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Ezekiel Chapther 4
The Lord says to Ezekiel to take a clay tablet and draw Jerusalem on it. the Lord then tells him to build a ramp up to it, set up camps against it and put battering rams around it. He then tells him to take an iron pan, and place it as an iron wall between you and the city to turn his face toward it. the Lord tells Ezekiel that Jerusalem will be under siege and he shall besiege it (forces them to surrender) . He then tells Ezekiel that this will be a sign to Israel.
The Lord then tells Ezekiel to lie down on his left side, and take on the sin of Israel. the Lord tells Ezekiel that he was to bear sin for the number of days that he was on his side. He says to Ezekiel I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin. Ezekiel would be on his side and bear their sin for 390days. The Lord tells Ezekiel after the 390days is over then your going to lay on your right side, and bear the sin of the house of Judah, the Lord tells him that he is assigned 40days a day for each year. The Lord tells him to turn his face toward Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her. The Lord tells him that he will tie him up with ropes so that he can’t turn from side to side until he has finished the days of his siege.
As we begin the next stage of our assignments God puts us in the place to know exactly what we need to know had Ezekiel not laid on his side for the days of their years of sin he would not be able to understand what God wanted him to speak on. The Lord says to Ezekiel I will tie you with ropes so that you won’t change sides. The Lord will assist us to do the things that we need to he will keep us so that we can walk right when he has an assignment on our life.
The Lord gave Ezekiel certain grain and beans to eat for the days that he laid on his sides he told Ezekiel to make bread out of them and that would be what he ate for the 390 days on his side.The Lord told him to weigh out 20 shekels of food to eat each day, and to eat them at a set time. He also tells Ezekiel to measure out a sixth of 5.5 quarts of water and drink each day at a set time. The Lord tells Ezekiel to eat the food as he would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement (waste) for fuel. The Lord says in this way the people , of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them.
Then Ezekiel said, not so,Sovereign Lord! I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead or torn by wild animals. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth.
The Lord says to him Very well then I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement. The Lord says to Ezekiel Son of man, I will cut off the food supply in Jerusalem. The people, will eat rationed food in anxiety and drink rationed water in despair, for food and water will be scarce. They will be appalled at the sight of each other and will waste away because of their sin.
Do you remember when I said that the Lord, takes us through things so that we can teach and show others. Sometimes the Lord will put us through things,so that we can bring people back from that thing. In this chapter Ezekiel tells us that the Lord had him lay on his side a day for each year of sin. 390 days that had to be painful, I’m sure as painful as the sin of those 390 years. Then the Lord had Ezekiel go through eating differently to prepare for the day when he cuts of the food supply. Working for the Lord, isn’t always easy but God always has a reason and he builds us up for understand and being able to relate to the people that he will send us to. That’s why our struggles are our lessons. There’s a blessings in every lesson.
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