A New Creation – Ezekiel 33

I recently heard from a person who became enraged by the failure of a product they had just purchased.  In their fury, they told a friend that they were going to drive back to the store and really vent their anger at the salesperson.  The friend, a fellow believer, leaned over and quietly spoke, “WeContinue reading “A New Creation – Ezekiel 33”

Being a Watchman – Ezekiel 33

Being a watchman is a stressful job. One must be awake and alert at all times so as not to miss the critical moment when the enemy might appear, often when least expected.  A prompt warning of an attack is required to allow proper defenses to be raised.  The job is so important that inContinue reading “Being a Watchman – Ezekiel 33”

A Covering Cherub – Ezekiel 28

5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you;    never will I forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) What if we humans ever possessed everything that we might possibly desire – what would come next?  There is Biblical evidence to suggest that ourContinue reading “A Covering Cherub – Ezekiel 28”

Success Without God? – Ezekiel 27

Can we achieve success “without” God?  Many have believed so.  But God expects us to eventually recognize and acknowledge His role in our achievements, or we may find ourselves in jeopardy of losing all. Two Biblical writers foretell the ultimate demise of two mighty maritime trading nations.  The Old Testament prophet Ezekiel describes the comingContinue reading “Success Without God? – Ezekiel 27”

A Rock in the Sea – Ezekiel 26

The great ancient city of Tyre was located on an island just offshore of the current city of Tyre, Lebanon.  This global powerhouse was once the center of commerce for Phoenicia, dominating trade on the seaways of the Mediterranean and beyond, perhaps even to England and West Africa.  Centuries before the empires of Greece andContinue reading “A Rock in the Sea – Ezekiel 26”

Standing in the Gap – Ezekiel 22

Through the prophet Ezekiel, the Lord revealed that He was looking for just one person to stand up in righteousness to represent ancient Israel, to lead the people back towards Him and away from a life of faithlessness, injustice, and violence. 30 “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards theContinue reading “Standing in the Gap – Ezekiel 22”

Messiah The Prince – Ezekiel 21

The prophet Ezekiel proclaimed the end of the line of the kings of Judah to his fellow exiles in Babylon.  This was self-evident to his audience, as they knew that whoever was still alive of these kings and their children was also in exile with them.  Nebuchadnezzar had ravaged Jerusalem, its walls, and its Temple,Continue reading “Messiah The Prince – Ezekiel 21”

The Forgiveness of Sins – Ezekiel 18

When we come face to face with the love of the holy God, our Creator, something inside of us instantly recognizes our own unworthiness and human limitations.  Like the apostle Peter the moment he realized who Jesus was, we too may say, “Go away from me, Lord, I am a sinful person.” Fortunately, it doesContinue reading “The Forgiveness of Sins – Ezekiel 18”

A Samaritan Sister – Ezekiel 16

Almost six hundred years before the coming of Christ, the Kingdom of Judah was at an end.  Most of what was left of its kings and people were now in exile in Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon.  The good land they left behind, hereafter known to the world as Judea, was left to lie fallow to make upContinue reading “A Samaritan Sister – Ezekiel 16”

Through the Grapevine – Ezekiel 15

The land of Israel has historically been blessed with an abundance of grape vines.  Like the olive trees with it, every person in the land was well acquainted with the vine’s required planting, tending, and fruit-bearing.  In His word, the Lord frequently refers to Israel itself as such a vine, and to each individual asContinue reading “Through the Grapevine – Ezekiel 15”