Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000684
00:14 Hello, and welcome to "His words are life."
00:17 I am Kelly Mowrer and today we're going to continue
00:20 reading from the Book of Ezekiel.
00:22 But before we start, lets pray together.
00:25 Dear Heavenly Father,
00:27 thank you so much for redeeming us.
00:31 Thank you that while we were yet sinners,
00:33 You died for us, and thank you
00:35 that You found us in all the places
00:38 that we're scattered and broken
00:40 and You bring us home and You heal us.
00:43 Please be with us now, as we continue to read
00:45 from the Book of Ezekiel, Your prophet.
00:48 We love you so much
00:49 and thank you for loving us, amen.
00:53 We're picking up in the middle of Chapter 41 of Ezekiel
00:57 starting with verse 12 and we're in the middle
00:59 of the measuring of the temple that Ezekiel is watching.
01:04 This is the King James Version.
01:07 "Now the building that was before the separate place
01:09 at the end toward the west was seventy cubits broad,
01:13 and the wall of the building
01:15 was five cubits thick round about,
01:16 and the length thereof ninety cubits.
01:19 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long,
01:21 and the separate place, and the building,
01:23 with the walls thereof, an hundred cubits long,
01:25 Also the breadth of the face of the house,
01:27 and of the separate place toward the east,
01:29 an hundred cubits.
01:31 And he measured the length of the building
01:32 over against the separate place
01:34 which was behind it,
01:36 and the galleries thereof on the one side
01:38 and on the other side, an hundred cubits,
01:40 with the inner temple, and the porches of the court,
01:43 The door posts, and the narrow windows,
01:46 and the galleries round about on their three stories,
01:49 over against the door, cieled with wood round about,
01:53 and from the ground up to the windows,
01:55 and the windows were covered, To that above the door,
01:58 even unto the inner house, and without,
02:00 and by all the wall round about
02:02 within and without, by measure.
02:05 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees,
02:09 so that a palm tree was between a cherub
02:11 and a cherub, and every cherub had two faces,
02:16 So that the face of a man
02:18 was toward the palm tree on the one side,
02:21 and the face of a young lion
02:22 toward the palm tree on the other side,
02:24 it was made through all the house round about.
02:27 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims
02:31 and palm trees made, and on the wall of the temple.
02:34 The posts of the temple were squared,
02:37 and the face of the sanctuary,
02:39 the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.
02:43 The altar of wood was three cubits high,
02:45 and the length thereof two cubits,
02:47 and the corners thereof, and the length thereof,
02:49 and the walls thereof, were of wood,
02:53 and he said unto me,
02:55 This is the table that is before the Lord.
02:59 And the temple and the sanctuary
03:00 had two doors.
03:02 And the doors had two leaves apiece,
03:04 two turning leaves, two leaves for the one door,
03:08 and two leaves for the other door.
03:10 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple,
03:13 cherubims and palm trees,
03:16 like as were made upon the walls,
03:18 and there were thick planks
03:20 upon the face of the porch without.
03:23 And there were narrow windows
03:25 and palm trees on the one side and on the other side,
03:28 on the sides of the porch,
03:29 and upon the side chambers of the house,
03:32 and thick planks."
03:34 Continuing to read in Ezekiel Chapter 42
03:37 and this is the King James Version.
03:40 "Then he brought me forth into the utter court,
03:43 the way toward the north,
03:45 and he brought me into the chamber
03:46 that was over against the separate place,
03:48 and which was before the building toward the north.
03:51 Before the length of an hundred cubits
03:53 was the north door,
03:55 and the breadth was fifty cubits.
03:57 Over against the twenty cubits
03:59 which were for the inner court,
04:01 and over against the pavement
04:02 which was for the utter court,
04:04 was gallery against gallery in three stories.
04:08 And before the chambers
04:09 was a walk to ten cubits breadth inward,
04:13 a way of one cubit,
04:15 and their doors toward the north.
04:17 Now the upper chambers were shorter,
04:20 for the galleries were higher than these,
04:22 than the lower,
04:23 and than the middlemost of the building.
04:25 For they were in three stories,
04:27 but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts,
04:30 therefore the building was straitened
04:32 more than the lowest
04:33 and the middlemost from the ground.
