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DANIEL 8:14D GENTILE WORLD MEASURED

Updated: Dec 17, 2022

CHAPTER 14 D



WHEN IS THE GENTILE WORLD MEASURED?


Revelation 11:1-2 implies that after the temple, altar and those who worship therein are measured or judged, there will come a day when the court of the temple, or the Gentile world, or earth will be involved in measurement or judgment. Below we will discover what this day looks like and that this day comes just before Christ, our High Priest, comes out of the temple of God in heaven on the antitypical Day of Atonement.


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-11/


What is the court of the temple? The court of the tabernacle or temple was that which enclosed or surrounded or made the yard of the temple. Also within this enclosure was the altar, and the laver.


COURT H2691

חָצֵר châtsêr, khaw-tsare'; (masculine and feminine); from H2690 in its original sense; a yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls):—court, tower, village.


The outer court was a place the Gentiles (those who were not Jews) were allowed to enter. However, they could not come into the temple itself or it would be considered defiled.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Acts-Chapter-21/


The court contains the altar of sacrifice and the laver representing the courtyard of this world, the place where our Lord was obedient unto death.


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-40/


On the antitypical Day of Atonement, the High Priest (Jesus Christ) will leave the reconciliation work inside the temple of measuring (judgment or atonement) the temple of God, and the altar (altar of incense), and them that worship therein. He then will wash, change His clothes and go into the outer court to make a sacrifice for a sin offering. But what happens just before He goes into the outer court is the measuring of the Gentiles.


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Leviticus-Chapter-16/

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ezekiel-Chapter-43/


In Ezekiel we are shown a prophetic vision of what takes place when Christ, our High Priest, moves on the antitypical Day of Atonement, from the mercy seat or judgment seat of Christ to the threshold of the door leading out of the temple to the court of the temple. It is then, that the temple is filled with a cloud and the courtyard of this earth is filled with the brightness of the Lord’s glory.


Ezekiel 10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD'S glory.


On the antitypical Day of Atonement, when Christ moves to the threshold, just about to go measure the outer court, He calls to the Man clothed in linen, representative of the Person of the Holy Spirit, Who has the writer’s ink horn (2 Corinthians 3:3) Remember it is the Spirit of God Who writes God’s law on our hearts and minds changing us into the image of God (Hebrews 10:15-16; 2 Corinthians 3:18). In this case, the Spirit of God is told to seal (Ephesians 4:30) or mark the foreheads (minds) of the men who are sighing due to the abominations that are done within God’s city, Jerusalem (Ezekiel 9:3-4; Hebrews 12:22-25).

2 Corinthians 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart….

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Corinthians-Chapter-3/

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Hebrews-Chapter-10/

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Corinthians-Chapter-3/

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ephesians-Chapter-4/

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Hebrews-Chapter-12/


He is told to go through the midst of Jerusalem, representative of God’s heavenly church, in which the names of those who have given their hearts to God are come. But then God commands the other six men with weapons to smite any man who does not have the mark (seal of God). They are told to begin at His sanctuary but later in verse 7 they are to fill the courts with the slain.


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ezekiel-Chapter-9/


Comparing scripture with scripture, this mark is seen in the New Testament as the Seal of God. Prior to the seven last plagues, those who are God’s people, symbolized in Ezekiel 9:4 by those “of Jerusalem” and below by the “servants of God” or the 144,000 of the tribes of the children of Israel, are sealed with His name or character. After they are sealed, scripture tells us the four winds of the earth (powers of the earth) are to be loosed to do their final work of destruction.


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-7/

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-14/


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ezekiel-Chapter-9/


However, notice in Ezekiel 9:3 that the “Glory of God was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was to the threshold of the house.” Ezekiel 10:4 tells us that at the time when “the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house,” the house was filled with a cloud and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord’s glory.

Ezekiel 10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD'S glory.

Did you notice that when the the court is full of the brightness of the glory of the Lord, the temple house is filled with a cloud in Ezekiel 10:4; Revelation 15:8, calling the cloud, smoke, tells us that the antitype of this significant event in Ezekiel 10:4 happens in heaven during when the seven last plagues fall.

Revelation 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-15/


God’s mercy is everlasting. And just before the time when the seventh plagues is poured out, the one concerning the final fall of Babylon, the earth is to be filled with the glory of the Lord. This is before great Babylon comes in remembrance before God. Just like above when the temple is filled with smoke or a cloud, the earth or outer court, or Gentile world is to be lightened with the glory of God.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-16/


Between the sixth and seventh plagues, the Gentile world (not Christians, but those without the knowledge of God) are given one last opportunity to see His glory and to know Him. During this time, they are told Babylon is fallen and are given a final call to come out of Babylon which includes the pagan systems of the world as well as of the apostate church. (Revelation 18:2-4).

