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Old 05-16-2008, 01:42 AM
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I'd be interested in hearing some theories to explain one of my favorite chapters of the entire Bible, Ezekiel 1. Verse 1 states that it is Ezekie's personal account of "visions of God." The subsequent verses state many fantastic and bizarre things, including:

4 ...a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire.

5 Within it there were figures resembling four living beings. And this was their appearance: they had human form.

9 their wings touched one another; their faces did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward.

13 In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, like torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was flashing from the fire.

15 ...there was one wheel on the earth beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.

16 The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship being as if one wheel were within another.

19 Whenever the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them. And whenever the living beings rose from the earth, the wheels rose also.

22 ...over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.

And so on. This is Ezekiel's vision of God! I never tire of reading it, but what the heck does it mean, and what did Ezekiel see?

Ezekiel 1 New American Standard Bible
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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This is just what I feel it partially means. Some how it is talking about unity. You could say things working together. Verse 19 -21 Being led by the spirit. When those went these went ---working together in unity being led by the Holy Spirit. I'm sure there is more meaning but this is just a quick thought on it. Thank you for asking. I'll continue to see and ask the Lord if he will give me more understanding of it. Their lamps --- giving light?verse 13 It reminds me of the way the Holy Spirit moves at just the right time, you know when there is that Holy hush on a congregation just before the alter call for salvation and one gets up and another for different prayers etc. by the Holy Spirit. Just a thought I could be way off thats just what I think of when I read it.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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I came across some interesting observations on this site. God bless.

Back of the Envelope * Ezekiel's vision of God's throne (http://www.donaldscrankshaw.com/posts/1180130374.shtml - broken link)
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