Compared to the Ezekiel Temple’s Water Flow.
In Revelation Chapter 22, the final chapter of that book, after describing the New Heavens and the New Earth, we are shown THE RIVER: THE RIVER OF THE WATER OF LIFE, 22: 1 which is IN THAT CITY.
It is flowing FROM THE THRONE of God and of the Lamb, out down the middle of the great street of the city. THE THRONE OF GOD IS IN THE CENTRE and there are no Gates or Exits. No Altars.
On each side is THE TREE OF LIFE bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding it every month. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
QUESTION. How can ONE TREE stand on each side of a river? We will come back to this.
In Ezekiel Chapter 47, after the Spiritual Temple is described, we are told of WATER which is not described as a RIVER, at first.
It does not come from where the Throne of God is in that Temple, which is inside in the inner sanctuary of the Temple, but is as a trickle that comes from the south side of the Temple. God’s Word gives precise description by telling us of that water.
It was coming TOWARDS the EAST from the SOUTH, south of the Altar. Clearly THE ALTAR IS THE CENTRE OF THE TEMPLE OF EZEKIEL. For us in that the Altar is THROUGH WHICH AND ONLY THROUGH IT CAN ONE ENTER FROM THE COURTS INTO THE SANCTUARIES, which to be in is to be ‘IN CHRIST’ which in turn gives entrance unto the THRONE OF GOD. Ephesians 3: 10-12 INTO THE TEMPLE WHERE WE ARE TO BE BUILT INTO ‘AS LIVING STONES’.
THE ALTAR is the altar of BURNT OFFERING THAT SPEAKS OF THE BAPTISM WITH HOLY SPIRIT. The altar that stands in Ezekiel’s Temple at the foot of the entrance to the Sanctuaries, THE THRESHOLD OF THE TEMPLE. It is the Altar we go to ‘spiritually’ as we know ‘washing’ by God’s word continually as we know defilement as we go in and out to the courts. 1 John 1: 7-10
EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE CHAPTER 40-47
This is the SPIRITUAL TEMPLE that speaks of the Kingdom of Christ, the courts Outer and Inner, and the Outer and Inner Sanctuaries where those who are in the Body of Christ are in and the Throne Room where God has placed His feet. Ezekiel 43: 5-7. There is no Ark – but a Table – which in the Tabernacle spoke of the Body of Christ, but here we see in the Temple no Articles, for the believers are those Articles. Exodus 37: 10-16 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11
THE WATER TRICKLES FROM THE ALTAR, for it speaks OF WHERE (those who come to the Altar) consequently receive the Spirit of God. Acts 2: 33. Where they receive His Fullness Ephesians 4: 5-6, Colossians 2: 9-10. It is those who have the Spirit of Christ, those who have come from the ‘courts’ Matthew 3: 12 which speaks of Christ’s Kingdom. Colossians 1: 13-14. Those who by Baptism with Holy Spirit are given entrance into the Outer Sanctuary (IN CHRIST) and who are to go through by choice to the Inner Sanctuary, where God the Father’s Throne is, with Christ on His right hand – and are to ask continually of the Father. John 16: 13-14 John 16: 23-28
We are to be FULFILLING John 16: 13-15 so that THE WATER gets deeper and deeper, this is to walk in the Spirit. One is to constantly return not TO THE CROSS which is at the east gate but to the place where because of the cross one can gain entrance into the courtyard and THAT THROUGH THE BLOOD. Not to the cross but the Altar of Burnt Offering where I DIED. Romans 6: 3-14.
Note that Ezekiel was taken THROUGH the Temple and OUT of the North gate right AROUND OUTSIDE THROUGH THE EAST GATE. This is described in 1 John 1: 7-10 where as Sons of God those who are Baptised with Holy Spirit must know cleansing from defilement’s and keep our garments clean. The river gets deeper and deeper, to the point where Ezekiel could not cross for its depth was more than he could stand in or cross over. He was asked ‘DO YOU SEE THIS?’ (HE IS TO SEE FOR HE MUST TELL ALL HE HAS BEEN SHOWN.)
