After a dramatic experience of God's glory (chapter 1), Ezekiel prophesied that the Lord would give His people a new heart and a new spirit (chapter 36) in creating a new Jerusalem (chapter 48). Ezekiel's prophecies could make dry bones rattle and rise from the dead (chapter 37). He prophesied about the end of the world (chapters 38-39) and the wonderful heavenly stream (chapter 47). Ezekiel's visions of God and his prophecies are a main source for much of the last book of the Bible, Revelation.

Key word    GLORY
Key verse    "Upon it was seated, up above, One Who had the appearance of a man. Upward from what resembled His waist I saw what gleamed like electrum; downward from what resembled His waist I saw what looked like fire; He was surrounded with splendor. Like the bow which appears in the clouds on a rainy day was the splendor that surrounded Him. Such was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the Lord." —1:27-28
Command verse    "Prophesy over these bones, and say to them: 'Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' " —37:4
Promise verse    "I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put My Spirit within you and make you live by My statutes, careful to observe My decrees." —36:26-27
Difficult verse    "The glory of the Lord rose from the city and took a stand on the mountain which is to the east." —10:23
Surprise verse    " 'Very well,' He replied, 'I allow you cow's dung in place of human excrement; bake your bread on that.' " —4:15
Prayer: Father, raise from the dead our Church's dry bones (37:12).