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Title: EZEKIEL CHAPTER SEVEN


1
  • EZEKIEL CHAPTER SEVEN

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PROPHET - DATE JONAH (825-785BC)? JOEL (800BC)? HOSEA (785-725BC)? MICAH (785-710BC)? AMOS (784BC)? ISAIAH (701-681BC)? NAHUM (700BC)? ZEPHANIAH (630BC)? JEREMIAH (629-588BC)? DANIEL (606-534BC)? HABAKKUK (598BC)? EZEKIEL (597-573BC)? OBADIAH (588-562BC)? EZRA (536-456BC)? HAGGAI (532-512BC)? ZECHARIAH (520-475BC)? ESTHER (485-465BC)? NEHEMIAH (465-424BC)? MALACHI (420-397BC)? KING / EVENT - DATE TIGLATH-PILESER (745-727BC)? HEZEKIAH (JUDAH) (726-698BC)? SHALMANESER (727-722BC)? ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? SENNACHERIB (705-681BC)? NEBUCHADNEZZAR (605-562BC)? ZEDEKIAH (JUDAH) (597-586BC)? JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? BELSHAZZAR (541-523BC)? CYRUS (559-529BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? DARIUS (511-475BC)?
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OUTLINE EZEKIEL CHAPTER SEVEN
  • DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL JUDAH V. 1-15
  • DISTRESS OF THE REMNANT V. 16-19
  • DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE V. 20-22
  • ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE TO BABYLON V. 23-27

4
READ EZEKIEL 71-4
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me,
    saying,
  • 2 "And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to
    the land of Israel 'An end! The end has come
    upon the four corners of the land.
  • 3 Now the end has come upon you, And I will send
    My anger against you I will judge you according
    to your ways, And I will repay you for all your
    abominations.
  • 4 My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have
    pity But I will repay your ways, And your
    abominations will be in your midst Then you
    shall know that I am the LORD!'

5
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 71-4
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me,
    saying,
  • 2 "And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to
    the land of Israel 'An end! The end has come
    upon the four corners of the land.
  • 3 Now the end has come upon you, And I will send
    My anger against you I will judge you according
    to your ways, And I will repay you for all your
    abominations.
  • 4 My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have
    pity But I will repay your ways, And your
    abominations will be in your midst Then you
    shall know that I am the LORD!'
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO EZEKIEL?
  • WHAT END HAS COME? WHY?

6
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 73
  • 3 Now the end has come upon you, And I will send
    My anger against you I will judge you according
    to your ways, And I will repay you for all your
    abominations.
  • WHAT END HAS COME? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY? WHY?
  • READ GENESIS 63
  • 3 And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive
    with man forever, for he is indeed flesh yet his
    days shall be one hundred and twenty years. NKJV

7
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 73
  • 3 Now the end has come upon you, And I will send
    My anger against you I will judge you according
    to your ways, And I will repay you for all your
    abominations.
  • WHAT END HAS COME? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO AMOS? WHY?
  • READ AMOS 78-9
  • 8 And the LORD said to me, "Amos, what do you
    see? And I said, "A plumb line. Then the Lord
    said "Behold, I am setting a plumb line In the
    midst of My people Israel I will not pass by
    them anymore.
  • 9 The high places of Isaac shall be desolate,
    And the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid
    waste. I will rise with the sword against the
    house of Jeroboam." NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 73
  • 3 Now the end has come upon you, And I will send
    My anger against you I will judge you according
    to your ways, And I will repay you for all your
    abominations.
  • WHAT END HAS COME? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO AMOS? WHY?
  • READ AMOS 82-3
  • 2 And He said, "Amos, what do you see? So I
    said, "A basket of summer fruit. Then the LORD
    said to me "The end has come upon My people
    Israel I will not pass by them anymore.
  • 3 And the songs of the temple Shall be wailing
    in that day, Says the Lord GOD "Many dead
    bodies everywhere, They shall be thrown out in
    silence." NKJV

9
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 74
  • 4 My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have
    pity But I will repay your ways, And your
    abominations will be in your midst Then you
    shall know that I am the LORD!'
  • WHAT END HAS COME? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEREMIAH? WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 1313-14
  • 13 "Then you shall say to them, 'Thus says the
    LORD "Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of
    this land even the kings who sit on David's
    throne, the priests, the prophets, and all the
    inhabitants of Jerusalem with drunkenness!
  • 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."'"
  • NKJV

10
READ EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!

11
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO EZEKIEL?
  • WHAT END IS THE LORD TALKING ABOUT?

12
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ISRAEL? WHY?
  • READ 2 KINGS 2112
  • 12 Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel
    'Behold, I am bringing such calamity upon
    Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it,
    both his ears will tingle.
  • NKJV

13
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT END IS THE LORD TALKING ABOUT?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO NOAH? WHY?
  • READ GENESIS 613
  • 13 And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh
    has come before Me, for the earth is filled with
    violence through them and behold, I will destroy
    them with the earth. NKJV (HEBREWS 117 1
    PETER 320)

14
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT END IS THE LORD TALKING ABOUT?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO MOSES?
  • WHAT DID ISRAEL NOT CONSIDER?
  • READ DEUTERONOMY 3228-29
  • 28 "For they are a nation void of counsel, Nor
    is there any understanding in them.
  • 29 Oh, that they were wise, that they understood
    this,
  • That they would consider their latter end! NKJV

15
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT END IS THE LORD TALKING ABOUT?
  • WHY IS THE LORD DOING THIS?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEREMIAH?
  • READ JEREMIAH 245
  • 5 "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel 'Like
    these good figs, so will I acknowledge those who
    are carried away captive from Judah, whom I have
    sent out of this place for their own good, into
    the land of the Chaldeans. NKJV

