Ezekiel Chapter 41 

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Ezekiel 41

Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.

Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.

So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me, This is the most holy place.

After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side.

And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.

And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place of the side chambers that were within.

10 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.

11 And the doors of the side chambers were toward the place that was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits round about.

12 Now the building that was before the separate place at the end toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick round about, and the length thereof ninety cubits.

13 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an hundred cubits long;

14 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east, an hundred cubits.

15 And he measured the length of the building over against the separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof on the one side and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with the inner temple, and the porches of the court;

16 The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door, cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered;

17 To that above the door, even unto the inner house, and without, and by all the wall round about within and without, by measure.

18 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces;

19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side: it was made through all the house round about.

20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm trees made, and on the wall of the temple.

21 The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

22 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table that is before the Lord.

23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls; and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.

26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side chambers of the house, and thick planks.

42 thoughts on “Ezekiel Chapter 41 

  1. Verse 7 NLT “Each level was wider than the one below it, corresponding to the narrowing of the Temple wall as it rose higher. A stairway led up from the bottom level through the middle level to the top level.” This reminded me of a place my sister went to go visit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Loretto Chapel. They constructed this chapel; but, upon its completion the builders realized that there was no way to get up to the upper choir loft and thus the famous story of this staircase. I started to think about how we sometimes try to figure things out on our own and want to just find a way to not have to go through the middle of a particular storm, issue or problem we are having. But sometimes the only way out, is by going through the middle of it, to get to the top level that God wants us at. Trust in the Lord.

  2. 21 The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.
    22 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table that is before the Lord.
    23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

    There should always be a connection between the temple and the sanctuary, no matter situation. God resting and feeling place should always share the connection. Our bodies are known as the temple of God and the sanctuary is the place of gathering and worship. Stay connected to the church, let your temple always continue to be around the sanctuary that God orchestrated

  3. Speaking of details, read this partial devotion by Thomas Nelson…

    From our vantage points, life can seem overwhelming and even out of control, but He who loves us with a steadfast love is as into the details of our lives as He was when He created the details of bringing together the water and the sandy shores.
    As Christ said in Matthew 6:26, the Father knows every bird and He cares for them. How much more He cares for us as His prize creation!

    God is in the Details
    So, have you given your details to God to figure out? Yes, He knows them already, but when we hand them over to Him, something wonderful happens. He arranges them into a bigger picture — with a broader view — to help us work our way out of our futile processes. He’s got this plan. It’s purposeful. And we may not see the bigger picture as clearly as His oceanfront views, but we can trust that He sees it, and He is working it out. And we’ll see that it, too, is good.

    Lord, sometimes I forget that while You’re “up there,” You’re also “down here.” You know my needs, my cares, my desires — whether it’s for wars to end, for a way to pay the orthodontist’s bill, or for wisdom in relating to my teenager. Help me release any distrust and doubt, so that I may fully know Your love and care.

    -From Devotions for the Beach,
    copyright Thomas Nelson.

  4. zekiel 41

    1 Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

    Outer court was important, the inner court the essentials . Now Ezekiel gets to enter into the temple. Are we willing to be led deeper and deeper into what God wants. We are privileged to he able to experience the inside of the temple. Don’t just pull up in the parking lot and sit. Don’t just eslk to the guest desk give your name and walk out. Go into the temple the sanctuary experience what is there for you. There is so much more in God than being on the outside looking in . Come and see come experience come and know for yourself . There is an abundance of blessings waiting in His presence His Kingdom.

  5. 1 Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

    He was led into the temple and the details are becoming more extravagant and complex. Lead us to know you more fully Lord!

  6. 41:8 AMP I also saw that the temple( house) had a raised platform all around it, the foundations of the side chambers measured a full rod of six long cubits..

    ..(the house had a raised platform ), Yes Lord Jesus YOU ARE THE FOUNDATION !
    Solid, you are who lift me up, you are my rock and in whom I trust.

