Pardon from God for great sin is a silencer to all our pride. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. The very treasures that God had given them, they desecrated to the making of idols; and God calls’ this a spiritual harlotry, turning aside from the one true God, who was the Husband of the nation, to follow after false gods. Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. 1. Scripture: Ezekiel 16:44-54, Leviticus 18:6-30, Deuteronomy 32:32-33, Jude 1:7 Denomination: Christian/Church Of Christ The Danger Of High Places Series Ezekiel had already written that God would gather His people, cleanse it with clean water from their filthiness and from all their idols, put a new spirit within them and put His spirit within them (Ezekiel 36:25-27). 1.--"Who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." There was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple: Led back to the door of t… I. Ezekiel 1-24 : Prophecies concerning Jerusalem's Destruction, The Glory of Jehovah departs from the Temple, Abasement and Exaltation of the House of David, Aholah and Aholibah (or: Oholah and Oholibah), II. Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, Infinite mercy makes men ashamed of their sinfulness. And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 16:3. Now it happened, while I was prophesying, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Daniel. The glory of Jehovah, which is the visible sign of God's presence with His people Israel, plays an important role in Ezekiel. Direct references from the book of Ezekiel cannot be shown in the New Testament. According to Ezekiel 1:3 the prophet, together with King Jehoiachin, and many noble of the people of Judah had been brought to Babylon in the second deportation in 597 BC. This is why the Messiah's appearing (His first and His second coming to this earth) is not described. Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; The work of the Lord Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit have made marvelously glorious “broidered work” for our spiritual adornment. Ezekiel 16:35-58.-Having thus made Jerusalem to "know her abominations" (Ezekiel 16:2), the prophet proceeds to announce the doom which must inevitably follow such a career of wickedness. Ezekiel 16:3 and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem, "Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. Book Overview - Ezekiel by Arend Remmers. Ezekiel 16:24 Parallel Commentaries. In his book Ezekiel gives 13 exact dates for his prophecies. Commentary. But the cloud reappears at the end of the book and will dwell in the new temple of the millennium. Charles Spurgeon: The Primary Meaning of Ezekiel 37. “Pelatiah may have been the leader of those who scoffed at God’s word (vv. And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so. Ezekiel mentions the cloud in the following references: chap. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible. That poor poverty-stricken nation increased and multiplied till, in the days of David and Solomon, it was of high repute among the nations, and exceedingly rich and wealthy. It gives a truly awful picture of the sin of Israel, and heaps up most dreadful descriptions of the way in which the people turned aside from God. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side. Bible > Commentaries > Sermon ... Ezekiel 12:27.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. Ezekiel originated from the priestly family of Aaron (Ezekiel 1:3). In some places the NT prophecy goes further than what had been revealed in the OT. The umbilical cord, by which it received all its nourishment while in the womb, being no longer necessary, is cut at a certain distance from the abdomen: on this part a knot is tied, which firmly uniting the sides of the tubes, they coalesce, and incarnate together. Then I fell on my face and cried with a loud voice, and said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Text: Ezekiel 37:1-10. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. Ezekiel 16:1-2. Should the reason for it be that the book does not speak in such detailed manner of the glory of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah? In contrast to Jeremiah, Ezekiel arranges his prophecies in clear manner under the guidance of the Holy Spirit (who is mentioned extremely often in this book; e.g. If thou beginnest to worship thy wealth, thy health, thy children, thy learning, or anything that God has given thee, this is exceedingly provoking to the Most High; it is a breach of the marriage covenant between thy soul and God. Chapter 33. You remember that Pharaoh tried to destroy all the male children of the captive Israelites. I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. Bible Commentaries Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible ... Ezekiel 37:15-16. I confess that, after reading to the end of this chapter, I am astonished to think that it should close as it does. We neither find any references to the book in the NT but remarkable parallels (see paragraph on Peculiarities). And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. After he was taken captive he lived in his own house in Tell-Abib by the river Chebar and he was esteemed by the Jews who had been taken into captivity, for they went to see him more than once (Ezekiel 8:1; Ezekiel 14:1; Ezekiel 20:1). His death was a foretaste of what a… It is an amazing instance of the immutable love of God, Turn to the 60th verse. We may however see an allusion to Ezekiel in John 3 where the Lord Jesus is speaking to Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, about the necessity of the new birth. The ungodly think that, for God to forgive great sin will be to give a license to it, but the Lord knows that it is not so. Lamentations. Several striking similarities exist between Ezekiel and the book of Revelation: Ezekiel 1:5; Ezekiel 1:10; Ezekiel 1:26; Ezekiel 1:28 - Revelation 4:2-7 - the Throne of God, Ezekiel 3:3 - Revelation 10:9-10 - the eating of the Little Book, Ezekiel 8:3 - Revelation 13:14 - the image, Ezekiel 9:4-6 - Revelation 7:3 - the seal, Ezekiel 10:1-8 - Revelation 8:1-5 - the censer filled with fire, Ezekiel 38:2 - Revelation 20:8 - Gog and Magog, Ezekiel 40 - Revelation 21 - the New Jerusalem, Ezekiel 47:1-12 - Revelation 22:1-2 - the River and the Tree of Life. The whole chapter is a graphic picture of the way in which Israel and Judah went after false gods, and forsook the only living and true God. Ezekiel was commended to pray – to boldly prophesy to the Spirit – calling on the Spirit to come upon those upon whom the word of God has worked. Chapter 16. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. Daniel mainly describes the history of the four great prophetic world empires, that is the "time of the nations" (compare with Luke 21:24) whereas Ezekiel describes the events before and after Jerusalem's treading down. Strangely, my soul, art thou array’d By the great Sacred Three! viii. Ezekiel was married; his wife passed away on the day Jerusalem was assaulted (chap. 33 - 48). Many of these expositions were published at the end of his weekly sermons in The Sword and The Trowel. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Abraham, the father of the nation, came from beyond the flood; but here, because of the sin of the people, God attributes their birth to the place of their settlement rather than to that chosen and noble man. I spread my skirt over thee - I espoused thee. I spread my skirt — Espoused thee, as Ruth 3:9.. There was a day when we seemed polluted, and cast away, and left to perish; but God in great mercy passed by, and said unto us, “Live.”. 18). Ezekiel 16:52 Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. Both recall their sad condition to the apostate people; both prophesy the downfall of the kingdom of Judah and Jerusalem's destruction but also the final restoration in the millennium. November 22, 2010 by Lynda O. Chapter 34. Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, This is a very necessary command, for unless men know their disease they will not apply to the great Physician. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. Even so has God dealt with us; he “hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” We who, a little while ago, were cast out as helpless and worthless, he hath greatly enriched with heavenly treasure. Their habits were so evil that there was little choice between the Israelites and the Amorites and Hittites whom God had smitten in his wrath. Ezekiel 33-48 : Prophecies on Israel's Restoration, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible, : Prophecies against Seven Neighbouring People. We never dare open our mouths again because of our shame; yet the blessed silence of a grateful heart makes true music before the throne of God, and when the Lord opens our lips, then our mouth shall show forth his praise. In sweetest harmony of praise Let all thy powers agree.”. We are God's servants on behalf of souls. There are 47 days til Easter! His prophecies are interspersed with many pictures and symbols as well. Well does good Dr. Watts sing,-“. Text Commentaries by C. H. Spurgeon Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), often known today as the Prince of Preachers, began his pastorate at London's New The souls of our world are desolate and dead as winter; it is the will of God that a spring-time should be brought out in their history, that they should become verdant and flourishing as the garden of the Lord. Adam Clarke Commentary. How wondrously the Lord did all this for us! Ezekiel 16:6-7. Then Ezekiel announces the judgments over the neighbouring people (chap. 24:1. One explanation is that Ezekiel is talking about his own age (compare with Numbers 4:3; 1 Chronicles 23:3). The glory is represented as a cloud that is resting in the sanctuary of the temple (compare with Exodus 40:35; 1 Kings 8:10-11). DEVOTIONALS ON EZEKIEL FROM SPURGEON'S FAITH'S CHECKBOOK. Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 the Last Week after Epiphany. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. The book of Ezekiel is the third in a row of the so-called four Major Prophets. Ezekiel 38 – The Defeat of Gog and Defense of Israel A. Yahweh draws Gog to attack Israel. Entered into a covenant — This was done at mount Sinai, when the covenant between God and Israel was sealed and ratified. And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 13:7. As soon as ever the Israelites grew rich and powerful, they began to build altars to the false gods. The first part shows the condition of the people that leads to Ezekiel's rejection (chap. Ezekiel 16:35-50 Commentary. The souls of our world are desolate and dead as winter; it is the will of God that a spring-time should be brought out in their history, that they should become verdant and flourishing as the garden of the Lord. 1:1 , which says "in the 30th year". xx., No. This event is described in 2 Kings 24:14 and 2 Chronicles 36:10. Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. Ezekiel He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Israel came out of Egypt exceedingly multiplied, a great people; and when they settled down in Canaan they still increased till they became a numerous and powerful nation. 1:2), which is the year 593 BC. Ezekiel 16:15-35 is one of the strongest denunciations of Israel’s sin found in the entire Bible. Ezekiel 16:61-63. Ezekiel 16:6 I. Preachers are servants of God. Was the time of love - Thou wast marriageable. 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