Ezekiel’s Message to Humanity

Thank you for joining us on this 30- day journey in our series, "Rising from the Ruins: Lessons from Ezekiel." I pray that God has enriched your relationship with Him through the lessons of Ezekiel. We have reached our last post, to God be the glory. Ezekiel's message was a mixture of harsh truths and... Continue Reading →

Ezekiel’s Message About God

Display the splendor of the Taj Mahal, boast about the opulence of the Burj Khalifa, lay out the most scenic landscapes and gaze upon the lofty arenas of our world and you will find ruins amongst the riches. The round world has spun through the seasons of time. From one century to another, we have... Continue Reading →

The City Above The Ruins

By the time we get to chapter 40, Ezekiel was in the ruins for 25 years, he had seen enough devastation. God wanted to reveal a little bit of what’s in store for those who dwell above the ruins and those who would eventually live above the ruins. He told Ezekiel to, “watch and listen... Continue Reading →

You Can Dwell Above the Ruins

In Ezekiel’s first vision, God gave him a glimpse of the heavenly throne.  To Ezekiel, “the sky spreading out above them looked as though it were made of crystal; it was inexpressibly beautiful” (1: 22). Imagine the vast sky sparkling like crystals. We’ve seen the glory of God in the sunrise. We’ve seen a holy... Continue Reading →

From Ruins to Restoration

Read the books of the major and minor prophets and you will witness God lashing out judgment after judgment. There is no escape from the pricking expressions of His anger against the ghastly sins.  Yet, at the pinnacle of His anger, we find grace, love and mercy. God told Hosea, “I will cure you of... Continue Reading →


This week, we saw how Ezekiel exposed the power of God as He worked in the ruins. Sometimes, the words were harsh, seemingly cruel. However, God wanted to make very bold on the banner, the ugliness of sin. And, isn't Ezekiel extremely bold in his declaration? God also wanted to make bright his offer of... Continue Reading →

The Man in Linen Clothing

I never realized how much “linen” was mentioned in the Bible until I started my study on the book of Ezekiel. In a few places of the account, Ezekiel mentions “the man in linen clothing.” Not having the background knowledge of linen, it made no sense to me. And it just may make no sense... Continue Reading →

God of Dead Bones

When I think of a graveyard, finality, silence, ghosts, captivity, sadness, as well as ruins come to my mind. In this context, it is so easy to draw a parallel between the ruins in our lives and the graveyard. For right at the door of ruin, death lurks. Right in the heart of ruin, there... Continue Reading →

When Walls Come Tumbling Down

  People build walls because, they seek protection or privacy, they need a sanctuary or secrecy, and because they want to establish borders.  However, when God calls for the ruins, no wall can save us. In Ezekiel’s days, there were some false prophets telling the people to build walls, not so much literal walls, but... Continue Reading →

Ruins of All Ruins

God created our world to be a beautiful place. In the Genesis of human existence, Moses gave us a meager but satisfactory picture of the loveliness God lavished upon this world during those six days of creation. In our everyday experiences and travels, we get to see glimpses of God’s glory in the sunrise. We... Continue Reading →

Our Worth and Our Unworthiness

Everything on earth regarding humanity, every struggle, every desire, every relationship, everything about us, every job, every friendship relates to one underlying motive…finding our worth. We know, even though some won’t admit it, we know our unworthiness. The Word declares that “we are born in sin and shapen in iniquity…all our righteousness are like filthy... Continue Reading →

God is Negotiable

It seems hard to believe that the omnipotent God is negotiable but Ezekiel proved that He is. In chapter 4, God said this to Ezekiel, “Each day take flour from the barrel and prepare it as you would barley cakes. While all the people are watching, bake it over a fire, using dried human dung... Continue Reading →


This week we witnessed God's grace and mercy through the life of Ezekiel.  As you reflect, think on God's offer to save you. In preparation for next week's post, read the latter chapters of Ezekiel. God is pleased that you are taking this journey and I pray that He continues to nourish your life with... Continue Reading →

Remnants in the Ruin

When you think of the word “remnant,” what comes to your mind? The dictionary says, remnant “is a small remaining quantity of something.”  Residue, leftovers and remainder are common synonyms for remnant. For example, we often talk about the remnants (leftover or remains) of food. Remnants in the ruin has a similar association, when we... Continue Reading →

Lonely in the Ruins

When I think of loneliness in the ruins, the prodigal son immediately comes to mind. He had friends whilst he had money. Once he depleted his funds, they vanished. Except for the hogs, he was lonely in the hog pen, facing the ruins of choice and consequences. When Job was in the ruins of disease,... Continue Reading →

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 →


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 →

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