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1 A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL BY HAROLD HARSTVEDT SOUTH WALTON CHURCH OF CHRIST WALTON COUNTY FLORIDA, THE FOLLOWING CHARTS MAY BE HELPFUL IN STUDYING THE PROPHETS NAMES & DATES IN BLUE ARE APPROXIMATE AND CORRELATED WITH HISTORY

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 EZEKIEL Ezekiel: means God will strengthen. Ezekiel was a prophet and a priest. He was carried captive to Babylon in 597 BC? Book of Ezekiel was written about BC? The saddest day of his life was the death of his wife. The LORD told Ezekiel that his wife would die on the very day that the armies of Babylon laid siege on Jerusalem. He was commanded not to grieve for her. The sadness of her death is likened to the grief of God at the sin of Jerusalem. Ezekiel prepared himself for this tragedy even as God had prepared Himself for the death of His beloved city Jerusalem.

4 EZEKIEL No other event in the lives of the Old Testament prophets is as touching as this. The harshness of God's command to His prophet emphasizes the Lord's grief over the fate and sufferings of His rebellious people. Believers in God have been called upon to suffer many indignities through the ages, But in the suffering of Ezekiel, We learn something of the suffering of God Himself. Ezekiel shows us how ugly & serious our sin is. Our rebellion brings grief and hurt to God, against whom our sin is directed.

5 THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL EZEKIEL IS A LONG BOOK OF 48 CHAPTERS. IT IS LOGICALLY AND ORDERLY STRUCTURED. THIS MAKES IT EASY TO ANALYZE & UNDERSTAND. THE BOOK IS WRITTEN IN THREE MAIN DIVISIONS: JUDGMENT OF JUDAH CHAPTERS 4-24 JUDGMENT OF ALL NATIONS CHAPTERS BLESSING OF GOD'S PEOPLE CHAPTERS 33-48

6 EZEKIEL CHAPTER ONE

7 OUTLINE EZEKIEL CHAPTER ONE EZEKIEL’S VISION OF GOD V. 1-3 VISION OF 4 CREATURES & 4 WHEELSV VISION OF FIRMAMENT AND THRONEV WHIRLWIND FROM THE NORTH

8 READ:EZEKIEL 1:1-3 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 1Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 2On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, 3The word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was upon him there.

9 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:1-3 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 1Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 2On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, 3The word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was upon him there. WHO TOOK EZEKIEL CAPTIVE?WHEN? WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? WHO WAS JEHOIACHIN? WHAT IS SAID ABOUT EZEKIEL?

10 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:1 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 1Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? I saw visions of God

11 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:1 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 1Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. WHO TOOK EZEKIEL TAKEN CAPTIVE? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? WHEN? 597BC? - 595BC? WHO WAS AMONG THE CAPTIVES? ESTHER599BC? - 597BC? DANIEL 598BC? - 594BC?

12 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:1 WHO WAS AMONG THE CAPTIVES? ESTHER599BC? - 597BC? READ:ESTHER 2:5-7 5 In Shushan the citadel there was a certain Jew whose name was Mordecai the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite. 6Kish had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captives who had been captured with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away. 7 And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter. NKJV

13 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:1 WHO WAS AMONG THE CAPTIVES? DANIEL598BC? - 594BC? READ:DANIEL 1:1 2 Kings 24: In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. NKJV DANIEL 1:6-7 6Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. 7 To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego. NKJV

14 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:2 2On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, WHO WAS JEHOIACHIN? JECONIAH? CONIAH? READ:1 CHRONICLES 3:16 16 The sons of Jehoiakim were Jeconiah his son and Zedekiah his son. NKJV WHEN WAS HE TAKEN CAPTIVE?

