In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Ezekiel is the fourth of the five books of the Major Prophets in the Old Testament. The name Ezekiel comes from the Hebrew name Yehezkel meaning, "God will strengthen". The Latin form of the Hebrew name is Ezechiel. Ezekiel ministered during Judah’s seventy years of captivity by the Babylonians. The prophecies of Nahum, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Ezekiel and Daniel overlapped in an era from c. 663-536 BC with Ezekiel c. 592-570 BC.

Ezekiel’s ministry was similar to that of Jeremiah and Daniel. His ministry began before the end of Jeremiah’s ministry and ended after the beginning of Daniels’s ministry. It included similar messages of condemnation, judgment and hope. When prophesying future judgments and restoration, it was common among some prophets to prophesy both the intermediate future and the distant future at the end time. Whereas Jeremiah’s prophecy emphasized the intermediate future, Ezekiel and Daniel placed emphases on the distant future. Ezekiel prophesied Israel’s ultimate future by proclaiming that God would gather His people from among the Gentile nations, and that He would breathe life back into their dry bones. God will put a new heart and spirit in His people and they will know that He is Lord.

God has gathered the Jews back to their promised land as prophesied by Ezekiel approximately 2,600 years ago. Ezekiel’s remaining prophesies will be fulfilled when God destroys the armies of Gog (Russia and her Islamic allies) for attempting to destroy Israel. Ezekiel describes the new millennial temple in Jerusalem. Today, Israel is preparing for a new temple. However, it will be the tribulation period temple.

Ezekiel 1-3: God reveals His glory to Ezekiel; God sends Ezekiel to minister to Israel

Ezekiel 4-24: Ezekiel receives signs and visions of God’s judgments on Judah

Ezekiel 25-32: God’s judgments on Israel’s neighbors after Judah’s captivity

Ezekiel 33-48: End time rebirth of Israel; destruction of Gog; description of Jerusalem’s new temple