Monday, August 27, 2012

DAY 1104 - God's glory is going to come to you soon!

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Today's Reading: Ezekiel 41

Please read Ezekiel 41 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf. (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

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祢讓我生命改變 You Transform My Life

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Bible Study

This is the second part of Ezekiel's vision of the future temple of God which has not happened yet.

We need to know that two temples of God have been located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in times past. Solomon's Temple called by the Jews, the "First Temple" was destroyed by the siege of Nebuchadnezzar and the armies of Babylon on the 9th of Av in 586 BC. Some seventy years later, approximately, Jewish exiles were allowed to return to Jerusalem to build an altar, the "Second" Jewish temple, and finally the walls of the city. Although modest in comparison to the First Temple, the Second Temple was later greatly enlarged and expanded by Herod the Great. This latter temple was the Temple in which Jesus was dedicated, and where He taught and cast out the money changers on two occasions.

There are some distinctive difference with Ezekiel's future temple with the previous two temples as follows:
  1. No wall of partition to exclude Gentiles (compare Ephesians 2:14). The Gentiles were previously welcome in the Outer Courts, but excluded from the inner courts on pain of death.

  2. No Court of Women (compare Galatians 3:28 Outer Court and Inner Court only)

    No Laver (see Ezekiel 36:24-27, John 15:3)

    No Table of Shewbread (see Micah 5:4, John 6:35)

    No Lampstand or Menorah (see Isaiah 49:6, John 8:12)

    No Golden Altar of Incense (Zechariah 8:20-23, John 14:6)

    No Veil (Isaiah 25:6-8, Matthew 27:51)

    No Ark of the Covenant (Jeremiah 3:16, John 10:30-33)

    Major Changes to the Altar: The sacrificial Altar will be approached by a ramp from the East. Previous altars were all approached from the South. Now there will be stairs to the altar, not a ramp as previously. The top of the altar is now described by the Hebrew word "ariel" [Isaiah 29:1] meaning "hearth of God" or "lion of God." [Rev. 5:5].

If the previous temples, as well as the Tabernacle of Moses, are pictures for us of man as the dwelling place of God, then Ezekiel's temple may be intended to teach us about the marvelously new resurrection bodies waiting for every believer when he leaves this present life (2 Corinthians 5:1-5).

There are lots to say about Ezekiel's temple. The most important thing is that with those complicated measurements God wants to give His people an assurance that His glory will come soon to this world to help us won't lose our faith in any hopeless situation.

My Spiritual Journal

What I got from Jesus today is: God's glory is going to come to you soon!

When we are in darkness and hopelessness we lose sight of God's glory. Ezekiel's vision will surely reminds and encourage us that God's glory is going to come no matter what happen to us.

Yes, the purpose of our lives is not about us but about God. It's all about God's glory!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be always hopeful and to be able to enter into your light and glory no matter in what kind of situation. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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Pray for our AMiA bishops:

The Rt. Rev. Philip Hill Jones (Claudia)

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Doc Loomis (Ellen)

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time:

Jericho Road Church, Port Alberni

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)

Associate Pastor: Rev. Dave Dejong (Megan)

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Bishop: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng (Michelle)

Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng(Michelle), Rev. Peter Klenner(Jenny),
Rev. Ed Hird (Janice), Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)

Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

Bishop's Assistant: Mrs. Michelle Ng (Silas)

Treasurer: Mr. Andy Li(Amy)

Secretary: Rev. Dave DeJong(Megan)

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