Yochanan is giving a measuring stick and told to measure the Millennial Temple and the Altar. Specific measurements for the Temple are revealed by the prophet Ezekiel. He measures the thickness of the walls, the gates, the gate entrances, the guard rooms, the courtyard, and the sanctuary, and the Most Holy Place (Ezekiel 42). He is also given the dimensions of the Altar:
Most Christians acknowledge that Jesus was not born on December 25 in the middle of winter. Yet few realize that his birth is outlined in the Bible if they could unravel some of the clues given to them in the gospels that refer back to the Hebrew Scriptures. The account of the ‘reason for the season’ begins in the book of Luke chapter 1 when Zechariah was in the Temple burning incense to God. The time of his Temple service is the key to understanding when of the birth of his son, John, took place as well as the birth of Jesus (Yeshua).
What is wrong with us? Why are we so fanatical? Why don’t we celebrate Christmas? Why do we not see the whole pagan history as some crazy myth? Years ago while researching the roots of Christmas, we stumbled across the following poem. It deeply affected us because we wanted no part in keeping alive a pagan god’s festival. The Spirit of Elohim convicted us of any further participation in the holiday and the season. To those who would scoff, the very next year we received our first Saturnalia card.
The ‘spirit’ behind Christmas has actually deceived the masses while perpetuating a false god worship that began in Mesopotamia with the god, Marduk. It progressed through early Europe and the Celts with the Yuletide and Scandinavia with “the Prodigal Sun.” As centuries passed, Persians celebrated it centered on the god Mithra, and eventually in Rome, it was commemorated as Saturn’s day or the Saturnalia.