Ezekiel Chapter 42

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Ezekiel 42

1 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.

2 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty cubits.

3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.

4 And before the chambers was a walk to ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

5 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

6 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.

8 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.

9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the utter court.

10 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against the building.

11 And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.

12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.

13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the Lord shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.

14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

31 thoughts on “Ezekiel Chapter 42

  1. There should always be a separation

    20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    We are called to be Holy and separate from the world in several scriptures like Leviticus 20:26 and ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
    2 Cor 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
    1 Peter 1:13 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
    14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
    15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
    16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

    There should always be a separation from that which is Holy and that which is profane. We are called to be in this world but not part of it. John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

    We are separate people, branded by Him, the world should look at us, and know immediately that we are not part of them but different. They should immediately see HIM in us, His love, His Mercy, His compassion, and His ways. It is a sad day when they can not tell the different between us and the rest of the world.
    Lord keep us separate from the world, by your Holy Spirit. In Jesus Name Amen

  2. 14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

    FOR THEY ARE HOLY

    God has always made his priest, the ministers of the people, to be holy. This scripture tells us even the garments they wore when they minister were holy. God is a holy God and we should approach him in a spirit of holiness.
    When the man of God is ministering to the people he is anointed. He needs this anointing to say what God wants him to say. He does not need to fear the people but reflect the feeling of God. He must be holy to have this anointing to be able to deliver what God wants him to.
    Pray everyday for your Man of God that God will give him what you need to live for God.

  3. The end of verses 13-14 MSG “……These are set-apart rooms, holy space. After the priests have entered the Sanctuary, they must not return to the outside courtyard and mingle among the people until they change the sacred garments in which they minister and put on their regular clothes.””

    Verse 20 MSG “He measured the wall on all four sides. Each wall was eight hundred seventy-five feet. The walls separated the holy from the ordinary.”

    These verses remind me that we too must be separated and different from this world. As 1 Peter 2:9-10 MSG says “But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.” 1 Peter 2:9 AMP “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [a]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

  4. ILove to eat the Word

    20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    We must always have a wall to guard our spirit from the profane and unclean. The moment we realize that our spirit is being contaminated we must acknowledge there is a break in the wall and we must strive to repair it.

    I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man. (Proverbs 24:30-34 KJV)

  5. 42:20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary(holy areas) and the profane place(common place).

    Isaiah 60:18 Violence Shall no more be heard in the thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

    Her walls will be Salvation, her gates will be Praise, and the whole city will be filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord.

    See Rev.21:22-27
    The City’s Light and Glory

  6. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    The process that we go through daily to preserve the sanctuary of our heart is under appreciated at times.

    1 Chronicles 6:19
    What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    Romans 12:1
    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

    We have to continually separate our hearts to him.

    1 Peter 1:16
    Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

    There are callings all over the word of God for us to be separate. hes not talking about separating yourself from the people of the world though. He expects us to be in company with them to reach them.

    15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

    He gives us an example of this

    Luke 15:
    3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

    Romans 12:2
    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    We have to keep our hearts separate to him while being right in the middle of this wicked world to reach those that he has called us to reach. The pharisees were the ones that sat on the high ground and wouldn’t go down to the people. Jesus was the most holy but he got right in the middle of them.

    Romans 2:4
    Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

    Thank God he came down to us

  7. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    What kind of separation do we put between profanity and ourselves, since we are the temple of Christ???

  8. THE CALL FOR SEPARATION

    20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    The desire of our GOD from creation has been to have a people that will willingly and wholeheartedly separate themselves from this world and be HIS. Since the fall of satan which led to the fall of Adam, GOD has initiated plan after plan for man to have opportunity for redemption and restoration.

    GOD is HOLY or set apart (separated) for the purpose of HIS nature. We learn yet again how important it is Ministers to be set apart from the common, unclean and profane of life in this world. This is a biblical principal as to why I personally wear suits to church and not just common clothes.

    14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

    I believe it is important that even in the 21st century we attempt to uphold and identify the principals of the prophets of old.

