Will Israel Set Up A Temple For The Son of Perdition?

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Hi K​____,

The physical fulfil​l​ment of any prophesy is nowhere near as important as is the spiritual fulfillment which has been being fulfilled in the lives of every man since the days when Christ literally walking on this earth.

We are His temple, if indeed He lives within us, and a physical temple is not even needed for all the prophesies concerning the man of sin, the son of perdition who sits in the Lord’s temple claiming to be God, to be fulfilled.

Many generations have come and gone without a physical temple or a physical man of sin setting himself u​p​ as God. Yet these words were true in every generation, and they are still true today, simply because Christ’s Words will never pass away.

Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation [reading these words, vs 15] shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

The earthen vessels we call our bodies are the only temple needed for these prophecies to come to pass in every generation reading these words:

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1Co 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God [“which temple ye are” – (1Co 3:16-17)], shewing himself that he is God.

Our Lord’s words never pass away, and they were being fulfilled in “the temple of God” in Paul’s day. That is why one of the “all these things” to which Christ was referring had already been mentioned just before He told us, “This generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled” was:

Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)

I hope this has answered your question, and that you are not waiting for a physical temple to be built in the physical city of Jerusalem, or looking outwardly for some man in the middle east to claim to be God. The physical state of Israel, and the teaching that we must see a physical temple before the prophecies of Matthew 24 can be fulfilled, is but a decoy to keep this world in “strong delusion” and to keep the masses from recognizing that “the [Biblical] man of sin” is sitting smugly on the throne of God in the temple of God and is demanding our worship by simply pleasing ourselves and this world rather than pleasing Christ. “The man of sin” that you and I need to deal with is that man we see in the mirror every morning.

Your brother in Christ, Mike

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