Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sword & Diadem - Ezekiel 21

Ezekiel 21:25-27 "And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.

"I will overturn, overturn, over turn, it; and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him."

In this chapter, we see again the end of the kingship of Israel but with some added information. The crown is removed until someone comes to whom it belongs. It refers to the coming king, the Lord himself who shall descend with a shout.

It also tells of the Lord taking out his sword and shining it up.

v9 "Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: v10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree."

furbish: to give a new look to, renovate, to make lustrous.

So a new kingship is announced the old is taken away.

contemn: despise.

In the book of Revelation, we see Him come.

Revelation 11:17 "Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned."

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