THIS WATER FLOWS TOWARDS THE EAST and goes down until it enters THE SEA. We are to note why the Water flows towards the East to remember Christ’s work as Lamb and Baptiser. For the Water which speaks of our Baptism and the East Gate which speaks of where we come to the cross is intertwined so that we will never forget the price by our God in giving His Son so man could live and not Die Eternally and the price paid by Jesus who died as a demonstration of justice of what should happen to me. Romans 3: 25-26 and took our sins away. Past (cross) and all sins (Baptism with Holy Spirit).
AS BAPTISED BELIEVERS THE Spiritual Water shall affect wherever it flows, giving life and washing us. BUT the swamps and the marshes will not be able to be made fresh. Their source is not ‘THE WATER’. Ezekiel 47: 10-12 Hebrews 6: 7-12
Fruit Trees – note the plural – will serve as food and the leaves for healing. THEIR FRUIT shall not fail because THE WATER from the sanctuary flows to them.
This is speaking of THE SPIRIT OF GOD and His fullness that never fails. For those who require fruit and healing our help is FROM GOD OUR FATHER. His Spirit is THE WATER that is being spoken of, which He promised in Ezekiel 36: 24-27 and was first poured out at Pentecost. John 7: 37-39 Acts 2: 4-6 Joel 2: 28. Poured out by Christ. Acts 2: 33.
As said before, THE WATER comes out from the SOUTH SIDE. It is easily measured. Ezekiel IS LED THROUGH IT. We are LED into the Water by Christ not only as our High Priest but as our example as one who has gone before us in all things. Up and up it comes upon Ezekiel. Deeper and deeper it gets.
NOTE: It is only as HE GOES FORWARD into the water that is flowing, THAT DEPTH IS KNOWN. It is MEASURED. It began as a trickle and ended up being a RIVER that was deep enough to swim in…a river that no one could cross….unless they go INTO THE DEEP AND BE PREPARED TO SWIM and go with the FLOW OF THE RIVER. TO GO WHERE ONE WOULD NOT KNOW where they were being taken to. But know wherever it will be – all will be exceedingly good.
John 3: 3-8 says this of those who are born again of the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God is likened to WIND, that it blows wherever it pleases. One can hear its sound but cannot tell where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit (of God).
So it is as one “WALKS IN THE SPIRIT” which is to be ‘WALKING INTO THE RIVER DEEPER AND DEEPER’ one is being taken and doing what God would want us to do, loosing willingly ‘our control BY OUR FEET’ and lift them off what we would consider ‘SAFETY’ BUT WHICH IS REALLY ‘OUR CONFIDENCE IN SELF’ AND NOT GOD.
THE RIVER IS SPEAKING OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD THE FATHER.
Water that is measured, bit by bit by the man who was speaking to Ezekiel. It was SPIRITUAL LAND that was being covered. Yet we know that it will affect the physical land and that of the earth as it flows and it would only flow in and out of those who are partakers of the Spirit of God (the Water) John 14:23 Matthew 28: 19 Mark 10: 16
Note Romans 8: 9a, 17, 18-25. It is worthy to note that as this WATER is speaking of the Spirit of God and even as we are IN HIS SPIRIT, the penetration of His Spirit into all parts of our lives shall only be AS WE ALLOW HIM TO HAVE HIS WILL DONE IN US. As this occurs (doing the will of God in all things) WE ARE GOING DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO KNOWING who is God our Father. To know Him. Deeper into His Truth and this alone is that which sets us free to go deeper and deeper into fellowship with Him as Jesus did. 1 John 1: 3.
You will note that Ezekiel’s Temple is the same floor or pattern plan as the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle that God showed Moses who was to build it EXACTLY to the plan THAT GOD GAVE HIM for it was the COPY, THE SHADOW of that which was IN HEAVEN. Acts 7: 44.
The Tabernacle that was built on the EARTH, was the copy and shadow OF EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE whose design, its arrangement, its exits and entrance regulations ARE DIFFERENT from the Tabernacle and that is because of what Christ has done and where we are able to go to NOW, where those of the Tabernacle times could not…..In the floor plan or pattern, WHAT IS THE SAME is the DIVISIONS. That is the Courts that are separate from the Sanctuaries. This is what can be DESCRIBED AS BEING THE SAME, IN THE COPY OF THE Tabernacle.
