So he measured the length thereof twenty cubits
That is, of the most holy place, from east to west; which was the measure of it in Solomon's temple, ( 1 Kings 6:20 ) : and the breadth twenty cubits before the temple:
that is answerable or according to the breadth of the temple or holy place; which was also twenty cubits in breadth: this stood at the west end of it, and was equal in breadth to it; see ( 1 Kings 6:2 1 Kings 6:20 ) : and he said unto me, this is the most holy place;
the divine Person in human form said to the prophet, take notice of this building; this answers to the most holy place in the temple. This was an emblem of the most holy and perfect state of the church on earth; it represents the New Jerusalem church state, that holy city, and into which nothing shall enter that defiles; and, as in the most holy place, the divine Shechaniah or majesty of God dwelt; so here will dwell in person the God-man and Mediator, the head of the church, our Lord Jesus; whose tabernacle will now be with men, in this perfect state, raised from the dead, and he will dwell among them: and as this most holy place in its dimensions is a foursquare, so is the holy city described; denoting its stability and perfection; see ( Revelation 21:2 Revelation 21:3 Revelation 21:16 Revelation 21:27 ) .