Today’s reading is: Era 6: Living in Exile. 586-538BC
Era 6: Living in Exile 586-538BC
An introductory class to prepare for Day 245 through Day 257. 13 messages for this era is the shortest portion of this TTB. Scriptures in this era include the last four verses of 2nd Kings, Psalm 137 (the final psalm for this TTB), Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Obadiah.
Significant Realities of the Assyrian/Babylonian Captivity
Seed of the Woman (Gen. 3:15) remains a pending promise. The serpent’s head still awaits being crushed.
Seed of Abraham (Gen. 12:1-3) remains a pending promise. The families of the earth still await the Abrahamic blessings.
Mosaic Covenant (Ex. 19-Deut. 24) remains the holiness code for the covenant nation, but has been so broken as to place Israel entirely on the cursing side of this conditional covenant.
Seed of David (2ndSam. 7) remains a pending promise. The throne of David awaits the Son of David, the virgin-born Immanuel YHWH Our Righteousness to be enthroned.
Day of the Lord (Joel, Amos, Isaiah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel) remains a pending promise. Nebuchadnezzar’s desolation of Jerusalem, devastating as it was, only foreshadows the great and terrible Day of the Lord.
Eschatological Theocratic Kingdom, including New Heavens, New Earth, and New Covenant (same prophets) remains a pending promise. Ezekiel and Daniel are uniquely suited to convey more information regarding this.
Near Term and Long Term Views
Jeremiah: Living life from generation to generation, waiting for the future and the hope (Jer. 29:1-14).
Ezekiel: Dry Bones (Ezek. 37) and Future Temple (Ezek. 40-48).
Daniel: Gentile Geopolitics of the vacated Davidic throne (Dan. 2,7-12).