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Ezekiel 42 – 43

 Ezekiel 42

Ezekiel 42 – 43 animation

All the measurement of the millennial Temple are of one cubit to which is added one span.  This adds up to two feet, making the reed of Ezekiel 40, to be twelve feet long.  The animator’s measurements are shorter and smaller than they should be.  The millennial Temple will be even larger than the animations describe!

Ezekiel 40:5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house [millennial Temple] round about, and in the man’s hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth [I.E. six cubits and six hand breadths]: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.

Ezekiel 42:1 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.

42:2 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty cubits.

42:3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.

42:4 And before the chambers was a walk to ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

42:5 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

42:6 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

42:7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.

42:8 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.

42:9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the utter court.

42:10 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against the building.

42:11 And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.

42:12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.

42:13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.

42:14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

42:15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

42:16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

42:17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

42:18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

42:19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

42:20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

 

Ezekiel 43

The East Gate through which the Prince enters and advances to the West towards the Most Holy Place.  Pagans always advance towards the East to face towards the rising sun god; while the true godly always turn their backs to the sun in the East  to seek the Eternal in the West. 

The temple is constructed with the Most Holy Place in the West so that the worshipers have to face the West and turn their backs to the sun.  From these drawings you can see the entry of the East Gate and the advance towards the Most Holy Place in the West.

 

 ezekieltempleMessiah will come from the east and will enter the East Gate to minister as the High Priest of the Father.

Ezekiel 43:1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: 43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.

The Messiah of Israel the Christ, is now God’s spiritual High Priest – with the restoration of the spiritual priesthood of Melchizedek – and will enter the Temple compound through the East Gate.  This Being is the same Being that Ezekiel saw in the first of his visions by the river.

43:3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.

The brightness of Messiah the Christ, the God of Abraham who gave up his God-hood to be made flesh; fills the temple house, the Holy Place

43:4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. 43:5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.

43:6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man [angel] stood by me.

Remember that God the Father does not come down from heaven until the whole earth is cleansed by fire and then he comes with the eternal New Jerusalem.  Therefore this prophecy is about the Son, the Creator, the spiritual High Priest of the New Covenant.

43:7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever [from that time forward], and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.

43:8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed:  wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.

No more will men sin and commit abominations to defile the Holy Mount.  Remember that in ancient Israel the top of the mount was divided with one half being for the temple, and the other half being the palace of many wicked kings.

43:9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.

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Ezekiel is told to record the plans of the millennial Temple which will then cover the WHOLE top of the Holy Mount, that Israel may see the glory of the millennial rule of the King of kings and be ashamed for all their wickedness.  

43:10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.

Just as physical Israel is commanded to keep all the ordinances of this physical Temple;  spiritual Israel is commanded to keep all the ordinances of the spiritual Temple, which ordinances are the whole Word of God. 

Those who commit willful sin or tolerate any sin for the sake of organizational unity, saying that Christ understands and will overlook our willful sin, are of the Adversary Satan the devil; such people shall not enter the resurrection to spirit unless they sincerely repent.

43:11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.

The palace of a wicked king shall never again share the mountain with the Temple of God the Father!  That will be a law of the millennial Temple and of the Holy Mountain!

43:12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

Ezekiel 40:5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house [millennial Temple] round about, and in the man’s hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth [I.E. six cubits and six hand breadths]: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.

The Altar Described

Ezekiel 43:13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.

The animation of the altar is only a conception from the description. This picture is an alternate representation of the Altar.

 

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43:14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.

43:15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four horns.

43:16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.

43:17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.

When the millennial Temple and the altar are constructed, then the descendants of Zadok will again be sanctified to offer physical sacrifices on the Temple altar.

43:18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon.

Yes, in the millennium there will again be physical sacrifices and a restored physical priesthood to serve in physical things! 

Yes, there will also be a spiritual priesthood of the chosen to serve in spiritual things! 

The seven day sanctification of the descendants of Zadok to serve in the millennial Temple; and on the eighth day [the eighth day always pictures a New Beginning] they shall begin their service.

43:19 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.

43:20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.

43:21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary.

43:22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.

43:23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.

43:24 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

43:25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.

43:26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.

43:27 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your [the peoples] burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.

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