Bible In One Year-Day 223 (Sunday, August 11, 2013)
Commentary: Ezekiel40-42. The plan and landscape of every city or nation is before the Lord. The people living in them are clearly seen by the Lord. All activities are not hidden from Him. Where can we hide from His presence?
Psalms 24:1 A Psalm of David. “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.”
To have access to this deep revelation, the scripture must be fulfilled; you must get to the mountain top.
Psalms 24:3-4 “Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.”
To get to the mountain top is not by being led by zeal to a physical mountain but by the Spirit of the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord will not lead a wicked heart; the heart must be renewed. He will not lead a filthy hand; the hand must be clean. He will not lead a corrupted soul full of vanity with poisonous mouth; the scripture must be satisfied.
Ezekiel was led by the Spirit of the Lord to the mountain and deep secrets were revealed to him.
Ezekiel 40:2 “In the visions of God brought He me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.”
Real prophets get there information from the high mountains. They do not need to go to any physical or visible mountain to spend days there, they are always led by the Spirit of God. Evidently we could see the fear of the Lord in Ezekiel; this is the first qualifying factor to have this privilege.
Psalms 25:14 “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”
Without the fear of the Lord, one cannot keep the secret of God within. The fear of the Lord is the storage of divine information within. Whatever Ezekiel declared then was just the truth and not a fact (information gotten from literatures or from the mouth of rumor bearers). It has been established in the spirit realm. Ezekiel had the grace to see God’s renewed plan for the Temple. Before any ministry is put in place there must be a vision that establishes it. Having knowledge of the Bible does not mean that a mandate to start another ministry has been given. Ministries that will last must have genuine vision given at a high mountain. And the visioner must be led to the mountain by the Spirit of the Lord, not by zeal to fast 40 days and 40 nights; otherwise, frustration will be the order of the day. Ministries without visions will only follow patterns laid down by men and peace will be scarce in it. When a man is decorated with a position in the ministry without a backing revelation, he would be frustrated and such person could eventually be a problem to that ministry; Aaron was installed as God instructed Moses, not because Aaron was his blood brother. I believe ministries and their cathedrals must be built by vision for the glory of God to come in there. Let us follow VISION and not ZEAL (even if zeal is leading, let it be with knowledge, otherwise it becomes sin).
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
Proverbs 19:2 “Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.”
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Ezekiel43-45. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries