Pure Worship of Jehovah—Restored at Last!
The Bible book of Ezekiel contains many prophecies that focus on the restoration of pure worship. How do these prophecies involve us?
It is our earnest desire that this book will help you to give Jehovah the pure worship that he so richly deserves.
Teaching boxes and time lines provide additional information that will help deepen your understanding.
By instigating a rebellion, Satan not only challenged Jehovah’s right to rule, but also launched an attack on pure worship.
The pattern set by men of faith reveals that acceptable worship includes four key elements.
Ezekiel’s first vision left him completely overwhelmed. What he saw is rich in meaning for faithful servants of God today.
Jehovah gave Ezekiel visual aids that help us to understand realities that we would not otherwise be able to grasp.
Ezekiel observes shocking scenes that reflect the spiritual ruin of the whole nation.
Ezekiel’s prophetic enactments foretell the expression of Jehovah’s indignation against Jerusalem.
The nations that slandered Jehovah’s name and persecuted or corrupted his people would not escape the consequences of their actions. What lessons can we learn from Israel’s dealings with those nations?
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 reunite 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?
What can we learn from the descriptions of the prostitutes in Ezekiel and in Revelation?
The way that faithful ones in Ezekiel’s day were marked for survival is significant for us.
Who is Gog of Magog, and what land does he invade?
Gog’s attack provokes Jehovah’s anger, leading God to defend his people.
How is Ezekiel’s vision of a river flowing from the temple fulfilled in ancient times, at present, and in the future?
In a vision, God instructs Ezekiel and his fellow exiles to allot the Promised Land among the tribes of Israel.
What lessons can we draw from Ezekiel’s vision about the city and its meaningful name?
This publication is intended to strengthen our resolve to worship Jehovah God exclusively.
Why has our understanding of some prophecies in the book of Ezekiel been changed?
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Exactly how can worship be defined? How is it highlighted in the book of Ezekiel? What does pure worship involve?
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The book can be divided into a number of chronological and topical sections.
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The book contains visions, illustrations, parables, and enactments. All of these were divinely-inspired messages of things to come.
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Other prophets were active at the same time as Ezekiel. His lifespan was punctuated by important events in the history of his people.
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What route would the exiles likely have taken between Judah and Babylon?
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What distinguished the four creatures that Ezekiel saw in a vision from the colossal statues of ancient Assyria and Babylonia?
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Ezekiel sees four detestable things in the temple and its courtyard.
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Under divine direction, Ezekiel enacts prophetic dramas indicating what will soon take place in Jerusalem.
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Judah and neighboring lands were the theater of numerous power struggles.
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Certain characteristic expressions recur dozens of times throughout this prophetic book.
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What is the meaning of the riddle recorded in Ezekiel chapter 17?
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Ezekiel prophesies that the future leader of God’s people would have the legal right to rule as heir of King David.
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God inspires Ezekiel to share five prophecies concerning release and restoration.
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Why do we say that God’s people were freed from bondage to Babylon the Great in 1919?
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How have some of God’s promises had two fulfillments?
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Prophecies regarding the captivity of the Jews in ancient Babylon had a greater fulfillment when the Christian congregation was held captive by Babylon the Great.
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The apostle Peter was inspired to foretell a period that would begin with Christ’s enthronement and would continue to the end of the Millennium.
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What developments paved the way for the modern preaching work?
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How were these prophecies fulfilled in modern times?
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At times we can feel overwhelmed and worn out, but we draw strength from the vision of the dry bones that came to life.
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They faced opposition, remained loyal to Jehovah, and announced both warnings and good news.
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Whom did these sticks represent in ancient and modern times?
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How did the temple seen by Ezekiel differ from the one described by the apostle Paul?
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What lessons drawn from Ezekiel’s temple vision can you apply in your worship?
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Jehovah’s depiction of Oholah and Oholibah illustrates how he feels about those who misrepresent his holy name and his standards of pure worship.
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Why did we adjust our understanding?
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The vision recorded in Ezekiel chapter 9 can help us to face the end of this system of things with confidence.
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The Bible foretells a climactic battle in which God will destroy all who oppose him.
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Several Bible writers have used the same illustration to picture Jehovah’s blessings.
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What does the stream that flows from God’s sanctuary represent?
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Ezekiel’s vision of territory allotment encouraged not only Jewish exiles in Babylon but also God’s people today.
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What five areas made up the land that God set apart? What purpose did they serve?
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What awaits those who pass the final test?