Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000685
00:15 Hello and welcome to "His words are life."
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and today we'll be reading together
00:21 in the Book of Ezekiel.
00:22 But first let's pray before we start.
00:26 Dear Heavenly Father,
00:27 thank you so much for a time to come apart
00:31 and to hear Your words.
00:33 Please be with us now,
00:35 as we read and show us the ways
00:38 that these messages applied to the situations
00:40 that we're each going through right now,
00:43 Thank you for loving us
00:44 and we love You so much, amen.
00:47 We're reading in the Book of Ezekiel
00:49 and in Chapter 44 starting with verse 11
00:53 and this is the King James Version.
00:57 "Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary,
01:00 having charge at the gates of the house,
01:03 and ministering to the house,
01:05 they shall slay the burnt offering
01:07 and the sacrifice for the people,
01:08 and they shall stand before them
01:11 to minister unto them.
01:12 Because they ministered unto them
01:14 before their idols,
01:16 and caused the house of Israel
01:17 to fall into iniquity, therefore have I lifted up
01:20 mine hand against them, saith the Lord God,
01:22 and they shall bear their iniquity.
01:25 And they shall not come near unto me,
01:26 to do the office of a priest unto me,
01:29 nor to come near to any of my holy things,
01:31 in the most holy place,
01:33 but they shall bear their shame,
01:34 and their abominations which they have committed.
01:38 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house,
01:42 for all the service thereof,
01:43 and for all that shall be done therein.
01:46 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok,
01:50 that kept the charge of my sanctuary
01:51 when the children of Israel went astray from me,
01:55 they shall come near to me to minister unto me,
01:58 and they shall stand before me to offer unto me
02:00 the fat and the blood, saith the Lord God,
02:03 They shall enter into my sanctuary,
02:05 and they shall come near to my table,
02:07 to minister unto me,
02:09 and they shall keep my charge.
02:11 And it shall come to pass,
02:13 that when they enter in
02:15 at the gates of the inner court,
02:17 they shall be clothed with linen garments,
02:20 and no wool shall come upon them,
02:22 whiles they minister in the gates
02:23 of the inner court within.
02:25 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads,
02:27 and shall have linen breeches upon their loins,
02:30 they shall not gird themselves
02:32 with any thing that causeth sweat.
02:35 And when they go forth into the utter court,
02:37 even into the utter court to the people,
02:40 they shall put off their garments
02:41 wherein they ministered, and lay them
02:43 in the holy chambers,
02:44 and they shall put on other garments,
02:47 and they shall not sanctify
02:48 the people with their garments.
02:50 Neither shall they shave their heads,
02:52 nor suffer their locks to grow long,
02:55 they shall only poll their heads.
02:58 Neither shall any priest drink wine,
02:59 when they enter into the inner court.
03:01 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow,
03:04 nor her that is put away,
03:06 but they shall take maidens
03:08 of the seed of the house of Israel,
03:10 or a widow that had a priest before.
03:14 And they shall teach my people
03:16 the difference between the holy and profane,
03:20 and cause them to discern
03:22 between the unclean and the clean.
03:24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment,
03:27 and they shall judge it according to my judgments,
03:30 and they shall keep my laws and my statutes
03:33 in all mine assemblies,
03:35 and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
03:38 And they shall come at no dead person
03:41 to defile themselves, but for father,
03:44 or for mother, or for son,
03:46 or for daughter, for brother,
03:48 or for sister that hath had no husband,
03:51 they may defile themselves.
03:53 And after he is cleansed,
03:55 they shall reckon unto him seven days.
03:58 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary,
04:00 unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary,
04:04 he shall offer his sin offering,
04:05 saith the Lord God.
04:07 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance,
04:10 I am their inheritance,
04:13 and ye shall give them no possession in Israel,
04:16 I am their possession.
04:18 They shall eat the meat offering,
04:20 and the sin offering, and the trespass offering,
04:24 and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
04:28 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things,
04:32 and every oblation of all,
04:33 of every sort of your oblations,
04:35 shall be the priest's,
04:37 ye shall also give unto the priest
04:39 the first of your dough,
04:41 that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
04:45 The priests shall not eat of any thing
04:47 that is dead of itself, or torn,
04:50 whether it be fowl or beast."
04:54 Continuing in Ezekiel Chapter 45
04:57 and this is the King James Version.
