Today’s reading is: Ezek. 47-48; 29:17-30:19; 2 Kgs. 25:27-30; Jer. 52:31-34
Ezekiel Chapter Forty-Seven
- Tour Stop #14 (the final stop): the newly created River of Life (Ezek. 47:1-12).
- In place of the missing laver in the temple, water will flow from the temple.
- Ezekiel follows the eastern branch of a two-branch river (Zech. 14:8).
- Ezekiel took measurements at 1,000 cubit increments, and noted the power of the water going forth to provide life (Ezek. 47:3-5; Isa. 11:9; Hab. 2:14).
- The healing nature of this river will give life to the Dead Sea, and will provide sustenance to Israel (Ezek. 47:6-12).
- When redeemed Israel finally rejects all idolatry, God will flow forth His living waters (Jer. 2:13).
- “Come to the waters” becomes synonymous with coming to the Lord at the temple (Isa. 55:1; Joel 3:18).
- The New Earth will likewise contain a river of life (Rev. 22:1).
- At the conclusion of the tour, specific instructions are given for the boundaries of the land of Israel (Ezek. 47:13-23).
- These instructions include the twelve tribes and the aliens who reside among the twelve tribes (Ezek. 47:21-23).
- Gentiles will desire to sojourn in the land of Israel for a period of time, and even volunteer for bond-service in devotion to the Lord (Ezek. 47:23; Isa. 14:1-2; 56:6-7).
Ezekiel Chapter Forty-Eight
- Chapter 48 centers on land divisions.
- Seven northern tribes are given their Millennial inheritance (Ezek. 48:1-7). Dan, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, Reuben, Judah.
- The Holy Allotment is reviewed (Ezek. 48:8-20 cp. 45:1-8).
- The holy allotment is bordered by Judah & Benjamin—the two tribes of the southern Kingdom.
- Portions for the Priests, Levites, and Prince are designated, as well as “the city.”
- Five southern tribes are given their Millennial inheritance (Ezek. 48:23-29). Benjamin, Simeon, Issachar, Zebulun, Gad
- The city is described (Ezek. 48:30-35). Its millennial name: “The Lord is There” (Ezek. 48:35), and “The Throne of the Lord” (Jer. 3:17).
Ezekiel Chapter Twenty-Nine
(Outline continues from Day 240)
- The plunder of Egypt was God’s reward to Nebuchadnezzar for doing His work at Tyre (Ezek. 29:17-21).
Ezekiel Chapter Thirty
- A four-part message of destruction details the imminent Day of the Lord (Ezek. 30:2-3).
- Four individual messages each begin with “Thus says the Lord God” (Ezek. 30:2,6,10,13).
- Egypt will be destroyed, and her idolatry will be destroyed city by city (Ezek. 30:2-19).
(Chapter Thirty continues on Day 240)
Second Kings Chapter Twenty-Five
(Outline continues from Day 246)
- The Book of 2nd Kings is concluded with an epilogue concerning King Jehoiachin (2nd Kgs. 25:27-30). (Jeremiah closes with the same epilogue, Jer. 52:31-34).
Jeremiah Chapter Fifty-Two
(Outline continues from Day 248)
- Jeremiah 52 also contains the appendix note regarding King Jehoiachin that ended 2nd Kings.