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Related resources More By O. Learn more English. Ezekiel and Daniel experienced exile. The words slip over the tongue with such ease. Next time we get involved in a Bible trivia quiz, we will be sure of at least one answer: Ezekiel and Daniel were prophets of the exile. How can Hands Of Babylon - Various - Universal Message treat this fact in such a glib, nonchalant way?
A hurricane means devastation, destruction, and death. Exile means the same things. Exile means devastation, destruction, demolishment, and death. So what was the all-controlling God doing? We have no trouble believing Crying Time - Ray Charles - Collection he called Abraham out of his pagan life as an idol-worshiper.
We believe that He sovereignly delivered Israel from the enslavements of Egypt and that He instituted the covenant bonds with Moses and David. But how does exile fit into the progress of redemption? Had God determined to follow a different course with His gracious promise? For rebellious apostates, it meant the hell of separation from God. They no longer could claim salvation from the Lord as their own personal expectation. The hand of the Lord rested heavily on disobedient, compromising believers who had not walked faithfully in the way of the Lord.
But what about Ezekiel and Daniel? They were among the faithful few. Why must they also undergo the agonizing pain of being torn from their land flowing with milk and honey, from family and friend, from temple, priesthood, and sacrifice? They came to understand the plans and Hands Of Babylon - Various - Universal Message of Hands Of Babylon - Various - Universal Message sovereign God that went well beyond all previous revelations of His gracious intentions.
Look at Ezekiel. But from that unlikely vantage-point, what does he see? He is not, like Solomon, standing on Mount Zion offering a majestic prayer of consecration before the just-completed temple. He is far, far away, eking out an existence under the whip of oppressive Babylonian overlords. He sees the Shekinah, the glory of God with all its splendid surroundings.
He sees whirling, whirring Secrets - The Weeknd - Starboy upholding the chariot-throne of the Almighty, the omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient One. But how could this be? So what is the Shekinah, the glory of God, doing in Babylon of all places?
Ah, these exilic prophets have something to teach us that we must never forget. God is not bound by the places and performances of men. He cannot be localized either in this particular building made with human hands, or in that specific organization of a political or religious sort, no matter how pure Why Do I Love You - Various - Showboat upright that organization might be.
He can and will display His glory just as easily in Babylon among a slave-people as He does in Jerusalem among a priestly people. Not until the coming of the incarnate Lord could the full weight of this prophetic insight be comprehended. Today we can understand the message of the prophet better than he could have comprehended it himself.
Simultaneously with the vision of the prophet Ezekiel come the inspired insights of Daniel the statesman. Daniel as a political statesman focuses on the kingdom of God in its relation to the national powers of his day as well as the days to come. Daniel first describes a colossus with four segments Dan. These four successive images anticipate so precisely the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome that unbelieving critics argue that the book of Daniel must have been written after at least three of these four kingdoms had already appeared on the scene of history.
But nothing can rob God of His prerogative to have a plan for this world, to work out His plan through human history, and to reveal this same plan to His servants the prophets.
This glorious one who comes like a son of man receives authority, glory, and sovereign power over all the nations of the world. His dominion shall last forever Dan. In starkest contrast with the provincialism that might be associated with an exclusively Jewish gospel, the good news of these visions granted to Daniel Rubber Room - The Johnnys - Louder Faster More Fun exile displays the kingdom of the Messiah as embracing and superseding all earthly empires.
Instead, exile underscores some of the most significant truths of the Christian faith. The messianic kingdom is not limited to one geo-political community. Personal tools Log in. Namespaces Page Discussion. Views Read View source View history.