Gene Cunningham - September 25, 2003
The great error of modern spirituality is to equate it with emotion. The rapture of the church is a part of God's glory leaving the world before judgment. God lives above the Cherubim and passes judgment (Psa 18:10, Psa 18:13, Psa 97:2, Eze 10:1-8). God marks remnant believers for protection from judgment (Jer 39:15-18, Jer 40:4, Jer 45:5). Idolatry is why God will discipline Israel (Eze 8:6). God holds us accountable for His gifts He's given (Luk 12:48). God gets glory from blessing and judgment (Isa 43:7). God's throne is built on Righteousness (Psa 97:2, Psa 89:14, Joh 1:14). Wheels within wheels refers to God's immutability -- no turning. Eyes refer to omniscience (Eze 10:9-13). The faces reflect the character of Christ (Eze 10:14-22). "Ichabod" - Moses foretold the departing of the glory of God (Due 31:7, Hos 9:12). Ichabod "no glory" is defined when the Israel is defeated loses the ark (1Sa 4:11, 1Sa 4:21). The same can happen to a church (Rev 2:4, Rev 3:20) and to an individual (1Co 3:16-17, 1Co 6:20). Our body is a temple; we are to glorify Him. The glory can leave a marraige; we are to submit to one another in the fear of Christ (Eph 5:21-33). The two fig baskets (Jer 24:1-10). The basket of good figs are the captives of Judah; bad figs Jews in Jerusalem. God knows what we think (Eze 11:5, Jer 17:10). Bad figs - Prophecy fulfilled - people taken from Jerusalem and judged (Eze 11:1-12, Jer 52:24-27). Good figs (Eze 11:13-20)
Scripture References: Ephesians 5:21-33, Jeremiah 45:5, Ezekiel 11:13-20, John 1:14, Revelation 3:20, Jeremiah 40:4, Jeremiah 52:24-27, Psalms 89:14, Revelation 2:4, Jeremiah 39:15-18, Ezekiel 11:1-12, Psalms 97:2, Hosea 9:12, Ezekiel 10:1-8, Jeremiah 17:10, Isaiah 43:7, Deuteronomy 31:7, Psalms 97:2, Ezekiel 11:5, Luke 12:48, Ezekiel 10:14-22, Psalms 18:13, Jeremiah 24:1-10, Ezekiel 8:6, Ezekiel 10:9-13, Psalms 18:10
From Series: "Ezekiel - 2002"
Ezekiel's vision of God's glory effected his life.