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Ezekiel 40:4 (ESV): 4 And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel."
When man offers himself fully to God a new world opens up. As we look with our eyes, hear with our ears and set our heart upon all the Lord says we are primed to be transformed and to become messengers to those around us!
After Israel is restored, Gog of the land of Magog, along with the supporting countries mentioned are defeated, and the Second Coming of Christ has happened, Ezekiel was carried (in a vision) to a mountaintop overlooking Jerusalem. He was told to look with his eyes, hear with his ears, and set his heart upon all that the Lord would show him so that he could be encouraged but also so he could relay the imagery of the construction of the Millennial Temple (chapters 40-43), worship in the temple (chapters 44-46), and the neighboring lands (chapters 47-48) to the people of Israel. He would miss much if he didn't position himself to receive from the Lord.
I wonder how often we read the Word of God (His revelation to us) with the intent not only to be personally transformed but to pass it on to others. We must be positioned correctly by reading with eyes that are looking, ears that are hearing, and hearts that are set upon the Lord so that we will not only be transformed but will have a word in due season for someone else. Give yourself fully over to Him in your devotional times and you will be feed and have something worth passing on. Amen?
Father, thank You for the revelation of who You are in Your Word. May we always seek to know you personally in our devotions with the intent to make You known publicly to those we encounter. Give us eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to obey Your every Word, in Jesus name we pray, amen.
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