Ezekiel Chapter 43
"The Millennium Age"
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
Keep in mind that in this vision, you are not in the flesh body, nor in this flesh age. You are in the Millennium Age. The time of I Corinthians 15:50-54 is in the past and all souls are living in their new spiritual bodies as the angels have. At the sounding of the seventh trump, that instant in time, in the wink of an eye, the flesh age came to a close, and we entered into a dispensation of a different dimension. Jesus Christ is here on earth, and the things of the flesh age just are not here and available to anyone, for we will exist in a manner of life as the angels are to us today.
Our Lord Jesus Christ has returned to earth to dwell on earth and to set up His kingdom here on earth. The new Temple of God has been built in Jerusalem, and the dimensions of the Temple and that city are given in the prior three chapters. Those that overcame Satan at the close of the flesh age, those called the "elect" now have received their rewards, and are the Zadok of this Millennium age. Though sacrifices are made, remember that there are no flesh and blood in any form, for "flesh and blood cannot enter the kingdom of God", and we are now in that kingdom in these next few chapters.
Ezekiel 43:1 "Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east:"
The "east gate" is the gate that faces the mount of Olives.
Ezekiel 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."
This is the kind of glory that emanates from the very throne of God.
Ezekiel 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 vision that Ezekiel had when he was by the River Chebar is recorded in Ezekiel one. It was then that Ezekiel saw that highly polished bronzed vehicle that came down from the heavens and had the very throne of God aboard. God Himself was there. This whole vision of these flying objects arriving was awesome to Ezekiel, and the very presence caused Ezekiel to fall to his face in reverence.
These highly polished bronze vehicles are a thing of old, and what we have today is crude in comparison with God's vehicles. The importance of this chapter is to show that our Lord Himself returned again to show Ezekiel His Temple of the Millennium age. It will not be until after the thousand year Millennium age, and the Judgment that the full Godhead will be on earth, and the new Holy city will be brought to earth eternally; as recorded in Revelation 22. We see in Revelation 15, that during the Millennium age, that heaven is locked shut for a thousand, and this is because their is no death; for all will be in their spiritual bodies, and in the time of learning and discipline.
Because mankind on earth will have our Lord Jesus Christ here, there will be no such thing as "grace", because grace is offered to you by your faith in Jesus Christ, and your believing something that you have not seen. You take God's promises on the authority of God's Written Word. In the Millennium age, all mankind will have seen Jesus Christ at the seventh trumpet, and will have bowed to Him as their God.
So in the Millennium age, it is your works that count, and your abiding and doing things as our Lord prescribes. In Revelation 20:12 the Great white throne judgment, the mankind that is judged is judged by their works alone. This judgment is for those from the Millennium age, for in this flesh earth age of Grace, it is by faith that all mankind is either saved, or not.
"I came to destroy", is an Hebrew idiom, by which the doer is said to do what he declares shall be done.
Ezekiel 43:4 "And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east."
This "house" is not King Solomon's Temple, but the Temple which which Ezekiel had been shown in vision of Chapters 41 and 42. It is the Millennium Temple, which will be built upon Christ's return.
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 43:6 And I heard Him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me."
Ezekiel 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; and My holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high places."
God is not some energy force, He is a person, and we are made in His image. God has feet, as we see here. God is telling Ezekiel that His Holy Name will never again be brought down by men's ways. In this earth age, men are killing and fighting between themselves over their false religious dogma. this will never happen again because at Christ's return, at the seventh trumpet, He will remove Satan, the false prophets [ministers], and all forms of idolatry.
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 43:9 "Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcasses of their kings, far from Me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever."
This will happen when the cleansing is completed, and then God will be with us because He loves us. His Spirit is with us now.
Ezekiel 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."
Now you have to remember here that there is no more flesh that exist on earth during the millennium age to sacrifice. So the sacrifices are in another form, they are in your undivided attention and love to the True Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. The Altar, in these last seventeen verses, is given as nothing more then a set of measurements, with no documentation given in the rest of the Scripture to support the meanings of each of it's details. So we can read all the measurements for the sake of understanding that it will be there. This is similar to the pyramids, which has a set of measurements with no documentation for support of their meaning.
Ezekiel 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 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."
Ezekiel 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 43:13 "And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubits 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 43:15 "So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four hons."
Ezekiel 43:16 "And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof."
Ezekiel 43:17 "And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four square 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 43:26 "Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves."
Ezekiel 43:27 "And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord God."
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