I pray that you all are doing well in God, and that he is physically showing you that he is the living God. we are in the twelfth chapter on Ezekiel and God has been teaching. In Ezekiel we are learning that God will show us exactly what he wants from us, how he wants to executed. It won’t necessarily be the greatest thing, sometimes it can be prophesying against the ugly, against our love ones. what we must learn is that it’s our faith that pushes us to be Godobedient.
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Ezekiel Chapter 12
The Exile symbolized
verse 1 -6
Ezekiel says, that the word of the Lord came to him and said; Son of man, you are living among rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are rebellious people. Therefore son of man, pack your belongings for exile and in the daytime. As they watch, set out and go from where you are to another place. perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house. The Lord tells Ezekiel that in the day time while they watch take out his belongings packed for exile and dig through the wall and take his belongings through it. the Lord tells Ezekiel to put them on his shoulder and carry them out while they watch, at dusk. He tells him to cover his face so that he wont see the land, the Lord says that he has made Ezekiel a sign to the house o Israel.
When God is ready he will take us out of the place that he is ready to move us from, and he will make us a sign for someone else. He uses us to teach and to warn. remember in the first chapter when we learned that he wants us to speak the warnings and if they listen they will be saved if they don’t listen they will die and if we don’t speak the warning the blood is on our hands. If Ezekiel doesn’t follow instructions, he will have to deal with what is meant for the house of Israel. when we don’t move yes it will go left real quick.
verse 7 – 11
Ezekiel says he did as told, during the day he brought his things packed for exile. he says then in the evening he dug through the wall with his hands. He took his belonging out at dusk, carrying them on his shoulder while they watched. In the morning the Lord asked Ezekiel if anyone of the house of Israel ask him what he was doing. the Lord tells Ezekiel to say to them, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: This oracle concerns the prince in Jerusalem and the whole house of Israel who are there. say to them I am a sign to you. As I have done , so it will be done to them. they will go into exile as captives.
when we are carrying our burdens, and preparing to learn our lessons as christians we sometimes will go through our troubles in front of others. Ezekiel was showing the house of Israel what they will be going through and they still didn’t bother to concern themselves with what he was doing. We sometimes go through thing in front of others as a warning to the person who really needs the message, to show them how to deal with what’s to come or prepare for what’s to come. a rebellious person is going to mock before they ask questions out of concern. Glory to God.
verse 12 – 16
The rest of the Lords message was that, the prince among them will put his things on his shoulder at dusk and leave , a hole will be dug in the wall for him to go through. He will cover his face so that he cannot see the land. I will spread my net for him and he will be caught in my snare; I will bring him to Babylonia ,the land if the Chaldeans, but he will not see it, and there he will die. I will scatter to the winds all those around him – his staff and all his troops – and I will pursue them with drawn sword. They will know that I am lord, when I disperse them and scatter them among the countries. but I will spare a few of them from the sword, famine, and plague, so that in the nations where they go they will acknowledge all their detestable practices. Then they will know that I am Lord.
Some he will spare so that they can give testimony and say bless the Lord.
verse 17 – 20
Ezekiel says, the Lord says son of man, tremble as you eat your food, and shudder in fear as you drink your water. say to the people of the land. This is what the sovereign Lord says about those living in Jerusalem and in the land of Israel: They will eat their food in Anxiety and drink their water in despair, for their land will be stripped of everything in it because of the violence of all who live in there. The inhabited towns will be laid waste and the land will be desolate. Then you will know I am Lord.
I just want to say, when we have built a relationship with God, and take on our assignment. our walk and actions will be those of what God wants to teach. How can we teach faith if we don’t walk in it? How can we give warnings, if we haven’t gone through it. Ezekiel had to show exactly what was coming. The Lord will show ,and then it will come. If you know him you will be prepared, if you don’t then you’re going to be caught off guard.
verse 21 – 29
Ezekiel says, that the word of the Lord came to him: Son of man what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel:The days go by and visions come to nothing? say to them This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel. say to them, the days are near when every vision will be fulfilled. For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel. But the Lord will speak what I will, and it shall be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, you rebellious house, I will fulfill whatever I say, declares the sovereign Lord.
Ezekiel says the word of the Lord came to him Son of man, the house of Israel is saying , The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about distant future. Therefore say to them, this is what the sovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer whatever I say will be fulfilled declares the sovereign Lord.
The Job of a prophet can be hard, I am learning that in this chapter. yes as a prophet you take on the pain of others, the struggle, the ache, the famine. as I was writing this blog I realized the lesson was more deep than the Exile of the house of Israel I realized it was a lesson for those that call themselves prophets of those who God has called to be prophets but have not stepped in to the prophetic I suggest you build a strong foundation in faith is that’s where you are going. as a prophet you take on every battle physically that’s what this chapter tells us. Please don’t fear that, because her’s something that we learn also is that you will also stay in the presence of the Lord.
Now for the Important Part, If you are looking for Salvation. 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 and you shall be saved, stay in your bible study the word and allow God to reveal himself to you. God Bless you