Today we start a new section in Ezekiel. You are going to love it. However, I want to go back and reread Chapter 3. Click here for it.
At the beginning of chapter 3 Ezekiel is told to eat the scroll. Everything that comes out of his mouth is straight from the Word of God. He is going to warn the people about judgement coming to Jerusalem and to the surrounding nations. He is a messenger and is told…”they may not listen to you…but that is not your job”. Your job is to speak truth. He also commissions him to go to the already exiled people and give them a message. That is where we will begin for this last part of Ezekiel.
10 And he said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you. 11 Go now to your people in exile and speak to them. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.”
He was then lifted up and saw the visions for 7 days of God on His Sapphire Throne!
16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.
From this day forward everything that came out of his mouth was from the Lord.
27 But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’ Whoever will listen let them listen, and whoever will refuse let them refuse; for they are a rebellious people.
You may have picked up on this – every time Ezekiel spoke it said: “the word of the Lord came to me”.
Warning: I will be unleashed for the rest of the Old Testament. Some of my favorite chapters are coming up. If reading the Bible and the posts are too much….Just read the Bible. You don’t need the posts. The rest of the month looks like this:
- We have 7 days left in Ezekiel. We are changing the channel to End Times News Cast.
- Sept. 13th: Joel
- Sept. 14th: Daniel (not sure I am ready to study that!)
- Sept. 18th: Ezra (wait, what? we only get 4 days for Daniel!)
- Sept. 20th Haggai
- Sept. 21st Zechariah
- Sept. 23rd Esther
- Sept. 26th Nehemiah
- Sept. 30th Malachi
- Oct. 1 NEW TESTAMENT
September 30th at night I will have to cram in the 400 years of what happens in “Silence” between Malachi and Jesus’ birth. Lord have Mercy!