Ezekiel

God hardens Ezekiel’s heart, tasks him to deliver prophetic message to the house of Israel (Ezekiel 3:4 – 3:15)

After indicating his acceptance of God’s task by eating the scroll, Ezekiel is told to go to the people of Israel and tell them what he has seen. God emphasized that even though the message should be clear to the people, they would not be willing to listen because they…
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Ezekiel

Ezekiel’s first vision – four living creatures accompany a prophetic message from God (Ezekiel 1:1 – 1:28)

When Ezekiel was 30 years old, in the late spring or summer of the year, he was living among the exiles by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. It was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin when the word of God came to Ezekiel.…
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Ezekiel

Detailed outline of the book of Ezekiel – oracles of judgment against nations, judgment and consolation for Israel

Oracles of Judgment against Israel (chs. 1–24) Ezekiel’s Inaugural Vision (chs. 1–3) Overwhelming display of the glory of the Lord (ch. 1) Ezekiel’s call to be a prophet (2:1—3:15) God delivers a scroll for Ezekiel to eat (2:1 - 3:3) Ezekiel’s task as watchman (3:16–21) Restraints on Ezekiel’s prophetic ministry…
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