15 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:2 2On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, WHO WAS JEHOIACHIN? JECONIAH? CONIAH? WHEN WAS HE TAKEN CAPTIVE? READ:2 KINGS 24: And he carried Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. The king's mother, the king's wives, his officers, and the mighty of the land he carried into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 All the valiant men, seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths, one thousand, all who were strong and fit for war, these the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon. NKJV

16 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:2 2On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, WHO WAS JEHOIACHIN? JECONIAH? CONIAH? WHEN WAS HE TAKEN CAPTIVE? READ:2 CHRONICLES 36:9-10 9Jehoiachin was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD. 10 At the turn of the year King Nebuchadnezzar summoned him and took him to Babylon, with the costly articles from the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah, Jehoiakim's brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

17 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:1-3 2On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, WHO WAS JEHOIACHIN? JECONIAH? CONIAH? WHEN WAS HE TAKEN CAPTIVE? READ:JEREMIAH 22: "As I live," says the LORD, "though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the signet on My right hand, yet I would pluck you off; 25and I will give you into the hand of those who seek your life, and into the hand of those whose face you fear — the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the hand of the Chaldeans. NKJV

18 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:2 WHO WAS JEHOIACHIN? JECONIAH? CONIAH? WHEN WAS HE TAKEN CAPTIVE? REMEMBER THE BASKETS OF FIGS READ:JEREMIAH 24:1-2 1The LORD showed me, and there were two baskets of figs set before the temple of the LORD, after Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah with the craftsmen and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. 2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

19 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:2 2On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, WHO WAS JEHOIACHIN? JECONIAH? CONIAH? WHEN WAS HE TAKEN CAPTIVE? READ:JEREMIAH 29:1-2 1Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the remainder of the elders who were carried away captive — to the priests, the prophets, and all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2(This happened after Jeconiah the king, the queen mother, the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem.) NKJV

20 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:2 WHO WAS JEHOIACHIN? JECONIAH? CONIAH? WHEN WAS HE TAKEN CAPTIVE? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO? READ:JEREMIAH 28:3-4 3Within two full years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the LORD‘S house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon. 4 And I will bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah who went to Babylon,' says the LORD, 'for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.'" NKJV

21 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:3 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 3The word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was upon him there. WHAT IS SAID ABOUT EZEKIEL? HOW OLD WAS EZEKIEL?25? OR OLDER? AT WHAT AGE COULD THE LEVITES SERVE?

22 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:3 WHAT IS SAID ABOUT EZEKIEL? HOW OLD WAS EZEKIEL?25? OR OLDER? AT WHAT AGE COULD THE LEVITES SERVE? READ:NUMBERS 4:23 23 From thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, you shall number them, all who enter to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting. READ:NUMBERS 4:30 30 From thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tabernacle of meeting.

23 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:3 WHAT IS SAID ABOUT EZEKIEL? HOW OLD WAS EZEKIEL?25? OR OLDER? AT WHAT AGE COULD THE LEVITES SERVE? WHEN WAS THIS CHANGED?WHY? READ:NUMBERS 8: This is what pertains to the Levites: From twenty-five years old and above one may enter to perform service in the work of the tabernacle of meeting; 25 and at the age of fifty years they must cease performing this work, and shall work no more. NKJV

24 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:3 WHEN WAS THIS CHANGED?WHY? READ:1 CHRONICLES 23:24 24 These were the sons of Levi by their fathers' houses — the heads of the fathers' houses as they were counted individually by the number of their names, who did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and above. NKJV READ:1 CHRONICLES 23: For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above; 28 because their duty was to help the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts and in the chambers, in the purifying of all holy things and the work of the service of the house of God, NKJV

25 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:3 HOW OLD WAS EZEKIEL?25? OR OLDER? AT WHAT AGE COULD THE LEVITES SERVE? WHEN WAS THIS CHANGED?WHY? READ:EZRA 3:8 8Now in the second month of the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the rest of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all those who had come out of the captivity to Jerusalem, began work and appointed the Levites from twenty years old and above to oversee the work of the house of the LORD.

26 READ:EZEKIEL 1:4-5 4Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. 5Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.

27 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:4-5 4Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. 5Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. WHAT IS A WHIRLWIND? Whirlwind: OT:5591- hurricane, storm, tempest WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? WHAT DID THEY LOOK LIKE? WHAT WERE THESE FOUR LIVING CREATURES? WHO WILL COME OUT OF THE NORTH? ASSYRIANS?NEBUCHADNEZZAR?

