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The Book of Ezekiel – Part 7

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THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL — PART 7


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  1. Ezekiel Chapter 7:
    AN END has come for the Land of Israel

  2. MAIN THEME SEVEN IN THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL:
    FIRE


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Ezekiel Chapter 7 (Ezekiel 7)

1) Ezekiel is told that

AN END has come for the Land of Israel. (Eze 7:1-3)

(Eze 7:6) (Gen 6:13) (Deut 32:30) (Lam 4:18) (Jer 51:13) (Amos 6:8)

(Amos 8:2) (Amos 8:10) (Isa 24:1-6) (Nahum 1:9) (1 Peter 4:7)

2) Ezekiel is told that

God will send His anger upon Israel. (Eze 7:3b)

(Deut 4:25) (Deut 6:15) (Jos 23:16) (2 Sam 6:7) (1 Kings 15:30)

(1 Kings 16:33) (Jer 7:20) (Eze 5:13) (Eze 7:8) (Eze 6:12)

3) Ezekiel is told that

God will Judge Israel according to their ways. (Eze 7:3-4)

(Eze 16:23) (Eze 18:30) (Eze 33:20) (Eze 36:19)

(Isaiah 3:11) (Rev 20:12-13)

4) Ezekiel is told that

God will Not Spare Israel. (Eze 7:4a)

(Eze 7:9a) (Eze 5:11) (Eze 8:18) (Eze 9:10) (Eze 24:14)

(Jer 13:14) (Zech 11:6)

5) Ezekiel is told AGAIN by God that

God will recompense the ways of Israel for their abominations.

(Eze 7:3-4) (Eze 7:9) (Eze 9:10) (Hosea 9:7)

6) Ezekiel is told AGAIN by God

that through God’s Judgements Israel will KNOW God.

(Eze 7:4d) (Eze 7:27) (Eze 6:7) (Eze 6:10) (Eze 6:13) (Eze 12:20)

7) Ezekiel is told that

an EVIL only EVIL has come. (Eze 7:5)

(2 Kings 21:12-13) (Jer 44:27) (Daniel 9:12) (Matt 24:21)

8) Ezekiel is told AGAIN by God that

the END has come. (Eze 7:6)

(Jer 24:9-10) (2 Peter 2:3)

9) Ezekiel is told by God that

the MORNING of God’s Judgement has come. (Eze 7:7a)

(Psalm 101:8) (1 Thess 5:3)

10) Ezekiel is told by God

— THAT THE DAY OF TROUBLE IS NEAR. (Eze 7:7b)

(Eze 7:12) (Eze 12:25) (Eze 30:3) (Isa 22:5) (Zeph 1:14-16)

11) Ezekiel is told by God

— That SHORTLY God will pour out His Fury on Israel. (Eze 7:8a)

12) Ezekiel is told by God that

God WILL HAVE NO PITY ON ISRAEL. (Eze 7:9a)

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13) Ezekiel is told by God that

Israel will KNOW that God is the Lord who has SMITTEN them.

(Eze 7:9a)

(Isa 9:13)

14) Ezekiel is told by God

one of the Key reasons for God’s Judgement on Israel. (Eze 7:10)

“Pride hath budded”

(Eze 3:9) (Eze 28:1-2) (Prov 14:3) (Prov 16:18) (Isa 28:1) (Dan 4:37)

(James 4:6)

15) Ezekiel is told by God that

UNJUSTIFIED VIOLENCE was occurring in Israel. (Eze 7:11)

(Jer 6:7) (Isa 59:6-8) (Jer 6:7) (Amos 3:10) (Micah 2:2)

16) Ezekiel is told by God that

NONE of the Violent;

NONE of the Rebellious;

NONE of the Prideful will remain. (Eze 7:11)

17) Ezekiel is told by God that

there will be NO Wailing for those who perish in God’s Judgement.

(Eze 7:11)

(Jer 16:4-6) (Jer 25:33) (Jer 22:18-19) (Psa 78:64)

18) Ezekiel is told by God that because of God’s Judgement

— Normal trading and commerce would cease to be possible.

This would bring great hardship and grief to both the seller and the buyer

and in fact would be a disaster for the whole nation.

(Eze 7:12)

19) Ezekiel is told by God that

because of God’s Judgements of various kinds

a huge impact would be caused upon multitudes

causing many to be without strength. (Eze 7:12-13)

20) Ezekiel is told by God that a trumpet blows to mobilize Israel’s army

— But no-one listens to the trumpet just as no-one listens to God.

(Eze 7:14)

21) Ezekiel is told about the sad state of Jerusalem because of sin. (Eze 7:15)

  1. War outside the city.
  2. Famine and disease inside the city.

(Jer 14:18) (Jer 15:2-3)

Ezekiel Indicates signs of Repentance on behalf of Some:

1) There will be

mourning because of individual sin. (Eze 7:16) (Eze 9:15) (Jer 31:9)

2) There will be

weakness because of the guilt of sin. (Eze 7:17) (Eze 21:7)

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3) There will be

repentance indicated by the sackcloth. (Eze 7:18a)

(Amos 8:10) (Eze 27:31)

4) There will be

horror as the enormity of their sin hits home. (Eze 7:18b)

5) There will be

shame amongst God’s people because of their sin. (Eze 7:18c)

6) There will be

shaving of heads because of sin. (Eze 7:18d)

7) There will be a recognition

of the limitation of worldly goods and treasures. (Eze 7:19)

  1. Gold and Silver will not be able to deliver from God’s Wrath.
  2. Gold and Silver will not Satisfy a Man’s spiritual needs.
  3. Gold and Silver had become in many ways a stumbling block
    and a trigger to further sin.

