Study Questions for Life Study of EzekielJanuary 4, 2016 | Posted by in Uncategorized
- How does the history of the land and a land flowing with milk and honey show that the temple issues out of the land, and that the church is the issue of the enjoyment of Christ?
- How does Ezekiel show in typology that the fellowship, service, work, government, royalty, lordship, and kingship come out of the enjoyment of the riches of Christ?
- How does the New Jerusalem indicate the mingling of God and man and the causing of all who enter to be one?
- In Ezekiel, what qualified the priests that could serve in the house? And what qualified the priests that come near to the Lord and the holy things?
- The priests could not wear any woolen garments. What does this signify?
- How do the instructions regarding the fraction of the produce that is offered to God differ between Moses and Ezekiel? What does this signify?
- Please explain why there is no mention of the flowing of the river before chapter 47.
- Please elaborate on the relationship between “measuring” and the “depth of the flow”. What is the dilemma when we experience in the flow of river and what is the best way to overcome?
- Please explain why swamps and marshes cannot be healed(Ezek 47:11).
- What does the building at the back of the temple signify?
- How are the walls of the temple and the incense alter different from the tabernacle built by Moses? What is signified by this difference?
- What are three points concerning the land surrounding the tabernacle, and how are these points a picture of the church life?
- Please explain the relationship between inner life and building up of church. From Ezekiel 43:7, what is the significance of “this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet”? Please elaborate on what God’s heart cares about.
- Ezekiel 43:10-12, what is the purpose of showing God’s house to the people?
- What is the Biblical basis of the statement, “This altar, which signifies the cross, is actually the center of the universe.”
- How is the alter in Ezekiel the meeting place of God and man? At this meeting place both parties experience death. Explain what this death is to God, and what this death is to man.
- What does the temple signify? To enter the temple, someone would first need to pass through the alter. What does this signify?
- What is the function of the porch? What does the path from the porch door into the inner door of the door relate to our spiritual experience?
- What are the side chambers? What is the spiritual significance of the latticed window and palm trees? What is the spiritual significance of “the space left at the outside of the side chambers” in our experience?
- What is the significance of Ezekiel’s age when he received the vision of God’s building?
- What are the three main things covered in Ezekiel 40-48 regarding God’s building?
- What aspects of Christ as the embodiment of the Triune God are portrayed in the gate of the temple?
- Please elaborate on this statement: “The main thing of the outer court is to enjoy Christ.”
- What is the spiritual significance of the “stone pavement”?
- What is the spiritual significance of the 8 steps of the gate at the entrance to the inner court? And what is the difference in the experience of outer court and inner court?
- What is the difference between the outward recovery and the inward recovery seen in Ezekiel? Which section in Ezekiel is about the outward recovery, and which section is about the inward recovery? Also consider your own experience of the outward recovery and inward recovery.
- What is the difference between a new heart and new spirit in our experience of the inward recovery?
- How is the exercise of the spirit different from teachings and gifts? How does this difference relate to the matter of life?
- Why is Ezekiel 37 so important and even considered as one of the great chapters in Bible? What is a single word that can represent this chapter. Try to use this word and the title to make a complete sentence as the summary of this LS.
- By using John 5:25, please explain the situation of the dry bones in Ezekiel 37 as it relates to us. How are the dry bones and two sticks recovered, and how do they relate to God’s heart desire?
- What is the main meaning of prophesying according to Ezekiel 37? What are the three things related to prophesying, and what is their spiritual relationship that applies to us?
- In the Old Testament, what was God’s original intention for the center of His economy and means to execute His judgement on the nations? How did this center change due to Israel’s failure?
- What are the seven representative nations in Ezekiel, how are they grouped, and what do they signify in our experience?
- How did God exercise His judgement on these nations, and what is the result of this judgement?
- In the book of Ezekiel, why is the matter of recovery by life so important? What is the genuine recovery by life seen in Ezekiel 34:26-31?
- What is the first thing that the Lord does in His recovery by life? What is God’s desire for His people?
- Compare Ezekiel 34:11-31 with Matt 9:36, Luke 15:4, and John 10:11. What did God Himself do in the second step of recovery by life? Please elaborate using Luke 15 and Psalm 23.
