TEMPLE RAISED IN THREE DAYS
John 2:19


Also

THE FIRST SECOND AND THIRD DAYS
 Luke 13:32-33


Research Paper 12

Revised  2020
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Understanding the significance of Jesus' words in these two statements reveals intriguing events taking place over a three day period.

1.  At John 2:18-19 ... "the Jews said : “What sign have you to show us, since you are doing these things?”  In answer Jesus said to them: “Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”


2. At Luke 13:32, Jesus said "Look! I am casting out demons and accomplishing healing today and tomorrow, and on the third day I shall be finished.


Examining first, Jesus' statement at John 2:18-19 “Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

Jesus' reference to  'three days' here is usually taken as parts of three literal days - the time from his death to his resurrection.  But this was not the whole story or even the major understanding of it.  Early in Jesus ministry, some six months after his baptism by John, Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover (April 30 AD).  After forcefully turning out the racketeer traders from the temple area for having turned God's model house into a market, he was confronted on his authority to do it.  "Since you are doing this (expelling the traders from the temple court yards) what sign (of authority) can you show us" John 2:13-18. Jesus replied:-   "Cast down (Greek; luoate) this temple and in three days I will raise it up" John 2:19At this time, Jesus was obviously directing his words to the casting down of the Temple he was standing in at the time.

John then informs us that Jesus was referring to the temple of his 'body',  "he was talking about the temple of his body" John 2: 21This "body" is far more than the physical body of Jesus, as scripture reveals   "Now  you  are  Christ’s  body, and members individually" ..1Cor 12:27.  It is a composite body made up of 'born again' children of God "as many as did accept him, to them he gave authority to become children of God, because they were exercising faith in his name; and they were born, not from blood or from the will of the flesh or from man’s will, but from God's will" John 1:12-13.  If after the Temple in Jerusalem is cast down and "In three days I will raise it up" refers to a composite "spiritual temple" being raised up or constructed by the third day, what constitutes this temple and when is this third day?


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COMPOSITE BODY

This "composite body" is a holy temple constructed with individuals  "You have been built up on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, while Christ Jesus himself is the foundation cornerstone. In union with him the whole building, being harmoniously joined together is growing into a holy temple for Yhwh... In union with him you too, are being built up together into a place for God to inhabit by spirit" Eph 1:13; 2:20-22.
 

Some 33 years after Jesus said he would "raise up a temple in three days", about the year 63, Peter speaks of  human stones being used in this temple construction.  He says " (Jesus) a living stone, chosen precious with God, you also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house (temple) for the purpose of a holy priesthood" 1Pet 2:4-5.  This building constructed with living stones was obviously taking a lot longer than 3 literal days to raise up.


If we apply the bible use of a "God day" referred to at, 2 Peter 3:8 "one day is with God as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day"  to Jesus' reference of this spiritual temple being raised on the third day.  Then, the physical temple representation at Jerusalem would be replaced by a new living stones temple on the third 1,000 year day after the corner stone was laid in 33 AD.


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APPLYING 1,000 YEAR DAYS TO THIS TEMPLE

The Jerusalem temple pattern became obsolete when the Jewish covenant ended and was replaced with a new Kingdom covenant in 33 AD. “However, you are the ones who have stuck with me in my trials; and I make a covenant with you, just as my Father has made a covenant with me, for a kingdom, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom, and sit on thrones" Luke 22:28-30.  If we add two "1,000 year days" to 33 it brings us to 2033 when, after 2,000 years, the building of this spiritual temple should be completed, having collected in all the required living stones.  In the third 1,000 year day, it would be fully completed and operational.
 

An indication that the recruiting of these living stones would take place in two separate collection periods can be found in the words that were spoken to these "living stones"  selected during the first century; following their resurrection  "A white robe was given to each of them; and they were told to rest a little while longer, until the number was filled also of their fellow slaves and their brothers who were about to be killed as they also had beenRev 6:11.   “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed the slaves of our God in their foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand," Rev 7:3-4.


This reveals that a first group recruited at the beginning of the first 1,000 year day (33 -1033), between 33 and 70, who after a later resurrection, receive white robes but must wait until a second group is sealed in to complete the required 144,000 numberThis second group is collected toward the end of the second day  (1033-2033) between 2029 and 2033. See "the early and the late rain".


