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Friday, December 11 2015

Ezekiel 48: Going Home

"And shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD ... For they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more"

The Temple that the prophet Ezekiel was given to see will exist from the time of the Messiah's return (see What Temple Did Ezekiel See? and When Will There Be No More Temples Built In Jerusalem?). Many great and wonderful things will be accomplished for all of humanity in that day. The first resurrection, of everyone who had their calling through human history, and lived a repentant life in response to it, will occur on the day of the Messiah's return (see When The LORD Will Raise All Of The Dead). So too, Satan will be put away on the day of the Messiah's return - the father of the perversions that destroyed Paradise will be eliminated (see Putting Away Satan's Goat).

As well, the people of Israel, of all time from the creation of Israel from the nations of the world (see The Origin Of Israelites And Jews), those who will not be in the first resurrection because they hadn't yet received their calling (see The Eighth Day: When Life Will Begin Again), will then be restored to physical life, or gathered if alive that day, and be taken to the Promised Land that they failed to arrive at (see The Israelite Wanderland) or to keep (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Lost Ten Tribes and Why Did Judah Fall To Babylon?). In so doing, they will then fulfill the prophecy of "Israel" - which was a prophecy of the coming Kingdom of God (see When The Prophecy Of Israel Will Be Fulfilled).

Ezekiel's Temple

"37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD." (Ezekiel 37:12-14 KJV)

It's interesting to note that the distribution of the tribal lands at that future time, as specified below, are slightly different than what they happened to be in the earlier time (see The Israel Lottery). It's as though they had entered the Promised Land at their first opportunity, about fourteen months after they Exodus, rather than refusing it and so having their children and grandchildren enter forty years later (see Why A Book Of Deuteronomy In The Bible?).

As well, the future distribution of the tribal lands will be as though the division of Israel into "Israel" and "Judah" (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel and Judah) never happened. At that time, the LORD is going to give them a fresh opportunity, with no historic "baggage," to do for themselves what they failed to do long ago.

"37:19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. 37:20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. 37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:

37:23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.

37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them." (Ezekiel 37:19-24 KJV)

The LORD (see The Identity Of The LORD God and The LORD God Our Saviour) provided Ezekiel with detailed information about that future Kingdom of Israel that will exist through the 1,000 years - until all is done and the New Jerusalem comes to Earth (see Will The Pearly Gates Ever Be Closed?).

Israel From Space

"48:1 Now these are the names of the tribes.

From the north end to the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for Dan. 48:2 And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Asher. 48:3 And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Naphtali. 48:4 And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Manasseh. 48:5 And by the border of Manasseh, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Ephraim. 48:6 And by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Reuben. 48:7 And by the border of Reuben, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Judah. 48:8 And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other parts, from the east side unto the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it.

48:9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto the LORD shall be of five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth. 48:10 And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy oblation; toward the north five and twenty thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five and twenty thousand in length: and the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in the midst thereof. 48:11 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray. 48:12 And this oblation of the land that is offered shall be unto them a thing most holy by the border of the Levites.

48:13 And over against the border of the priests the Levites shall have five and twenty thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth: all the length shall be five and twenty thousand, and the breadth ten thousand. 48:14 And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD.

48:15 And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof. 48:16 And these shall be the measures thereof; the north side four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred. 48:17 And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two hundred and fifty, and toward the south two hundred and fifty, and toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the west two hundred and fifty. 48:18 And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy portion shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward: and it shall be over against the oblation of the holy portion; and the increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the city. 48:19 And they that serve the city shall serve it out of all the tribes of Israel. 48:20 All the oblation shall be five and twenty thousand by five and twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare, with the possession of the city.

48:21 And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy oblation, and of the possession of the city, over against the five and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the east border, and westward over against the five and twenty thousand toward the west border, over against the portions for the prince: and it shall be the holy oblation; and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst thereof. 48:22 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the prince's, between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin, shall be for the prince.

48:23 As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the west side, Benjamin shall have a portion. 48:24 And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the west side, Simeon shall have a portion. 48:25 And by the border of Simeon, from the east side unto the west side, Issachar a portion. 48:26 And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the west side, Zebulun a portion. 48:27 And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west side, Gad a portion. 48:28 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward the great sea.

