Eze 41:1 Then he brought me into the sanctuary and measured the doorposts, six cubits wide on one side and six cubits wide on the other side—the width of the tabernacle.
Divine Commentary –
“My servants lead the multitudes into a form of prayer,
into a form of recognition of the existence of God,
into a form of acceptance of a living God,
into a form of the need for a call to preparation,
into a form of realization of a loving God.
So are the people measured in their comprehension of the divinity of Christ.”
Eze 41:2 The width of the entryway was ten cubits, and the side walls of the entrance were five cubits on this side and five cubits on the other side; and he measured its length, forty cubits, and its width, twenty cubits.
“My servants read of Ezekiel’s encounter with the measuring of God:
of the attention given to the structure,
to the materials of construction,
to the features for installation,
to the doors of entrance,
to the ways of exit,
to the gates of walls.
The Lord God of Abraham,
ask My servants this day,
‘If this is the due care and attention lavished on a receptacle of Holiness –
yet that which does not bleed –
then how much more does He now value,
the transformation of the being of man:
into a temple of the living God wherein dwells His Holy Spirit?’
My servants should comprehend in fullness that which they see bleeding awaiting preparation:
The Receptacles of Holiness –
in this age of Grace.”
Eze 41:3 Also he went inside and measured the doorposts, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits high; and the width of the entrance, seven cubits.
“My servants should not go unprepared into the tasks of God;
should not be unduly sequestered in the halls of learning;
the covering of The Lord –
the mantle befitting of His service –
the guardian of faith.
My servants should not wantonly delay the service of their God.”
Eze 41:4 He measured the length, twenty cubits; and the width, twenty cubits, beyond the sanctuary; and he said to me, "This is the Most Holy Place."
“My servants gravitate to where My Spirit is active before the eyes of man.
My servants are rebuked when not already at a centre of the reigning of My Spirit.
My servants are not charged to chase,
are endowed to bring;
are not charged to seek,
are commissioned to use –
thereby to display –
the gifts of God in the environment of man.”
Eze 41:5 Next, he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits. The width of each side chamber all around the temple was four cubits on every side.
“My servants do not lack self-confidence when moving in the boldness of My Spirit,
do not lack the faith of miracles when faith filled by My Spirit,
do not lack the words –
which break into a heart –
when sheltered by the mantle of My Spirit.
My servants do not give just lip service to My Spirit,
but should live and breathe My Spirit in their daily walk with God.
For then will My servants carry overflowing cups which splash the living water upon the needful and the faithless.”
Eze 41:6 The side chambers were in three stories, one above the other, thirty chambers in each story; they rested on ledges which were for the side chambers all around, that they might be supported, but not fastened to the wall of the temple.
“My servants are proficient in the use of the keys which wake the heavens,
of the keys which command attention.
My servants are proficient in the raising of the dead.
My servants are proficient in the call of faith which achieves the waking of the dead,
in the call of faith within the will of God,
in the call of faith initiated for the honouring of God.
in the waking of the dead,
must evaluate surroundings,
must not commit to a sideshow for the faithless,
must request the leaving of the scene by those with paucity of faith.
in the waking of the dead,
should commit according to My Spirit,
when faith is fully to the fore in a heart filled with purity of intent.
For as the measure is,
so the measure is employed.
For as My Spirit finds,
so My Spirit does.
For as My will is known,
so My will is present for My servants to enact.”
Eze 41:7 As one went up from story to story, the side chambers became wider all around, because their supporting ledges in the wall of the temple ascended like steps; therefore the width of the structure increased as one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the middle one.
“My servants should not play with that which they do not understand,
should acquire the confidence of certainty,
should seek counsel from the wise,
should be worthy of the trust deployed upon a servant.”
Eze 41:8 I also saw an elevation all around the temple; it was the foundation of the side chambers, a full rod, that is, six cubits high.
“My servants vary in their relationships with their God,
may still be immature in their dealing with the spiritual,
may still be ill at ease with the rebuffing of the demons,
may still be quite uncertain in coming before their God.
My servants may have the innocence of youth,
the brashness of youth,
the fidelity of youth,
the enthusiasm of youth.
My servants know the youth or maturity of man is not a function of his years,
is not a function of his education,
is not a function of his role in life.
My servants know the youth or maturity of man is dependent on his walk with God:
on his relationship with God;
on the status of his spirit;
on the controlling of his soul;
on the confession of his day.”
Eze 41:9 The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits, and so also the remaining terrace by the place of the side chambers of the temple.
“My servants know the gratification of service well performed,
know the outcroppings of great joy,
know the cloud bursts of The Spirit,
know the hearts of overflowing thankfulness.
My servants are the well-wishers of My Spirit,
are the extenders of a friendship,
are the confirmers at the outposts of a kingdom,
are the spectacles of outreach,
are the forerunners introducing the healing will of God.
My servants are scattered far and wide upon the earth,
are domiciled in their lands of birth,
in their lands of choice,
in their lands of tasking by The Lord.
My servants bear record of their lives of service to their God of love.”
Eze 41:10 And between it and the wall chambers was a width of twenty cubits all around the temple on every side.
“My servants frequent the edifice of God,
the structure and the ministry of God upon the earth:
the guidance –
of the loving for the loved.
My servants recognize the aura of The Lord,
the aura which surrounds His servants,
the aura of compassion which always greets the lost,
the aura of divinity bestowed upon the promise of salvation.”
Eze 41:11 The doors of the side chambers opened on the terrace, one door toward the north and another toward the south; and the width of the terrace was five cubits all around.
“My servants present an offer of uniqueness,
an offer straight from God,
an offer filled with benefits,
an offer open to an earthbound life,
an offer complete with a covenant of grace,
an offer instated by the cross at Calvary.
An offer which has no equal on the earth.
An offer for a new beginning,
an offer which erases sin,
an offer of renewal,
an offer with impact on eternity,
an offer to travel to a destination accompanied by God.
My servants offer that which has God as its draughtsman,
which has been lived by God,
which has been sealed by God,
which is upheld by God.
My servants hold on offer a contract from divinity for the honouring of the soul of man,
a contract without peer,
a contract based on love,
a contract with The Living God,
a contract for eternity –
the new covenant with God.”
Eze 41:12 The building that faced the separating courtyard at its western end was seventy cubits wide; the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length ninety cubits.
“My servants are enthralled by all which they are empowered to offer:
the incarnate life of Christ,
the tidings of good news,
the reconciliation of the cross,
the defeating of the grave,
the invitation to join the family of God,
the indwelling of The Holy Spirit,
the vanquishing of death,
the garden of serenity:
the roadmap to the stars.”
Eze 41:13 So he measured the temple, one hundred cubits long; and the separating courtyard with the building and its walls was one hundred cubits long;
“My servants have souls freed from imprisonment,
have souls open to pursue the carriageway of God,
have souls released from earthly temptations,
have souls which learn to soar,
have souls which rest on mountaintops to survey the views,
have souls attended by bands of angels,
have souls overseen by their spirits which rejoice.
My servants are in preparation for their planned return into the presence of their God.”
Eze 41:14 also the width of the eastern face of the temple, including the separating courtyard, was one hundred cubits.
“My servants awake with excitement to their tasks before them,
to their tasks ordained at their prior creation in the presence of God,
to the tasks ordained them for this very season of their time on earth.
My servants know the sanctity of their callings,
walk in the reality of their God,
affirm the truthfulness of His witnesses who did not recant.”
Eze 41:15 He measured the length of the building behind it, facing the separating courtyard, with its galleries on the one side and on the other side, one hundred cubits, as well as the inner temple and the porches of the court,
“My servants awake with anticipation as they greet each day,
as their tasks are laid before them,
as they are equipped with understanding for all within this day.
My servants have variety in their tasks as the hands of God.”
Eze 41:16 their doorposts and the beveled window frames. And the galleries all around their three stories opposite the threshold were panelled with wood from the ground to the windows—the windows were covered—
“My servants see to the doctorings of God.
My servants see to the nursings of God.
My servants oversee the illness,
oversee the recovery,
oversee the re-instatement of a life.
My servants know the status of their servanthood,
the value of their servanthood,
the need for their servanthood.
My servants remain unaware of the impact on eternity of their servanthood –
that which is tested to survive the grave;
that which contributes to the awaiting treasure chest stored for mortal man:
that which is withheld as a mystery of God.”
Eze 41:17 from the space above the door, even to the inner room, as well as outside, and on every wall all around, inside and outside, by measure.
“My servants vacate localities,
which deny a welcome,
vacate where My Spirit gives no sign,
vacate when discharged by the authority of man as he usurps the authority of God.
My servants do not vacate at the first request of man,
do not vacate at the second ordering of man.
My servants vacate at the third instructing of man which writes in the record of dissent.”
Eze 41:18 And it was made with cherubim and palm trees, a palm tree between cherub and cherub. Each cherub had two faces,
“My servants walk in certainty of purpose within the idolatry of man, within the will of God.
My servants cannot plead ignorance when they have not sought the will of God.
My servants cannot plead disobedience as being within the will of God.
My servants cannot plead connivance as being within the will of God.
My servants cannot plead the greater good as being within the will of God.
My servants should not plead the frivolous as being within the will of God.”
Eze 41:19 so that the face of a man was toward a palm tree on one side, and the face of a young lion toward a palm tree on the other side; thus it was made throughout the temple all around.
“My servants are to know My banner of declaration,
My flag of assembly,
My standard of possession.
My servants are to know the emblem of My Spirit which unites My people,
the emblem of My Spirit which denotes My people,
the emblem of My Spirit which signs to the lost.
My servants are to witness the emblem of My Spirit which proscribes the works of Satan.”
Eze 41:20 From the floor to the space above the door, and on the wall of the sanctuary, cherubim and palm trees were carved.
“My servants rejoice at the completed tasks of God,
at the fulfilment of the visions birthed within the heavens,
at the dissemination of the word of God throughout the earth,
at the end-time release of The Holy Spirit’s counselling of the servants of the living God,
at the release of visions before the people within the enclaves of the lost.”
Eze 41:21 The doorposts of the temple were square, as was the front of the sanctuary; their appearance was similar.
“My servants bring changes from the past of man into his present,
bring changes wrought through perseverance for the benefit of man,
bring changes at the behest of God into the fellowship of man.”
Eze 41:22 The altar was of wood, three cubits high, and its length two cubits. Its corners, its length, and its sides were of wood; and he said to me, "This is the table that is before the LORD."
“My servants bring the offering laid upon a cross –
now the risen King of kings,
now The Christ with His mission seen in completion,
now The Christ who beckons one and all to accept the loving grace-filled news.”
Eze 41:23 The temple and the sanctuary had two doors.
“My servants tender the fare of God to complete the tables laid by man.
The loving God invites man now to partake in the feast of kings.”
Eze 41:24 The doors had two panels apiece, two folding panels: two panels for one door and two panels for the other door.
Eze 41:25 Cherubim and palm trees were carved on the doors of the temple just as they were carved on the walls. A wooden canopy was on the front of the vestibule outside.
Eze 41:26 There were beveled window frames and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the vestibule—also on the side chambers of the temple and on the canopies.
* (41:1) Hebrew heykal, here the main room of the temple, sometimes called the holy place (compare Exodus 26:33)
* (41:17) Literally house, here the Most Holy Place