John 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.John 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.John 1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
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.Parable of the tree- Ezekiel
.A high- tender branch comes down
.It is planted [in death] and becomes a great tree
.A type of Jesus- came down from a high place- laid aside his glory- born of a virgin [dry branch] rose again- and ascended inot heaven
.This Branch spreads into the whole earth- the Kingdom come
.The message of the Cross is seed too
.What is the missing ingredient? I teach it at the end of the video- Sunday sermon- link above]
This Sunday I taught on the verses from the Mass [added below in the verses section as well]
From the prophet Ezekiel we read-
Ezekiel 17:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent:
Ezekiel 17:23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.
We call this a Messianic prophecy-
God will take a ‘high’ branch- a tender one- in verse 24 we read that this ‘dry tree’ will grow.
In Isaiah Jesus is the Root that springs forth from a dry ground-
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Speaking of his virgin birth. [Some sites see here https://corpuschristioutreachministries.blogspot.com/2021/07/sunday-sermon-text_11.html ]
In Philippians we read that Jesus left his high position of glory- and humbled himself and became obedient unto death- even the humiliating death by crucifixion-