  7. Spoiler ALERT the next 2 chapters are on the temple as well.

    Yesterday Morgan’s blog was pretty descriptive in today’s time of how close it is to building this temple. I went back and looked at the computer blueprints of this thing and it’s right on the money with everything. After a few minutes of some bible talk this morning my eyes opened a little wider to see how really close we are.
    This is 3000 years of prophesy about to be fulfilled and here I am just reading about it all. Yes I thank God everyday for saving me but what can I do to help others see what’s going on out there.
    Go out to the world spreading this word and you might get some crazy looks but this Bible I’m reading tells me we don’t have time to worry about the looks people are giving the Christians.
    We don’t have time to get offended, we don’t have time to worry about position, we don’t have time to “play” church.
    We’re walking up a hill and the Sun is about to rise up from behind it.
    Get your tail ends to work and Reach this Lost world!

    iBless you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

  8. iLove the Kingdom
    It’s the Eastgate…Not the Northgate

    The following is great reading into the significance of the East Gate. Article is from the internet.

    The Old City of Jerusalem is surrounded by a wall containing eight major gates. Moving counter-clockwise from the northern-most gate are Herod’s Gate, the Damascus Gate, the New Gate, Jaffa Gate, Zion Gate, the Dung Gate, the Eastern Gate, and the Lions’ Gate. The Eastern Gate, facing the Mount of Olives across the Kidron Valley, is unique in that it is completely sealed shut. Some commentators see the Eastern Gate’s obstruction as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

    The Eastern Gate of Jerusalem is also called the Golden Gate or the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3:2). In Hebrew, it is Sha’ar Harahamim, the “Gate of Mercy.” It is currently the oldest gate in the Old City, having been constructed in the 6th or 7th century AD. Also, it is the gate that gives the most direct access to the temple mount—if a person could pass through the arches of the Eastern Gate, he would be very close to where the Jewish temple used to stand. When Jesus entered Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives in Matthew 21, He used a gate in the same location as the current Eastern or Golden Gate.

    The Eastern Gate was sealed shut in AD 1540–41 by order of Suleiman the Magnificent, a sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It’s believed that the reason for the closing of the Eastern Gate was to prevent the Jewish Messiah from gaining entrance to Jerusalem. Jewish tradition states that the Messiah will pass through the Eastern Gate when He comes to rule. The Muslim Suleiman was attempting to thwart the Messiah’s plans with sixteen feet of cement. The Eastern Gate has remained sealed for nearly the past 500 years.

    It’s the sealing of Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate that has caused many students of prophecy to sit up and take notice. The book of Ezekiel contains several references to a gate that faces east. In Ezekiel 10:18–19, the prophet sees the glory of the Lord leave the temple through “the entrance of the east gate of the Lord’s house”; the glory then moves east of the city to the Mount of Olives (Ezekiel 11:23). Later, Ezekiel sees the glory of the Lord return to the temple via “the gate facing east” (Ezekiel 43:1–5).

    Then, in Ezekiel 44:1–2, we read of the gate being closed: “The man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east, and it was shut. The Lord said to me, ‘This gate is to remain shut. It must not be opened; no one may enter through it. It is to remain shut because the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered through it.’” Finally, in Ezekiel 46:12 we read that there is one person, a “prince,” who may enter via the eastern gate: “When the prince provides a freewill offering to the LORD . . . the gate facing east is to be opened for him. . . . Then he shall go out, and after he has gone out, the gate will be shut.”

    Some interpret these passages in Ezekiel as references to the Lord Jesus Christ. The glory of the Lord coming into the temple is seen as the triumphal entry (Ezekiel 43:2; Matthew 21:1–11). The command to permanently shut the gate because the Lord has entered it (Ezekiel 44:2) is seen as a prediction of the walling-up of the Eastern Gate by the Muslims in AD 1540. And, finally, the “prince” to whom the gate will be opened (Ezekiel 46:12) is seen as Christ Himself at the second coming—the Prince of Peace will return to the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4) and enter Jerusalem by way of the re-opened Eastern Gate.

    Boom!

  9. There was an altar made of wood, 5 1 / 4 feet high and 3 1 / 2 feet across. Its corners, base, and sides were all made of wood. “This,” the man told me, “is the table that stands in the Lord ’s presence.”
    Ezekiel 41:22 NLT

    This table to stand in the LORD’S PRESENCE was taller than I am. And I like that even though though it was meant for His Majesty it was made out of something so plain and natural. Wood. But even in it’s simplicity wood can show to be truly beautiful. We as women have no need for decorations and fancy things. We were made to stand in the LORD’S PRESENCE in the beauty and magnificence that He made us in. Hallelujah!

