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The lord promises to lead false prophets astray for pretending that they speak with His authority. The last part of this episode is some review and discussion of the previous few lectures, tying it into modern life.

I apologize for the echos in this recording.

Direct download: EzekielLecture10.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

The Lord tells Ezekiel to prepare the Israelites for exile, that they may confess their sins to the nations. The exiled Israelites will one day come back and rebuild Israel, and the Lord will replace their hearts of stone and restore Israel to a nation loyal to the Lord.

Direct download: EzekielLecture9.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

The Lord shows Ezekiel of a vision where He instructs a man in white linen to mark Israelites loyal to God with a crosslike symbol, and then destroy the rest with cleansing fire for their idolatry.

I apologize for the echo in this recording.

Direct download: EzekielLecture8.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

God shows Ezekiel a vision of pervasive idol worship among the Israelites, even among the highest echelons of power. Demand for false prophets is high at this time, though Ezekiel has gained notoriety and people are interested to hear what God tells him to say.

I apologize for the echo in this recording.

Direct download: EzekielLecture7.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

We discuss how some of the elements of the Ezekiel's visions are found elsewhere in the Bible. We also begin to discuss the vision of God on the throne, resplendent in awesome power.

Direct download: EzekielLecture6.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

We discuss the living wheels that make up the chariot and throne of God in Ezekiel's vision.

Direct download: EzekielLecture5.mp3
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We discuss the winged creatures in Ezekiel's vision, tying in their potential signficance to other parts of the Bible.

Direct download: EzekielLecture4.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Ezekiel sees of vision of powerful-looking creatures that hold up a chariot for the Lord. The imagery of these creatures is used for artistic effect in later, recognizable works but must be viewed in their context: as symbols of power and majesty.

Direct download: EzekielLecture3.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

We are introduced to Ezekiel. We know he was a young Levitical priest and that he was a Jew in the Babylonian exile. We discuss a bit of the historical context.

Direct download: EzekielLecture2.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Welcome to our study on Ezekiel! Ezekiel is a book of apocalyptic literature, where God gives a startling vision that draws back the curtain between Heaven and Earth. It comes at a time when philosophers worldwide are starting to consider universal truths and move beyond purely local concerns. The time of Jewish exile foretold in Ezekiel will eventually lead the Jews to a renewed focus on the Law and the rise of the synagogue. That said, this book must be approached with caution. Read what the book is saying on the surface, and do not jump into wild speculation. Like Revelation, it can be tempting to ascribe unfounded meanings to certain passages. Start with what is obvious and sound, and let the other questions settle themselves in due time.

Direct download: EzekielLecture1.mp3
Category:Christianity -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT