Ezekiel 43-45 All through the OT, men saw glimpses of the Lord’s glory. Moses said the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire. [Ex 24:17] Isaiah saw and heard the seraphim calling to one another, “His majestic splendor fills the entire earth.” [Is 6:3] Elihu described God as mighty, exalted in power, the number of His years is unsearchable; He spreads His lightning about him and covers the depths of the sea. [Job 36]
Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord like the awesome gleam of crystal and a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance. When he saw it, he fell prostrate. [Ezek 1] Ezekiel saw that same glory leave and return to the temple. [Ezek 10:18; 44:4] It filled the house of the Lord, and he fell on his face. And yet, with all of this evidence from men who did not have the written word, men believed. Therefore, God says we are without excuse, for even if we all had was His creation, we should know Him and fall prostrate before His throne. [Rom 1:20]
And if that was not enough, God sent His only Son of God as more evidence. He lived and moved among men yet was rejected. Therefore, “one day every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” [Phil 2:10]
Where am I today? Have I experienced the glory of the Lord today? How about you?