Ezekiel 43 Pray for eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to understand.
More than any other OT prophet, Ezekiel gives us a front-row seat to see God’s action amongst his people regarding the Temple. He begins in chapter one with the vision of God’s glory and His voice telling him to “go and tell.” In chapter 10, we reencountered it, but this time the glory of the Lord is leaving the Temple. Now in chapter 43, Ezekiel is privileged to see the glory of the Lord, but this time he is seeing the Lord returning to the Temple.
What must it have been like to encounter the glory of the Lord? When the Shekinah glory overshadowed the Temple, all the people prostrated themselves. Then, Isaiah seeing God’s glory fell on his face. The three disciples, James, John, and Peter, saw Christ transfigured, and they too prostrated themselves. There on the Isle of Patmos, the Apostle John prostrated himself as well. So, you ask, what is the point? The point is that when we come face to face with God and His glory, we should bow in humble adoration and reverence His presence.
If you ever find yourself saying I wish I could be like those listed here who have seen—stop and consider God’s creation, a newborn baby or a new born again believer.