Ezekiel 40-48

Ezekiel 40-48

I know there are those that would bring up the ‘Millennial Reign’ after this age when there is an assumed resurgence of The Levitical Priesthood complete with animal sacrifices. As you continue consider what ‘olam’ means in Hebrew

http://jewishroots.net/library/anti_missionary_objections/how_long_is_forever.htm

But I will ask you some questions – have you read Ezekiel 40-48? Really? really Closely?

Consider this augmented quote
“(The) stubborn fact is that Ezekiel’s reconstituted nation was to INCLUDE ALL THE TWELVE TRIBES — whereas the Jews (or “the house of Judah” is but a fragment of All of Israel 12 tribes – “the house of Judah” consists of Judah, Benjamin and a partial tribe of Levi – mine). From whatever point of view it may be regarded, a Zionist rebuild of the Temple, even if possible, would fail to meet the above requirements. … it may safely be concluded that the LAST NINE CHAPTERS of Ezekiel are NOT to be regarded as a forecast of what ‘is’ to be — but only as a conditional outline of WHAT (could have) MIGHT HAVE BEEN.” – http://www.hope-of-israel.org/ezekielstemple.html – Ezk.17:23-24, Isa.2:2-3;

And this by; Ely Hernandez – “Ezekiel 43:10-12 is a key verse to understand the plan of the Creator with the sons of tsadok..this vision was for the only purpose of making the people of Israel and Judah do teshuvah…then..*IF* they repent, then YAH will cut down the timing of captivity on his mercy, will unite the houses and the temple service will be implemented in *TILL* the time of [Yahshua] in the 1st century. But because they didn’t repent…the vision of the temple is something of the past. Something very important to understand is the Ezek 40-48 are not the last prophecy of Ezekiel…the last prophecies of Ezekiel are actually the ones from chapter 1-7…Ezekiel is not on a chronological order.”

In absolute confirmation of this

Ezk 40:4 And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. *Declare to the house of Israel* everything you see.”

Ezk 43:11 And **if** they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.

Did you catch that? *Declare to the house of Israel*, *And **if** they be ashamed* – Not just the Jews or ‘The House of Judah’ containing ‘some’ of the Levites. This is to ‘All’ 12 Tribes of Israel with an undivided full tribe of Levites represented. The 10 Northern Tribes never assimilated back into ‘Israel’ with the 2 and a Levite part ‘Southern Tribes’ – The Amidah (prayer #10 – for the return of the exiles) prayed twice daily even today remains confirmation of that point. Plus the fact is that today ever since the Babylonian Captivity; the Levitical Priesthood is where? Being usurped (annexing a hijack; illegally by Torah Num.3:12) by the Pharisees that have turned into modern day Rabbis (of any tribe or convert to Judaism).

And for those that will lodge Jer.33:17-22

Ask yourself – Where is the Kingship of David on Earth? Or the functioning Lev. Priesthood today? – Functioning in an Israelite by Torah built Temple? And; that since the Babylonian captivity?

Read & understand 1Kgs.9:5-9, Mt 27:45-Mk 15:33-Lk 23:44-45

They did turn ‘&’ There was night during the day at Yah’s hand

Then Read & understand – Mat.23:38 & Lk.13:35

& if this is not enough; consider;

Ezk 43:2 Elohim of Israel
Ezk 43:7 the children of Israel – the house of Israel
Ezk 43:10 describe the temple to the house of Israel
Ezk 44:2 YHWH Elohim of Israel
Ezk 44:6 to the rebellious, to the house of Israel
Ezk 44:9 among the children of Israel.
Ezk 44:10 when Israel went astray
Ezk 44:12 the house of Israel
Ezk 44:22 the house of Israel
Ezk 45:6 the whole house of Israel.
Ezk 45:8 the house of Israel, according to their tribes
Ezk 45:17 the house of Israel.
Ezk 47:13 the twelve tribes of Israel
Ezk 47:21 the tribes of Israel.
Ezk 47:22 the children of Israel; the tribes of Israel.
Ezk 48:11 “It shall be for the priests of the sons of Zadok, who are sanctified, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.
Ezk 48:19 all the tribes of Israel
Ezk 48:29 the tribes of Israel
&
Ezk 48:31 ‘(the gates of the city shall be named after the tribes of Israel), the three gates northward: one gate for Reuben, one gate for Judah, and one gate for Levi;
32 And at the east side … three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.
33 And at the south side … three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.
34 At the west side … three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.
– – This is confirmed at Rev 21:12-13

There is No mention of the Jews, Judah or the house of Judah in Ezk.40-48 doing anything as it relates to the text; its all about the Levites ministering to or for the people – Israel – All 12 Tribes!

Even if you have reservations accepting any of this; and would opt for the traditional Millennial view

Who will set this up? – Yahweh? or a bunch of out of order – Torah usurping Rabbis???

Did you notice the division?

The regular Levites are only allowed to minister to the people

While Son’s of Zadok & Son’s of Aaron (still Levite) are only allowed to minister to Yah

You can read Ezk 44:10-16 on your own

Ezk 48:11 “It shall be for the priests of the sons of Zadok, who are sanctified, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.