- What are the three stages of the enjoyment of Christ as portrayed in the Old Testament, and how do these stages relate to the book of Ezekiel?
- What are the five rights, privileges, and standings of the people of Israel, and how do these items relate to the condition of the people of Israel as seen in the book of Ezekiel? And how does this condition relate to the condition of Christians today?
- What are five kinds of people among the children of Israel and their condition at the time of Ezekiel? And how does this relate to today’s Christians?
- In what three ways did the Israelites sin against God?
- In what way did God judge the Israelites? How does this apply to the church today in the spiritual sense?
- How did God show His mercy in judging Israel? What is the positive meaning of God’s judgment of the Israelites?
- What does the clear sky above the four living creatures signify in our spiritual experience? How do we maintain a clear sky?
- How are God’s presence, a clear sky, and the throne related to the highest spiritual experience? And how is this experience related to God’s purpose?
- Find the quote in the message which says, “It is a serious mistake to exercise authority over others in the church. Nothing is more shameful than this. To exercise authority over the saints is not glorious – it is shameful.” What is the Biblical basis of this statement?
- Why is the “appearance of a man” so important? How does it relate to God’s intention, His desire, and His eternal plan? Please elaborate on the importance of the Lord Jesus being the pioneer to the throne.
- What are the two aspects of the appearance of a man on the throne? How do we become persons of weight?
- What is the spiritual significance of the three basic colors of the rainbow, and how are they related to God’s attributes? How do we manifest this rainbow in today’s’ church life?
- As a review of previous messages, how can we say that the four living creatures are a corporate expression of Christ? What is the Biblical basis of such a statement?
- What does the high and dreadful wheels at the side of the faces of the four living creatures signify? And what does a church that has a great wheel at its side look like?
- What is the significance of the wheel within a wheel, and how does this relate to James 5:17? Also how does this relate to the wheel following the four living creatures and the Spirit being within the wheels1?
- What is the significance of “a clear sky, expanding and stable”? How do we keep this “clear sky”?
- What are the two ”voices” and what are the scenes when there is the “voice”? How is this related to coordination?
- [Extra, always good to review] Briefly explain the requirements of the clear sky and voice/sound.
- How are the wings of the four living creatures related to the gold of the forty-eight boards of the tabernacle?
- The four living creatures did not turn as they moved. What does this signify? And what does this mean for our coordination in the church life?
- List seven issues (or results) of coordination and consider the Biblical basis of this interpretation from Ezekiel 1.
- What is the desire of God’s heart and the purpose that God wants to accomplish as revealed in Ezekiel 1?
- List three reasons of the existence of the four living creatures.
- What are the five points that we need consider regarding coordination? Elaborate on any two of the five points.
- What does it mean to say that the four living creatures are the corporate expression of the man on the throne? What is the Biblical basis of such a statement?
- What are the four faces of each of the four living creatures, and what do these signify?
- How do each of the four faces relate to the four gospels? Consider specific passages from the gospels that illustrate Christ as the reality of these four faces?
- What is the two-fold significance of the eagle’s wings? And what is the significance of the human hands of the four living creatures being under the eagle’s wings?
- How are the four characteristics of the hoofs of a calf related to our Christian walk?
- Briefly describe the prerequisites to the proper coordination.
- What are the significances of the wind, the cloud, the fire, and the electrum portrayed in Ezekiel 1:4?
- What are your spiritual experiences of the blowing wind, the covering cloud, the consuming fire and the glowing electrum? Do you experience a continual cycle involves these four matters?
- What do Ezekiel and Revelation have in common?
- Why is Ezekiel a miniature of the entire Bible?
- What is the significance of the date in Ezekiel 1:1-2?
- What are the are two rivers in the book of Ezekiel? How is this related to the condition of Christians today? Why is it important that Ezekiel was by the river of Chebar but not in this river?
- What kind of person can receive God’s visions?
- What are the conditions for seeing the visions? What is the significance of the sequence of the open heavens, the visions, the word of God, and the hand of God in Ezekiel 1:1-3?