48:29 This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith the Lord GOD. 48:30 And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures. 48:31 And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.

48:32 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.

48:33 And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures: and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.

48:34 At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.

48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there." (Ezekiel 48:1-35 KJV)

Fact Finder: Humanity's first home was Paradise, but they were put out of it when their behavior made it into a place of rebellion and disobedience to the LORD, their Creator. When will all of humanity return home to the Paradise that was created for them?
See The Feast Of Tabernacles: The Return Of Paradise Prophecy and Will You Return To The Tree Of Life?; also The First And Last Nation


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This Day In History, December 11

361: Julian (known as "the Apostate") entered Constantinople (named after the Roman Emperor Constantine; see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy) as sole Emperor of the then collapsing and fragmenting Roman Empire (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars and The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

630: Muhammad led an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca. The religion that he created, known as "Islam," quickly spread across the Middle East, Africa and southern Europe (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).

Islam
969: Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas was assassinated by his wife, Theophano, and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.

1205: John Grey, Bishop of Norwich, was elected Archbishop of Canterbury. He was later rejected by Pope Innocent III.

1640: English Puritans introduced the "Root and Branch" petition to the Long Parliament in London.

1688: King James II abdicated the British throne.

1792: King Louis XVI of France was put on trial for treason.

1845: The Sonderbund was established by the 7 Catholic Swiss cantons to oppose anti-Catholic measures by Protestant cantons.

1845: In India, Sikhs crossed Sutlej and made a surprise attack on the British, starting the Anglo-Sikh War.

1899: During the second British-Boer War, the British under Methuen attempted to advance and were defeated with the loss of over 1,000 men by 9,000 Boers under Cronje at the Battle of Magersfontein.

1901: Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi flew a kite fitted with an aerial from the Cabot Memorial Tower on Signal Hill in Newfoundland which enabled him to receive the world's first transatlantic radio message. Sent from Cornwall, England, it consisted of 3 dots, the Morse Code signal for the letter "s".

1917: British forces under General Edmund Allenby liberated Jerusalem (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).

The Liberation of Jerusalem

1930: The Bank of The United States in New York failed and closed all of its 60 branches. The bank had over 400,000 depositors.

1931: Britain's Statute of Westminster gave complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, and Newfoundland.

1936: Britain's King Edward VIII told a radio audience that he was abdicating the throne to marry U.S. divorcee Wallis Simpson. Edward had reigned for only 11 months, the shortest reign since that of Edward V in the 15th century. George VI, father of Elizabeth II, became king.

1937: Italy withdrew from the League of Nations.

1941: Germany and Italy declared war on the United States; the U.S. then declared war on them. Poland declared war on Japan. Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Guatemala all declared war on Germany and Italy.

1941: Japanese forces occupied Guam.

1948: Newfoundland signed an agreement to become Canada's 10th province.

1955: Israeli forces attacked Syrian positions on the Sea of Galilee.

1961: Captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was found guilty and sentenced to death by a court in Israel (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel Of Judah). He was hung in May of the next year.

1962: Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin were hung at Toronto's Don Jail (Turpin murdered a Toronto police officer while fleeing an armed robbery; Lucas, who was a U.S. citizen from Georgia, murdered an undercover U.S. narcotics officer from Detroit while he was visiting Toronto). There were 710 executions in Canada between 1867 (when Canada became a self-governing member of the British Empire) and 1962 when the death penalty was abolished.

1967: The Concorde, a joint British-French development and the world's first supersonic airliner, was formally introduced in France.

1973: West Germany and Czechoslovakia signed a treaty nullifying the 1938 Munich Pact which sanctioned Hitler's seizure of the Sudetenland.

1983: The first visit to Lutheran church by a pope was made by Pope John Paul II in Rome.

1991: European Community leaders signed the "Maastricht Treaty" which aimed for a common foreign policy and a single currency by 1999.

2001: China joined the World Trade Organization.

2008: Bernard Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme (some debt-swamped countries are using the same principle to delay economic collapse - using more borrowed money to just be able to pay the interest on the massive debt that they already have).


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