Ezekiel - Chapter 1

Ezekiel 1:4-14 - This kind of 'fantasy' type of stuff is challenging for me to read. My mind tends to wander as the description goes. I try to sort it out in my mind so I have an accurate picture of what he saw. Then I get to a sentence like this:

As for the likeness of their faces, each had a human face. The four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four had the face of an eagle. Such were their faces.

I find myself trying to figure out where the eagle face was. I assume the human face was in the front, but it doesn't actually say. If so, then the eagle would be in the back, right? But maybe not, I wish he was more clear. But I guess the point of the vision was to get his attention, to say by how shocking and awe inspiring it was that this is from God, pay attention.

I guess I wouldn't have made a good prophet, eh?

Ezekiel 1:28 - "Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking." Hmm, a storm with lightning and fire, 4 mythical creatures, each with 4 faces and wings, each with some sort of a wheel within a wheel next to it with eyes all over it ("tall and awesome") all supporting a crystal like expanse with a sapphire like throne with a human like figure on it. All of this moving and hovering around, up and down with no visible means for it to turn and change direction, yet it was. All gleaming as if on fire.

Yeah, falling on your face seems like the appropriate response.

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...it sure beats the other appropriate response - a full blown cardiac arrest!

I look forward to reading what you gleam from this book.

God appeared in many forms to the OT prophets etc. Burning bush;tower of flame; cloud; seated on a throne... Daniel saw God on a throne of fire, with wheels ablaze. But I think Ezekiel's vision takes the cake.

Rong - Gleam, I get it, all that shiny stuff in Ezekiel's vision. Gleam. Heh.

Or perhaps you meant glean. :-D



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  • Rong - Gleam, I get it, all that shiny stuff in Ezekiel's vision. Gleam. Heh. Or perhaps you meant glean. :-D...

  • God appeared in many forms to the OT prophets etc. Burning bush;tower of flame; cloud; seated on a throne... Daniel saw God on a throne of fire, with wheels ablaze. But I think Ezekiel's vision takes the cake. ...

  • ...it sure beats the other appropriate response - a full blown cardiac arrest! I look forward to reading what you gleam from this book....

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