Resources from Ezekiel

A Little Sanctuary

Jan 1 THE text begins with “therefore.” There was a reason for God’s speaking in this way. It is profitable to trace the why and the wherefore of the gracious words of the Lord. The way by which a promise comes usually shines with a trail of light. Upon reading the connection we observe that those who had been carried captive were insulted by those who tarried at Jerusalem. They spoke in...

Ezekiel 11:16

Two Immutable Things

Oct 30  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 child, and where I afterwards spent some of my school-boy days. Everything was very vividly interesting to me, much more so than it could have been to anybody who was a stranger to the district. Now I want some of...

Ezekiel 6:8

"Thy Rowers Have Brought Thee Into Great Waters."

Dec 12 THIS was spoken by the prophet concerning Tyre, that great mercantile city where all the commerce of the East found its outlet towards the West. Tyre, when the Chaldeans invaded Palestine, had greatly rejoiced at the fall of Jerusalem. She said, “Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: I shall be replenished now she is laid waste.” It was a cruel and selfish exultation. After a...

Ezekiel 27:26

The Modern Dead Sea, and the Living Water

Jul 19 EZEKIEL is robed in dreadful tempest, and his whole book is “as the terrible crystal” for brightness, and for mystery; yet he often gives us visions of exceeding comfort. For instance, who can think without joy of that tender branch of the cedar which is to be planted by God in the mountain of the height of Israel, which shall grow so exceedingly that all fowl of every wing shall...

Ezekiel 47:8

The Bond of the Covenant

May 10 THIS striking utterance was given forth by that renowned seer Ezekiel, at the time when the Israelites, scattered in every country, had begun to forget their nationality. They judged it prudent and wise as much as possible to disguise their distinctive character, and melt their race into the Babylonian or Chaldean, and become like the heathen. Now, God, who chose his people of old, would not have it so, and...

Ezekiel 20:34-38

A Call to the Lord's Own Flock

Nov 2 THE sermon of this morning is intended for the flock of God, and it will be directed very pointedly to that particular part of it here gathered in fellowship. God has been coming very near to us of late; for a considerable number of brethren and sisters have fallen asleep during the last few days; nearly all of them persons of ripe age, who have been gathered as sheaves in...

Ezekiel 34:30-31

Pleading and Encouragement

Aug 17 SIN having a thorough possession of the human heart, entrenches itself within the soul, as one who has taken a stronghold speedily attends to the repairing of the breaches, and the strengthening of the walls, lest haply he should be dislodged. Among the most subtle devices of sin to keep the soul under its power, and prevent the man’s turning to God, is the slandering of the Most High by...

Ezekiel 18:23-32

Despair Denounced and Grace Glorified

Aug 27 I HAVE read to you the vision of the resurrection of the dry bones: keep it in your minds that you may understand the text. The figure is a very apt, instructive, and impressive one. It is not, however, a mere figure: it is a parable based upon a remarkable representation of the resurrection of the dead. Although the children of Israel at that time knew little enough concerning the...

Ezekiel 37:11-13

Holiness, the Law of God's House

Sep 11 I SHALL not enter into the immediate meaning of Ezekiel’s vision. I believe that the house of which Ezekiel speaks is typical of the church of the living God. In it I see not so much the visible church as that spiritual, mystical church of Jesus Christ which is the one place of his abode. It is found in a state of grace on earth, and in full glory in...

Ezekiel 43:12

Mistaken Notions about Repentance

Apr 20 WE noticed, in our reading, in what a kingly style the Lord speaks all through this chapter. He does not say “if” or “but”; but he says, “I will” and “you shall;” and this teaches us that God is omnipotent even in the regions of free agency. It would be preposterous to say that man is not a free agent. There are some who, in order to glorify the grace of...

Ezekiel 36:31