The scripture for today, March 12 (3/12), is Ezekiel 3:12 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“The Spirit lifted me up and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound ~ May the glory of the Lord be praised in his dwelling place!”
This is quite interesting because, despite some who preach being “slain in the Spirit,” the Spirit does not make people fall down. The Spirit lifts people up. The Spirit did this to Ezekiel on several occasions; always, if he was sitting or lying down, the Spirit lifted him up onto his feet.
There are so many things we think we know about the Bible, but when we begin to investigate, it just isn’t there.
>What about Joseph dying after Jesus turned 12? When Jesus was rejected after preaching in Nazareth a year before his crucifixion, they mentioned Joseph in the present tense.
>Or the Holy Land always having been desert? The Bible tells of nine forests plus those on mountains.
>Or the prodigal’s brother? As the oldest son, he was going to inherit the entire estate, but his insane greed wanted his brother’s party too.
>Or David being just a boy when he killed Goliath? He had already killed a lion and bear before that, and big Saul’s armor fit him.
>What about “Doubting Thomas”? The other apostles refused to believe before they saw Jesus alive again. More, when Jesus wanted to go to Jerusalem, his apostles said no, but Thomas said, “Let us go to Jerusalem so we may die with him.”
>Or everyone going inside the temple to worship? Only priests were allowed inside the building. Commoners worshiped in the courtyard.
>Or Bethlehem being a little town? It was a fortified walled city.
What excitement to read the Bible for yourself and discover its treasures for yourself. Open it. Read it. Be delighted.