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Ezekiel chapter 17 The eagles and a vine
The Lord to Ezekiel to make a picture and tell the house of Israel a parable. The Lord wanted Ezekiel to tell them about an eagle with powerful wings came to Lebanon. He took off the top of a cedar and carried it to a land of merchants, and planted in a city of traders. He took some of the seeds of their land and planted it in fertile soil where there was a lot of water. It became a low spreading vine which produced branches with leafs on them.
The study bible and the amplified bible says that the eagle here represents Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. Sometimes when we are about to go through something or going through something God will let what we think our worst fear come in and take over. yet it’s our set up for our come up if we just be still.
verse 7 – 10
The Lord tells Ezekiel to say but there was another great Eagle, and the vine sent out his roots toward him for water, from where it was plotted. the vine had already been planted in good soil around a lot of water so that it can produce good fruit and become a splendid vine. The Lord tells Ezekiel to say to them Will the vine thrive? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it withers? All of its new growth will wither, when the east wind blows ( Hot dry wind blowing off of the desert).
this parable reminds me sometimes we may not be in the place that we want to be but we will be in the place that we will learn the most. trying to find water somewhere else and we are surrounded be water that we think isn’t good enough. let’s move on
verse 11 -15
The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel and says to Ezekiel ask them if they still don’t know what these things mean?He says that the King of Babylon went to Jerusalem and carried off her king and nobles, he took a member of the royal family and made a treaty with him, putting him under oath. He also carried away the leading men of the land, so that the kingdom would be brought low, unable to rise again, surviving only by keeping his treaty. But the king rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt to get horses and a large army. will he succeed? will he who does such things escape? Will he break the treaty and yet escape?
To answer the Lords questions we learn from the vine that he will wither from the blow of the east wind. It makes me think of the saying your word is your bond. know matter what you don’t like about the circumstances if you make an agreement them you stay true to your word. all a man as is his word it describes his character.
verse 16- 24
The Lord says as surely as he lives, he shall die. In the land of the king who put him on the thrones whose oath he despised and whose treaty he broke. The Lord has Ezekiel tell the house of Israel that Zedekiah ( the member of the royal family that Nebuchadnezzar put on the throne) will die because he did not keep his word he despised the oath by breaking the covenant. He gave his hand in a pledge, he made an agreement, and the Lord says he shall not escape. The says that he will bring his oath on the head of Zedekiah and he will be caught in the Lords net.The Lord says he will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment upon him, the sword and the survivors will be scattered to the wind. At the end of this chapter the Lord says that he will break off the top of a cedar and plant it at the top of the mountain and it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar birds of every kind will nest in it, they will find shelter in the shade of its branches.
If you remember in chapter 16 yesterday we learned that the Lord said that Jerusalem lovers will tear her apart and he will let them so trying to plot against Nebuchadnezzar was going against the Lords convent. What he said would happen to Jerusalem God is not a man that he shall lie. The end of the chapter’s parable was God letting Israel know that Jesus will be coming and he will be the everlasting covenant between God and Jerusalem.
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