16
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT END IS THE LORD TALKING ABOUT?
  • WHY IS THE LORD DOING THIS?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEREMIAH?
  • READ JEREMIAH 2911
  • 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward
    you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of
    evil, to give you a future and a hope. NKJV

17
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT END IS THE LORD TALKING ABOUT?
  • WHY IS THE LORD DOING THIS?
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO JERUSALEM?
  • READ LAMENTATIONS 19
  • 9 Her uncleanness is in her skirts She did not
    consider her destiny Therefore her collapse was
    awesome She had no comforter. "O LORD, behold my
    affliction, For the enemy is exalted!" NKJV

18
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT END IS THE LORD TALKING ABOUT?
  • WHY IS THE LORD DOING THIS?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO DANIEL?
  • READ DANIEL 1213
  • 13 "But you, go your way till the end for you
    shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at
    the end of the days. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 75-6
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 5 "Thus says the Lord GOD 'A disaster, a
    singular disaster Behold, it has come!
  • 6 An end has come, The end has come It has
    dawned for you Behold, it has come!
  • WHAT END HAS COME?
  • WHY IS THE LORD DOING THIS?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD MEAN WHEN HE SAID
  • Affliction will not rise up a second time?
  • READ NAHUM 19
  • 9 What do you conspire against the LORD? He will
    make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise
    up a second time. NKJV

20
READ EZEKIEL 77-9
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • 8 Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, And
    spend My anger upon you I will judge you
    according to your ways, And I will repay you for
    all your abominations.
  • 9 'My eye will not spare, Nor will I have pity I
    will repay you according to your ways, And your
    abominations will be in your midst. Then you
    shall know that I am the LORD who strikes.

21
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 77-9
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • 8 Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, And
    spend My anger upon you I will judge you
    according to your ways, And I will repay you for
    all your abominations.
  • 9 'My eye will not spare, Nor will I have pity I
    will repay you according to your ways, And your
    abominations will be in your midst. Then you
    shall know that I am the LORD who strikes.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHEN?
  • READ PSALMS 1018
  • 8 Early I will destroy all the wicked of the
    land, That I may cut off all the evildoers from
    the city of the LORD.

22
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 77
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHEN?
  • READ ISAIAH 212
  • 12 For the day of the LORD of hosts Shall come
    upon everything proud and lofty, Upon everything
    lifted up And it shall be brought low NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 77
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHEN?
  • READ JEREMIAH 2112
  • 12 O house of David! Thus says the LORD
    "Execute judgment in the morning And deliver him
    who is plundered Out of the hand of the
    oppressor, Lest My fury go forth like fire And
    burn so that no one can quench it,
  • Because of the evil of your doings. NKJV

24
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 77
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHEN?
  • READ JOEL 22
  • 2 A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of
    clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning
    clouds spread over the mountains. A people come,
    great and strong, The like of whom has never
    been Nor will there ever be any such after them,
    Even for many successive generations. NKJV

25
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 77
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHEN?
  • READ AMOS 518-20
  • 18 Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD!
    For what good is the day of the LORD to you? It
    will be darkness, and not light.
  • 19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion,
    And a bear met him! Or as though he went into the
    house, Leaned his hand on the wall, And a serpent
    bit him!
  • 20 Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not
    light? Is it not very dark, with no brightness in
    it? NKJV

26
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 77
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHEN?
  • READ ZEPHANIAH 114-15
  • 14 The great day of the LORD is near It is near
    and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the
    LORD is bitter There the mighty men shall cry
    out.
  • 15 That day is a day of wrath, A day of trouble
    and distress, A day of devastation and
    desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A
    day of clouds and thick darkness, NKJV

27
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 67
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHEN?
  • READ ZECHARIAH 1413-14
  • 13 It shall come to pass in that day That a great
    panic from the LORD will be among them. Everyone
    will seize the hand of his neighbor, And raise
    his hand against his neighbor's hand
  • 14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem. And the
    wealth of all the surrounding nations Shall be
    gathered together
  • Gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance.
    NKJV

28
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 67
  • 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the
    land The time has come, A day of trouble is
    near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHEN?
  • READ MALACHI 32
  • 2 "But who can endure the day of His coming? And
    who can stand when He appears? For He is like a
    refiner's fire And like launderers' soap. NKJV

29
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 78
  • 8 Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, And
    spend My anger upon you I will judge you
    according to your ways, And I will repay you for
    all your abominations.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHY?
  • READ ISAIAH 4225
  • 25 Therefore He has poured on him the fury of
    His anger And the strength of battle It has set
    him on fire all around, Yet he did not know And
    it burned him, Yet he did not take it to heart.
    NKJV

30
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 78
  • 8 Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, And
    spend My anger upon you I will judge you
    according to your ways, And I will repay you for
    all your abominations.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHY?
  • READ HOSEA 510
  • 10 "The princes of Judah are like those who
    remove a landmark I will pour out My wrath on
    them like water.
  • READ NAHUM 16
  • 6 Who can stand before His indignation? And who
    can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury
    is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown
    down by Him. NKJV

31
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 79
  • 9 'My eye will not spare, Nor will I have pity I
    will repay you according to your ways, And your
    abominations will be in your midst. Then you
    shall know that I am the LORD who strikes.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHY?
  • READ DEUTERONOMY 3235
  • 35 Vengeance is Mine, and recompense Their foot
    shall slip in due time For the day of their
    calamity is at hand, And the things to come
    hasten upon them.' NKJV
  • READ ISAIAH 913-14
  • 13 For the people do not turn to Him who strikes
    them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.
  • 14 Therefore the LORD will cut off head and tail
    from Israel, Palm branch and bulrush in one day.
    NKJV

