2 You Will Know that I AM the LORD EZEKIELYou Will KnowthatI AM the LORD
3 Theme That you will Know that I Am the Lord Found some 62 times in 27 of the 48 chaptersFlushes out 5 major conceptsThe Nature of GodPurpose in God’s judgmentsIndividual responsibilityIsrael’s historyIsrael’s future
5 Historical Background Three (four) major kingdoms involvedAssyriaEgyptBabylonIsrael (Northern 10) & Judah (Southern 2)Two major shifts in powerAssyria and Egypt to permanently fall to BabylonIsrael to go into the punishment of GodIsrael will succumb to foreign rule and dependanceGod’s will being accomplished
10 To Keep in Mind Pagan King just Pawns Jeremiah had told them of the coming captivity by God’s DecreeGod would purge His people of idolatryThe reign of the Kings ended with the exile
11 The Prophets RoleIsaiah - the prophet calling for Holiness in Judah before all thisJeremiah - prophet to those remaining home during exileDaniel - a prophet placed in the Royal Courts in captivityEzekiel - a prophet placed in the country-side in captivity
12 General BreakdownChapters 1-24 predict the Fall of Jerusalem in 586 (After Zedekiah)Chapters Speak doom to the Nations against JerusalemChapters Are Encouragement to IsraelChapters Are the Prophetic Future for Israel
13 Outline 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)
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 Some SnapshotsEzekiel's calling and commission : 2-3
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 SwordRead Chapter 22Chapter 23: Oholah and Oholibah as AllegoryChapter 24: The Boiling Pot and Ezekiel’s Wide dies [Read 24:15-27]
21 “I, the Lord, have spoken; it is coming and I will act “I, the Lord, 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 God.’ ”Ezekiel 24:14.
22 Jerusalem is destroyed . . . . . . just like He said.
23 Some after thoughts (T or F) StatementAnswerGod is not involved with the wicked actions of wicked nationsGod would never force anyone to do anythingGod will not intervene in your life against your willGod keeps all His promisesIt “breaks God’s heart” to “be forced” to punish usGod is against capital punishmentThere is a future for Israel (why?)FalseTrue
24 You Will Know that I AM the LORD EZEKIELYou Will KnowthatI AM the LORD