The 1000 Years
Part 2 of 2
This is speaking to all those souls that did not overcome in this life and are going through this time period.
What are these abominations? They listened to some preacher that told them that the rapture theory would take them out of here before all this happened and therefore they didn’t know that the false messiah would come before the True.
The fly-away doctrine, found and and denounced by our Father in Ezekiel 13, where the lies of men cover the outstretched arms and hands of our Lord..
Ref: Ezekiel 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
Fly-away doctrine. Going to fly them right out of here. Don’t want anybody to get hurt when Father Himself told them that He would protect them as He did the three Hebrew children in the book of Daniel, that were thrown into that furnace that was heated seven times hotter than necessary and they emerged without a single hair on their head being scorched.
And when they looked into that furnace they saw four individuals, not three, that forth One being our Lord Jesus Christs.
Ref: Ezekiel 13:21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
Father will take care of His own at the end.
Ref: Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
Those that believed the lies were pretty happy. They didn’t have to study, or learn, or read, they had an escape route put together for them and they didn’t have to do a darn thing.
It made the righteous sad because those being deceived are their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Ref: Ezekiel 13:23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. KJV
Your magic potions and your evil spirits and your religious lies won’t hold power over His children any longer. He’s going to pull them out of your hands
Ezekiel 44:7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
Brought into my sanctuary strangers. Who is this talking about? The Nethinim. Back in the book of Ezra it’s written that when the children were on their way back to Jerusalem, after the captivity was over, that they stopped to count how many of the priesthood were coming with them and after they counted all the people, there was not one Levitical priest among the entire bunch.
I hate to put it in these words but the lay workers for the Temple, those that did the dirty work, had worked their way into doing the duties of the priests themselves. I hate to use the word lay because that puts some people in a lower stature within the hierarchy of a church system.
You have the lay people and then you have the priests. Don’t like that. I go before my Father without any other human being standing between me. The only exception would be the true teachers that Father sends out among us.
But the Nethinim did the work of cleaning the Temple, cutting the wood for the fires, and other menial jobs that the priests should not have had time to do. The priests should have dedicated every waking moment to serving the people, performing the ceremonies that our Father required of them.
But the priests had become so lazy that they let the Nethinim even do that work and it was an abomination to our Father to have let that happen. These Nethinim were strangers within the Temple of God.
Any priest or preacher that will allow such things as rolling Easter eggs on the church grounds is uncircumcised in heart and mind. It’s an abomination to our Father. Heathenistic practices on the holiest day of Christianity.
The word Easter itself, being inserted into the translations, when it should have been the word Passover.
“Well, you don’t understand, brother, only the Jewish people celebrate Passover.”
So, as Gentiles, you celebrate the Phoenician goddess of springtime and fertility, Ishtar, instead? Good grief, people.
Ezekiel 44:8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
You bring in established traditions of church systems instead of teaching the people directly from the Word of God?
“But, you don’t understand. If we teach an entire book from beginning to end, the people will get bored and take their money somewhere else.”
So, let them! But I guarantee you, there will be a few that will hang around and wait for the next book to be taught.
Ezekiel 44:9 Thus saith the Lord God; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
No stranger, uncircumcised in heart. We’re talking about the Millennial Temple here. The uncircumcised are standing outside the wall trying to look in and see what the Lord and the Elect are doing. They didn’t make it in this life, through whatever reason, and they won’t be allowed to come near our Lord until after they have been tested at the end, by Satan, for that short season.
Ezekiel 44:10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
They shall even bear their iniquity. These are the preachers that our Lord said of..
”Get away from Me, I never knew you.”
Do you doubt that Christ really said that? Well, here you go..
Ref: Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Ref: Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. KJV
They taught the lies of established religion instead of the true Word of God and this is what they’ll be doing during this time. They’re going to do some work, they will be teaching the truth this time.
Ezekiel 44:11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
They’re going to teach the Word like they should have in the first place. And they’ll do the work that the Nethinim should have been doing, instead of running the religious asylum to begin with.
