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Lesson #54

RETURN TO SYLLABUS

REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING
LESSON #54
RELIGION AND WORSHIP IN THE MILLENNIUM

  • MEMORY VERSE: ISAIAH 66:23
  • MILLENNIAL RELIGION AND WORSHIP:
    • THERE WILL BE A NEW TEMPLE (EZE 40-48)
      • SOME THINK THE OLD WAILING WALL WHICH IS THE OLD WESTERN WALL OF SOLOMON’S TEMPLE WILL BE USED FOR THE NEW TEMPLE HAVING WITHSTOOD EARTHQUAKES OF THE TRIBULATION. THERE IS NO GATE IN THIS WALL AND THERE WILL BE NO GATE IN THE WESTERN WALL OF THE NEW MILLENNIAL TEMPLE. IT WILL BE LOCATED IN WHAT WILL BE CALLED THE “HOLY OBLATION” PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED. IT WILL BE ON A MOUNTAIN. (ZEC 6:12) EZE 37:26 TELLS US THAT THE MESSIAH WILL BUILD THE TEMPLE.
    • GOD’S FULFILLMENT OF HIS TEMPLE
      • =1= THE TABERNACLE WAS THE FIRST BUILDING OF WORSHIP. 1500-1000 BC (EXO 40)
      • =2= SOLOMON’S TEMPLE 1000-586 BC. (1KIN 8)
        • THIS TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED IN 587 BC.
      • =3A= ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE 516-70 AD (EZR 6 JOH 2)
        • THIS TEMPLE WAS DESECRATED BY ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES IN168 BC.
        • JEWISH THEOLOGY DISCOUNTS THIS TEMPLE AS UNIMPORTANT.
      • =3B= HEROD’S TEMPLE. THE TEMPLE WAS LATER REBUILT BY KING HEROD IN 64 BC. AND LATER DESTROYED BY THE ROMANS IN 70 AD.
        • JEWISH THEOLOGY COUNTS THIS TEMPLE AS IMPORTANT
      • =4=THE TEMPLE OF THE BODY OF JESUS 4 BC – 30 AD(JOH 2:21)
      • =5= THE SPIRITUAL TEMPLE–THE CHURCH FROM PENTECOST TO THE RAPTURE(ACT 2 1THE 4)
        • THE WHOLE UNIVERSAL CHURCH WHICH IS THE BODY OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST (EPH 2:21)
        • THE LOCAL CHURCH WHICH IS A PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST (1COR 3:16-17)
        • THE INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. (1COR 6:19)
      • =6= THE TRIBULATION TEMPLE (REV 11 ZEC 6:12)
        • THIS TEMPLE EXISTS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD TO THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
      • =7= THE MILLENNIAL TEMPLE
        • THIS TEMPLE WILL EXIST FOR 1000 YEARS.(EZE 40-48 JOE 3:18 ISA 2:3 ISA 60:13 DAN 9:24 HAG 2:7,9)
        • THEN IT WILL BE DESTROYED BY FIRE AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE TEMPLE (2PET 3:10-14 REV 21:1,22)
    • A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE OLD TESTAMENT TEMPLES AND THE MILLENNIAL TEMPLE:
OLD TESTAMENT TEMPLES THE MILLENNIAL TEMPLE
THERE WAS A VEIL BETWEEN THE HOLY PLACE AND THE HOLY OF HOLIES THERE WILL BE NO VEIL AS IT WAS TORN IN TWO BY GOD AT THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST. (MAT 27:51 HEB 10:20)
THE TABLE OF SHEWBREAD THERE IS NO TABLE OF SHEWBREAD AS CHRIST IS THE LIVING BREAD OF LIFE AND IS PRESENT ON EARTH. (JOH 6:31 1COR 10:16)
THE GOLDEN LAMPSTAND THERE IS NO LAMPSTAND AS CHRIST IS THE LIGHT OF THE MILLENNIAL WORLD (JOH 8:12)
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT THERE IS NO MENTION OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OR A MERCY SEAT FOR CHRIST IS THE COVENANT AND THE MERCY
THE EAST GATE WAS OPEN THE EAST GATE IS CLOSED (EZE 44:2)IT IS A MARK OF HONOR TO AN EASTERN KING. THE GLORY OF GOD DEPARTED FROM THIS GATE. (EZE 10:18-19) AND THE GLORY WILL NEVER DEPART AGAIN.
THE ALTAR OF INCENSE THERE WILL BE NO ALTAR OF INCENSE. INCENSE IS A SYMBOL OF PRAYER BUT NOW THERE WILL BE FACE TO FACE COMMUNICATION WITH CHRIST.
THERE WAS NO TABLE OF WOOD THERE WILL BE A TABLE OF WOOD WHICH REPRESENTS THE COMMUNION TABLE FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT AGE. (EZE 41:22). WITH CHRIST PRESENT ON EARTH, THERE WILL BE PERFECT COMMUNION WITH HIM.
