Psalm 48 Ezekiel
Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.
Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye
may tell it to the generation following.
Psalm 48:13 (Inner Wheel: Spoke 4, Cycle 3)
Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked,
and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes,
and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of
the house of the LORD,
and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every
going forth of the sanctuary.
Ezekiel 44:13ff (Bible Wheel: Spoke 4, Cycle 2)
God's command in the Book of Ezekiel to measure the Temple and the City of God is echoed with uncanny
clarity on Spoke 4 of the Inner Cycle of the Psalms. This is part of the extremely clear pattern based
on the Number 4 that manifests in the foursquare camp in Numbers
and the pattern of the
foursquare Temple described in Ezekiel chapters 40-48.
Psalm 48 states that the reason for reviewing the city is so "that ye may tell it to
th generation following." The meaning of this command is expanded in Ezekiel 43:10-11:
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. And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them the form of the house,
and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof,
and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight,
that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
How could "measuring the pattern" of the prophetic Temple cause the house of Israel to "be ashamed"? It is the Word of God that
brings men to conviction of sin. What does the architecture of the Temple have to do with God's Word?
The answer becomes wonderfully plain as soon as we simply obey the command. The pattern of Ezekiel's prophetic Temple
correlates directly with the geometric structure of God's Word. It is a prophecy of the Bible Wheel,
just like his vision of the "wheel within a wheel."
This understanding is particularly powerful for Jews who know their ancient tradition that
likens the Written Word to the Tabernacle, to the exent that the elements of the
actual Tabernacle are applied to the layout of the
scroll of the Torah. For example, each page is called a "curtain" with the columns of text likened to columns that held up the
Tabernacle. The text is designed so that each column begins with a Vav (hook) just as the curtains in
the Tabernacle were held to the columns with hooks called "vavim." John Parsons has an excellent explanation of this tradition
in his article on the letter Vav .
The Bible is truly the "house of God" in the sense that it "houses" the Word.
The Jews are commanded to "measure it" so they will become "ashamed of their iniquities," repent, and believe the Gospel
of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray this day come soon!