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Ezekiel Chapter 11 Judgment on Israel leaders
Ezekiel says then the spirit lifted him up and brought him to the gate of the house of the Lord that faces east. There at the entrance of the gate were 25 men and Ezekiel saw them Jaazaniah son os azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people. the Lord said to Ezekiel ” Son of man,these are the men who are plotting evil and giving wicked advice to the city. They say , ‘will it not soon be time to build houses? This city is a cooking pot and we are the meat’.Therefore prophesy against them; prophesy, son of man.
Now is the time for Ezekiel to do his work for the Lord, after seeing all that was going on that was against God in chapter 8 and 9.
verse 5 -12
Ezekiel then says that the spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he told him to say: This is what the Lord says :That is what you are saying, O house of Israel, but I know what is going through your mind. You have killed many people in the city and filled the street with the dead.
Ezekiel says therefore this is what the Lord says: the bodies you have thrown there are the meat and this city is the pot, but I will drive you out of it. you fear the sword and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will drive you out of the city and hand you over to foreigners and inflict punishment on you. you will fall by the sword , and I will execute judgment on you at the boarders of Israel. and you will know that I’m the Lord, for you have not followed my decrees or kept my laws but have conformed to the standards of the nations around you.
we forget that God sees all, we can’t hide from him. The Israelites thought in all they were doing God wasn’t watching. sometimes when we want to get away with doing what the father would not like we sike our minds up to believe that he isn’t watching. The best thing we have is forgiveness Salvation. Thank you Jesus.
Ezekiel says now as I was Prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then Ezekiel fell facedown and cried out in a loud voice “Ah Sovereign Lord! will you completely destroy the remnant of Israel?” Ezekiel said the word of the Lord came to him: Son of man, your brothers , your brothers who are your blood relatives and the whole house of Israel – are those of whom the people of Jerusalem have said, They are far away from the Lord; the land was given to us as our possession.
Could you imagine prophesying in obedience and saying what God wanted you to say and then somei=one dropping dead. How do you handle that. How can you come back from that. With God that’s how.
Promised return of Israel
The Lord tells Ezekiel to say: This is what the sovereign Lord says; Although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.’ Therefore say; This is what the Sovereign says I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered and bring you back from the land of Israel again. they will return to it and remove all vile images nd detestable idols. I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God. But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their vile images and detestable idols, I will bring them down on their own heads what they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.
The Lord says he’s going to bring back the jews in captivity because the are faithful to him and did not fall in to the ways of the many nations and the ones that did will fall on their heads. that is what happens now those that do not keep a relationship end up falling many times not knowing or understanding why they just keep falling and those whose have a relationship with the Lord fall and learn the lesson and teach the lesson.
verse 22 – 25
Ezekiel says then the cherubim, with the wheels besides them, spread their wings, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them. The Glory of the Lord went up from within the city and stopped above the mountain east of it. The spirit lifted me up and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia in the vision given by the spirit of God. Ezekiel says then the vision he had seen went up before him, and he told the exiles everything the Lord had shown him.
This chapter shows us that God will take away the things that are not of us and make us new. just as he did with Israel.
Now for the Important part, If you are looking for salvation you can google, download the free bible app or turn your bible to Romans 10:9 Confess with your mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you shall be saved. get in to the word and begin a relationship with the Sovereign God.