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After the blatant (nearly unimaginable) sins of Judah enumerated in Ezekiel chapter 8 (see the last Lesson in this series) … what could occur but judgment? Or a stark warning of soon coming judgment? And that is precisely what occurs in Ezekiel chapter 9, today’s Bible Text. And, apparently, the Lord Himself continues to be the […]
Paul wrote it, 2 Timothy 3:13, to a young preacher. “Evil men and seducers shall wax (become) WORSE AND WORSE, deceiving, and being deceived.” Today Ezekiel chapter 9 illustrates that truth perfectly! There, by means of His Glory, God “transports” Ezekiel from Babylon to Jerusalem, to the Temple there, prior to its destruction by the Babylonian […]
One study Bible I scoured for Ezekiel chapter 7 facts suggested that the Prophet here uses 5 “word pictures” to depict God’s judging Hand on the people of Judah! Here they are: From the world of nature, verses 10-11. Judah’s sins had blossomed and budded and now ripened … and “reaping” time had come! From […]
God does on occasion “personify” the land, giving it traits of life! Ezekiel is asked to do that, in a way. “And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward the MOUNTAINS of Israel, and prophesy (preach) against them, and say, Ye MOUNTAINS of Israel, hear the word of the […]
Ezekiel chapter 4 begins the on-going record of the Prophet’s “action sermons,” to quote another source. It seems the people of Israel no longer can effectively “listen” to merely verbal instructions and warnings! Everything now must be visual! (A “video” culture more than an “audio” culture! And that’s exactly the way America is going too, […]
It’s another of Ezekiel’s required “action sermons!” An “dramatized” parable! “And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber’s razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. Thou shalt burn with fire a third part […]
In our study of the Book of Ezekiel, unlike other series on the Website, it’s almost a necessity for one to read the chapter being discussed … in order to follow my comments. Chapter 3 consists of 27 verses, primarily showing Ezekiel experiencing the Glory of God … a second time! An Event that was first […]
The scholars often refer to them as “call narratives.” The Biblical accounts of God commissioning his men for service! I love those paragraphs of Scripture. I’ve even thought about preaching a week (Revival) from them, Jeremiah’s and Isaiah’s and Paul’s … others as well. Today in Ezekiel chapter 2 we hear of another such “call to […]
Ezekiel’s first chapter is truly amazing, maybe thrilling too! It records a “vision” Ezekiel is given, one depicting Almighty God! It’s a “theophany,” in theological terms, an appearance of the Lord! The Books first sentence helps here: “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the […]
The name “Ezekiel” means “God strengthens.” The etymology? In Hebrew “el” is one of God’s Names, also meaning “to be strong.” Plus the verb “chazaq,” meaning “to prevail,” a battle term. In fact, “chazaq” is translated these ways in the King James Bible: “strong” 48 times, “repair” 47 times, “hold” 37 times, “strengthened” 28 times, […]
I remember as a teenager being interested in the Book of Ezekiel, particularly the man for whom it is named. What a Prophet of God he was! And as I tried to read its pages (48 chapters in all) I was impressed what I still think is the most often recurring clause in the Book. […]
We have for several days been discussing Moses as a “picture” or a “foreshadowing” of Christ. For example, Moses led the Jews to freedom, liberty … out from Egypt and toward Canaan. Jesus also … “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36 On one occasion a rebellious […]
I am trying to share certain points in which Moses well may be a “type” or a “picture” or an “emblem” of our Lord Jesus Christ. And I have discovered there are more of these than I had ever imagined! Watch Moses identify with his people, the Jews. “And it came to pass in those […]
For three more Lessons, counting this one, we shall notice the life of Moses, its numerous similarities with our Lord Jesus’ Days on earth. Moses being the human writer of the Book of Deuteronomy, our Bible Text for over a month now. Both Moses and Jesus were Jewish by heritage, Moses totally so by human […]
Moses, what a man! Unique in many ways, yet like Another in many ways! I am today going to suggest that Moses is indeed a “picture” of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour. The Bible teachers would say he is a “Type” of Christ. Tomorrow morning, the Lord willing (and maybe even again Monday morning) […]
The Lord is so “kind” to His servants. In fact, to all His children. Even after Moses’ death, God is still “complimenting” that great lawgiver. “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew FACE TO FACE.” Deuteronomy 34:10 Wow! This fact is also emphasized in Numbers 12:7-8, […]
The last chapter of Deuteronomy is also the Book’s shortest chapter. Twelve verses, chapter 34, basically recording the death of Moses. Here’s his obituary: “Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And he (the Lord) buried him in a valley in the […]
The death of Moses is recorded in the last chapter of Deuteronomy. So, Biblically speaking, Moses’ last words (his last “recorded” words anyway) are shared in the last few verses of Deuteronomy 33. I have chosen there a short paragraph to constitute today’s Lesson. “There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth […]
Here is out Bible Text for today, for our Lesson … “And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.” Deuteronomy 33:1 Let me reprint our Verse now, highlighting (capitalizing) one word: “And this is the BLESSING, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the […]
The verse is nearly frightening! Where, in Deuteronomy 32, God is clearly explaining to Moses the reason for that good man’s soon-to-occur “premature” death! It was because of something Moses had said, long ago, during one of Israel’s crises. Or maybe better stated … something Moses had done. Either way, he sinned against God … in an […]
Yes, Deuteronomy 32 again, the Book’s great antepenultimate chapter! The word means “next to the next to the last.” Here’s the etymology: “ante” means “before,” from Latin. “Pen” (“paene”), Latin again, meaning “almost.” Then a word we all know, “ultimate,” meaning “the last.” Put it all together: the one “almost before the last!” Third from the last! Don’t […]
This is another several hour travel day, and I’m writing you from the car as we drive through the beautiful North Carolina mountains. I’ll be “on the road” today well over seven hours, I suspect! But I’m happy to report the Lord abundantly blessed His Word again this year in Fletcher, North Carolina. Pastor Roy […]
If you’ve read much of my writing, Bible exposition, for long … you’ve heard me say: “This is one of the GREAT Chapters of Scripture!” Debbie says I declare that fact about nearly every Text I preach! Wow! Then, please put Deuteron0my 32 on the list! It is Poetry, a “Hymn” or “Song” really. Written […]
Deuteronomy 32 is, as they say, a “classic.” It contains 52 verses, the longest of all Deuteronomy’s thirty four chapters. And is a “song!” Yet it is full of teaching, in an amazing review of Israel’s history. And the ways of God! Read with me Deuteronomy 32:44. “And Moses came and spake all the words of this […]
What a lovely beginning to a song! The Song of Moses (and Joshua), according to verse 44 of our chapter, Deuteronomy 32. Its first three verses say: “Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall […]

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