The temple that Ezekiel saw was a three-storied building with balconies. Although the man measuring the edifice spoke to Ezekiel it was to give him explanations and not instructions.
Does God issue any commands?
- Not that I identified.
Does God make any promises?
- Not directly, but by telling Ezekiel the designated places where the priests would eat the most holy things and where they would change their clothes before and after completing their temple ministrations the promise is being made that worship would again be centered in Jerusalem. That was a very great promise to a person living in captivity.
Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?
- I believe that the man who spoke to Ezekiel was Jesus Himself.
Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
- This temple that is being measured in these chapters is most likely the temple that will stand during the Millennial reign of Jesus. There was a temple that was built by Zerubbabel and company following the Babylonian captivity that was probably similar in size, although not in grandeur, to Solomon's. And there was a much larger Temple complex built by Herod that was in use during the New Testament period but none of the temples that have existed prior to this time have followed the plans denoted in these chapters.