Text: Luke 4:1-30 Jesus Christ was tempted by the devil in all ways; He was tempted with the lust of the flesh (v.3), He was tempted with the lust of eyes (vv.5-7) and He was tempted with the lust of pride of life (vv. 9-11). God is never an agent of temptation (James 1:13); but[…]

Text: Luke 3: 21-38 Instead of going to Jerusalem and associate with established religious leaders, Jesus Christ chose to come to River Jordan to be with those who were repenting (v.21). Jesus Christ had no sin to repent of in order to be baptized, but He did it because He was both God and human.[…]

Text: Ezekiel 48:1-35 This is the last Chapter and the last meditation in the Book of Ezekiel. It seems rather boring, dividing the land among the people of Israel; but it is very important. At the time Ezekiel writes this, the people are in exile. They have no land. This passage is a promise that[…]

Text: Ezekiel 47:1-23 This Chapter gives a quiet, but powerful, description of the waters of blessing flowing out from the Temple. The Temple is the place where God’s people meet with Him, to worship Him. Water is flowing out from the Temple, just as a trickle, then begins flowing to the east, getting deeper and[…]

Text: Ezekiel 46:1-24 There were three major feasts each year: the Passover, the day of Atonement, and the feast of Booths. There was also the Sabbath day, the fourth commandment, the weekly day of worship and rest, which the Lord still requires of us today. The prince was the leader of these festivals, and he[…]

Text: Ezekiel 45:1-25 In this Chapter, we read of a very large portion of land given to the prince. The kings of Israel often took the land from their people; but Yahweh will have no more of it. The princes are given a lot of land and commanded to rule justly. They must also provide[…]

Text: Ezekiel 44:1-31 For so many years the Levites were not faithful to Yahweh; they also served false gods (v.10). Although they continue to slaughter the animals brought into the Temple by the people, Yahweh does not allow them to minister to Him in the sacrifices or handling of the blood. Only the descendants of[…]

Text: Ezekiel 43:1-27 The altar might be considered the most important piece of furniture in the Temple. This is the point at which the sinner and God can be brought together. The person brings his animal to the priest, and the priest then kills the animal and burns it on the altar. The animal is[…]

Text: Ezekiel 42:1-20 What is especially important to note are the chambers mentioned in verses 13-14. These are set aside for the use of priests. Offerings for their use are placed there, and so is the clothing used for the work of ministry before Yahweh. In the Book of Zechariah, the Prophet had a vision[…]

Text: Ezekiel 41:1-26 This new location for the measuring was inside the outer wall, a place where only a priest could be. Ezekiel was a priest (Ezek.1:3), so it was right for him to be there. This is the area where worship takes place. The worshipper enters the inner Temple, bringing to the Priest the[…]