God gave Ezekiel visions of the new temple. The details are astounding. As I read, I ask the question, why would God give a very detailed vision of this new temple. It was answered few chapters later, "As for you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan. —Ezekiel 43:10.
As people who have tasted and seen God's greatness and goodness, we are then to declare it to other people and make it our lives priority. May we reflect God's holiness, love and mercy.It's purpose was to show Israelite's sinfulness and God's glory. The temple is a place where God's presence would dwell. This vision was given to the exiles of Babylon which gives hope to the people of God that a time will come that this temple will be built and people shall see God's glory.
In the New Testament, over and over again, we see that in Christ, our body is the temple where the Holy Spirit dwells (1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Romans 8:11). We can see the great power and presence of God in the Old Testament temples and the Bible says that the same power is in us when we become born again, not of flesh and blood but of the Spirit (John 1:13).
As people who have tasted and seen God's greatness and goodness (1 Peter 2:3), we are then to declare it to other people and make it our lives priority (Matthew 28:18, 19, 20). May we reflect God's holiness, love and mercy.
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