  10. Enlarge my territory!

    We read the scripture and we even sing the song

    1 Chronicles 4:10
    “And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.”

    Verse 7 tells us how we can get to enlarged terriroty:

    7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

    The temple’s rooms widened as you went higher. So the key is to claim higher, reach higher, GO higher!

    The follwoing is the English Standard version of the same verse:

    And it became broader as it wound upward to the side chambers, because the temple was enclosed upward all around the temple. Thus the temple had a broad area upward, and so one went up from the lowest story to the top story through the middle story.

    It lets us know that the staircase was not on the otter edge of the room but it was right in the center. We cant reach higher and be toddling on the edge of being in the house of God and being in the world. We must move to the center be in the middle of all the action and allow God to be the center of our lives as well.

    “to whom much is given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48)

    He requires us to be in the center to go High but the reward of being in the middle of the action is you are first to receive the blessing!

    Jump In, Stay In, and Move Higher!

  11. There were square columns at the entrance to the sanctuary, and the ones at the entrance of the Most Holy Place were similar. Both the sanctuary and the Most Holy Place had double doorways,
    Ezekiel 41:21‭, ‬23 NLT
    Building the Kings house
    This is the kings house

  12. I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.
    Ezekiel 41:8 KJV
    Okay first thing first what’s a cubit, how long, how height,
    In 30 years ago math and today’s math.
    A.L.M.A.S.

  13. So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me, This is the most holy place.
    Ezekiel 41:4 KJV

    I’m thankful for the place of ‘Holy of holies’, for the blood that Jesus shed on Calvary. It gives me access to a true and Godly relationship with him!!! The blood still works! To GOD be the glory!!!!

  14. Then the man measured the inner courtyard, and it was a square, 175 feet wide and 175 feet across. The altar stood in the courtyard in front of the Temple.
    Ezekiel 40:47 NLT

    The inner room of the sanctuary was 35 feet long and 35 feet wide. “This,” he told me, “is the Most Holy Place.”
    Ezekiel 41:4 NLT

    The Holy of Holies is always smaller than the Outer and Inner Courts. The closer you get to God, the fewer will be those who join you. It is always so much easier on your lifestyle to worship God from a distance. Repentance and praise are easier than intercession. Coming closer requires a culling, a sacrifice, and a commitment that many never take and no one can take with you. I once heard an old Bible School professor and theologian state, “The seat closest to Christ is the one labeled ‘rejection.'” You go into the Most Holy Place alone, and there you experience the unfathomable and indescribable presence and glory of the Most High God.

  15. THY KINGDOM COME
    THE ALTAR = THE TABLE

    22 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table that is before the Lord.

    Most often we relate a table to a meal. When we go to a busy restaurant, we anticipate the opportunity to sit at a table to eat. Therefore the anticipation of the meal hinges on the availability of a table. The table supports everything involved in the meal; the dishes, eating utinsils, cup of water, basket of bread, seasonings, napkins. You get the picture. The most important purpose of the table is to support the meal for accessibility of nourishment.

    The table is also used to fellowship with family and friends, to sign and confirm contracts, to build or repair small items, to hold or support things until we move them.

    Here we read that the ALTAR is the TABLE before the LORD. Everything that has to do with the nourishment or building of our life with the King and HIS Kingdom is done at the altar. The altar is where we are Spiritually nourished, it is where commitments are confirmed and eternal repairs are made.

    Today, JESUS has Blessed me with a precious view of the altar before HIM as the table that The KING has prepared a massive meal for us. Lets make sure we stop to eat a meal at the TABLE/ALTAR of the LORD today.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  16. 3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.

    Have you ever seen a gorgeous house, magnificent windows, and a lovely green grass lawn? However, when you went inside there floors were filthy, the smell was terrible, and the walls were falling down.

    He went inward, we can’t only look the part on the outside, we must be the part on the inside.

    We serve a God who makes us WHOLE, not just holy on the outside by appearance but WHOLE HOLY, by the way, we live!

    1 Thess 5:23 May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together – spirit, soul, and body – and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ.

  17. 23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

    24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

    25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls; and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.

    26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side chambers of the house, and thick planks.

