We have come to the final (basic) section of Ezekiel’s prophecy. Chapters 40-48 focus on the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth, a currently future Event, nonetheless a literal Occurrence.
There is more “specific detail” in this nine-chapter Unit (about the Millennium) … probably than we learn from all the other Old Testament Prophets combined!
One writer calls this Block of Scripture the Bible’s “Holy of Holies,” when it comes to the Millennium!
In fact, Ezekiel 40-48 may be the Book’s “crowing achievement,” the “goal” toward which all his previous pronouncements have been pointed!
We’re soon going to learn about the new Temple, new aspects of Worship, and even a new arrangement of the Land, the Holy Land!
A newly purified people (Israel now having been “saved” by the Grace of God) … apparently now require a purified land in which to live.
One study Bible calls chapters 40-48 “Ezekiel’s Last Vision.” Perhaps so, but let us remember these things will come to pass … literally, materially, exactly as God has promised.
The Lord willing, we begin tomorrow.
— Dr. Mike Bagwell
I just saw this quote, concerning our nine-chapter Text. “The Temple herein is the focal point of everything! Clearly showing that the ideal relationship with God is when all of life centers on Him!”