Ezekiel’s Temple is that SPIRITUAL TEMPLE, it cannot be built with hands of men but only that of God Himself. Hebrews 8: 1-5
Ezekiel’s Temple in which those who come to the cross and those who know the Baptism with Holy Spirit, are able to enter but only through the work of Christ as LAMB AND BAPTISER…….IS THE HEAVENLY REALITY.
THE FLOOR PLAN OR PATTERN IS SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT DETERMINES PROGRESS.
Areas where only the priests of the Old Covenant could go NOW WE CAN GO and indeed we MUST GO INTO if we want to enter the KINGDOM OF GOD, the Eternal City where there shall be NO TEMPLE, No Sun or Moon Revelation 21: 22-27
A floor plan or pattern plus what should go in that plan its furniture and their arrangement, the Altars (plural) etc. of the Tabernacle was given to Moses ON THE MOUNTAIN where no one could go on the pain of death. The floor plan of Ezekiel’s Temple IS ON THE MOUNTAIN OF ZION in the SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM and the Law of the Temple and all the surrounding areas ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN WILL BE MOST HOLY.
Ezekiel 43: 12 Hebrews 12: 22-24
This is where we can and must walk if we are to inherit, because to walk here is only by those who are doing the will of God and are going deeper and deeper into the river.
NOTE: Ezekiel 43: 10-11 Ezekiel is to DESCRIBE THE PATTERN of the Temple to a disobedient people. This would give the picture of how to gain access to God Himself and that, through the work of the Prince (Jesus Christ), and then IF they are ashamed of themselves then they consider the plan and pattern of the Temple and what it means for them eternally. IF THEY ARE ASHAMED and repent then MAKE KNOWN THE DESIGN ETC. This is what we as Sons of God are to do continually to a lost world for whom Jesus died because God so loved the world.
THE RIVER came from the south and flowed to the east, then it would flow back south from the east. The east which speaks of the ENTRANCE GAINED INTO THE COURTYARD and the place those walking in the Spirit must GO BACK TO, to keep IN THE FLOW OF THE SPIRIT.
This is as said before to know cleansing from defilement’s by the blood that was shed AT THE EAST GATE, through which the whole journey in coming to God our Father began and that by the cross. The journey in the light of Ezekiel is from the East Gate to the Throne of God in the Inner Sanctuary. What was gained at the cross is not to be gained again, but to go back to the east gate is to go to remember the one who by his death for us, gave us entrance into the Courtyard because of having his Spirit and then by his work as Baptiser with Holy Spirit which was the result of the work by the same blood AT THE ALTAR OF BURNT OFFERING. Where as a result of its cleansing of ALL SIN and OUR WASHING BY THE SPIRIT we were given entrance INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST and thus entrance into the Inner Sanctuary to the THRONE OF GOD and where we are to know being built into the walls of the Temple.
THE ALTAR IS THE DEPARTURE PLACE FROM THE COURTS TO THE SANCTUARIES.
THE RIVER IS THAT WHICH WE ENTER INTO AS WE WALK AS SONS OF GOD.
THE RIVER WHICH COULD NOT BE SHOWN IN THE TABERNACLE BECAUSE HE WHO IS THE RIVER WAS CONTAINED SYMBOLICALLY IN THE ARK. IN EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE THERE IS NO ARK BUT THE RIVER – ALL OF WHICH SPEAKS OF GOD OUR FATHER.
THERE IS NO ARK IN THE TEMPLE OF EZEKIEL but as said before there is a TABLE which speaks of the BODY OF CHRIST (not the Person of Christ but ALL THOSE BAPTISED WITH HOLY SPIRIT. 1 Corinthians 12: 13-18), those who have the Spirit of God in them, over them and through them. There are no Articles because we are the Articles. There is no Candlestick because we are in Him who it spoke of, that is God Himself. Ephesians 4: 5-6.
And the ARK in the Tabernacle spoke of the PERSON OF GOD HIMSELF AND ALL HE IS.
