Rabbi Yehudah ben Shomeyr
We know that prophetically that a Third Temple is to be rebuilt. Just as there are Three Temples in our History, symbolically there are Three Types of Temples.
1. The Horizontal Material Temple
2. The Vertical Symbolic Spiritual Temple
3. The Spiritual Bodily Temple that Stand Between the Horizontal and Vertical Temples
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. – Isa. 57:15
The Horizontal Material Temple
This is the Mosaic Tabernacle and the Two and soon to be Third Temple in Jerusalem all built with an Inner Court with its Laver and Brazen Altar. The Holy Place with its Menorah, Altar of Incense, The Table of Showbread and finally the Most Holy Place with the Ark of the Covenant where the Presence of the Almighty dwells.
The Vertical Symbolic Spiritual Temple
This is the Earth which symbolizes the Inner Court with the Seas as its Laver and the Earths molten core as the Brazen Altar. They you have outer space with is the Holy Place. The Table of Showbread is the stars which holds the elements of life symbolizes the bread which is the staple of life. The sun is the Altar of Incense and the Planets is like the branches on the Menorah. Beyond the known Universe is the Holy of Holies where GOD dwells with His angels.
The Spiritual Bodily Temple that Stand Between the Horizontal and Vertical Temples
“…know ye not that your body is the temple…” – I Cor. 6:19
This is our Body which is the Inner Court, our Soul which is the Holy Place and our Spirit which is the Most Holy Place.
Within our Body we have the bowels is the Inner Court which contain the Brazen Altar which burns our food and the Laver where our water is. We read many times in the Scriptures where the bowels symbolizes and represents our emotions.
Our heart is the Holy Place where we commune with God and therein contains the Lamp our life, the Altar of Incense the prayers we raise upon the heart and the table of showbread where we feast, commune with GOD.
Our brain is like the Holy of Holies where some say our spirit resides, a place where the spirit and flesh somehow mysteriously connect. It is where the Third or Prophetic Eye is. It is a place of Intimacy with the Creator.
Our Body the Temple stands between the Horizontal and the Vertical Temple, in like manner how Yeshua hung between heaven and earth on the cross.
The Temple is whole of existence in macro and micro form from the Universe to the atoms that make up our body of clay. All meant to give praise, glory and honor to God and bring us into intimacy with Him.