32
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 79
  • 9 'My eye will not spare, Nor will I have pity I
    will repay you according to your ways, And your
    abominations will be in your midst. Then you
    shall know that I am the LORD who strikes.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 217
  • 7 And afterward," says the LORD, "I will deliver
    Zedekiah king of Judah, his servants and the
    people, and such as are left in this city from
    the pestilence and the sword and the famine, into
    the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, into
    the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of
    those who seek their life and he shall strike
    them with the edge of the sword. He shall not
    spare them, or have pity or mercy."' NKJV

33
READ EZEKIEL 710-11
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 10 'Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom
    has gone out The rod has blossomed, Pride has
    budded.
  • 11 Violence has risen up into a rod of
    wickedness None of them shall remain, None of
    their multitude, None of them Nor shall there be
    wailing for them.

34
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 710-11
  • 10 'Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom
    has gone out The rod has blossomed, Pride has
    budded.
  • 11 Violence has risen up into a rod of
    wickedness None of them shall remain, None of
    their multitude, None of them Nor shall there be
    wailing for them.
  • WHAT DID THE PSALMIST SAY ABOUT JERUSALEM?
  • READ PSALMS 559-11
  • 9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, For
    I have seen violence and strife in the city.
  • 10 Day and night they go around it on its walls
    Iniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it.
  • 11 Destruction is in its midst Oppression and
    deceit do not depart from its streets. NKJV

35
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 710-11
  • 10 'Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom
    has gone out The rod has blossomed, Pride has
    budded.
  • 11 Violence has risen up into a rod of
    wickedness None of them shall remain, None of
    their multitude, None of them Nor shall there be
    wailing for them.
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT JERUSALEM?
  • READ ISAIAH 584-5
  • 4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to
    strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not
    fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard
    on high.
  • 5 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a
    man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his
    head like a bulrush,
  • And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you
    call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the
    LORD? NKJV

36
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 711
  • 11 Violence has risen up into a rod of
    wickedness None of them shall remain, None of
    their multitude, None of them Nor shall there be
    wailing for them.
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEREMIAH? WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 162-4
  • 2 "You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have
    sons or daughters in this place."
  • 3 For thus says the LORD concerning the sons and
    daughters who are born in this place, and
    concerning their mothers who bore them and their
    fathers who begot them in this land
  • 4 "They shall die gruesome deaths they shall not
    be lamented nor shall they be buried, but they
    shall be like refuse on the face of the earth.
    They shall be consumed by the sword and by
    famine, and their corpses shall be meat for the
    birds of heaven and for the beasts of the earth."

37
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 711
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEREMIAH? WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 165-7
  • 5 For thus says the LORD "Do not enter the house
    of mourning, nor go to lament or bemoan them for
    I have taken away My peace from this people,"
    says the LORD, "loving-kindness and mercies.
  • 6 Both the great and the small shall die in this
    land. They shall not be buried neither shall men
    lament for them, cut themselves, nor make
    themselves bald for them.
  • 7 Nor shall men break bread in mourning for them,
    to comfort them for the dead nor shall men give
    them the cup of consolation to drink for their
    father or their mother. NKJV

38
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 711
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEREMIAH? WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 2533-36
  • 33 "And at that day the slain of the LORD shall
    be from one end of the earth even to the other
    end of the earth. They shall not be lamented, or
    gathered, or buried they shall become refuse on
    the ground.
  • 34 "Wail, shepherds, and cry! Roll about in the
    ashes,
  • You leaders of the flock! For the days of your
    slaughter and your dispersions are fulfilled You
    shall fall like a precious vessel.
  • 35 And the shepherds will have no way to flee,
    Nor the leaders of the flock to escape.
  • 36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, And a
    wailing of the leaders to the flock will be
    heard. For the LORD has plundered their pasture,
    NKJV

39
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 711
  • WHO WAS THE LORDS BATTLE-AX?
  • NEBUCHADNEZZAR?
  • READ JEREMIAH 5120-23
  • 20 "You are My battle-ax and weapons of war For
    with you I will break the nation in pieces With
    you I will destroy kingdoms
  • 21 With you I will break in pieces the horse and
    its rider With you I will break in pieces the
    chariot and its rider
  • 22 With you also I will break in pieces man and
    woman With you I will break in pieces old and
    young
  • With you I will break in pieces the young man and
    the maiden
  • 23 With you also I will break in pieces the
    shepherd and his flock With you I will break in
    pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen And with
    you I will break in pieces governors and rulers.
    NKJV

40
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 711
  • 11 Violence has risen up into a rod of
    wickedness None of them shall remain, None of
    their multitude, None of them Nor shall there be
    wailing for them.
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ZEPHANIAH?
  • READ ZEPHANIAH 118
  • 18 Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be
    able to deliver them In the day of the LORDS
    wrath But the whole land shall be devoured By
    the fire of His jealousy, For He will make speedy
    riddance Of all those who dwell in the land. NKJV

41
READ EZEKIEL 712-13
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 12 The time has come, The day draws near. 'Let
    not the buyer rejoice, Nor the seller mourn, For
    wrath is on their whole multitude.
  • 13 For the seller shall not return to what has
    been sold, Though he may still be alive For the
    vision concerns the whole multitude, And it shall
    not turn back No one will strengthen himself Who
    lives in iniquity.

