Then he brought me into the outer court; and there were chambers and a pavement made all around the court; thirty chambers faced the pavement. 18 The pavement was by the side of the gateways, corresponding to the length of the gateways; this was the lower pavement. 19 Then he measured the width from the front of the lower gateway to the front of the inner court exterior, one hundred cubits toward the east and the north.
The court, the entry, welcomes all. It is expansive and welcoming. The cross is our entry into the kingdom of God. Christ came to bring us back to the God who created us in purity and love.
The outer court is accessible to all of humanity. It’s parallel , the cross, is accessible to all of humanity. There are no limits to God’s grace, there are no restrictions to God’s mercy. We can all avail ourselves of His provision for salvation from the penalty of sin- death. Can we rejoice in the mercy of God? He speaks the necessity of punishment for sin and doesn’t leave it there. Out of His love for us He makes a way for us to find mercy and forgiveness. If we choose to reject Him, as so many have and do we are faced with His judgment and the penalty of sin. If, however, we choose to accept the provision of grace through Christ’s death on the cross, we have the promise of life and it starts at the cross and continues throughout eternity! Can we wrap our mind, body and spirit around that! Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Full of Glory: http://thewordwasgod.blogspot.com/2012/10/full-of-glory.html
The Crucified Yet Living Temple: http://thewordwasgod.blogspot.com/2009/03/ezekiels-temple-shows-us-nature-of.html