He will give you visions after setting you in high places
Ezekiel 40:2,3 -
In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south. And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.
Before I get to today's message I will like to expound on some words and what they symbolize.
Israel symbolizes Sons (Princes) of God and symbolizes spiritual maturity / having authority.
Mountain symbolizes unshakable Truth of God.
Brass is the metal that was used to make bells which were used as instruments to alert people, to call or warn them. Bells symbolize prophecies (therefore were embroidered on the garments and curtains connected to the Tabernacle). The word Hebrew brass also comes from the root word which means divine so these prophecies are divine prophecies.
The Hebrew word 'pishteh' translated as flax (which means piece of cloth) roots to the Hebrew word 'pash' which means stupidity.
The Hebrew word translated as reed comes from the root meaning to acquire or possess.
In today's message the Lord is telling us those whom He has called He will spiritually mature them, He will take them to high places, this does not mean high social position, not even a top post in a Church or a famous evangelist but means He will give them a revelation of His Kingdom and place them on a firm foundation. And from that position He will reveal His prophecies.
What is interesting to know is that these prophecies may look stupid or foolish in the sight of man but these divine prophecies are from God thus will surely come to pass.
The world is filled with people giving their own nonsense and claiming them to be prophecies from the Word of God. People have been since ages prophesying end of the world, Jesus' second coming, rapture, extreme prosperity, glorification of the Jewish nation and worldly peace. Non-Christian hear these people and laugh and they think the Bible is filled with nonsense, while the spiritual infant Christians get more and more confused and lose their faith.
Of late there was man who died who time and again spoke of the end of the world, every time it failed he gave another date and yet even after that date failed, people still continued following him awaiting another end-of-the-world date from him! His last pictures released showing him of great age holding a Bible, a book he had little knowledge of.
The Lord is telling us time is at hand that more and more people are going to come to the true knowledge of God. People are going to know the Word is True, Divine and Eternal.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord the world is filled with Christians who have a distorted foundation of the Truth. They doubt the Word for their understanding has time and again failed. They do not realize the problem is not with the Word but with their understanding. Lord we thank You for find it worthy to choose us and this time to open the windows of the knowledge of your Kingdom, to set us on a firm foundation and revealing the coming of your Kingdom...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Jeremiah 33:3 - 'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'
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