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And they are not to take a wife who is a widow or is divorced, but they must take virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest. Bible

“And they are not to take a wife who is a widow or is divorced.” This is what the Law of Moses stipulated about priests (Lev. 21:7, 13-14). However, the idea that the priests in the Millennial Kingdom can marry must mean that this regulation is for priests and Levites who were “natural people” that survived the Tribulation and were allowed into Christ’s kingdom on earth at the Sheep and Goat Judgment. The priests and Levites who were allowed into the kingdom at the Sheep and Goat Judgment will apparently minister along with the priests and Levites who will be raised from the dead in the First Resurrection. Jesus made it clear that people who had lived their life on earth, died, and were in the resurrection did not marry (Matt. 22:30). However, before Jesus clarified that point, we can see that scriptures such as Ezekiel 44:22 could have introduced the idea that people did marry in their next life.

[For more information about the natural people being in the Millennial Kingdom, see commentary on Matt. 25:32, which is about the “Sheep and Goat Judgment.” For more on the resurrections, see commentary on Acts 24:15].


Commentary for: Ezekiel 44:22