The early church (1st-3rd century CE) was clearly awaiting an earthly kingdom that the Father would set up and thus were Premillennial in their outlook toward future blessings. Here is part 3 of Dr. Henebury’s series “The Priestly Covenant.”
After the vision of the enormous temple which ends Ezekiel one is left with some questions. How could such an immense structure fit in Jerusalem as we know it? Why would any cultic priesthood be necessary once Jesus had come and died for our sins? And, doesn’t the Book of Hebrews negate the whole idea of priests and sacrifices?
I am going to leave aside the last two questions until I examine some objections in Part Four. But this post will answer the first problem. But before I do that I want to fill in the picture a little more by looking at some more prophetic references.
In Daniel’s prayer of confession in Daniel 9 we see him specifically make supplications for “Your city Jerusalem” (9:16) and “Your sanctuary” (9:17). Gabriel’s answer addresses Jerusalem (9:24, 25) and the temple, which is doomed to destruction (9:26). I am not…
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