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In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg / May 8, 2017

The prospect of rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem
continues to captivate the hearts and minds of millions
of Christians around the world. When will it be
rebuilt? Will there still be animal sacri ces? What
would happen next? How will it work with the sacri ce
already o ered on the Cross? Those are just some of
the questions that sincere Christians are asking.

Whatever we think about the possibility of such a building project, we must remember that the
New Testament, while con rming its great respect for God’s Temple in Jerusalem, posits
that the Jewish Christ and those in Him are the ultimate Temple of God (1 Pet. 2:5). 

Jesus’ incarnation, described in terms of God “tabernacling among us”, is one of the clearest
examples of this connection in John’s gospel (John 1:14). The clearest connection with the
eschatological Temple described by Ezekiel, however, can be found in the words of Jesus uttered
during the priestly watering-pouring ceremony during the Feast of Tabernacles.

Jesus declared: “He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly will ow rivers
of living water.” (John 7:38) The Scripture to which Jesus is undoubtedly referring describes the
river that makes the desert green and all dead things alive again. That river ows directly from
the belly of the Temple that Ezekiel saw (Ezek. 47:1-9).

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