Thursday, April 28, 2011


Photo, River to Asia, By Richo.Fan


(Ezekiel 47)

It will be turned into a museum

The building will stand-historic

God will not be found

There; He will not be seen bound

Earth and brick and mortar

Dead and stoic

A monument to what was

God has left the structure

Because . . .

They never knew Him

The cup is empty

From bottom to brim

He poured out over the threshold

Out, and unto His own

For His people to know and behold

This is the new temple

Gone is the old

God will never be confined

Behind stone that is dead and cold

© 2010, Robbie Pruitt

Ezekiel 47: 1-2

“Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side.”

John 2:13-25

“The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; you shall not make my Father's house a house of trade." His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for thy house will consume me." The Jews then said to him, "What sign have you to show us for doing this?" Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?" But he spoke of the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken. Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs which he did; but Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men and needed no one to bear witness of man; for he himself knew what was in man.” (John 2:13-24) (Commentary and devotional here)

1 Corinthians 3:16

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps He wrote them a letter first, as to Laodicea or Ephesus. But He always finds the faithful. Good poem, Robbie.