Ezekiel 44:12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord God, and they shall bear their iniquity.
Remember what Aaron, the brother of Moses, did when Moses was up on that mountain to get the Ten Commandments? He gathered up all the gold rings and necklaces and whatever and melted it down and made a golden calf out of it, a golden idol to worship while they participated in orgies.
It made our Father so angry that He made them grind it up and eat it! Today, the idolatry is the rapture and fly-away theories and doctrines, and all the other nonsense taught in churches today.
Ezekiel 44:13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.
They’re going to teach the truth but they’ll do it from the other side of the wall that separates the holy from the profane.
Ezekiel 44:14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.
Some scholars believe that these priests are the 144,000 mentioned in Revelation. 12,000 from each of the 12 Tribes…
Ref: Revelation 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Ref: Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Ref: Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. KJV
They will not have recognized Christ as the Messiah until just before the Millennium begins. Listening to the Elect testify before the councils of Satan/Antichrist will convince them that what they hear is the truth.
Ezekiel 44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord God:
Here are His Election. Zadok was the son of Ahitub, one of the two priests that served during the reign of king David and he was of the eleventh generation from Aaron, the brother of Moses.
Zadok simply means the Just and the Elect simply means chosen, one is in the Hebrew and the other not, but they both mean the same thing…His chosen ones. And just before the Millennium begins, during the time of the tribulation of Satan/Antichrist, these Elect will be the ones that will be brought before the councils of Satan/Antichrist and because of what they witness, because of what the Holy Spirit speaks through them, this is what will convince these 144,000 that the one standing in Jerusalem is not the true Messiah.
“Well, when were they chosen?”
In the first earth age, they stood against Satan during his rebellion and we can read of that in Ephesians chapter 8…
Ref: Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Ref: Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, KJV
Before the foundation of the world means all the way back to the first heaven/earth age. We can read of them in Romans chapter 8 as well…
Ref: Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Ref: Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. KJV
And we can find out how many of them there are by going to Romans chapter 11…
Ref: Romans 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
They stood against Lucifer in the first age.
Ref: Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. KJV
These 7000 are His very Elect, the counterpart to Satan’s 7000 fallen angels, but if today you understand that the imposter comes before the True, if you have the seal of our Father in your forehead, which means that you know that Satan comes at the 6th trump and Christ comes at the 7th, then you are one of His Elect today, you are a part of this remnant.
And not only will the watchful eye of our Father be on you during the tribulation of Satan/Antichrist, before the Millennium, you will be one of the Election during the Millennium.
Not very many people will understand or believe that. We are so fortunate to be living today, to, quite possibly, be alive when all this comes to pass. Do you understand how crazy this world will get when Satan appears in Jerusalem looking and speaking just like Christ?
Do you know how many around the world will believe that He is the true Christ? With the exception of His remnant, the whole world…
Ref: Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. KJV
The whole world and we can thank organized religion for much of that deception. Many of the others never gave a hoot about the Father nor our Lord, ever, during their lifetime and they will be totally taken in by the deception.
Ezekiel 44:16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
They will enter into the sanctuary and they will come close to our Lord. What does minister mean?
✡ Minister_ OT:8334 sharath (shaw-rath'); a primitive root; to attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively, to contribute to: KJV - minister (unto), (do) serve (-ant, -ice, -itor), wait on.
To attend to Him, as a faithful servant, to give honor and glory to Him, to praise Him, to be a servant to Him, to do His will during this time.
Keep my charge. To do the things that He wants us to do. We will go among the people, the nations and our own, we will pick up on what they’re doing, what they’re thinking and report back to Him. Charge means to watch or become a sentry.
Only His Elect will be able to do these things.
Ezekiel 44:17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
It’s not written what we will wear when outside the courts and the Temple but before entering in, we will have to change our clothing and put on white linen garments. Why linen and not wool? This is figurative and not literal.
Wool is a material that traps heat, which is why we wear it during the winter months in cold climates. Linen breathes and allows heat to be released, worn in warmer climates to keep cool. It’s figurative in the sense that the entire mood will be relaxed, there will be no tension, nothing to make one nervous or upset.
Wool can also be looked at as a man-made material and if you wear something that is not appropriate, it can cause tension and sweat as well.
These linen garments should remind you of chapter 19 in Revelation..
Ref: Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. KJV
The righteousness of saints. These are the accumulated righteous acts that you performed during your lifetime in earthly bodies. Every good thing that you have ever done for somebody has been recorded and each one of those acts forms, figuratively, a thread that, when woven together, makes up that linen garment.
Ezekiel 44:18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
A bonnet is a fancy head-dress, a fancy hat. Here in the south we call pants or breeches, britches. Put on your britches, your pants. And you won’t put on anything that will bind or crimp or pinch, nothing so tight that it will make you sweat.
Again, this is figurative. Everything will be low-key, relaxed, no tension, comfortable.
Ezekiel 44:19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.
These chambers are the cubicles that were measured back in chapter 40. When we leave the presence of our Lord, we’ll go into one of these chambers and change back into the attire that we normally wear when out and about among the people. We won’t wear those linen garments when we walk among the people. They are special garments and if worn outside the Temple, would become defiled.
We won’t show those righteous acts to the people. They’re special to our Lord. And why would you want to wear them among the souls that just didn’t have time for our Father during this lifetime? You did these acts for our Father, to make Him happy, why would you want praises from those that didn’t make it the first time around?
The time with our Lord in the Temple is a special time, don’t defile it by exhibiting parts of it to the unholy.
Some people will tell you that it’s grace that gets you in that Temple, that we don’t achieve anything by working for it on our own. That’s a lie. These righteous acts are the only thing that we can take with us into the eternity.
Ref: Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. KJV
And before you get the big head over all this just remember what is written in Isaiah concerning our righteous acts…
Ref: Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. KJV
For all the good that they bring us, they are still as filthy rags compared to the goodness of our Father.
Ezekiel 44:20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
In Old Testament times, shaving one’s head was a sign of mourning. There will be no mourning during this time.
Ezekiel 44:21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
Wine was also symbolic of our Lord’s blood and there’s no need for that either, not at this time, because we will be present with Him.
Ezekiel 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
There is no giving nor taking of wives during the Millennium because Christ is our bride…
Ref: Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. KJV
There is going to be a spiritual wedding take place. Christ will be the husband and we are to be His bride, figuratively speaking, of course. And the sense of it is that we are supposed to wait for the true Christ to return and have that wedding ceremony with Him.
But, if you have believed that the spurious messiah is the true Messiah, then you have figuratively gone to bed with Satan and are with his child when the true Messiah does return. Christ spoke of this…
Ref: Mark 13:17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! KJV
You cannot participate in the wedding with Christ if you are pregnant and have given birth to Satan’s child. And this analogy is spiritually figurative, so don’t get all bent out of shape on this.
The bottom line is that you believed some preacher, you didn’t study on your own, you believed the lies of established religion, and you thought and believed that the first spiritual entity standing in Jerusalem claiming to be our Lord, was the true Messiah, when actually that one was Satan/Antichrist in disguise.
After waiting over 2000 years for His return, you blew it and went to bed with Satan/Antichrist.
You will have to overcome and be a part of the 2nd resurrection at the end of the Millennium to get into the eternity.
Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
The difference between the holy and profane. What does this mean? The holy is our Lord, the profane is Satan/Antichrist. The very reason that many are here is that they were deceived into believing that the false messiah was the true Messiah and they will be taught the difference here in the Millennium.
Remember that many are here because Father Himself put the spirit of slumber over them to get them safely here to begin with and they will have to be taught.
Ezekiel 44:24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
His Elect are going to be judges during this time. And they will judge according to Father’s laws, statutes and ordinances of the Millennium. They will arbitrate when two or more have differences.
Even though we are in spiritual bodies we still have the same soul and spirit. And that includes individual ways of thinking about things and different senses of right and wrong. We take those attributes along with us.
Ezekiel 44:25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
We will know our loved ones during the Millennium. These dead are spiritually dead, they didn’t overcome in this life. And if we are allowed to go to them, then we have to be able to recognize them to start with.
There will be a penalty paid for going to them.
Dead person. This doesn’t mean physically dead, it means spiritually dead. First of all, there are no physical deaths in the Millennium…remember flesh and blood not entering the kingdom? So, this has to be spiritually dead.
Paul explained this in 1st Corinthians, the difference between mortal and immortal, corruptible to incorruptible. The word mortal always refers to the soul. Corruptible always refers to this earthly body.
A soul that is in a mortal condition means that it is still liable to die a spiritual death. If it overcomes at the 1st or 2nd resurrection it will have put on immortality.
A flesh and blood body is corruptible always, but when it dies. it will become incorruptible by transitioning into a spiritual body. Corruption will have put on incorruption.
Ezekiel 44:26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
They will not be allowed to go near our Lord nor the Temple for a period of seven days. That might give one reason to pause and think because how hard will it be to be away from our Lord for seven days, after spending time with Him in the Temple and feeling the immense love coming from Him to you. That’s going to be a hard decision.
But, then again, there may have been a family member that just didn’t quite get it together in this life and maybe you never had a chance to speak with them or council them during this life and now an opportunity to do just that is presented to you. I feel that many will take that opportunity.
Ezekiel 44:27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord God.
What is the sin offering of the Millennium? Your love, your appreciation for the fact that He so loved you that He gives you the privilege of going to help one that you love.
Ezekiel 44:28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
The land allotments for all twelve Tribes will be handed out in chapter 48 but there will be no allotment for His Election. Why? Because Father said….I am their inheritance. And if Father owns everything, then His Election will own everything as well. It doesn’t matter whose parcel it is or where you are standing, it all belongs to the Election because it all belongs to our Father.
Ezekiel 44:29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
The benefits of being One of His Elect. If you ever wanted or needed a reason to either begin or to continue studying our Father’s Word, this should be it.
Ezekiel 44:30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
What do you get from dough? Bread. What is the Bread of Life? The Messiah. Do you have Messiah in your house?
Ezekiel 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast. KJV
The priests will have the best of everything.
Alright, let’s go into chapter 45 a little and we’ll find out where some of the special areas will be and where the Election will be living.
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.
When they begin to divide the land area for our Lord, it will be done according to the measurements given by our Lord, they will offer an oblation, a present or a tribute. This will be the holy portion.
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 and for a distance of 50 cubits outside of it will be an area called the suburbs. What does it say in the Hebrew?
✡ Suburbs_OT:4054 migrash (mig-rawsh'); also (in plural) feminine (Ezekiel 27:28) migrashah (mig-raw-shaw'); from OT:1644; a suburb (i.e. open country whither flocks are driven from pasture); hence, the area around a building, or the margin of the sea: KJV - cast out, suburb.
Dr. Bullinger calls this area a void area or void ground and it is to be kept empty of all people, especially those that are unholy. It is a separation area that keeps the profane from getting too close to the wall and, perhaps, keep them from looking in?
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.
This is where the Temple will be and where the Lord will dwell.
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. KJV
And it shall be a place for their houses. This is where the Elect shall live. Just outside the wall of the Sanctuary. I just wanted to point that out so that you have a sense that the Elect can not only walk throughout the entire area, they will live separated from the unclean, just outside the wall that surrounds the outer court.
Alright, the latter part of chapter 47 and most of chapter 48 will enumerate the land allotments for the twelve Tribes and I’ll let you read that for yourselves.
Let’s complete this study by going to chapter 47…
Ezekiel 47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east,
Again, this would be the east gate, looking out towards the Mount of Olives.
and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
There is no proof of what I’m about to say but many believe that the water that originates from under our Father’s Throne, within the Millennial Temple, comes from that stone that Jacob used in the desert, upon which he rested his head.
Ref: Genesis 28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. KJV
You’ll remember that Jacob was running from his brother Esau, who wanted to kill him for stealing away his heritage. During the night, while in the desert, Jacob wrestled with the spirit of our Father, and the stone that he used for a pillow, he made an altar to our Father out of it.
It was also the stone that Moses struck to provide water for the multitudes out in the desert.
Ref: Numbers 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. KJV
That stone was carried by the children wherever they went, ending up underneath the coronation chair of all English kings and queens, eventually going back to Scotland and rests there to this day.
How many people made up this congregation? Tens of thousands and they all drank of the water that came from that rock. The physical water that sustained them for forty years in the desert now becomes the spiritual water that will sustain us throughout the Millennium.
Ezekiel 47:2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
That same water….running east and south.
Ezekiel 47:3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
Towards the Mount of Olives and after 1000 cubits the water was ankle deep.
Ezekiel 47:4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
The further away from the Temple they go, the deeper the water becomes. It is now up to their hips or waist.
Ezekiel 47:5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
The waters eventually extended and went into a river. The word river, in the Hebrew, means a torrent or really fast-moving water. Fast moving water, as coming during the summer when thunderstorms dump a tremendous amount of water and it drains down a dry gulch.
But we’re told that Ezekiel could not cross over this spiritual river of spiritual water, neither was he allowed to swim over it. Why? Because it was a division. What ever was on the other side of that spiritual river, we are not allowed to see it.
Which brings to my mind that Father has sheep of different pastures. Different creations, although definitely spiritual because flesh and blood does not exist in the Millennium.
There will be things shown to us during this time that will boggle the human or flesh mind, things that we cannot even invent with our imagination. Knowledge and growth in knowledge from our Father.
But Ezekiel could not cross over this river to the other side.
Ezekiel 47:6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
Can you see this, Ezekiel? Can you understand it?
Ezekiel 47:7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
Although Ezekiel could not cross over, he could see over to the other side. There were trees on both sides of that river.
Ezekiel 47:8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
Healed from what? The pollution of mankind. It seems that we have done almost everything in our power to destroy the land and the water and the air and now it’s going to be cleansed of all that pollution.
Not cleansed by filters or chemicals but by the spirit of our Father. Think back to the time when He first created this earth…it was perfect and clean and beautiful. And then He put humans on it and it all went downhill from there.
Ezekiel 47:9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
You have to remember that we’re in spiritual bodies during this time.
“Well, are we going to eat fish here?”
What did Paul say in 1st Corinthians? He pointed out that there are four types of flesh..animal, fish, birds, and man.
Ref: 1st Corinthians 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
Ref: 1st Corinthians 15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. KJV
Yes, we are in spiritual bodies at this time but remember that when Israel wandered in the desert for forty years that our Father fed them manna, angel’s food, which means that the spiritual body can eat the same food that we eat. Father also fed them quail.
But, this water, this spiritual water, whatever and whosoever it moves over and covers, it heals, it purifies, it makes clean.
Water is necessary for any living thing to survive in this life. Christ became the Living Water from which our soul receives its nourishment. And now we have this spiritual water in the Millennium.
This healing water takes away all depression, all anxiety, all boredom.
“Well, how could someone be bored in a spiritual body?”
I asked my oldest son one day, after being stationed in Hawaii for several weeks, how things were going and his answer was that one day in Hawaiian paradise is the same as the next. Paradise every day. He wished that it would rain or that a thunderstorm would come once in a while.
Perhaps this boredom with perfection is a natural feeling, whether in an earthly or spiritual body.
Ezekiel 47:10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
Are these fish within that spiritual water that heals us? There are so many things that we still do not know or understand about this dimension we’re fixin’ to go into. Personally, I think that it adds to the intrigue, the anticipation of being there, expecting so much and not being disappointed.
Will we get bored with it? Maybe.
Ezekiel 47:11 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
Salt. Another element that these earthly bodies cannot live without. Not only is it necessary for the chemical processes of healing these earthly bodies, but it makes the tissues hold water, keeping the flesh moist and alive.
