Saturday, March 15, 2014

THE FOREVER TEMPLE

Suggested Reading: Ezekiel 44-45

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

Rev. Rick Hiebert teaches how the High Priest would apply blood (he's not using real blood) to the horns of the altar in a full-sized replica of the Tabernacle of Moses. This has been on display behind the Crossroads Centre in Burlington for two entire summers, 1997 and 2012. Moses, and in today's reading, Ezekiel, both spell out carefully, and in great detail, the importance of approaching God correctly with great reverence.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Ezekiel 44:4-5

Also He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple; so I looked, and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord; and I fell on my face. And the Lord said to me, “Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears, all that I say to you concerning all the ordinances of the house of the Lord and all its laws. Mark well who may enter the house and all who go out from the sanctuary…”

 

Jesus Christ (Messiah) replaced all the symbolism of the Tabernacle and later the Temple with ultimate reality. The essential message of the entire book of Hebrews teaches us this eternal truth (read Hebrews 9:11-28). The last Jerusalem Temple was destroyed just 40 years after Jesus entered the Holy of Holies in Heaven with His own blood, the final Sacrifice for sin. The modern state of Israel has been a reality for almost 70 years now and there has been no attempt by the government or by the chief religious leaders to rebuild the Temple. Some fringe groups are trying to move Israel in that direction, but they have no authority to do so. Approximately 40 years after Ezekiel wrote the final words of his book, Ezra, under the authority of the Persian emperor, would follow the instructions given by God to Moses, David, Solomon, and Ezekiel, and rebuild a Temple, which, during the first century B.C., Herod would restore, enlarge, and beautify. This was the Temple in the time of Jesus. Jewish believers in Jesus would worship in this Temple, observing their Jewish feasts and customs up until its destruction by the Romans.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for Jesus, my High Priest, who brought His own blood, which He shed on the Cross, before You as the final Sacrifice for my sin. Oh sacrificial Lamb of God, my Saviour, I worship in that forever Tabernacle/Temple in Your presence right now! I pray that I will, by Your grace, remain faithful, remaining in Your presence with an attitude of repentance and worship 24/7. I pray in the Name of the One Who is “able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m singing (under my breath as people are still sleeping) the magnificent worship hymn, “I will praise Him. Praise the Lamb for sinners slain. Give Him glory all you people, for His blood has washed away each stain” (click here for a rendition). I’m worshiping in God’s “FOREVER” Temple!

I have a suggestion for younger people. Buy Grandma and Grandpa a laptop computer and teach them, if they don’t already know how, to use it. My daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Bruce Stacey, got me started with a gift of my first laptop. And Grandma and Grandpa, why not buy, if you are able, one of these ultra fast, easy to carry, laptops and present it to a grandchild, providing they promise to access regularly God’s Holy Scriptures. Have them turn on the computer and show you how they can find the Bible online. You could ask them to access 100words.ca, and there, by clicking the spot at the top of this page, they can hear the reading of the Scriptures by an excellent reader. The day after tomorrow we’ll be in 2 Peter, and then into the book of Daniel. With just 10 minutes a day, a person can start at any time and complete God’s Word to His human family in 24 months with the encouragement of this blog!!!

Yours for actually reading, or hearing, all that God has to tell us in His written Word!

David

21 thoughts on “Saturday, March 15, 2014

  1. I was in Burlington to see The Tabernacle of Moses and had such a blessed day. Will it return? Please let us know, every Church should take the opportunity to visit.

  2. Singing with you, David!! Amen!

    I Will Praise Him

    When I saw the cleansing fountain
    Open wide for all my sin,
    I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing,
    When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”

    I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
    Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
    Give Him glory, all ye people,
    For His blood has washed away each stain.

    Though the way seems straight and narrow,
    All I claimed was swept away;
    My ambitions, plans and wishes,
    At my feet in ashes lay.

    I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
    Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
    Give Him glory, all ye people,
    For His blood has washed away each stain.

    Blessed be the name of Jesus!
    I’m so glad He took me in;
    He’s forgiven my transgressions,
    He has cleansed my heart from sin.

    I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
    Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
    Give Him glory, all ye people.
    For His blood has washed away each stain.

    Then God’s fire upon the altar,
    Of my heart was set aflame;
    I shall never cease to praise Him
    Glory, glory to His Name!

