From: Tony Cullen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: November 17, 2010 8:01:45 PM EST (CA)
To: Tony Cullen <email@example.com>
Subject: Who Will Build the Temple?
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Who Rebuilds The Temple Of God?
Posted November 17, 2010
Hey Mike,Was reading in Zechariah tonight. Is Zerubbabel the remnant, or chosen few whose
hands have laid the foundation for the temple and will finish it? Or is it specifically Christ, or
both. Hitchcocks calls it "stranger in Babylon." Zechariah 4:6-10Thanks for your patience,
Hi J____,Thank you for your question.I think the understanding of who we are in Christ is the
answer to your question. You ask:
Is Zerubbabel the remnant, or chosen few whose hands have laid the foundation for the
temple and will finish it? Or is it specifically Christ, or both?
If we really are the Christ, as Christ Himself affirms, then as you surmise, it must be both:
Act 22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth,
whom thou persecutest.
If we are "as Christ in this world", then it must be both:
Gal 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received
me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment:
because as he is, so are we in this world.
If Christ was a stranger in this world, and if we are "strangers and pilgrims" in this world, then,
yes it is both.
Joh 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this
world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my
kingdom not from hence.
Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them
afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were
strangers and pilgrims on the earth.