Ezekiel 8.1-4. Ezekiel 8:1-4
- Ezekiel 8:1 Of the captivity of Jeconiah.
- Ezekiel 8:1 Which contained part of August, and part of September.
- Ezekiel 8:3 Hebrew, in the visions of God.
- Ezekiel 8:3 Meaning, that he was thus carried in spirit, and not in body.
- Ezekiel 8:3 Which was the porch or the court where the people assembled.
- Ezekiel 8:3 So called, because it provoked God’s indignation, which was the idol of Baal.
- God showed Ezekiel the idolatry in the Temple. There was an idol at the altar. 70 elders worshipped engraved animals. Women were weeping at the Temple gate foor the heathen god Tammuz. 25 men were in the Temple precincts worshipping the Sun.Ezekiel 8.5-17.
- Ezekiel 8:5 That is, in the court where the people had made an altar to Baal.
- Ezekiel 8:6 For God will not be where idols are.
- Ezekiel 8:11 Thus they that should have kept all the rest in the fear, and true service of God, were the ringleaders of all abomination, and by their example pulled others from God.
- Ezekiel 8:11 It was in such abundance.
- Ezekiel 8:12 For besides their common idolatry they had particular service, which they had in secret chambers.
- Ezekiel 8:14 The Jews write, that this was a Prophet of the idols, who after his death was once a year mourned for in the night.
- Ezekiel 8:17 Declaring that the censings and service of the idolaters, are but infection and villainy before God.God asked Ezekiel a question. Joel Osteen, would you care to comment on this? Ezekiel 8.17-18.
- Ezekiel 9:1 The time to take vengeance.
- Ezekiel 9:2 Which were Angels in the similitude of men.
- Ezekiel 9:2 Signifying, that the Babylonians should come from the North to destroy the city and the Temple.
- Ezekiel 9:2 To mark them that should be saved.
- Ezekiel 9:3 Which declared that he was not bound thereunto, neither would remain any longer, than there was hope that they would return from their wickedness and worship him aright.
- Ezekiel 9:3 Or, Threshold.
- Ezekiel 9:4 Or, mark with [x].
- Ezekiel 9:4 He showeth what is the manner of God’s children, whom he marketh to salvation: to wit, to mourn and cry out against the wickedness, which they see committed against God’s glory.God’s glory rose up and went to the entrance of the Temple.Ezekiel 10.4.
- Ezekiel 10:4 Meaning, that the glory of God should depart from the Temple.Then, the attention is turned to the eastern gate.Ezekiel 10.19.
- Ezekiel 11:9 That is, of the Chaldeans.
- Ezekiel is further queried.Ezekiel 11.13.
- Ezekiel 11:13 It seemeth that this noble man died of some terrible death, and therefore the Prophet feared some strange judgment of God toward the rest of the people.God gives answers at Ezekiel 11.16-21.
- Ezekiel 11:16 They shall be yet a little Church: showing that the Lord will ever have some to call upon his Name, whom he will preserve and restore, though they be for a time afflicted.
- Ezekiel 11:19 Meaning, the heart whereunto nothing can enter, and regenerate them anew, so that their heart may be soft, and ready to receive my graces.God’s presence was taken up from Jerusalem and Ezekiel was taken back to Babylon.God is a jealous God, visiting the iniquity to generations.
- Exodus 20:5 By this outward gesture, all kinds of service and worship to idols is forbidden.
- Exodus 20:5 And will be revenged on the contemners of mine honor.Questions:
- A jealous God?
- Exodus 20.5?
- Where does this get any modern press in modern venues?
- Or, does a prevalent Marcionism prevail today? Liberals? Chrismoes? Charismatics? LACNA? Archbishop of Canterbury? Modern liturgies and hymns?
- What does the “fear of the LORD” mean? Who evinces that these days? In your circles? What of Ecclesiastes 12.1-2? Or, Proverbs? Or, Revelation
- Can’t we just all be “nice” and avoid all this? Can’t we be Marcionites? Sing a few rounds of Kumbaya and emote?