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EZEKIEL CHAPTER EIGHT. PROPHET - DATE JONAH(825-785BC)? JOEL(800BC)? HOSEA(785-725BC)? MICAH(785-710BC)? AMOS(784BC)? ISAIAH(701-681BC)? NAHUM (700BC)?

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Presentation on theme: "EZEKIEL CHAPTER EIGHT. PROPHET - DATE JONAH(825-785BC)? JOEL(800BC)? HOSEA(785-725BC)? MICAH(785-710BC)? AMOS(784BC)? ISAIAH(701-681BC)? NAHUM (700BC)?"— Presentation transcript:

1 EZEKIEL CHAPTER EIGHT

2 PROPHET - DATE JONAH( BC)? JOEL(800BC)? HOSEA( BC)? MICAH( BC)? AMOS(784BC)? ISAIAH( BC)? NAHUM (700BC)? ZEPHANIAH(630BC)? JEREMIAH( BC)? DANIEL ( BC)? HABAKKUK(598BC)? EZEKIEL ( BC)? OBADIAH( BC)? EZRA ( BC)? HAGGAI ( BC)? ZECHARIAH ( BC)? ESTHER ( BC)? NEHEMIAH ( BC)? MALACHI ( BC)? KING / EVENT - DATE TIGLATH-PILESER ( BC)? HEZEKIAH (JUDAH) ( BC)? SHALMANESER ( BC)? ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? SENNACHERIB ( BC)? NEBUCHADNEZZAR ( BC)? ZEDEKIAH (JUDAH) ( BC)? JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? BELSHAZZAR ( BC)? CYRUS ( BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? DARIUS ( BC)?

3 OUTLINE EZEKIEL CHAPTER EIGHT EZEKIEL’S VISION OF JERUSALEMV. 1-4 IDOLATRY OF THE JEWISH RULERS V. 5 THREE PRINCIPAL SUPERSTITIONS: THE EGYPTIANSV THE PHOENICIANSV THE PERSIANSV GREATNESS OF THEIR PUNISHMENTV

4 READ:EZEKIEL 8:1-2 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 1And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell upon me there. 2Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire — from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber.

5 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:1-2 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 1And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell upon me there. 2Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire — from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber. WHERE WAS EZEKIEL? WHO WAS WITH HIM? WHO DID EZEKIEL SEE? HAS ANYONE EVER SEEN GOD?

6 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:1 1And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before WHERE WAS EZEKIEL?WHO WAS WITH HIM? WHERE WAS ELISHA?WHO WAS WITH HIM? WHAT DID THE MESSENGER SAY TO THE ELDERS? READ:2 KINGS 6:32 32 But Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. And the king sent a man ahead of him, but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, "Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent someone to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door. Is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?" NKJV

7 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:2 2Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire — from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber. WHO DID EZEKIEL SEE? HAS ANYONE EVER SEEN GOD? READ:EXODUS 24:9-11 9Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, 10 and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity. 11 But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw God, and they ate and drank.NKJV

8 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:2 2Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire — from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber. WHO DID EZEKIEL SEE? HAS ANYONE EVER SEEN GOD? READ:JOHN 1:18 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. NKJV

9 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:1 2Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire — from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber. WHO DID EZEKIEL SEE? HAS ANYONE EVER SEEN GOD? READ:1 TIMOTHY 6: which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

10 READ:EZEKIEL 8:3-4 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 3He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy. 4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain.

11 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:3-4 3He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy. 4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain. WHERE DID THE SPIRIT TAKE EZEKIEL? WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE AT THE NORTH GATE? WHY CALL THIS IMAGE: THE IMAGE OF JEALOUSY? READ:DEUTERONOMY 32:16 16 They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; With abominations they provoked Him to anger. NKJV

12 WHAT DID MANASSEH DO? READ:2 KINGS 21:3-7 3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; he raised up altars for Baal, and made a wooden image, as Ahab king of Israel had done; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4He also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put My name." 5And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 7He even set a carved image of Asherah that he had made, in the house of which the LORD had said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever;NKJV

13 WHAT DID JOSIAH DO? READ:2 KINGS 23:4-6 4And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the second order, and the doorkeepers, to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the articles that were made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. 5Then he removed the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places all around Jerusalem, and those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven. 6And he brought out the wooden image from the house of the LORD, to the Brook Kidron outside Jerusalem, burned it at the Brook Kidron and ground it to ashes, and threw its ashes on the graves of the common people.

