Ezekiel 44 - The Millennium



Ezekiel 44                                                         Book of Ezekiel  Book of Psalms
 
Ezekiel 44:1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.
  • Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut
  • It shall not be opened, and No man shall enter in by it
  • Because the LORD, the God of Israel
  • 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.
3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
  • The glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD:
  • And I fell upon my face.
5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
  • Mark well = set thine heart
  • Ordinances = statutes
  • Entering in = entrance
  • Going forth = outgoings
  • Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
  • Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
  • 1 Chronicles 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.
6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,

7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
  • Strangers = sons of the foreigner
  • Pollute = profane
  • Offer = bring near
  • Circumcision = Is of the heart now, for all man and women
  • Leviticus 26:41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
    42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
  • Jeremiah 9:25 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;
    26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
  • It comes down to the two words = follow God = circumcised or follow Satan = uncircumcised
  • Leviticus 3:16 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the Lord's.
    17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
  • Leviticus 17:5 To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the Lord, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the Lord.
    6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savour unto the Lord.
8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
  • Ye have not kept = keepers of the charge of the altar
  • Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
  • Holy = Separated, or set apart for God
  • What's the 4th trumpet?
  • 1/3 of the Christians are spiritually dead to GOD'S WORD.
  • 4th trumpet = It's to make a choice,  choose to follow God or Satan
  • Four means Denotes creative works (3+1), and always has reference to the material creation, as pertaining to the earth, and things "under the sun", and things terrestrial.
  • Darkness means oppose of the truth = deception and confusing
  • 1 King 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
  • Jesus said = John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
  • Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
  • Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. 
  • 35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
  • 36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
  • The world is dark, and this Book is the only light in it = God Word Is The Light
  • Daniel 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
  • Satan's the prince of night.
  • God has called you to be a child of light.
  • Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
  • 1/3 of them was darkened = Christians = no truth = because of the false pastors = No truth; no light.
  • 3rd seal - The Famine of God's Word, not being taught, False set of Balances, inflation, and hardship.
  • Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
  • 1/3 of them was darkened = Christians = no truth = because of the false pastors = No truth; no light.
  • 3rd seal - The Famine of God's Word, not being taught, False set of Balances, inflation, and hardship.
  • All Knowledge is gone, because God's word is not taught,  they became a yes person. They go the ways of the world.
  • They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it.
  • 1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
    2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
    3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
    4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
    5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
  • Ezekiel 40:46 And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the Lord to minister unto him.
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
  • No stranger, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
  • The 144,000 that have bowed a knee to Satan, and because of this iniquity they are given charge of the Lord's house and shall minister to the people, but they may not come near to the Lord.
  • The priests the Levites. Referring to the distinction between the Levitical priests and all other priests (heathen, Israelitish, or tribal).
11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
  • They shall stand before them to minister unto them.
  • Slay the burnt offering = end times love = God wants your love
  • Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
  • Mercy = Love
  • Matthew 9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
  • Matthew 12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
  • 1 Corinthians 5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
    4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    5 To deliver s
    uch an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
    6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
    7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even
    Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.