28 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:4 4Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. WHO WILL COME OUT OF THE NORTH? ASSYRIANS?NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 1: Then the LORD said to me: "Out of the north calamity shall break forth On all the inhabitants of the land. 15 For behold, I am calling All the families of the kingdoms of the north," says the LORD; "They shall come and each one set his throne At the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, Against all its walls all around, And against all the cities of Judah. NKJV

29 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:4 WHO WILL COME OUT OF THE NORTH? ASSYRIANS?NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 23: Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury — A violent whirlwind! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. NKJV

30 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:4 WHO WILL COME OUT OF THE NORTH? ASSYRIANS?NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 23: Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury — A violent whirlwind! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. NKJV

31 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:5 5Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? four living creatures WHAT DID THEY LOOK LIKE? they had the likeness of a man WHAT WERE THESE FOUR LIVING CREATURES? WHAT DID ISAIAH SEE? READ:ISAIAH 6:1-3 WHAT DID JOHN SEE? READ:REVELATION 4:6-8

32 WHAT DID ISAIAH SEE? READ:ISAIAH 6:1-3 1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!" NKJV HOW DID ISAIAH DESCRIBE THESE SERAPHIM? WHAT DID THEY SAY TO EACH OTHER? "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!"

33 WHAT DID JOHN SEE? READ:REVELATION 4:6-8 6 Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!" NKJV

34 READ:EZEKIEL 1:6-9 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 6Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings. 7Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves' feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze. 8The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings. 9 Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward.

35 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:6-9 6Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings. 7Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves' feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze. 8The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings. 9 Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward. WHAT DID THEY LOOK LIKE? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? ANGELS?ORFOUR KINGDOMS? Assyria, Persia, Greece and Rome? SEE DANIEL CHAPTERS TWO & SEVEN

36 DANIEL CHAPTERS TWO & SEVEN CHAPTER TWO SEVEN NEBUCHADNEZZARDANIEL GREAT IMAGEFOUR BEASTS FOUR KINGDOMS?FOUR KINGDOMS? BABYLONIAN GOLD HEAD LION NEBUCHADNEZZAR? MEDO-PERSIAN SILVER BREAST BEAR DARIUS & CYRUS? MACEDONIANBRASS THIGHSLEOPARD ALEXANDER? ROMEIRON LEGSBEAST OF IRON ROME DIVIDEDFEET OF IRONTEN HORNS

37 READ:EZEKIEL 1:10-12 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 10As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle. 11Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies. 12And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went.

38 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1: As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle. 11Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies. 12And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went. HOW DID EZEKIEL DESCRIBE THEM? WHERE DID THEY GO? WHO WAS GUIDING THEM?

39 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:10 HOW DID EZEKIEL DESCRIBE THEM? face of a man - face of a lion - face of an ox - the face of an eagle. READ:ISAIAH 6:2 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. WHAT DID ISAIAH SEE? seraphim HOW DID ISAIAH DESCRIBE THESE SERAPHIM? each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew

40 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:10 HOW DID EZEKIEL DESCRIBE THEM? face of a man - face of a lion - face of an ox - the face of an eagle. READ:REVELATION 4:7 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. HOW DID JOHN DESCRIBE THEM? like a lion - like a calf - like a man - like a flying eagle

41 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:10 WHAT DID ISAIAH SEE? seraphim READ:ISAIAH 6:3 3 And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!" NKJV WHAT DID THEY SAY TO EACH OTHER? "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!"

42 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:10 WHAT DID JOHN SEE? The four living creatures READ:REVELATION 4:8 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!" NKJV HOW DID JOHN DESCRIBE THEM? each having six wings, were full of eyes WHAT WERE THEY SAYING? "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!"

43 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:11 11Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies. HOW DID EZEKIEL DESCRIBE THEM? Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies.