05:00 "Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot
05:03 the land for inheritance,
05:05 ye shall offer an oblation unto the Lord,
05:07 an holy portion of the land, the length
05:09 shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds,
05:13 and the breadth shall be ten thousand.
05:15 This shall be holy in all the borders
05:17 thereof round about.
05:19 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary
05:22 five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth,
05:25 square round about, and fifty cubits round about
05:28 for the suburbs thereof.
05:30 And of this measure shalt thou measure
05:32 the length of five and twenty thousand,
05:34 and the breadth of ten thousand,
05:36 and in it shall be the sanctuary
05:38 and the most holy place.
05:41 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests
05:43 the ministers of the sanctuary,
05:45 which shall come near to minister unto the Lord,
05:48 and it shall be a place for their houses,
05:50 and an holy place for the sanctuary.
05:53 And the five and twenty thousand of length,
05:55 and the ten thousand of breadth
05:57 shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house,
06:01 have for themselves,
06:02 for a possession for twenty chambers.
06:05 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city
06:07 five thousand broad,
06:09 and five and twenty thousand long,
06:11 over against the oblation of the holy portion,
06:15 it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
06:18 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side
06:21 and on the other side of the oblation
06:22 of the holy portion,
06:24 and of the possession of the city,
06:25 before the oblation of the holy portion,
06:27 and before the possession of the city,
06:29 from the west side westward,
06:31 and from the east side eastward,
06:32 and the length shall be over against one of the portions,
06:35 from the west border unto the east border.
06:39 In the land shall be his possession in Israel,
06:42 and my princes shall no more oppress my people,
06:46 and the rest of the land
06:47 shall they give to the house of Israel
06:48 according to their tribes.
06:51 Thus saith the Lord God,
06:53 Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel,
06:57 remove violence and spoil,
06:59 and execute judgment and justice,
07:02 take away your exactions from my people,
07:05 saith the Lord God.
07:08 Ye shall have just balances,
07:10 and a just ephah, and a just bath.
07:14 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure,
07:17 that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer,
07:20 and the ephah the tenth part of an homer,
07:23 the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
07:26 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs,
07:29 twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels,
07:32 fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
07:35 This is the oblation that ye shall offer,
07:38 the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat,
07:42 and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah
07:44 of an homer of barley,
07:46 Concerning the ordinance of oil,
07:48 the bath of oil,
07:49 ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor,
07:53 which is an homer of ten baths,
07:55 for ten baths are an homer,
07:58 And one lamb out of the flock,
08:00 out of two hundred,
08:01 out of the fat pastures of Israel,
08:03 for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering,
08:05 and for peace offerings,
08:07 to make reconciliation for them,
08:09 saith the Lord God.
08:11 All the people of the land
08:12 shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.
08:17 And it shall be the prince's part
08:19 to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings,
08:22 and drink offerings, in the feasts,
08:24 and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths,
08:27 in all solemnities of the house of Israel,
08:30 he shall prepare the sin offering,
08:31 and the meat offering, and the burnt offering,
08:33 and the peace offerings,
08:34 to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
08:38 Thus saith the Lord God, In the first month,
08:41 in the first day of the month,
08:43 thou shalt take a young bullock
08:44 without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary,
08:48 And the priest shall take of the blood
08:50 of the sin offering,
08:52 and put it upon the posts of the house,
08:55 and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar,
08:58 and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.
09:01 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month
09:03 for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple,
09:07 so shall ye reconcile the house.
09:10 In the first month,
09:11 in the fourteenth day of the month,
09:13 ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days,
09:17 unleavened bread shall be eaten.
09:20 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself
09:23 and for all the people of the land a bullock
09:25 for a sin offering.
09:26 And seven days of the feast
09:27 he shall prepare a burnt offering to the Lord,
09:29 seven bullocks and seven rams
09:31 without blemish daily the seven days,
09:34 and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.
09:37 And he shall prepare a meat offering
09:39 of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram,
09:42 and an hin of oil for an ephah.
09:46 In the seventh month,
09:47 in the fifteenth day of the month,
09:48 shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days,
09:50 according to the sin offering,
09:52 according to the burnt offering,
09:53 and according to the meat offering,
09:55 and according to the oil."
