Ezekiel

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“‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves” (Ezekiel 37:12 NKJV).

November 18, 2020

THE AMAZING PROMISE OF RESURRECTION Ezekiel was called to prophesy to the Jewish exiles in Babylon and those scattered throughout the nations. This was a time when Israel has ceased to exist as a nation. In the national sense, it was dead. So, this resurrection prophecy might first be considered symbolic of a day when

“Speak, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God'” (Ezekiel 29:3 NKJV).

November 14, 2020

THE LORD’S NEWSPAPER BOY This was God’s instruction to His prophet Ezekiel as he was given a word from the Lord for Egypt and its pharaoh. This is still the instruction God gives to all His prophets. They are to speak saying, “Thus saith the Lord God.”   The late Evangelist Billy Graham was known

“And in the morning the word of the Lord came to me” (Ezekiel 12:8 NKJV).

November 5, 2020

HAS THE WORD COME TO YOU? Rising up in the morning, Ezekiel was filled with the Word. No internet, no morning news, no ESPN updates, or emails, no personal plans, just the Word. The Word came to him and there was no room for anything else. His day was decided because the Word had come

“Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears. And go, get to the captives, to the children of your people, and speak to them and tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ whether they hear, or whether they refuse” (Ezekiel 3:10-11 NKJV).

November 1, 2020

HAVE YOU RECEIVED GOD’S WORD INTO YOUR HEART? When God gave a word to Ezekiel, he was instructed to receive it into his own heart, before sharing it with other people. This is still the best instruction for those that would answer the call to be preachers and teachers of God’s Word. They should always

“Your people are saying, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right,’ but it is they who are not doing what’s right” (Ezekiel 33:17 NLT).

November 16, 2019

WHEN A PEOPLE ACCUSE THE LORD OF WRONG When a people lose their fear of the Lord and begin to lift their own judgments above His, that nation will not long survive. The prophet Ezekiel warned the people of Judah to repent. Yet they responded by accusing God of injustice rather than repenting themselves. Today,

“Son of man, with one blow I will take away your dearest treasure. Yet you must not show any sorrow at her death. Do not weep; let there be no tears” (Ezekiel 24:16 NLT).

November 12, 2019

DO YOU LOVE THE LORD MORE THAN THESE? The Lord gave the prophet Ezekiel, whom He often referred to as the “Son of man,” a prophecy concerning the coming death of his wife. He further instructed him not to mourn for his wife because he was to be a sign to those who would see

“I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one” (Ezekiel 22:30 NLT).

November 10, 2019

WILL THE LORD FIND SOMEONE TO STAND IN THE GAP? The Lord told the prophet Ezekiel that He had looked for someone to “stand in the gap” of the wall surrounding Israel, but found no one. The physical walls surrounding Jerusalem were still standing at this time, but the spiritual walls were already breached. It

“I gave them over to worthless decrees and regulations that would not lead to life” (Ezekiel 20:25 NLT).

November 9, 2019

WHEN GOD GIVES A PEOPLE OVER TO WORTHLESS LAWS Many have struggled with the meaning of this verse. Some have wondered whether God was saying that He had given some bad laws to His people. Yet, the Bible says that God’s law is “perfect” (Psalms 19:7). Others have suggested that God was referring to the

“Son of man, these leaders have set up idols in their hearts. They have embraced things that will make them fall into sin. Why should I listen to their requests?” (Ezekiel 14:3 NLT).

November 5, 2019

IDOLATRY OF THE HEART HINDERS PRAYER There is a type of idol that is unseen, but is just as surely built and worshiped in the human heart. This idol of the heart comes between us and God. Those elevated to leadership must recognize their particular vulnerability to this type of idolatry. These idols are not

“Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately” (Ezekiel 3:17 NLT).

November 2, 2019

WHO ARE THE WATCHMEN FOR OUR TIME? God called Ezekiel to be a prophet and a “watchman” for Israel. A “watchman” was to keep watch over the camp during the night to sound a warning should danger appear. Ezekiel’s “watchman” duties however, were to keep watch to warn his people of sin and judgment, and