(Prov 11:4) (Zep 1:8)

Ezekiel Indicates That

despite The Fact That Some Show Signs Of Repentance,
Many In Fact Will Continue In Their Sin
And Reap The Consequences Of Their Sin.

1) Ezekiel tells us that

many had beautiful Jewelry

— But used it to make detestable idols and vile images. (Eze 7:20a)

2) Ezekiel tells us that

God will cause the people to hate their wealth

as they misused it for idolatrous means (Eze 7:20b).

3) Ezekiel tells us that

the wealth of God’s people will be given to their enemies

some of which were the most wicked nations on earth;

and these enemies would defile the wealth of God’s people. (Eze 7:21)

(2 Kings 24:13) (2 Kings 25:13-16)

4) Ezekiel tells us that

God’s people need to be prepared to be put into chains

which is what invading nations will do to the people of God

because of the awful sin of God’s people.

(Ezekiel 7:22-24)

*** Notice here that God will turn His eyes from His people

whilst all this is happening to them — (Eze 7:22) ***

(Eze 18:17)

5) Ezekiel tells us that

TERROR and TREMBLING will overcome God’s people.

(Eze 7:25a)

6) Ezekiel tells us that

God’s people will look and search for Peace

— But will be unable to find it. (Eze 7:25b)

(Isa 57:21) (Isa 59:8-12) (Jer 8:15-16)

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7) Ezekiel tells us that

Calamity will follow Calamity for God’s people. (Eze 7:26a)

(Jer 4:20) (Micah 3:6) (Lev 26:18) (Lev 26:21) (Lev 26:24)

(Lev 26:28) (Deut 32:23)

8) Ezekiel tells us that God’s people

will look in vain for a prophet of God. (Eze 7:26b)

9) Ezekiel tells us that God’s people will receive

NO TEACHING from the priests and

no direction from their leaders. (Eze 7:26c)

10) Ezekiel tells us that the King and Leaders

will stand helpless,

and weep in despair as a consequence of God’s people’s sin. (Eze 7:27a)

11) Ezekiel tells us that God’s people

will be overcome with fear because of their sin. (Eze 7:27b)

12) Ezekiel tells us that God’s people

will be Judged by God according to their ways.

“I will do unto them after their way”

(Eze 7:27c)


MAIN THEME SEVEN IN THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL:

FIRE

Introduction:

The subject of FIRE with its different aspects and characteristics
is a prominent theme throughout the book of Ezekiel.

Some of the key points are as follows:

1) Fire is often depicted in Ezekiel

as Emanating from God. (Eze 1:4-5)

2) Fire is often depicted in Ezekiel

as associated with LIGHT. (Eze 1:13) (Eze 1:27)

  1. Appearance of Lamps.
  2. Bright.
  3. Lightening.

3) Fire is often depicted in Ezekiel

as an instrument of destruction. (Eze 5:2) (Eze 5:4)

4) Fire is often depicted in Ezekiel

to coincide with the appearance of Heavenly beings.

(Eze 8:2) (Eze 1:27)

5) Fire is often depicted in Ezekiel

as an instrument of God’s Judgement. (Eze 5:2)

(Eze 5:4) (Eze 10:2) (Eze 10:6-7) (Eze 16:41) (Eze 38:22)

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6) Fire is often depicted in Ezekiel as being

used against God’s unfruitful people. (Ezekiel 15:1-8)

7) Fire is often depicted in Ezekiel as being

associated with Child Sacrifice. (Eze 16:20-22)

(Eze 20:26) (Eze 20:31) (Eze 23:37)

8) Fire is found in Ezekiel to be

an integral part of the parable concerning Jerusalem

The Parable of the Wasted Vine. (Eze 19:10-14)

9) Fire is found in Ezekiel to be

part of the destruction of Jerusalem

which is prophesied under the Name of a Forest. (Eze 20:45-49)

10) Fire is found in Ezekiel to be

associated with the wrath of God. (Eze 21:31-32)

(Eze 22:20-21) (Eze 22:31)

11) Fire is found in Ezekiel to be

associated with Satan. (Eze 28:14-18)

12) Fire is found in Ezekiel to be

an instrument that God also employs to Judge Pagan Nations.

(Eze 30:8) (Eze 30:14) (Eze 30:16) (Eze 39:6)

13) Fire is found in Ezekiel to be associated with

the Jealousy of God. (Eze 36:5) (Eze 38:19)

14) Fire is found in Ezekiel to be associated with

the Burning Of Weapons. (Eze 39:9-10)

15) Fire is found in Ezekiel to be associated with

the future Kingdom Temple. (Eze 46:23)