Ezekiel in Each Testament
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me, Ezekiel 3:17.
The Book of Ezekiel has a specific New Testament portion. That portion should be most troubling to those who see verse markings as inconsequential and the inventions of men. All of the prophets spoke in one way or another about the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishing of the Millennial kingdom and of the increase of his government which will never end. What Ezekiel has is a final 9 chapters in which we are given a picture of Israel functioning as a nation in the New Testament.
In Ezekiel chapters 40-48, we are given a picture of the temple that the Branch will build. And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD, Zechariah 6:12. We are given a picture of the land grant given to Israel in that everlasting kingdom. We are given a picture of how the priests of that time will offer up sacrifices in memorial. All of these things are New Testament happenings.
Just as the Book of Isaiah the Prophet has a distinct division between chapters 39 and 40 that divides that book just as a King James Bible is divided with 39 chapters in the first part and 27 in the latter part, Ezekiel divides itself into 39 chapters that gender to the Old Testament and then a special 9 chapters that speak of the wonders of Israel when Jesus Christ is established upon his throne and all of Israel has been saved.
Beside there being a distinct division between the 39th chapter and the last 9 chapters, how else does Ezekiel portray the division between the Old and New Testaments? The last 9 chapters of Ezekiel have 260 verses. The new Testament has 260 chapters. Just as the Book of Isaiah has 27 final chapters following the first 39 chapters, and just as those 27 chapters correspond to the 27 books of the New Testament both in content and in numbering, the Book of Ezekiel foreshadows the New Testament by chapters whereas Isaiah did it by books.
Never doubt that God has given you a complete and wonderful book.