42
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 712-13
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 12 The time has come, The day draws near. 'Let
    not the buyer rejoice, Nor the seller mourn, For
    wrath is on their whole multitude.
  • 13 For the seller shall not return to what has
    been sold, Though he may still be alive For the
    vision concerns the whole multitude, And it shall
    not turn back No one will strengthen himself Who
    lives in iniquity.
  • WHAT IS THIS VISION ABOUT?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE BUYER AND SELLER?
  • WHAT WILL THE SELLER NOT BE ABLE TO DO?
  • WHY?

43
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 712
  • 12 The time has come, The day draws near. 'Let
    not the buyer rejoice, Nor the seller mourn, For
    wrath is on their whole multitude.
  • WHAT IS THIS VISION ABOUT?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE BUYER AND SELLER?
  • READ ISAIAH 242-3
  • 2 And it shall be As with the people, so with
    the priest As with the servant, so with his
    master As with the maid, so with her mistress
    As with the buyer, so with the seller As with
    the lender, so with the borrower As with the
    creditor, so with the debtor.
  • 3 The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly
    plundered, For the LORD has spoken this word.
    NKJV

44
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 712
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE LAND? WHY?
  • WHY RECORD PROTECT THEIR DEEDS?
  • READ JEREMIAH 3214-15
  • 14 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of
    Israel "Take these deeds, both this purchase
    deed which is sealed and this deed which is open,
    and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may
    last many days."
  • 15 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of
    Israel "Houses and fields and vineyards shall be
    possessed again in this land."' NKJV
  • READ JEREMIAH 3237
  • 37 Behold, I will gather them out of all
    countries where I have driven them in My anger,
    in My fury, and in great wrath I will bring them
    back to this place, and I will cause them to
    dwell safely. NKJV

45
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 712
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE LAND?
  • WHY RECORD PROTECT THEIR DEEDS?
  • READ JEREMIAH 3242-44
  • 42 "For thus says the LORD 'Just as I have
    brought all this great calamity on this people,
    so I will bring on them all the good that I have
    promised them.
  • 43 And fields will be bought in this land of
    which you say, "It is desolate, without man or
    beast it has been given into the hand of the
    Chaldeans."
  • 44 Men will buy fields for money, sign deeds and
    seal them, and take witnesses, in the land of
    Benjamin, in the places around Jerusalem, in the
    cities of Judah, in the cities of the mountains,
    in the cities of the lowland, and in the cities
    of the South for I will cause their captives to
    return,' says the LORD." NKJV

46
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 713
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 13 For the seller shall not return to what has
    been sold, Though he may still be alive For the
    vision concerns the whole multitude, And it shall
    not turn back No one will strengthen himself Who
    lives in iniquity.
  • WHAT IS THIS VISION ABOUT?
  • WHAT WILL THE SELLER NOT BE ABLE TO DO?
  • WHAT HAPPENED IN THE YEAR OF JUBILEE? WHY?

47
READ LEVITICUS 2523-28
  • 23 'The land shall not be sold permanently, for
    the land is Mine for you are strangers and
    sojourners with Me.
  • 24 And in all the land of your possession you
    shall grant redemption of the land.
  • 25 'If one of your brethren becomes poor, and has
    sold some of his possession, and if his redeeming
    relative comes to redeem it, then he may redeem
    what his brother sold.
  • 26 Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he
    himself becomes able to redeem it,
  • 27 then let him count the years since its sale,
    and restore the remainder to the man to whom he
    sold it, that he may return to his possession.
  • 28 But if he is not able to have it restored to
    himself, then what was sold shall remain in the
    hand of him who bought it until the Year of
    Jubilee and in the Jubilee it shall be released,
    and he shall return to his possession.

48
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 713
  • 13 For the seller shall not return to what has
    been sold, Though he may still be alive For the
    vision concerns the whole multitude, And it shall
    not turn back No one will strengthen himself Who
    lives in iniquity.
  • WHAT IS THIS VISION ABOUT?
  • WHAT WILL THE SELLER NOT BE ABLE TO DO?
  • WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS WORD?
  • READ ISAIAH 5511
  • 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My
    mouth It shall not return to Me void, But it
    shall accomplish what I please, And it shall
    prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
    NKJV

49
READ EZEKIEL 714-15
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 14 'They have blown the trumpet and made everyone
    ready, But no one goes to battle For My wrath is
    on all their multitude.
  • 15 The sword is outside, And the pestilence and
    famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die
    by the sword And whoever is in the city, Famine
    and pestilence will devour him.

50
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 714-15
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 14 'They have blown the trumpet and made everyone
    ready, But no one goes to battle For My wrath is
    on all their multitude.
  • 15 The sword is outside, And the pestilence and
    famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die
    by the sword And whoever is in the city, Famine
    and pestilence will devour him.
  • WHY BLOW THE TRUMPET?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PEOPLE? WHY?

51
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 714-15
  • 14 'They have blown the trumpet and made everyone
    ready, But no one goes to battle For My wrath is
    on all their multitude.
  • 15 The sword is outside, And the pestilence and
    famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die
    by the sword And whoever is in the city, Famine
    and pestilence will devour him.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PEOPLE? WHY?
  • DID THE LORD WARN THEM THIS WOULD HAPPEN?
  • READ DEUTERONOMY 3225
  • 25 The sword shall destroy outside There shall
    be terror within For the young man and virgin,
    The nursing child with the man of gray hairs.
    NKJV

52
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 714
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 14 'They have blown the trumpet and made everyone
    ready, But no one goes to battle For My wrath is
    on all their multitude.
  • WHY BLOW THE TRUMPET?
  • READ JEREMIAH 61
  • 1 "O you children of Benjamin, Gather yourselves
    to flee from the midst of Jerusalem! Blow the
    trumpet in Tekoa, And set up a signal-fire in
    Beth Haccerem For disaster appears out of the
    north, And great destruction.

