Yechezk'el (Ezekiel) Chapter 45

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Aleph-head, as in Creator; King; the head of a bull appointed for sacrifice, etc.

Yechezk’el 45:1-5 "And when you shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer an allotment to the L-RD, a holy portion of the land; the length shall be the length of 25,000 cubits, and the width shall be 10,000. It shall be holy within all its boundary round about. "Out of this there shall be for the holy place a square round about five hundred by five hundred cubits, and fifty cubits for its open space round about. "And from this area you shall measure a length of 25,000 cubits, and a width of 10,000 cubits; and in it shall be the sanctuary, the most holy place. "It shall be the holy portion of the land; it shall be for the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who come near to minister to the L-RD, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary.

A length of 25,000 cubits, and a width of 10,000 cubits; - This is approximately 8.5 miles by 3.3 miles. This is the area of the Tzadok priests that serve in the temple.

The temple itself will be in the center of this territory and will be a square of 500 cubits. Around the temple area is a buffer zone 50 cubits wide.

Yechezk’el 45:6 "And an area 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width shall be for the Levites, the ministers of the house, and for their possession cities to dwell in.

A length of 25,000 cubits, and a width of 10,000 cubits; - This is approximately 8.5 miles by 3.3 miles. This is an area adjacent to the area for the Tzadokian priests.

Yechezk’el 45:6 "And you shall give the city possession of an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, alongside the allotment of the holy portion; it shall be for the whole house of Israel.

This is the city of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem).

Yechezk’el 45:7-8 "And the prince shall have land on either side of the holy allotment and the property of the city, adjacent to the holy allotment and the property of the city, on the west side toward the west and on the east side toward the east, and in length comparable to one of the portions, from the west border to the east border. "This shall be his land for a possession in Israel; so My princes shall no longer oppress My people, but they shall give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes."

The prince’s territory is divided into two areas from the western edge of the holy allotment and the property of the city to the Mediterranean Sea and from the eastern edge of the holy allotment and the property of the city to the eastern border of the nation.

Yechezk’el 45:9-17 'Thus says the L-rd G-D, "Enough, you princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness. Stop your expropriations from My people," declares the L-rd G-D. "You shall have just balances, a just ephah, and a just bath. "The ephah and the bath shall be the same quantity, so that the bath may contain a tenth of a homer, and the ephah a tenth of a homer; their standard shall be according to the homer. "And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs; twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, and fifteen shekels shall be your maneh. "This is the offering that you shall offer: a sixth of an ephah from a homer of wheat; a sixth of an ephah from a homer of barley; and the prescribed portion of oil (namely, the bath of oil), a tenth of a bath from each kor (which is ten baths or a homer, for ten baths are a homer); and one sheep from each flock of two hundred from the watering places of Israel-- for a grain offering, for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make atonement for them, "declares the L-rd G-D. "All the people of the land shall give to this offering for the prince in Israel. "And it shall be the prince's part to provide the burnt offerings, the grain offerings, and the libations, at the feasts, on the new moons, and on the Sabbaths, at all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel; he shall provide the sin offering, the grain offering, the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make atonement for the house of Israel."

Just balances - Have accurate scales! The leaders are being reminded to be honest in there dealings. This shows that it will still be possible to sin during the Millennium.

Yechezk’el 45:18-20 'Thus says the L-rd G-D, "In the first month, on the first of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary. "And the priest shall take some of the blood from the sin offering and put it on the door posts of the house, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the posts of the gate of the inner court. "And thus you shall do on the seventh day of the month for everyone who goes astray or is naive; so you shall make atonement for the house.

Moshe did not record this offering in the book of Vayikra (Leviticus). It is newly introduced here. It is the first of Aviv.

Yechezk’el 45:21-25 "In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. "And on that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering. "And during the seven days of the feast he shall provide as a burnt offering to the L-RD seven bulls and seven rams without blemish on every day of the seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering. "And he shall provide as a grain offering an ephah with a bull, an ephah with a ram, and a hin of oil with an ephah. "In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast, he shall provide like this, seven days for the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering, and the oil."

Of the six Levitical feasts only three will be observed during the Millennium: 1) Passover, 2) Unleavened Bread, and 3) Tabernacles. Pentecost, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur will not be celebrated.

The Passover always pointed to Yeshua HaMashiach the lamb that cleanses us by His blood. Sin is still present for those who have not received their glorified bodies yet.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Messiah, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.