04:35 And the wall that was without over against the chambers,
04:38 toward the utter court
04:39 on the forepart of the chambers,
04:41 and the length thereof was fifty cubits.
04:44 For the length of the chambers
04:45 that were in the utter court was fifty cubits,
04:48 and, lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.
04:52 And from under these chambers
04:54 was the entry on the east side,
04:55 as one goeth into them from the utter court.
04:59 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall
05:01 of the court toward the east,
05:03 over against the separate place,
05:05 and over against the building.
05:07 And the way before them was like
05:09 the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north,
05:11 as long as they, and as broad as they,
05:14 and all their goings out
05:15 were both according to their fashions,
05:17 and according to their doors.
05:19 And according to the doors of the chambers
05:21 that were toward the south
05:23 was a door in the head of the way,
05:25 even the way directly before the wall toward the east,
05:28 as one entereth into them.
05:30 Then said he unto me,
05:33 The north chambers and the south chambers,
05:36 which are before the separate place,
05:38 they be holy chambers,
05:41 where the priests that approach unto the Lord
05:43 shall eat the most holy things,
05:46 there shall they lay the most holy things,
05:49 and the meat offering, and the sin offering,
05:51 and the trespass offering, for the place is holy.
05:57 When the priests enter therein,
05:59 then shall they not go out of the holy place
06:01 into the utter court, but there
06:03 they shall lay their garments wherein they minister,
06:06 for they are holy, and shall put on other garments,
06:10 and shall approach to those things
06:12 which are for the people.
06:14 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house,
06:18 he brought me forth toward the gate
06:20 whose prospect is toward the east,
06:22 and measured it round about.
06:25 He measured the east side with the measuring reed,
06:27 five hundred reeds,
06:28 with the measuring reed round about.
06:31 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds,
06:34 with the measuring reed round about.
06:36 He measured the south side,
06:38 five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.
06:41 He turned about to the west side,
06:43 and measured five hundred reeds
06:44 with the measuring reed.
06:46 He measured it by the four sides,
06:47 it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long,
06:51 and five hundred broad, to make a separation
06:54 between the sanctuary and the profane place."
06:58 Continuing reading Ezekiel Chapter 43
07:01 and this is the King James Version.
07:05 "Afterward he brought me to the gate,
07:06 even the gate that looketh toward the east,
07:09 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel
07:13 came from the way of the east,
07:15 and his voice was like a noise of many waters,
07:19 and the earth shined with his glory.
07:22 And it was according to the appearance of the vision
07:24 which I saw, even according to the vision
07:27 that I saw when I came to destroy the city,
07:29 and the visions were like the vision
07:31 that I saw by the river Chebar,
07:34 and I fell upon my face.
07:37 And the glory of the Lord came into the house
07:40 by the way of the gate
07:41 whose prospect is toward the east.
07:43 So the spirit took me up,
07:45 and brought me into the inner court,
07:47 and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house.
07:51 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house,
07:56 and the man stood by me.
07:58 And he said unto me, Son of man,
08:00 the place of my throne,
08:02 and the place of the soles of my feet,
08:05 where I will dwell
08:07 in the midst of the children of Israel for ever,
08:10 and my holy name,
08:11 shall the house of Israel no more defile,
08:15 neither they, nor their kings,
08:17 by their whoredom, nor by the carcases
08:19 of their kings in their high places.
08:21 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds,
08:24 and their post by my posts,
08:27 and the wall between me and them,
08:28 they have even defiled my holy name
08:30 by their abominations that they have committed,
08:33 wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.
08:37 Now let them put away their whoredom,
08:39 and the carcases of their kings, far from me,
08:42 and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
08:46 Thou son of man,
08:47 shew the house to the house of Israel,
08:50 that they may be ashamed of their iniquities,
08:53 and let them measure the pattern.
08:55 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done,
08:58 shew them the form of the house,
09:00 and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof,
09:02 and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof,
09:05 and all the ordinances thereof,
09:06 and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof,
09:09 and write it in their sight,
09:11 that they may keep the whole form thereof,
09:14 and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
09:18 This is the law of the house,
09:20 Upon the top of the mountain
09:22 the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy.
09:27 Behold, this is the law of the house.