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-18/

Though the world is to have one last chance to accept Christ, this work of judgment must eventually end or be completed or finished.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ezekiel-Chapter-9/

Going back to look at Leviticus 16 we see that on the Day of Atonement, when His work of atonement or reconciliation was done or completed inside the temple, the High Priest left His work at the mercy seat and changed His clothes and came out to the outer court of the temple.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Leviticus-Chapter-16/

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ezekiel-Chapter-44/

In the same way, our High Priest in Heaven will one day say “It is finished!” He will leave His work of atonement in the sanctuary of heaven and and will return to the courtyard of this earth to get His people. The mystery of God is finished. There is no more gospel call. The work of gospel sanctification is complete. The last period of earth’s probation is complete.

What mystery?

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Romans-Chapter-16/

Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.


A MARK ON THE HEART OR MIND THAT TAKES THE PLACE OF SIN


In the very end of time, like at other times in the history of God’s church, there is pollution within the church itself. God has a special mark placed on those within His church who do not go along with the abominations entering the church. This mark in the end of time is the seal of God or God’s name (His character) written in the foreheads or minds of men.

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ezekiel-Chapter-9/


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-7/


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-14/


Notice this group of people have the Father’s name or character written on their hearts and minds and they are found without fault before the throne of God. This is Day of Atonement language. That is because Jesus, their High Priest, who is at the throne of God has applied His blood and atoned for or removed their sins from their hearts and minds and placed His character or image or the name of the Father there.


The message of the Day of Atonement includes a personal message of warning to the world. This message God’s people must bear in warning to the world. At the end of time, the Man of Sin is to become active again. There will be a church state power who will once again try to force men to worship contrary to the Will of God. We find this message in the third angel’s message of Revelation 14. This power has its own mark or seal to write into the minds and hands of men. Rather than God’s image they take on the image of the beast which is salvation by the works of man. But there are a people who stay faithful to God, who keep His commandments and who have the testimony of Jesus Christ.



This moment in time, when the Gentile world will have a last call to either receive the mark of the beast or the seal of God is called the battle of Armaggedon. It is God’s mercy during His wrath. It is His final call to come out of her (Babylon), my people. And it is the last call to all the earth to join team Heaven.


ARMAGEDDON G717

†Ἀρμαγεδδών Armageddṓn, ar-mag-ed-dohn'; of Hebrew origin (H2022 and H4023); Armageddon (or Har-Meggiddon), a symbolic name:—Armageddon.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g717/kjv/tr/0-1/


MOUNTAIN OR HILL H2022

הַר har, har; a shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively):—hill (country), mount(-ain), × promotion.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h2022/kjv/wlc/0-1/


MEGIDDO H4023

מְגִדּוֹן Mᵉgiddôwn, meg-id-done'; (Zechariah H12) or מְגִדּוֹ Mᵉgiddôw; from H1413; rendezvous; Megiddon or Megiddo, a place in Palestine:—Megiddo, Megiddon.

DESTRUCTION H12

אַבְדָן ʼabdân, ab-dawn'; from H6; a perishing:—destruction.

CROWD, GASH, ASSEMBLE, GATHER, CUT SELVES H1413

גָּדַד gâdad, gaw-dad'; a primitive root (compare H1464); to crowd; also to gash (as if by pressing into):—assemble (selves by troops), gather (selves together, self in troops), cut selves.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h1413/kjv/wlc/0-1/


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Joel-Chapter-3/


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Habakkuk-Chapter-3/






CHAPTER SUMMARY


WHEN IS THE GENTILE WORLD MEASURED?


Revelation 11:1-2 implies that after the temple, altar and those who worship therein are measured or judged, there will come a day when the court of the temple, or the Gentile world, or earth will be involved in measurement or judgment. The outer court mentioned in Revelation 11:1-2 was a place the Gentiles or Greeks were allowed to enter. However, they could not come into the temple itself or it would be considered defiled.


The court contains the altar of sacrifice and the laver representing the courtyard of this world or the place where our Lord was obedient unto death. After His death, Christ ascended to His work in the temple of Heaven as our High Priest.


