Measure the Temple
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Christian: If you believe the doctrines listed below, as they are taught in most churches today; This is the Temple, Jesus Christ will destroy when He returns.
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to
him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 
Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you,
There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be
thrown down. 
as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately,
saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign
of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Jesus will take the entire remainder of this chapter and give a precise, detailed answer to this compound question about the signs and the end. Here's His first response:
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
If your church is not teaching you every book of God's Word line by line, chapter by chapter, because they are busy with traditions, then you better start taking the HEED!
the Temple Introduction
the Temple Introduction
What does the original Greek manuscript really say? Please Read 2 Corinthians 12:2 ...caught up to the third heaven. How do you suppose Paul was taken to the third heaven if there are to be only two? and Peter's three heavens (The 1st. in 2 Peter 3:5 ... heavens of old... (The 2nd. in Peter 3:7 ...heavens which are now... and (The 3rd. in2 Peter 3:13 ...for new heaven... Now open the following #1915
What does the
bible really say? Please
Read Jer. 32:35where
God says that He never ever thought of torturing children in fire! Now
open the following #1913
What does the bible really say? Please Read Isaiah 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:  And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.  Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:andRev. 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John: and Rev. 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. Of course if you listen to what many preachers and ministers tell their people, who blindly trust in them to show them the truth of God's Word, saying that they don't need to understand the Book of Revelation, then this is how they present Rev. 1:1 "The Secret and Sealed Sayings of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to hide from His servants things which must shortly come to pass;". A sealed revelation?I think not!Now the reason they cannot SEE and cannot HEAR the words of the prophecies of this book is explained in the last 20 words of Isaiah 29:13...but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Now open the following #1921
What does the
bible really say? Please
8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send
a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: You know, a loving person who SEES his or her own people dying from starvation would naturally give them food to eat if they had some, wouldn't they? Are you familiar with the parable in Matthew 25:31-46? God's people of the house of Israel are basically well fed and have plenty to drink in this country and yet while they gather food for the homeless and needy (a good work for sure), they themselves are starving and dying of thirst, NOT for bread or for water, but of HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD! Are you able to help any of them, to feed them bread and meat from His Word, or give them to drink from His well of Living Water, or even just show them where the plumbline is? Now open the following #1376
What does the bible really say? Please Read Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. and Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.  All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. and Rev. 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. andMatthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. and Psalm 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.The wicked shall PERISH, not fry "unconsumed" in Dante's Inferno for ever and ever! You just read it, they shall CONSUME AWAY! It will be like a dripping drop of fat that splatters onto the hot burning coals of fire and is vaporized into smoke! This is the second death and a great analogy of it! SEE it in your Mind's Eye! Now open the following #1913, #1916, #1917, #1100, & #6170
What does the bible really say? Please Read Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. and John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Now open the following #1159, #1153, #1071, #1186, and #6096
What does the bible really say? Please Read Rev. 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. and Rev. 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.  Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not:for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets,and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. Now open the following #1906, #1920, and #1035
What does the bible really say? Please Read Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; and 2 Cor. 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. and Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. Their eyes were opened all right and they experienced something new, NAKEDNESS, both spiritually and physically! But why in the world do they now "know they're naked"? You will find it is because of the SHAME they have brought upon themselves, for disobeying God, yes, but in a much more perverted way than biting bad apples. "And they sewed FIG LEAVES together, and made themselves aprons." Do you suppose these were itty bitty little aprons that they sewed together to cover their mouths because they just ate a bad apple? Now open the following #7000, and #1082
What does the bible really say? Please Read Rev. 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. Rev. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Let there be no doubt about who the great red dragon is. He is the Devil, Satan himself, that old serpent who was in the garden of Eden and seduced mother Eve. He is cast to this earth! And he fools a couple of people? No, he deceives the WHOLE WORLD. He's really good. He's coming disguised as Jesus. He will sit in the temple claiming to be God (2 Thes. 2). And remember, we just read he drew away 1/3 of God's children in the "world that then was", but it will be even easier to deceive them in their flesh bodies. They will be impressed when he snaps his finger and calls fire down from heaven. Now open the following #1874, and #1893
What does the bible really say? Please Read Acts 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. and Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. For those whom He knew before hand, He predetermined their "destiny", not their day to day decisions of life.  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. This verse should now be self explanatory.  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? and Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Now open the following #1026, and #1029
What does the
bible really say? Please
Read 1 Chron. 2:55 And the families of the
scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites.
These are the Kenites
that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab. Whether
you realize it or not you will read that the sons of Cain (Kenites) affixed
themselves to the 12 tribes of Israel, whose genealogies are listed beginning
in verse 1.If you are not familiar with the
word "kenite" then look it up in Strong's concordance or the World Book
Encyclopedia Dictionary. It means progeny, or offspring of Cain.
you understand what this means? The descendents
of Cain are alive and well many, many years following the Flood of Noah.
were present when Christ walked the earth (John 8:44) and they are present
this very day. That means they survived the Great
Deluge, as did all the other races. And so
it is for this and many other reasons, especially the understanding
of what caused the Flood, that this teacher does not believe that the Great
Deluge covered Babylon and the land of Nod, nor Egypt, but only that portion
of perhaps Central Asia, around the Tarim Basin, were some scholars place
the garden of Eden and the origin of the Adamic race (Read "Tracing Our
Ancestors" by Frederick Haberman for more details). In
any event, however universal you may believe the flood to be, it is imperative
that you understand what transpired PRIOR to that Flood, because as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end.
