The American Wisdom Series

The Millennial Temple

About chapters 40 through 48 of Ezekiel.

I believe we must keep in mind as we PICTURE this Millennial temple described by Ezekiel that it is no more made out of actual physical bricks and mortar then the linen clothes of the Zadok are actually something physical that they wear. We know that what is describe as linen clothing is really their righteousness, i.e. something spiritual. Rev. 19:8 And to her [the wife of Christ] was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. I believe these brick and mortar descriptions in Ezekiel 40 through 48 are only given to help us see into the spiritual dimension.

Here are the instructions to Ezekiel. He is to "SHOW THE HOUSE to the house of Israel", i.e. to the Christian nations of the world. This should be a no-brainer since he himself has been shown every wall, gate, level, chamber, archway, door, etc., in the whole place, cubit by cubit by the angel who appeared like translucent brass. Have you taken the cubit by cubit tour? You see, the watchman was shown "the house" in a vision, spiritually, even before the Millennium, even as we, today's watchmen, are "seeing" it now in the Word of God. Therefore during the Millennium the watchman will be a show-er not a show-ee! Do you understand?

The great day of His wrath, at the sound of the 7th Trump when Jesus Christ returns as King of kings and Lord of lords, will put an end to the whoredoms of man's religions and the "House of God", the very Kingdom of God, will be established upon this earth. We have been reading about that "House of God" and how it will be "arranged" during the 1000 year reign of Christ and His saints. Let's read
in Ezekiel 43 with verse 10.

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.
But now notice why Ezekiel is to show it to them, "that they may be ashamed of their iniquities". They SHALL KNOW that the Word of God was true all along and that which was promised by Him and written of in Ezekiel, which they never studied nor were ever taught by their Biblically illiterate preachers, is present before them. It is a reality. So Ezekiel is to show them the measurements of the pattern, which means show them THE PLAN of GOD and how it is going to be during the Millennium!

Note: We are going to breakdown this next verse phrase by phrase, for contained therein is what the spiritually "dead" people will be doing in the Millennium IF they wish to obtain salvation and be given "life" at the second resurrection (which is the second "raising" to the status of immortality, i.e. eternal life).

[11] And if they be ashamed of all that they have done,
This is a condition! You see, they will already know that He is LORD and that His Word is true, and Ezekiel is going to give them the Grand Tour and show them the "Plan" they must follow. So "IF" they are ashamed of all that they have done, which means they are repentant and finally willing to LISTEN to HIS INSTRUCTIONS, then...
shew them the form of the house,
Explain to them the details of the construction of the Temple, how it is put together.
and the fashion thereof,
Explain to them the arrangement of everything.
and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof,
Explain to them all the "Ins and Outs" of the Plan and who can go where and who can't.
and all the ordinances thereof,
Explain the principles and all the ordinances. We are beginning to SEE how much "discipline" there will be during the Millennium.
and all the forms thereof,
Explain to them all the boundaries and visible forms and what they are for.
and all the laws thereof:
And explain to them 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.
Now write the PLAN down for them so they KNOW exactly WHAT TO DO so that they can DO THEM, IF they are ashamed and now ready to prove their love to Him, not just for one day, but for a thousand years!

Remember, these are the words that the Lord is speaking directly to Ezekiel from within the Inner Court on His throne!

Ezekiel 43:12
This is [will be] 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.
This will be the law regarding the Temple: Holiness! The whole area of the Temple upon the mountain SHALL BE HOLY, even MOST HOLY! Behold, this is how it is going to be. It is the Law of the house throughout the Millennium. Things will be quite different soon, won't they?

In the 44th chapter we are going to read the following concerning the Priests of the Zadok:
Ezekiel 44:17
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.
Now in our mind's eye we can SEE and PICTURE white linen garments but we CANNOT SEE with flesh eyes what this represents in the Kingdom of God, beyond the veil in that dimension where everyone will be in their spiritual bodies.

