Wall of Separation, or Salvation, Ezekiel 13
Posted by adventbiblestudy on April 9, 2011
Here is an interesting parable. When you understand the spiritual meaning of only one word, the spiritual meaning of the entire parable is understood.
Ezekiel 13:10-15 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall,
and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter: (11) Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it. (12) Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it? (13) Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it. (14) So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD. (15) Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
You will notice there are a number of words repeated. Each word has a spiritual meaning adding a whole new dimension of understanding once the spiritual meaning is understood. To understand the spiritual meaning of any word, we must use the Bible. Only God, and His Spirit have the power to interpret His words.
We will let the Bible define the spiritual meaning by comparing other texts containing the word wall.
Isaiah 26:1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
The Bible clearly shows, a wall is used to represent salvation.
So what is the untempered wall in the parable? Paul defines another wall. Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? Acts 23:3.
Jesus also used the same word, whited to describe those plotting to kill Him. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Matthew 23:27.
Scribes and Pharisees denied Jesus, and His salvation. They built their own walls up against the salvation Jesus offered, just as Ezekiel prophesied.