Ezekiel

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Ezekiel -
The Glory of the LORD displayed in His dealings with Israel.
 
I. The Glory of the LORD, Preparing a Prophet for Israel. ch. 1-7
A. Ezekiel's Vision of the LORD's Glory, 1:1-28
B. Ezekiel's Calling as the LORD's Prophet, 2:1-10
C. Ezekiel's Commission as a Watchman warning of Judgment, 3:1-27
D. Ezekiel's Proclamation of the LORD's Message (ch. 4-7)
  1. Depicted...
    1. on a Tile: The Certainty of the siege of Jerusalem, 4:1-3
    2. by his Posture: The Duration of Sin and Siege, 4:4-8
    3. by his Diet: The Scarcity in the Siege, 4:9-17
    4. by his Shaving: The Destruction of the People, 5:1-17
  2. Declared...
    1. The cause of Israel's Judgment: Idolatry, 6:1-14
    2. The character of Israel's Judgment: Severe, 7:1-27
II. The Glory of the LORD, Departing due to Sins of Israel. ch. 8-24
  1. The necessity of judgment, ch.8-11
    A vision of the Glory of God...
    1. ...in His house - Revealing hearts in repulsive apostasy, 8:1-18
    2. ...above the threshold - Dividing apostates for death, 9:1-11
    3. ...over the east gate - Casting coals of fire on the city, 10:1-22
    4. ...departing the city -
      Declaring its destruction and future restoration, 11:1-25
  2. The futility of false optimism, ch.12-19
    1. Two signs: The captivity of Judah is certain and soon, 12:1-28
    2. Prophecies against false prophets and prophetesses, 13:1-23
    3. Answer to idolatrous elders, 14:1-23
      The judgment of Jerusalem is absolutely necessary...
      • upon every heart pre-occupied with perversity,
      • upon a willfully unfaithful nation (despite a faithful few),
      • as the evil character of refugees will show.
    4. Parable of the worthless vine, 15:1-8
    5. Parable of the adulterous woman, 16:1-63
      • Her youth, 16:1-14
      • Her sins, 16:15-34
      • Her condemnation, 16:35-52
      • Her restoration, 16:53-63
    6. Two Parables, 17:1-24
      • Two eagles and a vine which had been a cedar, 17:1-21
      • The cropped cedar, 17:22-24
    7. Proverb of the 'sour grapes' repudiated
      by the balance of God's perfect justice, 18:1-32
    8. Lamentation for the princes of Israel, 19:1-14
  3. The history of Judah's corruption, ch.20-24
    1. Message to the elders of Israel, 20:1-49
      • Review of Israel's unfaithfulness, 20:1-32
      • Promise of future restoration, 20:33-44
      • Parable of Fire in the south forest, 20:45-49
      • Parable explanation: the Sword will sweep the land,
        in the Fire of judgment upon sin, 21:1-32
    2. The smelting furnace of judgment, 22:1-31
      • The Catalog of sins, 22:1-12
      • The Consumption of dross, 22:13-22
      • The Categories of sinners, 22:23-31
    3. Parable of two sisters, 23:1-49
      • Their identities, 23:1-4
      • Their infidelities, 23:5-21
      • Their punishment, 23:22-49
    4. Parable of the boiling pot, 24:1-14
    5. Sign of the death of Ezekiel's wife, 24:15-27
III. The Glory of the LORD, Judging the Enemies of Israel. ch. 25-32
  1. Against Ammon, 25:1-7
  2. Against Moab, 25:8-11
  3. Against Edom, 25:12-14
  4. Against Philistia, 25:15-17
  5. Against Tyre, 26:1- 28:19
    1. Overthrow of Tyre, 26:1-21
    2. Lamentation for Tyre, 27:1-36
    3. Downfall of the prince of Tyre, 28:1-10
    4. Lamentation for the king of Tyre, 28:11-19
  6. Against Sidon, 28:20-26
  7. Against Egypt, ch. 29-32
    1. Cause and Duration of Diminishment, 29:1-21
    2. Means and Times of Judgment, 30:1-26
    3. Similarity to the Fall of Assyria, 31:1-18
    4. Lamentation for Pharaoh, 32:1-16
    5. Lamentation for Egypt, 32:17-32
IV. The Glory of the LORD, Restoring Israel. ch. 33-48
  1. Ezekiel Recommissioned to Watch for Restoration, 33:1-33
  2. The Shepherds of Israel, ch. 34
    1. The False Shepherds, 34:1-10
    2. The True Shepherd, 34:11-16
    3. The False Sheep, 34:17-22
    4. The True Sheep, 34:23-31
  3. The Regathering of Israel, ch. 35-36
    1. The Desolation of Mount Seir, 35:1-15
    2. The Restoration of Israel, 36:1-38
  4. The Resurrection of the Nation, 37:1-14
  5. The Reuniting of the Nation, 37:15-28
  6. The War of Gog and Magog, ch. 38-39
    1. The Invasion by Gog, met by the Wrath of God, 38:1-23
    2. The Disposal of Gog, displays the Glory of God, 39:1-29
V. The Glory of the LORD, Returning to Dwell with Israel. ch. 40-48
  1. The Design of the Millennial Temple, ch. 40-43
    1. Ezekiel's commission to see and declare future things, 40:1-4
    2. The Outer Court, 40:5-27
    3. The Inner Court, 40:28-49
    4. The Temple building, 41:1-26
    5. The Priestly Chambers, 42:1-20
    6. The return of the Glory of the LORD, 43:1-12
    7. The Altar of Burnt Offerings, 43:13-27
  2. The Service of true Worship, ch. 44-46
    1. Holy Priests in the Presence of the Lord's Glory, 44:1-31
    2. Holy Portions for the Priests and the Prince, 45:1-8
    3. Holy Procedures, 45:9 - 46:24
        - for Justice, Commerce, and Public Revenue, 45:9-16
        - for Offerings at the Feasts, 45:17-25
        - for Offerings on Sabbaths, New Moons, Daily, 46:1-15
        - for the Inheritance of the Prince, 46:16-18
        - for Partaking of Sacrifices, 46:19-25
  3. The Arrangement of the Holy Land, ch. 47-48
    1. The River of Life, 47:1-12
    2. The Borders of the Land, 47:13-23
    3. The Division of the Land, 48:1-29
    4. The Glory of the City, 48:30-35

[Elements in the above outline were adapted from
JVMcGee, the Ryrie Study Bible, and TBKC.]

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