KING DAVID prospered under the Lord’s blessing, and he established Israel’s kingdom upon a good footing, which assured peace and respect from the surrounding nations. Living now in a palace in Jerusalem, with the tabernacle of divine service near by, the king bethought him of the incongruity of his living in a grander house than that of his God, and of the fact that the heathen built temples for their idols. The Prophet Nathan was a friend and close counselor of the king, and to him David made known his thought of building a temple. Possibly he had the suspicion that such an innovation might not be proper and that he would do well to have counsel on the subject. Doubtless the lesson of Uzzah made him more careful respecting everything purposed or done in connection with the tabernacle and its services. To the prophet the suggestion seemed a good one, reverential, proper. He endorsed it, saying, “God is with thee,” therefore doubtless he will prosper you in this good thought in respect to this generous impulse of your heart.
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They were discussing the state of the dead, the denominationalist arguing that at the moment of death everyone went either to a heaven of bliss or to a hell of torment, while our Brother insisted that the Bible taught the dead were dead until the time for the awakening at the Second Coming of Christ.
This newsletter takes a look at Ezekiel 34, a prophesy against the Priesthood of the people of God, who were supposed to be shepherding His flock. Instead of feeding and protecting the sheep, they were fleecing them.
Our Lord condemned the Scribes and Pharisees because they allowed the “traditions of men” to take the place of the Word of God! They allowed their traditions to nullify their covenant with God. The Law was designed to be a “school master” to bring them to Christ, so that when he came they would recognize him, but because the truth was so clouded with man-made teachings, they failed to recognize their Messiah. We as Christians are in danger of the same catastrophe. Just as at Jesus’ first coming, all were in expectation, but lost out because the “Word of God” was not that important, now at the time of his “second coming”, all are in expectation, will you lose out?