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1 New Life ABF

2 EZEKIEL You Will Know that I AM the LORD

3 Theme Know that I Am the LordThat you will Know that I Am the Lord Found some 62 times in 27 of the 48 chapters Flushes out 5 major concepts The Nature of God Purpose in Gods judgments Individual responsibility Israels history Israels future

4 Deuteronomy 28

5 Historical Background Three (four) major kingdoms involved Assyria Egypt Babylon Israel (Northern 10) & Judah (Southern 2) Two major shifts in power Assyria and Egypt to permanently fall to Babylon Israel to go into the punishment of God Israel will succumb to foreign rule and dependance Gods will being accomplished

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8 Kings of the Times Hezekiah Manassah Amon Josiah Jehoahaz 609 Jehoiakim Jehoiachin 597 Zedekiah Good Very Bad Bad Good N/a Bad N/a Somewhat good

9 Saul SolomonIsrael Judah David

10 To Keep in Mind Pagan King just Pawns Jeremiah had told them of the coming captivity by Gods Decree God would purge His people of idolatry The reign of the Kings ended with the exile

11 The Prophets Role IsaiahIsaiah - the prophet calling for Holiness in Judah before all this JeremiahJeremiah - prophet to those remaining home during exile DanielDaniel - a prophet placed in the Royal Courts in captivity EzekielEzekiel - a prophet placed in the country-side in captivity

12 General Breakdown Chapters 1-24 predict the Fall of Jerusalem in 586 (After Zedekiah) Chapters Speak doom to the Nations against Jerusalem Chapters Are Encouragement to Israel Chapters Are the Prophetic Future for Israel

13 I. Ezekiel's Commission (1:1-3:27) A. The Vision of God's Glory (1:1-28) B. The Lord's Charge to Ezekiel (2:1-3:27) II. Judah's Iniquity and the Resulting Judgment (4:1-24:27) A. The Initial Warnings of the Watchman (4:1-7:27) B. The Vision of the Exodus of God's Glory (8:1-11:25) C. The Lord's Reply to the Exiles Invalid Rationalizations of Hope (12:1-19:14) D. The Defective Leadership of Israel (20:1-23:49) E. The Execution of Jerusalem's Judgment (24:1-27) Outline

14 III. Judgment on the Foreign Nations (25:1-33:20) A. Judgment on Judah's Closest Neighbors (25:1-17) B. Judgment on Tyre (26:1-28:19) C. Judgment on Sidon (28:20-24) D. Israel's Restoration From the Nations (28:25-26) E. Judgment on Egypt (29:1-32:32) IV. The Future Blessings of a Faithful Covenant God (33:21-48:35) A. Restoration to the Promised Land (33:21-39:29) B. God's Glory Returns (40:1-48:35)

15 Ezekiel's calling and commission : 2-3

16 Because

17 Key verse: Ezekiel 36:22

18 EZEKIEL You Will Know that I AM the LORD

19 Excursus on end of section 2 Chapters 4-24

20 Some highlights Chapter 19: a poem of destruction Chapter 20: the elders are rebuked and the destruction of Jerusalem laid out (See Also 14) [Read 20:1-32] Chapter 21: A Sword Read Chapter 22 Chapter 23: Oholah and Oholibah as Allegory Chapter 24: The Boiling Pot and Ezekiels Wide dies [Read 24:15-27]

21 I, the L ORD, have spoken; it is coming and I will act. I will not relent, and I will not pity and I will not be sorry; according to your ways and according to your deeds I will judge you, declares the Lord G OD. I, the L ORD, have spoken; it is coming and I will act. I will not relent, and I will not pity and I will not be sorry; according to your ways and according to your deeds I will judge you, declares the Lord G OD. Ezekiel 24:14.

22 Jerusalem is destroyed just like He said.

23 Some after thoughts (T or F) StatementAnswer God is not involved with the wicked actions of wicked nations God would never force anyone to do anything God will not intervene in your life against your will God keeps all His promises It breaks Gods heart to be forced to punish us God is against capital punishment There is a future for Israel (why?) False True False True

24 EZEKIEL You Will Know that I AM the LORD


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