The lesson on January 29, 2023 was part 10 of the “Law and Grace” study. In this weeks lesson, Wayne takes us back into the prophetic aspect of the law and looks into the book of Ezekiel to show how the prophet had prophesied in detail about the future Temple that will be built during the millennial reign when Jesus Christ is ruling here on Earth. We learn how this temple is different from the one they built before. We also learn how the law is used during this time to offer sacrifices for the forgiveness of sins when the Jesus had completed this work at the cross. Wayne suggests that the sacrifices made at this time are now memorials to Jesus Christ and his completed work. This lesson again shows the value of the law and how it will be used in the future. For now, we must filter what is still effective, particularly in civil government. Next time we will look at how governments can determine what is a crime.
The scripture reading was from Ezekiel 43:18-27 KJV “18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord God; These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon. 19 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord God, a young bullock for a sin offering. 20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it. 21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary. 22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock. 23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish. 24 And thou shalt offer them before the Lord, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the Lord. 25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish. 26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves. 27 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord God.”