Text: Ezekiel 19:1-14 “And fire has gone out from the stem of its shoots, has consumed its fruit, so that there remains in it no strong stem, no scepter for ruling. This is a lamentation and has become a lamentation” (verse 14, ESV). Power over people is never just political or economic power, for true[…]

Text: Ezekiel 18:1-32 “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself” (verse 20, ESV). Now that Israel[…]

Text: Ezekiel 17:1-24 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: As I live, surely it is my oath that he despised, and my covenant that he broke. I will return it upon his head” (verse 19, ESV). When any Christian takes an oath and promises to do something, God is always a witness. Jesus said, ‘let[…]

Text: Ezekiel 16:1-63 “I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD, that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord GOD” (verses 62-63, ESV). God’s[…]

“Though they escape from the fire, the fire shall yet consume them, and you will know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them” (verse 7). Out of a fire, one must come either burned or injured in some way. Israel has been in the fire already; so why is more[…]

Text: Ezekiel 14:1-23 “… that the house of Israel may no more go astray from me, nor defile themselves anymore with all their transgressions, but that they may be my people and I may be their God, declares the Lord GOD” (verse 11, ESV). In the Christian life we have a new radical way of[…]

Text: Ezekiel 12:1-28 “And I will spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my snare. And I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, yet he shall not see it, and he shall die there” (verse 13, ESV). This text is the direct prophecy of the Exile in[…]

Text: Ezekiel 11:1-25 “Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and who give wicked counsel in this city; … v.4 Therefore, prophesy against them; prophesy, O son of man”, (verse 2, ESV). The prophet is now instructed to rebuke and prophesy against the foolish and stubborn leaders in Jerusalem, in those last[…]

Text: Ezekiel 10:1-22 “Fill your hands with burning coals from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city”, (verse 2). Chapter 9 was painful enough with the immense slaughter and loss of life. But here it continues, for a Christ-like figure is told to scatter coals of fire given by Yahweh’s Angels. These coals[…]

Text: Ezekiel 9:1-11 “Then he said to me, “The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice”, (verse 9, ESV). In this horrific chapter, Jerusalem is judged by six Angels. The shocking thing is, that Sodom and Gomorrah were judged[…]