SUNDAY, JULY 29
Scripture: Ezekiel 44:1-4
Our very last 44:4 is Ezekiel 44:1-4 and it says, “Then He brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces toward the east, but it was shut. And the Lord said to me, ‘This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the Lord God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut. As for the prince, because he is the prince, he may sit in it to eat bread before the Lord; he shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gateway, and go out the same way.’ Also He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple; so I looked, and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord; and I fell on my face.” The creative promise is that the glory of the Lord will settle and fill God’s House. Now we are the house. There is no doubt about that. We are preparing this house for a visitation of God’s glory. The promise is that He is bringing it and it is coming. But why fill a house with glory that will not stand up and abhor evil? That may release a temporary joy in the camp but will they be empowered to wind up the age? The glory is coming. Are we preparing the house?