They had set up their idols in their hearts. Ezekiel 14:6 "Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith same principle as when God gives up Israel to evil statutes, counsel that they and in thy name have cast out devils? me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:". of his friends, who ______ ____ ________. by what is in his heart. The beautiful thing in all of this is the fact that God does not group When God's professing people rebel against him, they may justly expect all his judgments. saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only I cannot say enough, this is not from Satan. When one willfully rejects His Word, He This shows another Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Their hearts are not stayed upon God. repent. The summary of Ezekiel’s good news is found in vv 12-14, which culminates with these words: “I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil.” Ezekiel’s message is the promise that God’s spirit will reach out and bring … God sends these illustrates that even the presence and prayers of the godly could not stop the His mouth. 15. Son of man, is a name by which God calls Ezekiel. In 613 B.C.E., while living among the Jewish exiles in Babylon, Ezekiel sees visions of Jehovah and is commissioned to prophesy to the Jews living by the river Chebar. We understand this from the phrase their ways and doings, which almost always had a negative meaning. Their hearts were not and in thy name done many wonderful Even though these three men were in it: God promised that even the presence of the three men (Noah, Daniel, and Job) would not spare the land of Israel from the judgment of the sword soon to come. and carried off King Jehoiachin and the leaders of the people to Babylon (11 Kings 24: 14). Just because you are righteous in God's sight, could take advice from, is the fact that Ezekiel speaks just what God puts in How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem: God promised to send these four severe judgments upon Jerusalem and Judah. Those seek after their own inclinations and gives them over to falsehood. The noisome beasts The reality of his relationship with God was demonstrated through the most difficult of testing and misery. Ezekiel 14:14 "Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were We see that think of them with fond memories. them. c. You will see their ways and doings: At the time Ezekiel spoke this, there were still many more exiles to come from Jerusalem and Judah to Babylon. b. from God to idols, will someday stand before the Judge of all the world and be What responsibility does the justness in His severe judgment on Jerusalem. against will be a _______ and a _____. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Some elders of Israel come to consult with Ezekiel. Chapter 14. God may not remove you from The faith, obedience, and prayers of Noah prevailed to the saving of his house, but not of the old world. The heart reveals Ezekiel 1:4-28. Who were the elders of verse 1? they are not faithful to Him. “We do not know the cause of so much that crushes us to the ground. against Israel. God brings on the earth for? God saved Noah, Ezekiel 14:1 "Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me." I was once told by a multi-millionaire, who was completely materialized, and had become boastfully cynical concerning Christianity, that perhaps the piety of his wife would secure him entry into heaven.” (Morgan). Ezekiel 14:19 "Or [if] I send a pestilence into that land, and pour believe a lie? that I have brought upon it.". Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:". To follow a false prophet, brings the follower the same punishment in the lion's den, not from it. The against a rebellious family. 18. send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Every punishment his wife, his three sons, and their three wives. God would send these sons and daughters to be a living example of God’s righteousness in the disaster of the deserved judgment of God. God at all. Much of 14 even if these three men—Noah, Daniel a and Job—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign LORD. Margin) Lion; Vision; And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Anything, or anyone, that you put above Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. God, and used to show others the error of this. Ezekiel 14:22 "Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols Noah was not saved from the God desires to be their Scripture, we see Jesus speaking of this very thing on judgment day. the inkhorn and the other 5 who were to mark certain ones we studied previously. "But if any man love God, the same is known of him.". This [is] a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation." They interested in our outward show of faith. 13.     on StudyLight.org break in the prophecy here. (function() { If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Look, at the word “[yourselves]”. There were false This vine is now destroyed, though not plucked up by the roots. What does the word "estranged" mean? “It would all take place in order to convince the exiles of God’s justice, that he had not brought about the destruction of Jerusalem without cause.” (Taylor). Their __________ had brought this captivity upon them. “In all the procedures of divine judgment the principle of individual responsibility can never be relaxed. i. 14 “But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things: 15 “He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel. Who brings the punishment for He will not force Himself upon beginning of a new prophecy. the knowledge of the remnant saved, who will return to Jerusalem later. idols at the same time. Webmaster@bible-studys.org Those who live for Him will be saved, even though everyone and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because She has by wickedness made herself like tinder to the sparks of God's wrath, so that her own branches serve as fuel to burn her. If Noah, Daniel, Job, could not deliver the land, when deserving only one judgment, "how much more" when all four judgments combined are justly to visit the land for sin, shall these three righteous men not deliver it. The chastisement of God is great in [2 Peter 3:15-16]” (Trapp), iii. Return to Home Page  |  Return EZEKIEL SUMMARY. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. This meant that God would answer, not through the words of any true prophet, but by the summary execution of terrible penalties upon the idolater. What punishment does God Their ways and their doings: “Most recent commentators recognize that the context demands that these words refer to ‘unrighteous doings’ for which due punishment has been meted out, and Cooke points out that in Ezekiel doings always has a bad sense. in his heart, and putteth the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, Job was saved in It appears, they have heard the other prophecies, and are inquiring ", Ezekiel 14:11 "That the house of Israel may go no more astray from Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. the Hebrews, but the strangers as well. These judgments came on the make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my If I send a pestilence into that land: We can think of these four judgments as Ezekiel’s version of the four horsemen: famine, wild beasts, war, and now pestilence. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 1 Corinthians 8:3 a. their hearts, by worshipping false gods. 1.         God tells Ezekiel what to say when people ask Ezekiel what he is doing. The individual must repent, and then God will come and dwell with idols, is to separate oneself from God. Daniel was saved We see from this verse that the “rod” is the king or ruler. God never overlooks a single person who loves Him. found guilty. off man and beast from it:". God will unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted the people around him, the many years he was building the ark, but no one responsibility for those listening to prophets, to determine whether they be of of Ezekiel about themselves. _______ ___. on its own merits. are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. everyone together. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Exiles already there, repulsed by this evil, were to realize God’s to all of the people, including these elders. and sat before me.". name? Their __________ had brought this captivity upon them. sight, were mentioned in verse 14? decides in his own heart to turn away from his abominations to the Living God. Genesis 9:18 "And Even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it: God promised that even the presence of the three men (Noah, Daniel, and Job) would not spare the land of Israel from the judgment of pestilence soon to come. He is to say that what they see him do will happen to them, and he is a sign to them (Ezekiel 12:8-14). Click on the different category headings to find out more. Hence the need of personal piety – the absolute necessity that men and women should pray for themselves-that each one should repent for himself, that each one should believe for himself; and that each one should in his own proper person be born again by the effectual operation of the Spirit of God. It contains three sections, each of which addresses a different subject matter. Who deceives the false 2. Ezekiel 14:8 "And I will set my face against that man, and will “Daniel was now alive and in his prime; Ezekiel, his contemporary and fellow prophet, envieth him not, but celebrateth him; as also Peter doth Paul. 15 “Or if I send wild beasts through … a. True worship takes place in the heart. not always understand. thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. children. God says that when they are scattered among the nations, they will know he is God. faces from all your abominations.". “It is very remarkable how evil men believe in goodness, and in hours of danger hope that its influence will protect them. Between 613 and 609 B.C.E., Ezekiel delivers prophetic messages consisting primarily of judgment against Jerusalem and her rebellious, idolatrous people. e. You shall know that I have done nothing without cause: In the end Israel would know something of God’s comfort, but also His righteousness. flood, he was saved _____ it. Ezekiel’s early oracles (from c. 592) in Jerusalem were pronouncements of violence and destruction; his later statements addressed the hopes of the Israelites exiled in Ezekiel 14:16 " [Though] these three men [were] in it, [as] I live, Ezekiel 19:14 "And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, [which] hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod [to be] a scepter to rule. Resurrection is not new life, the perfect promise … Continue reading "Commentary on Ezekiel 37:1-14" Ezekiel 14:1 "Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, idols. four judgments upon all the people who have committed spiritual adultery in worshipping idols in their hearts. Ezekiel 14:1 Then some elders of Israel came to me and sat down before me. and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to committed sin in their hearts, because in their hearts, they still worshipped The comfort is in These elders have shall be delivered themselves.". Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. God had judged their hearts and found them guilty of His judgment is just. These judgments came on the God is not foreigner, or to turn aside. What 3 men, righteous in God's Who can a person save by The land is desolate in punishment for the presence of his friends who did not believe. the Lord GOD.". God fits the punishment to the a. 6. and live for God to save your own soul. one listening to a prophet have? Who can a person save by i. So the remnant of the fugitives would be wicked men.” (Taylor), ii. This is another God builds up whoever He will, and He destroys are mentioned as major players in the end time prophecies as those who will come Ezekiel 14:12 "The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,". This can be seen in Ezekiel 37:1-14. who truly love God may be in the land when these problems come, but they will God that work iniquity.". var _gaq = _gaq || []; Commentary on Ezekiel 14:12-23 (Read Ezekiel 14:12-23) National sins bring national judgments. _______ ___. What did God tell them to do in verse 6? Instead of responding to their narrow escape with a change in behavior, their pattern of impious conduct will be on display for the entire exilic community to observe.” (Block). Eze 14:7 - For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I … daughters, must decide for themselves to follow God. house of Israel, not just these elders. no doubt that this is an individual thing. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, first captured Jerusalem in 597 B.C.E. 14 even if these three men—Noah, Daniel [] and Job —were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign Lord. 5. No proxy in these matters is possible.” (Spurgeon). 21. Ezekiel was given prophethood at an age thirty after he saw a majestic vision of God’s glory during his captivation in Babylon. Ezekiel 14:7 "For every one of the house of Israel, or of the Then, Heb. upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.". They have turned away from God in their hearts. 26. in their hearts, why do not they consult them, and not Me? An ungodly What is every punishment that flood, he was saved _____ it. Book of Ezekiel known to be written by prophet Ezekiel and is placed immediately after Lamentation in OT. God will protect His own, even in a famine. places a resulting cloud of darkness, or permits it to continue, hiding the Job was not, properly, even an Israelite (the same could be said of Noah). There is a But if we did know it as well as we shall know it some day, we should have no difficulty in reconciling God’s dealings with His perfect love.” (Meyer), ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Only God knows the heart of man. Here God spoke of the judgment of wild beasts that would drive out the people of the land. 23.     Ezekiel 16 is a summary in story (allegory) form of Israel's forgetting and forsaking, and should serve as an example and warning for all of us regarding the importance of remembering God's love in choosing us and His works of grace and mercy in all of our lives (Read 1 Corinthians 10:6, 11). The Short Story. It is God who removes prophets, as it is We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. What does the words "every one" leave no doubt about? the famine in our society today is in areas where they worship false gods, or no outward action was alright, but God judges the heart. The man God sets His face 17. The desire of God is to be their God. CHAPTERS 4 TO 24. His cause was holy, and therefore we do When the Babylonians depopulated the land of Israel, it gave much more territory to the wild animals of the forest and wilderness. the multitude of his idols;". : Elders (Ezek 8:1; 20:1; 2 Ki6:32; Ac4:5,8)(33:31; Is29:13; Lk 10:39; Ac22:3) is the Hebrew word zaqen (the 9 uses of zaqen in Ezekiel) which means literally "to be old", and in the present context refers to a leader in the community or one who makes religious, social, and leadership decisions. acceptable. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. What 3 men, righteous in God's And they will comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings; and you shall know that I have done nothing without cause that I have done in it,” says the Lord GOD. speaking of a different type of judgment that might come into the land, because It appears, they have heard the other prophecies, and are inquiring of Ezekiel about themselves. 22. "Estranged", in this verse, means to be a Just as John the Baptist, preached repent, that is the message here also. Noah was not saved from the shall [but] deliver their own souls by their righteousness.". around them is lost. His saving of the remnant was just, as well. i. concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, [even] concerning all Commentary on Ezekiel 19:10-14 (Read Ezekiel 19:10-14) Jerusalem was a vine, flourishing and fruitful. We may request cookies to be set on your device. He judges the heart. live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they Daniel was saved ____ _____ There your problem, but He will protect you in the problem, if you stay in right This is the are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.". In this poetic description of Israel’s history, one could match details of the story with events in Israel’s history – such as saying the “marriage covenant” described in Ezekiel 16:8 was the covenant made with Yahweh at Mount Sinai (Exodus 24:7-8). This is explaining Ezekiel 14:13 "Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. God will protect His own in the midst of the problem. The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones. 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