  18. A commentator from templemount.org has listed several differences between Ezekiel’s temple and historical ones such as: there is no partition wall
    for the Gentiles or a separate court for women…among others. Historically the Gentiles could only come to the outer court but not enter into the inner court. This temple doesn’t separate as was the custom of that day. Being grafted onto the true vine as gentile believers offers us the opportunity to enter into the Holy of Holies and the Most Holy place via the gift of the Holy Ghost by Jesus’ death on the cross. Praise God for making a way for our salvation and communion with Him even from the beginning.

  19. Ezekiel 41:3-4 (MSG)
    He went further in and measured the doorposts at the entrance: Each was three and a half feet thick. The entrance itself was ten and a half feet wide, and the entrance walls were twelve and a quarter feet thick. He measured the inside Sanctuary, thirty-five feet square, set at the end of the main Sanctuary. He told me, “This is The Holy of Holies.”

    When Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom (St. Matt. 27:25), which gave us access to the presence of God.

    The Holy of Holies is a song that says…
    In the Holy of Holies
    Behind that heavy veil
    Sat the ark of the covenant
    Where the Most High dwelt
    And only the High Priest
    Could enter therein
    To offer up a sacrifice
    For atonement of sin
    Bu the veil was rent in instant
    Revealing that Holy place
    For on hill nearby on a rugged cross
    Justice met Grace

    Now I can go into the Holy of Holies
    I can kneel and make my petitions known
    I can go into the Holy of Holies
    And although I’m just a common man
    Because of God’s redemption plan
    I can boldly approach the throne

    The blood of sacrifices is no more required
    For the blood of Christ, the spotless Lamb
    Completely paid the price
    In the sacrifice of worship, we’ll open heaven’s doors
    Allowing us to enter in the presence of the Lord

    Now I can go into the Holy of Holies
    I can kneel and make my petitions known
    I can go into the Holy of Holies
    And although I’m just a common man
    Because of God’s redemption plan
    I can boldly approach the throne

    Thank You JESUS!!

  20. MSG – 21-22 The main Sanctuary had a rectangular doorframe. In front of the Holy Place was something that looked like an altar of wood, five and a quarter feet high and three and a half feet square. Its corners, base, and sides were of wood. The man said to me, “This is the table that stands before God.”

    I want to get past the outer court, through the inner court into the Holy Place and stand/kneel before the table that stands before God each daily in my devotions. Everything looks different from the perspective of the Lord, and the only way we can see that perspective is to spend time with Him.

  21. Our God is a holy God who is: omnipotent, omniscient and cares about even the tiniest aspects of our lives.He does not forget any detail and arranges everything to show forth His glory.
    We must be patient, pliable and obedient to the molding that He is doing in our lives; so we can shine forth His wondrous glory for all the world to see.

  22. “Then he went beyond the sanctuary into the inner room. He measured the walls on either side of its entrance, and they were 3 1 / 2 feet thick. The entrance was 10 1 / 2 feet wide, and the walls on each side of the entrance were 12 1 / 4 feet long. The inner room of the sanctuary was 35 feet long and 35 feet wide. “This,” he told me, “is the Most Holy Place.””
    ‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭41:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “Hang the inner curtain from clasps, and put the Ark of the Covenant in the room behind it. This curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. “Then put the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—on top of the Ark of the Covenant inside the Most Holy Place.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭26:33-34‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    The Most Holy Place was the innermost room in the temple, it is where the ark of the covenant was kept and where Gods glory was said to dwell. As I read this passage I began to think about how our bodies are considered to be the temple of God and then I begin to wonder what innermost part of me looked like. Could the deepest, innermost part of me be considered a Holy Place? Does the glory of God dwell there? This is why it is so important that we examine ourselves daily and allow God to continue to work and build us, because as long as He is the one building us, the glory of God will flow out of us.

    “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  23. There was an altar made of wood, 5 1 / 4 feet high and 3 1 / 2 feet across. Its corners, base, and sides were all made of wood. “This,” the man told me, “is the table that stands in the Lord ’s presence.”
    Ezekiel 41:22 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/ezk.41.22.NLT

    If we want a spot at the Lords table, we must first do everything that we can to build an alter. If we want God to use us and be in His presence we must first pray, study His Word and have a relationship with Him first.

  24. 7 and there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst

    We are the temple, and God wants us to grow MORE in him. No mater what struggles we are facing , no mater what we are rejoiceing in God wants to be in FRONT and BEHIND, and on BOTH SIDES of US!
    Our GOD wants to be completely submerged ourselves in his presence, he wants EVERY part of US.

  25. Prov 28:2 When the country is in chaos, everybody has a plan to fix it—But it takes a leader of real understanding to straighten things out.

    This verse sure speaks to the mess the US is in today. While President Trump is doing his part, we as the bride of Christ need to do our part.

  26. Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

    2 And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.

    3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.

    4 So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me, This is the most holy place.

    5 After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side.

    6 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.

    7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

    8 I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

    After the prophet had observed the courts, he was brought to the temple. If we attend to instructions in the plainer parts of religion, and profit by them, we shall be led further into an acquaintance with the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.

  27. 6 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.

    7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

  28. 15The building to the west, including its two walls, was also 175 feet wide.
    The sanctuary, the inner room, and the entry room of the Temple.

    Your heart is the building/temple that you make it. It is the sanctuary and the entry to God. Always prepare your heart through prayer and praise.

  29. Notice that God continues to provide further details concerning his temple. We mentioned yesterday that God cares about the details… but notice those details weren’t just for an overview at the beginning. He continues to provide further details for the rest of the work. We love to hear the details concerning the revelation of baptism in Jesus name, we rejoice at the revelation of one God, we see the connection and proclaim it with all of our heart. So what about the rest of our walk with God?

    If God cared enough to provide in excruciating detail the requirements of our new birth, doesn’t it stand to reason that he might have some further details for the rest of our life with him. Since we’re saved by the latter state of our walk, would it not be prudent to understand how we get from the beginning to the end? We have been born into a powerful inheritance! Sadly, so many fall short of what God had intended for their life because they fail to grasp the importance of the details… but God does not waste his time or ours providing for details that don’t really matter in our walk with him.

    Of course, it takes some time and effort on our part before those details become apparent with the clarity required for them to truly be profitable to our spiritual walk. So the real question we need to ask ourselves is whether we’re willing and committed to invest in the kingdom of God. Is it important enough to make the time, is it important enough to make the effort, is it important to dig deeper in the word… and if we answer those in the affirmative, perhaps it’s time to take a close look in the mirror and ask ourselves if our actions are in agreement. Let our works, let our deeds, let our priorities declare that Jesus is first and foremost in our lives!

  30. 4 So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me, This is the most holy place.

    Same on all sides… with so many numbers and detailed specifics the measurements of the most holy place stood out. Same on its sides. 20 x20 cubits. Some how to me this means complete integrity or wholeness. 1 ×1=1 are we whole and the same when it comes to approaching God? Or do our lives change and are longer in other areas? I may be wrong but it’s what came to me as I read all this. In his presence we are whole; we are complete.

  31. Some commentators believe Ezekiel is describing the future Temple during the Millennial reign. There are some interesting points from the previous chapter that also give credit to this view. When mentioning the feasts, Pentecost is not mentioned because that was fulfilled in the church age. There is no mention of the veil because it was torn when Jesus died. There is also no mention of the ark or a high priest because Jesus finished the work of Atonement and is our High Priest! We know God does not waste words and the description given is so precise and detailed that it must be a real Temple.
    8 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces; 19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side: it was made through all the house round about.
    I believe the face of a man signifies glory of God seen in the face of Jesus Christ and the lion represents His Kingly reign!

  32. Higher Learning

    Notice that the further you went up in the temple, the larger the rooms got. The higher you go the more room you have to grow. This is kind of backward to our way of thinking. You would normally think that the new believer has most room to grow but it’s not true in the kingdom of God. The more we know about Jesus the more he expects us to grow. So someone really seeking God and going up to the high places will Grow much more fervently than someone sitting on the ground level. The injective is as Jabez proclaimed, enlarge my coasts but when that happens we are expected to grow even the more so.

  33. v8
    JESUS CHRIST is the only foundation, and no other can lay another.
    1 Corinthians 3:10-11

    JESUS’ love for HIS Church is unequaled and is far above our comprehension of passion, devotion, and commitment.
    I’m so thankful that JESUS CHRIST is steadfast and unmovable cornerstone, whose stability causes the foundation to remain sure and solid.
    JESUS IS the height of perfection
    JESUS IS the depth of completeness, and no one can add anything to HIS comprehensiveness.
    HIS PRESENCE Will cause us to conform to HIS image and likeness.

