THE SAGES SAY THAT THE VISION OF THE HEAVENLY THRONE IS A TOPIC SO FAR REMOVED FROM HUMAN COMPREHENSION THAT THE SAGES THEMSELVES FELT INADEQUATE TO INTERPRET IT, AND FORBID LAYPERSONS TO DELVE TOO DEEPLY INTO ITS TEACHINGS.

Shalom,

This morning we will begin our teachings in The Book of Ezekiel starting in the first chapter.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE SAGES SAY THAT THE VISION OF THE HEAVENLY THRONE IS A TOPIC SO FAR REMOVED FROM HUMAN COMPREHENSION THAT THE SAGES THEMSELVES FELT INADEQUATE TO INTERPRET IT, AND FORBID LAYPERSONS TO DELVE TOO DEEPLY INTO ITS TEACHINGS.

So with that said, let’s read Ezekiel 1.1-28, and we will study this great Supernatural Vision when GOD opened up The Heavens and personally presented His Mighty Vision to The Prophet Ezekiel.

EZEKIEL 1.1  NOW IT CAME TO PASS IN THE THIRTIETH YEAR IN THE FOURTH MONTH, IN THE FIFTH DAY OF THE MONTH, AS I WAS AMONG THE CAPTIVES BY THE RIVER K’VAR, THAT THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED AND I SAW VISIONS OF GOD.

It’s not clear what the thirtieth year represents.  But in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day on The Jewish Calendar that would be June 27th, some 2,500 years ago during the seventy year Jewish exile to Babylon from 586 B.C.E./B.C. to 516 B.C.E./B.C.,

The Prophet Ezekiel was among The Jewish Captives in Babylon, current day Iraq, by the river K’var, that the Heavens were opened. And Ezekiel saw visions of GOD.  Ezekiel saw with his own eyes what was taking place before him.

EZEKIEL 1.2-3  IN THE FIFTH DAY OF THE MONTH WHICH WAS THE FIFTH YEAR OF KING JEHOIACHIN’S CAPTIVITY WOULD BE 593 B.C.E./B.C.

THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME EXPRESSLY TO EZEKIEL THE PRIEST, THE SON OF BUZI, IN THE LAND OF THE CHALDEANS, (THAT IS BABYLON) BY THE RIVER K’VAR.  AND THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS THERE UPON HIM.

GOD sent His Jewish People of Jerusalem and throughout southern Israel into captivity to Babylon for seventy years because of their rebellion, their transgressions, and their disrespect against The LORD Their GOD.

GOD caused the Babylonian armies to begin exiling Jews to Babylon in 597 B.C.E./B.C.  The Babylonians destroyed The Solomon Temple in 587 B.C.E./B.C., and exiled more Jewish People in 586 B.C.E/B.C. 

2 CHRONICLES 36.11-21

EZEKIEL 1.4  AND I LOOKED, EZEKIEL WRITES, AND BEHOLD A WHIRLWIND.  WHIRLWIND IN HEBREW IS RUAKH SAH’RAH, MEANING A WIND, A SPIRIT, A STORM, OR A HURRICANE, CAME OUT OF THE NORTH.  AND A GREAT CLOUD, AND A FLASHING MASS OF FIRE WITHIN THE STORM.  AND A BRIGHTNESS TO IT ALL AROUND.  AND OUT OF THE CENTER OF IT WAS THE COLOR OF AMBER, TRANSPARENT AND BRILLIANT AS SHINING BRASS AND BRONZE, OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE FIRE.

EZEKIEL 1.5  ALSO OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE STORM AND THE MASSIVE FIRE, CAME THE LIKENESS OF FOUR LIVING CREATURES.  AND THIS WAS THEIR APPEARANCE.  THEY HAD THE LIKENESS OF A MAN.  THAT IS, THE FOUR LIVING CREATURES LOOKED LIKE MEN.

6/  AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE HAD FOUR FACES.  AND EVERY ONE HAD FOUR WINGS.

