|Contributions||Hewson, William, 1806-1870.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 v. (various pagings),  leaves of plates ;|
God’s Holy Spirit lives in the heart of the believer and will never depart like the vision Ezekiel saw. Jesus promised that He would never leave us or forsake us (Heb. ; Mat. ). He keeps that promise because His Holy Spirit lives (dwells) in us and goes with us wherever we go. (Eph. ; 2 Tim. )Author: Kelly Henderson. That vision explains the name of the city, the name which closes the Book of Ezekiel: “THE LORD IS THERE.” Many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen Solomon’s temple, “wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy. No one could distinguish the sound of the. Arguing for a literal fulfillment of the prophecy of Ezekiel’s temple are the numerous details of Ezekiel’s vision and the specific dimensions of the temple. If the vision is to be literally fulfilled, then the fulfillment must be future, for nothing like what is . The Angel With The Book Revelation 4 and 5 also introduces the throne of God, a sealed book written on both sides and the same creatures that Ezekiel saw in chapters one to three. I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals.
“In visions of God he brought me to the land of Israel, and set me down on a very high mountain, on which was a structure like a city . There was a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring reed in his hand. And he was standing in the gateway” (vv. 2–3. Introduction Chapter This section of Ezekiel is a sad era in the history of Israel. The Glory of the Lord led Israel out of Glory of the Lord appeared to Moses, in the burning bush on Mt. Sinai (Exodus ). He appeared to them in a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night, the very presence of God, He nurtured Israel in the wilderness providing food and water. The book closes with a description of the future city: “The circumference of the city shall be eighteen thousand cubits, and the name of the city henceforth shall be, ‘Yahweh is there'” (). This prophecy looks to the reconstruction of Israel as symbol of the messianic kingdom, the Church. Imperfectly as this may be carried out here on earth, the effect of the Gospel is to bring about ever more and more fully its realisation; and the closing book of the volume of Revelation, catching the echoes of Ezekiel’s prophecy, looks forward to the Holy City, the New Jerusalem “coming down from God out of heaven,” and declares.
Ezekiel is not all gloom and doom. The last parts of his prophecies were promises of restoration. His fantastic vision of a valley full of dry bones connecting with each other and coming back to life is a symbol of hope for the people of Israel who will be freed from captivity and will return to Jerusalem in due time (). The Divine Chariot. The book of Ezekiel begins with his famous prophecy of the Divine Chariot. In this vision,7 which he saw in the year ( BCE) while standing on the banks of the Chebar River,8 Ezekiel describes in vivid detail G‑d ’s supernal throne, supported by four angel-like creatures with four distinct faces: that of a human, a lion, an ox and an eagle In no other book is this pattern clearer than in Ezekiel (see Outline). Besides clarity of structure, the book of Ezekiel reveals symmetry. The vision of the desecrated temple fit for destruction (chs. 8–11) is balanced by the vision of the restored and purified temple (chs. 40–48). Ezekiel, in this vision, is shown the glory of the LORD coming into the Most Holy Place and taking up residence. The future kingdom glory of God will fill His temple (Zech. ), as He filled the tabernacle (Exodus ) and later Solomon’s temple (1 Kings ; Psalm ).