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Ezekiel
God told Ezekiel that he was to blow a warning horn to the Israelites.

Ezekiel

The Book of Ezekiel is full of hope and descriptions of God's glory, whether in heaven, in the temple or in the future on earth.

The fourth of the Prophetic Books, and the twenty-sixth book in the Bible, is the Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel was one of the Jews living in exile in Babylon but before the fall of Jerusalem. Ezekiel was called by God to be a prophet to those Jews living in Babylon and to warn them that Jerusalem would one day fall. After Jerusalem was destroyed Ezekiel told the people that the temple would one day be built again.

All quotations from the Bible are taken from the Authorised King James Version.
1.
Ezekiel was how old when he was called by God to be His spokesman?
He was 15 years old
He was 30 years old
He was 45 years old
He was 60 years old
Ezekiel came from a family of priests, but was chosen by God to serve Him in a different manner.

Ezekiel 1:1-3
"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. In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity, the word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was there upon him"
2.
When God first appeared to Ezekiel He was on a throne made from which precious stone?
Diamond
Ruby
Emerald
Sapphire
Ezekiel 1:26-28
"And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. 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. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake."

God spoke to Ezekiel and told him to speak to the children of Israel, but warned him that they would not listen
3.
God demanded that Ezekiel should warn the Israelites about God's judgement. What punishment did God say would be dealt to Ezekiel if he did not do as God asked?
Ezekiel's wife would die
Ezekiel would become dumb
Ezekiel would die
Ezekiel would become blind
If the Israelites did not turn back to God then they would die. It was Ezekiel's job to warn them and if he failed in his task God would punish him for the deaths of those who were not warned.

Ezekiel 3:17-20
"Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 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 thy soul. Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand"
4.
Ezekiel was shown another vision by God in which God's spirit abandoned the temple in Jerusalem and stood where?
On a mountain east of the city
With the exiles in Babylon
In heaven
Astride the River Jordan
Ezekiel prophesied that the temple of God in Jerusalem was going to be destroyed.

Ezekiel 11:22-25
"Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above. And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city. 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. Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the Lord had shewed me"
5.
God spoke to Ezekiel when the Babylonians had begun laying siege to Jerusalem. What did God tell him to write down?
The date
The 10 Commandments
The weather
The Laws of Moses
The day of God's judgement upon Jerusalem had finally come.

Ezekiel 24:9-14
"Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great. Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned. Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed. She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire. In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee. I the Lord have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord God"
6.
God spoke again to Ezekiel and said that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had done God's work when he had attacked the city of Tyre. What did God say would be Nebuchadnezzar's reward?
God would give him innumerable offspring
God would give him an unnaturally long life
God would give him wealth beyond counting
God would give him the land of Egypt
Nebuchadnezzar had been God's tool, not only in his conquest of Judah, but also of the Israelite's enemies.

Ezekiel 29:17-21
"And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it: therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army. I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord God. In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the Lord"
7.
God told Ezekiel that he was to blow a warning horn to the Israelites because he was their what?
He was their herald
He was their musician
He was their watchman
He was their trumpeter
God likened Ezekiel to a watchman whose job it is to warn the people of approaching danger.

Ezekiel 33:1-3
"Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: if when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people"
8.
God told Ezekiel of the time in the future when He would return the Jews to their homeland. God said that He would replace what possessions of the Israelites, which were stone, with a new one made from flesh?
Their altars
Their idols
Their homes
Their hearts
Ezekiel 36:24-26
"For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh."

This was a promise to the exiled Jews that God would not abandon them and that one day they would return home
9.
Ezekiel was lifted up by God and transported to where?
To heaven
To a valley full of bones
To the highest mountain-top
To the depths of the earth
Ezekiel 37:1-3
"The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, and caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest."

God brought the bones back to life to show Ezekiel how he would restore the Jewish nation
10.
Ezekiel was shown a vision of God's return to the temple of Jerusalem and he saw God's spirit enter through which of the temple gates?
Through the north gate
Through the south gate
Through the east gate
Through the west gate
Ezekiel 43:1-6
"Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: and, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house. And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me."

God shows Ezekiel this vision and then tells him how He will live amongst His chosen people forevermore.

Ezekiel 43:7-9
"And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places. In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger. Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever"

 

Author:  Graeme Haw

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