The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet 1304 Ezek kc 83-2

What a blessing it will be indeed for those who are part of the First Resurrection.

Let's read some more about the privileges and duties of God's elect,
the priests of the Zadok, the wife of Christ.

Ezekiel 44:15
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: Ezekiel 44:16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
God's elect will see that all the laws and ordinances
of the house are executed
as per Yeshua's commands.

You might say that they are even His "rod",
or at least they carry it forth,
with which He rules and maintains discipline in the temple
and among the nations during the Millennium,
for they SHALL keep His 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.
You will find that verse 18 explains that the priests of the Zadok are not to wear anything
that makes them sweaty (unclean),
like wool, which is therefore not "righteous" material.

We will learn that the Zadok can actually become unclean,
i.e. defiled, when they leave the inner court
and so before they return they will need to go through a cleansing and purification process of seven days.

So all of their clothing while they are in the Inner Court shall be of nothing but fine linen,
i.e. they shall have on pure "righteousness" when they are in His presence.

That is what fine "linen" represents as documented in Rev. 19.

Rev. 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
The bride dresses in her fine white linen wedding dress on her wedding day,
at her marriage, doesn't she?

This is symbolic of God's elect gathering unto Christ, the Bridegroom.

[8] And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
The clean white linen wedding gown represents the "righteousness",
even the virginity of the saints.
[9] And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Again, what a BLESSING it will be to be His wife.
Just imagine what that means!

Hey, come to think of it,
wives are joint-heirs with their husbands, aren't they?

Ezekiel 44:18 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.
So everything from their headdresses [bonnets] to their underwear [breeches - look it up]
shall be of pure white linen.

You know, we often don't think about it this way,
but imagine what a beautiful sight God's elect,
all adorned in their beautiful white linen flowing gowns,
will be to Jesus Christ!

[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.
This is real simple.

They cannot wear their beautiful white linen wedding dresses out in public!

They must take them off and put on street clothes first!

Ezekiel 44:20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
We would say they will be "clean cut" and very neat.
[21] Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
Nothing outward or inward shall alter the purity of His wife in 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.
Don't let this be difficult.

We have just read about the wife of Christ
and yet it is written that "marriage",
as we know it, is a thing of the flesh.

There is NO giving in marriage, as we know it, in the Millennium.


Everyone will be in spiritual bodies even as the angels who are all "sons" of God.

That is why all the angels who appear in the Bible are as young men.

Luke 20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
Ok, we know this to be true.

Now notice the big "But" in verse 35 concerning the Millennium .
(Did that sound right?)

[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:
Not only isn't there any marrying,
there is no "giving" either.

(This really upsets some, especially those [mostly men] who think they will surely miss the "get",
which really is nothing in comparison to what the spiritual bodies have to offer.

I mean, it is like comparing riding a bike
to flying a highly polished spectrum bronze interstellar spacecraft!)

Seriously though, we are to SEE, i.e. understand,
that which is "spiritual", those things which are invisible to the flesh eye,
from that which we SEE in the flesh,
even His eternal power and Godhead.

Here's Paul with the scoop on how it works:

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Physical, fleshly marriage helps us understand our spiritual relationship with Christ.

Let's read again verse 22.

Ezekiel 44:22 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.
Since we have already documented there is no "marrying" in the Millennium,
we know that this is spiritual.

The purpose of the exercise during the Millennium
is to prepare those who didn't make the wedding at Christ's return
for the final wedding at the end of the Millennium.

God's elect, the wife of Christ,
are not going to be running all over the world to other peoples and nations,
preparing wives for that wedding.

They will work, partner so to speak,
with the spiritual virgins [maidens] of the house of Israel.

And aside from ministering unto Christ,
these next two verses contain some of their other duties.

Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
As we noted in one of the previous studies,
when you look out across the land of the free and the home of the brave today,
you can't help but notice the lack of wisdom and understanding and spiritual discernment
among this final generation.

I mean, how in the world have we allowed
such liberal politicians, teachers and preachers to prevail in our land?

It is staggering how many people can't tell the difference
between a fetus and an unborn child,
between living together and fornication,
between alternate lifestyle and sexual perversion,
between the United States form of Government and Cuba's,
between right and wrong,
between good and evil,
between the holy and the profane,
between Jesus Christ and anti-Jesus Christ.

So for the next 1000 years,
they will "Learn to Discern" and the Zadok will see to it that they do!

And when controversy arises,
the Zadok shall settle it in righteous judgment according to God's Word.

Ezekiel 44:24 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.
Won't that just frost the former members of the defunct ACLU
who shall learn there is no such thing as separating God from anything,
especially the Kingdom of God, the Government of God!

And perhaps former members of our
"They Thought They Were Supreme Court"
can lead the opening prayers at football games.

life in the Millennium under God's laws
will be quite a contrast to the last 6,000 years
of man placing his unrighteous laws over God's righteous laws.

Ezekiel 44:25 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.
Again, the priests of the Zadok will not be dealing directly with the spiritually "dead".

You see, the "dead" cannot approach unto Christ during the Millennium,
neither can they approach unto His wife!

However, because of the love and compassion the Zadok have for their loved ones,
and because of Christ's love and compassion for His elect,
they will be able to hang up their wedding dresses
and go past the outer court
and help those loved ones who are having discernment problems
which could jeopardize their salvation
and cause them to perish in the lake of fire.

In so doing this,
they will become defiled,
for as it is written,
they will be holy: Rev. 20:6 "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection.."

Therefore they must go through a 7 day cleansing period
before reentering the Inner Sanctuary.

Seven in Biblical numerics means "spiritual perfection",
the state to which they shall return.

Ezekiel 44:26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
One thing we have learned though,
and that is that we will certainly be able to recognize each other in our spiritual bodies,
won't we?

Just wait until we find out that we look like ourselves.

What a hoot!

After all, we were created in the image of the Elohim,
i.e. God and the angels, i.e. God and His sons,
i.e. God and you and me and our loved ones!

The flesh body is a mirror image of the spiritual body.

[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.
This sin offering is simply to offer our love unto Him who is so good to us.
[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.
In the next chapters we are about to see the division of the land,
even among the tribes of Israel.

the Zadok will get none.


We already read it earlier,
they are co-inheritors with Christ.

We also read that the depth of that statement
"I AM their inheritance" is beyond man's Eye to See,
so let's just sort of SEE it in the physical
and say it will be a family owned universe.

Is it any wonder the scripture says in Rev. 20:6
"Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection..?"

All things belong to God.
Again, how would you like to be an heir to that?

Ezekiel 44:29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
The Zadok will receive the offerings of the people and report them to Jesus Christ.
[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.
Again, as the holy Zadok, the wife of Christ,
they will receive the oblations on behalf of Him
and they will even administer blessings on His behalf.

Well, I can understand that,
because my wife sometimes signs my checks with her name
and the bank always honors them,
because they recognize us as married.

Hmmm. Marriage is really a close relationship, isn't it?

Married people share everything!

Ezekiel 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.
This is simply a figure of speech meaning
that the priests of the Zadok shall partake of only the very best!

Nothing that is defiled shall they receive,
anymore than Christ would receive it.

And please do not misunderstand,
I am in NO WAY making the Zadok equal to Christ.

It's just that He's so good to us and He share's everything with His wife.

Oh how glorious and what a blessing that will be!

Also, just as a reminder,
there will be no flesh and blood nor flesh and blood sacrifices in the kingdom of God,
for flesh and blood cannot even enter therein.

All the worship and sacrifice that shall be given will be spiritual,
even love,
for as it is written:

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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