Ezekiel 21:26–27: “thus says the Lord God: / ‘Remove the turban, and take off the crown; / Nothing shall remain the same. / Exalt the humble, and humble the exalted. / Overthrown, overthrown, / I will make it overthrown! / It shall be no longer, / Until He comes whose right it is, / And I will give it to Him.'”

June 13th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional

This statement, “Remove the turban and take off the crown,” is no doubt a reference to the removal from Jerusalem of both the high priest’s turban, or miter, and the king’s crown, as the nation was taken captive to Babylon. Even after the exile, when the Jews returned to their land, neither position was ever fully restored, marking the beginning of “the times of the Gentiles” that Jesus spoke of in Luke 21:24. Here verse 27 goes on to tell us that these 2 offices will remain overthrown “until He comes whose right it is” to take them up again. The H is capitalized in “until He comes” because this is a prophecy about Jesus Christ’s second coming, when He will receive the crown, as King over all, and the turban, as High Priest.

Jesus Christ’s return is the subject of 1,845 references in the Old Testament and 318 in the New Testament, making an astounding 1 out of every 30 verses about His return. Obviously the Holy Spirit considers the subject critical since He dedicated 2,163 verses to it. We do look with great longing and eager anticipation toward the day when He begins His reign, a reign that will be filled with peace, joy, and fairness. The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 4:8:

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

But until that day, “until He comes,” we believers are to be about kingdom business, taking the Gospel to every nation, tribe, and tongue (Rev. 7:9).

“LORD, please come quickly and keep us in You until that day.”