The Messianic Kingdom

The Messianic Kingdom River Starts at the Temple
Ezekiel 47:1, “Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house, [the temple] and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.”

The River “Heals” the Dead Sea
Ezekiel 47:7-8, “Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. ... And it shall come to pass, that every thing ... whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live ... And ... fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim, ... their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea [the Mediterranean], exceeding many. But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. And by the river upon the bank ... shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade …: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.”

The Second Regathering, the Day of the Lord, the River Starts at the Temple
Joel3:17-18, “For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations ...
For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision ...
Then Jerusalem shall be holy,
And no aliens shall ever pass through her again.
And it will come to pass in that day
… all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water;
A fountain shall flow from the house of the Lord
And water the Valley of Acacias.”

The Mountain, Worldwide Kingdom Education, World Peace Forever
Isaiah 2:2, “Now it shall come to pass in the latter days
That the mountain of the Lord’s house
Shall be established on the top of the mountains,
And shall be exalted above the hills;
And all nations shall flow to it.
3 Many people shall come and say,
“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
He will teach us His ways,
And we shall walk in His paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 He shall judge between the nations,
And rebuke many people;
They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore.

The Day of the Lord, The Messiah, The Mountain, The River, Gentile Participation
Zechariah 14:1-20, “Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, …
2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken, …
3 Then the Lord will go forth
And fight against those nations, …
4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two,
From east to west,
Making a very large valley;
Half of the mountain shall move toward the north
And half of it toward the south. …
Thus the Lord my God will come, …
8 And in that day it shall be
That living waters shall flow from Jerusalem,
Half of them toward the eastern sea
And half of them toward the western sea;
In both summer and winter it shall occur.
9 And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. …
10 All the land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be raised up and inhabited in her place …
16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Northern Tribes
Ezekiel 48:1-7, “Now these are the names of the tribes. From … the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of Hamath. [Hamath is present day Hama in Syria.] These are his sides east and west; a portion for Dan. And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Asher. And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Naphtali. And by ... Naphtali, ... a portion for Manasseh. And by ... Manasseh, ... a portion for Ephraim. And by ... Ephraim, ... a portion for Reuben. And by ... Reuben, ... a portion for Judah.”

The Temple and Government Section: 25000 x Width of Israel
Ezekiel 48:8, “And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other parts, from the east side unto the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it.”

The Priests Section: 25000 x 10000
Ezekiel 48:9-11, “The oblation that ye shall offer unto the LORD shall be of five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth ... and the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in the midst thereof. It shall be for the priests.”

The Levites Section 25000 x 10000
Ezekiel 48:12-14, “And over against the border of the priests the Levites shall have five and twenty thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth.”

The City: 5000 x 5000
Ezekiel 48:15-17, “And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth … shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof. And these shall be the measures thereof; the north side ... the south side ... the east side ... and the west side four thousand and five hundred. And the suburbs … toward the north ... toward the south ... toward the east ... and toward the west two hundred and fifty.”

The Farms: 10000 x 5000 On Each Side
Ezekiel 48:18-19, “And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy portion shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward: ... and the increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the city. And they that serve the city shall serve it out of all the tribes of Israel.”

The Prince’s Portion: The Rest of the 25000 x With of Israel
Ezekiel 48:20-21, “All the oblation [‘offering’ of the land] shall be five and twenty thousand by five and twenty thousand: … foursquare, with [‘including’] the possession of the city. And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other … over against the five and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the east border, and westward over against the five and twenty thousand toward the west border.”

The Southern Tribes
Ezekiel 48:22-28, “As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the west side, Benjamin shall have a portion. And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the west side, Simeon shall have a portion. And by ... Simeon, ... Issachar a portion. And by ... Issachar, ... Zebulun a portion. And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west side, Gad a portion. And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be … to the river toward the great sea. This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance.” [The southern border will extend to the Brook of Egypt, the Wadi el-Arish.]