New Heart, New Spirit_33 Ezekiel 37:1-28A spirit of hopelessness gripped the Jewish exiles being held captive in Babylon. The Babylonians had totally destroyed their nation, including Jerusalem and the temple, and devastated their land.This passage is an amazing message of hope to all who feel hopeless. God gives to Ezekiel this vision of the valley of dry bones to let the people know that there is hope and that there is a future for Israel.We are going to see that God promises that one day Israel will be restored to their land. They would experience a resurrection. Ezekiel actually saw a valley full of scattered dry bones that were gathered together, given new flesh, and brought back to life. Only the power of God could accomplish such a phenomenal event. Do you know what will give life to a church? Do you know what will give life in your Bible class or in marriage or family where you are?The word of God, prayer, and the Spirit of God. When the Messiah returns to set up God's kingdom on earth, the Holy Land will be the seat of God's government .). God's temple will be built in Jerusalem, and a very special manifestation of His presence will dwell there with His people forever. God will be their God, and they will be His people.
Ezekiel is shown that the feasts and the animal sacrifices will be reestablished in the new Millennial temple. These sacrifices are not for the covering of sins but for a memorial for the Jews to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ much as we have been observing the Lord's Supper "in remembrance of Me".
Maintaining God's Temple, Your Body 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 The body is designed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. 3:16. This is one of the glorious truths of both Scripture and the Christian experience. The word "body" is singular: each believer is a temple of the Spirit of God.The Holy Spirit actually dwells within the body of the believer.The Holy Spirit is the gift of God. A man does not receive the Spirit of God by working for Him. He receives the Spirit of God as a gift from God."Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you" John 14:17."At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you" John 14:20."But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his" Romans 8:9.You see, God is not going to share His glory with another. He is not content to be King for a day.
Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
In our study, we perform an overview with some specific comments and comparing Scripture with Scripture in this final stand made by Stephen as he makes the case against the leaders of Israel throughout the history of that nation right up to the time of Christ and the Apostles.
Also Reference: Genesis 12:1-4, Exodus 12:40
We discuss the Fall Feast of the Lord for Israel which was originally called, "The Feast of Trumpets" but along the way of apostasy in Israel has become Rosh Hashanah (the New Year?)...
Every September Jews around the globe and in Israel observe what they call "Rosh Hashanah" on the date of the Feast of Trumpets. We will discuss the sad truth behind this counterfeit observance of what was once a Biblically commanded holiday.
Haggai told the people God said I am with you, and later said again my spirit remaineth among you, so fear not. The history of the original temple Solomon built was the greatest that had ever been seen. So God's people were called to rebuild the temple, and it was not as great and yet God says there is yet greater than all...