Another Temple with Animal Sacrifice?

  Isaiah 66 (I) Thus saith YAHWEH, The Heaven is MY throne, and the earth is MY footstool: where is the house that ye build unto ME? And where is the place of MY rest? (2) For all those things hath MINE hand made, and all those things have been, saith YAHWEH: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at MY word.

  Where will a Temple be in in the New Jerusalem to come down out of Heaven when the first Heaven and the first Earth are passed away at the end of the Millennium?

  Revelation 21 (22) And I saw no Temple therein: for YAHWEH Elohim Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. (23) And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of YAHWEH did lighten it, and the Lamb is the Light thereof.

  Where in this world is YAHWEH's Holy Temple and its priesthood now? Let us see what the Apostle Paul tells the Assemblies.

  Ephesians 2 (19) Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the Household of YAHWEH; (20) And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, YAHshua Messiah Himself being the chief corner stone; (21) In Whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a Holy Temple in the Sovereign: (22) In Whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of YAHWEH through the Spirit.

  I Corinthians 3  (9) For we are labourers together with YAHWEH: ye are YAHWEH'S husbandry, ye are YAHWEH'S Building. (16) Know ye not that ye [the Assembly] are the Temple of YAHWEH, and that the Spirit of YAHWEH dwelleth in you? (17) If any man defile the Temple of YAHWEH, him shall YAHWEH destroy; for the Temple of YAHWEH is holy, which Temple ye are.

  The Apostle Peter very eloquently tells where YAHWEH's Holy Temple & its priesthood is in this world.

  I Peter 2 (5) Ye also, as Lively Stones, are built up a Spiritual House, a Holy Priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to YAHWEH by YAHshua Messiah. (6) Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a Chief Corner Stone, Elect, precious: and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded [Isa. 28:16]. (7) Unto you therefore which believe He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the Stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the Head of the Corner [Psa. 118:22], (8) And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence , even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (9) But ye are a Chosen Generation [Deu. 7:6, 10:15; Isa. 43:20], a Royal Priesthood [Exo. 19:6; Isa. 61:6], a Holy Nation [Exo. 19:6], a Peculiar [unique] People [Exo. 19:5]; that ye should show forth the praises of HIM WHO hath called you [Isa. 43:21] out of darkness into HIS marvellous light:

  As the Levitical Priesthood under the first covenant always had a High Priest, so does the present priesthood have a High Priest.

  Hebrews 7 (20) And inasmuch as not without an oath He was made Priest: (21) (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by HIM that said unto Him, YAHWEH  sware and will not repent, Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec: [Psa 110:4])  (22) By so much was YAHshua made a surety of a better testament. (23) And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: (24) But this man, because He continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. (25) Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto YAHWEH by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them 8 (I) Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such a High Priest Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens [Psa 110:1]; (2) A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which YAHWEH pitched, and not man.

As mentioned in the above scriptures Believers are a growing Chosen Generation, a Holy Nation, a Royal Priesthood under YAHshua our High Priest. Believers are a Holy Temple for YAHWEH's habitation. Believers are a Royal Priesthood that is growing and in training to rule with YAHshua during His Millennial Reign as is shown in the following scriptures. That is the reason they are being called at this time.

  Revelation 1 (4) John to the seven Assemblies which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before HIS throne; (5) And from YAHshua Messiah, Who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His Own blood, (6) And hath made us kings and priests unto YAHWEH and His FATHER; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

  Revelation 5 (9) And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to YAHWEH by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (10) And hast made us unto our Elohim kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

  Revelation 20 (4) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of YAHshua, and for the Word of YAHWEH, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his Mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Messiah a thousand years.

  It will be very difficult for those who believe that a literal Temple will be built and animal sacrifices will resume during the Millennium to understand the next paragraph. However, after very carefully reading and understanding the above it should not be too shocking to hear the following:

  YAHshua and His Royal Priesthood are now and will be the Temple that YAHWEH will dwell in during the Millennial Reign as the nations are taught what the rebellious Israelites were commissioned to teach in times past. (Again, that is the reason why true Believers are being called out at this time.)

