Prophetical Studies

Ezekiel Lesson 8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Ezekiel Lesson 8 Today we begin with Chapter 5: “And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber’s razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. Thou shalt burn with fire… Read more »

Ezekiel Lesson 7

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Ezekiel: Lesson 7 (Chapter 3:20- 4) 3:20 Both the wicked and the righteous must accept responsibility for their sins and the consequences thereof. The phrase “he shall die in his sin,” as referring to the righteous man, means that he shall die “by” or because of ‘his sin. The death described… Read more »

Ezekiel Lesson 6

Ezekiel Lesson 6 2:9 The phrase “scroll of a book” refers to a scroll or rolled manuscript. The codex or leaflet format was not used for books until the first century C.E. This particular scroll was inscribed on both front and back, indicating an extensive message. The nature of that message was judgment. 3:1 “Moreover… Read more »

Ezekiel: Lesson 5

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Ezekiel: Lesson 5 Jewish doctrine was complete by the time of 1 Enoch, well before the emergence of Christianity of Gnosticism (knowledge of hidden things.). Gnosticism is the philosophy that only a few have special knowledge. This tradition would seem by extant evidence that it was the house of Zadok of… Read more »

Study of the Prophets: Ezekiel Lesson 4

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Study of the Prophets: Ezekiel Lesson 4 Last week we ended with the vision of Ezekiel of a man in the throne vision. It is not directly a vision of G-d but of glorified man. A man in his potentially final states of spiritual transfiguration that would seem here to represent… Read more »

Study of the Prophets: Ezekiel (Cont.)3_19_18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Study of the Prophets: Ezekiel: 3/18/18 We have arrived at the place in Ezekiel where we have been examining the symbology of Ezekiel’s chariot. This leads us to a hidden doctrine in Judaism within the corpus of work identified as Kabbalah. The general public has for the most part, understood Kabbalah…. Read more »

Ezekiel Study: Chapter 3

Ezekiel Study: Chapter 3 3:1-7. Eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak. The eating is associated with the command to go and speak the words of G-d to the house of Israel. The L-rd touched Jeremiah’s mouth (Jer.1:9) but gave Ezekiel a scroll to eat. By eating the scroll (G-d’s Torah), Ezekiel… Read more »

Ezekiel Study: Ezekiel’s Call 2:1-10

Ezekiel Study: Ezekiel’s Call 2:1-10 Ezekiel is addressed as “Son of man.” The context here would indicate that his human weakness was in view, in contrast to the strength of deity. For the superhuman task about to which he would be assigned, supernatural enablement was needed; something he did not have. So, G-d the Spirit… Read more »

Ezekiel Study: Ezekiel’s Vision of G-d (Ez. 1:4-28)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Ezekiel’s Vision of G-d: 1:4-28 Ezekiel’s call name in the form of a theophany, a manifestation of G-d in the midst of a storm. He describes his vision in much greater detail than the theophanies of Moshe (Ex.24:9;33), Isaiah (Ch. 6), Jeremiah (1:4-10), Daniel (7:9), or Amos (7:15). 4.A whirlwind came… Read more »