River of Life

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 15, 2013
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Ezekiel 8:1-18 Yahweh’s long suffering for His people finally ran out, and the time for judgment was at hand.

– Idol of jealousy – This idol provoked Yahweh to jealousy, for He had declared in the Mosaic covenant that He alone is God (Ex0dus 20:13) and that all idolatry is forbidden (Deut. 4:16; 32:16, 21; 1Kings14:22; Psalm 78:58).

– The basic most fundamental element required is fidelity.

– Tammuz was a god of fertility and rain similar to Hadad and Baal.

– The Muslins in U.S. pray this way today.

– “Twig to their nose” was a ritual practice of sun worship.

Ezekiel 11:19-20
The gifts that Yahweh gave and promises to give in the future are motivated from within His pure heart of holiness and love.

Ezekiel 20:44
– He will deal with them according to His name.

Ezekiel 47:8
- The Arabah [desolate and dry area] of the Jordan Rift Valley runs in a north-south orientation between the southern end of the Sea of Galilee (as the Jordan River Valley) down to the Dead Sea and continues further south where it ends at the Gulf of Aqaba.

The sea is called the Dead Sea, Sea of Arabah, Sea of Death, and Salt Sea. Its surface and shores are 1,401 ft below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land, the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 31 miles long and 9 miles wide at its widest point.

Revelation 22:1-3
The earth was cursed after the fall of man (Romans 8:18-22).

John 3:15 and 16
Another example of God’s giving

2Corinthians 8:1-15
The example of the Macedonians and Jesus are striking.

Give with the same attitude of God and Jesus

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