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THE EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE VISION:

WORLDWIDE ADMINISTRATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

PART 2

THE MEASURING OF THE TEMPLE: THE WORLDWIDE JUDGMENT OF THE EARTHLY RESURRECTED PEOPLE

“I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the leveling instrument”

(Isaiah 28:17)

“Jesus said to them: “Truly I say to you, in the re-creation, when the Son of man sits down on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel”

(Matthew 19:28)

Jesus Christ gave the key to understanding the general meaning of the measurement of the Temple of Ezekiel and the whole of this vision in chapters 40-18. Of course, the symbolic meaning of a prophecy must first be interpreted from its context, then to see on the whole of the Bible, if this interpretation is corroborated. For example, if the measurement represents a judgment, it is necessary to see if in other parts of the Scriptures there are the same enigmatic descriptions evoking the same meaning. It is also important to understand the biblical meaning of the word "judging" which may have a broad meaning, such as "judge, govern, administer", or a restricted meaning in connection with the application of the law, a judgment and the application of this judgment, which may be a penalty or not, or even a reward.

For example, in the text of Matthew 19:28, the Greek term "krino" is related to a judgment, a legislative reflection leading to a judicial decision. In Matthew 25:31-33, in the judgment just before the Great Tribulation, Jesus Christ is connecting his coming as Judge with his title as King (throne) (Tishri (Ethanim) 10th), like Matthew 19:28. That means the function of judge is linked with the governing, in that case as king(s). In the biblical book of Judges 12:8-13, the Hebrew word “shâphat” is used as the verb “to judge” with the meaning of “governing”.

THE WORLDWIDE JUDGMENT OF THE EARTHLY RESURRECTED PEOPLE

The measuring of the Temple is the worldwide judgment of the earthly resurrected people. Regarding this future earthly resurrection connected with this worldwide judgment of 1,000 years, Jesus Christ said: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment” (John 5:28,29). We can read the same idea in Revelation 20:4 and 11-13:

“I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge. (…) And I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it. From before him the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.  And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life. The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds” (Revelation 20:4,11-13).

So, we understand that the 144,000 heavenly kings (the “thrones” of Revelation 20:4) will judge all the resurrected humankind under the Leadership of the King Jesus Christ (white throne of Revelation 20:11). (The Greek word Hades is a transliteration into English. This is the common grave of mankind, where the dead and buried ones are unseen). Will the Dead be judged according their deeds of their former life? According the Bible, NO THEY WON’T BE JUDGED ACCORDING THE DEEDS OF THEIR FORMER LIFE (The Biblical Teaching).

The first reason is that the Dead have paid their sinful condition of their former life with their own death according Romans 6:23: “For the wages sin pays is death”. So, according this divine law they can’t be judged according their past deeds of their former life.

The second reason is explained in Revelation 20:11-13, in the Earthly Paradise there will be “new scrolls”, that means, new laws given by God. And the resurrected people will be judged according their deeds in connection with the respect of these laws written in the new scrolls. Following this judgment, there will be two opposite, definitive results: everlasting life or everlasting death: “Whoever was not found written in the book of life was hurled into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).

The dead, who will respect the laws of the “new scrolls”, will inherit the everlasting life on earth and their name will be written in the “scroll of life”. On the other hand, the dead, who won’t respect the law of the “new scrolls”, will be “hurled in the lake of fire” (that is not the hellfire, that doesn’t exist), that is a symbolic place that refers to everlasting destruction or death without resurrection. In Revelation 20:14 it is written that “the death and the Grave were hurled in the lake of fire”, that is the biblical proof that this place “symbolic” because the “death” and the “Grave” are not “creatures”.

Also, the “Lake of Fire” refers to the Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, as example of everlasting destruction. The vision when Abram saw the Dead Sea and the entire Jordan district surrounded with smoke and fire according Genesis 20:27-29 (Compared with Revelation 11:8 “Sodom and Egypt”): “In the same manner, Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah and the cities around them also gave themselves over to gross sexual immorality and pursued unnatural fleshly desires; they are placed before us as a warning example by undergoing the judicial punishment of everlasting fire” (Jude 7).

The biblical information of Isaiah 65:20 shows that the dead will have a long period of life to make the choice of applying or not applying the laws of the “new scrolls”: “No more will there come to be a suckling a few days old from that place, neither an old man that does not fulfill his days; for one will die as a mere boy, although a hundred years of age; and as for the sinner, although a hundred years of age he will have evil called down upon him” (Isaiah 65:20).

In the framework of this vision of the measuring of the Temple, the Part 3 of the biblical study will be also based on the future judgment of the dead of the earthly paradise. According the statement of Jesus Christ some people will be resurrected for life and not for “judgment”: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice  and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life” (John 5:28, 29). What does it mean?

THE REALITY OF THE LAW

THE NUMBERS IN THE BIBLE

THE SYMBOLIC CREATURES IN THE BIBLE

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 1: THE PROTOTYPE OF THE FUTURE WORLDWIDE ADMINISTRATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 3: They righteous will not be judged

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 4: The Judgment of the unrighteous

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 5: The Heavenly Resurrection

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 6: The Earthly Resurrection

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 7: The welcome of the earthly resurrected ones

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 8: The “lot” of the earthly resurrected ones

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 9: The Prince

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 10: The Priest

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 11: The Levite

THE HARVESTS OF LIVES

THE END OF THE PATRIOTISM

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