In the final chapters of the book of Ezekiel, the prophet is given a vision of the precise measurements that form the Millennial Temple. This is the Temple that will be functioning during the 1000 year reign of Messiah Yahshua per Zechariah 14 and Revelation 20.
In Ezekiel 46, the scripture declares The Prince will give of His inheritance to His sons. But, any gift that The Prince gives to His servants, will belong to the servant until the Jubilee Year, at which point the gift returns to The Prince. (Ezekiel 46:16-17)
There will be a clear distinction between The Prince’s sons and the Prince’s servants during the 1000 Year Reign.
The Prince = Yahshua the Messiah who will be ruling and reigning from His Throne in Yerushalyim for 1000 years.
But, some have objected, saying -- how can the Messiah have sons?
Isaiah 53:10 declares after Yahshua has been poured out as a sin offering, that Yahshua WILL SEE HIS SEED (descendants).
In John 3, Yahshua plainly declares to an elder of Israel, Nicodemus, that one must be born of water and the Spirit -- and one must be born again.
In I John 3:9 we read: “Whosoever is BORN of Yah does not commit sin, for His SEED remains in him; and he will not sin, because he is BORN OF YAH.”
So, the Prince, even Yahshua, who is Yahweh manifest in the flesh, does have sons -- these are those who have placed their faith in Yahshua and walk in His commandments. These are those who will be resurrected at the First Resurrection.
Yahshua, the Prince of Peace, will return in flaming fiery vengeance with all His sons and daughters (resurrected Saints), after the First Resurrection, and will rule and reign from Jerusalem for 1000 years. The Resurrected Saints ruling on earth in submission to The Prince Yahshua, will be the sons that Yahshua gives an inheritance to.
So, who are the servants?
By the end of the Great Tribulation, only 3 types of people will exist on earth.
1. The dead and alive in Yahshua. The alive will be gathered in the Safe Place. The dead will be all the dead Saints from ages past, as well as those who are martyred for Yahshua’s sake during the Great Tribulation. These all will be resurrected at the First Resurrection to meet Yahshua in the clouds and so shall they ever be with Yahshua.
2. Those who follow the Beast and Son of Perdition, who have taken his evil mark, and who will be destroyed by the Brightness of Yahshua’s coming when He returns with His Resurrected Saints per Revelation 19.
3. The third group of people will be those who never placed their faith in Yahshua, but never submitted to the Beast and Son of Perdition and amazingly survived the Great Tribulation. These gentiles will, in initial fright, and then, in guarded amazement, begin to slowly creep out of their holes and caves, streaming toward a restored Jerusalem, even as Isaiah 60 clearly shows.
This third group of people will live and die and have children during the 1000 year reign. Many of these people will repent and place their faith in Yahshua.
It is this third group of people that are the servants referenced in Ezekiel 46:17.
So now, by the grace of Yah, you have crystal clear clarity on the difference between the Prince’s Sons and the Prince’s Servants during the 1000 year reign of Messiah.