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  • What is the meaning of Ezekiel 1 ?

    Is it possible that the prophet Ezekiel was witnessing angels in Ezekiel 1:4-16?


    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher

    Ezekiel 1 NIV

    Ezekiel’s Inaugural Vision

    1 In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

    2 On the fifth of the month—it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin— 3 the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. There the hand of the Lord was on him.

    4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, 5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human, 6 but each of them had four faces and four wings. 7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze. 8 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings, 9 and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.

    10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle. 11 Such were their faces. They each had two wings spreading out upward, each wing touching that of the creature on either side; and each had two other wings covering its body. 12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went. 13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it. 14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.

    15 As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16 This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went. 18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.

    19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

    22 Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked something like a vault, sparkling like crystal, and awesome. 23 Under the vault their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body. 24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty,[b] like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.

    25 Then there came a voice from above the vault over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. 26 Above the vault over their heads was what looked like a throne of lapis lazuli, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. 27 I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.

    This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

    Notice that is states this is a vision of God, not a vision from God. God is trying to reveal His glory to Ezekiel and those who read this. He is trying to explain heavenly things to worldly people. This is not about angels, but it is about God.

    Each thing in the vision has a meaning. For instance:

    15 As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16 This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went. 18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.

    1st these creatures were living creatures. Jesus is Life and no one else has life without His Spirit. We appear to have life. But without God we will die an eternal death. With the Spirit of God in us we can have eternal life. BUT that life is not ours, but the Life is from God alone. Jesus is the One and Only Living one. God alone possesses the power of an indestructible Life.

    Hebrews 7 NIV

    15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.

    1 John 5: . 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

    John 1: . 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

    2nd these wheels could go in any direction without changing directions. 17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went. - This reveals that God can appear to change directions to us and even appear to repent to us. But He does not. He can appear to change directions to us without changing directions. God’s final move was planned from the beginning.

    3rd - 18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around. - Picture giant roller that mashes down the blacktop with wheels a mile high coming toward you. You would fear that the driver would not be able to see you who are so small. You would fear it would run over you without the diver even knowing he had run over you.

    These wheels are giant, but they are covered with the eyes of God. God can come right up close to you without crushing you. The closer He gets, the more the Eye of God will be looking at you; and you will be looking right into the eye of God.

    His Bond Servant

    Lou Newton
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