November 14

Hebrews 10:24-39

Verse 24 “Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

In context, the author is writing about being encouraged to hold on to faith. One purpose of gathering together is to stir one another up to love, to encourage one another for good works, and exhorting one another. In verse 36 the writer says the Christians have need of endurance, warns about casting away their confidence, admonishing them not to draw back.

When Christians start neglecting coming together for church services, they can begin to feel disconnected, discouraged, and even begin to backslide. However, when we consistently come together we are better for it!

Ezekiel 7-9

Chapter 7:2 mentions the four corners of the land, meaning the whole land, from end to end, not leaving any behind. We also see the phrase “you shall know that I am the Lord” mentioned in verses 4 and 27.

In chapter 8 Ezekiel says, “the hand of the Lord God fell upon me there.” The hand of God was illustrative of the power, or anointing, of God to prophecy. He spoke of the abominations in the temple. Those who were sinning did not think the Lord saw their sin, however, He did.

In chapter 9, the wicked are slain. In verse 6, God says judgment is to begin at His sanctuary (1 Peter 4:17). God promises to mark on those to be spared as a remnant. “Mark” is taw in Hebrew, the final letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which looks like an “x” or a cross (Revelation 7:3).

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