Yechezk’el 44:1-3 Then He brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces the east; and it was shut. And the L-RD said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the L-RD G-d of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut. "As for the prince, he shall sit in it as prince to eat bread before the L-RD; he shall enter by way of the porch of the gate, and shall go out by the same way."
The corresponding letter to this chapter is Tahv – truth; perfection
Yeshua will enter the gate from the East. Not the golden gate of today.
The prince – This is not Yeshua HaMashiach. This prince has sons and is not Yeshua. Yeshua had no offspring! The prince also offers sacrifices for his sin. Yeshua had not sinned. Some think it will be David but I don’t think so because David will have his glorified body and not be able to sin. I think it will be someone who is in the line of David and has not yet received his glorified body. He will have a body of only flesh and blood and will have earthly children of flesh and blood too.
Yechezk’el 44:4 Then He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the house; and I looked, and look, the glory of the L-RD filled the house of the L-RD, and I fell on my face.
The Shekinah is separate but equal to the Father and the Son and His glory will fill the house of the L-rd.
Yechezk’el 44:5-8 And the L-RD said to me, "Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes, and hear with your ears all that I say to you concerning all the statutes of the house of the L-RD and concerning all its laws; and mark well the entrance of the house, with all exits of the sanctuary. "And you shall say to the rebellious ones, to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the L-rd G-D," Enough of all your abominations, O house of Israel, when you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to profane it, even My house, when you offered My food, the fat and the blood; for they made My covenant void -- this in addition to all your abominations. "And you have not kept charge of My holy things yourselves, but you have set foreigners to keep charge of My sanctuary."
Circumcised in heart. New Covenant –those that have been born again and are a completed Jewish person. They have trusted in Yeshua the lamb to take away their sin and to have a new heart. (See also Ezek 36:26; Jer. 31:33;Col. 2:8-12;Heb. 10:16) The physical reality was and is still important but the spiritual reality is more important.
Colossians 2:8-12 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Messiah, For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Messiah; having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of G-d, who raised Him from the dead.
Those that have done this have become a new man the old man has gone away.
1 Yochanan (John) 3:1-6 See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of G-d; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of G-d, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
Only Gentiles that have also done this will be able to enter His sanctuary on earth. A Gentile whom has received the new nature can enter. They have been grafted in and are considered Jewish spiritually.
Only those who know Yeshua and therefore the Father can enter the gate to the New Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) also.
Revelation 21:2-7 And I saw the holy city, new Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), coming down out of heaven from G-d, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Look the tabernacle of G-d is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and G-d himself shall be among them, and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. " And He who sits on the throne said, "Look, I am making all things new." And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true." And He said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Tahv, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. "He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his G-d and he will be My son.
Revelation 3:11-13 'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown. 'He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My G-d, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write upon him the name of My G-d, and the name of the city of My G-d, the new Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), which comes down out of heaven from My G-d, and My new name. He, who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Messianic communities.
Revelation 21:27 and nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Back to the earthly temple:
Yechezk’el 44:9- 18 'Thus says the L-rd G-D, "No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the sons of Israel, shall enter My sanctuary. "But the Levites who went far from Me, when Israel went astray, who went astray from Me after their idols, shall bear the punishment for their iniquity. "Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the house and ministering in the house; they shall slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them. "Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have sworn against them," declares the L-rd G-D, "that they shall bear the punishment for their iniquity. "And they shall not come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. "Yet I will appoint them to keep charge of the house, of all its service, and of all that shall be done in it. "But the L’vi’im (Levitical) priests, the sons of Tzadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the sons of Israel went astray from Me, shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer Me the fat and the blood," declares the L-rd G-D. "They shall enter My sanctuary; they shall come near to My table to minister to Me and keep My charge. "And it shall be that when they enter at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and wool shall not be on them while they are ministering in the gates of the inner court and in the house. "Linen turbans shall be on their heads, and linen undergarments shall be on their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything which makes them sweat.
Sons of Tzadok- No shaving the hair on the head or letting the hair locks grow long. Nothing on the outside makes us special. It is the condition of our hearts (Labed). No alcohol –clear mind and no false stimulation when serving HaShem. Only stimulation will be love of G-d.
Yechezk’el 44:19-26 "And when they go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers; then they shall put on other garments that they may not transmit holiness to the people with their garments. "Also they shall not shave their heads, yet they shall not let their locks grow long; they shall only trim the hair of their heads. "Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court. "And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman but shall take virgins from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest. "Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. "And in a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My ordinances. They shall also keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed feasts, and sanctify My Sabbaths. "And they shall not go to a dead person to defile themselves; however, for father, for mother, for son, for daughter, for brother, or for a sister who has not had a husband, they may defile themselves. "And after he is cleansed, seven days shall elapse for him. "And on the day that he goes into the sanctuary, into the inner court to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering," declares the L-rd G-D.
A priest can only defile himself by going near a dead body if it is a relative, specifically for father, for mother, for son, for daughter, for brother, or for a sister who has not had a husband.
Yechezk’el 44:28 "And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel—“I am” their possession.
Earthly priests of HaShem will have no land. Yeshua, the lamb of G-d, is their possession. Yeshua is our possession and hope also. We, priest’s of HaShem, are for Yeshua’s possession too.
Revelation 1:5-6 from Yeshua HaMashiach, the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood, and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His G-d and Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Titus 2:13-14 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great G-d and Savior, Yeshua HaMashiach; who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Yechezk’el 44:29 "They shall eat the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering; and every devoted thing in Israel shall be theirs. 30 "And the first of all the first fruits of every kind and every contribution of every kind, from all your contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough to cause a blessing to rest on your house. 31 "The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.
Mishlei (Proverbs) 3:9-10 Honor the L-RD from your wealth, and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine
Vayikra (Leviticus) 22:7-8 'But when the sun sets, he shall be clean, and afterward he shall eat of the holy gifts, for it is his food. 'He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the L-RD.