53
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 715
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 15 The sword is outside, And the pestilence and
    famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die
    by the sword And whoever is in the city, Famine
    and pestilence will devour him.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PEOPLE? WHY?
  • WHAT DID JEREMIAH BEHOLD?
  • READ JEREMIAH 1418
  • 18 If I go out to the field, Then behold, those
    slain with the sword! And if I enter the city,
    Then behold, those sick from famine! Yes, both
    prophet and priest go about in a land they do not
    know.'" NKJV

54
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 715
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 15 The sword is outside, And the pestilence and
    famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die
    by the sword And whoever is in the city, Famine
    and pestilence will devour him.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PEOPLE? WHY?
  • WHAT DID JEREMIAH BEHOLD?
  • READ LAMENTATIONS 120
  • 20 "See, O LORD, that I am in distress My soul
    is troubled My heart is overturned within me,
    For I have been very rebellious. Outside the
    sword bereaves, At home it is like death. NKJV

55
READ EZEKIEL 716-17
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will
    be as weak as water.

56
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716-17
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will
    be as weak as water.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHERE WILL THEY GO? EGYPT?

57
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716-17
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will
    be as weak as water.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHY ARE THEY MOURNING?
  • READ ISAIAH 5911
  • 11 We all growl like bears And moan sadly like
    doves We look for justice, but there is none
    For salvation, but it is far from us. NKJV

58
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716-17
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will
    be as weak as water.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHY ARE THEY MOURNING?
  • READ JEREMIAH 919
  • 19 For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion
    'How we are plundered! We are greatly ashamed,
    Because we have forsaken the land, Because we
    have been cast out of our dwellings.'" NKJV

59
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHERE WILL THEY GO? EGYPT?
  • READ JEREMIAH 4116-17
  • 16 Then Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the
    captains of the forces that were with him, took
    from Mizpah all the rest of the people whom he
    had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah
    after he had murdered Gedaliah the son of Ahikam
    the mighty men of war and the women and the
    children and the eunuchs, whom he had brought
    back from Gibeon.
  • 17 And they departed and dwelt in the habitation
    of Chimham, which is near Bethlehem, as they went
    on their way to Egypt, NKJV

60
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHERE WILL THEY GO? EGYPT?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD TO THOSE WHO FLED TO EGYPT?
  • READ JEREMIAH 4215-17
  • 15 Then hear now the word of the LORD, O remnant
    of Judah! Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of
    Israel 'If you wholly set your faces to enter
    Egypt, and go to dwell there,
  • 16 then it shall be that the sword which you
    feared shall overtake you there in the land of
    Egypt the famine of which you were afraid shall
    follow close after you there in Egypt and there
    you shall die.
  • 17 So shall it be with all the men who set their
    faces to go to Egypt to dwell there. They shall
    die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.
    And none of them shall remain or escape from the
    disaster that I will bring upon them.' NKJV

61
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716-17
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will
    be as weak as water.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHAT DID GOD SAY CONCERNING SENNACHERIB?
  • READ 2 KINGS 1925-26
  • 25 'Did you not hear long ago How I made it, From
    ancient times that I formed it? Now I have
    brought it to pass, That you should be For
    crushing fortified cities into heaps of ruins.
  • 26 Therefore their inhabitants had little power
    They were dismayed and confounded They were as
    the grass of the field And the green herb, As the
    grass on the housetops And grain blighted before
    it is grown. NKJV

62
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716-17
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will
    be as weak as water.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY WOULD HAPPEN?
  • READ ISAIAH 136-8
  • 6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! It
    will come as destruction from the Almighty.
  • 7 Therefore all hands will be limp, Every man's
    heart will melt,
  • 8 And they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows
    will take hold of them They will be in pain as a
    woman in childbirth They will be amazed at one
    another Their faces will be like flames.
    NKJV

63
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716-17
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will
    be as weak as water.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY WOULD HAPPEN?
  • READ JEREMIAH 472-3
  • 2 Thus says the LORD "Behold, waters rise out
    of the north, And shall be an overflowing flood
    They shall overflow the land and all that is in
    it, The city and those who dwell within Then the
    men shall cry, And all the inhabitants of the
    land shall wail.
  • 3 At the noise of the stamping hooves of his
    strong horses, At the rushing of his chariots, At
    the rumbling of his wheels, The fathers will not
    look back for their children, Lacking courage,
    NKJV

64
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 716-17
  • 16 'Those who survive will escape and be on the
    mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them
    mourning, Each for his iniquity.
  • 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will
    be as weak as water.
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO ESCAPE?
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO BELSHAZZAR? WHY?
  • READ DANIEL 55-6
  • 5 In the same hour the fingers of a man's hand
    appeared and wrote opposite the lamp-stand on the
    plaster of the wall of the king's palace and the
    king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
  • 6 Then the king's countenance changed, and his
    thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his
    hips were loosened and his knees knocked against
    each other.

65
READ EZEKIEL 718-19
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 18 They will also be girded with sackcloth
    Horror will cover them Shame will be on every
    face, Baldness on all their heads.
  • 19 'They will throw their silver into the
    streets, And their gold will be like refuse
    Their silver and their gold will not be able to
    deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD
    They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their
    stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block
    of iniquity.

