“Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. …and the hand of the LORD was upon him there.” Ezekiel 1:1-3 KJV

Ezekiel, a contemporary of Jeremiah, should be serving in the Temple at Jerusalem. Instead, we find in the introduction of this writing that he is in Babylon. Along with King Jehoiachin and the aristocracy of Judah, Ezekiel has been taken captive. But even in exile, God has His hand upon him.

The Book of Ezekiel begins and ends with one theme — the glory of God and His Kingdom. In chapter one, he is given a vision of God on His throne… a mobile throne that is not restricted to Jerusalem. His vision has evoked many artist’s conceptions, but should much more cultivate worship. He is the God who is there!

What is the message between the first and final chapters of this book of prophecy? Not surprising, ‘that God’s people would know Him.’ At least seventy-two times the reader of this book will encounter these words, “…and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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7 Responses to Ezekiel

  1. granbee says:

    Really KNOWING God and KNOWING HIs love for me–the right place to start and end, for sure!

  2. Jodi Q says:

    sounds like the spiritual life in a nutshell. God reveals His glory, we come to know Him, God’s glory is known. Thanks, love the brevity and depth of this post. 🙂

  3. willofheart says:

    thanks for sharing verses …

  4. Excellent post my friend. I am gonna make the time to find and mark those 72 verses in my bible for future study and reference. What other gems are you holding back from us my friend?;) Share the wealth!;)

  5. writinggomer says:

    Great post my friend! The more we know God, verses knowing about Him, the better off we will be.
    God bless

  6. cc says:

    “That God’s people should know Him”…what a dazzlingly wonderful thought…that we can know Him! How sad that we are to often satisfied with knowing about Him.

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