In the Millennial Age, the first task for the surviving Jews will be to bury millions of dead bodies. These are the bodies of people who will die during the great battle of Armageddon, just before the return of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 16:14, 16, Ezekiel 39:11-16) It will take seven months to bury all of the dead in the land of Israel.
The most important project for the surviving Jews will be to build the Millennial Temple to the exact dimensions as given in Ezekiel Chapters 40-46. There can be no doubt that the Ezekiel Temple is a literal physical temple. God inspired Ezekiel in 573 B.C. to write down hundreds of precise measurements such that exact architectural plans of the temple can be produced.
We believe that the Ezekiel Temple will be the third temple to be built in Jerusalem. Solomon built the first temple in 957 B.C. which stood for 371 years before the Babylonians destroyed it. Zerubbabel built the second temple in 516 B.C. which Herod the Great renovated and improved. This temple stood for 586 years before the Romans destroyed it in 70 A.D.
Some Christians believe that a third temple must be built in Jerusalem, before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, in order to fulfill the prophecy given in 2 Thessalonians 2:4. However, we believe that this prophecy about the son of perdition who 'sits as God in the temple of God' has already been fulfilled in 70 A.D. when Titus invaded Jerusalem and destroyed the second temple. Therefore, the Ezekiel Temple will be the third temple and not the fourth temple to be built in Jerusalem.
We know that a number of Orthodox Jewish groups have serious plans to build a third temple on the traditional site of the first and the second temple, the Temple Mount. However, the problem is that this is the same site where the Muslim mosque 'the Dome of the Rock' presently stands.
We can be sure that Jews will not build the third temple before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ because Jesus Himself prophesied that not even one stone of the temple shall be left upon another before He returns to this earth.
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