|Commission With Instruction to A Rebellious People
Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
The light bulb is only a reflection of the actual sun light in the earth. It only lights a room where the sun lights the whole earth. To talk about Christ as salvation for the Gentiles is only to speak of Christ humanity of teaching the ways of God to an unlearned people about the ways of God. The Jewish laws despite the rule of the Chaldeans were still much in power of the heart of Jewish people. When in captivity you are under different legal laws then their own government. They need a savior, they need a son of man with instruction of the ways of the government of Babylon/Assyrian/Chaldean people. We can only imagine what it was like to be in captivity without knowledge of the laws of a foreign government. As President Trump is already finding out Senate has the power to change anything he commands in a certain time frame as being illegal. His sovereign is only as powerful as the other two powers of government is in agreement with his authority. Israel found their own government with no authority in exile.
Ezekiel is given the laws probably of the Chaldeans to learn and to teach the people. People can not obey a law without instruction. The prophets during exile time would have been important part of gain trust of the people. Yet even the Chaldeans know Israel had long rebelled against God and prophets of God. Yet it was a mode of translation of getting the truth about their people to people who were not their people.
Ezekiel would be commissioned by the son of man, the savior of the Jewish people concerning these new rules or customs that were not their own. Yet the force of God is speaking as well to Ezekiel during this commission. God is okaying or ordaining this commission to Ezekiel by His Spirit. It is hard to grasp God okaying another government to rule his people. It hard to imagine God saying listen to his children to a power not His. It hard to fathom Godís Spirit giving the authority of law to more then one tribe because of Jewish up bringing they are the only children of God. Yet Jewish people lived under kingly laws in their own nation that was not necessarily religious law. There was a separation of church and state because Jews wanted to look like other nations and have a visible king in power. This Savior to the Jewish people now is one like Christ will be to the Gentiles. Yet the Spirit God was commission Ezekiel as well. Commissioning and speaking to his heart with the authority of Spirit of God.
Until you have walked with God into enemy lines one can not understand the power of God over authority of the enemy. God would not allow King Abimelech at the time of Abraham to sleep with Abrahamís wife. God authority demonstrate in the life of a people that was idolatrous nation. Abraham however would not be obedient in the law of one wife. The rebellion of Godís people has to do with not allowing Godís authority to rule, even when the enemy does.
God would use the Babylon government to teach his people about the division of church and state to teach about spirituality of their soul. There are two laws one obeys in this world first one being Godís and the second is manís law. Godís law is often in manís law unless it be a evil or corrupt government. Godís law is worship and obey Him. The law of Love the Lord your God taught by the Jewish Messiah and to love others has yourself. To teach about the ten commands though these two laws would apply with in the ten, would be in conflict with some of the Jewish laws. To cut off a personís hand is not love. Spirituality vs. manís laws sometime conflict. A parent running back into a burning house to save his child is love, yet any good firemen would stop them from doing so and try to go in themselves if they think it safe enough to do so. Yet a parent will fight to go into a blaze to save a child. The human reaction of love verse common sense. The flames alone will push a person back. Calling the body to take over in the face of danger. Only trained people can go against their body call to stop.
The spiritual force of God enables humanity to go beyond the call of duty with the shield of God around them. Godís call on Ezekiel life would allow him to speak to a people who cared not about Jewish faith anymore then they desired to be in exile. Yet because of what Israel would have to learn, it would also give God the ability to interweave the laws of man back into the faith of the people. The book of the Chaldeans would be taught to Israel. Yet Godís law would also be taught at the same time by this prophet. The Spirit speak to Ezekiel during to his commission of this savior that would be like the Savior to the world.
Dear Heavenly Father there are many saviors but only one Lord. Help us to trust you as your word by your Spirit speaks to your people. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Ephesians 4:4-7 KJV
(4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
(5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
(6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
(7) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.