Notes From an old Preacher’s Bible

EZEKIEL – DANIEL – HOSEA – AMOS

EZEKIEL

Quoted 141 times in 15 books of the New Testament

CHAPTER 1note how many times in this chapter the emphasis is on hearing only ONE voice and that the creatures “turned not”  = this is because the heard ONE voice.  see Mark 4:24, Acts 26:12, 1 Cor. 14:10, Nu. 7:89

1:1 = June 20, 593 BC but God said they are for NOW!

1:16 = “a wheel in a wheel” describes a gyroscope.

1:26-28 = quoted or alluded to 12 times in the New Testament.

3:18 = Are the heathen lost?  God says they are!

38:20 = The whole world was on God’s heart!

47:3-5 = “ankles”  typical of  new believers

             “knees” speaks of prayer

             “loins” speaks of reproduction, soul winning

             “Waters to swim” speaks of  total commitment

DANIEL

Keep in mind that the Jewish year is 360 days…

1:3 = God’s First Round Draft Choice  (see I Cor. 1:29)

3:12 ff = Hardest word in the English language to pronounce is “NO”.  But Daniel and his companions refused to be conformed to the world’s pattern, refused to give in to peep pressure.

3:13 = “rage and fury” – the world will not tolerate anyone who will not be squeezed into its mold.

3:15 = “if” – God’s people did and still do have the choice!

3:25 = because of the faith of these youths, this pagan king actually SAW JESUS!

CHAPTER 6  = “The Lions In Daniel’s Den”

6:16 = “He will deliver thee”  Even this pagan king knew it.  Why do I have such a hard time remembering it?

6:25 = The Acts 1:8 of the Old Testament! 

The whole world was on God’s heart!

6:26 = The motive for missions:  Our Lord DESERVES all the praises of all the world!  see Psa. 96:8

9:11   “That Day” is the one described in Acts 15:16.  It is the “day” after the church has been raptured out of the world and the Lord returns to deal with Israel on earth.

HOSEA

4:1-2 – Israel only broke 5 out of the 10 Commandments.  The USA has beat them on this one… we’ve broken them all!

10:1 – This “vine” is a good background study for John 15 and a solemn warning to us.  See Psalm 80:8

 JOEL

The voice of a prophet calling GOD’S PEOPLE to repentance.

3:2, 11 & 17 -The message of Joel is to God’s people Israel but note even here but note The whole world was on God’s heart!

AMOS

 5:25-26 – Condemnation of SYNCRETISM, which is truth mixed with error.  Israel had mixed the Babylonian gods with truth.

5:27 – God’s judgment and punishment fit the crime!

9:11   “That Day” is the one described in Acts 15:16.  It is the “day” after the church has been raptured out of the world and the Lord returns to deal with Isarel on earth.

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