Ezekiel

Ezekiel 46-48

Chapter 47: 

Then he led me back to the bank of the river. When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river. He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah,where it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into the sea, the salty water there becomes fresh.

As I was reading I tried to picture what the River of Life looked like.  If the Lord our Savior is Living Water, which one do you  picture? 

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The Bible is not about how God view’s us, it is about how we view Him.  He is Holy.  The other day Jennifer asked why the East gate?  She jumped in the reading after the tabernacle was built. When the tabernacle and the temple were arranged God specifically said that the tribe of Judah would sit at the East gate: The entrance.  The Messiah comes from the tribe of Judah.  

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John 10:9  I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

 

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When I read chapter 48 I remembered the good ole days of us reading in the winter about the 12 tribes of Israel.    Let’s recall: Jacob (later changed to Israel) had 12 sons (and a daughter).  The 12 sons all became a tribe.

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Let’s have some fun and see what we can remember:

13 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “These are the boundaries of the land that you will divide among the twelve tribes of Israel as their inheritance, with two portions for Joseph. 14 You are to divide it equally among them. Because I swore with uplifted hand to give it to your ancestors, this land will become your inheritance.

  1. Why will Joseph get a double portion?
  2. Why does Judah receive the Blessing of the Covenant? (Typically it goes to the first born).  Judah is #4!
  3. Why do the Levites get 4 allotments one North, East, South and West?
  4. What is the name of the New City???

 

 

“And the name of the city from that time on will be:

the Lord is there.”

We end Ezekiel today:

2 thoughts on “Ezekiel 46-48

  1. My visual was the second picture. I immediately started thinking of the River of Life too!! I can’t imagine the beauty.

    1. For Ephraim and Manasseh which replace Levi and Joseph.
    2. Ruben and Simeon avenged their sister and Levi is the priest.
    3. Levite’s are the priest for each gate?????
    4. The Lord is There 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

    How’d I do? Almost caught up. I’m ready for the NT!!! 🥰

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    1. You get an A. The priests surrounded the Tabernacle. God was in the center. They did not have a “land distribution”, their only Job was to care for the Tabernacle which was a HUGE undertaking. The candle, the incense, the bread and think about the line out the gate waiting to make a sacrifice and cleaning and handling the blood. The tribe of Levi was the priesthood. Inside the priesthood line there was a High Priest line (the only one who could go behind the veil to the Ark of the Covenant once a year to make an atonement for all.) The High Priest line was specifically the genealogy of Aaron-Moses’ brother. Keep that in mind when we get to the NT. Will it be that way?

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