On the antitypical Day of Atonement of Leviticus 16, the high priest left the reconciliation work inside the temple of measuring (judgment or reconciliation) for the temple of God, and the altar (altar of incense), and them that worship therein, washed, changed His clothes and went into the outer court to make a sacrifice for a sin offering. What happened just before He went into the outer court is representative of the prophetic “measuring of the Gentiles.”


In Ezekiel we are shown a prophetic vision of what takes place when Christ as our High Priest moves on the antitypical Day of Atonement from the mercy seat or judgment seat of Christ to the threshold of the door leading out of the temple to the court of the temple. It is then, that the temple is filled with a cloud and the court is filled with the brightness of the Lord’s glory.


On the antitypical Day of Atonement, when Christ moves to the threshold, before He goes into the outer court, He calls to the Man clothed in linen, representative of the Person of the Holy Spirit, Who has the writer’s ink horn (2 Corinthians 3:3) Remember it is the Spirit of God Who writes God’s law on our hearts and minds changing us into the image of God (Hebrews 10:15-16; 2 Corinthians 3:18). In this case, the Spirit of God is told to seal (Ephesians 4:30) or mark the foreheads (minds) of the men who are sighing due to the abominations that are done within God’s city, Jerusalem (Ezekiel 9:3-4).


Comparing scripture with scripture, this mark is seen in the New Testament as the Seal of God. Prior to the seven last plagues, those who are God’s people, symbolized in Ezekiel 9:4 by those “of Jerusalem” and below by the “servants of God” or the 144,000 of the tribes of the children of Israel, are sealed with His name or character. After they are sealed, scripture tells us the four winds of the earth (powers of the earth) are to be loosed to do their final work of destruction.


However, notice in Ezekiel 9:3 that the “Glory of God was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was to the threshold of the house.” Ezekiel 10:4 tells us that at the time when “the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house,” the house was filled with a cloud and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord’s glory.

When the the court is full of the brightness of the glory of the Lord, the temple house is filled with a cloud in Ezekiel 10:4; Revelation 15:8, calling the cloud, smoke, tells us that the antitype of this significant event in Ezekiel 10:4 happens in heaven just before and during when the seven last plagues fall.

God’s mercy is everlasting. And just before the time when the seventh plagues is poured out, the one concerning the final fall of Babylon, the earth is to be filled with the glory of the Lord one more time. Just like above when the temple is filled with smoke or a cloud, the earth or outer court, or Gentile world is to be lightened with the glory of God.


Between the sixth and seventh plagues, the Gentile world, not Christians but those without the knowledge of God, are given one last opportunity to see His glory and to know Him. During this time, they are told Babylon is fallen and are given a final call to come out of Babylon which includes the pagan systems of the world as well as of the church. (Revelation 18:2-4).

Though the world is to have one last chance to accept Christ, this work of judgment must eventually end or be completed or finished. Going back to look at Leviticus 16 we see that on the Day of Atonement, when His work of atonement or reconciliation was done or completed inside the temple, the High Priest left His work at the mercy seat and changed His clothes and came out to the outer court of the temple.


A MARK ON THE HEART OR MIND THAT TAKES THE PLACE OF SIN


In the very end of time, like at other times in the history of God’s church, there is pollution within the church itself. God has a special mark placed on those within His church who do not go along with the abominations entering the church. This mark in the end of time is the seal of God or God’s name (His character) written in the foreheads or minds of men.


Notice this group of people have the Father’s name or character written on their hearts and minds and they are found without fault before the throne of God. This is Day of Atonement language. That is because Jesus, their High Priest, who is at the throne of God has applied His blood and atoned for or removed their sins from their hearts and minds and placed His character or image or the name of the Father there.


The message of the Day of Atonement includes a personal message of warning to the world. This message God’s people must bear in warning to the world. At the end of time, the Man of Sin is to become active again. There will be a church state power who will once again try to force men to worship contrary to the Will of God. We find this message in the third angel’s message of Revelation 14. This power has its own mark or seal to write into the minds and hands of men. Rather than God’s image they take on the image of the beast which is salvation by the works of man. But there are a people who stay faithful to God, who keep His commandments and who have the testimony of Jesus Christ.


There is a final moment in time, when, by the mercy of God, the Gentile world will have a last gospel call to either receive the mark of the beast or the seal of God, called the battle of Armaggedon.It is God’s mercy during His wrath.It is His final call to come out of her (Babylon), my people.And it is a call to all the earth.This is the measuring or judgement of the Gentile world. There is not another prophetic period of probation. The judgm

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