Gene Cunningham - September 25, 2003
Ezekiel themes: (1) Glory of God (Chapter 1 & 3); (2) Glory departing (Chapter 11); (3) Ezekiel is made a watchman (Chapter 3 & 33); (4) The signs; (he acts out many prophecies). (5) Ezekiel is a preview of the Lord Himself (via resurrection and suffering prophecies regarding Israel). Gog invasion is summarized (Eze 38:14-17): (1) Time-frame "latter years" — Israel is back in the land(Eze 38:4-10). (2) The condition is that Israel dwells in illusion of safety without walls (Eze 38:18, Eze 38:10-13). (3) The identity of the players (Eze 38:2-6): Magog — Southern Russia, Persia — Iran & Iraq, Ethiopia — Sudan & Saharan Africa, Libya, Gomer — Turkey. God's view of the armies which come up against Jerusalem and the returning Jesus Christ (Psa 2:1-12). The unseen hand, namely God, wants mankind to acknowledge Him — to bring glory to Him (Eze 38:16-17). The Lord's purpose is His Glory (Eze 38:21, Eze 39:22-29). Rev 20 and Ezekiel 38-39 is separated by 1000 years; Revelation Chapter 20 represents the post-millennium rebellion, at the end of which is the White Throne Judgment.
From Series: "Ezekiel - 2002"
Ezekiel's vision of God's glory effected his life.