Q. Re: Sabbath In The Millennium
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “The gate of the inner court facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be opened. The prince is to enter from the outside through the portico of the gateway and stand by the gatepost. The priests are to sacrifice his burnt offering and his fellowship offerings. He is to worship at the threshold of the gateway and then go out, but the gate will not be shut until evening. On the Sabbaths and New Moons the people of the land are to worship in the presence of the LORD at the entrance to that gateway.” Ezekiel 46:1-3
Will you please provide a discussion of what this Scripture means? What is going on? Who does what? Who is the “prince” (with a lower case “p”)? Who is “he” that is “to worship”?
A. The Prince will be a biological descendant of David’s still in his natural state who will rule over Israel during the Millennium under the supervision of the Messiah. (Ezekiel 34:23-24) We know he’s a natural human and not the Messiah Himself because he has to give a sin offering for himself (Ezekiel 45:22) and he has children (Ezek. 46:16) It is this prince who worships at the threshold of the gateway of the Temple in Ezekiel 46:1-3 while the priests sacrifice his offering. This is because being a descendant of David’s he will be of the tribe of Judah, and only those from the Tribe of Levi can serve as priests.