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The Book of Ezekiel – Part 3

Calvary Baptist Church—SOTB–The Book Of Ezekiel–Part 3

1. Message One: Further Information On Ezekiel’s call In Chapter 3

2. Message Two: The Supernatural Activity in Ezekiel Chapter 3

3. Message Three:
The Power and Reality of God’s message to Ezekiel.
(Eze 3:15)

4. MAJOR THEME 3 IN THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL:
EZEKIEL AS THE WATCHMAN


Ezekiel Chapter 3 (Eze 3)


Message One:

Further Information On Ezekiel’s call In Chapter 3:

1) Ezekiel was to

take the word of God to himself. (Eze 3:1) (Eze 2:8)

(Deut 8:3) (1 Peter 2:2) (Matt 4:4) (Job 23:12) (Jeremiah 15:16)

2) Ezekiel required

the help of God so that he could understand God’s word. (Eze 3:2)

(Psalm 81:10) (Psalm 119:131) (Psalm 119:12) (Psalm 119:18)

(Psalm 119:73) (Psalm 119:125) (Psalm 119:27) (Psalm 119:34)

(Psalm 119:169) (Luke 24:45) (1 Cor 2:14) (1 Cor 2:12-13) (John 16:12-15)

3) Ezekiel was to

fully consume the word of God. (Eze 3:3a)

“And FILL thy bowels with this roll that I give thee”

*****All believers need to be FILLED with the things of God*****

(Acts 2:4) (Ex 31:3) (Ex 35:35) (Psalm 81:10) (Phil 4:18) (1 Cor 4:8)

(John 6:12) (Col 1:9)

4) Ezekiel was to

discover that the word of God was sweet — sweet as honey. (Eze 3:3b)

(Psalm 119:103) (Prov 16:24) (Prov 24:13-14) (Psalm 19:10) (Rev 10:9)

5) Ezekiel was to

preach to God’s people—The House Of Israel. (Eze 3:4)

(Eze 2:3) (Eze 3:5) (Eze 3:7) (Eze 3:17) (Eze 4:3-5) (Eze 5:4) (Eze 6:11)

(Eze 8:6) (Eze 8:10-12) (Eze 9:9)

“Along with many other instances in the book of Ezekiel”

6) Ezekiel was told

that IF God had sent Ezekiel to other people rather than God’s people (The Nation Of Israel), the other peoples would have been more likely to listen and take heed. (Eze 3:6)

(Matt 11:24) (Matt 12:41-42) (Rom 9:30-33)

7) Ezekiel was told

in no uncertain terms the condition of God’s people (Eze 3:7):

a) They will not listen to Ezekiel or God.

b) They will not obey Ezekiel or God.

c) They are impudent and stubborn of heart.

d) They are rebellious. (Eze 3:9c)

(Eze 2:4) (1 Sam 8:7) (Jer 5:3) (Jer 25:3-4) (Jer 44:4-5) (Luke 13:34)

(Luke 19:4) (John 5:40-47)

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8) Ezekiel was told

by God that God had made him Hard, and bold.

This was required for Ezekiel to face the crowd. (Eze 3:8-9)

(Eze 2:6) (Jer 1:18) (Isa 50:7) (Jer 15:20) (Micah 3:8)

9) Ezekiel was told

God had made him harder than a diamond.

— This was required for any possible success to happen. (Eze 3:9a)

10) Ezekiel was told

not to fear the people he was to preach to: (Eze 3:9b)

(Deut 1:7) (Phil 1:28) (Deut 1:29) (Deut 7:18) (Deut 7:21) (Deut 3:22)

(Deut 31:6) (Joshua 10:8) (Joshua 11:6) (Num 14:9) (Num 21:34)

(1 Sam 23:17) (Psalm 49:16) (Jer 1:8) (Deut 20:1) (Neh 4:14) (Matt 10:26-28)

11) Ezekiel was told

not to allow the people he would preach to to cause him to become dismayed or discouraged. (Eze 3:9)

(Heb 12:3) (Rev 2:3) (James 1:2-4) (James 1:12) (Rom 12:12) (John 16:33)

(Joshua 1:9) (Psalm 27:14)

12) Ezekiel was instructed to (Eze 3:10)

  1. Receive ALL God’s words.
  2. To Listen to ALL God’s words.

(Job 22:22) (Prov 8:10) (Prov 19:20) (Luke 8:15) (1 Thess 2:13)

13) Ezekiel was told

to go to the Jewish captives in Babylon. (Eze 3:11)

***Note–He knew exactly what his calling was***

(Eze 2:7) (Eze 3:27) (Eze 33:2) (Acts 20:26-27)