  For those who believe that a literal Temple will be built and animal sacrifices will resume whether for sin offerings or the purifying of the flesh, please read the Article (When was the Temple shown to Ezekiel to be Built) found at: http://www.shalomofyahweh.com/Articles/page_41.htm. Please read it in its entirety in order to get the full picture that is being projected. Also, please pay special attention to the emphasis made with capitol letters, coloring, underlines and enlarged & bold fonts. If read carefully it will prove without a doubt that the Temple mentioned in Ezekiel will not exist during the Millennium, as so very many people have been taught. (I revised the article slightly on 11/27/13 and will include this short article (Another Temple with Animal Sacrifice?) as an addendum to it.)

  The nations will be taught the same means of cleansing & purifying that those who are called out now are being taught. The basics are found in the following scriptures.

  Acts 2 (37) Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles Men and brethren, what shall we do? (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YAHshua Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as YAHWEH our Elohim shall call.

  Ephesians 5 (24) Therefore as the Assembly is subject unto Messiah, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. (25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Messiah also loved the Assembly, and gave Himself for it; (26) That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, (27) That He might present it to Himself a glorious Assembly, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

  I Corinthians 6 (11) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Sovereign YAHshua, and by the Spirit of our Elohim.

  Hebrews 10 (19) Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of YAHshua, (20) By a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh; (21) And having a High Priest over the House of YAHWEH; (22) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

  Revelation 1 (4) John to the seven Assemblies which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before HIS throne; (5) And from YAHshua Messiah, Who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His Own blood, (6) And hath made us kings and priests unto YAHWEH and His FATHER; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

  Revelation 7 (13) And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? And whence came they? (14) And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

  Conclusion: Once all the above is understood, why would YAHshua and His Royal Priesthood who are YAHWEH's Temple and Habitation want to serve the tabernacle in a literal Temple sacrificing animals for either sin or the purifying of the flesh as was done under the First Covenant? Read what the author of the Book of Hebrews said about serving the tabernacle.

  Hebrews 13 (10) We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. (11) For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. (12) Wherefore YAHshua also, that He might sanctify the people with His Own blood, suffered without the gate. (13) Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach. (14) For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. (15) By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to YAHWEH continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to HIS name. (16) But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices YAHWEH is well pleased.

  From the above scripture, it appears that YAHshua was teaching us that it was time to leave the Temple and its sacrificial system when He made His supreme sacrifice without the camp. As the author of the Book of Hebrews suggest, let us follow YAHshua's  example and take our sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving without the camp so we can continue to eat at the proper altar.

  The words that YAHshua spoke to the woman at the well are true.

  John 4 (21) YAHshua saith unto her, Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the FATHER. (22) Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. (23) But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the FATHER in spirit and in truth: for the FATHER seeketh such to worship HIM. (24) YAHWEH is a Spirit: and they that worship HIM must worship HIM in spirit and in truth.

  In the above scriptures we found that:

  #1 YAHWEH is a Spirit and Believers are to worship Him in spirit and in truth .(John 4:24)

  #2 Believers are a Spiritual House, a Holy Priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to YAHWEH by YAHshua Messiah. (I Peter 2:5)

  #3 Believers are a Chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, a Peculiar People [unique people]; that ye should show forth the praises of HIM WHO hath called them out of darkness into HIS marvellous light: (I Peter 2:9)

  #4 Believers are YAHWEH'S husbandry, YAHWEH'S Building and the Temple of YAHWEH. (I Corinthians 3:9, 16-17)

  Both Logic and the scriptures seem to indicate that Believers would now and during the Millennium teach spiritual things rather than serve an earthly tabernacle with animal sacrifice in any way, shape, or form. Sacrificing animals in an earthly tabernacle does not seem to me the New and Living Way (Hebrews 10:20). If I am wrong, may YAHWEH forgive me!

  HalleluYAH!!!

[T.A.H.]

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http://www.shalomofyahweh.com/Articles/page_41.htm

http://www.shalomofyahweh.com/Articles/page_41-3.htm