Gene Cunningham - September 25, 2003
Redemption is coming to Israel from the Shepherd of Israel (Eze 36:22-28). He will regather the Jews into their own land (Eze 36:24, Isa 11:11). He will cleanse them (Eze 36:25-26). He'll put His Spirit on them (Eze 36:27-28). He will empower them to obey (Eze 36:31). The Abraham covenant in Gen 3:15 promises seed and blessing. The Palestinian covenant is the land promise (Deu 30:1-14). The seed covenant or Davidic covenant is that a King shall rule forever in Jerusalem (2Sa 7:12-16). The new covenant Jer 31:31-34) is what we've entered into. Where there is forgiveness there is no longer a sacrifice (Heb 10:17). Our conscience ought to be cleansed from guilt (Heb 9:14). Ezekiel took two sticks to illustrate the northern and southern kingdoms to say God would regather them (Eze 37:16). The prophecy of the dry bones is a prophecy of the regathering (Eze 37:1-8). The new covenant gave us at least five thins: (1) baptism of the Holy Spirit (1Co12:13) placing us into union with Jesus Christ; (2) We've been regenerated (Tit 3:5); (3) we are indwelt forever by the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:9-11); (4) we are uniquely gifted (1Co 12:4-7); (5) We are sealed until the day of redemption (Eph 4:30) — we are secure in Christ. The kingdom of glory is prophetic but kingdom of Grace is here now (Rom 14:17). Christ should be reigning in our life.
Scripture References: Genesis 3:15, Ezekiel 37:1-8, Ezekiel 36:31, Ezekiel 37:16, Ezekiel 36:27-28, Hebrews 9:14, Romans 14:17, Ezekiel 36:25-26, Hebrews 10:17, Ephesians 4:30, Isaiah 11:11, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 8:9-11, Ezekiel 36:24, Deuteronomy 30:1-14, Titus 3:5, Ezekiel 36:22-28
From Series: "Ezekiel - 2002"
Ezekiel's vision of God's glory effected his life.