7/  AND THEIR FEET WERE STRAIGHT FEET.  AND THE SOLE OF THEIR FEET WAS LIKE THE SOLE OF A CALF’S FOOT.  AND THEY SPARKLED LIKE THE COLOR OF COPPER.

8/  AND THEY HAD THE HANDS OF A MAN UNDER THEIR WINGS ON THEIR FOUR SIDES.  AND THE FOUR OF THEM HAD THEIR FACES AND THEIR WINGS.

9/  THEIR WINGS TOUCHED ONE TO THE OTHER.  THEY DID NOT TURN WHEN THEY WENT.  EVERYONE WENT STRAIGHT FORWARD.

10/  AND FOR THE LIKENESS OF THEIR FACES, THE FOUR HAD THE FACE OF A MAN, AND THE FACE OF A LION ON THE RIGHT SIDE.  AND THE FOUR HAD THE FACE OF AN OX ON THE LEFT SIDE, AND THE FOUR ALSO HAD THE FACE OF AN EAGLE.

12/  AND EACH WENT STRAIGHT FORWARD.  WHERE THE SPIRIT WENT, THEY WENT, AND THEY DID NOT TURN WHEN THEY WENT.

13/  AS FOR THE LIKENESS OF THE LIVING CREATURES, THEIR APPEARANCE WAS LIKE BURNING COALS OF FIRE, AND LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF A BURNING TORCH.  IT WENT UP AND DOWN AMONG THE LIVING CREATURES, AND THE FIRE WAS BRIGHT.  AND LIGHTNING WENT OUT OF THE FIRE.

14/  AND THE LIVING CREATURES KEPT RUNNING AND TURNING LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF A FLASH OF LIGHTNING.

15/  AND I LOOKED AT THE LIVING CREATURES, AND  BEHOLD, ONE WHEEL WAS ON THE EARTH BY THE LIVING CREATURES WITH THEIR FOUR FACES.

16/  AND THE APPEARANCE OF THE WHEELS AND THEIR WORKMANSHIP WAS LIKE THE COLOR OF BERYL.  MAGNIFICENT PURPLE IN COLOR.  AND THE FOUR LIVING CREATURES HAD ONE LIKENESS.  AND THEIR APPEARANCE AND THEIR WORKMANSHIP WAS AS IT WERE A WHEEL IN THE MIDDLE OF A WHEEL.

17/  WHEN THEY WENT, THEY WENT ON THEIR FOUR SIDES.  AND THEY DID NOT TURN WHEN THEY WENT.

18/  AS FOR THEIR RINGS, THEY WERE SO HIGH THAT THEY WERE TERRIFYING.  AND THEIR RINGS WERE FULL OF EYES ALL AROUND THEM.

19/  AND WHEN THE LIVING CREATURES WENT, THE WHEELS WENT BESIDE THEM.  AND WHEN THE LIVING CREATURES WERE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, THE WHEELS WERE LIFTED UP.

20/   WHERESOEVER THE SPIRIT COMPELLED THEM TO GO, THEY WENT.  AND THE WHEELS WERE LIFTED UP BESIDE THEM.  FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING CREATURES WAS IN THE WHEELS.

21/  WHEN THEY WENT UP, THESE WENT, AND WHEN THOSE STOOD, THESE STOOD.  AND WHEN THOSE WERE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, THE WHEELS WERE LIFTED UP BESIDE THEM.  FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING CREATURE WAS IN THE WHEELS.

22/  AND THE LIKENESS OVER THE HEADS OF THE LIVING CREATURES WAS THE SKY AS THE COLOR OF AWESOME CRYSTAL STRETCHED OUT OVER THEIR HEADS FROM ABOVE.

23/  AND UNDER THE SKY WERE THEIR STRAIGHT WINGS.  ONE TOWARD THE OTHER.  EACH ONE HAD TWO WHICH COVERED ON THIS SIDE, AND EACH ONE HAD TWO WHICH COVERED ON THAT SIDE OF THEIR BODIES.

