The Latter Glory is revealed to us when we read Haggai. The people thought the rebuilt Temple did not compare to the one Solomon built. But they were oh so wrong. The Latter Glory would be far greater than the former.
Haggai 2:9 (NASB)
9 ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the LORD of hosts.”
The Latter Glory of the rebuilt Temple would be realized when Jesus would stand in it one day. The whole reason for building it would point to that moment. After it was built there would be a long period of time that would exist between the Old and New Testament. The inspired Word of God would be silent. Time and creation would be waiting.
Then He would come. Then all would be fulfilled. Jesus would appear and nothing has ever been the same. The Latter Glory of the Temple would be greater than anything Solomon could have built or even imagined. The Latter Glory would change time and eternity. The Latter Glory meant that no longer would we need to go to the Temple to be close to God; now God would be close to us!