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Ezekiel 40:38–39 (ESV): "38 There was a chamber with its door in the vestibule of the gate, where the burnt offering was to be washed. 39 And in the vestibule of the gate were two tables on either side, on which the burnt offering and the sin offering and the guilt offering were to be slaughtered."
God is the master illustrator. He loves to use examples to show us biblical truths. In the Millennial Kingdom, there will be sacrifices made by the Old Covenant, not as a means of redemption but as an illustration of what Jesus has done for us. They were always only a foreshadowing of Christ and never able to remove sin.
As Ezekiel is measuring out the Temple that will be built in the Millennial Kingdom he is instructed to measure a preparation chamber where the offerings were to be prepared. The burnt offering, sin offering, and the guilt offering would be prepared here. The purpose of these sacrifices in the Millennial Kingdom is for remembrance only, pointing us back to the finished work of Jesus on the cross.
As we rule and reign with Christ in the Millennial Kingdom we will also reflect on the cross of Jesus Christ. We will remember what He has done for all of eternity as He bears the marks of redemption. Take note Christian, the cross is the foundation of our faith. Without the Lamb of God, we are dead in our sin. Reflect and rejoice today in what He has done!
Father, all honor, glory, and praise be to You. You have redeemed our souls through the perfect sacrifice of Your Son. May we meditate day and night on the sacrifice of Christ that we might live our lives, in the same manner, He did in Jesus' name we pray, amen.
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