24/  AND I HEARD THE NOISE OF THEIR WINGS LIKE THE NOISE OF GREAT WATERS, AS THE VOICE OF THE ALMIGHTY, THE VOICE OF SPEECH, AS THE NOISE OF AN ARMY.  WHEN THEY STOOD, THEY LET DOWN THEIR WINGS.

25/  AND THERE WAS A VOICE FROM ABOVE THE SKY THAT WAS OVER THEIR HEADS WHEN THEY STOOD AND LET DOWN THEIR WINGS.

26/  AND ABOVE THE SKY THAT WAS OVER THEIR HEADS WAS THE LIKENESS OF A THRONE, AS THE APPEARANCE OF A SAPPHIRE STONE, LIKE A BEAUTIFUL GEM.  AND UPON THE LIKENESS OF THE THRONE WAS THE LIKENESS AS THE APPEARANCE OF A MAN ABOVE UPON IT.

SITTING UPON THE THRONE OF SAPPHIRE WAS THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.

27/  AND I SAW HIM AS THE COLOR OF AMBER, TRANSPARENT AND BRILLIANT AS SHINING BRASS AND GOLD, AS THE APPEARANCE OF FIRE WITHIN ALL AROUND IT.

EZEKIEL SAW GOD IN HIS GLORY, AND IN GREAT POWER.

28/  AS THE APPEARANCE OF THE RAINBOW THAT IS IN THE CLOUD IN THE DAY OF RAIN, SO WAS THE APPEARANCE OF THE BRIGHTNESS ALL AROUND.  THIS WAS THE APPEARANCE OF THE LIKENESS OF THE GLORY OF GOD.  AND WHEN I SAW, I FELL UPON MY FACE, EZEKIEL WRITES, AND I HEARD A VOICE OF ONE WHO SPOKE.

WHEN GOD SPEAKS, EVERY WORD IS LAW, EVERY WORD A COMMAND, AND EVERY WORD HIS PROMISE, AND HIS TEACHING.

WHY THE ANGELIC BEINGS OF GOD, AND EVERYTHING THEY DID BEFORE EZEKIEL?  FOR GOD TO GET EZEKIEL’S ATTENTION, AND FOR GOD TO GET YOUR ATTENTION, AND EVERYONE WHO READS THE BIBLE.

AND GOD CERTAINLY GOT EZEKIEL’S ATTENTION.  WHEN EZEKIEL SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN FRONT OF HIS EYES, SEEING GOD ON HIS THRONE IN SPACE EZEKIEL FELL ON HIS FACE.

BECAUSE GOD HAD A VERY IMPORTANT MISSION FOR EZEKIEL.  

GO TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, TO THE JEWISH CAPTIVES IN BABYLON.  TO A REBELLIOUS NATION THAT HAS REBELLED AGAINST ME.  THEY AND THEIR FATHERS HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST ME TO THIS VERY DAY.  EVEN IN CAPTIVITY, GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE WERE REBELLING AGAINST THEIR GOD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL.

FOR THEY ARE IMPUDENT CHILDREN, GOD SAID.  THEY DISRESPECT ME.  THEY REFUSE TO OBEY ME.

LET’S LOOK AT EZEKIEL CHAPTER 2.1-5

1/  AND GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, SON OF MAN, STAND UPON YOUR FEET, AND I WILL SPEAK TO YOU.

2/  AND THE SPIRIT ENTERED INTO ME WHEN GOD SPOKE TO ME, AND SET ME ON MY FEET, AND I HEARD HIM WHO SPOKE TO ME.

GOD SPOKE TO EZEKIEL WITH HIS VOICE FROM ABOVE, OR BY HIS VOICE INSIDE EZEKIEL’S HEAD.

3/  AND HE SAID TO ME, SON OF MAN, I SEND YOU TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, TO A REBELLIOUS NATION THAT HAS REBELLED AGAINST ME.  THEY AND THEIR FATHERS HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST ME TO THIS VERY DAY.

