This Temple was never an actual building. It foreshadows the true Temple of God – the body of Jesus Christ, His Church. It is a shadow of the Temple in Jerusalem Above. (See the book of Hebrews) Ezekiel had seen the destruction of the Temple Below. God gave Ezekiel a vision of a new Temple, similar yet very different to that destroyed. In this new Temple the Glory would return forever (Ezekiel 43:7). The spirit of this prophecy is the testimony of Jesus. (Rev 19:10b)
Whether we are doors or jambs or side rooms, windows or vestibules or steps – We are part of the true temple of God (See Stuart Snr’s notes for this passage), hallelujah!
“As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
* Father God,
Thank You that we are each a part of your holy temple, each segment important and ordered and thought of by You!
Thank You that through Jesus we are living stones, built up in You and for Your glory.