In Today's Scripture
Vision of the future
A few years after the vision of dry bones, Ezekiel received another vision. In the five and twentieth year of our captivity . . . in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me. . . . In the visions of God brought He me into the
The measurements of the grounds and the many details concerning the building and its unusual architectural design are recorded; but no instruction was given to Ezekiel regarding who would build it or when it would be built. In striking contrast, God gave Moses detailed instructions for building the Tabernacle and even the names of the craftsmen who were to build it in the wilderness (Exodus 25:9; 31:1-11). But Zechariah foretold: Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts . . . Behold the man whose Name is The BRANCH (Jesus Christ) . . . He shall grow up out of His place, and He shall build the Temple of the LORD: Even He shall build the Temple of the LORD; and He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon His throne; and He shall be a priest upon His throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both (Zechariah 6:12-13).
Almost 2000 years have passed since the Romans destroyed the
The altar and the priests offering sacrifices for the sins of the people had all foreshadowed Jesus Christ, His atonement for our sins, and our relationship with Him through His sacrifice on the cross. Through the Romans, God removed the opportunity for the Jews to offer further sacrifices. These laws were imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an High Priest . . . by a greater and more perfect Tabernacle . . . by His own blood He entered in once into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption for us (Hebrews 9:10-12; compare John 4:21-24; Galatians 3:23-25; Colossians 2:17).
40:17 were upon =b> faced; 40:23 over against =b> opposite; 41:24 turning leaves =b> hinged panels; 42:20 profane =b> unholy, common.
Pray for Staff: Beth Carlton Government Officials: Sen. Sam Brownback (KS), Rep. Ben Chandler (KY), and Rep. Henry Waxman (CA) Country: Lesotho (2 million) within the east-central part of the Republic of South Africa Major languages: Sesotho and English Limited religious freedom 43% Roman Catholic; 30% Protestant; 6% ancestor worship, divination, and spirit-possession cults Prayer Suggestion: Thank God for His mercy (Numbers 12:11-14).
Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 103:11