Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000669
00:15 Hello and welcome to "His Words are Life."
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and today
00:19 we are going to be reading together
00:21 in the Book of Ezekiel.
00:22 But let's pray before we start.
00:24 Dear Heavenly Father,
00:25 thank you for Your love to us.
00:28 Thank you for redeeming us
00:31 and thank you for being with us
00:32 as we walk on our road to heaven.
00:36 Please be with us now as we read these words
00:38 and show us what you have for us to learn.
00:40 We love You so much and thank you for loving us, amen.
00:44 We're beginning the Book of Ezekiel today,
00:46 Ezekiel Chapter 1 verse 1.
00:48 This is the King James Version.
00:51 "Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year,
00:54 in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month,
00:58 as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar,
01:02 that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
01:06 In the fifth day of the month,
01:08 which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity.
01:12 The word of the Lord came expressly
01:14 unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi,
01:18 in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar,
01:21 and the hand of the Lord was there upon him.
01:25 And I looked, and, behold,
01:27 a whirlwind came out of the north,
01:29 a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself,
01:33 and a brightness was about it,
01:35 and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber,
01:38 out of the midst of the fire.
01:40 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness
01:44 of four living creatures.
01:46 And this was their appearance,
01:48 they had the likeness of a man.
01:50 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
01:56 And their feet were straight feet,
01:58 and the sole of their feet
01:59 was like the sole of a calf's foot,
02:01 and they sparkled like the color of burnished brass.
02:06 And they had the hands of a man
02:07 under their wings on their four sides,
02:10 and they four had their faces and their wings.
02:13 Their wings were joined one to another,
02:16 they turned not when they went.
02:18 They went every one straight forward.
02:22 As for the likeness of their faces,
02:24 they four had the face of a man,
02:27 and the face of a lion, on the right side.
02:30 And they four had the face of an ox on the left side.
02:33 They four also had the face of an eagle.
02:37 Thus were their faces,
02:38 and their wings were stretched upward,
02:40 two wings of every one were joined one to another,
02:44 and two covered their bodies.
02:47 And they went every one straight forward,
02:49 whither the spirit was to go, they went,
02:52 and they turned not when they went.
02:55 As for the likeness of the living creatures,
02:57 their appearance was like burning coals of fire,
03:00 and like the appearance of lamps,
03:02 it went up and down among the living creatures,
03:05 and the fire was bright,
03:06 and out of the fire went forth lightning.
03:09 And the living creatures ran and returned
03:12 as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
03:15 Now as I beheld the living creatures,
03:18 behold one wheel upon the earth
03:21 by the living creatures, with his four faces.
03:24 The appearance of the wheels and their work
03:27 was like unto the color of a beryl.
03:29 And they four had one likeness,
03:32 and their appearance and their work
03:34 was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
03:39 When they went, they went upon their four sides.
03:43 And they turned not when they went.
03:46 As for their rings, they were so high
03:48 that they were dreadful,
03:50 and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
03:55 And when the living creatures went,
03:57 and the wheels went by them.
03:59 And when the living creatures
04:00 were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
04:04 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went,
04:09 thither was their spirit to go.
04:10 And the wheels were lifted up over against them.
04:13 For the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
04:18 When those went, these went,
04:20 and when those stood, these stood,
04:23 and when those were lifted up from the earth,
04:25 the wheels were lifted up over against them,
04:27 for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
04:31 And the likeness of the firmament
04:33 upon the heads of the living creature
04:34 was as the color of the terrible crystal,
04:37 stretched forth over their heads above.
04:40 And under the firmament were their wings straight,
04:43 the one toward the other.
04:45 Every one had two, which covered on this side,
04:48 and every one had two, which covered
04:49 on that side, their bodies.
04:52 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings,
04:55 like the noise of great waters,
04:56 as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech,
04:59 as the noise of an host.
05:02 When they stood, they let down their wings.
05:06 And there was a voice from the firmament
05:07 that was over their heads,
05:09 when they stood, and had let down their wings.
05:12 And above the firmament that was over their heads
05:14 was the likeness of a throne,
05:16 as the appearance of a sapphire stone.
05:19 And upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness
05:23 as the appearance of a man above upon it.
05:27 And I saw as the color of amber,
05:30 as the appearance of fire round about within it,
05:33 from the appearance of his loins even upward,
05:36 and from the appearance of his loins even downward,
05:38 I saw as it were the appearance of fire,
05:42 and it had brightness round about.
05:45 As the appearance of the bow
05:47 that is in the cloud in the day of rain,
05:49 so was the appearance of the brightness round about.
05:52 This was the appearance of the likeness
05:55 of the glory of the Lord.
05:58 And when I saw it I fell upon my face,
06:01 and I heard a voice of one that spake."
06:05 Continuing now in Ezekiel Chapter 2, verse 1
06:09 and this is the King James Version.
06:13 "And he said unto me, Son of man,
06:15 stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
06:19 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me,
06:22 and set me upon my feet,
06:24 that I heard him that spake unto me.
06:28 And he said unto me, Son of man,
06:30 I send thee to the children of Israel,
06:33 to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me.
06:36 They and their fathers have transgressed against me,
06:40 even unto this very day.
06:42 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted.
06:46 I do send thee unto them,
06:48 and thou shalt say unto them, thus saith the Lord God.
