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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions
Time Of Restoration Of Israel
4/05/2017

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Ezekiel 45:1-25 KJV
(1) Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.
(2) Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.
(3) And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.
(4) The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.
(5) And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.
(6) And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
(7) And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.
(8) In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
(9) Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.
(10) Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
(11) The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
(12) And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
(13) This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley:
(14) Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:
(15) And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.
(16) All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.
(17) And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
(18) Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:
(19) And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.
(20) And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.
(21) In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
(22) And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.
(23) And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.
(24) And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.
(25) In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.

The Restoration would be prophesied about the time before Christ. A time of restoration of Israel during the time of Nehemiah and Ezra. Also the time of Independence during the Maccabees era. During Nehemiah and Ezra time period they were still under foreign rule. However one has to realize during the time periods of Israel rule, a reestablishment of settlement of Israel would take place. People would gain land, and sacrifices would be made not only by the people but for the people by the prince or ruler of Israel. This was no different then the first time Israel came to the promise land and the land was divided out and even measured by portions. Something one has to remember God work seems to be measured. If nothing else to remind us how precise God is in his handiwork. With any celebration there is always planning unless thrown together. The children of Israel was going to be planning a celebration of restoration including the sacrifices for sin. Ezekiel would not see the promise of restoration of Israel, but it would prophesied in his day. Reminder of how Israel did things to the people. An oral rendition under the power of the Holy Spirit. Prophets were known for their knowledge of oral and written traditions as well as history of the people. The prophesy of hope of a restoration of Israel for the people.

Today as Christian one read Revelations only to find history of the measuring of the temple of God down to the the church going to be with Christ has his bride. The foretelling of the healing of not just Godís people but the healing of the nations. Anytime Godís word is preach it brings condemnation as well as healing and hope. Ezekiel words were about hope. The Christians being mixed of both Gentiles and Jews would see this time of restoration as a time of judgment to the heathens and restoration of Godís people with the coming of Christ return. The King of Israel was in charge or had duties during the ceremonies of sacrifices in Israel. A duty to be a part of the national sacrifice for sin. Today our nation has a call of prayer. No sacrifice needed to repent or seek forgiveness today because Jesus is our sacrifice. Jesus paid the price for our sins. One sacrifice paid it all, yet the call to repentance is still necessary.

Need more information on Israel going into the promise land the book of Joshua will help with the image of restoration of the people and offerings/oblation given. It important to note this history is vital to understanding what Ezekiel was not only teaching but foretelling about. How important the history of Israel was recorded and traditions kept. How God moved among his prophets to retelling of this time period. Perhaps that why those that believe not in the reality of God struggle because many nations did prophesy without necessarily things coming to pass as the prophets declaration of other nationsí gods. Israel God always spoke truth. As Christians we can rest on the truth and prophesy of God in the hearts of both the teachers and ourselves by the Holy Spirit. It is not just a historical document but a book of hope and faith. God has to reveal some things to the individual that can not be explained by another. The least you know sometimes has it advantages of understanding Godís prophesy spoken to the heart. When things happen has God speaks, you know it God. Not just oral and written prophesy, it is a real prophesy of hope in the heart of man. Though my lack of words to describe what I speak, I know it something God must teach you and I can not. I thank God I can not. It has to do with that personal relationship with a living God. God wants to restore people to himself. He wants to give them hope of eternal life through Christ Jesus. Let him explain it to you, let your hope be found through Godís revelation of His Word to your heart and mind.

Dear Heavenly Father restore the world to you by your power and revelation of your word to their hearts and mind. We humble ask for mercy to give the world time to understanding of your hope of your message of love and forgiveness to all that will and do believe. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Revelation 21:1-27 KJV
(1) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
(2) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
(3) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
(4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
(5) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
(6) And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
(7) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
(8) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
(9) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
(10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
(11) Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
(12) And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
(13) On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
(14) And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
(15) And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
(16) And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
(17) And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
(18) And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
(19) And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
(20) The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
(21) And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
(22) And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
(23) And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
(24) And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
(25) And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
(26) And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
(27) And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

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