I have a slightly different idea for this Third Temple: made without hands and bricks. That temple, whose foundation is Jesus, has been in the building mode for almost 2,000 years. The one they built in Babel was of bricks and mortor. It was destroyed and they called it "Ruins". I thought that was an appropiate name. ;o)
The start of the third temple was at Pentecost when the 120 were filled with the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:1-4 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
1 Cor. 3:16 “Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Rev. 2:10 “Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: you be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.”
Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”
Luke 4:18-21 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”
That year and day was the appointed time and acceptable year of the Lord: It was 490 years from the beginning of the reign of Artaxerxes I [Ahasuerus] the son of Xerxes I who was the son of Darius I: all kings of Persia.
Those 70 weeks were weeks-of-years making 490 years. In the time of Enoch and Noah there were 364 days for the year. After the flood God stretched out the heavens and added 1 day to the year making it 365: Later in the time of Hezekiah as a sign that he would heal him he again stretched out the heavens by a quarter of a day making the year 365 ¼ days long. The shadow of the dial of Ahaz went down backwards by 10 degrees for only Hezekiah and Isaiah to see. There has never been a 360-day year. The months were 28 days long and there were 13 months even after the flood. Those extra days were days out-of-time. Each year began on the spring equinox when the sun entered Aries the Lamb. By following this method the feast days were exactly the same year after year until the end of time. Enoch said that if they changed it they would be sinning and he said they would. Daniel said the same.
Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
This has certainly happened. We obviously do not use Noah’s calendar today. If we did we might know when the horse and his rider are going to be thrown into the sea.
It was the 63rd week and in the midst of that week Jesus was crucified for the many or everyone. God gave his only Son to pay the price for our sins. So at Pentecost the 70 weeks were completed. Where do the 7 years of tribulation come from? In the twinkling of an eye it will all be over.
That's my take on the matter, Jeanne