever been put into action in the history of the world. (1Peter 1:20; Gal. 4:4-7; Col. 1:25-29). No one in the universe would have to lose any respect for God or His Law and Order. Sin would be eradicated and a substitute would die in place of the sinner. (1 Col. 4:9; Dan. 7:9-10; Rev. 22:12-15). Thus, neither the law nor mankind would have to be destroyed. (John 12:46-48; Exodus 34:6-7; Isa. 59:20).

Let Yahshua be your only High Priest because He is faithful. Cling to His Priestly Ministry (Heb. 2:18-17, 3:6; Rom. 8:34; 1 Peter 3:22; Col. 3:1) because no other priest and no other sanctuary leads to salvation. (Acts 4:12; 1 Tim. 2:4-5). If Yahshua is your High Priest and only Savior – you’re safe and God will take care of you. That same God who sent His Son because He Loves You. (Rom. 8:31-39).

If we begin to look for the Temple in Jerusalem as a sign of the end times then we will never see the end coming. Each one of us is a Temple/Sanctuary. And it is in our conscience that the anti-Christ wishes to sit as God.

It is apparent to me that he sits as God in the conscience of many men. There are so many that are vehemently against His Word, His Torah. A simple matter of discussing the day of worship will turn some people into raving madmen because they stand so strongly with their Christian Church that they will not have their practices maligned… regardless that those practices fly in the face of Gods Instructions which His Son faithfully followed and repeatedly told us to follow also.

I have seen the evidence of the anti-Christ sitting in the Temple and proclaiming himself to be God. It is evident that we are already in the “last days.”

I am not looking for the Temple in Jerusalem to be rebuilt. I believe the next Temple in Jerusalem will be the one that Yahweh brings down from heaven. We are almost mid-way through the tribulation that so many have waited for and they haven’t even noticed.

1 John Chapter 5:

5 Who is the one overcoming the world except the one who believes that Yahshua is the Son of YAHWEH?

6 This is the One coming through water and blood, Yahshua Messiah; not by the water only, but by the water and the blood.

7 And the Spirit is the One witnessing, because the Spirit is the truth.

8 And there are three who bear witness: The Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three are united.

9 If we accept the testimony of men, how much greater is the testimony of YAHWEH; because this is the testimony of YAHWEH which He has testified about His Son:

10 The one believing in the Son of YAHWEH has the testimony in himself. The one not believing YAHWEH has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony which YAHWEH has testified concerning His Son.

11 And this is the testimony: That YAHWEH gave us everlasting life, and this life is in His Son.

12 The one having the Son has life. The one not having the Son of YAHWEH does not have life.

 

January 13, 2014 Posted by | Anti-Christ, Bible, Bible Prophecy, Christianity, Covenant, High Priest, Messiah, Obedience, Religion, Sabbath, Salvation, Sanctuary, Sin, Temple, Torah, Yahshua, Yahweh | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment