Ezekiel 43

The Glory of God came by the way of the East

In Chapter 37, we read that Israel would be restored after a long time. Here, we read the glory of God enters the new temple by way of the East.

Ezek 43:1-2
His voice was like the sound of many waters – this is the sound of the sanctified Church, as we read in Revelation 19:6

the earth shone with His glory – through the Church

Ezek 43:3-5
like the vision I by the River Chabar – the vision of the four living creatures, who are the saints.

by way of the gate that faces east – in Ezekiel 44:1, we read that the gate must now be shut, symbolically that God’s glory enters; and will never depart. As Jesus said, “He will abide with you forever” (John 14:16).

Ezek 43:6-7
no more shall the house of Israel defile My name – the purity of the faith they will maintain is emphasized in Revelation 14:1-5. This is the work of the Spirit of God, that was poured out, as mentioned in Ezekiel 37; the cleansing fire for the kingdom of heaven as described in Ezekiel 39, and Daniel 7.

Ezekiel 43:11
write it down in their sight so that they may keep its whole design – they will obey the true Gospel without any deviation.