Now in Ezekiel His presence is in those who have been Baptised by Him into the Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12: 18. There is no need of the Ark. His Spirit (Water) is in us.
THE WATER replaces the Ark. The Ark was untouchable. The Water is that which we can now Enter into and know its contact on us and its effects in us. THE WATER speaks of fellowship with God. Now we see WATER which flows and becomes A RIVER which has fruit trees OF ALL KINDS ON ITS BANKS, their leaves that will not wither nor the fruit fail…..because this is speaking of GOD’S PROVISION for those who ARE IN THE RIVER (GOD’S SPIRIT), the River is to enter THE SEA.
The Great Sea where God is found in all His Fullness as the fathers would know Him. 1 John 2: 14.
Where one knows His voice and is taught of Him. Where one does His Will and His Greatness is revealed to us by Truth. Continually taught by Him by doing His purposes.
So many are IN THE RIVER but they have not known the GREAT SEA OF GOD. Revelation 4: 6
It is only those who go into the depths of the river that will know the provision of God to them in all His fullness in the sea which goes in front of His Throne, Revelation 4: 6. Those who Trust in all He is. His Names and Spirits and Fruit.
In the natural where ever a RIVER FLOWS INTO THE SEA there are sand banks. With sand banks not evident, one could flow INTO THE SEA while being in the River WITHOUT EVEN BEING AWARE OF IT. Let it be recognized that the strength of the Sea is stronger than that of the River which flows and the sea is unpredictable. Even as in the natural so it is with the Spiritual. There is a crossing over to be aware of. Tides that could pull this way or that. It is knowing the strength of God through partaking in His purposes to be in that Great Sea with its unseen shores and its shallows and depths and its unseen inhabitants. It is to be likened to being IN THE HEAVENLIES, where we sit because of Baptism with Holy Spirit where we wrestle against principalities and powers and rulers. Ephesians 6: 10-12 Ephesians 3: 10-12
There shall be none of that IN THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH.
No undercurrents as we live in the PRESENCE OF GOD and the Lamb. The immediate presence where we shall see God’s face and live. WOW!
TO ENTER THE RIVER AND INTO THE GREAT SEA CALLS FOR US TO MOVE FROM THE OUTER SANCTUARY INTO THE INNER SANCTUARY. FROM WHERE ONE IS PLACE INTO ‘THE BODY OF CHRIST’ – TO GET UP AND MOVE IN FAITH IN GOD’S SPIRIT AND ON INTO WHERE HIS THRONE IS. THIS FULFILLS HIS WILL AND PURPOSES AND IT IS ONLY HOW HIS WILL AND PURPOSES FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CAN BE KNOWN AND FULFILLED. THE PLACE WHERE ONE IS NOT THINKING WHAT THEY ARE GETTING BUT CONCENTRATE ON GIVING ONESELF ENTIRELY WITH NO RESERVATION.
We have seen that the Tabernacle and Ezekiel’s Temple have what someone has said is ‘A BASIC DESIGN – OR PATTERN’.
A BASIC DESIGN OR PATTERN!!!! IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. It is the setting out by God our Father the steps from out of the world. Into not only receiving His Fullness but into the fellowship and oneness that He designed for all mankind to know. To come right to His Throne.
In Ezekiel’s Temple how one goes from the Courts to the Sanctuaries appear clear enough, that is, to see the difference and how to get from one to the other. There is a problem however which has been caused by the Trinity Doctrine. It has been when one has gained entrance through Baptism with Holy Spirit into the Sanctuary (knowing the Burnt Sacrifice and its regulations by the work of the Spirit of God and Christ) THAT THERE IS NO UNDERSTANDING BY THE BELIEVER to go on. Instead there is apathy but more so self satisfaction. An attitude of having arrived and there is no more to know.
In the same way under the Old Covenant in the work of the Tabernacle to go from the courtyard to the Tent of Meeting, was only gained by the Burnt Offering and Sin Offering of the priests and then when entrance was gained, we find that the Tent of the Meeting has TWO SECTIONS. As it is also in the Spiritual Temple of Ezekiel which relates to us today.
