The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation Preaching the word of God.

The CJCN Daily Worship.

By Senior Pastor Don Roy Hemingway.

Gooooooooooooooooooooood morning brethren, peace unto you and the grace of our lord Jesus be with you. May the Almighty God of hosts stay ever with you this morning and thank you, for joining us here at ‘The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation’ for worship and praise. Let us begin as is our tradition every day here at the Nation, by reading from the word of God. Amen……

Bible Reading.

Ezekiel 10. 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

Then I looked, and behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them, as it were, a sapphire stone with the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

And He spoke unto the man clothed with linen, and said, “Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city.” And he went in in my sight.

Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.

Then the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord’S glory.

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And the sound of the cherubims’ wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when He speaketh.

And it came to pass that when He had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, “Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims,” then he went in and stood beside the wheels.

And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen, who took it and went out.

And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man’s hand under their wings.

And when I looked, behold, the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub and another wheel by another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was as the color of a beryl stone.

10 And as for their appearance, all four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

11 When they went, they went upon their four sides. They turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went.

12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about — even the wheels that the four had.

13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, “O wheel.”

14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the River of Chebar.

16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went alongside them; and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.

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17 When they stood, these stood, and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also; for the spirit of the living creature was in them.

18 Then the glory of the Lord departed from off the threshold of the house and stood over the cherubims.

19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings and mounted up from the earth in my sight. When they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the Lord’S house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over above them.

20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the River of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.

21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings, and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.

22 And the likeness of their faces was the same as the faces which I saw by the River of Chebar, their appearances and themselves. They went every one straight forward.

The Daily Prayer.

Praying Hands.

Our dear Father, we ask you to come to us from heaven and surround us with your goodness and mercy, with your light and life. We are weak, poor, and lost just when we need to stand firm and hold on. But you are faithful. You stay by us and help us. Continue to help and sustain us, we pray. Do not let our lives be lived in vain. May something of eternity be with us in all we have to face in life, so that over and over again we may find courage to start anew. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Bible Shorts.

The Daily Lesson.

Ezekiel 10:6-7.

(6) Then it happened, when He commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, “Take fire from among the wheels, from among the cherubim,” that he went in and stood beside the wheels. (7) And the cherub stretched out his hand from among the cherubim to the fire that was among the cherubim, and took some of it and put it into the hands of the manclothed with linen, who took it and went out.

This is a very interesting passage. It makes no mention of the Babylonian troops who would later descend upon and lay siege to Jerusalem, who were going to slay and burn. Spiritually speaking, those who died in that catastrophe died at the hands of the angels whom Godhad sent, and Jerusalem burned with the fire of God!

Herbert Armstrong taught that the book of Ezekiel is for the modern nations of Israel, which are presently led by the United States of America. Truly, it is a vision, but it points to a reality: that America’s fall will be the greatest of any nation in the history of the world. Yes, and the vision seems to tell us that when she burns, America will burn with the very fire of God.

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Ezekiel, as verse 19 indicates, watches as the cherubim “mounted up” and left the earth. God returns to His throne in heaven, but the impact of the visions remain on Ezekiel’s psyche. Thousands in Jerusalem had perished, and the city was in flames. Ezekiel must have been absolutely terrified to see God leave, to see such utter devastation in advance and probably in living Technicolor, to witness the destruction of God’s Temple, the slaughter of myriads of people, and the end of his homeland as he and his forefathers had known it for centuries.

He may have asked, “Could Israel have become so decadent? Could this happen to the city of God?” He must have wondered, but he knew the answer. He had seen it in visions from God Himself.

Similarly, we could ask today, “Could America drift so far from the principles of its founding?” and “Can the destruction of America as we have known her really be happening right before our eyes and her final dissolution be so relatively close?”

We, too, know the answer, for we have seen it in God’s Word.

Are we tormented by what we see around us? Are we spiritually tortured by the evil that we hear and see?

Blessing.

Have a great day Brothers and Sisters of the CJCN, The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

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Like most churches, static constructed buildings or  the virtual variety, The CCN functions on donations. If you would like to help the CCN continue with this vital work, please leave your contribution here by clicking on the donate button bellow and bless you for your help with the lord’s work in this place.

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