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THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION (9 of 24)
Jesse M. Hendley
Revelation 11 & 12
Turn with me, friends, to the 11th chapter of the Book
of Revelation, verse 19. "And the Temple of God was
opened in heaven, and there was seen in His Temple the
ark of His covenant; and there were lightnings, and
voices, and thunderings and an earthquake, and great
The Temple on Earth
In verse 1 of this 11th chapter we read about the
temple on earth. "And there was given to me a reed
like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise,
and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them
that worship therein. But the court that is without
the temple, leave out, and measure it not; for it is
given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they
tread under foot forty and two months."
Obviously, that is the earthly temple during the
Tribulation Period that will be trodden under foot of
the Gentiles. There will be a Gentile invasion of the
land of Palestine and the city of Jerusalem definitely
will be trodden down, according to the Word of God.
Right now Israel is very much in the news and
Palestine is going to continue to be the hot point of
the earth! The President of the United States and
other leaders of the nations are going to have a rough
time. The Middle East is going to be turbulent until
the Lord splits the skies and comes back into this
world again. The Jews are going to REBUILD their
temple in Jerusalem, but God's Word says that
Jerusalem will be trodden down of the Gentiles.
Copy of Temple in Heaven
But let's go back now to verse 19. The earthly temple
was a copy of the Temple of God in heaven. Verse 19
says, "The Temple of God was opened in heaven." Now,
you will remember that in the Old Testament the temple
as well as the tabernacle had two compartments. It was
a rather long, rectangular building and these two
compartments were separated one from the other by a
veil, a heavy curtain. ...
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