In the Tabernacle to be in the FIRST SECTION called the Holy Place, was NOT TO BE IN THE HOLY OF HOLIES. Let us not be fooled here. This also applies to us who have been given access to the Outer Sanctuary i.e. BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE OUTER SANCTUARY DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE IN THE INNER SANCTUARY, THIS REQUIRES OF US TO GO IN.
What was in the Holy Place, its furniture and all that it meant, was NOT THE SAME AS IN THE MOST HOLY PLACE where the ARK was, with the Atonement Cover and the Altar of Incense. This was only entered ONCE A YEAR. Great was the fear of death because of polluting this area by applying in error God’s regulations concerning this area.
Leviticus 16 Leviticus Chpts 1-7.
NOTE: We see also to enter without ‘washing’ in the Laver – the Penalty was death, the same applies to the Baptism with Holy Spirit. Exodus 30: 17-21 Mark 16: 16.
The regulations were chiefly aimed at doing the right thing in regard to the blood of the sacrifices. Because it was by the blood, that entrance into the Most Holy Place was definitely required, IN COMPLETE ORDER AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S REGULATIONS.
If not, DEATH. THIS APPLIED TO ALL AREAS.
Now this is our God and Father who we are speaking about here. He has never changed in regard to His Holiness and His hate of sin, nor has He relinquished and become sloppy in regard to mans approach to Himself.
NOTE: This was one reason the Levitical Priesthood past away – because of their disobedience’s, Ezekiel 44: 10-14 Hebrews 8: 6-8
It makes our blood run cold when we hear many speak of their mateship with God and treat Him and speak of Him as if He is just one of their mates. They speak of arguing with Him. Resisting Him as if it were a very smart thing to do. They test God’s Love and call heavily upon His Grace.
We don’t know WHO THEY THINK THEY ARE TALKING TO. Sorry, yes they think they are speaking to the Lord God Almighty but in truth they are not. It is WHO THEY DON’T KNOW, THAT THEY ARE SPEAKING TO. This IS THE MYSTERY.
Because even Christ the Lord, would not be tolerating some of the garbage we have heard from some people, who really think it is wonderful to have such a great relationship with God whom they speak to just how they like and think they are blest.
We heard one man saying how he plays hide and seek with God!!!!
We do believe this man does not know his God who is God alone – he has not entered the Inner Sanctuary.
LET US UNDERSTAND QUITE CLEARLY THAT TO BE BAPTISED WITH HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT THE END OF ALL AND NOW IT’S JUST A MATTER OF WAITING FOR JESUS TO COME AND GET US AND TAKE US TO HEAVEN.
REMEMBER THERE IS A JUDGEMENT OF THE CHURCH WHO AT THIS MOMENT ARE GENERALLY CONTENT TO STAY IN THE OUTER SANCTUARY AND NOT GO ON INTO THE INNER SANCTUARY.
IN EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE the Baptised person is in the OUTER SANCTUARY, which is the Holy Place of the Tabernacle. In the Tabernacle we see the prophetic work of the church. The Table, the utensils on it. The Candlestick which speaks of God Himself and His Seven Spirits, plus the articles which speaks of the Spiritual gifts THEY ARE ALL THERE. BUT……IN BOTH THESE, WISELY WITH GREAT KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM AND PURPOSE AND DESIGN, THE TABERNACLE AND TEMPLE…….there is to be seen THAT THERE IS YET ANOTHER ROOM TO ENTER. The Most Holy Place in the Tabernacle (under the Old Testament) and in the Temple, the Inner Sanctuary of Ezekiel’s Temple (under the New Testament).
Under the Old, this room was entered only by the High Priest.
Under the New, this room is entered only by the High Priest (Christ) and Priests who are Sons of God. Romans 8: 16-17.
BUT THIS ROOM IS BEING NEGLECTED – IGNORED.
THIS IS SERIOUS BECAUSE NOT ONLY IS IT WHERE GOD’S THRONE IS BUT WHERE CHRIST SITS AND WHERE HE SERVES. Hebrews 8: 1-2
It is where we are to know ALL ABOUT WHAT BELONGS TO HIM. This is because we have come to being where he is. As co-heirs with Him, we as priests are to serve our God not as subjects or servants but as sons. John 16: 13-15
His work as High Priest we shall go into later.
