what the various peoples will be doing during the 1000 year Millennium.
(We are talking here about all the people who ever lived on earth in the flesh)
last nine chapters in Ezekiel,
the book written to the appointed watchmen in this final generation,
are truly exciting,
for amidst the measurements,
much delicious "hidden manna" is found which tells us precisely
what the Millennium will be like
and what the various peoples will be doing during those 1000 years,
i.e. both those people who were part of the First Resurrection
and those who didn't make it
and so must prepare themselves in order to be part of the Second Resurrection
or else be sentenced to perish with the son of perdition in the lake of fire.
must remember as we read these final chapters
that the 7th Trump has already sounded
and ALL mankind including the good, the bad, and the ugly,
have been changed into spiritual, incorruptible bodies,
some having received immortality along with the change of body
and the rest remaining "liable to die",
i.e. retaining the mortal status of their souls (See 1 Cor. 15:50-55).
of the precious truths we will uncover in chapter 43
is that the very Throne of God along with that beautiful sparkling rainbow prism
called the Shekinah Glory which surrounds the Lord GOD,
yes, that VERY THRONE that Ezekiel saw and described in chapter one,
is going to return in the same manner
as it appeared to Ezekiel along the River Chebar
and enter into the east gate.
you remember what that throne was aboard?
It was aboard the Chariot of Israel (2 Kings 2:12),
the highly polished spectrum metal circular flying vehicle
bearing the standards of the tribes of Israel,
i.e. the Lion, the Ox, the Man, and the Eagle (See Num. 2).
Let's jump ahead and read Ezekiel's vision of the glory of God and His throne coming to the temple where the God of Israel will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever.
He shall come and enter into the east gate just like the vision Ezekiel saw by the Chebar River.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.
Wow, what a spectacular sight that will be! 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.
Do you remember Ezekiel's awesome description of the Chariot of Israel entering the temple in chapter 10 and the Glory of the Lord filling the whole house? You may want to reread it.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.
Just as He promised so many times in both the Old and New Testaments, Jesus Christ will come and establish His kingdom and His throne upon this earth. And He will RULE with a "rod of iron", which means with discipline and the House of God shall remain pure and unpolluted for evermore. And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.
 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 carcases of their kings in their high places.
It should also be pointed out before we continue with the measurements of the temple and the city that the Great City will lie parallel with "the very great valley" cloven by Jesus Christ through the Mount of Olives and running east and west. Therefore the 'City of the Great King' will be situated in a magnificent elevated position on the north side of this great valley through which the cleansing waters will flow from the House of God. (See appendix 88, pg. 126, in the Companion Bible.) Here is the creation of the very great valley by our LORD:
We will read more about the living waters flowing from the House of God when we get to chapter 47.Zech. 14:4
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
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