Biograhpy of Prophet Ezekiel

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Ezekiel who grew up as a priest, was carried off to Babylon with the Jewish exiles deported in 597BCand there he became a prophet of God. His message was one of coming jugdement on the remaining in Jerusalem but his preaching was not well received by the Jews who were with him in captivity. When his dire prediction came true in 587BC with the destruction of Jerusalem [33:21] the people from then on listened with great earnestness. His message changed at this point from being the unbending jugdement to one of comfort and hope for the future. The worst had come, it now time to make plans for begin again. Ezekiel saw himself as a shepherd and a watchman over Israel. As a shepherd, he was to protect the people but as a watchman he was to warn of danger ahead.
The message of Ezekiel was based upon the unchangeable holiness of God. This is both a promise and a warning. It is a warning because God has promised to judge sin this will not change. It is a promise because God has promised to remain faithful to his people and this will not change. This book of Ezekiel shows God‘s unbreakable promise fulfilled in both respects. The city fell according to promise because of Judah’s sin; the city will be restored according to promise because of God’s faithfulness. The lives of God’s people determines how God would treat them.

ABOUT PROPHET EZEKIEL: Ezekiel or Yechezkel (יְחֶזְקֵאל "Elohim|God willstrengthen", Standard Hebrew Yəḥezqel,Tiberian Hebrew Yəḥezqêl) was a prophet…...

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