By Maria Merola
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Many people are confused about the Earthly Temple, versus the Heavenly Temple.
Abraham had TWO KINDS OF SEED, as he was told that his descendants would be “More numerous than the sands on the seashore” (earthly, physical descendants), and he was also told that his descendants would be “More numerous than the stars of the heavens” (born from above, born-again, spiritual descendants).
1.) Sands on the seashore - earthly, physical descendants (Genesis 22:17 & 32:12).
2.) Stars of the heavens - heavenly, spiritual descendants (Genesis 15:5; 22:17, 26:4 & 32:13).
Therefore, we still have the Heavenly (spiritual fulfillment) of prophecy, as well as the Earthly (literal, physical fulfillment) that must be fulfilled during the 1,000-year reign of Messiah.
These two elements are as follows:
1.) Heavenly (Spiritual) fulfillment of prophecy.
2.) Earthly (Physical) fulfilled during the 1,000-year reign of Messiah.
This is why our Messiah said in Matthew 5:17-19 “Until heaven & earth passes away, one jot or tittle shall in no wise pass from Torah & Prophets, until all be fulfilled.”
All during the Millennium, we are going to see the LITERAL TEMPLE (The Tabernacle of David) rebuilt by our Messiah, and he will rule as the Greater King David. (See Isaiah 16:5, Amos 9:11, Acts 15:16).
King David had TWO KINDS OF PRIESTS in his Tabernacle:
1.) The Sons of Zadok = Malkiy-Tzedeq (Melchizedek).
2.) The Sons of Aaron (Levites).
All during the Millennium, there will be a transitional period where both the Heavenly & the Earthly are merging.
Until at the very end, the New Heaven & the New Earth will descend out of heaven in the 8th Millennium (Revelation 21).
Until then, both Priesthoods (the heavenly and the earthly) will serve together under Messiah as the High Priest.
Also, there will be TWO KINDS OF TEMPLES:
1.) Those who resurrected at Messiah’s return will have an incorruptible/immortal body (spiritual temple).
2.) Those who accepted him at the Mount of Olives (but missed the catching away to the wedding in heaven), will be here in their natural bodies, serving in the literal, earthly Temple, that Messiah will build when he returns, called “The Tabernacle of David.”
By the end of the Millennium, both the heavenly and the earthly will fully merge, and the bride will then become “The New Jerusalem,” made up of living stones.
The Tabernacle will then be the Lamb & YaHuWaH Almighty. We will no longer need inanimate stones for structures, for we will be those lively stones for all of eternity.
In the meantime, Yahuwshuwa is dealing with TWO FLOCKS of Sheep:
1.) The House of Yahuwdah (Judah) who largely have not accepted him yet, but many of them will accept him at the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 12:10). These will be in their natural bodies during the Millennium, and they will continue to bear natural children on earth.
2.) The House of Ephrayim/Joseph who are born-again by the time he catches away the bride to the heavenly chuppah for a seven-day honeymoon. They will be in their glorified bodies during the Millennium.
This will be patterned after Jacob’s TWO BRIDES:
1.) Leah is the bride who was spiritual, for she learned to “Praise YaHuWaH,” in the midst of her adversity. This is why she named her fourth son “Yahuwdah” (Judah), which means “One who praises Yahuwah.”
Leah, also typifies the born-again bride, because she (like the bride of Messiah) was buried with her husband Jacob, but Rachel was not:
Romans 6:3 Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach were baptized into his death?
Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Mashiyach was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Leah was also more fruitful, for Yah blessed her with more children, because she trusted him, unlike her younger sister, Rachel who trusted in her idols, and thus died young, while giving birth to Benjamin.
The bride that typifies Leah is the “first-born,” and the “first to get married,” on the Feast of Trumpets. These are also typified in the Congregation of Philadelphia, and the Five Wise Virgins.
2.) Rachel is the carnal bride, for she was hiding her idols when she died, and she was buried in Bethlehem-Judah.
She represents the Kingdom of Judah, which is why when Herod killed those baby boys, the prophecy from Jeremiah was quoted in Matthew 2:18 of “Rachel weeping for her children.”
Therefore, Rachel is the “last-born” and the “last to get married” on Yom Kippur.
The bride that typifies Rachel is also likened unto the Congregation of Smyrna, and the Five Foolish Virgins.
I highly recommend reading the blog entitled “The Key of David: He that Opens & No Man Shuts!”
After reading this blog, you will understand that there will be TWO TEMPLES during the Millennial Reign of Messiah, until the 8th Millennium, when the Lamb and YaHuWaH Almighty will become the Temple (Revelation 21:22).
See these related blogs for a deeper understanding of the Two Temples during the Millennium: