EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE VISION

"By means of visions from God, he brought me to the land of Israel and set me down on a very high mountain, on which there was a structure like a city to the south" (Ezekiel 40:2)

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THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE EARTHLY PARADISE DESCRIBED IN THE EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE VISION

INTRODUCTION

This is a series of Bible study articles on Ezekiel's prophecy especially chapters 40-48 which describes in great detail how the Earth will be administered under the future direct authority of the Kingdom of God. This study will be done by themes. It will not be systematically based on the division into chapters and verses (by man) of the inspired text, but rather into the general aspect of each prophetic vision or enigma. This prophecy will be analyzed as one would do with a large fresco or a master painting, in this case prophetic, by making "zooms in", that is to say a study of certain important details and "zooms out", to examine the overview in which are this important information.

This Bible study will be paired with the exam of the book of  Apocalypse or Revelation that echoes the prophecy of Ezekiel. To write things in a simple way, Ezekiel's prophecy makes an earthly description of the administration of the Kingdom of God by giving precise details about the functioning of this earthly governance (The Prince; The Priest; The Levite). And the book of Revelation presents a heavenly description of this governance of the Kingdom of God on Earth, emphasizing on the Heavenly Source of this Theocratic Authority (King Jesus Christ; The 144,000).

To understand the prophetic enigmas of Ezekiel, one must both refer to the general context of the Bible, to biblical geography, and the history that surrounds these places, the Mosaic Law by its prophetic aspect and refer to the meaning of the divine requirements regarding the Tabernacle (Temple), and the different kinds of sacrifices. And the Bible articles will endeavor to best explain this important information: “For since the Law has a shadow of the good things to come, but not the very substance of the things” (Hebrews 10:1).

The Biblical studies will be presented in simple style, with photos, hypertext links, which will enable even those who do not know the Bible to understand the general meaning of the explanations of Ezekiel's prophecy. We hope this study will strengthen your faith in the prophecies of the Bible: "All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching" (2 Timothy 3:16).

THE EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE VISION:
WORLDWIDE ADMINISTRATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
PART 1

It is written in Ezekiel 40:1,2 that the prophet had this vision in Nisan 10th, which suggests that the establishment of the direct heavenly authority of the Kingdom of God on Earth, will begin on that date, that is, seven months after the Tishri 10th (Ethanim) (including the intercalary month Ve-Adar) (Ezekiel 39:14): “In the 25th year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the 14th year after the city had fallen, on that very day the hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he took me to the city. 2 By means of visions from God, he brought me to the land of Israel and set me down on a very high mountain, on which there was a structure like a city to the south” (Ezekiel 40:1,2).

While the prophet is in exile in Babylon, the vision makes him return to the soil of Israel. He sees as the constructions of a city. The following verses describe a man measuring what is the appearance of a temple (Ezekiel 40: 3-5).

The copper aspect of the man, seems to mean that it is an angel that measures the temple. To understand the symbolic meaning of what this angel does, by measuring the temple, it is advisable to make a big "zoom out" on the whole of this prophecy: In the broad lines of chapters 40 to 48, the prophet Ezekiel is in Israel, he sees a temple, from which flows a stream that becomes a great river, which revives the Dead Sea. The vision ends with the territorial distribution of the country of Israel.

What does represent the whole of this biblical vision, which is a prophetic fresco just like the Apocalypse? It is Jesus Christ who gave the main key of understanding, which, by domino effect, makes it possible to understand the framework of Ezekiel's Vision: “Jesus said to them: “Truly I say to you, in the re-creation, when the Son of man sits down on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel”” (Matthew 19:28).

Through this teaching, we understand several things: the prophetic element of the Mosaic Law regarding the future worldwide administration of the Kingdom of God, as the apostle Paul wrote, under inspiration in Hebrews 10:1. The former Israel, prophetically represented the future worldwide territory, in the earthly paradise. It makes possible to understand the general meaning of the prophecy of Ezekiel 40-48, and the Revelation, namely: The prophetic description of the administrative authority of the Kingdom of God on earthly paradise, exercised by the Chieftain. The administration of the spiritual and priesthood authority exercised by the sons of Zadok (earthly priests), seconded by the nonpriestly Levites who will assist the priests in their priesthood authority.

In the book of Revelation, these two forms of authority are summarized by the function of the 144,000 heavenly kings and priests associated with the King Jesus Christ: “you made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth” (Revelation 5:10).

This royal authority of the 144,000 will be relayed by the "Chieftain(s)" or the "Prince(s)", who will exercise administrative authority, in connection with the territorial and demographic management of the future resurrected people by the Kingdom of God (Ezekiel 44: 3). And the priestly authority of the 144,000 will be represented on Earth by the Sons of Zadok who will administer the teaching, the judgment of the resurrected on earth, in the framework of the authority according the Temple Sanctuary. The prophecy of Ezekiel 40-48 shows how these two kinds of authorities are used by the "Chieftain", outside the Temple, and the Sons of Zadok, inside the Temple. The prophecy symbolically describes the earthly blessings of the Kingdom of God through this Great River that brings the Dead Sea back to life, which is obviously the prophetic representation of the gradual resurrection of humanity that died by the effects of the Adamic death (Ezekiel 47 : 6-10; Romans 5:12).

These very interesting aspects of the administration and blessings of the Kingdom of God will be detailed in later Bible studies. And you will not fail to notice that the Bible gives a lot of details about how the Earth will be managed, under God's Full Love Domination, through His kingdom of which Jesus Christ is the King. In Part 2, we will understand that the measurement of the temple by the angel, in Ezekiel 40: 3-5, represents the worldwide judgment of 1,000 years.

THE REALITY OF THE LAW

THE NUMBERS IN THE BIBLE

THE SYMBOLIC CREATURES IN THE BIBLE

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 2: The future administration of the Earthly Resurrection

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 3: They righteous will not be judged

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 4: The Judgment of the unrighteous

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 5: The Heavenly Resurrection

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 6: The Earthly Resurrection

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 7: The welcome of the earthly resurrected ones

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 8: The “lot” of the earthly resurrected ones

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 9: The Prince

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 10: The Priest

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 11: The Levite

THE HARVESTS OF LIVES

THE END OF THE PATRIOTISM

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