The Lord God has entered

Ezekiel Bible Background

11.30.2014 Old Testament: Eze 44.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 43–44 on November 30, In the year of our Lord 2014

By Don Ruhl

A heavenly being showed Ezekiel a closed gate. Why would this heavenly being do that? Ezekiel discovered the reason,

Then He brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces toward the east, but it was shut. And the Lord said to me, “This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the Lord God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut. As for the prince, because he is the prince, he may sit in it to eat bread before the Lord; he shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gateway, and go out the same way” (Ezekiel 44.1–3). 

God is God; man is man. The Creator is the Creator; the creature is the creature. The Master is the Master; the servant is the servant.

Therefore, God and man in this picture do not use the same entrance. While the prince had a special place to eat by the gate, he still had to come in and out as the people, and not as God.

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