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My name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God, there is nothing better than to do the work for my Lord. The things that I do out of service is, this blog which keeps us in daily study of the word of God, and Journey in praise Broadcast on periscope, my handle is @WilhelminaLundy it airs Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays 7pmest. If you don’t have periscope you can find the segment on the journey in Praise Facebook page @journeyinpraise.Ok Lets get into the new book Ezekiel.
Ezekiel Chapter 1
Ezekiel call and commission
Ezekiel begins the chapter saying; when he was in his thirtieth year of life, on the fifth day, of the fourth month he was by the Kebar river , the heavens opened up and he saw visions of God. The time was also the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s exile. the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of Babylonians, there the hand of the lord was upon him.
Ezekiel says; I looked, and saw a wind storm coming out of the north, an immense cloud was flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire, looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. They looked like a man, but each of them had four faces ,and four wings. Their legs were straight; their feet were like a calf and gleamed like burnish bronze, under their wings they had hands of a man. All four of them had faces and wings, and their wings touched. Each one went straight ahead, and they did not turn as they moved.
As I am reading the description of Ezekiel’s vision, I automatically went back to Daniel chapter 10:5. In his vision, he was by the bank of the Tigris river, he saw a vision of a man in white linen, and a gold belt. his face like lightning his eyes like flaming torches. In the book of Job it says that God spoke to Job from the storm. Ezekiel was about to get a message from God.
Ezekiel begins to describe the faces of the creatures. he says that one of them had a face of a man, one the face of an ox, one of a lion, and one an eagle.(the amplified bible says no matter which way the turned they had the face of a man in front.) the face of the lion was on the right side and the face of the ox on the left, all four had the face of the eagle at the back of their head. their wings were stretched upward. Ezekiel says that each creature had two wings one touching the wing of another being and two wings covering its body ( here’s a visual I found for you guys to the right) and each went straight forward, where ever the spirit was about to go, they went without turning their bodies . Among the living beings, was something that looked like burning coals of fire. like torches moving back and forth amung the beings. The fire was bright and lightning was flashing, the beings moved rapidly back and forth like the flashes of lightning. Ezekiel says that when he looked at the beings he saw a wheel on the ground beside each of the four, the wheels sparkled like chrysolite, and the four of them looked alike.each was like a wheel intersecting each other (see the picture on the left) the wheels also did not turn.
The book of Ezekiel says; when the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved, and when they rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. where ever the spirit would go, they would go. it says above there heads was what looked like an expanse. ( see photo to the left) the NIV Bible says it was sparkling like ice, and awesome, the being wings were stretched out one toward the other under the expanse, and each had two wings covering the body. Ezekiel says when the beings moved their wings sounded like rushing water, like the sound of an army. when they stood still they lowered there wings. Then there came a voice over their heads as they stood with lowered wings, in the expanse was what looked like a throne of sapphire,and high above was a figure like a man. Ezekiel says that from his waist up he looked like glowing metal ( Daniel called it burnished bronze : polished bronze) and from there down he looked like fire and a brilliant light surrounded him. this was the appearance of glory, Ezekiel says he fell facedown, and heard the voice of one speak.
As I am writing this I am blown away. The Ox, the Lion, and The eagle lets break this down when we were in Job and God was speaking ( if you are new scroll down to Job 38) the Ox, I said Lord God make me a servant like the ox allow me to till the ground and bring in harvest of grain for you Lord God. the ox is a faithful servant (Job 39:9). The Lion, Lord give me hunger of a lion. God made the lions hunger strong, to match his strength and only God can satisfy it (Job 38: 39) The eagle allow me to have the sight of the eagle seeing anything that may try to harm,my faith or tempt my righteousness (Job 39:27). Glory to God Thank you Lord for you Holy Order Had we note done the bible study in obedience we would not know this Hallelujah!!!!!!