Here is what the linen garments actually are:

Rev. 19:8
And to her [the wife of Christ] was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Can you place a garment on an attitude? Does love have physical dimensions like length, depth and height? Can you measure love or the things which are spiritual with a yardstick or by the cubit or must you use a spiritual reed and a spiritual cubit? Well, the priests of the Zadok will not actually be wearing linen robes you visualize in your mind, they will be clothed with righteousness! You see, your righteous acts are all you can take with you (ware) when you die and enter the spiritual dimension!

Likewise, if the righteous acts of the saints can and will be taken with them, so can the unrighteous acts of the unrepentant be taken with them! They will not have white linen garments on, will they?  I'm sorry, you cannot see the King smelling like that with those filthy rags on. They are going to need to be "spiritually" CLEANED UP and PURIFIED and through much SACRIFICE, EARN some linen, for there shall be nothing unclean that shall enter the eternity, the Third Earth Age! Perhaps then we can begin to understand the following measurements of The Altar and the ordinances concerning the sacrifices which will be described in flesh and blood terminology.

The point is that even as the physical "linen garments" represent that which is spiritual so do the animal "sacrifices" described in the rest of this book represent that which is spiritual!
Next the angel will "size up" the Altar for us during the Millennium and we will be shown the details of some of the ordinances pertaining to it!

The Glory of the Lord has just returned to the Inner Court of the Temple and Jesus Christ has now laid down the Law of the House to be in effect for all of the Millennium. And because we will be in the spiritual dimension He has given specific instructions to the watchmen to "mark well" we should BEHOLD with our eyes "to see" and HEAR with our ears "to hear" concerning the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and ALL the laws thereof. Pay real close attention to, i.e. mark well, the "entering in of the house" with "every going forth" of the sanctuary. Why? Because they tell us the duties of the Firstborn, i.e. those of us who will already have received eternal life at the first resurrection and the requirements of the salvation plan for the rest of us, i.e. the "walking dead" (spiritually dead) during the Millennium.

Ezekiel 44:5
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.
Our Father has given us a PICTURE of this Millennial temple and its laws and ordinances that we may see the plan of God in the Millennium.
That we focus on the spiritual is extremely important to our understanding of these last nine chapter of Ezekiel. Remember Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 15:50 that flesh and blood cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.  Why? It is a different dimension than that of the flesh and much of what lies beyond that veil between the two dimensions is not even describable in physical, flesh terms.
Keep this in mind as we study chapters 40 through 48 of Ezekiel. Ezekiel is showing us spiritual things! Don't let your mind drift into believing the physical descriptions are important in and of themselves! They are only being used to aid us in seeing spiritual truths!

Now lets begin Ezekiel chapters 40 through 48
We'll start with chapter 40 - Pamphlet #8040
For your convenience I've placed all the links below.

Chapters 40-48
Prophecies Concerning the Millennial Kingdom
If YOU MISS this verse, (Ezekiel 40:4), the rest of the Book of Ezekiel will be little more than a description of a temple building and a city. 1 Cor. 2:14 " But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

The Millennial Temple Within the Temple:
Chapters 40-44
#8040   IF YOU MISS this verse (Ezekiel 40:4), the rest of the Book of Ezekiel will be little more than a description of a temple building and a city
#8041   The Millennium Temple we are reading about in these last nine chapters of Ezekiel is to "show the way", the plan, to the true Temple, which is the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb.
#8042   What is the Plan of God for the final 1000 years commonly called the Millennium, which precedes the Great White Throne Judgment and the entering into the Third Earth Age, the age of eternal happiness?
#8043   Our Father has given us a PICTURE of this Millennial temple and its laws and ordinances that we may see the plan of God in the Millennium
#8044   Is everyone who claims to be a Christian going to be able to enter the kingdom and sit at the feet of Jesus during the Millennium?

The Millennial Temple Without the Temple:
Chapters 45-48
#8045   If you read older Bible commentaries written before the twentieth century you will see how little Ezekiel chapter one was understood until now.
#8046   No, the sacrifices in the Millennium will not be of blood and sacrificial animals any more than it is today, but they must be of the same spirit of love and service that causes those who truly believe in Jesus Christ to hunger and thirst after righteousness... every day.
#8047  There IS a condition here, though as we noted it is not of race or nationality. The condition is simply "IF" you thirst.
#8048   What a time the Millennium will be!

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