Ezekiel 35-37 - Outline

Jim Watt jmbetter at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 12:07:33 PST 2013


*Jim & Marie Watt*

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January 26, 2013


 *1. 35:15 (35, ESV) PROPHECY AGAINST EDOM. “As you rejoiced over the
inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so I will deal
with you; you shall be desolate, Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then
they will know that I am the LORD.” *When Your judgments are upon earth, O
Great Jehovah Father, then shall we learn righteousness. *Hallowed be your

 *2. 36:12 (36:1-15) PROPHECY TO THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL. “I will let my
people walk on you, even my people Israel. And they shall possess you, and
you shall be their inheritance, and you shall no longer bereave them of
children.” *In Your time Father, a righteous remnant shall inherit their
inheritance, both naturally and spiritually. *Your :kingdom come.*

I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I
will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of
flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my
statutes and be careful to obey my rules.” *What grace! What *great* grace!
This is *Your* promise Father, and will be fulfilled in fullness both in
Israel and Your Church! *Your :will be done, As in heaven, so on earth.*

 *4. 37:10 (37:1-10) VISION: THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES. “So I prophesied as
he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on
their feet, an exceedingly great army.” *We marvel at Your great power and
patience, Father. All that Your prophets and apostles have spoken shall
find fulfillment at the time of the restitution of all things. O forgive us
our unbelief and slowness of heart to believe. *Our :daily :bread Give us
this day.*

 *5. 37:13-14a (37:11-14) VISION-WORK AND INTERPRETATION. “And you shall
know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and raise you from your
graves, O my people. 14a And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall
live, and I will place you in your own land.” *What a marvelous picture, O
Father! We are weak, but You are strong! *And forgive us our :debts, As we
also have forgiven our :debtors.*

 *6. 37:22 (37:15-25) SIGN OF THE TWO STICKS. “And I will make them one
nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And one king shall be king
over them all, and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer
divided into two kingdoms.” *Yes Father, and James wrote to the reunited 12
tribes scattered abroad! And the 12 apostles will sit on 12 thrones judging
the 12 tribes of Israel! *And bring us not into temptation.*

 *7. 37:26 (37:26-28) GOD’S COVENANT OF PEACE. “I will make a covenant of
peace with them. It shall be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will
set them in their land and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in
their midst forevermore.” *Father, forgive us for scarcely being able to
comprehend and receive such great and exceeding precious promises! *But
deliver us from the evil one!*

 *NOTE**: 36:37 (36:16-38) A STARTLING PRAYER CONDITION! **“Thus says the
Lord GOD: This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them (I
will yet for this be inquired of by the house of Israel to do it for them -
ASV-01); to increase their people like a flock.” *Teach us this, Father!
Write it upon our hearts! Show us the importance of acting upon this truth
as did Daniel (9 & 10).

 *Spring of 1944: * The Word of the Lord came unto me: “In the last days I
will restore My church with apostles and prophets - and if you are
faithful, you may have part in this.” This word came in response to my
question - “Why Lord, out of some 500 friends and acquaintance, have You
chosen to reveal Yourself to me?” In June of 1962 in round Lake, Illinois,
He again spoke to me - “You have been faithful to Me for the past 18 years.
Now, resign as pastor from this church, and move out to the Seattle area.
There I am about to lay a foundation for a strategic last day move, and
there you may have a part in it.”

 *Our Psalm for the day: 55:16-17 (55) CAST YOUR BURDEN ON THE LORD. “But I
call to God, and the LORD will save me. 17 Evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice.” *Yes Father, it is
always right that we seek Your face morning, noon and night! We gratefully
and thankfully come to You! *Hallowed be your :name!*

 55:2. *Attend unto me, and hear me. *This is the third time David prays
the same prayer. He is in earnest, in deep and bitter earnest. If his God
does not hear, he feels that all is over with him. He begs for his God to
be a Listener and an Answerer. *I mourn in my complaint and make a noise. *What
a comfort that we may be thus familiar with our God! We may not complain of
Him, but we may complain to Him. Our rambling thoughts when we are
distracted with grief, we may bring before Him, and that too in utterances
rather to be called “a noise” than language. “Groanings that cannot be
uttered” are often prayers which cannot be refused. Our Lord Himself used
strong crying and tears and was heard in that He feared.

 55:4. *And the terrors of death are fallen upon me. *Think of our Lord in
the garden, with His “soul exceeding sorrowful even unto death,” and you
have a parallel to the griefs of the Psalmist. Perchance, dear reader, if
as yet you have not trodden this gloomy way, you will do so soon; then be
sure to mark the footprints of your Lord in this miry part of the road.

 55:6. *And I said, Oh, that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly
away, and be at rest. *It is cowardly to shun the battle which God would
have us fight. We had better face the danger, for we have no armor for our
backs. He had need of a swifter conveyance than doves’ pinions who would
out-fly slander; he may be at rest who does not fly but commends his case
to his God. Some of the most astounding sermons ever delivered have been
preached on this text, which was a very favorite one with the old divines.

 55:12. *For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then could I have
borne it**. *None are such real enemies as false friends. Reproaches from
those who have been intimate with us, and trusted by us, cut us to the
quick; and they are usually so well acquainted with our peculiar weaknesses
that they know how to touch us where we are most sensitive, and to speak so
as to do us most damage. We can bear from Shimei what we cannot endure from

 55:17. *Evening and morning and at noon, will I pray. *Often, but none too
often. Seasons of great need call for frequent seasons of devotion. The
three periods chosen are most fitting: to begin, continue, and end the day
with God is supreme wisdom. Where time has naturally set up a boundary,
there let us set up an altar-stone. The Psalmist means that he will always
pray; he will run a line of prayer right along the day and track the sun
with his petitions. Day and night he saw his enemies busy (55:10), and
therefore he would meet their activity by continuous prayer. *(From “The
Treasury of David” by C.H. Spurgeon, abridged by D.O. Fuller)*

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