Resources from Ezekiel

The Message from the Lord's Mouth

Sep 1 IN most places the seasons in the church are the reverse of those of nature. Our wintry season generally comes when our hearers are busy in the fields, or resting in their summer retreats, and our harvest time for the ingathering of souls comes to us in the winter, when during the long evenings the people can come together, and special meetings for prayer and exhortation can be held. Just...

Ezekiel 3:17

Enquire of the Lord

Jul 9 MULTIPLICATION is a very ancient form of blessing. The first benediction pronounced upon man was of this sort, for we read in the first chapter of Genesis, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.” That same blessing was pronounced again when God accepted his servant Noah, and entered into covenant with him. We read in Genesis ix. 1 that “God...

Ezekiel 36:37,38

Now - A Sermon for Young Men and Young Women

Mar 19 ONE would have, thought that if the glorious Lord condescended to send his servants to speak to men of the way of salvation, all mankind would delight to hear the message. We should naturally conclude that the people would immediately run together in eager crowds to catch every word, and would be obedient at once to the heavenly command. But, alas! it has not been so. Man’s opposition to God...

Ezekiel 12:27

The Heart of Flesh

Aug 31 IT is a peculiar feature in our holy religion that it begins its work within, and acts first upon the heart. Other religions, like that of the Pharisees, begin with outward forms and ceremonies, perhaps hoping to work inwardly from without, although the process never ends so, for the outside of the cup and of the platter is made clean, but the inside still, remains full of rottenness as before....

Ezekiel 36:26

"Waters to Swim In"

Apr 25 THE whole vision, though bearing other meanings, may be applied to the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It began at Jerusalem as a tiny rivulet. By our Saviour’s preaching a few disciples, some of whom became apostles, were converted. These were the means of the conversion of a still larger number. But at the first the stream was very shallow, for the whole church could meet in one...

Ezekiel 47:5

Covenant Blessings

Apr 14 LUTHER has well said that the experience of the minister is the best book in his library. I am persuaded it is so, and that God often leads his servants through peculiar states of mind, not so much for their own benefit as for the sake of those to whom they may afterwards minister. It is not long ago since I felt myself when engaged in devotion cold and dead,...

Ezekiel 36:26, 27

The Wall Daubed with Untempered Mortar

May 30 EZEKIEL was sent to arouse the people of Jerusalem to a sense of danger. This task was in itself difficult enough, since he had to deal with a slumbering people who were carnally secure. But the difficulty was much increased by the fact that a large number of base pretenders to prophecy, both male and female, sprang up at that time, and exercised great influence among the people. They imitated...

Ezekiel 13:10-12

The Priveleged Man

May 30 THE root of Israel’s nation was originally a lone man, whose family and dependants formed a small Bedouin tribe, wandering throughout the plains of Canaan. God separated and selected Abraham, who was in no way distinct from others in his parentage, and declared that in him and in his seed should all the nations of the earth be blessed. When the tribe had somewhat multiplied, God found them in Egypt,...

Ezekiel 16:9-14

Sweet Savour

Apr 29 GOD does not cease to observe the sins of his people. As the eye of Moses never waxed dim, so the eye of God does not grow dim with regard to the sins of his chosen. We may learn this from the recapitulation of those offences which we find in the chapter before us, and in many other places in Scripture. He looks down from heaven and beholds their wanderings,...

Ezekiel 20:41

Thus Saith the Lord:

Sep 25 THE wise man saith, “Where the word of a king is, there is power.” What power must there be where there is the word of the King of kings who ruleth over all! We are not left to conjecture as to the power of the divine Word, for we know that “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath...

Ezekiel 6:5