Tuesday, March 15, 2016

THE FOREVER TEMPLE

Today’s┬áReading: 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 worshipping 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

17 thoughts on “Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  1. What a wonderful song, I WILL PRAISE HIM! the woman sitting next to Gloria Gathier, I wonder if that is Mrs. Billy Graham? It is a very old video but I recognized many people that used to sing with the Gathiers!
    A person can read anything nowadays with the use of computers! We need to pray that the Holy Spirit will speak to the people, young and old, to read the Bible and get to know Jesus Christ!
    God bless everyone today!

  2. Looking forward to the book of 2 Peter, David. Thank you for the prayer, today. God’s continued blessings, dearest saints in the Lord! We owe it all to our precious Saviour and Messiah, Jesus Christ! All for Your glory! Amen!

    But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him. Psalm 103:17 ESV

    Let Us Adore, Elevation Worship
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnnaYH3UmHk

  3. Good morning David, to your fellow bloggers.

    How can we NOT praise Him, He is our Saviour, Counsellor, Friend and comfort net, and I will praise Him until my last breath. Psalms 115 1:18

    When I awoke at 6:00 this morning I was praising Jesus and thanking Him for every thing He has done in my life, the highs and lows, because He has a plan for all of it, Jeremiah 29:11 and asking Him to take away your cold David and give you good health, which I believe He will.

    Carole

  4. Thank you for faithfully obeying God and daily writing this blog, pastor David! Even if it is only for a few, it is feeding us and helping us keep reading the Word. God bless you greatly!

  5. Because of a HIS GREAT LOVE!!! Thank You Jesus!!! HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD!!! I come boldly to the THRONE OF GRACE!!

    This is the Day The Lord has made…I WILL Rejoice and be glad in it!!! AMEN!

  6. Amen, the Lord’s blood was shed for the redemption of those under the first covenant that they might receive the eternal inheritance. God met me wonderfully and mightily in prayer this morning as I fight one of the biggest battles in my recent years. Would appreciate it if you keep me in prayer in the next two weeks. Thank you dear saints. I value and appreciate your prayers. God bless you.

    • Will keep you in prayer dear Ger. He is able to do over and above all we ask of Him, all things are possible with God. Bless all my blog friends.

  7. Dear Ger,
    Am praying for God to fight the battle for you, and when He does, you will be the winner!
    God bless and keep you!

    Blessings on all you fellow bloggers for all that you may needing today!

  8. Ger it is interesting but I do pray for you very often, whenever someone’s name comes on my heart I thank God that He brought their name to my attention. I do believe at that moment that person is needing prayer! That will happen for people who I have not seen in months, even years, their name comes on my heart, I pray for them and within a day or 2 or even a week or 2, I see that person, I tell them that I prayed for them, sometimes they are not Christians, and they say thank you!
    Ger may God bless you, you have our prayers daily!

  9. Thank you Eleanor, Lois, Joy and Sah and any other for your prayers. There is power in prayer and I see some of His working already. God bless you and work for you as well.

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