TODAY, BECAUSE THE WORLD REBELS AGAINST GOD, AND DISRESPECTS THE GOD OF CREATION, AND TRANSGRESSES AGAINST GOD BY NOT OBEYING HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE, GOD HAS JUDGED THIS WORLD WITH CORONAVIRUS, THE FLU, DISEASE, PLAGUES, FIRES, HATE, MURDER, RIOTS, LOOTING, EARTHQUAKES, FLOODS, TERRORISM, ALL BECAUSE THE WORLD REBELS AGAINST THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

THEY TRANSGRESS AGAINST THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL TO THIS VERY DAY.  THE WORLD DISOBEYS EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND MANY ARE TAUGHT THE LIE THAT GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES ARE ABOLISHED AND NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  THEY ARE TAUGHT TO REBEL AGAINST GOD, DISRESPECTING GOD, AND TRANSGRESSING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  WHILE OTHERS ARE OBLIVIOUS TO GOD, DEAF, BLIND, AND INDIFFERENT, THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

THESE ARE THE DAYS OF NOAH WHEN GOD DESTROYED THE EARTH AND EVERYONE IN IT EXCEPT NOAH AND HIS FAMILY BECAUSE NOAH WALKED WITH GOD AND OBEYED EVERY WORD GOD SPOKE. GENESIS 6.9

4/  AND GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, FOR THEY ARE IMPUDENT AND STIFF HEARTED (THEY ARE DISRESPECTFUL TOWARD GOD, AND STUBBORN, REJECTING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.)  I DO SEND YOU TO THEM, GOD SAID, AND YOU SHALL SAY TO THEM, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD.

5/  AND WHETHER THEY WILL HEAR OR WHETHER THEY WILL REFUSE AND NOT LISTEN TO YOU, FOR THEY ARE A REBELLIOUS HOUSE.  YET THEY SHALL KNOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN A PROPHET AMONG THEM.

LATER IN HIS BOOK, THE PROPHET EZEKIEL PROPHESIES OF A FUTURE GREAT WAR AGAINST ISRAEL.  EZEKIEL 38 AND 39

THE PROPHET ZECHARIAH PROPHESIES THAT GOD WILL GATHER ALL THE NATIONS AGAINST JERUSALEM TO BATTLE.  ZECHARIAH 14

THE PROPHET ISAIAH PROPHESIES OF A TIME WHEN FEW PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT ON THE EARTH.  ISAIAH 24

ALL GOD’S JUDGMENTS ARE BECAUSE THE WORLD TRANSGRESSES GOD’S LAWS, CHANGE HIS ORDINANCES, AND BREAK HIS EVERLASTING COVENANT, THAT IS GOD’S SPOKEN WORD THAT IS LAW.  AND FEW PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT.  ISAIAH 24.4-6

EZEKIEL ALSO PROPHESIES ABOUT THE DRY BONES OF MANY JEWISH PEOPLE WHOM GOD WILL RESURRECT TO LIFE, TO ETERNAL LIFE.  TO LIVE IN THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM OF GOD IN ISRAEL FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS THAT WILL BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN, AND THROUGHOUT ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.  EZEKIEL 37

AND EZEKIEL ALSO TEACHES GOD’S REPENTANCE.  TURNING TO GOD FROM ALL YOUR SINS OF BREAKING GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, AND OBEYING ALL GOD’S LAWS, AND STATUTES WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, DOING THAT WHICH IS LAWFUL AND RIGHT.  AND GOD SAYS, YOU SHALL SURELY LIVE, YOU SHALL NOT DIE.  EZEKIEL 18.21, 1 JOHN 3.4

AND AT THE END OF THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL, THE PROPHET WRITES ABOUT THE FUTURE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM WHERE MESSIAH YESHUA WILL REIGN.  EZEKIEL 40-48

WILL YOU BE THERE? 

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

THE VISION OF THE HEAVENLY THRONE OF GOD SITTING ON HIS THRONE, AND SPEAKING TO THE PROPHET EZEKIEL, AND THE WORKS OF GOD’S ANGELS, ARE TO GET YOUR ATTENTION TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION FOR YOUR GOOD ALWAYS.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

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