Friday, September 4, 2015

BIBLE STUDY "DANIEL, EZEKIEL, and REVELATION" ANSWERS

QUESTION:       WEEK # 4

 

1).        What is the key note in this book of Ezekiel?

This key note in the book of Ezekiel is "I am Jehovah!"

 

2).        What was his commission?

Ezekiel's commission from God was to be a watchman to Israel (33:1-9). It was his job as a prophet to warn the people of impending danger.

 

3).        What is the spiritual food in (Ezekiel 3:1-3; Revelation 10:10)?

Ezekiel's spiritual food was God's Word (scroll). God told him to feed on His Word, His Law, His precepts, and all God's judgments (Psalm 119:9-16), so he (Ezekiel) go and speak to the house of Israel (Ezekiel 3:1-7).

 

4).        What was the apostate condition of Judah before the captivity?

God's people had sunk to a moral level that was lower than that of the pagan nations around them, (Ezekiel 5:6-7). The sins of Jerusalem are listed in (Ezekiel 22). They had renounced (reject) their God. God used Babylon as His agent of judgment against Israel for their sins of idolatry and rebellion against Him. 

 

5).        What were the predictions and promises concerning the means by which the glory of the nation is to be restored? (Chapters 4-24)

By heeding the warning of the spiritual watchman, and repenting of sin, by displacing the False Shepherd, and the coming of the Good Shepherd, who will feed the flocks, by a National Revival, and a Spiritual Resurrection in the Valley of Dry Bones, by the Overthrow of the Enemies of the Nation, by the Building of a New Sanctuary, by the returning of the Glory of the Lord, by the Ministry of the Loyal Priesthood, and by Life-giving Waters issuing from the Sanctuary.

 

6).        What are the outstanding events in this book?

The Departure of the Glory of the Lord from the Temple; the Fall of Jerusalem; the Return of the Shekinah Prophesied.

 

7).        What are the choice selections in this book?

The new heart personal responsibility, un-tempered mortar, the search for a man of integrity, sentimental hearers, there are chapters for ministers, and revival chapter.

 

8).        The book of Ezekiel is name after its author, which mean what?

The name Ezekiel means "strengthened by God." As you read and study this amazing book, draw strength as Ezekiel did from God Himself.

 

9).        Give a brief summary of who Ezekiel was.

Ezekiel grew up in Jerusalem, served as a priest in the temple and was among the second group of captives taken to Babylon along with King Jehoiachin. While in Babylon he became a prophet of God, and his ministry began with condemnation and judgment of the nation Judah. After the destruction of Jerusalem, Ezekiel's perspective changed to a glimmer of hope shining through for the future. Ezekiel wanted to help the people learn from their failures and announced impending judgment upon the nations that surrounded Judah and reestablished hope for the restoration of Israel. His vision of the valley of dry bones pictures new life being breathed into the nation which will occur in the Millennial Reign of Christ on earth.

 

10).      Did Ezekiel talk about the millennial reign of Christ?

Yes he did when he saw and preached to the dry bones which represented the nation of Judah being revived by Jesus during the millennial reign with His people.

 

11).      What other visions did Ezekiel have?

Ezekiel also had the vision of New Temple, the New Jerusalem, the Millennium, and the new land in which the people will reside.

 

12).      Why do you suppose Ezekiel ministered with steadfastness as he did?

Ezekiel knew that he would be accountable for the blood of those who died in their sins (Ezekiel 33:8-9)

 

13).      As being a watchman on the wall what are we responsible for?

Ezekiel has shown all Christians that we are to be watchmen on this earth, and speaking the truth of the gospel to everyone we meet.

 

14).      Ezekiel's vision of the four wheels dramatically illustrates what?

Ezekiel's vision of the four wheels dramatically illustrates the omnipresence and omniscience of God. These wheels were associated with the "four living creatures" (Ezekiel 1:4), who were later described (Ezekiel 10:5, 20) as cherubim, angelic beings appointed as guardians of the holiness of God.

15).      The city of Tyre is known for what?

The city of Tyre was the recipient of some of the strongest prophetic condemnations in the Bible (Isaiah 23:1–18;Jeremiah 25:22;27:1–11; Ezekiel 26:1– 28:19;Joel 3:4–8; Amos 1:9,10). Tyre was known for building its wealth by exploiting its neighbors. Ancient writers referred to Tyre as a city filled with unscrupulous merchants. Tyre was a center of religious idolatry and sexual immorality. The biblical prophets rebuked Tyre for its pride brought on by its great wealth and strategic location.

 

16).      Explain how and by who was the city of Tyre was destroyed.                                             

Ezekiel's prophecy of Tyre's total destruction was fulfilled partially by Nebuchadnezzar (Ezekiel 29:17–21) and ultimately by Alexander the Great.

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