12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.
  • Caused = were to the house of Israel for a stumbling block of iniquity.
13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.
  • Not come near unto Me = This is to be the punishment to 144,000.
  • Only the overcomes, God's elect can come near to the Lord
  • Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
  • Deuteronomy 17:9 The expression refers to the Levitical priests as distinct from the Tribal priests (or Levites).
  • The priests the Levites = Referring to the distinction between the Levitical priests and all other priests (heathen, Israelitish, or tribal).
14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.
  • The 144,000, cannot minister unto the Lord.
15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:
  • Good reading Romans 11 and Romans 8
  • Zadok: In Hebrew means sons of the just
  • It is repeated that the son of Zadok, the 7,000 shall minister unto the Lord.
  • Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
  • Blood = is synonymous with "life" = today = prayers
  • For Life Today Keep in mind the promised blessing. What can you do to "keep" or "take heed to" or "take to heart" the message?
  • Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
  • Blood and Fat = The blood ordinances offer up sacrifice for our sins by the High Priests.
  • Today = our prayers = we ask for forgiveness
  • Before Christ gave himself for our sins, Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
  • Revelation 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
  • Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
    9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
    10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
  • Eph 5:2  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
  • Luke 22:19  And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
    20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you
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  • Lev 23:4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
    5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord's Passover.
    Exodus 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  • Leviticus 17:5 To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the Lord, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the Lord.
    6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savour unto the Lord.
  • Hebrew 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
  • Gal 1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
    4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
  • 1 Corinthians 5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
    4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    5 To deliver s
    uch an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
    6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
    7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even
    Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
  • Hebrew 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
  • Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
  • 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
    11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
    12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    Matthew 11:28 "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest
    Luke 6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.
16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
  • They shall be clothed with linen garments;
18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
  • Bonnets = head = dresses
  • Exodus 28:40 And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.
19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.

20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
  • Only poll = surely clip
21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
  • We know from Luke 20 there is no marriage in heaven, nor are given in marriage.
    Luke 20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
  • World = age
  • This age as distinguished from the age (or dispensation) that is to come, the age to which resurrection is the door of entrance.
  • 35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
  • Good reading Luke 20
  • Leviticus 21:14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
  • They can only go to the house of Israel = Revelation 21 the nations will have kings over their own people.. God told Israel not to mix with other races.
  • 1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
    2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.
  • Their wives = H605 = (certain, mortal) man, people, person, servant, some of them, strangers
  • Strangers = not of the tribes of Israel (Revelation 21)
  • Strangers = sons of the foreigner
  • Israel = he will rule as God; a symbolical name of Jacob
  • Leviticus 21:14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
  • Israel = Can only go to the tribes of Israel
  • John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
  • Heart = Mind
  • 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
  • My Father's house are many mansions, means Resting Place
  • 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be.
  • They can only go to the house of Israel = Revelation 21 the nations will have kings over their own people.
  • Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
  • The king referred to in this verse, are just that, the kings of the earth.
  • This is not talking about our king
  • Remember, the word ''nations'' means ''ethnos'', which is various ethic groups.
  • There will be kingdoms of them outside the 1500 miles and they will live in the light of it.
  • Those that come by salvation, that are saved out of the races after the second death
  • They will live under their own perfect kings, and their own realms
  • Yet, they will draw from the same God
  • Revelation 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
  • Why
  • God is our light
  • 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
    27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
  • This world of false politics and false religious systems is past history.
  • The ''gates'' may be left open because there is no longer a thief.
  • The nations (ethnos) shall glory and honor it because the ruler is fair, just and worthy
  • Nothing shall enter that defileth, for everything that defileth has been consumed by the cleansing fire.
  • Only those that love and serve God may enter
  • See that you do this, and become a citizen of the city named, ''God Is There''
23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
  • The elect shall teach my people the difference between the Holy and profane
  • When Satan is locked into the pit for one thousand years
  • The elect will also teach the world by our witness at the end of this earth age, when the elect are delivered up before the councils and synagogues, when God will speak through us and draw the 144,000 out of confusion. (Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my Sabbaths.

25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
  • Will you know your love one in heaven?
  • Yes, the elect can help their love ones
  • The priests that minister unto the Lord, may not leave His sanctuary to visit any who are still dead to the truth unless it be a family relative. After such visit which defiles them, they must be cleansed seven days before again entering the millennium temple.
26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
  • They must be cleansed seven days before again entering the millennium temple.
27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.

28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
  • I am their inheritance
  • Deuteronomy 10:9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his inheritance, according as the Lord thy God promised him.
  • Deuteronomy 18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and his inheritance.
    2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the Lord is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
  • Numbers 18:20 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.
    21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
    22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.

30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

 
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