However it is here that there is matter of serious contemplation and it is that which concerns those ‘IN CHRIST’ who believe Jesus to be God and therefore are NOT GOING ON INTO THE INNER SANCTUARY.
When they were given entrance through the East Gate by the work of the cross, Christ as the Prince of the Temple led them to the Outer Court (in fact the Father placed them in there Colossians 1: 13-14) but they were to be kept by the Prince, they receive God’s will through him. They were to love and obey him, John 14: 13-15 and if they did this they could go into the Inner Court to where the Altar is and come to Baptism with Holy Spirit.
He was their MEDIATOR, for all things from the Father came to them through him. They depended on Jesus totally and this was to be the case UNTIL after they are Baptised with Holy Spirit and have been placed into the Body of Christ i.e. ‘IN CHRIST’. They are then to know that they have been brought to God Himself and that they can go themselves to His Throne and are to ask of Him ALL THINGS. This will glorify Christ, this will praise him in the eyes of His God and Father, for it is his work given by his God and FATHER TO BRING US TO his Father. So those who are in the OUTER SANCTUARY and who are looking to Jesus only will not be knowing more about Christ, whom they loved, because they are not obeying the word of God, which tells us to look to the Father. They will work with gifts but that also is a touchstone, for it is gifts that must also be made accountable as to the use of them, Matthew 25: 14-30. The use of their gifts (given by God Himself by His Spirit) are part of what works the Father has ordained. Ephesians 2:10
NOTE NOTE *****
In Ezekiel 43: 10 God says to Ezekiel DESCRIBE THE TEMPLE first, then when they repent let them CONSIDER, UNDERSTAND make known (give understanding to them) of the DESIGN ETC.
Each step man makes in his walk to know God our Father is a DECISION. AND IT IS ONLY WHEN THE DECISION IS MADE and commitment is entered into will UNDERSTANDING BE GIVEN TO THEM and that by God the Father Himself. 1 Corinthians 2: 10 John 16: 13.
Commitment which moves in OBEDIENCE to God’s Word is the only way that revelation and understanding shall be had. This is a fact.
Now in the description of the WATER that becomes a River and then enters INTO THE GREAT SEA. WE SEE THE SAME PICTURE moving on into, when one is Baptised with Holy Spirit they gain entrance INTO THE OUTER SANCTUARY BUT THEY MUST GO ON INTO THE INNER SANCTUARY to where the Throne of God is and where He has His feet and to know the mountain where all the surrounding area at the top WILL BE MOST HOLY. Exodus 43: 6-12.
They must go on to be built into the Temple ‘AS LIVING STONES’. 1 Peter 2: 4-5
This will only occur as those who are Sons of God, Priests of God, are ASKING THE FATHER, being taught by Him, doing the Will of the Father, being watered and washed by God’s Word written and spoken for them and to them. 1 John 16: 13-15 & 16: 22-23. Being transformed as His Spirit is strengthened in us and through us and remaining in us
1 John 2: 24. Minds renewed by always doing the Will of God. Knowing it to be best as Jesus did. Romans 12: 2.
****OF COURSE THIS CAN ONLY BE AS ONE BELIEVES THAT THE FATHER IS GOD ALONE, and it is Him who we love with all our heart, mind and soul even as Jesus did. Full faith in Him. Hearing and doing His purposes as Jesus did.
Total dependence on Him, in fellowship with Him and the Son. ONE, AS THEY ARE ONE, AND THIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE IN THE INNER SANCTUARY. Beware and learn not to be at variance to the known will of God. Not just seeing our relationship with Him to be in the matter of the Spiritual but from the morning till night aware of Him. Looking to Him for all things and in everyday matters as well as the working place, for evil dwells everywhere.
