Israel is shattered—her unity torn by apostasy. She is suffering the consequences of her actions; she defiled pure worship and defamed God’s name. Amid the despair, Jehovah moves Ezekiel to utter a series of prophecies that offer hope. Using striking word pictures and awe-inspiring visions, Jehovah encourages not just the captive Israelites but all who long to see pure worship restored.
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God inspires Ezekiel to prophesy about the Messiah, the future Ruler and Shepherd of Jehovah’s people, who will permanently restore pure worship.
Do prophecies given to the faithful Jewish exiles in Babylon have meaning for us?
Ezekiel has a vision of a valley full of dry bones that come to life. What does it mean?
What are the role and responsibilities of this watchman? What warning is he to proclaim?
Jehovah promises to unite his people.
What is the meaning of the temple that Ezekiel saw in a vision?
What lessons might the Jews of Ezekiel’s day have drawn from his temple vision? And what does this vision mean for us today?