Ezekiel 37 by Pastor Don Moore

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ezekiel 37 by Pastor Don Moore

Bible Study from June 25, 2010

We are still in our Isaiah study, detouring to Ezekiel 37.

Ezekiel 37:26-28 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people. The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”

God’s plan is to reconcile everything to Himself.  Reconcile with people who divorced themselves from Him, but He will not remarry another, He will bring them back to Himself as the Bride of Christ. God is not looking to go back to the Garden of Eden, but to make peace and a new Heaven and new earth, peace with a new beginning, a new beginning and a new future.

If we know the Father we know Jesus, His Son. allah and Jesus are NOT THE SAME. In the Last Days God is going to revive the dry bones of the Jews and Christians. The people without the Word are spiritually dead. The Word must change us or we are spiritually dry. We should have ever-increasing faith.

The greatest Biblical proof of God is the rebellious people (the Jews) being brought back to the Land and recovering their language.  How many Jebusites, Hittites, Perizites, do you know?  None. No other culture that has been dispersed and destroyed ever came back to life, but the Jewish Nation has.

God will reconcile the world, separating good and evil, and the evil will be cast into outer darkness. The enemy, satan, and all who go with him will be cast into the lake of fire along with all those whose names are NOT written in the Book of Life.

God is perfecting a remnant of mankind to hang out with.  Mankind has free will can can choose to hang out with Jesus Christ or not.

More and more of the Biblical prophecies are coming to pass. Islam is readying a population in the kinds of numbers mentioned in the book of Revelation.

The Jews were rebellious.  For example, they stopped celebrating the Sabbath day of rest.  They did not do the Jubilee where every 50 years debts were erased and land returned. They never celebrated that, never freed the slaves. Biblical slavery is not the same as slavery in America. In the Bible slaves had legal rights, and families were not separated. When their term of service was over, they were freed. Many slaves liked the conditions they were living under that they willingly chose to remain with their owners permanently. The Jews did not celebrate the Jubilee, and we are nearing the end of 120 Jubilees – 120 x 50 = 6,000, the sixth day.  We are now coming into the seventh day, the day of rest.

God wanted His people to live a sanctified life, and show the world the benefits of being sanctified. The Israelites chose to keep the letter of the Law, not the Spirit of the Law. Jesus got in trouble when He came because He did healing on the Sabbath – they considered healing as Work.

Pastor Don pointed out that when Jesus comes we WILL be keeping the Sabbaths forever. The Sabbath was made for Men.

What sanctuary or Tabernacle is God talking about?  Ezekiel 40 is the New City, the New Temple.

Ezekiel’s Temple has never been built, the dimensions do not match any of the Temples already built on earth. It will be built in God’s timetable, and in the Last Days to replace Herod’s Temple.

Ezekiel 40:2-4 In the visions of God He took me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain; on it toward the south was something like the structure of a city. He took me there, and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze. He had a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand, and he stood in the gateway. And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.”

Ezekiel was told to report to Israel everything He saw in his vision.

Ezekiel 43:1-5 Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate that faces toward the east. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory. It was like the appearance of the vision which I saw—like the vision which I saw when I came to destroy the city. The visions were like the vision which I saw by the River Chebar; and I fell on my face. And the glory of the LORD came into the temple by way of the gate which faces toward the east. The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

Ezekiel 43:27 When these days are over it shall be, on the eighth day and thereafter, that the priests shall offer your burnt offerings and your peace offerings on the altar; and I will accept you,’ says the Lord GOD.”

Eighth day, a new week.

Ezekiel 44:1 Then He brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces toward the east, but it was shut.

Ezekiel was measuring this, recording the facts of the New Jerusalem.

We then went up to the sanctuary to record a short teaching about the Woman at the Well. I will share that with you tomorrow.

God bless you, and may you have an awesome day!

Heather

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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