EZEKIEL The Prophet-Priest Scythians ASSYRIA Medes Babylon Jerusalem (Chaldeans) Carchemish Babylon Nebuchadnezzar Jerusalem Pharaoh Neco Josiah dies at Megiddo and is replaced by his Megiddo son Jehoahaz Jerusalem (Josiah) Pharaoh Josiah Jehoahaz Eliakim Mattaniah (Jehoiakim) (Zedekiah) Jehoachin (Jeconiah) Three Deportations to Babylon First 605 B.C. Jehoiakim left in power Sons of nobility Deportation by Nebuchadnezzar including Daniel taken hostage Second 597 B.C. Jehoiakim and Nobility, warriors Deportation Jeconiah both deposed and craftsmen and Zedekiah placed taken on throne Third 586 B.C. Zedekiah deposed and All the inhabitants Deportation Gedaliah left as of Jerusalem and governor surrounding areas taken 620 610 600 590 580 570 560 Jehoahaz Jehoiachin Josiah Babylonian Captivity Amos Zedekiah Jerusalem Joel? Obadiah? & Temple Destroyed Jeremiah Daniel Habakkuk Ezekiel Fall of Nineveh Jeremiah Ezekiel Daniel His ministry began His ministry began His ministry began in the reign of with the Second with the First Josiah Deportation Deportation The Weeping Prophet of Hope Prophet of the Prophet Nations Main focus on the Main focus upon the land nations Prophesied to the Prophesied to the Prophesied to the Jews of Jerusalem Jews by the River Chaldeans in Chebar Babylon Writes from Writes from Mesopotamia Jerusalem - Mentions Daniel Mentions Jeremiah three times Ends with the fall of Ends with a vision of Ends with a Jerusalem a future temple promise of future resurrection 1:1 25:1 33:1 God’s Judgment on Oracles against Oracles of Judah the Nations Salvation Ezekiel's Call (1) Ammon Ezekiel Oracles of Judgment (3- Moab commissioned 7) Edom as a watchman Visions in the Temple (8- Philistia (33) 11) Tyre Oracles of Oracles of Judgment (12- Sidon Restoration 14) Egypt (34-37) Parables & Pictures (15- Gog & Magog 19) (38-39) Oracles of Judgment 20- Glorious 23) Temple (40-48) Parables & Pictures (24) Message of Message of Judgment Restoration Glory of the Lord 1-7 revealed 8-12 leaves The ark of covenant Threshold of the temple East Gate Hills of Olivet 40-48 RESTORED Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 1 Chronicles 28:18 ...the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD Daniel 7:9 I kept looking Until thrones were set up, and the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, its wheels were a burning fire Ezekiel 1:4 And as I looked, behold, a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire Ezekiel 1:5-7 And within it there were figures resembling four living beings. And this was their appearance: they had human form. 6 Each of them had four faces and four wings. 7 And their legs were straight and their feet were like a calf's hoof, and they gleamed like burnished bronze. Ezekiel Revelation Figures resembling Four living creatures four living beings (4:6-7) Face of a man Like a lion Face of a lion Like a calf Face of a bull Face like a man Flying eagle Face of an eagle (1:8-10) VISION Faces Lion – king Ox- patient servant Eagle – heavenly Man Wheels – God always in motion Eyes – God see’s all Meaning of the Vision God is the God over all life, whether wild animals or domesticated animals or birds of men And each one had four faces. The first The wheels are a picture of the mighty face was the face of a cherub, the second face power of God.was the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle (Ezekiel 10:14). Ezekiel 2:8-10 “Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.” 9 Then I looked, behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it. 10 When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back; and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe. Ezekiel 3:1-3 Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach, and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth. Scroll eaten What does this mean? Ezekiel 3:22-27 Speak what I tell you to speak Exegesis vs Isogesis Signs Ezekiel 4-7 4 signs Sign of the Brick (siege ) Laying on right side (390 days) then layin Ezekiel 10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD. Ezekiel 11:23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood over the mountain which is east of the city. Ezekiel 26:2-3 Son of man, because Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem, “Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has opened to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,” 3 therefore, thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.” Alexander the Great of Macedonia, 332 B.C. Tyre Prophecy of Tyre Many nations will come against Tyre (26:3). Her walls and towers will be broken down (26:4). The debris of the city will be removed (26:4). Nebuchadnezzar will attack (26:7). Stones and timbers thrown into the water (26:12). Tyre will be a bare rock and a place for spreading of nets (26:14). The city will not be rebuilt (26:14). Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord God, "You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. Ezekiel 28:13 "You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz, and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx, and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise, and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared. Ezekiel 28:14-15 14 You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created, Until unrighteousness was found in you. Ezekiel 28:16 By the abundance of your trade You were internally filled with violence, And you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane From the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the stones of fire. The King of Tyre He was in Eden, the garden of God (28:13). He was created (28:13). He was the anointed cherub (28:14). He was on the holy mountain of God (28:14). Ezekiel 34:11-13 For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land. Ezekiel 37:1-2 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 And He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. Ezekiel 37:3-6 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, Thou knowest.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, „O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.‟ 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones, „Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. 6 And I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin, and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.‟” Ezekiel 37:11-12 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, „Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.‟ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, „Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel Ezekiel 37:13-14 Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. 14 And I will put My Spirit within you, and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it,” declares the LORD.‟” Ezekiel 34:14-16 I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down in good grazing ground, and they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest,” declares the Lord God. 16 “I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken, and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment.” Ezekiel 34:17 And as for you, My flock, thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and the male goats.” The Glory of the Lord ( Review) Ezekiel sees the glory of the presence of the Lord within His temple (8:4). The glory of God is seen at the doorway to the temple (9:3). It next leaves the doorway and moves out to the Eastern Gate (10:18). It moves completely out of the city of Jerusalem: And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood over the mountain which is east of the city (Ezekiel 11:23). Chapter 40 - 48 Vision of the restored temple Literal vs. spiritual I will sprinkle clean water You will be clean I will cleanse you From all of your idols I will give you a new heart of flesh Your stone heart will be removed I will put My Spirit in you Chart by Timothy Tores Cause you to walk in My statutes and observe My ordinance Ezekiel’s Vision John’s Revelation A Temple within the City The New Jerusalem Ezekiel is taken in this John is carried in the vision to a very high Spirit to a great and high mountain (40:2) mountain (21:10) A man uses a rod to An angel measures the measure the city with a rod (21:15-17) dimensions of the temple (40:5-ff) The entire temple area The entire city is a is a perfect square perfect cube (21:16) (42:15-20) Ezekiel’s Vision John’s Revelation A Temple within the City The New Jerusalem The presence of the No need of sun or moon glory of the Lord enters because the Lord the temple (43:3-4) illumines His city (22:5) No foreigner is Nothing unclean and no admitted into the unbeliever is allowed into temple (44:9) the city (21:8, 27) A river of water flows A river of the water of life out of the temple comes from the throne of (47:1) God (22:1) Ezekiel’s Vision John’s Revelation A Temple within the City The New Jerusalem There are a total of 12 There are 12 gates to the gates around the city city (21:21) (48:30-34) The name of the city The throne of God shall shall be: “The Lord is be there (22:3) there” (48:35). Ezekiel 43:4-5 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate facing toward the east. 5 And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.