44 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:11 HOW DID EZEKIEL DESCRIBE THEM? Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies. WHAT DID ISAIAH SEE? READ:ISAIAH 6:2 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. HOW DID ISAIAH DESCRIBE THESE SERAPHIM? each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew

45 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:12 12And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went. WHERE DID THEY GO? each one went straight forward; WHO WAS GUIDING THEM? they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went

46 READ:EZEKIEL 1:13-14 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 13As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning. 14And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning.

47 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:13 13As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning. 14And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning. WHAT WAS THEIR APPEARANCE? like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches in appearance like a flash of lightning WHAT WERE THESE CREATURES DOING? the living creatures ran back and forth,

48 READ:EZEKIEL 1:15-16 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 15Now as I looked at the living creatures, behold, a wheel was on the earth beside each living creature with its four faces. 16The appearance of the wheels and their workings was like the color of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. The appearance of their workings was, as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

49 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1: Now as I looked at the living creatures, behold, a wheel was on the earth beside each living creature with its four faces. 16The appearance of the wheels and their workings was like the color of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. The appearance of their workings was, as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel. WHAT DID EZEKIEL BEHOLD? a wheel was on the earth beside each living creature with its four faces. HOW DID HE DESCRIBE THE WHEELS? their workings was like the color of beryl, and all four had the same likeness a wheel in the middle of a wheel

50 READ:EZEKIEL 1:17-18 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 17When they moved, they went toward any one of four directions; they did not turn aside when they went. 18As for their rims, they were so high they were awesome; and their rims were full of eyes, all around the four of them.

51 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1: When they moved, they went toward any one of four directions; they did not turn aside when they went. 18As for their rims, they were so high they were awesome; and their rims were full of eyes, all around the four of them. IN WHAT DIRECTION DID THEY MOVE? they went toward any one of four directions; they did not turn aside when they HOW DID EZEKIEL DESCRIBE THEIR RIMS? they were so high they were awesome; and their rims were full of eyes WHAT WERE THESE EYES DOING?

52 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:18 HOW DID EZEKIEL DESCRIBE THEIR RIMS? and their rims were full of eyes WHAT WERE THESE EYES DOING? READ:2 CHRONICLES 16:9 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars. NKJV READ:REVELATION 4:8 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!"

53 READ:EZEKIEL 1:19-21 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 19When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. 20Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, because there the spirit went; and the wheels were lifted together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21When those went, these went; when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

54 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1: When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. 20Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, because there the spirit went; and the wheels were lifted together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21When those went, these went; when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. WHERE DID THE WHEELS GO? WHO WAS GUIDING THEM?HOW?

55 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:19 19When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. WHERE DID THE WHEELS GO? When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

56 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:20 20Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, because there the spirit went; and the wheels were lifted together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. WHERE DID THE WHEELS GO? WHO WAS GUIDING THEM?HOW? Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, because there the spirit went; and the wheels were lifted together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

57 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:21 21When those went, these went; when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. WHERE DID THE WHEELS GO? WHO WAS GUIDING THEM?HOW? When those went, these went; when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

58 READ:EZEKIEL 1:22-23 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 22The likeness of the firmament above the heads of the living creatures was like the color of an awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads. 23And under the firmament their wings spread out straight, one toward another. Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side of the body.

59 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1: The likeness of the firmament above the heads of the living creatures was like the color of an awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads. 23And under the firmament their wings spread out straight, one toward another. Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side of the body. WHAT WAS ABOVE THE LIVING CREATURES? WHAT IS THE FIRMAMENT? HOW MANY WINGS DID THE CREATURES HAVE?

60 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:22-23 WHAT IS THE FIRMAMENT? READ:GENESIS 1: Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, NKJV

61 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1: The likeness of the firmament above the heads of the living creatures was like the color of an awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads. 23And under the firmament their wings spread out straight, one toward another. Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side of the body. WHAT WAS ABOVE THE LIVING CREATURES? The likeness of the firmament above the heads of the living creatures HOW MANY WINGS DID THE CREATURES HAVE? Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side

62 READ:EZEKIEL 1:24-25 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF GOD 24When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings. 25A voice came from above the firmament that was over their heads; whenever they stood, they let down their wings.

