Archive for December 2014

Ezekiel 43 The Reason For The Season

Ezekiel prophesies that the “glory of the God of Israel” would come through the “the gate that faces toward the east”.  That gate today is closed, but one day will be opened so that Messiah, Jesus the Christ, can enter through it again.  The voice of God released an intensity of glory so that the…

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Unto Us A Child Is Born, A Son Will Be Given

What an incredible, hope instilling prophecy Isaiah pens under inspiration of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 9:6, 7).  In these two verses, the prophet unveils the essence for Messiah’s coming, the Lord Jesus Christ.  In the midst of these words, names that would reveal His mission and message are given.  Then and even now, people often…

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Ezekiel 42 Priests Unto the Lord

In addition to specifics by which the Temple was to be constructed “according to plan”; including the entrances, walls, inner and outer courts; there are two things that stand out. There were specific guidelines as to what could be worn by the priests when they entered into the “holy chamber”, which couldn’t be taken into…

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Ezekiel 41 No Need Too Small

The detail given in this chapter of the re-construction of the Temple parallels that of when Solomon’s Temple was constructed. Each of us needs to remember that God not only knows each and every detail of our lives, but more importantly He cares about them.  His care is demonstrated through the provision to meet every…

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Ezekiel 40 Sons of Zadok

The balance of Ezekiel deals with what some have referred to as Ezekiel’s Temple, which in almost every instance was a replica of Solomon’s Temple.  This vision of the temple to be reconstructed was given 25 years into the 70 year prophecy that Israel would be held captive and 14 years after Jerusalem had been…

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Ezekiel 39 God’s Face Isn’t Being Hidden Anymore

Keep in mind that there is the “near future” and the “distant future” that prophetic declarations often have.  There are parallels between this portion of scripture and that found in Revelation 20; the “distant future” from Ezekiel’s day, after the millennial during which time Satan is bound and Christ reigns with the saints. The “near…

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Ezekiel 38 God Always Has the Last Word

There is no doubt that this particular chapter is and has been a source of controversy for many years, as it deals with a nation, Magog, and an alliance with Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.  There is no historical evidence that any of these nations existed at that time; there are historians that feel Magog represents…

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Ezekiel 37 Let Us Be One!

This is perhaps the most often referenced passage of scripture from Ezekiel’s prophetic book, the resurrection and resuscitation of “dry bones”.  Undoubtedly refers to Judah and Israel, in a time that appeared hopeless and uncertain as to their future.  In the midst of this malaise, the prophet brings a word of hope and encouragement. Ezekiel’s…

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Ezekiel 36 The Present Day Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Ezekiel, prompted by the Spirit of God, delivers an incredible message of hope and encouragement that we can glean insight and application for our present day walk with the Lord. The destruction and captivity of Judah/Jerusalem/Israel, paved the way for their neighbors to enter the land to take control and with the expectation that God’s…

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Ezekiel 35 Sow Righteously

Ezekiel resumes the prophetic destiny of the Edomites, who had been perpetual thorns in the side of Israel and Judah since the time of their grandfathers, Jacob and Esau.  What precipitated this discourse was due to the Edomites’ consistent and persistent harassing and tormenting of Israel and Judah.  Not merely on occasion, but over the…

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