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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

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Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

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Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God

 

Ezra 9:8-10
Revival: But now for a brief moment.

English Old Testament Bible

Ezra Outline and Contents

Ezra: Rebuilding the Temple

Paul J. Bucknell


Ezra: Introduction | Short outline || Extended outline | Study notes/questions | Revival Ezra9:8-10

Revival from God is our only hope.

Ezra 9:8-10 Revival: But now for a brief moment describes the five precious steps of grace trying to bring us to a humble and repentant life as well as full renewal.

BUT NOW FOR A BRIEF MOMENT Ezra 9:8

 

"But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the Lord our God, (8a)

to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our
bondage. (8b)

For we are slaves; yet in our bondage, our God has not forsaken us, but has extended lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, (9a)

to give us reviving to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem. (9b)

And now, our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Thy commandments." (10)

A. Catching the Momentous Opportunity (8)

• for a brief moment
• grace has been shown from the Lord

Are we watching?

B. Defining God’s Gracious Purposes (8)

to leave us an
escaped
remnant

to give us
a peg in
His holy
place

that our
God may
enlighten
our eyes

(to) grant us a
little reviving
in our
bondage.

Are we observing?

C. Recognizing Our Humble Circumstances (9-10)

For we are slaves (to the kings of Persia)
Yet in our bondage
Forsaken They commandments

Are we silent before Him?

D. Further Defining God’s Good Purposes (9b)

to give us
reviving to raise
up the home of
our God

to restore
its ruins

to give us a
wall in
Judah and
Jerusalem

Are we motivated to do His will?

E. Determining Our Response to Him (10)

And now, our God, what shall we say after this?

Will you and I now rightly respond to Him?