The prophet Ezekiel was born in the days of King Josiah, during which Josiah cleansed the nation from idolatry and which was also a time of great revival for the people of Israel. It was the time in which the prophet Jeremiah served in his ministry, and Ezekiel was influenced by Jeremiah and his message of submission to the captivity that was soon to happen to the people. In 25 years, Ezekiel was taken captive to Babylon, where he served in his ministry and was raised as God’s living message for the people of Israel. The recurring themes in the book of Ezekiel are: knowing God in the midst of captivity, and the grace available during the captivity. This study leads us to understand more of Christ himself, of the manner in which God works in His people, and of His plan for His people in the last days. Ezekiel saw God’s glory, had unspeakable things revealed to him, and experienced things that have been granted to few men in history.
Pastor Juan Domingo Alurralde