Many believe Ezekiel 40-48 are merely symbolic. If this is the case, how do we decipher its meaning? If someone uses a “figure of speech” we know not to take it literal, but according to the figure of speeches meaning. These eight chapters are not a figure of speech and there is no “key” to give us the meaning of “symbolism,” so we must take the chapters literal. This being the case, let’s go back to the problem I brought up last post: the sacrifices that the text says will be performed. Why would there be sacrifices performed in the millennial temple? The best answer I have heard is this: they are symbolic in the same way we partake in Communion today. If this is true, we can know that no one would put their faith in the animal sacrifice’s during the Millennium (with the King of Glory in their midst). Obviously, I need to go deeper, but through prayer, study and meditation, I know the Lord will take me deeper.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan