Monday, October 6, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 84 Monday

Ezekiel chapter 30

Does God issue any commands?

  • God told Ezekiel to prophesy and tell everyone to howl because the day was near, the Day of the LORD. It was going to be a cloudy day. It was also the day that Egypt, Ethiopia, and those having treaties with them would be subdued by Nebuchadnezzar.

Does God make any promises?

  • God promised to set a fire in Egypt and when He did they would know that He is the LORD. 
  • God promised that the rivers would be dry and the land would be sold into the hand of the wicked.
  • God promised that the idols of Egypt and Ethiopia would be destroyed.
  • God promised that there would no longer be a prince of Egypt. Nebuchadnezzar would be her ruler.
  • In the eleventh year and seventh month God told Ezekiel that He had broken the arm of Egypt. The Egyptian people would be scattered among the nations.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • Not that I identified.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • The Day of the LORD is a reference to a day of judgment. It is as though it is court day and God's tribunal is in session. It had its fulfillment in Old Testament times, such as mentioned here, and it will have fulfillment in the future also. New Testament authors talked about it in the future tense. (See Acts 2:20, I Thessalonians 5:2, II Peter 3:10)

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