24 May 2020 Sunday Morning Service
12:21 The word of the LORD came to me:
12:22 “Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’?
12:23 Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.’ Say to them, ‘The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.
12:24 For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel.
12:25 But I the LORD will speak what I will, and it shall be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, you rebellious house, I will fulfill whatever I say, declares the Sovereign LORD.'”
12:26 The word of the LORD came to me:
12:27 “Son of man, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.’
12:28 “Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD.'”
2:18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
2:19 He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
2:20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:
2:21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”?
2:22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
2:23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.