This future temple vision is possibly a new temple during the millennial kingdom when Jesus will return and reign on earth for 1,000 years. However, this vision and the Book of Revelation describing the future temple are highly debated and I’m not going to figure it out. 🤷♀️ But through this temple vision we see how the Lord is in the details, down to cubits as He shows Ezekiel the rooms and courtyard.
“Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate that faces toward the east. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east.” So on August 18th we read Ezekiel’s vision where the glory of the Lord departed the temple through the east gate. Today the glory of the Lord returns through the east gate.
Later in the Story, one week before Jesus is crucified, He will make a triumphal entrance into Jerusalem through the east gate, also called the Golden Gate or the Beautiful Gate. Conquering kings often came from the east, like Jesus, but King Jesus will come through the gate humbly, on a donkey, declaring himself Lord and fulfilling the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9. And the people will shout “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Matthew 21:9).
Then one day, Jesus will come again. This time as a conquering King on a white horse and He will put an end to evil for good. We get a glimpse of what it will be like after Jesus returns, reigns, and defeats Satan in a vision the Lord gives John at the end of the Story. “And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the lamb” (Revelation 21:22-23). 🙌
More on the temple vision tomorrow. Keep reading.