Figuratively speaking, Father said that as Christians we should be the salt of the earth and if we lose our zeal for Him, we become salt without flavor. Worthless.
It seems that salt is necessary for the swamps and marshes that form around the lakes and pools of water, just as it does today, in this dimension.
Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof,
Now we’re back to that torrent of water…
on this side and on that side,
He can see both side but he cannot cross over….
shall grow all trees for meat,
This word meat means, literally, to eat. Do we eat the trees? No, we eat what the trees provide for us.
whose leaf shall not fade,
Fade means to wilt. They are by the spiritual water so they will have plenty of sustenance themselves.
neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed:
It’s going to produce meat continuously. It cannot be totally consumed.
it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months,
Every month a new crop of food will e available.
because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. KJV
The healing waters that came from under the Throne within the Sanctuary.
The dictionary gives this description for medicine…
2. a minor chemical constituent, especially one that gives a distinctive character to a wine or liquor or is responsible for some of its physiological effects.
It is obviously important for our Father to include these trees, their leaves and the spiritual water that heals anything and everything that it passes over so there must be a psychological effect of perfection day after day after day.
Father gave us a great deal of information concerning His Election but on the other hand, when the land allotments are distributed, and the ethnos are grouped together according to His will, they will have their own kings and queens over them to guide them, in addition to our Father.
The land area that all of this will be built on is much larger than the land area of Jerusalem today. You might ask…
“Well, how will it all fit?”
And my answer would be a different dimension. It’s another dimension and things will be quite different there. On one drawing it shows the entirety of all the measurements and the Temple and Sanctuary, which fits precisely in the middle of it all, is an extremely small part of the whole.
A good question to ask is how will we get around? The size of the entire area is a square that is 60 miles on each side, which is 3600 square miles in total area. Will we travel in vehicles, maybe similar to the one that our Lord used in chapter 1 of this book?
And the earth during this time will look pretty much the same as it does right now. 70% of this globe will still be covered with water so that, in and of itself, must limit the number of spiritual bodies that can dwell on the land mass. Not until the eternity will the water be placed into that firmament once more, as it was in the first heaven/earth age.
A spiritual body is not a spook, it’s not vapor or smoke, it’s not an apparition that appears and disappears at will, it has solidity to it, substance, so each and every spiritual body will take up some space, much like earthly bodies do today.
What a time to be living today, so close to being with the Father that we can almost reach out and touch Him. I hope that this study has given you a better sense of Father’s overall Plan. I hope and pray that the Spirit will touch you and prod you into reading and studying His Letter, to understand as much about it as you can.
It’s never a waste of time to study this Book because it and everything contained therein, will be with us throughout the Millennium and the Eternity. Can you imagine sitting and talking with the prophets, Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah, or Jeremiah? Asking them questions, laughing with them. It’s possible during the Eternity.
Or being one of His Election and going in and out of the Sanctuary, sitting with the Lord, touching Him, talking with Him. It’s a thousand years of closeness with Him that many will not have an opportunity to experience. Why? They didn’t overcome during this life.
They listened to the nonsense of organized religion, Satan’s religion. And you can be one of His Elect, the opportunity is still there but time is quickly running out, you’ve got to start doing something today or else it may be too late.
Some of the things written of here occur only during the Millennium, especially the souls that did not overcome in this era, not being able to come close to our Lord. Let me make this perfectly clear...this only occurs during the Millennium, not during the eternity. In the eternity all souls will have overcome and there will be no separation at all.
The whole purpose of the Elect is to teach, during this age and the Millennium. They're not special, in the sense that they have a better life than others, or that they sin less than others, or that they're blessed more than others. Some may go through this life and never discover that they are one of His Election.
They are here to spread the truth as best as they know it and to be used by the Holy Spirit to witness against Satan/Antichrist when presented before his councils. And, hopefully, with a touch of the Holy Spirit, they can place a seed and have it grow and keep just one soul from being deceived and having to go through this Millennium period. It is so much better to be on the other side of that wall that surrounds the Temple.
God bless and keep studying!
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_20 December 2017_