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The Book of Ezekiel – Part 13

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THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL — PART 13


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  1. PART ONE: THE MESSAGE AGAINST SIDON.

    (Ezekiel 28:20-24)

  2. PART TWO: THE REGATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE.

    (Ezekiel 28:25-26)

  3. THE GREAT VISION AND PROPHECY CONCERNING
    THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES

    (Ezekiel 37:1-14)


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PART ONE:

THE MESSAGE AGAINST SIDON

Ezekiel 28:20-24

Background:
It appears Sidon which was Tyre’s close neighbour to the north was guilty of the same Pride, Arrogance and Ruthlessness which Tyre had towards Judah God’s people. This prophecy delivered by Ezekiel was triggered by Sidon’s awful treatment of God’s people.

(Judges 10:12)

1) Ezekiel was to prophecy Against Sidon. (Eze 28:20-21)

(Eze 6:2) (Eze 25:2) (Eze 29:2)

2) Ezekiel was to remind Sidon that God is the Sovereign Lord.

(Eze 28:22a)

The term — “Lord GOD” indicates this

and is used here to remind all that he is in charge of making the decisions.

(Psalm 135:6) (Psalm 115:3) (Isaiah 46:10) (Daniel 4:35) (1 Sam 2:10)

(2 Chron 20:6) (Job 9:12) (Acts 5:39)

3) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

— That God is their Enemy. (Eze 28:22b) “I am against thee”

(1 Sam 28:16) (Isa 63:10) (Lam 2:4-5) (Ex 23:22) (Jeremiah 21:13)

(Jeremiah 50:31) (Eze 5:8) (Eze 21:3) (Eze 26:3) (Eze 29:3) (Eze 29:10)

(Eze 38:3) (Nahum 2:13) (Nahum 3:5)

4) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

that God reveals and displays His GLORY by What He Does. (Eze 28:22c)

“In this case through His Judgements upon Sidon”

(Eze 39:13)

5) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

that God will bring Judgement against them. (Eze 28:22d)

“When I shall have executed Judgements in her”

(Psalm 9:16) (Eze 30:19)

6) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

that God will reveal and demonstrate His HOLINESS amongst them. (Eze 28:22e)

“And shall be sanctified in her”

(Ex 20:41) (Lev 10:31) (Eze 36:23)

7) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

that by observing what God does to them

— Everyone watching will KNOW and LEARN

(Come to understand and realize)

that God is the Lord. (Eze 28:22f)

(Ex 14:4) (Isaiah 37:20)

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8) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

that God will send a Plague against them. (Eze 28:23a)

(Eze 38:22) (Eze 5:2) (Eze 14:19) (Lev 26:25) (Numbers 14:12)

(Deut 28:21) (Jeremiah 14:12) (Jeremiah 21:6) (2 Samuel 24:15)

(Amos 4:10)

9) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

that God will allow blood to be spilled on their streets.

(Eze 28:23b)

(Eze 38:22)

10) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon that God’s ordained attack on them

will come from EVERY Direction.

(Eze 28:23c)

“Upon her every side”

11) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

that its people will lie slaughtered within its walls. (Eze 28:23d)

12) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon a 2nd time

that through God’s Judgement

everyone will know that God is the Lord.

(Eze 28:23e)

“And they shall know that I am the Lord” (Eze 28:22)

13) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon

that NO LONGER will they mock; scorn;

or be a thorn in the flesh for God’s people Israel.

(Eze 28:24a)

(Num 33:55) (Judges 23:13) (Judges 2:3) (Eze 2:6)

14) Ezekiel is told to tell Sidon a 3rd time

that through God’s actions against them

they will KNOW the Lord.

(Eze 28:24b)


PART TWO:

THE REGATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE

Ezekiel 28:25-26

1) God says he will Regather His people

from the nations where they have been scattered.

(Eze 28:25a)

(1 Chron 16:35) (Psalm 106:47) (Micah 2:12) (Zephaniah 3:20)

(Isaiah 27:12) (Jeremiah 31:10) (Psalm 147:2) (Isaiah 56:8) (Eze 39:27)

(Psalm 107:2-3) (Isaiah 54:7) (Eze 39:28) (Deut 30:3-4)

(Isaiah 11:11-12) (Jeremiah 29:14) (Jeremiah 32:37) (Eze 11:17)

(Eze 20:34) (Eze 34:13) (Eze 36:24) (Eze 37:21) (Isaiah 43:5)

(Jeremiah 31:8)

2) God says He will demonstrate and make known His Holiness

through His people so that all the Pagan nations round about will see.