After Lucifer's Flood After Noah's Flood
Not made waste
Earth made empty Not made empty
Earth made totally dark Not made dark
All vegetation destroyed Vegetation not destroyed
God rebuked the waters Waters gradually receded
they hastened away over a period of months
All fish destroyed Fish were not destroyed
No foul were left Foul did not disappear
No animals left Animals were saved
No men left on earth Men were saved
No social system left Social system was preserved
Caused by fall of Satan Caused by fall of man
Became necessary to re-create All things preserved
open the following #1003,
and #6235 thru #6256
What does the
bible really say? Please
2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and by our gathering together unto Him,
 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit,
nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at
hand.  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 worshipped; so
that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is
open the following #1452,
#1578 and #1579
What does the
bible really say? Please
Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
has always been, and continues to be, discussion as to the duration, length
of time, of each day of creation, i.e. was it 24 hours as we reckon a day,
for it says the evening and the morning comprise the day, or was it longer?
In so far as the sun and moon are not placed until the fourth day of creation
(verse 16), it would hardly seem that the current status of a day would
apply, at least to days 1-3, would it? Peter told us in his second book
not to be ignorant about this, especially about this one thing, because
God does not reckon time as we do. God's days are not the same as man's.
Are the days of creation in Genesis God's, or are they man's? Who
is present and who isn't? The answer is obvious. Also, keep in mind
that the Lord's Day, that Sabbath of rest, is that period of time we call
the millennium, which means 1000 years. So the last "day" of this earth
age will be 1000 years. Now open the following
#6200 thru #6217,
What does the bible really say? Please ReadRevelation 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; Rev. 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. and Rev. 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; Rev. 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Rev. 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. andJohn 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.Now open the following #1835, #1840, #1020, #1064, #1275, #1175,and #1409
What does the bible really say? Please Read Genesis 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. Have you noticed that there was no mention in chapter one, whatsoever, of a farmer, a man to till the ground and plant seeds? The chapter one man was given dominion over the fowl of the air and the fish of the sea. There were only hunters and fishers. And so here in chapter two, following God's day of rest (Sabbath), God says that He has "no man to till the ground".  But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.  And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. There are several important things to notice in this verse: First, the Hebrew word for "formed" is yatsar, meaning to "mould" or "form" as a potter. It is not the same word as "created" in Gen. 1:26, which is bara. Secondly (and this is crucial to our understanding), the word "man" used here is " 'eth-ha adham", with the article and particle, and means "this same man Adam". It means a specific man, not mankind in general. Again, if you are fortunate to have a Companion Bible, it will document this for you. Lastly, we see God "breathed" into Adam's nostrils the "breath of life". The word translated "breathed" is naphach, which means to "inflate", as in He inflated Adam's lungs. But the word translated "breath" is neshamah, which means "divine inspiration", "intellect", "soul" or "spirit". So God not only inflated Adam's lungs with "air", but placed in him his "breath of life body", i.e. his spiritual body. The apostle Paul makes it very clear in 1 Cor.. 15 that we will have both a flesh body and a spiritual body, and so did Adam when God was finished forming him.  And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. God did not tell this "man" to go forth and replenish the earth, did He? Instead, He prepared a special garden and in it placed this "same man Adam", whom He had formed. Also note that in chapter 1 verse 24, God brought forth the beasts of the "earth", erets in Hebrew, meaning the "earth at large" or "wilderness", i.e. the wild animals. But here in chapter 2 verse 19 he formed every beast of the "field", sadeh in Hebrew, meaning "country" or "field", i.e. field animals or farm animals. Notice that these animals were formed AFTER the man was created whereas in chapter one the wild animals were created BEFORE mankind. These were separate creations. Now open the following #6212,#6215, #6216, #7001, #7002, and #7003
What does the bible have to say about this? To be perfectly honest I can find nothing in the Bible to call for a Sunday Sabbath. Having said that, I have no problem with Sunday worship as long as you worship the Lord every day, not just a few hours each Sunday morning. Sitting in church with your spouse for an hour each Sunday, saying on your way out the door, "Wasn't that a good sermon today", then going back to business as usual and not thinking about the Lord again until next Sunday morning is not going to cut the mustard on "judgment day". Do keep the following verses from Hosea and Amos in mind Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.  Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.  Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.  But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Now, what is the Lord's Day really about? - Please read: Rev 1::9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.  I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, What does it mean that John was in the Spirit on the Lord's day? If you're not familiar with God's Word you may be unprotected and susceptible to listening to the unlearned tell you that it's now Sunday on the isle of Patmos! But know this well. The understanding of verse 10 is extremely important in order to know the time frame of the Book of Revelation. The Lord's day is where John was taken when he saw the visions.
Let's look at what Paul says concerning the day of the Lord. Paul talks about Christ's return, the day of the Lord, in 1 Thes. 5:2. 1 Thes. 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. Now I ask you Do Sunday's sneak up on you like a thief in the night? Do they take you by surprise? If they do there's a new thing out now called a "calendar" which will let you know when they are coming. Let's also look at what Peter says in 2 Peter 3:8-10. 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. So the Lord's Day will be 1000 years commencing at Christ's return. We call it the millennium, which means a thousand. It is His Sabbath, the day of rest, the 7th day.  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. You just read what happens on the day of the Lord, so if I was you I be wouldn't listen to this "it happened on Sunday" stuff anymore!
I have compiled a list and written a pamphlet on what I have found in the Bible concerning "The Lord's Day"
open the following #7006
What does the bible really say? Please Read 2 Thes. 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him,  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.  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 worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
open the following #1452,
#1578, #1579, and #1442
What does the bible really say? Please Read Rev. 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
open the following #1911,