Ezekiel 40-42

The Dimensions for the Third Temple

The prophecy of a new temple, a new worship place of God. The whole design must carefully be followed, Ezekiel 43:11. The second temple existed in the time of the Apostles. This is an end time prophecy, of the spiritual temple of the last days.

In Chapters 44 to 46, we read that this Temple will be designed for Prince David, who will be “Prince forever,” Ezekiel 37:25.  The Children of Israel will make an offering to the Prince, and He will “make atonement for the house of Israel,” Ezekiel 45:16-17.

Water flows out from this Temple towards the East, and brings life to those living in the Eastern region, Ezekiel 47:1. As we go farther, and farther East, the water becomes so deep that one can only swim in that water, Ezekiel 47:5.

This Temple is completely metaphorical of the Sanctified Church that the Jewish people will enter in the last days. Ezekiel 43:2 tells us that “the Glory of God of Israel came by the way of East.” Here, we learn the direction that the power of God comes from, and where the true gospel will be restored, in the last days.

Ezekiel 40:1-2
like the structure of a City – Ezekiel sees the New Jerusalem, which he describes in Chapter 48.

Ezek 40:3
a man like the appearance of bronze – the Spirit of Christ, the Captain of the Armies of Israel, WHO IS LIKE GOD (Michael), described in Daniel 10:6, He is called YHVH in Ezekiel 44:2, and 5.

with a measuring rod in his hand – the Spirit of Christ also has a measuring rod in Revelation 21:15, “the one who spoke to me had a measuring rod in His hand.”

Ezek 40:4
Declare to the House of Israel everything that you see – this is similar to the words of the Spirit of Christ in Revelation 1:11.

Ezek 40:5-49
There is no measurement of the outer court. Revelation 11:2 tells us: “leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles.”

Many chambers are described, “in My Father’s house there are many dwelling places” (John 14:2). There are chambers for singers and priests, etc, ie for all the members of the body of Christ.

Ezekiel 42:15-20
five hundred rods by the measuring stick all around – about 1 mile, that is.

 

Visionary_Ezekiel_Temple
The visionary Ezekiel Temple plan drawn by the 19th-century French architect and Bible scholar Charles Chipiez