“The Lord spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, “Go inside the wheelwork beneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with hot coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city.” So he went in as I watched.

Then the glory of the Lord moved away from the threshold of the temple and stood above the cherubim.”

Ezekiel 10:2, 18 HCSB


I am not sure what to make of this chapter of Ezekiel. The prophet Ezekiel has seen a vision where a man sent from God gathers coals from the temple, and scatters them over Jerusalem and the glory of the Lord leaves the temple.

I see this as a foretelling of what is to come – the Lord is no longer going to dwell in a place of stone, made by human hands, but rather He is going to dwell in the hearts of those He chooses, which is represented by the coals that are scattered from the temple.

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