The Book of Ezekiel
Restoration, The Land
Once again, there’s going to be a lot of measurements and weights in this chapter. The focal point will be on the Holy Portion, the Levites District, the Holy District, and the City District.
Ezekiel 45:1 Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the Lord, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.
Because I don’t think that it’s prudent to use the same measurement for a reed as we used previously, and, in my search, I could not find any measurement for the reed that applied to this chapter, I’m going to use the measurements put forth by Dr. Bullinger in Appendix 88 of the Companion Bible.
An holy portion of the land…25,000 reeds by 10,000 reeds. 60 miles by 24 miles.
Ezekiel 45:2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.
This is the wall that surrounds the Sanctuary that was measured in the last chapter. This wall is 875’ square and 10 ½’ high and wide. There will also be an area outside and adjacent to this wall that is 87.5’ wide all around the four sides. A kind of buffer area. The sanctuary will be in the center of the holy portion.
Ezekiel 45:3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.
After measuring the buffer area, the REST of the area would be 24 miles by 60 miles.
Ezekiel 45:4 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the Lord: and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.
The holy portion will also include the area of the Sanctuary and it must be for the Elect because no one else will be allowed to come near to the Lord during this time. This is where the Elect will live. Notice that it says houses.
Ezekiel 45:5 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.
This area will be for the Levites and is also 60 miles by 24 miles.
Ezekiel 45:6 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
Centered on the south limit of the holy portion will be the city portion. It shall be 12 miles by 12 miles square.
Ezekiel 45:7 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.
On either side of the city portion there will be an area for the garden and it will be 12 miles by 12 miles square.
And to the East and to the West of the garden areas will be the Princes’ Portion and it also will be 12 miles by 12 miles square.
Ezekiel 45:8 In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
Ezekiel 45:9 Thus saith the Lord God; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord God.
There will be no oppression by the leaders or rulers during this time.
I’m going to let you read the ordinances below without comment but go to the bottom of this page and you’ll find a link that will take you to a drawing of what the above portions look like, along with another drawing of the Sanctuary/Temple that we studied earlier.
Ezekiel 45:10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
Ezekiel 45:11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
Ezekiel 45:12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your manneh.
Ezekiel 45:13 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley:
Ezekiel 45:14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:
Ezekiel 45:15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord God.
Ezekiel 45:16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.
Ezekiel 45:17 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 45:18 Thus saith the Lord God; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:
Ezekiel 45:19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.
Ezekiel 45:20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.
Ezekiel 45:21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
Ezekiel 45:22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.
Ezekiel 45:23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the Lord, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.
Ezekiel 45:24 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.
Ezekiel 45:25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil. KJV
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