At all times aware of any defilement’s and dealing with them. Ezekiel 43: 18-27 1 John 1: 7-10
Ezekiel 44: 15-31 describes the Priest Zadok who we are to be like. Note the going in and out v19. We shall give of that which clothes us but beware of defilement of the Outer Sanctuary, this requires us to be cleansed. John 1: 7-10. It is to be very aware of where we go. Those who live with those who are unbelievers we will bless by the cover and clothing of God’s Spirit on us, thus they are Sanctified but this is no good for them – because they are not knowing God’s blessing direct to them and this can give a false impression and security in regard to Eternal Matters *v10.
Through the Baptism with Holy Spirit we receive what the Word of God speaks of as Water which means ‘Spirit’. John 7: 35-37 is a good example and John 4: 13 of when WATER is meaning ‘SPIRIT’ – John 3: 3-8
THE WATER that comes from under the Altar going south and then east, IS CLEARLY GLORIFYING THE WORK OF CHRIST. For as said before, it is the Altar that is the centre point in the Temple – knowing the burnt offering work and then the water going back to the East speaks of the work of Jesus as Lamb of God. Whose blood for Sons of God continues on to deal with any defilements and thus maintaining strong fellowship with our God and Father. John 1: 3.
As Sons of God.
The combining of THE ALTAR AND THE EAST GATE SPEAKS LOUDLY OF THE FULL WORK OF CHRIST AS LAMB AND BAPTISER WITH HOLY SPIRIT. John 1: 29-34.
Even as we see his continuing work as Price for bringing men from the courts to the sanctuaries through the same work – his work given to him by His Father. Acts 2: 31-36.
IN THE MATTER OF INHERITANCE Ezekiel 46: 16-17 Matthew 18: 12
Those in the Courts are called SUBJECTS AND SERVANTS, who do not know the MIND OF THEIR MASTER – Jesus said whereas those in the Sanctuaries are called SONS, who can know the mind and will of their Master who is God the Father and not only that but DO WHAT IS HIS WILL, for it will be by this we will be judged to inherit, to rule with Christ and enter the Eternal City of God – or we shall not. Matthew 7: 21-23.
Ezekiel 44: 28-30 tells us God is our Inheritance which will be never taken away if faithful as Priests.
WHEREAS THE SUBECTS who are those in the courts (because of not being Baptised with Holy Spirit), as the Prince makes a gift from his inheritance the servant shall only hold it until the year of his freedom – his freedom when he passes from the courts (Kingdom of Christ) into the Sanctuaries (Kingdom of Heaven) where he is called a Son – he is passed from Death to Life.
THIS IS A SERIOUS WARNING TO THE UNBAPTISED WITH HOLY SPIRIT even as the Parable of the Ten virgins seeks to warn. Without Baptism you will not be able to hold your inheritance to become Sons, and will be judged by God our Father Himself out of the books and your name shall be blotted out of the book of life. Revelation 3: 5. They cannot pass it onto their Sons in the natural because there is no Spirit to consecrate them as the Sons can. Ezekiel 44:19
This is the reason the gift from the Prince, from his inheritance cannot be passed on to THE SUBJECTS DESCENDANTS, because they would be partial partakers of an inheritance that Christ has been given by His God and Father. The part which is known as the KINGDOM OF CHRIST WHICH SHALL NOT BE EVERLASTING because he was to take them from his kingdom (which will pass away) to his Father’s (which will never pass away) and this by his work as Christ and Lord where we were Baptised with Holy Spirit. He who is The Son of God has made us to be sons, co-heirs with him. Romans 8:7. Christ shall pass back his Kingdom which is to last for quite a long time BUT NOT FOREVER AND FOREVER INTO ETERNITY. 1 Corinthians 15: 22-24 Matthew 13: 37-42.
On the other hand the inheritance which those CALLED SONS are given by Christ, as the Prince, as Christ the Baptiser, will never pass away as SONS ARE ABLE TO OVERCOME by the Power of the Spirit of God the Father. 2 Peter 1: 3-11 AS SONS AND PRIESTS.
Sons are given a gift from the inheritance of the Prince THAT SHALL NEVER FADE AWAY. GOD HIMSELF Ezekiel 44: 28 Ephesians 4: 5-6.