Message Two:

The Supernatural Activity in Ezekiel Chapter 3

1) The Spirit lifted Ezekiel up. (Eze 3:12a)

(Eze 3:14a) (Eze 8:3) (Eze 11:1) (Eze 11:24) (Eze 43:5)

“God LIFTED up other people in the scripture”

(2 Kings 2:1) (Daniel 8:18) (Psalm 75:7) (1 Sam 2:8) (Psalm 145:14)

(Psalm 146:8) (Psalm 41:10) (Jonah 2:6) (Psalm 30:1) (2 Sam 22:49)

(Psalm 18:48) (Psalm 27:6) (Psalm 3:3) (Psalm 113:7) (Luke 1:52)

2) Ezekiel heard

a voice behind him like a great rushing wind. (Eze 3:12)

(Rev 1:10) (Rev 1:15)

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3) Ezekiel heard

that this voice was Praising God. (Eze 3:12)

4) Ezekiel heard

again activity from the four living creatures. (Eze 3:13)

5) Ezekiel had

the hand of the Lord firmly upon him. (Eze 3:14b)


Message Three:

The Power and Reality of God’s message to Ezekiel. (Eze 3:15)

“And I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days”

Ezekiel was:

— Astonished
— Stunned
— Appalled
— Overwhelmed
— Sorry
— Disheartened
— Dumbfounded
— A fixed determined silence:

*** By this act Ezekiel was

— contemplating the great power of the visions he had seen
— and also indicating deep sympathy with his people’s afflictions ***

A period of silence like this was not completely unheard of in the Bible:

(Lam 3:28) (Lam 1:1) (Isa 3:26) (Job 2:13)


MAJOR THEME 3 IN THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL:

EZEKIEL AS THE WATCHMAN

1) Ezekiel The Watchman

is called by God. (Eze 3:17)

(Eze 33:2-9) (Heb 13:7) (Isa 21:6-8) (Isa 52:8) (Isa 62:6) (Jer 6:17)

(Jer 31:6) (Hab 2:1) (Song of Songs 3:3)

2) Ezekiel The Watchman

is made by God. (Eze 3:17)

“I have made thee a watchman”

(God alone CALLS and makes people his servants)

(Ex 3:4) (Rom 1:1) (Rom 1:7) (Rom 8:28) (1 Cor 1:24) (Heb 5:10)

(1 Peter 5:10)

3) Ezekiel The Watchman

was to go to the House of Israel. (Eze 3:17)

4) Ezekiel The Watchman

was to Listen to God’s word. (Eze 3:17)

5) Ezekiel The Watchman

would be issuing a message of warning. (Eze 3:17)

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6) Ezekiel The Watchman

has an awesome responsibility to the spiritually lost. (Eze 3:18)

a) If Ezekiel neglects his witnessing responsibility

the lost sinner will die in their sins.

b) If Ezekiel neglects his witnessing responsibility

the blood of the lost sinner will be required at the hand of Ezekiel.

“But his blood will I require at thine hand”

7) Ezekiel The Watchman

will NOT be accountable if he faithfully warns the spiritually lost.

(Eze 3:19)

“But thou hast delivered thy soul”

(Acts 18:6) (Eze 33:8-9) (Acts 20:26-27)

8) Ezekiel The Watchman

also has a responsibility to warn the Righteous. (Eze 3:20)

(1 John 5:16-17)

9) Ezekiel The Watchman

can be used of God to set the backsliding believer back on a Godly path. (Eze 3:21)

10) Ezekiel The Watchman

had a Personal Relationship with God. (Eze 3:22)

“And I will talk with thee”

(Num 11:17) (Zech 1:9) (Rev 4:1) (Rev 17:1) (Rev 21:9)

11) Ezekiel The Watchman

needed an experience of God’s Glory to encourage him (Eze 3:23)

(Ex 16:7) (Lev 9:6) (Num 20:6) (Isa 6:1) (Eze 44:4) (Eze 8:4)

(Eze 43:2-5) (2 Cor 3:18) (Psalm 97:6) (Isa 40:5) (Num 14:10)

(Isa 60:19-20) (Luke 2:9) (Acts 7:55)

12) Ezekiel The Watchman

needed the Holy Spirit to accomplish his calling.

(Eze 3:24)

13) Ezekiel The Watchman

was to spend time with God alone. (Eze 3:24)

“Go, shut thyself within thine house”

(Matt 6:6) (John 20:19) (John 20:26)

14) Ezekiel The Watchman

was to speak GOD’S WORD ALONE and not his own thoughts.

(Eze 3:25-27)

(Eze 24:27) (Luke 1:20-22)