Who are the Sons of Zadok?

…the PRIESTS the Levites, the SONS OF ZADOK, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, THEY SHALL COME NEAR TO ME to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith Yahweh Elohim: They shall enter into my sanctuary, and THEY SHALL COME NEAR TO MY TABLE, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge”. (Ez.44:13-14)

Ezekiel 40-48 contain fascinating visions that Ezekiel saw of the Future Temple that will be built in the Millennial Kingdom Age.
To understand who the Sons of Zadok are we first must know who is The Prince.
Ezekiel 44:

2 Then said Yahweh unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because Yahweh the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.

3 It is for The Prince; The Prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before Yahweh; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

The Prince is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some question that because they say Jesus is not a prince, but a King.
Here are 3 examples that the prophet Ezekiel commonly refers to Kings as Princes.
  • (Ez.21:25) says “thou, profane wicked PRINCE of Israel”. This is referring to King Zedekiah who was the last King of Judah. (on a side note “Zedekiah” or “Zadok” of “Ya” means “Righteousness of Ya”, but he was not righteous but wicked).
  • (Ez.34:24) “I Yahweh will be their God, and my servant David a PRINCE among them.” This is referring to Messiah. (the name “David” or “Yavid” in Hebrew literally means “Beloved”, the same title given to Jesus (Mt.3:17, 17:5).
  • (Ez.37:24-25) ” David (“Beloved”) my servant shall be KING over them; and they all shall have one shepherd:… my servant David shall be their PRINCE for ever”.
So once we understand The Prince is Jesus Christ, it is much easier to know the Sons of Zadok.
First, we see there is a difference between two orders of priests…
And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity. Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt-offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them. And THEY SHALL NOT COME NEAR UNTO ME, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place”. (Ez.44:10-13)
These are the mortal priests of the Levites in the Kingdom Age who are still ministers in the sanctuary but basically demoted from their previous status in the kingdom of God during the days of the Kings.

But the PRIESTS the Levites, the SONS OF ZADOK, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, THEY SHALL COME NEAR TO ME to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith Yahweh Elohim: They shall enter into my sanctuary, and THEY SHALL COME NEAR TO MY TABLE, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge”. (Ez.44:13-14)

Also the sons of Zadok shall wear “no wool” (Ez.44:17) or “anything that causeth sweat” (Ez.44:18) because sweat constitutes work, but it will not be work for them, they shall have “REST” from the works of the flesh (Heb.4:9-11). They are Immortal, equal to the angels (Lk.20:36), doing the will of YHWH.
There is also a distinction between the mortal Levites and Immortal Sons of Zadok regarding gifts in (Ez.46:16-17).
Why Zadok?
Zadok was the high Priest in the time of King David (“Beloved”) who bore the Ark with the Levites (2 Sam.24-29) and also anointed King Solomon in The First Kingdom of God (1 King.1:45-46).
Zadok” in Hebrew means “Righteousness
  • ” we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God” (Heb.4:14)
  • …” Called of God a High Priest after the order of Melchizedec” (Heb.5:10, 6:20).
  • …” by interpretation King of Righteousness” (Heb.7:2). “Melech” or “King” of “Zadok” or “Righteousness”

Jesus Christ is “a Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek” (Heb.5:6, 7:17, Psalm 110:4).

The Prince (the High Priest & King of Righteousness) = Jesus the Anointed
Sons of Zadok (sons of Righteousness) = his Immortalized Saints
So does Jesus have children?
Not children as we commonly think, but there is A SPIRITUAL SEED (those in Christ)…

” Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, HE SHALL SEE HIS SEED” (Isa.53:10).

This is the spiritual “seed of the woman” (Gen.3:15).

“Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first-begotten of the dead, and the PRINCE of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath MADE US KINGS and PRIESTS unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever” (Rev.1:5-6).

Amen
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