Posts Tagged ‘ Ezekiel ’

The Vision of Dry Bones

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Booklets (click on booklet name), Prophetic Studies

The dry bones represented the Israelites themselves. As a people they had lost heart, lost hope, and said, “Our strength is dried, and our hope is lost, we are cut off from our parts”—from all tribal and national union. If they looked at their present condition, they were strangers in a strange land, foreigners, without opportunity for patriotic feelings; if they looked backward, and remembered divine intervention on their beha


Overturn Until He Come

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: 2010, Newsletters (click on Newsletter name)

Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.


Why in Ezekiel does Israel put whitewash on the walls?

Jan 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)

“One built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar.” Ezekiel was speaking of a figurative “wall.” In other words, the false prophets whitewashed the truth, backing each other up in sectarian ways. Jesus likened the scribes and Pharisees to “whited sepulchres” in Matthew 23:27.


The Day Of The Lord

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Special Features (click on Article name)

“The day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.” (Amos 5:18) It is “the great day of his wrath.” This dark day is at once the closing scene of the night of weeping and the dawn of the morning of joy. And we would invite your attention, not merely to the scriptural evidence that there will be such a day, but especially to the events that will transpire during that day, and their chronological order.


What do the eagles represent in Ezekiel 17?

Nov 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)

Ezekiel chapter 17 is the Parable of Two Eagles. The first eagle represents King Nebuchadnezzar who was coming to destroy Israel. The Second eagle represents Egypt, another of the super powers of the day, who Israel was allying herself to.


Jeremiah Chapter 51: Fall of Babylon

Nov 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Jeremiah, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

In the spiritual application, the “destroying wind” is a figurative “storm” from the north coming down on mystic Babylon. We immediately think of Gog from the land of Magog, and “north” pictures God’s vengeance. In the type, God was behind Nebuchadnezzar to visit punishment on Israel, but now we have a completely different picture with Babylon being the focal point. Against the enemies of the truth in the near future will come God’s judgment.


Ezekiel Chapter 37 Valley of Dry Bones, Sticks:Beauty and Bands

Sep 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Ezekiel, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Chapter 37 is known as the Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones. In verses 1 and 2 God took an interesting approach with Ezekiel. The prophet was shown the valley, but that was not enough. He had to travel all the way around the valley and really observe and be impressed with the fact that it was FULL of bones and the bones were VERY DRY.

Probably Ezekiel was transported to this valley by means of a vision or a trance. His seizure by the Holy Spirit, a private experience not shared by the people, did not necessarily occur at night—it could have happened during the day. At any rate, Ezekiel felt this experience. What do the “dry bones” suggest? Not only was there no life, but the bones had had no life for a long time. They were like the bones in Egypt dating from the Persian Empire under Cambyses II at the Amenehat Pyramid, that is, thousands of years old and very dry.

Ezekiel had to pass around the valley in order to have the scene impressed upon him. He saw “very many [dry bones] in the open valley [a broad expanse of valley, not just a gorge].” The implication is that the bones were scattered throughout the valley, and this disposition is significant for the antitype.


Ezekiel Chapter 13 False Prophets

Aug 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Ezekiel, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The false prophetesses made “the heart of the righteous sad” and strengthened “the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way.” Beware lest we should fall into that category! Watch, for those telling “lies” do not realize their condition. In their eyes they are right, yet they see black as white and vice versa. Proverbs 14:12 bears repeating: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” When a person’s conscience is sensitive, when he is learning truth and trying to develop principles, he is aware of wrong. But some people stifle their tender conscience; they “quench” the Spirit. Every time they suppress a twinge of conscience, they harden that conscience. Those who do this repeatedly over a period of time correspondingly lose the discernment of right and wrong. Ezekiel 12:2 says they “have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not; for they are a rebellious house.” We must keep the conscience tender. It needs to be regulated and instructed by Scripture.


Isaiah Chapters 3 Great Time of Trouble

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

This is a general statement about the immorality in Judah. The people were bold and brazen in their sins just as the inhabitants of Sodom had been. Sin became so prevalent that there was no shame attached to it. A similar condition prevails today. The Roman Empire was brazen in sin during the century prior to its fall. And of course in Noah’s day, conditions got worse and worse. Noah’s day is the parallel to our day; both terminate in great trouble.


Our Advocate, The World’s Mediator

Jul 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Booklets (click on booklet name), Christian Doctrine, Prophetic Studies

God tells us that Jesus our Ransom will be mediator of a New Covenant to be testified in due time. As Christians, Jesus is our Advocate and not our Mediator, because through him and by him we have a standing with God and are not at odds. When will this New Covenant take effect? How many covenants are talked about in the Scriptures and when are they applicable? This booklet takes a look at the various covenants and also the sin offerings of the Day of Atonement and their true significance.