Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 3 of 48 (27 verses.)

Ezekiel 3Wrench

Ezekiel Eats the Doom-Scroll
1 Yah's Word Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH] says to me, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ eat what you see [in front of you]. Eat this scroll. Then go address the house of Israel.โ€
2 Yah's Word So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, I open my mouth. [YAH] feeds me the scroll.
3 Yah's Word *Then [YAH] says to me, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ swallow [my word] into your belly. Fill your insides with this scroll I'm [feeding] you.โ€ So I eat [the scroll], ๐Ÿ˜‡. It floods my mouth like sweet honey.
4 Missions/Outreach Then [YAH] says to me, โ€œGo, โ€˜Son of Adam.โ€™ [Run] over to the house of [north] Israel. Speak my words to them.
5 Missions/Outreach [I'm] not sending you to some populace who speak foreign languages [filled] with unintelligible words. [I'm sending you] to the dynasty of [north] Israel.
Local missions are missions too.
6 Missions/Outreach [Your countrymen] don't squawk strange talk in a difficult tongue you don't comprehend. If I'd sent you to [foreign people,] they would have listened to you, guaranteed!
7 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance But the house of Israel won't listen to you. Because they won't listen to me. The entire house of Israel are hard-headed, hard-hearted [mules].
The best ministries often receive the worst support.
8 Tribulation/Purification/testing *Watch me place your bold face against their faces, your hard forehead against their foreheads, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
9 Courage I'm making your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint, ๐Ÿ˜‡! So never fear [your persecutors]. Never get depressed by the [ugly/intimidating] looks the traitor-pack [shoot at you].โ€
10 Obedience *Then [YAH] says to me, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ all my words that I speak to you, receive in your heart; hear with your ears.
11 Missions/Outreach [Hurry.] Go. Travel to the [Israeli] exiles in captivity, the children of your people. Whether they listen or they refuse, speak [my message] to them, [beginning with,] โ€˜Adonai YHVH saysโ€ฆ.โ€™โ€
12 Paranormal Phenomena Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH's] spirit lifts me up. I hear behind me the sound of mighty rushing [angels. They sing,] โ€˜Kneel [and adore] the glory of YHVH [as it beams here to earth from heaven].โ€™
13 Paranormal Phenomena *Then I hear the noise of the wings of the [four-faced] living creatures brushing against each other, and the noise of the wheels under the [creatures], and the sound of a great rushing [angel army, ๐Ÿ˜‡]!
YAH Teleports Ezekiel To The Tel-Aviv Slaves
14 Paranormal Phenomena *So [YAH's] spirit lifts me up. [He] takes me away. But I go in bitterness, ๐Ÿ˜‡, my spirit on fire [to stay in the vision]. Yet the hand of YHVH stays strong upon me.
15 Paranormal Phenomena [YAH's hand] takes me to the [Israeli] exile slave-camp at Tel-Aviv {Spring-Hill}, by [Babylon's] Chebar river. So I sit where the [slaves] sit. I stay there among them, stunned, for 7 days.
Teleportation in the bible.
16 Yah's Word Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, at the end of 7 days, the word of YHVH [again] comes [alive in] me.
Silent meditation precedes messages from heaven.
17 Missions/Outreach [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ I appoint you as watchman for the dynasty of Israel. So hear the word from my mouth. Beam my warning[s] to the [ingrates].
You Must Warn Sinners Of Their Imminent Doom
18 Missions/Outreach *When I tell [you to tell] the evildoer, โ€˜You will surely die;โ€™ and you fail to shine the light of my words to warn the sinner to [leave] his wicked path, to save his life, that wicked man will die in his evil. But I'll find his blood on your hand[s, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
19 Missions/Outreach But if you warn the evildoer, and he [refuses] to turn from his wickedness; if he [trucks on down] his wicked way, he dies in his evil, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But you'll have delivered your soul [from responsibility].
20 Missions/Outreach Similarly, when a just man [unrepentantly] veers from his righteousness to commit evil, I lay a stumbling-block before him. So he dies. All the righteous acts he ever did wind up forgotten. If you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, fail to shine [my word-light to him], he perishes in his sin. Then I find his blood on your hand[s].
21 Missions/Outreach But if you enlighten the righteous man [to see] that [truly] righteous people never [continue in] sin, and he avoids sinning, he ends up surviving, because you warned him, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Then you'll have rescued your life-breath.โ€
Grace = the power to stop sinning, not freedom to sin.
22 Yah's Word Then and there the hand of YHVH [grabs] upon me, ๐Ÿ˜‡! He says to me, โ€œGet up, [Ezekiel]. [Hike] out into [Babylon's] plain. I'll talk with you there.โ€
23 Paranormal Phenomena So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, I get up. I [hike] out onto the plains. There [I] see the glory of YHVH stationed [in the air], like the glory I saw by the Chebar river. So I fall on my face.
24 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH's] spirit enters me. He sets me upon my feet. He speaks with me. [He] says to me, โ€œGo [home]. Shut yourself inside your house.
25 Tribulation/Purification/testing But watch out, son of Adam. The [evil ones] will tie you with ropes to keep you from going out [to evangelize] the people.
Like 2020's global lockdown orders which defined public evangelism and church as โ€˜non-essentialโ€™ forbidden activity, punishable by incarceration and fines.
26 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance So I'll make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth. You'll be mute, unable to correct the [sinners,] because they're a rebellious breed.
27 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance But when I speak with you, I'll open your mouth. Then you'll say, โ€˜This is a message from Adonai YHVH.โ€™ Those who [I've anointed] will listen. [But] the spiritually-deaf [sinners] will refuse to listen, ๐Ÿ˜‡, because they're a pack of rebels.โ€