From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those promoted…
. a quick look this morning into Ezekiel 44.
. by the time we get to Ezekiel 43, Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord come from the way of the east, and the glory of the Lord came and filled the house. forever. no more defilement in the house. He will show the form of the house to the house. now.
. there is a division in the priesthood. in 44:9-14. those that were involved in what many believe to be golden calf worship, when Israel went astray after their idols, will now be demoted. they will be given the job of ministering to the house. they shall stand before the people, to minister to the people. their ministry will be only to the people.
. they shall not come near unto the Lord, to do the office of the priest to the Lord, they shall not come near to any of His holy things, in the most holy place.
. they will be keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.
. still priests. but priests only to the people. only to the house.
. they will minister only to the people.
. they shall not minister to the Lord. they shall not come near to stand before the Lord.
. but the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of His sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from the Lord, only they shall come near to the Lord. only they shall minister to the Lord. only they shall enter into His sanctuary. only they shall come near His table, to minister to Him. only they shall stand before the Lord. only they shall keep His charge. He is their inheritance. He is their possession.
. sounds like a bride to me…