The Days are near

      The Days are near, when every vision will be fulfilled.

Ezekiel 1,2 & 3– Ezekiel’s call and commission, circa 590BC After the captivity of Israel.

Ezekiel 2:3 & 11 Ezekiel, sent to his fellow countrymen in exile– 10 tribes of the House of Israel

Ezekiel 4 Israel punished for 390 years.: x7= 2730, Leviticus 26:18 Judah punished for 40 years: x7x7= 1960, Isaiah 40:2, Leviticus 26:23&27 Then Ezekiel gives a demonstration of Jerusalem conquered and exiled. This will happen three times, by the Babylonians, then the Romans, and again yet to occur. Ezekiel 21:14

Ezekiel 5:1-3 The demonstration of how 1/3 of the people will be burnt up, 1/3 killed in battle, 1/3 scattered and pursued. Paralleled by Zechariah 13:8-9

 V.4-12 A remnant will be kept safe. The Lord says: As you have disobeyed Me, I shall turn against you and judge you, as I have never done before and will never again. Because you defiled My holy place, I shall destroy you without pity. V 13-17 When My fury is spent, you will be the object of mockery and abuse, an appalling lesson to the other nations. Ezekiel 23:32-34 [The Jews, scattered among the nations]

Ezekiel 6:1-14 The Land of Israel made desolate. [from 135 AD to 1948]

Ezekiel 7:1-27 The people judged for their sins. The Lords face is turned from them.

Ezekiel 8:1-18 Their idolatry exposed. The Lord will not listen to their cries.

Ezekiel 9:1-11 Death and destruction. The iniquity of Israel and Judah is very great. They say: The Lord has forsaken the Land and no longer sees what we do.

Ezekiel 10:18 The cherubim and the glory of the Lord leaves the Temple.

Ezekiel 11:1-13 The leaders of Judah told of the soon to happen Babylonian captivity. Pelutiah fell dead and Ezekiel cried to the Lord; Are You going to make an end to all the Israelites?

 Ezekiel 11:14-15 The Word of the Lord: Your brothers and blood relatives, who are the whole House of Israel, [the 10 Northern tribes in exile] those of whom the Jews have said – they are far away from us and this Land is now in our possession.

Ezekiel 11:16-17 Therefore the Lord says: When I sent them far away and scattered them among the nations, it was I that protected them. I will gather them from their dispersion and give the Land of Israel to them.

Ezekiel 11:18-20 When they return, they will renounce all their evil ways. I will give them new hearts and a new spirit, so they will follow My laws. They will be My people and I will be their God. But those who rebel, will be judged and punished.

Ezekiel 12:1-2 You are living amongst a rebellious people. [the Jewish people] They have eyes and see nothing, ears but hear nothing, because they are rebellious.

Ezekiel 12:3-20 The Babylonian captivity and the Jewish dispersion.

Ezekiel 12:21-28 A proverb- “Days pass and visions perish”. The Lord will put an end to this proverb, instead it will be said: The Days are near when every vision will be fulfilled. There will be no more false prophecies among the Israelites, for what I, the Lord, says, will be done. For it will be in your days, in your lifetime, you rebellious people, that I shall carry out all that I decree.                              Ref. REB. Verses abridged.

Ezekiel 12:25 is most interesting, as it means that in the days that Judah is in possession of the Land, within a lifetime, that is 70-80 years from 1948 that the Lord will carry out what He has decreed. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:32-34…the generation that sees the sign of the Jewish re- possession of a part of the holy Land and Jerusalem.

In Ezekiel 11:14-20, he is specifically talking about the Northern 10 tribes, the House of Israel  that were taken into captivity by the Assyrians, who are now mainly Christians, by descent or by grafting in; from every nation and language. THEY will be given the Land of Israel and THEY, faithful Christian Jew and Gentile people, will receive a new heart and spirit.

Ezekiel 16:59-63 says how Judah will be judged and pardoned. A remnant will rejoin with their Christian brethren.

Jeremiah 12:14-17 explains that the Land will be cleared of all evil peoples. Those of Judah who acknowledge their Messiah, will resettle in New Israel, then called Beulah. Isaiah 62:4