The Millennial Temple: His Sanctuary Shall Rise – Part 8

These numerous details on Ezekiel’s temple and on the work within require that they be taken seriously.  The exact measurements and point-by-point instruction are nothing like portions of Scripture that are to be understood symbolically, such as the great image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Dan. 2), or John’s vision of the seven-horned and seven-eyed Lamb (Rev. […]

The Millennial Temple: the Prince of Feasts – Part 7

The prince over Israel is a key millennial figure. His largely feast-centered duties are detailed in Ezekiel 45:9-46:18.  In Israel’s past she was often ruled by unjust princes that would expropriate property from the people and manipulate the currency (45:9-12).  God will no longer allow this with the installment of David as His prince in […]

The Millennial Temple: Levitical Caretakers and Zadokite Priests – Part 6

THE SHUT GATE Much of Ezekiel chapters 44 through 46 describe the priesthood, the sacrificial system that they will implement and related matters.  In 44:1-3 it is said that the outer eastern gate is to remain shut because it is through that entrance that the LORD God of Israel entered the temple (vv. 1-2; cf. […]

The Millennial Temple: the Altar of Sacrifice – Part 5

The altar of sacrifices’ design and statutes for its sanctification are given in Ezekiel 43:13-27.  The altar sits in the inner court before the temple proper (Ezek. 40:47).  The base is one-and-a-half feet high.  It is surrounded by a one-and-a-half foot wide trench or gutter with a nine inch high top edge, undoubtedly for draining […]

The Millennial Temple: the River of Life – Part 4

The many features that could never be created by man divulges the timing of the temple’s construction under the Messiah’s kingship. Nevertheless, some imagine that this temple was an offer only for Israel in Ezekiel’s day, and has no future fulfillment. The deniers have no excuse, for there is an element that is so marvelous […]

The Millennial Temple: the Glorious Messiah on His Throne – Part 3

THE SHEKINAH GLORY FILLS THE TEMPLE In Ezekiel 43:1-5 the prophet is directed to the gate facing the east to witness the returning glory of the LORD! This glory is the dwelling or nesting presence of the LORD, also known as the Shekinah. The Shekinah will enter through the eastern gate (v. 4), the same […]

The Millennial Temple: Her Design and Dimensions – Part 2

THE OUTER AND INNER COURTS Ezekiel chapters 40-42 concern the measurements of courts, porticos, gates, various rooms, the temple proper and a description of some instruments and furniture. The details are so specific and numerous that only some of the broader elements and highlights can be examined here. As Ezekiel begins his tour of the […]

The Millennial Temple: the Messiah’s House in Shiloh – Part 1

The Book of Ezekiel’s final nine chapters are among the most fascinating in all of Scripture. Despite this, they are all too often ignored by the majority of Christians. One of the reasons for this is that many students of Scripture simply do not know what to make of what they are reading. For the […]