66
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 718-19
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 18 They will also be girded with sackcloth
    Horror will cover them Shame will be on every
    face, Baldness on all their heads.
  • 19 'They will throw their silver into the
    streets, And their gold will be like refuse
    Their silver and their gold will not be able to
    deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD
    They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their
    stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block
    of iniquity.
  • WHY GIRD THEMSELVES WITH SACKCLOTH?
  • WHY ARE THEIR HEADS BALD?
  • WHY THROW AWAY THEIR SILVER GOLD?

67
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 718
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 18 They will also be girded with sackcloth
    Horror will cover them Shame will be on every
    face, Baldness on all their heads.
  • WHY GIRD THEMSELVES WITH SACKCLOTH?
  • WHY ARE THEIR HEADS BALD?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? WHY?
  • READ DEUTERONOMY 141-2
  • 1 "You are the children of the LORD your God you
    shall not cut yourselves nor shave the front of
    your head for the dead.
  • 2 For you are a holy people to the LORD your
    God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people
    for Himself, a special treasure above all the
    peoples who are on the face of the earth. NKJV

68
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 718
  • 18 They will also be girded with sackcloth
    Horror will cover them Shame will be on every
    face, Baldness on all their heads.
  • WHY GIRD THEMSELVES WITH SACKCLOTH?
  • WHY ARE THEIR HEADS BALD?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ISRAEL JUDAH?
  • READ ISAIAH 324-25
  • 24 And so it shall be Instead of a sweet smell
    there will be a stench Instead of a sash, a
    rope Instead of well-set hair, baldness Instead
    of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth And
    branding instead of beauty.
  • 25 Your men shall fall by the sword, And your
    mighty in the war. NKJV

69
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 718
  • 18 They will also be girded with sackcloth
    Horror will cover them Shame will be on every
    face, Baldness on all their heads.
  • WHY GIRD THEMSELVES WITH SACKCLOTH?
  • WHY ARE THEIR HEADS BALD?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ISRAEL JUDAH?
  • READ ISAIAH 153
  • 3 In their streets they will clothe themselves
    with sackcloth On the tops of their houses And
    in their streets Everyone will wail, weeping
    bitterly. NKJV
  • READ ISAIAH 2212
  • 12 And in that day the Lord GOD of hosts Called
    for weeping and for mourning, For baldness and
    for girding with sackcloth. NKJV

70
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 718
  • WHY GIRD THEMSELVES WITH SACKCLOTH?
  • WHY ARE THEIR HEADS BALD?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ISRAEL JUDAH?
  • READ JEREMIAH 47-8
  • 7 The lion has come up from his thicket, And the
    destroyer of nations is on his way. He has gone
    forth from his place To make your land desolate.
    Your cities will be laid waste, Without
    inhabitant.
  • 8 For this, clothe yourself with sackcloth,
    Lament and wail. For the fierce anger of the LORD
    Has not turned back from us. NKJV
  • READ JEREMIAH 4837
  • 37 "For every head shall be bald, and every
    beard clipped On all the hands shall be cuts,
    and on the loins sackcloth NKJV

71
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 718
  • WHY GIRD THEMSELVES WITH SACKCLOTH?
  • WHY ARE THEIR HEADS BALD?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ISRAEL JUDAH?
  • READ AMOS 810
  • 10 I will turn your feasts into mourning, And
    all your songs into lamentation I will bring
    sackcloth on every waist, And baldness on every
    head I will make it like mourning for an only
    son, And its end like a bitter day.
  • READ MICAH 116
  • 16 Make yourself bald and cut off your hair,
    Because of your precious children Enlarge your
    baldness like an eagle, For they shall go from
    you into captivity. NKJV

72
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 719
  • 19 'They will throw their silver into the
    streets, And their gold will be like refuse
    Their silver and their gold will not be able to
    deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD
    They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their
    stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block
    of iniquity.
  • WHY THROW AWAY THEIR SILVER GOLD?
  • READ PROVERBS 113-4
  • 3 The integrity of the upright will guide them,
    But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy
    them.
  • 4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But
    righteousness delivers from death. NKJV

73
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 719
  • 19 'They will throw their silver into the
    streets, And their gold will be like refuse
    Their silver and their gold will not be able to
    deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD
    They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their
    stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block
    of iniquity.
  • WHY THROW AWAY THEIR SILVER GOLD?
  • READ LAMENTATIONS 41
  • 1 How the gold has become dim! How changed the
    fine gold! The stones of the sanctuary are
    scattered At the head of every street. NKJV

74
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 719
  • 19 'They will throw their silver into the
    streets, And their gold will be like refuse
    Their silver and their gold will not be able to
    deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD
    They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their
    stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block
    of iniquity.
  • WHY THROW AWAY THEIR SILVER GOLD?
  • READ ISAIAH 552-3
  • 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
  • And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen
    carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let
    your soul delight itself in abundance.
  • 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and
    your soul shall live And I will make an
    everlasting covenant with you The sure mercies
    of David. NKJV

75
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 719
  • 19 'They will throw their silver into the
    streets, And their gold will be like refuse
    Their silver and their gold will not be able to
    deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD
    They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their
    stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block
    of iniquity.
  • WHY THROW AWAY THEIR SILVER GOLD?
  • READ ZEPHANIAH 117-18
  • 17 "I will bring distress upon men, And they
    shall walk like blind men, Because they have
    sinned against the LORD Their blood shall be
    poured out like dust, And their flesh like
    refuse."
  • 18 Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be
    able to deliver them In the day of the LORDS
    wrath But the whole land shall be devoured By
    the fire of His jealousy,
  • For He will make speedy riddance Of all those who
    dwell in the land. NKJV

76
READ EZEKIEL 720-21
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 20 'As for the beauty of his ornaments, He set it
    in majesty But they made from it The images of
    their abominations Their detestable things
    Therefore I have made it Like refuse to them.
  • 21 I will give it as plunder Into the hands of
    strangers, And to the wicked of the earth as
    spoil And they shall defile it.

