December 21st. Some know it as the Winter Solstice, or the longest night of the year. In our household, it's my husband's birthday celebration. When celebrating the Jesse Tree, it's another story.
Day 21 Ornament - A brick wall.
Day 21 Scriptures - Nehemiah 1:3, 2:18, 6:15, Malachi 3:1; (for all the events of the building of the wall read all of Ezra and Nehemiah) and
Revelation 22:20 - "He who gives witness to these things says, Truly, I come quickly. Even so come, Lord Jesus."
The Old Testament and New Testament tie the story together by explaining the significance of the wall that represents the Wall of Jerusalem. At one time, there was a wall that encompassed the entire city of Jerusalem. Because God's people would not obey, God allowed bad armies to tear down the Wall of Jerusalem, and all the people were taken as slaves into different places and lands. But, God promised Judah to bring them back to their land. After they returned, the second Temple was completed under Zerubbabel. True worship was restored in Jerusalem in 486 B.C. Under Nehemiah's leadership, the Wall of Jerusalem was completed in 435 B.C. Following this prophesy in Malachi, there was silence from the prophets for 400 years waiting for the New Covenant to be fulfilled.
Read more in Matthew 11:10; Mark 1:2 and Luke 1:76 and Luke 7:27.
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