14 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:4 4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE AT THE NORTH GATE? WHAT DID MOSES SEE ON MOUNT SINAI? READ:EXODUS 24: Now the glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17 The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. NKJV

15 READ:EZEKIEL 8:5-6 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 5Then He said to me, "Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north." So I lifted my eyes toward the north, and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance. 6Furthermore He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations."

16 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:5-6 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 5Then He said to me, "Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north." So I lifted my eyes toward the north, and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance. 6Furthermore He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations." WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO EZEKIEL? WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE AT THE NORTH GATE? WHY CALL THIS IMAGE: THE IMAGE OF JEALOUSY? WHY DID THE LORD DEPART FROM HIS SANCTUARY?

17 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:5-6 HOW DID ISRAEL & JUDAH PROVOKE THE LORD? READ:PSALMS 78:58 58 They provoked Him to anger with their high places, And moved Him to jealousy with their carved images. READ;JEREMIAH 4:1 1"If you will return, O Israel," says the LORD, "Return to Me; And if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, Then you shall not be moved. NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 32:34 34 But they set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to defile it. NKJV

18 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:5-6 WHAT DID KING AHAZ DO? READ:2 KINGS 16: Now King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath- Pileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus; and King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the design of the altar and its pattern, according to all its workmanship. 11Then Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus. So Urijah the priest made it before King Ahaz came back from Damascus. 12And when the king came back from Damascus, the king saw the altar; and the king approached the altar and made offerings on it.

19 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:5-6 WHAT DID KING AHAZ DO? READ:2 KINGS 16: So he burned his burnt offering and his grain offering; and he poured his drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar. 14He also brought the bronze altar which was before the LORD, from the front of the temple — from between the new altar and the house of the LORD — and put it on the north side of the new altar. 15Then King Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, "On the great new altar burn the morning burnt offering, the evening grain offering, the king's burnt sacrifice, and his grain offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, their grain offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle on it all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of the sacrifice. And the bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by." NKJV

20 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:6 6Furthermore He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations." WHAT DID THE LORD DO?WHY? READ:PSALMS 78: …. He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent He had placed among men, 61 And delivered His strength into captivity, And His glory into the enemy's hand. NKJV

21 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:6 6Furthermore He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations." WHAT DID THE LORD DO?WHY? READ:HOSEA 5:6-7 6 "With their flocks and herds They shall go to seek the LORD, But they will not find Him; He has withdrawn Himself from them. 7 They have dealt treacherously with the LORD, For they have begotten pagan children. Now a New Moon shall devour them and their heritage. NKJV

22 READ:EZEKIEL 8:7-9 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 7So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. 8Then He said to me, "Son of man, dig into the wall"; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door. 9And He said to me, "Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there."

23 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:7-9 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 7So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. 8Then He said to me, "Son of man, dig into the wall"; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door. 9And He said to me, "Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there." WHAT DID THE LORD TELL EZEKIEL TO DO? WHAT DID EZEKIEL FIND IN THE HOLE IN THE WALL? WHAT WOULD HE FIND BEHIND THIS DOOR?

24 READ:EZEKIEL 8:10-12 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 10So I went in and saw, and there — every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. 11And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up. 12Then He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.'"

25 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:10-12 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 10So I went in and saw, and there — every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. 11And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up. 12Then He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.'“ WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? WHO WERE THESE SEVENTY ELDERS?

26 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:10 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 10So I went in and saw, and there — every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? READ:EXODUS 20:2-4 2"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 "You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image — any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;NKJV

27 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:10 WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? READ:DEUTERONOMY 4: "Take careful heed to yourselves, for you saw no form when the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16lest you act corruptly and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure: the likeness of male or female, 17the likeness of any animal that is on the earth or the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground or the likeness of any fish that is in the water beneath the earth. NKJV

28 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:10 WHAT DID MICAH’S MOTHER DO?WHY? READ:JUDGES 17:3-6 3So when he had returned the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, "I had wholly dedicated the silver from my hand to the LORD for my son, to make a carved image and a molded image; now therefore, I will return it to you." 4Thus he returned the silver to his mother. Then his mother took two hundred shekels of silver and gave them to the silversmith, and he made it into a carved image and a molded image; and they were in the house of Micah. 5The man Micah had a shrine, and made an ephod and household idols; and he consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest. 6 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. NKJV

29 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:10 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 10So I went in and saw, and there — every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND HIS PEOPLE PEOPLE? READ:JEREMIAH 44:4-6 4I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing that I hate!" 5But they did not listen or incline their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense to other gods. 6So My fury and My anger were poured out and kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as it is this day.' NKJV

30 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:11 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 11And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? WHO WERE THESE SEVENTY ELDERS? WHO WAS JAAZANIAH?JEZANIAH? WHO WAS SHAPHAN?WHAT DID HE DO? WHAT WERE THESE MEN DOING?

