Waiting in the Ruins

So far, we saw the disobedience and rebellion of the Israelites. We learned that God had sent prophets to warn, but also to encourage them. He gave them opportunities for repentance, but they reverted to the same sins of idolatry, irreverence and insubordination. God had to discipline them because “whom the lord loveth he chasteneth”... Continue Reading →

Working in the Ruins

Ezekiel was called to serve when he was 30 years old; that is a landmark age.  It’s three decades of tasting life’s misery, beauty, pleasures and inadequacies; like us, he’d had his share.  I don't know what his plans for the future were, perhaps they were to get out of exile and start a new... Continue Reading →

God Has Made You for This

Did God make Daniel for the lion’s den? Certainly! Did He make Moses for the wilderness? Certainly! Did He make Samson for the Philistines? Certainly! Did He make Ezekiel for the ruins? Certainly! Has God made you for this? Certainly! But what is “this?” It’s the summation of all of your experiences, whatever you are... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Afraid of Scorpions

I know lots of people who have, but I have never been bitten by a scorpion. Living in the Caribbean, I had some near misses,  lucky me! As expected, I’m scared of them…very scared. As for Ezekiel, God told him that he was going to encounter some scorpion like stings. If he was afraid, he... Continue Reading →

Reflection

God's intention is to prepare us for His work and His world. Our world is contaminated with so many unholy things, that God has to strip us and rebuild us. Ezekiel went through this stripping stage. This week, we examined God's hand in preparing Ezekiel for the work ahead. After falling on his face before... Continue Reading →

Eat Up The Scroll

We like to eat, most of us do. We like to taste and enjoy different dishes, unlike Ezekiel who had to eat something else. Right after God’s Spirit strengthened him, by lifting him from off his face of shame. God gave him something to eat. “Son of dust, eat what I am giving you—eat this... Continue Reading →

God Will Raise You Up

The announcement of judgement was one of Ezekiel’s main responsibility, but the message of redemption was at the heart of his call. The book of Ezekiel begins with an enthralling vision, perhaps too fascinating for words, but somehow Ezekiel was able to capture its essence and related it to us in chapter 1. One of […]

Go Straight Forward

Lack of focus is a human problem. Many times,  we'll say, “I just can’t seem to focus.” With so many sensual distractions of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch, how can we focus? There is so much to see, so much to listen to and so much to taste. Elements that appeal to the senses,... Continue Reading →

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