There’s a point most need to know – All Son’s of Zadok are Son’s of Aaron; All Son’s of Aaron are Levite – But – Not All Levites are Son’s of Aaron and not All Son’s of Aaron are Son’s of Zadok

Just like – All Jews are Israelite, All Israelite are Hebrew – But – Not All Hebrews are Israelite, and Not All Israelites are Jews – or Levite or any of the other single Tribe.

Huh? – Explained – All that live in LA, live in California; All that live in California live in the US, – But – Not All that live in the US, live in California; Not All that live in California live in LA

Did you catch that? they (the Son’s of Aaron/Son’s of Zadok) are only allowed to minister ‘to’ Yah – Not ‘with’ Yah – Just like the regular Levites minister to the people Not ‘with’ the people. Rev.20:4; 6 tell us the Melkizedeq Priests of Yah will reign ‘with’ Yahshua.

Whether you think this is still future or a opportunity that has already passed – Are you a Levite? If not; it does not even include you – This is not even your pony to ride – 1Ptr.2:9 is your only Priesthood choice.

And there are other anomalies – http://www.hope-of-israel.org/ezekielstemple.html

At any rate – The lowest ranking Melkizedeq Priest is *never* going to be under the Highest ranking Levitical Priest.

What??? – I can say that on the Authority of Mt.11:11 & Heb.7:7, etc.

Mt 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

This is a Melkizedeq declaration – the Malakah – kingdom of heaven is Melkizedeq – John the Baptist is Levitical.

Heb.7:7 And without all contradiction the less [Lev] is blessed of the better [Mlk].

Clearly; from Yahshua’s own words – the lowest passed from death to life Melkizedeq Priest ; Will Not / Can Not be under the Highest Levitical Priest – including; The line of Phinehas, The Sons of Zadok, The Sons of Aaron or the great John the Baptist.

The Levitical Priesthood is directly because of Covenant breach – it is a Plan ‘B’ stand in/JV Priesthood it is a patch till Yahshua brought the reformation of all things (Heb.9:10)

The Millennium age is earthly – haSatan will be released at the end of this 1000yrs – Specifically to see whom he can deceive Rev 20:3; 7-8 – Definitely not the Heavenly Kingdom

Besides all this by Torah – if you are not a Levite (like most of us including Yahshua) – You have no part of The Levitical Priesthood – from Torah, here & now, or The Millennial age.

Your only choice from 1Ptr.2:9; The Melkizedeq Priesthood – called to the Royal/Kingly/Melek Priesthood to dispense righteousness Zedek – Melkizedeq

Act 17:11 These (Berean Jews v:10) were more noble than those (Jews v:1) in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

A ‘ready’ mind is not a closed already made up mind; neither is it a gullible mind. Search the scriptures daily, to see if things are so; would tend to guard against either position. Weigh the evidence; study this out – add to your faith understanding – add to your understanding knowledge – add to your knowledge wisdom and to your wisdom resolve (Eph.4:14).

Consider;

Though I have not read all of this book – I have skimmed it – and can say that I would give it a qualified thumbs up; yet I do have exceptions with some of the content & conclusions – However I have read Chp.10 pertaining to projections pertaining to Ezk.40-48 and found it to raise valid observations and questions worthy of consideration.
http://www.abrahamic-faith.comWorld War III Salvation of the Jews.pdfBy Rabbi Simon Altaf

CHAPTER 10 – Will a 3rd Temple be rebuilt in our days or after the return of the Messiah? – Pgs 211 -222

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4 thoughts on “Ezekiel 40-48

  1. Ely Hernandez – Ezekiel 43:10-12 is a key verse to understand the plan of the Creator with the sons of tsadok..this vision was for the only purpose of making the people of Israel and Judah do teshuvah…then..*IF* they repent, then YAH will cut down the timing of captivity on his mercy, will unite the houses and the temple service will be implemented in *TILL* the time of Yeshua in the 1st century. But because they didn’t repent…the vision of the temple is something of the past. Something very important to understand is the Ezek 40-48 are not the last prophecy of Ezekiel…the last prophecies of Ezekiel are actually the ones from chapter 1-7…Ezekiel is not on a chronological order.

    Good job Brother Dave…

  2. I ask a lot of questions i know, but this one is only to say, I find the most amazing answers to things i want to ask, in your reply to others, and links you give. I am in scripture daily. I read yours and Matthew Nolans discussions, i’m assuming with Messianics discussions from those who oppose, and it blows my mind. However, from seeing what they are asking you, i’m understanding I am on the right path. If i were not understanding some of what i was reading, my questions would not be almost identical to those asked of you…..Thanks for this site Dr. Perry.

  3. A possible paleo picture of the lev-love-heart of their role: lamed = shepherd ‘s staff- and beit = house …. This was their role after the Brit breach. To show love by helping the lost find their way back to the Brit house where the intimacy of marriage relationship is. This role is now the wind of the Ruach’s , which was given to us to comfort us while in exile and lead us into all truth. It is also imputed to anyone who wants the gifts of the Ruach. So there are still lev traits in us, they were not done away, just shifted to a higher order with shepherding authority that allows us acces to minister to Yah. The two becoming one = King -lamed-shepherd authority (Aaron) bold access to the thrown. And , priestly ministering to people. Both are essential for the fullness that Shaul taught .

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