    Paul issued a very similar challenge to the New Testament church:

    2Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

    We must be prayerful about who and what we entertain, as to not offend the nature of our LORD and Savior JESUS. I do not want to disqualify myself because of association with the profane.

    Profane – 2455. khole; from 2490; properly, exposed; hence, profane:—common, profane (place), unholy.

    Profane – to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt : desecrate
    2: to debase by a wrong, unworthy, or vulgar use

    How to change your garment:Isaiah
    61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

    PRAISE the LORD!

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  9. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    There will always be a separation of holy things and worldly. The two can’t mix. If you throw something clean into the mud it’s going to get dirty, and the mud won’t get clean. We can’t expect to be able to flirt with or play around with the world and not get dirty. Be separated!

    2 Corinthians 6:17
    17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

  10. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    We must keep ourselves separate from the things of this world. Many times we put the spiritual with the flesh, and therefore the spirit is corrupt. When we do separate the things of this world from the things of the spirit, we then have a clearer perspective on things. Many times as Christians, we want the best of both worlds. My question is this, WHY? God created us to worship Him. All there needs to be is what God has for us.

  11. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    Dressed and ready to recieve the King.. So how do we approach the only God and most holy King? Even the garments of the priests were holy, set apart. The Word says;
    John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
    We are called to be separate, holy because He, the Lord is Holy, but how do we begging that separation, how do we change our garments? You must be born again is the first step because that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. We are to come out from among them. We cannot change our ways, or spiritual garments in our flesh but through the power of the spirit.
    Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
    It is a continuous purification process.

    Romans 12:2
    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
    In order to have any kind of change we must first have a different mind set. Though we live in this world we are not of this world. We must present ourselves holy and acceptable unto Him
    Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    And put on the garments of praise..

    Isaiah 61:3 to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,to give unto them beauty for ashes,the oil of joy for mourning,the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;that they might be called trees of righteousness,the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

    Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,and into his courts with praise:be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

  12. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place. (KJV)

    This reminds us all that there needs to be separation because God has called us to be a holy and separated people. Also when reading this scripture though, I remembered that when entering the sanctuary, as God’s chosen people to help the lost, we should leave all the cares of this world at the door, don’t bring them dragging into the sanctuary with you. Bringing those burdens with you will only keep you from God, your blessing, and most importantly from possibly helping a lost soul because you’re too busy trying to knock off your daily cares verses this lost souls lifetime of sin.

  13. This chapter illustrates significance. There was significance to the dimensions, as well as the priest’s garments. There is much significance to be discovered in the word of God (Jesus), as such one must study; “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  14. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    We are a separate people, we are suppose to be different from the world.
    When you are walking in the mall can people tell that you live for God or do you look like the world?
    Lord help me be a good exsample of a child of God!!!

  15. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    There should be a suppression from the church and the world, we shouldn’t look, tall or act like this world does we should be separate, set apart, sanctified because we are the Church

  16. The wall that surrounded the temple was 500 reeds, or 5,100 ft. This means that from the wall to the wall of the temple was approximately 2,550 ft or 250 reeds. This meant that the holiest of holies was around 2,550 ft from the profane place.

    How far away from the world should we stay? The principle here is 2,550 ft. This is a safe distant from the profane.

    The profane is in reference to the end time sharing of the Temple Mount. Most likely between the Jews and the Muslims.

    Profane means unholy, common, or ordinary.

    The common things of the world have to place in the temple of God. What a principle! To enjoy the holy presence of the King we must be free from all unholiness.

  17. vs 14
    THEY SHALL LAY THIER GARMENTS WHEREIN THEY MINISTER

    The priest were not permitted to wear there roles in the outer cort. These vestments wher only to be used only when they ministered and when they had done they were to deposit in one of the chambers .

  18. 14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.
    Holiness….
    God required then and requires now for his people to be holy. God does not accept impurity. All through out the bible God emphasizes separation and how important it is to look different than the world. That is still true today we must “come out from among them and be ye separate”

  19. Separation.

    Separation isn’t merely just separating from the world in a physical sense, it’s separation from ourselves to be with God. We separate ourselves unto God in prayer and fasting. This separation draws us away from our natural sinfulness and into the beauty of Jesus Christ.

