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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Ezekiel 12

A visionary God

Summary:
God told Ezekiel that he lived among the wicked. He told him to go into exile in full sight of the people. If they asked what he's doing, he is to say that he is a sign of the exile coming for them. Prince or pauper. They will eat and drink in fear.

There's a saying - "Every vision goes nowhere", but from now on God's visions will be the only visions and they will be fulfilled. It's not about the distant future. It'd about now.

Key verse:
24. For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel.

My thoughts:
The first reaction for all of us is to downplay things. Not make anything seem that overwhelmingly important or necessary. It helps us justify ourselves when we don't do things. Israel was doing this with the visions of the time, but it would come back to bite them.

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