    Really enjoy the praise song …” HIS PRESENCE Is Heaven To Me”

  34. 7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

    The deeper we allow Jesus to lead us the more we increase in Him and decrease more and more to ourselves. This decrease is separation from fleshlike desires. The increase is in relationship and power of the Holy Ghost operating freely through us. We cannot operate in the spiritual if we possess a spirit of the natural such an action is called carnality. We cannot be one foot in one foot our Christians an expect to climb to the highest stair God has for us. Huff and puffing up steps takes discipline and abandonment of self will because climbing stairs can become tiresome. In the end endurance will be what leads us into the kingdom.

  35. Both the sanctuary and the Most Holy Place had double doorways,
    Ezekiel 41:23 NLT

    God didn’t intend in either place for a person to walk out the same way they walked in (spiritually). In fact after Jesus died upon the cross the veil that separated God’s people from his Holy presence was torn. God desires for us to have full access to him and his Spirit dwell within us. This why we must be careful of what we allow in and watch what we let out. Holiness is separation and the more we separate ourselves from carnality the more freely God can operate through us in the supernatural.

  36. Verse 18
    The cherubim function as guardians of God’s holiness. Here the cherubim have two faces, unlike Ezequiel earlier vision ( Ezequiel 10:14) the cherubim and palm tree motifs were use in Salomon’s temple. (1Kin. 6:29-35)

  37. 18 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces;

    19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side: it was made through all the house round about.

    Why did the man’s face look at a palm tree?

    I looked a palm tree. This is a hat I found:

    I. ITS UPRIGHTNESS. Some trees are irregular, they are twisted and tortuous in their growth; some hug the ground before they rise; but the palm rises straight toward heaven, it stands upright among the trees. “Like some tall palm the noiseless fabric grew.” The good man is well figured here; he is the man who does not stoop, who does not bend and bow earthward, who stands erect, who moves in one heavenward direction, who is governed constantly by true and abiding principles. And these he gains from God and from his house. There, in the sanctuary, he is sustained in his principles, is reminded of them, gains fresh inspiration to illustrate and adorn them.

    II. ITS FRUITFULNESS. The palm, as a fruit-bearing tree, bearing a fruit which is remarkably nutritious – for the date will sustain life for a long time, without any other kind of food – is an admirable picture of the righteous man. He bears fruit; he is expected to “bear much fruit,” and fruit of many kinds: excellency of spirit, – love, joy, peace, long-suffering, etc.; worthiness of life, – consistency, blamelessness, practical kindness, etc.; earnest effort to do good, – patient, prayerful endeavor to awaken the slumbering, to elevate the fallen, to comfort the sorrowful, to encourage the feeble, etc. And if he does this, it can only be by having much to do with Jesus Christ his Lord. He must be a branch abiding in the vine; he must maintain a very close spiritual connection with Christ; and how shall he do this without the ordinances of his house?

    III. ITS BEAUTY. The palm tree lends a great charm to the landscape when seen standing in clusters upon the heights against the sky; and its evergreen foliage makes each particular tree an object of beauty. The righteous man is he whose character is fair, excellent, admirable. When he is what his Master calls on him to be, and what he actually becomes when he seeks the strength and refreshment to be found in communion with God, then the more he is observed the more he is admired. Those qualities are found in him which are “lovely and of good report;” he is unselfish, pure, considerate, open-handed, patient, brave, loyal, loving. His goodness, like the foliage of the palm, grows not near the ground, where it can easily be soiled and lost, but high up, where lower things cannot damage or destroy it.

    IV. ITS ELASTICITY. The fiber of the palm is so elastic that, even when loaded with considerable weights, it still grows determinately upwards (see Smith’s ‘Dictionary of the Bible’). The good man may have much to depress him and to hamper his growth, but if he “dwells in the house of the Lord,” he will rise, notwithstanding all that would otherwise check him, to a noble height of virtue and of piety.

    V. ITS ULTIMATE TRIUMPH. It does not promise much at the beginning. “It is rough to the touch and enveloped in dry bark, but above it is adorned with fruit… so is the life of the elect, despised below, beautiful above;… down below straitened by innumerable afflictions, but on high it is expanded into a foliage… of beautiful greenness” (see 2 Corinthians 4:17; Hebrews 12:11). – C.

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