Ezekiel 45

Vs. 1, When you allot the land as an inheritance, you are to present to the Lord a portion of the land as a sacred district, 25,000 cubits long and 20,000 cubits wide; the entire area will be holy.”  We now go from instructions of holy living to instructions on land.  Question: What’s the significance of this?  Remember, from Abram (Abraham), to the Jews in Egypt, to the captives in Babylon…there was always the hope of being in the Promised Land.  There is something about owning land that is sweet to the soul  The first time I bought my house, though my yard wasn’t too big…there was a sense of accomplishment to be able to say that I own this land!  Don’t forget that this is a vision of the 1000 year reign of Christ after the Tribulation.

Regarding application…Why Sacrifices?  Vs. 25, During the seven days of the Feast, which begins in the seventh month on the fifteenth day, he is to make the same provision for sin offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings and oil.”  Question: Didn’t Jesus do away with the Old Testament forms of sacrifice?  Though there are differing views regarding this, I feel strongly that they are instituted because it brings glory to God.  Just as we remember the significance of communion today, one day we will remember God’s faithfulness through these sacrifices.  We do these things in remembrance of Him.  Question: What are you sacrificing in your life to show God that He comes first?  Sometimes to be free in Christ, we must let go of things in our life.