09:30 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits,
09:34 The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth,
09:37 even the bottom shall be a cubit,
09:39 and the breadth a cubit,
09:40 and the border thereof by the edge thereof
09:42 round about shall be a span,
09:44 and this shall be the higher place of the altar.
09:47 And from the bottom upon the ground
09:49 even to the lower settle shall be two cubits,
09:52 and the breadth one cubit,
09:54 and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle
09:56 shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
09:59 So the altar shall be four cubits,
10:01 and from the altar and upward
10:03 shall be four horns.
10:05 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long,
10:08 twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.
10:12 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long
10:14 and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof,
10:18 and the border about it shall be half a cubit,
10:20 and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about,
10:24 and his stairs shall look toward the east.
10:28 And he said unto me, Son of man,
10:30 thus saith the Lord God,
10:32 These are the ordinances of the altar
10:34 in the day when they shall make it,
10:36 to offer burnt offerings thereon,
10:38 and to sprinkle blood thereon.
10:40 And thou shalt give to the priests
10:43 the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok,
10:46 which approach unto me, to minister unto me,
10:48 saith the Lord God,
10:50 a young bullock for a sin offering.
10:53 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof,
10:55 and put it on the four horns of it,
10:57 and on the four corners of the settle,
10:59 and upon the border round about,
11:01 thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.
11:05 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering,
11:08 and he shall burn it
11:09 in the appointed place of the house,
11:11 without the sanctuary.
11:12 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats
11:15 without blemish for a sin offering,
11:18 and they shall cleanse the altar,
11:19 as they did cleanse it with the bullock.
11:23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it,
11:25 thou shalt offer a young bullock
11:27 without blemish,
11:29 and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
11:32 And thou shalt offer them before the Lord,
11:33 and the priests shall cast salt upon them,
11:36 and they shall offer them up
11:38 for a burnt offering unto the Lord.
11:42 Seven days shalt thou prepare
11:44 every day a goat for a sin offering,
11:47 they shall also prepare a young bullock,
11:50 and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.
11:53 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it,
11:56 and they shall consecrate themselves.
11:58 And when these days are expired,
12:00 it shall be, that upon the eighth day,
12:03 and so forward, the priests
12:05 shall make your burnt offerings
12:07 upon the altar, and your peace offerings,
12:10 and I will accept you, saith the Lord God."
12:14 Continuing with Ezekiel Chapter 44
12:16 and this is the King James Version.
12:20 "Then he brought me back the way of the gate
12:22 of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east,
12:26 and it was shut.
12:28 Then said the Lord unto me, This gate shall be shut,
12:32 it shall not be opened,
12:34 and no man shall enter in by it,
12:37 because the Lord, the God of Israel,
12:40 hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.
12:44 It is for the prince, the prince,
12:47 he shall sit in it to eat bread before the Lord,
12:50 he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate,
12:53 and shall go out by the way of the same.
12:57 Then brought he me the way of the north gate
13:00 before the house, and I looked,
13:03 and, behold, the glory of the Lord
13:05 filled the house of the Lord,
13:07 and I fell upon my face.
13:09 And the Lord said unto me, Son of man, mark well,
13:13 and behold with thine eyes,
13:14 and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee
13:19 concerning all the ordinances of the house of the Lord,
13:21 and all the laws thereof,
13:23 and mark well the entering in of the house,
13:26 with every going forth of the sanctuary.
13:30 And thou shalt say to the rebellious,
13:32 even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God,
13:36 O ye house of Israel,
13:38 let it suffice you of all your abominations,
13:41 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers,
13:45 uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh,
13:48 to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it,
13:50 even my house, when ye offer my bread,
13:53 the fat and the blood,
13:55 and they have broken my covenant
13:56 because of all your abominations.
13:58 And ye have not kept
14:00 the charge of mine holy things,
14:02 but ye have set keepers of my charge
14:04 in my sanctuary for yourselves.
14:07 Thus saith the Lord God, No stranger,
14:10 uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh,
14:15 shall enter into my sanctuary,
14:17 of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
14:21 And the Levites that are gone away far from me,
14:25 when Israel went astray,
14:26 which went astray away from me after their idols,
14:30 they shall even bear their iniquity.
14:33 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary,
14:37 having charge at the gates of the house,
14:40 and ministering to the house."