I Will Pour Out My Spirit – Ezekiel 39

14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV) Without the Spirit of God impacting our hearts, we cannot know or believe the things of God. God is reaching out to allContinue reading “I Will Pour Out My Spirit – Ezekiel 39”

The Day of the Lord – Joel 2

Though the prophet Joel lived hundreds of years before Ezekiel, both prophets wrote of the same future event – a massive invasion of the regathered and restored nation of Israel.  This catastrophic aggression by a leader named Gog from Magog will involve a vast alliance of countries.  It will occur towards the latter days ofContinue reading “The Day of the Lord – Joel 2”

The Fig Tree – Ezekiel 38

Before His crucifixion, death, and resurrection, Jesus warned His disciples about the global struggles that will occur in the last days, just prior to His return.  No human or even Christ Himself at the time knew the day or hour when these end times events were ordained to happen.  Jesus said that only God theContinue reading “The Fig Tree – Ezekiel 38”

A Thousand Years as a Day – Ezekiel 37

8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.  2 Peter 3:8 (NASB) 21 And say to them, ‘This is what the Lord God says: “Behold, I am going to take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone,Continue reading “A Thousand Years as a Day – Ezekiel 37”

David, Future King – Ezekiel 37

Many centuries before Christ, the prophet Ezekiel was given visions from the Lord spelling out the future of Israel.  Some of these prophecies are now being fulfilled millennia later, others are yet to be realized.  Perhaps we will see more of these predictions come to pass in our lifetimes. God promised through Ezekiel to bringContinue reading “David, Future King – Ezekiel 37”

Hope From Dry Bones – Ezekiel 37

1 The Lord took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the Lord to a valley filled with bones. Ezekiel 37:1 (NLT)  Nothing quite matches the hopelessness of a valley filled with dry bones.  With every sign of life and vitality squeezed out, all that is left is a scattering of broken skeletons and memoriesContinue reading “Hope From Dry Bones – Ezekiel 37”

Buds and Blossoms – Ezekiel 36

6 The time is coming when Jacob’s descendants will take root.    Israel will bud and blossom    and fill the whole earth with fruit! Isaiah 27:6 (NLT) Even through their most challenging times, the Lord has never forgotten His people, Israel.  Scattered throughout His many prophecies of warning due to their persistent unfaithfulness and idolatry, God has always promisedContinue reading “Buds and Blossoms – Ezekiel 36”

Avoiding Mount Seir – Ezekiel 35

As we come to Chapter 35, Ezekiel begins to deliver a series of prophetic messages that reach far into the future, even beyond our current times.  These prophecies concern the future of Israel and its central role in God’s eternal kingdom. Ezekiel’s message focuses on Israel’s physical and spiritual reawakening in the end times.  GlobalContinue reading “Avoiding Mount Seir – Ezekiel 35”

Showers of Blessing – Ezekiel 34

“I never expected things to work out the way they did.  It was just blessings from left field.”  Skip J. The journey of life has many challenges and trials, but it is carefully supported on a lattice of blessings from God.  Undeserved favor and grace keep us going through the hardest of times and letContinue reading “Showers of Blessing – Ezekiel 34”

Good Sheep – Ezekiel 34

We have looked at the difficulties of being a good shepherd – how about those of being a good sheep? What are the qualities that make a good sheep?  Here we are referring to God-followers, or disciples, not the farm animal variety. God has made pretty clear His two basic commands for us: 1) toContinue reading “Good Sheep – Ezekiel 34”