What Days are These?

Well, I haven’t posted in month. I’ve been back in the office two days after a three month sabbatical. And now I’m getting cranky. We’re scheduled to sing this Sunday, “Days of Elijah” a worship song by Robin Mark. Here are the words:

These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
‘Prepare ye the way of the Lord!’
Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it’s the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes.
These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
These are the days of the harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!

There’s no God like Jehovah.
There’s no God like Jehovah!

Copyright © 1997 Daybreak Music Ltd.

I’m put off a little. These are not the days of Elijah nor are they the days of Ezekiel. Matthew writes in his Gospel, (Matt 11:11) “I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” So, if you can bear it, anyone in the church is greater than Elijah or Ezekiel. Why? Because we enjoy that for which they hoped but did not receive: salvation through the Gospel of Jesus and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit who convicts, calls, renews, counsels, empowers…. Indeed, “In the past God spoke to our forefathers in piece-meal ways, but in these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son….”

These aren’t the Days of Elijah nor Ezekiel. These are the Days of the Kingdom of Heaven — the days in which all things are made new.

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