THERE WAS NO THRONE IN THE TEMPLE AS CHRIST WAS NOT PRESENT AS A KING THERE WILL BE A THRONE WHERE CHRIST HAS COME TO RULE. (EZE 43:7-12)
AN ALTAR OF SACRIFICE WITH PRIESTLY RITUAL AND A HIGH PRIEST THERE WILL BE AN ALTAR OF SACRIFICE WITH PRIESTLY RITUAL (EZE 43:13-18).THERE WILL BE NO HIGH PRIEST AS CHRIST FULFILLS THAT ROLE.
    • THE PURPOSE OF THE MILLENNIAL TEMPLE:
      • THE TEMPLE WILL DEMONSTRATE GOD’S HOLINESS AND A UNIFIED SYSTEM OF WORSHIP.(ISA 45:23)
        • THERE IS A HOLINESS OF LAND, CITY, TEMPLE, AND PEOPLE (ISA 24:23)
      • THE TEMPLE WILL BE A DWELLING PLACE FOR THE DIVINE GLORY OF GOD. (ISA 40:5)
        • THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BE PRESENT (ISA 44:3-6)
      • THE TEMPLE WILL PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF CHRIST’S SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS.
      • THE TEMPLE WILL PROVIDE THE CENTER FOR CHRIST’S DIVINE GOVERNMENT.
      • THE TEMPLE WILL PROVIDE VICTORY OVER THE CURSE OF GEN 3 THROUGH THE HEALING RIVER THAT COMES FROM UNDER THE THRESHOLD OF THE TEMPLE.
        • THE HOLY RIVER WILL SWEETEN THE WATERS OF THE WORLD
          • READ EZE 47:1-12
            • WATER IS A SYMBOL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. THIS RIVER FLOWS TO BRING HEALING AND HEALTH TO MAN, TO THE LAND, TO ALL NATIONS.
      • THE TEMPLE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF GOD IN THE FORM OF JESUS.
        • THERE WILL BE INSTRUCTION FROM CHRIST FROM THE TEMPLE.
    • WHAT WILL BE THE FORM OF MILLENNIAL WORSHIP?
      • WILL THE MOSAIC ORDER BE RE-ESTABLISHED?
        • THE ANSWER IS PARTLY YES AND PARTLY NO. ONLY PARTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT MOSAIC ORDER OF WORSHIP WILL BE RE-ESTABLISHED.
      • THE PRIESTLY ORDER AND RITUAL IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM:
        • THE DESCENDANTS OF THE SONS OF ZADOK FROM THE TRIBE OF LEVI WILL BE THE PRIESTS. (2SAM 15 2SAM 17 1KIN 1 EZE 40:46)
        • THERE WILL BE A PRIESTLY CLEANSING RITUAL AS WAS DONE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. (EZE 43:20-27 EZE 44:25-27 EZE 45:18)
      • THE OBSERVANCES:
        • THERE WILL BE A KEEPING OF THE SABBATH
        • THERE WILL BE A MORNING SACRIFICE BUT NO EVENING SACRIFICE.
        • THERE WILL THE OBSERVANCE OF PASSOVER.
        • THERE WILL BE THE ANNUAL FEAST OF TABERNACLES.(ZEC 14:16-21)
        • THERE WILL BE A KEEPING OF THE YEAR OF JUBILEE.
      • THE MINISTRY OF THE PRINCE:
        • THIS PRINCE IS NOT JESUS CHRIST BUT PROBABLY DAVID. (EZE 44 EZE 45 EZE 46)
          • WE KNOW THIS IS NOT JESUS BECAUSE THE PRINCE MAKES AN OFFERING FOR HIS OWN SINS, (EZE 45:22) AND THE PRINCE HAS SONS (EZE 46:16)
        • THE OFFERINGS FROM THE PEOPLE ARE GIVEN TO HIM TO ADMINISTER.
        • THE PRINCE BRINGS THE SACRIFICE AND LEADS IN THE OFFERING OF IT WHILE THE PEOPLE WORSHIP.
      • THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM IS BASED ON THE FULFILLMENT OF THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT, THE DAVIDIC COVENANT, AND THE PALESTINIC COVENANT, NOT ON THE MOSAIC COVENANT.
        • THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROMISE OF ALL THE PROMISED LAND.
        • THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROMISE OF AN ETERNAL KING RULING.
        • THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROMISE OF AN ETERNAL KINGDOM OVER WHICH HE WILL RULE.
      • THERE ARE MANY SIMILARITIES TO THE OLD TESTAMENT STYLE OF WORSHIP FROM THE MOSAIC COVENANT BUT THERE ARE ALSO MANY DIFFERENCES:

      THE MOSAIC WORSHIP AND MILLENNIAL WORSHIP COMPARED

      THE OLD TESTAMENT MOSAIC FORM OF WORSHIP THE MILLENNIAL FORM OF WORSHIP IN CHRIST’S KINGDOM
      THE PRIESTS WERE TAKEN FROM THE WHOLE LINEAGE OF THE TRIBE OF LEVI THE PRIESTS WILL BE TAKEN ONLY FROM THE FAMILY OF ZADOK OF THE TRIBE OF LEVI
      THERE WAS ALWAYS A HIGH PRIEST DESCENDED FROM AARON THERE WILL BE NO HIGH PRIEST.
      THERE WAS ANIMAL SACRIFICE FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE IN THE MORNING AND IN THE EVENING. THERE WILL BE ANIMAL SACRIFICE FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE, BUT ONLY A MORNING SACRIFICE.
      THEY CELEBRATED THE PASSOVER THEY WILL CELEBRATE THE PASSOVER
      THEY CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD THERE WILL BE NO FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
      THEY CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS THERE WILL BE NO FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS
      THERE CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF PENTECOST THERE WILL BE A FEAST OF PENTECOST
      THEY CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS THERE WILL BE NO FEAST OF TRUMPETS
      THEY CELEBRATED THE DAY OF ATONEMENT THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF ATONEMENT
      THEY CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES THERE WILL BE A FEAST OF TABERNACLES
          • THERE WILL BE AN ALTAR OF BURNT OFFERING IN THE MILLENNIAL TEMPLE:
            • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, THE ALTAR OF BURNT OFFERING WAS THE PLACE WHERE ANIMALS WERE SACRIFICED.
              • THE ALTAR OF SACRIFICE WAS AN OLD TEMPLE SYMBOLIC PREFIGURE OF THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST WHERE SIN WAS PAID THROUGH THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST’S BLOOD.
          • WHY WILL THERE BE AN ALTAR OF BURNT OFFERING?
            • IT WILL BE A REMINDER TO KINGDOM KIDS BORN DURING THE MILLENNIUM OF THE NECESSITY OF NEW BIRTH THROUGH CHRIST.
            • IT WILL BE AN OBJECT LESSON OF THE COSTLINESS OF SALVATION, THAT IT IS A FREE GIFT BUT THAT JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR IT.
            • IT WILL SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE AWFULNESS OF SIN.
            • IT WILL SERVE AS AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE HOLINESS OF GOD AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IT.
            • IT WILL BE A PLACE WHERE ANIMAL SACRIFICE WILL BE RE-INSTITUTED.
              • WHY WILL THERE NEED TO BE ANIMAL SACRIFICE WHEN JESUS WAS THE ULTIMATE AND FINAL SACRIFICE? (HEB 9 AND 10)
                • ANIMAL SACRIFICE IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM WILL SERVE AS A MEMORIAL OF THE LAMB OF GOD SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. (EZE 43:18-27 ZEC 14:16 ISA 56:6-8 ISA 66:21 JER 33:15-18 EZE 20:40-41)
      • THE ETERNAL ASPECT OF THIS KINGDOM
        • READ ICOR15:24-28
          • THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM IS TO GET MAN READY FOR ETERNITY. CHRIST RULES ON EARTH PUTTING DOWN ALL RULE AND ALL AUTHORITY AND POWER. THEN AT THE BEGINNING OF ETERNITY, JESUS SUBMITS THE KINGDOM TO GOD THE FATHER UNITING HIS AND THE FATHER’S AUTHORITY.
            • HE WILL CEASE TO RULE AS A MEDIATORIAL KING IN THE MILLENNIUM AND THEN RULE AS THE ETERNAL WORD OF GOD.

      HOMEWORK
      REVELATION 20:7-15
      THIS IS A SELF-STUDY. PLEASE DO NOT SEND HOMEWORK ANSWERS TO THE TEACHER FORCORRECTION.

      • APPLICATION OF YOUR STUDY OF RELIGION AND WORSHIP IN THE MILLENNIUM:
        • FROM YOUR STUDY OF THE MILLENNIUM, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE DOING DURING THE 1,000 YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST?
        • FROM YOUR STUDY OF THE MILLENNIUM, WHAT ENCOURAGEMENT IS THERE THAT YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR PERSONAL LIFE NOW?
      • PREPARATION FOR REVELATION 20:7-15:
        • READ REV 20:1-15
        • WHY IS SATAN LOOSED FOR A SEASON AFTER THE MILLENNIUM?
        • LOOK ON YOUR MASTER TIME LINE CHART (LESSON #02) AT THE EVENTS THAT OCCUR AFTER THE MILLENNIUM.
        • READ 2PET 3:7,10-13 PURIFICATION BY FIRE
          • WILL GOD COMPLETELY DESTROY THE EARTH BY FIRE? WHY?
        • READ 1COR 6:3 JUDE 6 PSA 8:4-6 HEB 2:6-11 MAT 25:41
          • WHY DO YOU THINK THE BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST WILL JUDGE THE ANGELS?
        • READ REV 20:11-15 RESURRECTION OF ALL DEAD NON-BELIEVERS
          • READ: JOH 5:28-29 DAN 7:9 1COR 3:12-15
            • WHO IS JUDGED AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT?
            • WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR THIS JUDGMENT?
            • WHAT IS THE RESULT OF THIS JUDGMENT?
      • MEMORY VERSE: PHI 2:9-11

       

       

       

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