Not everyone is allowed into the presence of God

Ezekiel Bible Background

11.30.2016 – Old Testament: Eze 44.6–9

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 43–44 on November 30, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The average person believes that everyone enters the presence of God and occupies Heaven after death. However, if you read carefully about God and whom Ezekiel said that the Lord allows and does not allow in His temple, then you will see the same for Heaven, that not everyone enters,

“Now say to the rebellious, to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: O house of Israel, let Us have no more of all your abominations. When you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to defile it—My house—and when you offered My food, the fat and the blood, then they broke My covenant because of all your abominations. And you have not kept charge of My holy things, but you have set others to keep charge of My sanctuary for you.” Thus says the Lord GOD: “No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart or uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter My sanctuary, including any foreigner who is among the children of Israel” (Ezekiel 44.6–9). 

The Lord appointed certain men to take care of matters in the temple, but Israel had rebelled against the Lord’s commands in this regard and suffered for it. They brought in others unqualified to serve, and the Lord made Himself clear that He did not allow such. He knew what He was doing in instructing them in His ways.

Questions:

  • Do you believe that the Lord knows what He is doing with the instructions He has given us?
  • Do try to change what He teaches?

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