November 19

November 19

 

Ezekiel 20-21

 

There’s a Judgment Day Coming on Judah             Ezekiel 4-24, cont’d.

 

Ezekiel 12-24          Reasons & Certainty of Judgment through Object Lessons, Messages, a Proverb, and Parables, cont’d.

 

Ezekiel 20:1-32-A Review of Israel’s History of Unfaithfulness & God’s Faithfulness

Ezekiel 20:1-It is August, 590 B.C. When the elders of Israel come to ask for God’s counsel, He is flabbergasted.  Over and over throughout their history they have asked for His counsel and then not followed it.  And yet, here they are again.  So, God tells Ezekiel to remind them of their previous times of rebelliousness.  Ezekiel reviews the history of Israel and how God preserved them despite their rebellion against Him…

  • rebellion in Egypt (:5-9)
  • journey from Egypt to Kadesh-barnea (:10-17)
  • in the wilderness (:18-26)
  • entry in Canaan (:27-29)
  • Ezekiel's generation (:30-32).

 

Ezekiel 20:33-44-The Coming Judgment of Unbelieving Jews in the Tribulation

These verses describe the coming judgment of the Jews who will be living at the conclusion of the Tribulation.  God is going to judge the Jews in such a way that He will glean from among them those that are true and obedient.  He will bring these into the Millennial Period.

 

Ezekiel 20:45-49-Ezekiel prophesies the judgment on Israel as being a fire that consumes everything in its path. It will thoroughly purge the people of sin.

 

Ezekiel 21:1-32-A Prophecy of the Coming Attack of Babylon

He prophesies the attack of Babylon...using a shining sword.

 

Prayer: Lord, thank You for forgiving me of my sins.  Not just the sins of the past…but my sins of the present.  Thank You that You don’t give up on me…but You are faithful, even when I am not.  Even when I sin…You forgive me and Your Spirit gently woos me back to You.  Thank You, Lord…that Your mercy and grace and love…are greater than all of my sins.

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