Notes: April 2, 2009 – Ezekiel 2 & 3

Ezekiel’s Commission

Ezekiel was drafted to preach to a congregation that would not listen to his preaching. (Chapter 2)

  • Stand up, and I will speak to you (v. 1)
  • The spirit entered into him while God spoke (v. 2).
  • His new title: Son of Man
  • Knowing his audience: they are rebellious, impudent and stiffhearted (v. 3-4)
  • Yet God graciously sends His prophet to them. This they cannot deny (v. 5).
  • Fear not what man can do to you (v. 6).
  • Preach the Word of God (v. 7).
  • In the world, but not of it (v. 8).
  • A handout from God (v. 9).
  • Written lamentations (v. 10).

Eating God’s words (Chapter 3)

  • Sweeter than the honey (v. 1-3; Psalm 19:7-11).
  • No need to learn a foreign language (v. 4-6).
  • Although there will be no language barrier, yet they will not hear (v. 7-11).
  • One week to observe the people before he began to preach to them (v. 12-15)
  • The watchman’s responsibility and accountability (v. 16-21).
  • Another place; another vision of the glory of God (v. 22-23).
  • The Spirit comes upon the prophet so that he may understand the word of God (v. 24-27).