Cleansing: A Covenant Blessing

July 18, 2019

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 Yoke Removed and the Lord Revealed

January 1, 1970

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 …


Taught That We May Teach

January 1, 1970

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 Heart Full and the Mouth Closed

January 1, 1970

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 Covenant Promise of the Spirit

April 12, 1891

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

January 4, 1891

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, 1890

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, 1890

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. …


A Little Sanctuary

January 1, 1888

“A Little Sanctuary”   “Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.” — Ezekiel xi. 16.   THE text begins with “therefore.” There was …


Two Immutable Things

October 30, 1887

Two Immutable Things   “Yea, I aware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.” — Ezekiel xvi. 8.    DURING this last summer, I took a little journey into the country, as I had an opportunity of preaching and visiting in the region where I lived as a little …