77
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 720-21
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 20 'As for the beauty of his ornaments, He set it
    in majesty But they made from it The images of
    their abominations Their detestable things
    Therefore I have made it Like refuse to them.
  • 21 I will give it as plunder Into the hands of
    strangers, And to the wicked of the earth as
    spoil And they shall defile it.
  • WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH THEIR IDOLS?
  • WHY?
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD DO WITH THEIR TREASURES?
  • WHY?

78
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 720
  • 20 'As for the beauty of his ornaments, He set it
    in majesty But they made from it The images of
    their abominations Their detestable things
    Therefore I have made it Like refuse to them.
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT IDOLS?
  • READ JEREMIAH 102-5
  • 2 Thus says the LORD "Do not learn the way of
    the Gentiles Do not be dismayed at the signs of
    heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.
  • 3 For the customs of the peoples are futile For
    one cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the
    hands of the workman, with the ax.
  • 4 They decorate it with silver and gold They
    fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will
    not topple.
  • 5 They are upright, like a palm tree, And they
    cannot speak They must be carried, Because they
    cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of
    them, For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do
    any good." NKJV

79
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 720
  • 20 'As for the beauty of his ornaments, He set it
    in majesty But they made from it The images of
    their abominations Their detestable things
    Therefore I have made it Like refuse to them.
  • WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH THEIR IDOLS? WHY?
  • READ ISAIAH 220-21
  • 20 In that day a man will cast away his idols of
    silver
  • And his idols of gold, Which they made, each for
    himself to worship, To the moles and bats,
  • 21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, And into
    the crags of the rugged rocks, From the terror of
    the LORD
  • And the glory of His majesty, When He arises to
    shake the earth mightily. NKJV

80
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 720
  • 20 'As for the beauty of his ornaments, He set it
    in majesty But they made from it The images of
    their abominations Their detestable things
    Therefore I have made it Like refuse to them.
  • WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH THEIR IDOLS? WHY?
  • READ ISAIAH 3021-22
  • 21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you,
    saying,
  • "This is the way, walk in it, Whenever you turn
    to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the
    left.
  • 22 You will also defile the covering of your
    images of silver, And the ornament of your molded
    images of gold.
  • You will throw them away as an unclean thing You
    will say to them, "Get away!" NKJV

81
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 721
  • 21 I will give it as plunder Into the hands of
    strangers, And to the wicked of the earth as
    spoil And they shall defile it.
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD DO WITH THEIR TREASURES?
  • WHAT DID NEBUCHADNEZZAR DO?
  • READ 2 KINGS 2413-14
  • 13 And he carried out from there all the
    treasures of the house of the LORD and the
    treasures of the king's house, and he cut in
    pieces all the articles of gold which Solomon
    king of Israel had made in the temple of the
    LORD, as the LORD had said.
  • 14 Also he carried into captivity all Jerusalem
    all the captains and all the mighty men of valor,
    ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and
    smiths. None remained except the poorest people
    of the land. NKJV

82
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 721
  • 21 I will give it as plunder Into the hands of
    strangers, And to the wicked of the earth as
    spoil And they shall defile it.
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD DO WITH THEIR TREASURES?
  • WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 1513
  • 13 Your wealth and your treasures I will give as
    plunder without price, Because of all your sins,
    Throughout your territories. NKJV
  • READ JEREMIAH 173
  • 3 O My mountain in the field, I will give as
    plunder your wealth, all your treasures, And your
    high places of sin within all your borders. NKJV