31 WHO WAS SHAPHAN?WHAT DID HE DO? READ:2 KINGS 22: Then Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it before the king. 11 Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, that he tore his clothes. 12 Then the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Achbor the son of Michaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king, saying, 13"Go, inquire of the LORD for me, for the people and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found; for great is the wrath of the LORD that is aroused against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us." NKJV

32 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:12 12Then He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.'“ WHAT WERE THESE MEN DOING? WHAT DID THESE MEN SAY IN THEIR HEART? READ:PSALMS 10:11 11 He has said in his heart, "God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see." NKJV

33 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:12 WHAT WERE THESE MEN DOING? WHAT DID THESE MEN SAY IN THEIR HEART? HOW DID THE LORD RESPOND? READ:ISAIAH 29:15 15 Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the LORD, And their works are in the dark; They say, "Who sees us?" and, "Who knows us?" NKJV READ: ZEPHANIAH 1:12 12 "And it shall come to pass at that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And punish the men Who are settled in complacency, Who say in their heart, 'The LORD will not do good, Nor will He do evil.' NKJV

34 READ:EZEKIEL 8:13-14 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 13And He said to me, "Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing." 14So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD‘S house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.

35 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:13-14 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 13And He said to me, "Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing." 14So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD‘S house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz. WHAT GREATER ABOMINATION DID HE SEE? WHO WAS TAMMUZ – BABYLONIAN GOD? WHY WERE THE WOMAN WEEPING?

36 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:14 14So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD‘S house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz. WHO WAS TAMMUZ – BABYLONIAN GOD? WHAT GREATER ABOMINATION DID HE SEE? READ:JEREMIAH 7: The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. 19 Do they provoke Me to anger?" says the LORD. "Do they not provoke themselves, to the shame of their own faces?" NKJV

37 READ:EZEKIEL 8:15-16 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 15Then He said to me, "Have you seen this, O son of man? Turn again, you will see greater abominations than these." 16So He brought me into the inner court of the LORD‘S house; and there, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east.

38 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:15-16 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 15Then He said to me, "Have you seen this, O son of man? Turn again, you will see greater abominations than these." 16So He brought me into the inner court of the LORD‘S house; and there, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE IN THE INNER COURT? WHAT WERE THESE MEN DOING?

39 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:16 16So He brought me into the inner court of the LORD‘S house; and there, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE IN THE INNER COURT? WHAT WERE THESE MEN DOING? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? READ:DEUTERONOMY 4:19 19And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the LORD your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage. NKJV

40 READ:EZEKIEL 8:17-18 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 17 And He said to me, "Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. 18 Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them." NKJV

41 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:17-18 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 17 And He said to me, "Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. 18 Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them." NKJV WHAT DID THE SAY ABOUT JUDAH? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THEM?

42 WHAT DID JEROBOAM DO?WHY? READ:1 KINGS 12: If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah." 28 Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!" 29 he set up one in Bethel and the other he put in Dan WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THIS? READ:1 KINGS 14:9 9but you have done more evil than all who were before you, for you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back —

43 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:18 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 18 Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them." NKJV WHAT DID GOD SAY WHEN ISRAEL WANTED A KING? READ:1 SAMUEL 8: And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the LORD will not hear you in that day. 19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, "No, but we will have a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles." NKJV

44 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:18 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 18 Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them." NKJV DID THE LORD WARN THEM ABOUT THIS? READ:PROVERBS 1: "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. 29 Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD, NKJV

45 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:18 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 18 Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them." NKJV WHY WILL THE LORD NOT HEAR THEM? READ:ISAIAH 1:15 15When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood. NKJV

46 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:18 WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THEM? READ:JEREMIAH 11:11 11Therefore thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will surely bring calamity on them which they will not be able to escape; and though they cry out to Me, I will not listen to them. NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 13:14 14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together," says the LORD. "I will not pity nor spare nor have mercy, but will destroy them."'" READ:JEREMIAH 44:6 6 My fury and My anger were poured out and kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as it is this day.' NKJV

47 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 8:18 ABOMINATIONS IN THE TEMPLE 18 Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them." NKJV WHAT IS THE MESSAGE FOR US TODAY? READ:COLOSSIANS 3:5-7 5Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. NKJV

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