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Pamphlet #4034

My Note:  Dead people are alive Ref. Scripture Ezekiel 44:23-25

During the Millennium 

Dead people are alive!

Scripture: Ezekiel 44:23  And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24  And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
25  And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
26  And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.

During the Millennium It would be awfully hard to come at your father, mother, son, daughter, brother, or sister if they weren't still able to meet with you.

Ezekiel certainly doesn't mean physically dead. He means spiritually dead but not yet consumed by God who is a consuming fire.

He also means that during the Millennium, you, providing you're saved and don't bow down to Satan when he appears on earth as the spurious messiah in this age, having already been given eternal life (the first ressurrection), can still minister to them salvation although it will be by their works; not by grace during those 1000 years. You should be better able to do this because Satan will be locked in the bottomless pit for those 1000 years.

We'll provide a little scripture here leading up to the verses printed above:
Ezekiel 43:7  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.
11  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.
12  This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
13  And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.
14  And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
15  So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four horns.
16  And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.
17  And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.
18  And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon.
19  And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.
20  And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.
21  Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary.
22  And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.
23  When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
24  And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
25  Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.
26  Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.
27  And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 44:1  ¶Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.
2  Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.
3  It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.
4  ¶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.
5  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.
6  And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,
7  In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
8  And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
9  Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
10  And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
11  Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
12  Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.
13  And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.
14  But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein. 

This commentary below is taken from and written by Roger Christopherson, of the season and can be found on line in their Ezekiel 44 study at.

15  But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:

These priests are the ministers that were not deceived for one moment by Satan the Antichrist, and it is they that shall stand before Me to offer unto Me the "fat and the blood" offering, however there is no flesh in the Millennium, John's question:(no man's flesh but won't there will still be animal flesh? Am I missing something here?) so this is the gifts and sacrifices of this millennium time. God's "elect" are the "Zadok", in Hebrew means "the just". They will serve God, and be in His presence.

If you think when the Millennium comes you can run up to Jesus and be buddy-buddy, it is just not so. There will be so few that will be in this final generation that will be in the first resurrection, and only those will be allowed to personally serve our Lord. The base of the deception that will take place will come from false doctrines that have become part of the Church. If you can't accept it now, then accept it after it happens

16  They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge

These Zadok, or Elect, are still watchman that will watch over His command. It is only the Zadok that our Lord Jesus Christ will allow to come near Him at this time of the Millennium age. They will be the personal representatives, and the ones doing the work and judging over all the people, for our Lord. They will be the only ones that Jesus Christ gives unconditional controls, for they have been tried by the Antichrist in this earth age, and found to be true and stead fast. There will not be many in this position, only a few. Most of those living today that call themselves Christians, simply do not have the time to prepare themselves for the battle of deception that is coming upon the earth. It is easier to follow false doctrine, for false doctrine is designed to appeal to their senses, and their reason [not common sense].

17  And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.

What is this linen? The "linen" are the "righteous garments" that you will have in the Millennium age, and on into eternity. That garment is made up of your righteous acts according to Revelation 19:8, your righteous works go to make up the material for your heavenly garments, so that you will not appear to be naked. The elect will not put any man spun garments [wool] next to them. 

These elect are treated differently then the 144,000 priests, for they will be in the very presence of the Lord, in the inner court.
There is a deeper meaning to the term "no wool shall come upon them". The Christians of this earth age are referred to as Christ's sheep, and Jesus said in John 10:27-28; "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." All reference to Christ and His true followers, are given in terms of the Shepherd and His sheep.

Today in most church denominations, the person that calls himself a shepherd of Christ's flock [minister], is nothing more then a "hireling". He is in it for the money, or what ever drives him to that occupation, and he cares little for each individual sheep that God has entrusted to him. Why do I say this? Because he just doesn't take the time to search out the Scriptures for the truth, to warn his flock. Most of these religious systems are out to flees every last strand of wool off of the Christ's sheep, to rip them off, and then when these good time preachers see the wolves coming with their false doctrines, they pack up and leave. God is telling Ezekiel that your righteous acts will be your own. It will not be something that you have taken from others. It will be the righteous acts of your own doing.

18  They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
19  And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.
20  Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
21  Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
22  Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

23  And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean

The elect will teach the difference between the holy and the profane, the true Christ and Satan [the false Christ]. The truth will be taught. Christ is on earth with all people in the spiritual form, and all will know the difference between right and wrong, clean and unclean, do and do not. There will be no shades of truth, for truth will exist and all will understand perfectly. All the people will go through a boot camp that they will never forget. They will be taught, drilled and re-drilled.

Christ in person is not available to those who bowed to the Antichrist, and those who were deceived will not want to stand before the Savior until they can stand worthy, after the judgment following the Millennium age, and in the eternity. You can be one of those who will stand before our Lord, by studying to know the truth, and being able to identify the Antichrist [Satan] at his arrival, then the Antichrist will not even be tempting to you

.24  And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

The judges of the Millennium age will be the Elect of God. They will be fair and just. The judgments will not be bought, coerced, bartered with and sold like the crop of boot-legged, half-breed judges of today. All the rights, standards, and punishments will be just, because they are set by our Lord.

