Gene Cunningham - September 25, 2003

Ezekiel #26

Ezekiel #26

God says He'll cut off both righteous and unrighteous, the righteous by captivity, the unrighteous by the sword (Eze 21:1-4). Nebuchadnezzar becomes he sword of vengeance in the hand of God (Eze 21:8-24). God wants mankind to know He is judging His people (Eze 21:5). Zedekiah is called profane having broken a commitment to God (Eze 21:25-27, 2Ch 36:11-26). "Overthrown" three times is a play on words — the difference being a dot — that word meaning "perverted" (Mat 5:18).  Hosea prophesies that no king will be on the throne until Christ, the Messiah, returns (Hos 3:4) Jerusalem will be overthrone the third time (Rev 16:18-21). "He" is the "Seed of the woman" (Gen 3:15), "Seed of Abraham" (Gen 22:18, Gal 3:16) and the "Seed of Judah" (Gen 49:10-11). Messiah is "He" (Psa 2:7, Psa 110:1), the "the Root and Offspring of David". Over 330 prophesies were literally fulfilled. They knew the method — virgin birth (Gen 3:15, Isa 7:14), the time of His coming (Dan 9:24-26), the place of His coming (Mic 5:2), the reason of His coming (Isa 53:6), and the sign of His coming (Num 24:17). Jesus rebuked His generation (Luk 19:44), and tells of the destruction because they didn't know the "time of their visitation" (Zep 2:7). Feasts taught the Jews: Passover taught the coming cross (1Co 5:7, Joh 1:29); Unleavened Bread taught removal or cleansing from sin; First Fruits taught resurrection of Jesus Christ (1Co 15:1-58); Pentecost taught a great harvest (1Co 14:21-22); Trumpets taught the gathering of Israel and rapture; Atonement taught the sealing of the 144,000 and redemption; Tabernacles taught the abiding of the King of Kings. 2nd Coming: We have a promise that Jesus will return (Joh 14:3, Act 1:11); We have a time factor for His return — "fig tree will blossom" (Mat 24:32-40). We know the conditions for His return (Mat 24:4-8, Zec 12:2-3). We know the manner of His coming (1Th 4:13-18, 1Th 5:1-10, 2Th 2:1-12). We have warnings regarding our readiness (Mat 24:46, Tit 2:13, 2Ti 4:8, Luk 21:34)

Scripture References: Matthew 24:4-8, Psalms 110:1, Numbers 24:17, Hosea 3:4, Matthew 24:32-40, Psalms 2:7, Isaiah 53:6, Matthew 5:18, Acts 1:11, Genesis 49:10-11, Luke 21:34, Micah 5:2, Ezekiel 21:25-27, John 14:3, Galatians 3:16, Titus 2:13, Daniel 9:24-26, Ezekiel 21:5, John 1:29, Genesis 22:18, Matthew 24:46, Isaiah 7:14, Ezekiel 21:8-24, Zephaniah 2:7, Genesis 3:15, Zechariah 12:2-3, Genesis 3:15, Ezekiel 21:1-4, Luke 19:44, Revelation 16:18-21

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