Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I started studying the book of Ezekiel today for my daily time with the Lord and all I can say is "WOW"! If you haven't read Ezekiel before (aka are like me and it just never really crossed your mind to read it) and are in need of a new book to study for your Bible time of just because you want a good read, then I HIGHLY recommend it!

Today, I read chapters 1 and 2 and was really struck with how current the message it. (Imagine that! God is current and His Word is timely!) I'm not going to give you a commentary or even tell you what it says because I want you to do that on your own (for help on discovering the Truth of Scripture for yourself, check out these guys! Or contact me and I will share with you the tools that have helped me not to read my Bible with a commentary close by.)

On that note, here are Ezekiel chapters 1 and 2

Ezekiel 1
1 Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God2 (On thefifth of the month in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's exile3 the word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priestson of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar ; and there the hand of the LORD came upon him.) 4 As I lookedbehold, a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire5 Within it there were figures resembling four living beings. And this was their appearance : they had human form6 Each of them had four faces and four wings7 Their legs were straight and their feet were like a calf's hoof , and they gleamed like burnished bronze8 Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them, 9 their wings touched one another ; their faces did not turn when they movedeach went straight forward10 As for the form of their faces, each had the face of a man ; all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle11 Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above each had two touching another being, and two covering their bodies12 Andeach went straight forward ; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would gowithout turning as they went13 In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of firelike torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was flashing from the fire14 And the living beings ran to and fro like bolts of lightning.15 Now as I looked at the living beingsbehold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beingsfor each of the four of them. 16 The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship being as if one wheel were within another17 Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved18 As for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them were full of eyes round about19 Whenever the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them. And whenever the living beings rose from the earth, the wheels rose also. 20 Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction . And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in thew heels21 Whenever those went, these went ; and whenever those stood still, these stood still. And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.22 Now over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystalspread out over their heads23 Under the expanse their wings were stretched out straightone toward the other ; each one also had two wings covering its body on the one side and on the other24 I also heard the sound of their wings like the sound of abundant waters as they went, like the voice of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army camp ; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings25 And there came a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads ; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings26 Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance ; and on that which resembled a thronehigh up, was afigure with the appearance of a man27 Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire ; and there was a radiance around Him. 28 As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy dayso was the appearance of the surrounding radianceSuch was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.

Ezekiel 2
1 Then He said to me, "Son of manstand on your feet that I may speak with you!" 2 As He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet ; and I heard Him speaking to me. 3Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day4 "I am sending you to them who are stubborn and obstinate children, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' 5 "As for them, whether they listen or not-for they are a rebellious house -they will know that a prophet has been among them. 6 "And you, son of man,neither fear them nor fear their wordsthough thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions ; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house7 "But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious8 "Now you, son of manlisten to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious houseOpen your mouth and eat what I am giving you." 9 Then I looked, and behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it. 10 When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentationsmourning and woe.

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