09:58 Continuing in the book of Ezekiel Chapter 46,
10:01 this is the King James Version.
10:04 "Thus saith the Lord God,
10:06 The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east
10:09 shall be shut the six working days,
10:12 but on the sabbath it shall be opened,
10:14 and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
10:16 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch
10:18 of that gate without,
10:19 and shall stand by the post of the gate,
10:21 and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering
10:23 and his peace offerings,
10:25 and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate,
10:28 then he shall go forth,
10:30 but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
10:33 Likewise the people of the land
10:35 shall worship at the door of this gate
10:37 before the Lord in the sabbaths
10:39 and in the new moons.
10:41 And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer
10:44 unto the Lord in the sabbath day
10:46 shall be six lambs without blemish,
10:48 and a ram without blemish.
10:51 And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram,
10:54 and the meat offering for the lambs
10:55 as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
11:00 And in the day of the new moon
11:01 it shall be a young bullock without blemish,
11:04 and six lambs, and a ram,
11:07 they shall be without blemish.
11:09 And he shall prepare a meat offering,
11:10 an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram,
11:13 and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto,
11:17 and an hin of oil to an ephah.
11:20 And when the prince shall enter,
11:22 he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate,
11:25 and he shall go forth by the way thereof.
11:28 But when the people of the land
11:29 shall come before the Lord in the solemn feasts,
11:33 he that entereth in by the way of the north gate
11:35 to worship shall go out
11:37 by the way of the south gate,
11:40 and he that entereth by the way of the south gate
11:42 shall go forth by the way of the north gate,
11:45 he shall not return by the way of the gate
11:48 whereby he came in,
11:50 but shall go forth over against it.
11:53 And the prince in the midst of them,
11:55 when they go in, shall go in,
11:57 and when they go forth, shall go forth.
12:00 And in the feasts and in the solemnities
12:02 the meat offering shall be an ephah to a bullock,
12:05 and an ephah to a ram,
12:07 and to the lambs as he is able to give,
12:09 and an hin of oil to an ephah.
12:13 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary
12:16 burnt offering or peace offerings
12:18 voluntarily unto the Lord,
12:20 one shall then open him the gate
12:22 that looketh toward the east,
12:24 and he shall prepare his burnt offering
12:27 and his peace offerings, as he did on the sabbath day,
12:31 then he shall go forth,
12:32 and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.
12:36 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering
12:39 unto the Lord of a lamb
12:41 of the first year without blemish,
12:44 thou shalt prepare it every morning.
12:47 And thou shalt prepare a meat offering
12:49 for it every morning, the sixth part of an ephah,
12:51 and the third part of an hin of oil,
12:54 to temper with the fine flour,
12:56 a meat offering continually
12:58 by a perpetual ordinance unto the Lord.
13:02 Thus shall they prepare the lamb,
13:03 and the meat offering, and the oil,
13:05 every morning for a continual burnt offering.
13:09 Thus saith the Lord God,
13:11 If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons,
13:15 the inheritance thereof shall be his sons',
13:18 it shall be their possession by inheritance.
13:22 But if he give a gift of his inheritance
13:24 to one of his servants,
13:26 then it shall be his to the year of liberty,
13:30 after it shall return to the prince,
13:32 but his inheritance shall be his sons' for them.
13:36 Moreover the prince shall not take
13:38 of the people's inheritance by oppression,
13:41 to thrust them out of their possession,
13:43 but he shall give his sons inheritance
13:45 out of his own possession,
13:47 that my people be not scattered
13:50 every man from his possession.
13:53 After he brought me through the entry,
13:55 which was at the side of the gate,
13:57 into the holy chambers of the priests,
13:59 which looked toward the north,
14:00 and, behold, there was a place on the two sides westward.
14:04 Then said he unto me, This is the place
14:06 where the priests shall boil the trespass offering
14:08 and the sin offering,
14:09 where they shall bake the meat offering,
14:11 that they bear them not out into the utter court,
14:14 to sanctify the people.
14:16 Then he brought me forth into the utter court,
14:18 and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court,
14:21 and, behold, in every corner of the court
14:24 there was a court.
14:26 In the four corners of the court
14:27 there were courts joined of forty cubits long
14:30 and thirty broad,
14:32 these four corners were of one measure.
14:35 Please join me again next time
14:37 to read the word of God together, goodbye.