E Z E K I E L.
The prophet, having given us a view of the
mystical temple, the gospel-church, as he received it from the
Lord, that it might appear not to be erected in vain, comes to
describe, in this and the next chapter, the worship that should be
performed in it, but under the type of the Old-Testament services.
In this chapter we have, I. Possession taken of this temple, by the
glory of God filling it, ver.
1-6. II. A promise given of the continuance of God's
presence with his people upon condition of their return to, and
continuance in, the instituted way of worship, and their abandoning
idols and idolatry, ver.
7-12. III. A description of the altar of
13-17. IV. Directions given for the consecration of that
altar, ver. 18-27.
Ezekiel seems here to stand between God and Israel, as Moses the
servant of the Lord did when the sanctuary was first set up.