Ezekiel’s call to the prophetic ministry came to him in exile in Babylonia during the period leading up to the final capture of Jerusalem and destruction of the temple. The first half of the book which bears his name pronounces God’s judgment on his people in the face of the widespread belief that, despite their persistent unfaithfulness and idolatry, God would never ultimately permit their city or temple to be overthrown. Yet, even in the midst of judgment, God had not utterly abandoned his people, and later chapters of the prophecy look forward to a future time when a redeemed Israel would once more worship and serve God in the land which he had promised to their fathers. But Ezekiel’s vision has an even broader scope and the prophecy culminates in a glorious depiction of the new heavens and earth, in which heavenly realities are portrayed using the language and symbolism appropriate to Ezekiel’s own day, but foreshadowing the revelation which in New Testament times would be granted to the apostle John.
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“Three of the four pillars of an ideal Israel are being put back into place: the land, the people and the presence of the sovereign and compassionate Yahweh. Only the throne of David remains unmentioned (34:13).” (Page 522)
“It is the will of God that men yield their obedience to him, thus fulfilling the design for which they were granted life. If a sinner does turn back to the Lord, the Lord will turn to him in mercy.” (Page 266)
“no literal fulfilment down to the present that compares to what Ezekiel saw” (Page 14)
“looking to an ideal fulfilment at some time in the future” (Page 14)
“literal interpretation of the vision must be ruled out” (Page 13)