63 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1: When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings. 25A voice came from above the firmament that was over their heads; whenever they stood, they let down their wings. WHAT DID EZEKIEL HEAR? I heard the noise of their wings WHAT DID IT SOUND LIKE? like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army WHAT CAME DOWN FROM ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT? A voice came from above the firmament

64 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:24 24When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings. WHAT DID IT SOUND LIKE? like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, READ:PSALMS 29:3-4 3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters. 4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty. NKJV

65 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:24 24When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings. WHAT DID IT SOUND LIKE? like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army CYRUS' ARMY: MEDES, PERSIANS, & ARMENIANS? READ:ISAIAH 13:4 4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, Like that of many people! A tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together! The LORD of hosts musters The army for battle. NKJV

66 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:25 25A voice came from above the firmament that was over their heads; whenever they stood, they let down their wings. WHAT CAME DOWN FROM ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT? A voice came from above the firmament READ:PSALMS 18:13 13 The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

67 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:25 25A voice came from above the firmament that was over their heads; whenever they stood, they let down their wings. WHAT CAME DOWN FROM ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT? A voice came from above the firmament WHAT DID ISRAEL SAY TO MOSES? READ:EXODUS 20: Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. 19 Then they said to Moses, "You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die." NKJV

68 READ:EZEKIEL 1: And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. 27Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around.

69 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1: And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. 27Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around. WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT? WHO IS EZEKIEL DESCRIBING?

70 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:26 WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT? the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it WHO WENT UP ON THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD? WHAT DID THEY SEE? READ:EXODUS 24:9-10 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.

71 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:26 WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT? the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it WHAT DID JOHN SEE? READ:REVELATION 19:11-16

72 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:26 on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it WHAT DID JOHN SEE? READ:REVELATION 19: Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 16And He has on His robe and on His thigh a nme written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

73 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:27 27Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around. WHO IS EZEKIEL DESCRIBING? the appearance of His waist and upward the color of amber with the appearance of fire from the appearance of His waist and downward the appearance of fire with brightness all around.

74 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:27 WHO IS EZEKIEL DESCRIBING? the appearance of His waist and upward the color of amber with the appearance of fire from the appearance of His waist and downward the appearance of fire with brightness all around. WHO DID DANIEL SEE? READ:DANIEL 10:5-6 5I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a certain man clothed in linen, whose waist was girded with gold of Uphaz! 6His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of fire, his arms and feet like burnished bronze in color, and the sound of his words like the voice of a multitude.

75 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:27 WHO IS EZEKIEL DESCRIBING? the appearance of His waist and upward the color of amber with the appearance of fire from the appearance of His waist and downward the appearance of fire with brightness all around. WHO DID JOHN SEE? READ:REVELATION 1: His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.

76 READ:EZEKIEL 1:28 28Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking. NKJV

77 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:28 28Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking. NKJV WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? THE GLORY OF THE LORD?

78 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:28 28Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking. NKJV WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE? THE GLORY OF THE LORD? WHAT DID JOHN SEE? READ:REVELATION 4:2-3 2Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. NKJV

79 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:28 So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO EZEKIEL? READ:EZEKIEL 2:1-5 1And He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you." 2 Then the Spirit entered me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard Him who spoke to me.

80 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:28 So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO EZEKIEL? READ:EZEKIEL 2:1-5 3 And He said to me: "Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. 4 For they are impudent and stubborn children. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' 5 As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse — for they are a rebellious house — yet they will know that a prophet has been among them.

81 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:28 So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JOHN? READ:REVELATION 1: And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. 19Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. NKJV

82 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:28 WHAT IS THE MESSAGE FOR US TODAY? READ:2 CORINTHIANS 3: Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech — 13unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. 14But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains un-lifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.

83 QUESTIONS:EZEKIEL 1:28 WHAT IS THE MESSAGE FOR US TODAY? READ:2 CORINTHIANS 3: But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

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