  20. God made us to worship and live pure. When we become one with the world or lose our place in the world we are no longer whole heartily living for God. It’s time to buckle down and give God all!

  21.  HALELUJAH!!!
    13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the Lord shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.
    GOD IS OF ORDER!!! JESUS YOU ARE MIGHTY IN BATTLE, LORD OVER ALL! !! THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU!!! HALELUJAH!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!

  22. 13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the Lord shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.

  23. Thank you Jesus for your everlasting love and the power you have giving me to stand up and do something lord I love you and thak you for giving me a day to wake up and breath I love you daddy

  24. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    Holiness must be separated from the unclean. You can’t call yourself a holy roller while living in sin. There must be a distinct separation what is holy and what is unholy. God is calling the righteous out, come out from among them and be ye separate. That doesn’t mean you can’t witness to the unclean, but you don’t have to take on that way of life. Holiness is still right.

  25. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    Separation unto The Lord cannot be understated. The Lord is holy in all his ways and calls his people to the same thing.

    Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD. -Jeremiah 2:3

    But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; -1 Peter 1:15
    Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. -1 Peter 1:16

    Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, -2 Corinthians 6:17

  26. You are not a Hybrid

    A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle.[2] The term most commonly refers to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), which combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors.

    As disciples we are vehicles to be used by God and by His power we are able to live a successfully overcoming life. We have one power source which is the Holy Ghost.

    And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city Luke 24:49

    There must be a line drawn in our lives that we will not cross. A line that separates us from this world and the things in it.

    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 peter 2:9

    We cannot become a hybrid because we cannot have two power sources.

  27. Holy Place

    Ezekiel 42:14 NLT
    When the priests leave the sanctuary, they must not go directly to the outer courtyard. They must first take off the clothes they wore while ministering, because these clothes are holy. They must put on other clothes before entering the parts of the building complex open to the public.

    There should be a place in our life for the holy, a place of consecration beyond “the norm.” A place for prayer, fasting, eating the Word, for meeting with God in a way that ministers to Him. We can’t truly minister to others unless it is born out of ministry to God. It is relationship with Him that feeds ministry to others; the private fueling the public. It is important for each of us to find a special, holy place alone with God where we draw near in communion with Him and separate from the pollution of sin, this world, and all the mundane weights of “life.”

    Matthew 6:6
    But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

    Psalms 91:1
    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    Exodus 33:21
    And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock

  28. 20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

    The MSG version says this “20 He measured the wall on all four sides. Each wall was eight hundred seventy-five feet. The walls separated the holy from the ordinary.”

    It has always been the desire of the Lord for their to be separation between clean and unclean, holy and unholy, righteous and unrighteous. This is instruction to us that we can’t live any old way we choose to live and everything will be alright between us and God. There has to be a separation.

    2 Corinthians 6:17
    Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

  29. Measuring

    Ezekiel’s vision of the temple continues when the holy messenger takes him outside. They measure the entire temple structure on the outside. the measurments Ezekiel gives from a perfect square, “five hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits wide.” (Eze 42:20). 5 is the number of grace and 5 fold ministry. The outer wall seperates “the holy from the common” (vs20). Often throughout Israel’s history they ignored God’s holiness and profaned his “holy name” by their actions (Lev 20:3; Jer 34:16; Eze 20:39). The wall of this new temple, whether seen as actual or spiritual in nature, emphasizes again the need for God’s people to recognize, protect and worship his holiness. Nothing we can do can measure up to God’s grace, forgiveness is not something we can earn. We are however called to be the temples of the Lord abstaining from things unholy and anything that would profane God’s holiness. We cannot measure up on our own, we need His measure of Spirit living in us.

  30. 13. Then said he unto me, The north chambersandthe south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering,and the trespass offering; for the place is holy. 14. When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people. THE HOLY CHAMBERS

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