A Delusion Dispelled

Jun 22

A DELUSION DISPELLED.   “Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.” — Ezekiel xiv. 20.   WE are told in the opening verse of this chapter that certain of the elders of Israel came …


The Heart Full and the Mouth Closed

Jun 22

The Heart Full and the Mouth Closed   “And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the …


The Singing Pilgrim

Jun 22

THE SINGING PILGRIM.   “Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.” — Psalm cxix. 54.   THE one-hundred-and-nineteenth Psalm is said by many to consist of detached sentences, and to be rather a casket of gold rings than a chain of united golden links; yet the position of this verse is somewhat remarkable, for …


Taught That We May Teach

Jun 22

Taught That We May Teach   “And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee ; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to …


The Yoke Removed and the Lord Revealed

Jun 22

The Yoke Removed and the Lord Revealed    “They shall know that I am the Lord when I have broken the bands of their yoke.”— Ezekiel xxxiv. 27.   BUT do not all men know that God is the Lord? They should know it, for he is clearly to be seen in the works of nature: even where no …


Cleansing: A Covenant Blessing

Jul 18

Cleansing:  A Covenant Blessing   “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall he clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.”— Ezekiel xxxvi. 25.   THIS is one of the opening words of the glorious covenant of grace. Ezekiel’s copy of the covenant is full and clear, and deserves …


The Covenant Promise of the Spirit

Apr 12

The Covenant Promise of the Spirit   “And I will put my spirit within you.” — Ezekiel xxxvi. 27.   No preface is needed; and the largeness of our subject forbids our wasting time in beating about the bush. I shall try to do two things this morning: first, I would commend the text; and, secondly, I would in …


Jehovah-Shammah: A Glorious Name for the New Year

Jan 04

Jehovah-Shammah: A Glorious Name for the New Year   “The name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there [or in the Hebrew ‘Jehovah-shammah’].”— Ezekiel xlviii. 35.   THESE words may be used as a test as well as a text. They may serve for examination as well as consolation, and at the beginning of …


Come from the Four Winds, O Breath!

May 15

Come from the Four Winds, O Breath!   “Then paid he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.”— Ezekiel xxxvii. 9.   ACCORDING to some commentators, this vision in the …


An Ancient Question Modernized

May 14

An Ancient Question Modernized   “And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us, that thou doest so?”— Ezekiel xxiv. 19.   EZEKIEL’S wife died. His heart was bleeding; but he received orders from his divine Master that he should not mourn, nor weep, nor make any sign of mourning whatever. …