Saturday, October 4, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 83 Saturday

Ezekiel chapter 29

Does God issue any commands?

  • In the tenth year and tenth month (which was just a few months prior to the prophesies of the last 3 chapters) God told Ezekiel to prophesy against Egypt because pharaoh declared himself to be a god of the river. 

Does God make any promises?

  • God said that pharaoh and his people would be like fish drawn out of the river and laid into the open fields where their bodies would be spoiled by wild scavengers. The all the people of Egypt would know that He is the LORD and that they are being punished by Nebuchadnezzar for their weak help offered to Israel. Nebuchadnezzar was being rewarded for his siege against Tyrus.
  • God promised that the land of Egypt would be wasted for 40 years. The Egyptians would be scattered among other nations during that time. (Here is an interesting look at this prophecy and its fulfillment : click here.) 
  • God promised that the Egyptians would return to their land but that they would not be a dominant world power at that time. This would also keep the newly returned remnant of Israelites from leaning upon Egypt for protection!
  • God promised that when these things came to pass He would cause the horn of Israel to bud, which seems to indicate that Israel's power in the region would begin to grow once more.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • Not that I identified.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Not that I identified.

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