All will be obedient to all feast days, Sabbaths, laws, and ordinances. All will have the incorruptible body with the full understanding, and you will know and understand these requirements

25  And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.

This is the same dead that are spoken of in Revelation 20:5. They are mortals, meaning they are still liable to die. All flesh is already dead, gone and over, so in other words, it is your loved ones who were deceived and entered into the Millennium age in a fallen state. You cannot touch them, but you will be able to recognize your family and loved ones, and help them. You can speak to and encourage them, and you can even, with righteous indignation, chew them out if they get in trouble. Very few will get this opportunity, for this is one of the promises for those standing against the Antichrist.

We will all be able to recognize each other in the Millennium age. Our friends and loved ones will know each other, and we communicate with them.

26  And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days 

The priesthood of the Zadok, while observing these family members that are in a defiled state, may warn his family members to straighten up, or they will be going into the lake of fire. We are not talking about the death of the flesh in this Millennium, but death of their very soul. You will be able to teach them one on one, to support them, show your love for them, but you will pay a price for it. Christ does not want them near him, that is those who did not make it, those that are mortal [still liable to die] spiritual bodies. Nor does He want you near Him after you have talked to them. It will be like visiting a leper colony, you can see, talk, love and help; but do not touch those in the colony, which is the defiling of yourself.

When you return from your visit with your family, there is a seven day waiting period before you can put on your linen garments and come back into the presence of Jesus. This pretty much tells you what Jesus thinks of those who have allowed themselves to be contaminated with Margaret McDonald's 1830 "rapture theory", and left themselves open to the Antichrist.

Many sleep today, while we are still in this current flesh age, cannot see the truth for God has put the blinders on them. It is impossible for them to know, for in their minds the truth of God's written Word is hog-wash. That is why Jesus said we are to plant the seed, and if it is to grow, it will grow. We do the planting of the seed, and God through the Holy Spirit will make that seed of truth that we have planted to grow. Only God can know the mind of a person and thus the angels will perform the harvest.

You have to have compassion on God's people, or you are not one of the elect. You have to want to make it yourself, and pull others with you, to have a desire to be a comfort to the children of the Almighty God. One of the traits of God's elect is they have compassion for God's children.

27  And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.

You will pay a price to teach and be in the presence of your family and friends [of this earth age of flesh man] in the Millennium age. The sin offering is given because you actually touched a mortal [still likely to die] person, even though they are in their incorruptible, or spiritual body. Christ will even love you for it, but you still have to pay the sin offering, and for the salvation of their souls, and it will be well worth it

28  And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
29  They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
30  And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
31  The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

Excerpt from pamphlet #1910
But the one thing we didn't discuss is
"why will Satan be released at the end of the Millennium"?

I'm sure you realize if you've studied this Book of Revelation from the beginning with us
that Satan is coming to this earth disguised as Jesus Christ
(and I'll bet you know that he comes 5 months
before the true Christ's return).

This final generation of this earth age, then will be tested by the false messiah, right?

Those who fail, who do not overcome and who don't partake of the first resurrection,  will go through the Millennium and be taught of and with discipline for 1000 years,  which is how much time they'll have to get their act together.

After they have been taught and there will be another test,
a final exam if you will,  which they must pass before they can receive their diploma of eternal life.

That test is Satan's release one last time upon the world,
but this time without the political beast (New World Order) and the role of antichrist (instead-of-christ).

And no, it is not a second chance for those of us who did not accept Christ's offer of grace in this animal type life, because they never came to a full knowledge of the truth in this generation because of the "famine" (Amos 8:11), and as such never had a prayer of a first chance.

Next we will learn what reward comes with being part of the first resurrection.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Thrones, you know, are where rulers,
the ones who wear crowns, i.e. the ones in authority who exercise judgment, sit.

And there are two groups in this verse who sit upon them.

(1) The first group are the martyrs down through the ages, those who have been beheaded, i.e. killed or executed for the (a) the witness of Jesus, and (b) for the Word of God. It would include the two witnesses also.

(2) The second group are those of this final generation who had the seal of God in their foreheads and who overcame the beast.

Note: In our previous studies we've covered in great detail the beast (Satan), his image (role as Jesus), his mark upon their foreheads (deception), and his mark in their hands (doing his work).

Now, did you read the last phrase in verse 4,
"and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years"?

What an honor and a privilege!

If you ever are in want of some encouragement to continue to fight the good fight,
then just refer to Rev. 20:4.

 For if you are one of God's elect then you will be part of the first resurrection at His coming,
and you will reign with Jesus Christ for the entire 1000 years during the Millennium.

[5] But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
But if you are not part of the first resurrection
then you are part of "the remainder" who are called "the dead"
and you must wait until the end of the Millennium.

You will then be tested that short season by Satan who will be released temporarily,
and then you will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment
when the books are opened (Rev.20:vs. 12).

Only then can you be part of the Second Resurrection and receive eternal life.

Until then you are called "dead" because you are still subject to the second death,
which is the destruction of your soul in the lake of fire (Rev.20:vs. 14).

Then, you will be really dead, as in TO BE NO MORE!

Please log unto and read all of this pamphlet  #1910  for further information. Also #1911

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