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DEVOTIONALS
09-Feb-2004
Holiness hidden in temple plans [Wasserfall Collection]
    “In visions of God,” Ezekiel begins his temple vision, “He took me to the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, on whose south side were some buildings that looked like a city” (Eze 40:2). The city turned out to be the city of God, the ...
02-Feb-2004
Holiness hidden in temple plans [Wasserfall Collection]
    The written word of what God had said was to be the enduring legacy of the prophet of God. The prophets’ oral word no doubt came powerfully upon the people as the first arresting testimony of God’s passion for His people, just as the apostles’ Spiri ...
26-Jan-2004
Holiness hidden in temple plans [Wasserfall Collection]
    Reading this passage one feels as if one is left with a non sequitur: Describe the temple to make the people ashamed of their sin. And if they are ashamed of their sin…describe the temple to them? But far from being an illogical conclusion, ...
19-Jan-2004
Holiness hidden in temple plans [Wasserfall Collection]
    The vital thing to notice about this verse is that God is addressing the exiles in Babylonia in their present state. Up until now, in this vision of God’s glory returning to His temple, God has told Ezekiel that the temple he has seen is a future te ...
12-Jan-2004
Holiness hidden in temple plans [Wasserfall Collection]
    The Israelites had done what we so often do as a church. They had moved in next door to God, claiming His covenant, His promises, His protection and His love, expecting because of these things to receive all these things. But really what they had d ...
05-Jan-2004
Holiness hidden in temple plans [Wasserfall Collection]
    Having realised that acceptable worship to God is the only means to understanding God’s holiness, and having understood that acceptable worship is living in grateful obedience to God’s precepts laid out for us by our heavenly Father in His Word, let ...
29-Dec-2003
Holiness hidden in temple plans [Wasserfall Collection]
    The situation is that Ezekiel has been in the thrall of a vision in which, through the Spirit, he has seen, measured out by an angel of the Lord in meticulous cubits, the temple in which God is going to reside with Israel forever. As an exercise in ...
22-Dec-2003
Holiness hidden in temple plans [Wasserfall Collection]
    Holy ownership. It can seem a very brutal thing. It can be the voice of a master shouting at a slave, "You were bought at a price," now do your job. (1 Cor 6:20). It can seem a very fateful thing: "If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, ...