(Eze 28:25b)

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3) God says that when He has regathered His people

they will live in their own Land which He gave to His servant Jacob.

(Eze 28:25c)

4) God says that when He has regathered His people

and they are returned to their own Land

they will live securely. (Eze 28:26a)

(Deut 12:10) (Deut 33:12) (Jeremiah 32:37-38)

5) God says that when He has regathered His people

and they are returned to their own land

they will build houses again and plant vineyards again.

(Eze 28:26b)

6) God says that when He has regathered His people

and they are returned to their own land

they will dwell there with confidence.

(Eze 28:26c)

7) God says that when He has regathered His people

and they are returned to their own land

they will be fully aware that God has comprehensively Judged the Pagan nations surrounding their land because of the way these nations had despised God’s people.

(Eze 28:26d)

8) God says that when He has regathered His people

and they are returned to their own land

His people will know that the Lord God is the Sovereign God.

(Eze 28:26e)

(Ex 6:7) (Eze 37:13-14) (Ex 16:12) (Ex 29:46) (1 Kings 20:13 (Isa 60:16)

(Eze 20:42)


THE GREAT VISION AND PROPHECY CONCERNING

THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES

EZEKIEL 37:1-14

Introduction:

1) This is primarily a prophecy concerning ISRAEL’S RESTORATION.

2) This is one of the Strongest SALVATION passages in the whole of the Old Testament

— It is full of profound SPIRITUAL TRUTHS.

POINT ONE: Ezekiel’s vision of his world reminds us that

THINGS ARE THE SAME TODAY:

(Ezekiel 37:1-2)

a) The World Full Of Bones. (Eze 37:1)

**** Pictures the Spiritually Dead ****

b) Very Many. (Eze 37:2)

**** In an Open Valley Going to Hell **** (Matt 7:13-14)

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c) Very Dry (Eze 37:2)

**** A Picture Of Christians Not Living For God

— Only Half Hearted About Their Faith

— Worldly Minded ****

(Rev 3:15-16)

POINT 2: Ezekiel’s vision reminds us that

ONLY GOD CAN MAKE THE UNBELIEVER COME ALIVE SPIRITUALLY

(Eze 37:5) (Eze 37:14)

“When a Person becomes a believer the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within their heart and they become alive”

(1 Cor 3:16) (Eph 1:13-14) (Rom 8:9) (John 3:3) (John 3:5)

POINT 3: Ezekiel’s vision reminds us that

A PERSON CAN KNOW GOD:

(Eze 37:6) (Eze 37:13a)

“Incredible thing that we can both know ABOUT God
but more importantly we
can KNOW GOD PERSONALLY
— Only a Christian can know God in this way through Jesus Christ”

POINT 4: Ezekiel’s vision reminds us

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PERSON IS GENUINELY SAVED:

(Eze 37:7)

A Tremendous Change”

  1. Once Dead — Now a person becomes Alive.
  2. Becoming a Christian is a LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
    — It Shakes a person up.

“This verse uses two words to describe it”

  1. NOISE — Also means Thundering.
  2. SHAKING — Also means Earthquake.

*** THE DISCIPLES WERE TRANSFORMED WHEN THEY GOT SAVED ***

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POINT 5: Ezekiel’s vision reminds us that

ONLY THE CHRISTIAN IS REALLY LIVING:

(Eze 37:10)

1) “And they LIVED and STOOD UP upon their feet”

See Also: (John 10:10)

2) “The NON Christian knows NOTHING ABOUT REAL LIVING

— According to the bible they are only Two Thirds alive.

POINT 6: Ezekiel’s vision reminds us that

THE CHRISTIAN HAS A SPECIAL ETERNAL HOME.

(Eze 37:14)

1) “And I shall place you in your OWN LAND

2) The Christian looks for a different country and a different home. This world is only temporary

— All the great saints looked forward to going to their true home or land. (Hebrews 11:13-16)

POINT 7: Ezekiel’s vision reminds us that

A CHRISTIAN KNOWS GOD ALONE HAS CHANGED THEM.

(Eze 37:14)

1) Then shall ye KNOW that I the Lord have spoken it AND PERFORMED IT.

“And they give GOD alone the glory”

**** If a person does not KNOW they have been Changed

— Born Again —

— We can be sure they are not saved ****

POINT 8: Ezekiel’s vision reminds us that

THE UNBELIEVER’S (spiritually dead bones)
ARE MADE ALIVE BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD.

(Eze 37:4)

1) Prophesy — Hear the word of the Lord. (Rom 10:17)