Gene Cunningham - September 25, 2003

Ezekiel #20

Ezekiel #20

Hosea's marraige to a whore illustrates the love of the Lord for His people. Israel is still without a king, but the next they get will be the King of Kings. (Hos 3:1-5). Ezekiel sings a funeral dirge for Israel's Davidic dynasty (Eze 19:1-14). Analogy of a lioness (Gen 49:10) and her cubs. One lion was ravaging his own nation, so put in a cage depicts king being taken into captivity (Eze 19:2-9, Jer 22:10-13). Jehoiachin—Coniah— was godless king leading his nation astray (2Ki 23:31-34, Jer 22:24-26, 2Ki 24:8-12). "Branches" refers to scepters used by Israel's kings. From 606 - 586 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar is God's instrument of discipline (Eze 19:10-14). The "branch of David" is the Messiah (Isa 4:2, Isa 11:1, Jer 23:5, Zec 3:8). "My servant the Branch", (Zec 6:12), "The Branch is the Lord of Righteousness" Jer 33:16). Jesus was called a Nazarene: Nazareth means "branch" (Mat 2:23). In time of Ezekiel who judges Israel? Jesus Christ — the fire comes out of the branch (Eze 19:14, Heb 12:29). When God judges a nation he begins with His own people (1Pe 4:17, Eze 9:6). He teaches the nation how to die. At second advent He rights the wrongs (Rev 19:11-16)

Scripture References: Ezekiel 19:2-9, Jeremiah 23:5, Hebrews 12:29, Genesis 49:10, Isaiah 11:1, Ezekiel 19:14, Ezekiel 19:1-14, Isaiah 4:2, Matthew 2:23, Hosea 3:1-5, Ezekiel 19:10-14, Jeremiah 33:16, Jeremiah 22:24-26, Zechariah 6:12, Revelation 19:11-16, Jeremiah 22:10-13, Zechariah 3:8, Ezekiel 9:6

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