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THE THIRD DAY

By the time the third 1,000 year day ends, 2033 to 3033, the temple is completed (raised up), all living stones in place, its priesthood fully operational.  What is the purpose of  this specially constructed  temple?   Scriptural references inform  us that it is a royal Kingdom administration arrangement created by God, made up of a specially selected  humans who qualify by offering their lives sacrificially on God's altar.  After their resurrection, their sacrificed lives are converted into benefits, providing a way for all mankind to come back into the family of God.  These sacrificial benefits power the operation of a resurrection mechanism, providing the possibility for all to obtain everlasting real life.

"Happy and holy is anyone having part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of the Christ, and will rule as kings with him for the thousand years" Rev 20:6.  These ruling King / Priests they are able to officiate their priestly duties applying the benefits of their own sacrifices, within this newly completed spiritual temple, for one thousand years, during the third 1,000 year 'day' period.


Scriptural evidence reveals this "Real Temple" of God is an organisational structure built in the heavens through various stages, constructed out of 144,001 living stones.  All sacrificing their human lives, using the credited value from these sacrifices on behalf of mankind while officiating as priests at the alter in this temple.   Jesus the High priest, along with 144,000 under-priests apply the benefits of their conglomerate life sacrifices.  All the billions of dead generations of humans will receive a second chance by means of the resurrection mechanism to live a non degrading everlasting life.


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STAGES IN RAISING THE TEMPLE

1. First corner stone.
The value of the ransom sacrifice of Jesus' executed life is presented to God in the real Holy of Holies, God's throne, in spring 33.  Authorised purchasing power from God is secured and used to buy the up grading of 144,000 to the standard of "Sons of God" and their subsequent resurrection.  The first living stone is set as the foundation
key corner stone in building this new spiritual temple in 33. 1 Peter 2:7  "the stone that the builders rejected, has become the chief cornerstone”.

2. First group of building stones collected.
From Pentecost 33 AD and for a period of one 'generation', the first members of  the 144,000 potential priests (living stones) are selected by God.  Once cleansed of Adamic and personal sin, these are born again ransomed 'Sons of God' and now have a value to their lives.  Those remaining faithful to sacrificial death in God's service, provide their own individual life sacrifices, presenting their blood on the same alter,  "And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death" Rev 12:11. This first contingency of thousands of temple stones were purchased within a generation between 33 to 70 AD,  toward the beginning of the first '1,000 year day' (33 -1033).

3. Second group of building stones collected.
The remaining second part of the 144,000 living stones are recruited just prior to the King of kings taking up regal power at his coronation in 2033.  Those recruited during this period also need to remain loyal in God's service, offering sacrificial deaths of their blood and bodies.  The second part of these under-priests are purchased toward the  end of the second '1,000 year day' (1033 - 2033) between 2029 and 2033.

Weighing this bible evidence, Jesus' words take on a greater significance. The first two 1,000 year days for building the temple with selected living stones, so that it is completed and fully functional in the third 1,000 year day 2033 to 3033.

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TEMPLE RAISED IN THREE DAYS  JOHN 2:19

CONSTRUCTING GOD'S TEMPLE BY DAY THREE
                                                                                                                                      
  33 AD                                            2033                     3033
   |                                                 |                        |

   |<------ 1st Day ------->|<------ 2nd Day ------->|<------ 3rd Day ------->|     
   |  1,000 Year God day
    |  1,000 Year God day    |  1,000 Year God day    |  
   |________________________|________________________|________________________|
   |                                                 |                        |
   |<---- 2 God Days constructing the temple ------->|<-----3rd God day ----->|       

   |      with selected human living stones          |     Temple complete    |

   |           a total of 144,001 stones             |    and operational     |
   |                                                 |  with 144,000 priests  |
   |                                                 |  plus one High priest  |
   |                                                 |                        |
   |<----------------- 2,000 years,  --------------->|
<----- 1,000 years ---->|  
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  "Jesus said to them: “Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”


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"ON THE THIRD DAY I SHALL COMPLETE THE PROCESS PERFECTLY"


Jesus' statement about three days at Luke 13:32 "I am casting out demons and accomplishing healing today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be finished" harmonises with his three days reference at John 2:19 “Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up”.  It was in the winter of  33, some four months before his death, that Jesus prophesied about casting out demons accomplishing healing today and tomorrow, and finishing it on the third day.  These are obviously not literal 24 hour days.

