Friday, January 28, 2011

Ezekiel 41

5 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

My bible notes say that the measurements given in this passage describe the temple of Solomon. I do believe this is a REPLICA of the temple that is yet to be built, and it is really, really thrilling when you study up on the differences.

"In Ezekiel 41:22, an altar of wood is described and measured. This is the table that is before the Lord. There are significant differences here to the tabernacle and to Solomon's temple. First, there is no curtain separating the holy of holies from the holy place. Second there is no ark of the covenant with the mercy seat above it. Jeremiah prophesied about this, that during the millenial reign of Christ, the ark of the covenant of the Lord will not come to mind, be remembered, nor will they miss it, or will it be made again. Rather, Jerusalem will be called "The Throne of the Lord", and all nations will be gathered to it, Jeremiah 3:15-18. Third, missing in the millennial temple are the altar of incense that was overlaid with gold, the table for the showbread, the walls that were lined inside of the tabernacle and temple, and the golden lampstand. All of the furniture in the tabernacle and the temple symbolized and pointed toward the future work of Jesus Christ on the cross. During the millennial reign of Christ, He will be present, and there will be no need for the roles that these items of furniture provided."

I tried to find an online resource that listed the differences so I didn't have to spend the time remaking the wheel, and found this;

(http://www.thesecondcomingofchrist.org/ez-ch41.html)

if you go to that site and see the graphic design for the temple and think of that as Christ's "White House" during his future reign, it really does give one goosebumps.

It always amazes me when a passage looks so dry and unapplicable to us on the surface but in reality is teeming with deeper thrilling truths that raise the hair on your arms when you start to grasp them.

Lois said...

Interesting! Thanks for the link. I agree, it's great to find lots of meaning in a passage that appeared "Dry and unapplicable to us"

Lois said...

Thanks for your work and research that opens up the passage for us.

Prairie Chick said...

you're welcome, Lois. it's good to share what we've learned or what we're pondering.

Prairie Chick said...

you're welcome, Lois. it's good to share what we've learned or what we're pondering.