Saturday, June 18, 2016

Messiah, 261

~ Messiah Would Build The Temple of God ~

“Search the Scriptures—they testify of Me.”
— Jesus Christ (John 5:39)

The Scripture
“Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, saying:Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!  From His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the temple of the Lord’” (Zechariah 6:12). 

Note:  For background see the previous Messiah post (#260). 

The Messiah 
“Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’  Then the Jews said, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?’  But He was speaking of the temple of His body.  Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said” (John 2:19-22).  He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:6). 
Also Note:  “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?  If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him.  For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). 

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