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November 27, 2020: Day 97 – Ezekiel 45

We were introduced the past chapter to a figure identified as the “prince”.  You need to understand the prince as less of an ideal royal figure than a civil ruler with immediate concrete tasks.  He is given responsibilities and duties … Continue reading

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November 26, 2020: Day 96 – Ezekiel 44

There is a significant transition that takes place here in this chapter in regards to who is in charge of the temple of the Lord.  While in the past it was the Levites, the house of Levi, who had charge … Continue reading

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November 25, 2020: Day 95 – Ezekiel 43

Ezekiel is transported away from the temple to a location where he is able to witness it and all of its splendor.  Keep in mind, this is a vision, the temple is still destroyed and nothing has been done to … Continue reading

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November 24, 2020: Day 94 – Ezekiel 42

It was important that Ezekiel understood that those who were serving the people by having the responsibility of the sacrifices and entering the holy of holies disrobe their attire that they use to approach the Lord and put on other … Continue reading

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November 23, 2020: Day 93 – Ezekiel 41

If you think about the motif of the newly constructed and visualized temple you can’t help but think of the garden of Eden, the first home where God and mortals lived together and even walked together sharing some special quality … Continue reading

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November 22, 2020: Day 92 – Ezekiel 40

The most tragic of all the losses of the people of Israel was not the lives of loved ones that could never be reclaimed, was not the land which had been promised to them since the time of Abraham, was … Continue reading

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November 21, 2020: Day 91 – Ezekiel 39

This chapter once again contains both the promise of destruction of enemies of Israel and the promise of restoration for Israel itself.  Gog and Magog are described as the classic enemies of the Lord who will be defeated unilaterally.  But … Continue reading

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November 20, 2020: Day 90 – Ezekiel 38

The repeated reminder to Israel that they are going to be facing destruction is once again emphasized here.  But this time the author incorporates the image of creation to stress how things are going to take place.  You almost see … Continue reading

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November 19, 2020: Day 89 – Ezekiel 37

This has to be one of my favorite chapters in Ezekiel.  I not only use it when I speak about the Day of Pentecost, which you can find in Acts 2, but also when I speak about how God created … Continue reading

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November 18, 2020: Day 88 – Ezekiel 36

We have a hard transition here in this chapter from oracles against Edom and against those who were not the allies of the people of God, to a vision of what things will be when all things will be restored.  … Continue reading

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