"1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, 2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. 4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem."
Genesis - Part 14
The lesson on May 26, 2019 was part 14 of the "Genesis" study. Wayne opened up the lesson honoring Memorial Day in America. He researched the number of casualties by war and found that the Civil War had so many casualties that you can add all the dead from every other war up until the Vietnam war to exceeded those that were killed in America's Civil War. He emphasized that Americans should definitely exercise their right to vote because of the cost of American lives has been given to secure your right to vote. Wayne liked the movie "Saving Private Ryan" which does a good job showing the cost to families when their children have been sent to fight a war to secure our rights. Wayne then proceeds to provide a recap of his previous lessons on the Temple and continued to major on the Temple and how we are associated with the Temple within the Mystery. Especially how it connects us back to Eden and the tree of life. Wayne took time to take us through Ezra and Nehemiah which provided more detail around the Temple. The scripture reading was from Ezra 1:1-4 KJV