Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
Sermon for the Starving Bible Believing Christians All Over the World Wide
- KJV Bible Believers Church in Touchet, Touchet, Washington - Pastor Mike
Paulson - 2007
the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:26
with the Scriptures Rightly Divided - II
What is In the Old Testament "FOR" us?
October 21, 2007
In It "FOR" Us?
Now all these things happened unto them
for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
"Ensamples" from whom to learn, not
for us to follow!
Forth of the Greater Prophets
The Fall of Jerusalem
Judgments on Surrounding Nations
The Restoration of Israel
"Through Tribulation into rest"
"A prophet of the iron harp"
Ezekiel 3:18,19 - When
I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning,
nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life;
the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require
at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness,
nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered
(Note: Be sure to remember that the above verse is NOT
written TO us today. It was to the Jews in the OT.
(Note: Some of the notes below are taken from Haley's
Bible Handbook, but these are corrected to KJB, of course!)
Ezekiel was a prophet of the Babylonian captivity.
Ezekiel knew the big guns!
He was taken to Babylon in 597 b.c., 11 years before Jerusalem was destroyed
and the southern kingdom, Judah, ceased to exist.
The northern kingdom, Israel, had been taken into exile by the Assyrians
120 years earlier.
Ezekiel and Daniel
Daniel had been in Babylon for nine years and had already attained to great
fame when Ezekiel arrived (14:14, 20).
Daniel lived and worked in the palace - Ezekiel lived in the country.
Ezekiel and Jeremiah
Jeremiah was the older of the two.
Ezekiel preached the same things among the exiles that Jeremiah was preaching
in Jerusalem: the certainty of Judah’s punishment for her sins - and rejecting
Ezekiel also dealt with 'real visions' as well as those with 'false visions'
and false messages, etc.
“They Shall Know That I Am the Lord
Ezekiel and the Book of Revelation
Some of Ezekiel’s visions reappear in John's Book of Revelation:
Gog and Magog
Ezekiel 38 - Revelation 20
Eating the book
Ezekiel 3 - Revelation 10
The New Jerusalem
Ezekiel 40–48 - Revelation 21
The river of the water of life
Ezekiel 47 - Revelation 22
The Chronology of Ezekiel’s Book
This expression is a dominant note of the book.
It occurs 62 times, in 27 of the 48 chapters
Ezekiel 6:7, 10, 13, 14; 7:4, 9, 27; 11:10,
12; 12:15, 16, 20; 13:9, 14, 21; 14:8; 15:7; 16:62; 17:21, 24; 20:12, 20,
28, 38, 42, 44; 21:5; 22:16, 22; 23:49; 24:24, 27; 25:5, 7, 11, 17; 26:6;
28:22, 23, 24, 26; 29:6, 9, 16, 21; 30:8, 19, 25, 26; 32:15; 33:29; 34:27,
30; 35:4, 9, 12, 15; 36:11, 23, 36, 38; 37:6, 13, 14, 28; 38:16, 23; 39:6,
7, 22, 23, 28.
What do we have today to know that He is the Lord - the real Christ - our
Saviour - the Risen Christ?
King James Bible, rightly dividing and Paul!
"Son of Man" is how Ezekiel is addressed 90 times
The pivot around which the book revolves is the destruction of Jerusalem,
which occurred in 586 b.c.
Ezekiel’s prophecies began six years before that and continued for 16 years
thereafter, covering a period of 22 years
Divide the book into three sections:
Until the fall of Jerusalem, Ezekiel was constantly predicting the certainty
of its fall
After that, his prophecies deal with the overthrow of surrounding nations
and the reestablishment and glorious future of Israel
Visions and symbolic actions are characteristic of Ezekiel’s book
In Daniel 7:13 this title is used of
the Messiah. It was the title by which Jesus commonly spoke of Himself
(see under John 1:14).
Ezekiel has many visions!
Some of his symbolic actions were accompanied by painful personal sufferings.
He had to remain silent for a long period (Ezekiel
3:26; 24:27; 33:22).
He had to lie on his side in one position for over a year (4:5–6).
He had to eat food cooked with cow dung (4:15).
And his wife, whom he dearly loved (“the desire
of thine eyes”) was suddenly taken from him, and he was
not allowed to mourn (24:15–27) to
serve as a sign that Jerusalem would be destroyed without wailing or lamentation.
Ezekiel’s Vision of the Likeness of the glory of the LORD!
he himself was taken up & taken away by the Spirit of God a few times...
Ezekiel 8:3 -
And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head;
and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought
me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that
looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy,
which provoketh to jealousy.
Ezekiel 11:24 - Afterwards
the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God
into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had
seen went up from me.
False visions - flattery
Ezekiel 12:24 -
For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within
the house of Israel.
1:28a - As the
appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the
appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance
of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. ...
Don't read anyone's summary, paraphrase, corrections, or books/novels about
these visions and 'trips.'
Just read it directly from the KJB!
And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that