Read Ezekiel 10
Glory of the Lord leaves the
Ezekiel's vision revealed the dispatching of seven men, one to spare the faithful minority and six to slay the idolatrous majority of Israelites. One man . . . clothed with linen marked the foreheads of all who remained faithful to the Lord (Ezekiel 9:2-7). Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the House, and stood over the cherubims. And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth . . . and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD s House (10:18-19).
Ezekiel observed the leaders of
The glory of the LORD went up (Ezekiel 11:23), and (it seemed) reluctantly left the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of
However, the Lord did not leave His people without hope, but gave Ezekiel another prophecy that reached far into the future: I will put a new Spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in My statutes (decrees), and keep Mine ordinances (commands), and do them: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God (Ezekiel 11:19-20; also 36:26-27; 37:21-28; compare Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8:6). It is thrilling to know that Ezekiel was also speaking to us today. The Apostle Paul wrote: Ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints (Christians), and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Corner Stone (Ephesians 2:19-20).
As the One who gives a new Spirit (Ezekiel 11:19). This is the promise fulfilled when one accepts Jesus as Savior and Lord. God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts (Galatians 4:4-7).
12:3 stuff for removing = belongings to take into exile; 12:23 effect = fulfillment; 13:9 upon = against; 13:18 women that sew pillows to all armholes = false prophetesses who sew magic charms on divining garments; 13:21 kerchiefs = veils; 13:23 divine divinations = practice witchcraft
Pray for Government Officials: Rep. John Olver (MA) and Rep. Thomas Reynolds (NY) · Country:
Memory Verse for the Week: 2 Thessalonians 2:12