- God shaking the heavens and the earth is a recurring description of the “day of the Lord”, which means that when the time comes, God will deal with the unrighteous, judge them and restore those who have faithfully followed God.
- When Jesus returns to earth, it says, “29“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Mt 24:29–30)
- Just before Jesus gives his disciples the task of going out to work, Jesus says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Mt 28:18)
- This may refer to the battle of Armageddon, when God will gather all the nations and fight against them himself (Zech 14:1-4).
- Although the first temple was magnificently beautiful and filled with the glory of God (1 Kings 8:10-11), this second temple was honored with a personal visit from the Lord Jesus Himself (Luke 2)!
- Today, the Temple in Jerusalem does not exist and Christians are divided on the question of whether a third temple will be built.
- Paul asks a question of all who believe in Jesus, “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).
- Just as the first temple was filled with the glory of God and the second temple had a personal encounter with Jesus, so God wants his church today to be filled with the Spirit of God and have a personal encounter with Jesus.