06:53 And they, whether they will hear,
06:56 or whether they will forbear,
06:58 for they are a rebellious house,
07:01 yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
07:06 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them,
07:09 neither be afraid of their words,
07:12 though briers and thorns be with thee,
07:14 and thou dost dwell among scorpions.
07:17 Be not afraid of their words,
07:19 nor be dismayed at their looks,
07:21 though they be a rebellious house.
07:25 And thou shalt speak my words unto them,
07:28 whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear,
07:31 for they are most rebellious.
07:34 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee.
07:38 Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house.
07:43 Open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
07:48 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me,
07:52 and, lo, a roll of a book was therein.
07:56 And he spread it before me,
07:58 and it was written within and without.
08:02 And there was written therein lamentations,
08:06 and mourning, and woe."
08:10 Continuing in Ezekiel Chapter 3
08:12 and this is the King James Version.
08:16 "Moreover he said unto me, Son of man,
08:19 eat that thou findest, eat this roll,
08:23 and go speak unto the house of Israel.
08:26 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
08:31 And he said unto me, Son of man,
08:32 cause thy belly to eat,
08:34 and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee.
08:38 Then did I eat it,
08:40 and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
08:44 And he said unto me, Son of man,
08:47 go, get thee unto the house of Israel,
08:49 and speak with my words unto them.
08:53 For thou art not sent to a people
08:54 of a strange speech and of an hard language,
08:58 but to the house of Israel.
08:59 Not to many people of a strange speech
09:02 and of an hard language,
09:03 whose words thou canst not understand.
09:06 Surely, had I sent thee to them,
09:08 they would have hearkened unto thee.
09:10 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee
09:13 for they will not hearken unto me.
09:16 For all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
09:20 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces,
09:25 and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
09:28 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead,
09:33 fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks,
09:38 though they be a rebellious house.
09:42 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man,
09:45 all my words that I shall speak unto thee
09:48 receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
09:52 And go, get thee to them of the captivity,
09:57 unto the children of thy people,
09:58 and speak unto them, and tell them,
09:59 Thus saith the Lord God,
10:02 whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
10:06 Then the spirit took me up,
10:09 and I heard behind me a voice of great rushing,
10:13 saying, Blessed be the glory of the Lord from his place.
10:19 I heard also the noise of the wings
10:21 of the living creatures that touched one another,
10:24 and the noise of the wheels over against them,
10:26 and a noise of a great rushing.
10:29 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away,
10:33 and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit,
10:37 but the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.
10:42 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib,
10:46 that dwelt by the river of Chebar,
10:49 and I sat where they sat,
10:52 and remained there astonished among them seven days.
10:58 And it came to pass at the end of seven days,
11:01 that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying.
11:04 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman
11:07 unto the house of Israel.
11:09 Therefore hear the word at my mouth,
11:12 and give them warning from me.
11:15 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die,
11:19 and thou givest him not warning,
11:21 nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way,
11:24 to save his life, the same wicked man
11:27 shall die in his iniquity.
11:30 But his blood will I require at thine hand.
11:34 Yet if thou warn the wicked,
11:36 and he turn not from his wickedness,
11:38 nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity,
11:42 but thou hast delivered thy soul.
11:45 Again, when a righteous man doth turn
11:47 from his righteousness, and commit iniquity,
11:50 and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die.
11:54 Because thou hast not given him warning,
11:56 he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness
11:59 which he hath done shall not be remembered,
12:00 but his blood will I require at thine hand.
12:06 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man,
12:08 that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin,
12:12 he shall surely live, because he is warned,
12:14 also thou hast delivered thy soul.
12:18 And the hand of the Lord was there upon me,
12:20 and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain,
12:23 and I will there talk with thee.
12:26 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain,
12:30 and, behold, the glory of the Lord stood there,
12:33 as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar.
12:37 And I fell on my face.
12:40 Then the spirit entered into me,
12:42 and set me upon my feet, and spake with me,
12:46 and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.
12:50 But thou, O son of man, behold,
12:52 they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them,
12:56 and thou shalt not go out among them.
12:59 And I will make thy tongue cleave
13:01 to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb,
13:03 and shalt not be to them a reprover,
13:06 for they are a rebellious house.
13:09 But when I speak with thee,
13:10 I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them,
13:14 Thus saith the Lord God,
13:16 He that heareth, let him hear,
13:20 and he that forbeareth, let him forbear,
13:23 for they are a rebellious house."
13:26 Continuing with Ezekiel Chapter 4
13:28 and this is the King James Version.
13:32 "Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile,
13:36 and lay it before thee,
13:38 and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem.
13:41 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it,
13:45 and cast a mount against it, set the camp also against it,
13:49 and set battering rams against it round about.
13:53 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan,
13:57 and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city.
14:01 And set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged,
14:05 and thou shalt lay siege against it.
14:07 This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
14:10 Lie thou also upon thy left side,
14:13 and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it.
14:17 According to the number of the days
14:19 that thou shalt lie upon it
14:21 thou shalt bear their iniquity.
14:23 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity,
14:25 according to the number of the days,
14:28 three hundred and ninety days.
14:30 So shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel."
14:35 Please join me, again next time
14:37 to continue reading Ezekiel together, goodbye.