User Tools

Site Tools


ezekiel

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
ezekiel [2017/06/24 04:06]
lydiagaston
ezekiel [2017/06/24 23:46]
lydiagaston [Date:]
Line 21: Line 21:
  
 ====== Date: ====== ====== Date: ======
- Between 593 and 570 B.C.+Between 593 and 570 B.C. 
 + 
 +According to the theologian Norman Geisler, Ezekiel was called to his prophetic ministry in 593 B.C. (the fifth year of the captivity of King Jehoiachin). Ezekiel would have been about thirty years of age (1:1). Geisler continues with the statement that, //"The Book of Ezekiel was written between 593 and 570 B.C. (cf. 29:17).//  
 + 
 +Those dates have also been confirmed by another resource which states,  
 +//"We can date [Ezekiel'​s] first vision to 593 B.C. (1:1-3) and his last one in 571 B.C. (29:17), which means Ezekiel'​s ministry lasted about 22 years. Ezekiel may have written his book shortly after the end of his public ministry."//​
  
 ====== Title: ====== ====== Title: ======
Line 54: Line 59:
  
 Lastly, Israel is restored by God's glory returning. First, Israel is going to be given this new life. First, God can only give them life if their sins are confessed and repented. Second, the people of God are Resurrected. Edom has repeatedly hurt Israel therefore Edom is urged. They needed to stop for the children of Israel to be restored. Third, the "​visitation of Israel'​s enemies."​ After Israel'​s invasion from their enemies, God will conquer their enemies. And they will forever be defended by God in their homeland. Second, Israel will have a "new order."​ This includes their temple, worship, land and river being messianic in their "full and final restoration." ​ Lastly, Israel is restored by God's glory returning. First, Israel is going to be given this new life. First, God can only give them life if their sins are confessed and repented. Second, the people of God are Resurrected. Edom has repeatedly hurt Israel therefore Edom is urged. They needed to stop for the children of Israel to be restored. Third, the "​visitation of Israel'​s enemies."​ After Israel'​s invasion from their enemies, God will conquer their enemies. And they will forever be defended by God in their homeland. Second, Israel will have a "new order."​ This includes their temple, worship, land and river being messianic in their "full and final restoration." ​
 +
 +How should we interpret Ezekiel?
 +
 +Ezekiel can be interpreted in two ways: spiritual and literal. ​ Spiritually it can be interpreted as the New Testament Christian church is going off the Jewish Old Testament symbolically. ​ Literally, “the Old Testament sacrificial system” restored “in”...“restored”… “Israel”. ​
 +
 +First, the you could interpret this book spiritually symbolically of the Old Testament to the New Testament church in a couple of reasons. First, offering sacrifices in the old Testament system is no more according to the New Testaments because of the fulfillment by Christ. Secondly, God has said in the New Testament that the Christian church is the fulfillment of the predictions in the Old Testament spiritually or symbolically.
 +
 + ​Second,​ the book of Ezekiel can be interpreted literally because in the “thousand – year messianic reign of Christ,” the sacrificial system and the Temple will be restored in Israel. Here are a few reasons why these interpretations seem better. First, “when the literal sense makes good sense, seek no other sense lest it result in nonsense.” Hermeneutics takes this as a “general rule.” Second, Israel (I Cor. 10:32) is different than the Christian church (Matt. 16:18). An example is the promise made to Abraham. Lastly, here is some proof that only Israel pertains to Ezekiel’s picture. First, God along with the Christian church, is going to reign. Also, Israel is literally going to be restored in the 1000-year reign in Revelations. ​
 +
 +Geisler
 +
 +How can we apply this book to our lives? ​
 +
 +Nothing happens by accident. Babylon might have seemed like a useless place to live, but it is not. Second, because Ezekiel had a “vision of God”, he was able to faithfully minister by God’s calling. Have that “vision of God” helps us serve God more effectively. By this we honor God. God is “majestic,​ sovereign, merciful, and faithful.” “Either he is… or he is not.” Lastly, we are doing what called us to do because pleasing God is really important. The results and even the final result in our life depends on our “view of God.”
 +
 + ​Zeisler – pbc.org
 +
  
 ====== Resources: ====== ====== Resources: ======
ezekiel.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/24 23:46 by lydiagaston