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READ EZEKIEL 722-24
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 22 I will turn My face from them, And they will
    defile My secret place For robbers shall enter
    it and defile it.
  • 23 'Make a chain, For the land is filled with
    crimes of blood, And the city is full of
    violence.
  • 24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the
    Gentiles, And they will possess their houses I
    will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And
    their holy places shall be defiled.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 722-24
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 22 I will turn My face from them, And they will
    defile My secret place For robbers shall enter
    it and defile it.
  • 23 'Make a chain, For the land is filled with
    crimes of blood, And the city is full of
    violence.
  • 24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the
    Gentiles, And they will possess their houses I
    will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And
    their holy places shall be defiled.
  • HOW DID THEY DEFILE THE SANCTUARY?
  • WHAT WILL THIS CHAIN REPRESENT?
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST ISRAEL?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 722
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 22 I will turn My face from them, And they will
    defile My secret place For robbers shall enter
    it and defile it.
  • HOW DID THEY DEFILE THE SANCTUARY?
  • READ PSALMS 745-8
  • 5 They seem like men who lift up Axes among the
    thick trees.
  • 6 And now they break down its carved work, all
    at once, With axes and hammers.
  • 7 They have set fire to Your sanctuary They
    have defiled the dwelling place of Your name to
    the ground.
  • 8 They said in their hearts, "Let us destroy
    them altogether. They have burned up all the
    meeting places of God in the land. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 722
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 22 I will turn My face from them, And they will
    defile My secret place For robbers shall enter
    it and defile it.
  • HOW DID THEY DEFILE THE SANCTUARY?
  • WHY DID THE LORD PERMIT THIS TO HAPPEN?
  • READ JEREMIAH 226-27
  • 26 "As the thief is ashamed when he is found
    out, So is the house of Israel ashamed They and
    their kings and their princes, and their priests
    and their prophets,
  • 27 Saying to a tree, 'You are my father, And to
    a stone, 'You gave birth to me. For they have
    turned their back to Me, and not their face. But
    in the time of their trouble They will say,
    'Arise and save us.' NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 722
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 22 I will turn My face from them, And they will
    defile My secret place For robbers shall enter
    it and defile it.
  • HOW DID THEY DEFILE THE SANCTUARY?
  • WHY DID THE LORD PERMIT THIS TO HAPPEN?
  • READ JEREMIAH 1912-13
  • 12 Thus I will do to this place," says the LORD,
    "and to its inhabitants, and make this city like
    Tophet.
  • 13 And the houses of Jerusalem and the houses of
    the kings of Judah shall be defiled like the
    place of Tophet, because of all the houses on
    whose roofs they have burned incense to all the
    host of heaven, and poured out drink offerings to
    other gods."' NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 723
  • 23 'Make a chain, For the land is filled with
    crimes of blood, And the city is full of
    violence.
  • WHAT WILL THIS CHAIN REPRESENT? BONDAGE?
  • WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BEGINNING?
  • WHY DID THE LORD DESTROY ALL FLESH?
  • READ GENESIS 611-12
  • 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and
    the earth was filled with violence.
  • 12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it
    was corrupt for all flesh had corrupted their
    way on the earth.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 723
  • 23 'Make a chain, For the land is filled with
    crimes of blood, And the city is full of
    violence.
  • WHAT WILL THIS CHAIN REPRESENT? BONDAGE?
  • WHAT DID MANASSEH DO??
  • READ 2 KINGS 2116
  • 16 Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent
    blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end
    to another, besides his sin by which he made
    Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the
    LORD. NKJV
  • WHY DID GOD REFUSE TO HEAR THEIR PRAYERS?
  • READ ISAIAH 115
  • 15 When 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

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 723
  • WHAT WILL THIS CHAIN REPRESENT? BONDAGE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEREMIAH?
  • WHAT DID THE BONDS YOKES REPRESENT?
  • READ JEREMIAH 272-3
  • 2 "Thus says the LORD to me 'Make for yourselves
    bonds and yokes, and put them on your neck,
  • 3 and send them to the king of Edom, the king of
    Moab, the king of the Ammonites, the king of
    Tyre, and the king of Sidon, by the hand of the
    messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king
    of Judah.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 723
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEREMIAH?
  • WHAT DID THE BONDS YOKES REPRESENT?
  • READ JEREMIAH 274-7
  • 4 And command them to say to their masters, "Thus
    says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel thus
    you shall say to your masters
  • 5 'I have made the earth, the man and the beast
    that are on the ground, by My great power and by
    My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it
    seemed proper to Me.
  • 6 And now I have given all these lands into the
    hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My
    servant and the beasts of the field I have also
    given him to serve him.
  • 7 So all nations shall serve him and his son and
    his son's son, until the time of his land comes
    and then many nations and great kings shall make
    him serve them.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 724
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the
    Gentiles, And they will possess their houses I
    will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And
    their holy places shall be defiled.
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST ISRAEL?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?
  • WHAT WAS THE STRENGTH OF ISRAEL?
  • READ PSALMS 6835
  • 35 O God, You are more awesome than Your holy
    places. The God of Israel is He who gives
    strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!
    NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 724
  • 24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the
    Gentiles, And they will possess their houses I
    will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And
    their holy places shall be defiled.
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST ISRAEL?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?
  • READ LEVITICUS 2618-20
  • 18 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me,
    then I will punish you seven times more for your
    sins.
  • 19 I will break the pride of your power I will
    make your heavens like iron and your earth like
    bronze.
  • 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain for
    your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall
    the trees of the land yield their fruit. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 724
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST ISRAEL?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?
  • READ 2 CHRONICLES 719-22
  • 19 "But if you turn away and forsake My statutes
    and My commandments which I have set before you,
    and go and serve other gods, and worship them,
  • 20 then I will uproot them from My land which I
    have given them and this house which I have
    sanctified for My name I will cast out of My
    sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword
    among all peoples.
  • 21 "And as for this house, which is exalted,
    everyone who passes by it will be astonished and
    say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and
    this house?'
  • 22 Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook
    the LORD God of their fathers, who brought them
    out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other
    gods, and worshiped them and served them
    therefore He has brought all this calamity on
    them.'" NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 724
  • 24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the
    Gentiles, And they will possess their houses I
    will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And
    their holy places shall be defiled.
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST ISRAEL?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?
  • READ JEREMIAH 5151
  • 51 We are ashamed because we have heard
    reproach.
  • Shame has covered our faces, For strangers have
    come into the sanctuaries of the LORDS house.
    NKJV
  • READ LAMENTATIONS 27
  • 7 The Lord has spurned His altar, He has
    abandoned His sanctuary He has given up the
    walls of her palaces
  • Into the hand of the enemy. They have made a
    noise in the house of the LORD As on the day of a
    set feast.

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READ EZEKIEL 725-27
  • JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL IS NEAR
  • 25 Destruction comes They will seek peace, but
    there shall be none.
  • 26 Disaster will come upon disaster, And rumor
    will be upon rumor. Then they will seek a vision
    from a prophet But the law will perish from the
    priest, And counsel from the elders.
  • 27 'The king will mourn, The prince will be
    clothed with desolation, And the hands of the
    common people will tremble. I will do to them
    according to their way, And according to what
    they deserve I will judge them Then they shall
    know that I am the LORD!'" NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 725-2
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