    I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
    Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
    Give Him glory, all ye people.
    For His blood has washed away each stain.

    Glory, glory to the Father!
    Glory, glory to the Son!
    Glory, glory to the Spirit!
    Glory to the Three in One!

    I will praise Him. Psalm 109:30

  3. I have been reading the daily scriptures and following this blog since the beginning. Some of the Old Testament readings have been difficult, however your explanation and insight has been very helpful and inspiring. Even if the day’s reading contained mostly measurement’s, (as was yesterday) there is alway’s something which can be gleaned and understood as God’s Word. The references to New Testament scripture helps to tie it all together. And, the bonus is alway’s reading David’s personal 100ish personal words! All for the glory of Christ Jesus and growth extended in our daily spiritual lives! Thank you all!

  4. I too can’t sing at the moment so to wake others but I am humming and it is a very
    beautiful song. I like the idea of passing down teaching young children using a lap top I am not a grandmother you will help them grow in theirs spiritual walk when they
    are taught along with their grandparents.
    I just bought a ipad so its going to take some practise but until I learn to understand
    how to use it I’ll use my compute.God bless you David and your families
    Lianne Hogg

  5. I have my old compter all fired up AND my Tablet (a low cost computer) and, together with the 2, I can see the words Beverlee blogged and the music of the Gaithers at the same time! Very convenient. Thanks Beverlee and David.

  6. Thanks Rev. Mainse for today’s study. I am soooo happy and releived we don’t have to kill baby livestock or any animals for sacrifices every Sunday anymore to honour our heavenly Father. I was raised on a farm and realize that we have to sacrifice the animals for our nourishment but I still find it heartwrenching. After being raised on meat protein, I would find it difficult to become a vegetarian. I love animals soooo much:-)
    Such a wonderful thought to buy people a laptop computer. Canada is such a large country and when family members get separated by distance, a computer brings us together by email or almost any media imaginable. They’re great for us older folks especially.
    Blessings on us all:-)

  7. God showed His acceptance of the new temple as shown to Ezekiel by the manifestation of His Glory. Thanks for the clarity about the temples, David. The first was built by Solomon, destroyed by the Babylonians, second by Ezra and restored, enlarged and beautified by Herod at the time of Jesus and destroyed by the Romans. Enjoying the song and all the comments fellow bloggers.

  8. Dear David,
    Thank you for this blog today. I worshiped along with you, while listening to the scriptures being read, then while reading you comments and finally while listening to the Gaither’s singing, I’m in great em pain today, as I’m walking through the valley of the shadow of death with a very close friend, my former pastor, now retired, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
    Your blog today was an encouragement to me today. thank you
    George

  9. While some of our readings have been difficult, there is always a golden nugget to find in The Precious Word of The Lord.

    Thank you Pastor David for your insights and clarity of the scriptures.

    Blessings to all on tjis day. Spring IS on it’s way!!!!

    P.s. anyone heard from Scott, he is missed.

  10. Dear Rev David Mainse, Thank you once more for a wonderful teaching of God’s precious WORD!

    We are so blessed to be able to go directly without the shedding of blood because of our FINAL LAMB. So HEAVENLY FATHER, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE, WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US YOUR BELOVED SON, JESUS CHRIST (MESSIAH, JEHOVAH, THE LIGHT, THE TRUTH, THE WAY) Amen

    I’m sharing with all of you a song called ”Lord Prepare Me”. It seemed so appropriate after today’s scripture.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_eIJalH8z4

    My 80 year old husband took a few minutes this morning to make a snowman but sadly, we are now calling it ”Frosty-the-snowman-melting-away” !! Hopefully, tomoroow morning, when we’ll be back to -17(celcius), there’ll be enough left of our poor Frosty…

    Do not forget: Thursday 20th is supposedly spring! Hang in there, everyone!!

    xxxCarole

  11. Thank you David for your continuing to minister in this new way. My wife and I each have IPads, and follow your blog daily. I was saved under your ministry in 1983. I loved the personal testimonies, especially Ernie Hollands, he would have loved this new gizmo gadgets ,computers.We are praying for you always, yours in Christ Jesus.

  12. Thank you so very much Pastor David ,I so appreciate yor steadfastness you h ave maintained all these years ,I do believe our Lord will greet by saying well done my good and graciousness son !

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