**1 PETER 1: 4 INTO AN INHERITANCE THAT SHALL NOT SPOIL – FADE –
WARNING: This Inheritance is not given to those who are unBaptised with Holy Spirit, to those who have only known the work of the cross, who will receive a gift from the Princes inheritance according to how far they have gone into the Way of coming to His God and Father and that shall be from Christ’s Kingdom that shall perish according to the REQUIREMENTS OF GOD’S WILL.
They are called SUBJECTS OR SERVANTS until they go on and become SONS and gain entrance into the SANCTUARIES. Mark 16: 16-18 Acts 1: 4 is to be obeyed.
Matthew 13: 37-42 Colossians 1: 13-14 Christ’s Kingdom - Matthew 13: 47-50 John 3: 3-8 God’s Kingdom.
NOTE: This WARNING is to those in the Courts – the unBaptised.
NOTE: Also beware the Sons who are in the Sanctuaries – THE BAPTISED.
It is so important when one goes from the Sanctuaries to the Outer Courts that ones Garments are covered (left behind in the sense that we do not give the impression of oneness and status with them and they think they are just as we are). This is what is occurring today, as Penecostals fellowship with unBaptised as if they are ONE. Ezekiel 44:19.
This is PROSTITUTING themselves and in becoming ONE – is giving them false hope and consecration by believing they are the of the same conviction. NOTE: Ezekiel 16 is a STRONG WARNING.
And WARNING TO THOSE IN THE SANCTUARIES that those ‘IN CHRIST’ need to go into the Inner Sanctuary to God’s Throne and where Christ is seated as well. To neglect this restricts ones going into the depths of the River and into the Great Sea and they shall be seen as BAD FISH and shall receive their reward. Matthew 13: 47-50. God has given to us prophecies regarding this matter of those who have made a bridge over the River because they refuse to enter into it.
(a) By not being Baptised with Holy Spirit.
(b) By not going into the Inner Sanctuary to the Father’s Throne. They can believe that God the Father is God and Jesus the Son of God – but they stand aside out of God’s flow and where it would take them for fear of Men’s faces and the need of status and success.
THROUGH THE BAPTISM SONS ARE GIVEN A GREAT GIFT, entrance into the Sanctuary. BUT….WARNING, this gift is not to be neglected. This position as Son is not to be trifled with. You must go on INTO THE INNER SANCTUARY. Ezekiel 46: 16-18 or you shall be judged as the Parable of the Talents speak of in Matthew 25: 33-43.
The Water expanding into a deep river and emptying into a deep Sea gives us the same picture in a repetitive manner.
This Water is God’s Spirit and He calls us to deeper commitment learning His ways and knowing His work in us because of obedience in all aspects of our lives. In the everyday activities and ministry in His name where there is no departments but at all times doing what He calls us to be and do for His Glory – then we are in the Sea.
Many are standing on a bridge looking at the river – as Sons they must enter it and know its depths for to know its depths is knowing the Father Himself for the Water – the River – the Sea is Himself. To remain on the Bridge is to keep oneself as an observer. One who looks and sees and even desires to get into the River – but fear of where it will take you overwhelms one.
They will count on God to understand.
Information re ZADOK’S PRIESTHOOD of the family of Levi. Ezekiel 44: 15-31
ZADOK (Heb. ‘righteous’) Son of Ahitub, who was, according to 1 Chron. 6: 1-52, a descendant of Eleazar, third son of Aaron. He was priest at David’s court along with Ahimelech son of Abiathar (2 Sam. 8:17) and had charge of the ark (2 Sam. 15: 24); he took part in the anointing of Solomon as David’s successor when Abiathar supported Adonijah (I Kings 1: 7). He and his descendants discharged the chief-priestly duties in Solomon’s Temple until its destruction in 587BC. Ezekiel restricts the priestly privileges in his new commonwealth to the Zadokite family on the grounds that they alone were innocent of apostasy under the Monarchy (Ezekiel 44: 15). In the second Temple the Zadokites retained the high priesthood continuously until 171 BC, when it was transferred to Menelaus by Antiochus IV; even after that a Zadokite priesthood presided over the Jewish temple at Leontopolis in Egypt until Vespasian closed it soon after AD 70. The Qumran community remained loyal to the Zadokite priesthood and looked forward to its restoration.