2:30 p.m. Friday June 17, 2022. 102F/39C.
Dark drapes are drawn closed across all windows. There is hardly any wind to make them billow out. An extended barefoot is soothed by moving air from several fans. Again, the heat of the day is tolerated with shade and little movement. The aroma of wood smoke drifts in past the drapes. It is an hour of rest.
The book of Ezekiel, chapter forty two
Abba Father, please speak your blessings on us today. Since I haven’t a clue what Ezekiel is saying in today’s reading, please lead me with your Spirit, and then I’ll know. In the glorious name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Ezekiel toured an unknown temple complex, built at an unknown time, in an unknown place. He described it in a type of precision, such that no two people have agreed what the temple really was.
And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.
Well, that’s an odd measurement. Other translations of the Bible seem to disagree among themselves. Ezekiel was previously describing an elevated walkway, one or two stories up. The measurement in this verse would make the walk about 1 cubit or twenty inches wide. The width of the structure was the length of the sidewalk.
Having to constantly check my model and the Hebrew roots of each word Ezekiel used is challenging. In fact, the whole temple structure is challenging. The complex was built atop something natural, in our world. It was obviously a combination of supernatural and natural materials. It’s possible that the best way to figure out Ezekiel’s temple is to keep asking God and see what comes of that!
Honestly, I’m going to
nap sleep on it, and see what I think of these verses tomorrow.
Life in the hollow, Friday
I tested to see if I had completely rid myself of a spiritual entity and he came back around. He appeared to me while in a half-asleep state. He was dancing, as if he was taunting me. The cabin smelled heavily of smoke, and so did all the woods.
So, today I am fasting and praising and I’ll tell him to leave again. I’ll pray, asking God for his mercy and blessings, and we’ll see what comes of it this time.
God bless all.