Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 43 of 48 (27 verses.)

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YAH Gives Zeke The Temple Restoration Design
1 Paranormal Phenomena Then the [angel-man flies] me to the gate, (the [temple] gate that faces east).
This long section of temple reform instructions indicates YAH's intent to rid the Judeo-Christian religion of commercial and pagan corruption. You are similarly designed to fit into YAH's human temple in a specific way. If you're a believer participating in worldly commerce, you're like a Satanic shrine on Jerusalem's temple mount.
2 Paranormal Phenomena Then [I] see the glory of the Elohim of Israel approach from [Jerusalem's] east highway. [Elohim's] voice [thunders] like the noise of many waters, ๐Ÿ˜‡! The earth shines with his glory.
3 Spiritual Vision [YAH's glory] looks similar to the vision which I saw (back when I came to [pronounce] destruction [on Jerusalem] city). And the visions resemble the vision I saw by [Babylon's] Chebar river. So I fall upon my face.
Destroy = a Hebrew idiom by which the declarer of the verdict is pictured as executing the verdict. The judge โ€œputs the murderer to death,โ€ even though the judge doesn't appear at the execution.
4 Paranormal Phenomena Then the glory of YHVH [flies] me into the [vision] temple via the [high]way [that leads to] the [temple's] east-facing gate.
5 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) So [YAH's] spirit lifts me up. [He flies] me into the [vision-temple's] inner court. There I see the glory of YHVH fill the temple.
6 Spiritual Vision I hear [YHVH] speaking to me from inside the temple. The [brassy angel] man stands beside me.
7 Separation (Holiness) Then [YAH] says to me, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ [after I finish punishing] the house of Israel, [they] no longer defile my sacred Name-authority. They stop [profaning] the place of my throne, the place [where I lay] the soles of my feet. There I come to dwell in the midst of the โ€˜sons of Israelโ€™ for ever. [Israel's] kings stop committing whoredom. People stop [burying] the carcasses of [Israel's] kings in high [occult shrines].
8 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion [But today, Israel's rulers] plant the threshold[s] [of their demon-temples] right up to my [temple] thresholds, their door-posts by my door-posts, with only a wall between me and their [satanic shrines]! They keep defiling my holy Name with the abominations they commit. That's why I consume them in my anger.
The Judeo-Christian religious world is mixed up in every kind of evil.
9 Separation (Holiness) Now [instruct Israel's leaders] to rid themselves of their whoredom, and [to move] the carcasses of their [idolatrous] kings far from my [temple]. Then I'll dwell in the midst of [Israel] forever.
10 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) You โ€˜son of Adamโ€™, show the [new temple plan] to the house of Israel, so they'll be ashamed of their perversities. Let them measure [my] architectural [plan to see how far they deviated from it by building demon-altars on My temple-grounds].
11 Art If the [Israelis] become ashamed of all the [crimes] they commit, show them the elevation and plan of [my] temple, its exits and entrances, all its details and decorations, and all its specifications, its design and its operating-instructions. Sketch it for the [Jews] to see, so that they can observe the entire design with its [underlying moral] principles, and carry out those [ideals in action].
Good architecture is guided by moral principles and a desire to help people.
12 Separation (Holiness) This is the law of [my] sanctuary: Atop the [temple] mount, the whole surrounding area must stay supremely sacred. Watch out! [Sequester] my temple by law.
Hebrew Temple's Small Cooking Altar Design
13 Art These are the measurements of the [small] altar in [special] cubits (1 normal cubit [18 inches] + plus 1 handbreadth [3 inches]): the base [should measure] one cubit [21 inches] deep by 1 cubit wide. The molding surrounding the [altar's] rim [should measure] about one hand-span [9 inches] wide.
Here โ€˜altarโ€™ = โ€˜mizbeach,โ€™ unlike in v 15 & 16.
14 Art The height of this [small] altar is as follows: from the bottom upon the ground all the way to the lower ledge measures 2 cubits [3.5 feet] by 1 cubit [21 inches] wide. And from the lower ledge all the way to the upper ledge, 4 cubits [7 feet] by 1 cubit [21 inches] wide.
15 Art The [big cooking] hearth [measures] four cubits [7 feet] high; plus the 4 horns projecting upward from the altar.
Hearth = mount of El (har'El), sometimes written Ari'El (Lion of God). Despite millennia of misinterpretation and mistranslation, this is describing a giant sacred-feast cooking stove, not a place of burnt animal sacrifice.
16 Community Love Feasts This entire [cooking] hearth-mound [measures] 12 cubits [21 feet] long by 12 [cubits] wide, square all around.
17 Community Love Feasts The entire [cooking] ledge measures 14 cubits [24.5 feet] square, identical on each of its four sides. Its moulding spans .5 cubit [10.5 inches]. Its base-gutter also spans .5 cubit [10.5 inches]. Its steps face east.โ€
YAH Gives Zeke Instructions For Feast-Cooking
18 Community Love Feasts Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH's angel] says to me, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ Adonai YHVH decrees, โ€˜The following are the ordinances concerning the altar which I'll [soon allow artisans] to build so [priests] can smoke-roast ascension [gifts] on it, and sprinkle [symbolic] blood on it.
19 Community Love Feasts [Find] a young bull. As your guilt-donation [to feed poor people], give [the bull] to Levitical priests (who are seed-children of Zadok {Upright}) who approach me to serve me,โ€ commands Adonai YHVH.
20 Guilt Then take some blood from the [cooked young bull]. Dab the [blood] on the four horns of [the altar], and on the four corners of the ledge and moulding surrounding [the altar], to [symbolically beg] forgiveness for sin [which causes death].
21 Community Love Feasts Then take the [remains of the] young bull [whose meat you cooked] as a guilt-donation. Burn its [inedible parts] at the designated [compost heap] outside the temple.
Not burn the whole animal, but burn the uneaten scraps. Bone-ash makes ideal fertilizer. See Ex 29:14.
22 Community Love Feasts Then on the following day, approach [YAH's altar with] a flawless goat-kid [which a penitent Hebrew gave as] a guilt-gift. [Cook this] sin-gift on the altar, as you [cooked] the young bull [donated to the hungry poor as a] sin-gift.
23 Community Love Feasts When you finish [smoke-roasting the goat] sin-gift [on the altar], approach [the altar to cook] a flawless young bull calf, and a flawless ram from the flock.
chata = repent, cleanse
24 Community Love Feasts Then lift your face to YHVH as you [hold] the [cooked meat]. Approach [the holy place]. Then the priests will throw powdered [spices] upon the [meat]. They'll smoke-roast it as an ascension [gift] to [feed the people of] YHVH.
#5927/5930 Alah/olah means โ€˜something risingโ€™, aloft. It doesn't mean โ€˜burnt offeringโ€™.
25 Community Love Feasts Every day (for 7 days, [to feed feast-attenders,]) you'll cook a goat as a guilt-donation. And the priests will cook a young bull calf and a ram out of the flock, both flawless.
26 Community Love Feasts For 7 days the [priests] will cleanse and shine the altar and consecrate themselves.
or โ€œto the best of their power.โ€
27 Community Love Feasts Then, after these 7 days, on the 8th day and thereafter, the priests will cook your smoke [roasts] and thanksgiving-gifts upon the altar [to feed poor people and to provide for my sacred government workers]. Then I'll accept you [Jews],โ€ decrees Adonai YHVH.
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