Ezekiel’s vision of the perfect temple reminded the people that God would come among them. This took place when Immanuel (“God with us”) came.

BibleGateway: Ezekiel 43:1-10

ESV Text: Ezekiel 43:1-10


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 43

     1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: 2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. 3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. 4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. 5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house. 6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.

     7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places. 8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger. 9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever. 10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 136:
Angels from the Realms of Glory

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Angels from the realms of glory, 
Wing your flight o’er all the earth; 
Ye who sang creation’s story, 
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: 
Come and worship, 
Come and worship; 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

2. Shepherds in the fields abiding, 
Watching o’er your flocks by night, 
God with man is now residing, 
Yonder shines the Infant Light: 
Come and worship: 
Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

3. Sages, leave your contemplations; 
Brighter visions beam afar; 
Seek the great Desire of nations, 
Ye have seen His natal star: 
Come and worship, 
Come and worship; 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

4. Saints, before the altar bending, 
Watching long in hope and fear, 
Suddenly the Lord, descending, 
In His Temple shall appear: 
Come and worship, 
Come and worship; 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 


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