And the name of the city from that time on shall be, “The Lord Is There.” Ezekiel 48:35 C. H. Spurgeon, in a sermon preached in 1891:”Jehovah-Shammah: A Glorious Name for the New Year” You remember how, in after ages, when Solomon was crowned and his reign of peace had been inaugurated, he built for God a … More Spurgeon: “The Lord Is There.”
November 19 Ezekiel 48 (ESV) 48:1 “These are the names of the tribes: Beginning at the northern extreme, beside the way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan (which is on the northern border of Damascus over against Hamath), and  extending from the east side to the west,  Dan, one portion.2 Adjoining the territory of Dan, … More November 19 Ezekiel 48
When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he … More Leave the same way you came in?
November 18 Ezekiel 45-47 (ESV) The Holy District 45:1 “When you allot the land as an inheritance, you shall set apart for the Lord a portion of the land as a holy district, 25,000 cubits  long and 20,000  cubits broad. It shall be holy throughout its whole extent. 2 Of this a square plot of 500 by 500 cubits shall … More November 18 Ezekiel 45-47
Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory. And the vision I saw was just like the vision … More The glory of the LORD entered the temple by the gate facing east
November 17 Ezekiel 42-44 (ESV) The Temple’s Chambers 42:1 Then he led me out into the outer court, toward the north, and he brought me to the chambers that were opposite the separate yard and opposite the building on the north. 2 The length of the building whose door faced north was a hundred cubits,  and the … More November 17 Ezekiel 42-44
Think Ezekiel has been difficult? Hang in there! You are in good company. According to the ESV Study Bible, almost all interpreters agree that Ezekiel 40–48 is one of the most difficult passages in the entire Bible. From the ESV Study Bible comments on Ezekiel 40-48 With regard to the meaning of this passage as … More Need a little help reading through Ezekiel?
November 16 Ezekiel 40-41 (ESV) Vision of the New Temple 40:1 In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was struck down, on that very day, the hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought … More November 16 Ezekiel 40-41
In our reading from Ezekiel today, chapters 38-39, we see many wonderful promises, many of which encourage us that God indeed WANTS to show us His glory, for us to KNOW Him and see Him in all His glory and mercy and holiness! He is NOT hiding! Be awestruck at the incredible missions promise in … More God is NOT hiding!
As I read commentaries on this passage, I was struck by the sheer volume of information available and the multitude of views on eschatology that were being presented. One could study these passages and try to figure out the “who-what-where-when-why” of Bible prophecy. It also struck me that a person could read these chapters, and … More Don’t miss the main point of Ezekiel 38-39