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    • By Nicole
      Eze 12:26-28—What responsibility do these verses place on Jehovah’s servants? (w07 7/1 13 _8)
      12:26-28. Even to those scoffing at his message, Ezekiel was to say: “There will be no postponement anymore as to any words of [Jehovah].” We must do all we can to help others put their confidence in Jehovah before he brings an end to this system of things.
      Eze 14:13, 14—What lessons do we learn from the mention of these individuals? (w16.05 26 _13; w07 7/1 13 _9)
      14:12-23. Gaining salvation is our personal responsibility. No one can do it for us.—Romans 14:12.
      What has this week’s Bible reading taught you about Jehovah?
      *** w16 May p. 15 pars. 9-10 How Do You Make Personal Decisions? ***
      9 If we are to make wise decisions, as Jesus did, we must rely on Jehovah for guidance. ……. Getting to know Jehovah’s thinking through Bible study can help us to perceive what God would want us to do in a particular situation. The more familiar we are with Jehovah’s thoughts, the more our heart will become sensitive to his guidance.—Ezek. 11:19, ftn.
      What other spiritual gems have you discovered in this week’s Bible reading?
      *** w14 11/1 p. 5 Is Satan Just a Symbol of Evil? ***
      ……. Furthermore, at Ezekiel 14:14, 20, Job is included with Noah and Daniel in the list of three righteous men. Like Noah and Daniel, Job was an actual person, a man of great faith. If Job was real, must not his attacker, the source of his persecution, have been real as well?
      Ezekiel 11-14.pdf
    • By Nicole
      Eze 1:20, 21, 26-28—What does the celestial chariot picture? (w07 7/1 11 _6)
      1:4-28—What does the celestial chariot picture? The chariot represents the heavenly part of Jehovah’s organization made up of faithful spirit creatures. Its source of power is Jehovah’s holy spirit. The Rider of the chariot, who represents Jehovah, is indescribably glorious. His calmness is illustrated by a lovely rainbow.
      Eze 4:1-7—Did Ezekiel really act out the scene depicting Jerusalem’s siege? (w07 7/1 12 _4)
      4:1-17—Did Ezekiel really act out the scene depicting Jerusalem’s upcoming siege? Ezekiel’s appeal for the change of cooking fuel and Jehovah’s granting him his request indicate that the prophet actually acted out the scene. Lying on the left side was for the 390 years of error of the ten-tribe kingdom—from its beginning in 997 B.C.E. to the destruction of Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E. Lying on the right side was for Judah’s 40 years of sin, spanning the period from Jeremiah’s appointment as a prophet in 647 B.C.E. to 607 B.C.E. During the entire 430-day period, Ezekiel existed on a meager supply of food and water, prophetically indicating that there would be a famine during the siege of Jerusalem.
      What has this week’s Bible reading taught you about Jehovah?
      *** w16 November p. 16 par. 10 Do You Highly Esteem Jehovah’s Own Book? ***
      10 Jehovah’s written Word acquaints us with the heavenly part of his organization. For example, the prophet Ezekiel received a vision in which the heavenly part of God’s organization is represented by a celestial chariot. (Ezek. 1:4-28) Jehovah rides on this chariot, and it goes wherever his spirit impels it to go. In turn, the heavenly part of his organization influences the earthly part. The chariot certainly has been on the move! Think about the many organizational changes that have been made during the past decade—and bear in mind that Jehovah is behind such developments. With Christ and the holy angels about to destroy this wicked world, Jehovah’s chariot is rapidly moving toward the vindication of his sovereignty and the sanctification of his holy name!
      What other spiritual gems have you discovered in this week’s Bible reading?
      *** w16 March p. 27 Imitate the Spirit of the Prophets ***
      Ezekiel understood why he was sent as a prophet. When sending Ezekiel, God had told him: “Whether [the Israelites] listen or refuse to listen . . . , they will certainly know that a prophet was among them.” (Ezek. 2:5) He kept in mind the purpose of his commission. So he willingly acted out the figurative siege of Jerusalem. He proved to be a true prophet. A report reached him and his fellow exiles: “The city has been struck down!” Yes, the Israelites came to realize that a prophet had been among them.—Ezek. 33:21, 33.
      Today, we warn people about the coming destruction of Satan’s entire system of things. Although we may be tired physically, we use our energy to preach God’s Word, make return visits, and conduct Bible studies. As the prophecies about the conclusion of this system come true, we have the satisfaction of being “one through whom divine purposes are made known.”
      Ezekiel 1-5.pdf

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