Prophetic words are bouncing all over the page today. What do you think of when you read this:
22 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take a branch from the top of a tall cedar, and I will plant it on the top of Israel’s highest mountain. 23 It will become a majestic cedar, sending forth its branches and producing seed. Birds of every sort will nest in it, finding shelter in the shade of its branches. 24 And all the trees will know that it is I, the Lord, who cuts the tall tree down and makes the short tree grow tall. It is I who makes the green tree wither and gives the dead tree new life. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do what I said!”
I think of Jesus. Jesus became a majestic cedar…then he withered on the cross…then the Lord gave him new life. I just love to find hidden nuggets of treasure in the Old Testament that point to Jesus!
We made it home safely, praise the Lord. There is much to process, and I do have an amazing story to tell. But tomorrow is the first day of Classical Conversations, and I am road-weary and emotionally-weary and exhausted. An extended blog is coming, I promise!
For now, enjoy this piece of prophesy that came to the Israelites. Is God speaking through Ezekiel about a current event, or was he referring to Christ?
60 Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were young, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. 61 Then you will remember with shame all the evil you have done. I will make your sisters, Samaria and Sodom, to be your daughters, even though they are not part of our covenant. 62 And I will reaffirm my covenant with you, and you will know that I am the Lord. 63 You will remember your sins and cover your mouth in silent shame when I forgive you of all that you have done. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”
One day I’d like to find all the verses in the Bible that end with, “I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!” I love the definitiveness of our God. I love that He isn’t wishy washy. I love serving a Lord who means what He says and tells it like it is. Yes, He has spoken.