Sunday, October 19, 2014

TAKE TIME: October 20-25, 2014 Assignment

Introduction: The measurements and description continues of the Temple that would exist at Israel's Restoration. Ezekiel also witnessed the return of the Glory of God upon that Temple. Thus the book of Ezekiel ends on a high note!

  • Monday - Ezekiel chapter 43
  • Tuesday - Ezekiel chapter 44
  • Wednesday -  Ezekiel chapter 45
  • Thursday - Ezekiel chapter 46
  • Friday - Ezekiel chapter 47
  • Saturday - Ezekiel chapter 48
Memory Verse

Ezekiel 48:35b
And the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - Praise God that He is the Chief Cornerstone. He is the foundation of our faith which makes our bodies His temple!
  • Confession - Ask God to reveal hidden sin in your life and then confess it.
  • Thanksgiving - Thank God for any answers to your prayers.
  • Supplication - What are your prayer requests this week? List them for future reference so that you can see how God answers.
Search the Scriptures

Look for references for each of the following:
  • Promises that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
  • References that either refer to or infer something about future events.
  • What does this passage teach about Jesus?
  • Commandments that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
Putting the Word into Action

This week as we read the descriptions of the Temple and of the land that is to be given to Israel and to the strangers that choose to live among Israel, let us continue in our prayers for the land of Israel and her people.

Read Through the Bible in 2014: October 20-25 Schedule

10/20/2014      Ezekiel 20. 21 Psalms 83, 84
10/21/2014      Ezekiel 22, 23 Psalms 85, 86
10/22/2014      Ezekiel 24-26 Psalms 87, 88
10/23/2014      Ezekiel 27, 28 Psalm 89
10/24/2014      Ezekiel 29-31 Psalm 90
10/25/2014      Ezekiel 32, 33 Psalms 91-93

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 85 Friday

Ezekiel chapter 41

This chapter continues the physical description of the temple. This time the man measured the temple itself and not the courtyards. He stops at one point and tells Ezekiel, "This is the most holy place." That is the only time he speaks in this chapter.

Does God issue any commands?

  • Not that I identified.

Does God make any promises?

  • Not that I identified.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • The most holy place, or the Holy of Holies, represented the finished work of Jesus on the cross. That was where the atonement was made for sins. (verse 4)
  • In this vision, the man went in! No one was allowed to go inside except the high priest and then only once a year on the Day of Atonement. This seems to be a further indication that the man seen by Ezekiel was Jesus. (See verses 3-4.)
  • Each depiction of a cherub between palm trees had two faces. One face was that of a lion. This is the insignia of Judah. Jesus is the ruler of the tribe of Judah. These are 2 of the 4 faces that Ezekiel mentioned at the beginning of his book. The 4 can be said to correspond to the way that the gospel writers represented Jesus. These two representations, the cherub and the lion, would then represent the servant (Mark) and the King (Matthew).

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Not that I identified.