Marshall's interlinear Greek/English text reads: "I expel demons and cures accomplish today and tomorrow, and on the third (day) I am perfected".

Westcot and Hort, Interlinear reads; "I am throwing out demons and healings I am finishing off today and tomorrow and to the third (day) I am being perfected."

The word translated 'reach my goal', 'perfected', or 'finished' is translated from the Greek word Teleiovmai which has the following root meanings;

Teleios = having reached its end.
Teleioo = to bring to an end by completing perfectly.
Teleiosis = a perfect completion to a process.
Teleiotes = as above but stressing the accomplishing with view to the result.


Weighing the above, a more accurate understanding of the words of Jesus words
at Luke 13:32 could read ~

"Today and tomorrow I will be driving away demons and healing people, but on the third (day) I will compete the process perfectly ."


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HARMONY OF SCRIPTURE
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Just before he made this statement, Jesus had been talking about the situation of the faithful dead, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all the prophets; he explained that they would be involved in future Kingdom activitiesHis context is the Kingdom in connection with these prophets and his own death.  We can eliminate the application to three literal days because Jesus himself says in verse 33 that, for the following three literal days, he will be on the move to avoid Herod killing him outside of Jerusalem.  "But today, tomorrow and the next day I must travel on, because it is not possible for the prophet to die outside of Jerusalem".

Jesus' words at Luke 13:32 "on the third (day) I will perfectly complete the process"  harmonises with John 2:19,21 "Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up".  When applying the same 1,000 year 'day' periods to Luke 13: 32, the whole thing makes sense.

Jesus' reference to today and tomorrow, or two days is referring to two 1,000 year 'God days' covering 2,000 years, when he would be driving away the disruptions of demonic influence from his Kingdom construction work.  This was one of Jesus' primary objectives "For this purpose the Son of  God was revealed so that the works of the devil could be undone" 1 John 3:8.   At the same time, healing selected persons of the effects of Adamic disease, giving them a rebirth in order to become part of the living stone construction in the spiritual temple "I am casting out demons and accomplishing healing today and tomorrow".

At verse 32, he says "I will complete the process perfectly on the third day".  After two 1,000 year days or 2,000 years (33 to 2033), there is a third day or a third 1,000 year period running from 2033 to 3033.  During this period "on the third (day) I will complete perfectly the process".  The effects of all demonic influence and human disease will be neutralised for those referred to as justified.  These will be spiritually healed during this third day period in which he will perfectly complete this work through the operational spiritual temple. An additional prophetic reference to a three day period is made at Hosea 6:1,2:  "He will make us alive after two days, on the third day he will make us get up and we shall live before him".

During the third 1,000 year day 2033 to 3033, the "better" earthly resurrection of those justified ones takes place.  Those who died loyal to God are made alive again, "in order that they might attain a better resurrection" Hebrews 11:36.  These ones are not part of the 144,000.  Toward the beginning of the third 1,000 year day, these loyal ones will be resurrected and become active earthly citizens of the Kingdom during its 1,000 year reign.



 

THE THREE DAYS OF LUKE 13:32
                                                                                                                                      
  33 AD                                            2033                     3033
   |         Today                  Tomorrow         |                        |

   |<------ 1st Day ------->|<------ 2nd Day ------->|<------ 3rd Day ------->|     
   |  1,000 Year God day
    |  1,000 Year God day    |  1,000 Year God day    |  
   |________________________|________________________|________________________|
   |                                                 |                        |
   |<---- today and tomorrow covers 2,000 years -
--->|<-----3rd God day ----->|       
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riving away the disruptions of demonic     |  Jesus will perfectly  |
   |     influence while healing members of the      |  complete all of the   |
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144,000 during the Kingdoms           |  Kingdoms objectives   |
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construction period              |                        |
   |                                                 |                        |
   |<----------------- 2,000 years,  --------------->|
<----- 1,000 years ---->|  
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"Today and tomorrow I will be driving away demons and healing people,
but on the third (day) I will perfectly complete the process."




These three scriptures, John 2:19, Luke 13:32-33 and Hosea 6:1-2, when  a 1,000 year "day" period is applied to them, all  harmonise and complement each other, interlocking with so many other bible time prophecies.  We are drawing close to the end of the second day, with all its implications. For further information, see  Revealing the Sons of God.


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