EZEKIEL’S FIRST VISIONBible Reading: Ezekiel 1:4-20
Did you have any difficulty reading or understanding this passage today? You are not alone. Ezekiel had difficulty himself even trying to describe what he saw. Notice how many times he used
the words “like” or “likeness”. He could not write down exactly what he was seeing. He simply said “It was like ...”
But the hidden message is clear. Those angelic beings moved in whatever direction they wanted to. The wheels within wheels did not need to turn one way or the other. They were so constructed
that there was a wheel ready to go in whatever direction the angelic beings desired to go and nothing could stop them.
That is the heart of the vision. That is the hidden meaning. All this was symbolic of the power and the sovereignty of God. When He desires to move, nothing can stand in His way. He is over all.
He is in complete control.
Why were the Israelites in Babylon? God had put them there. Did Nebuchadnezzar defeat and capture Jerusalem? It was God who gave him the power to do so. Were the Israelites to be in
Babylon forever? No, in God’s time He would bring them back again to their own land. All this and more was part of Ezekiel’s message to the people.
Again this message is for us. When the day seems dark and the future uncertain, we need to remember that God is sovereign. He knows what He is doing and knows His plan for our lives. We
can trust our lives, our loved ones to Him. He can see the end from the beginning and can bring us through whatever circumstances we may face, to the praise of His glory and grace.
All the way my Saviour leads me.
What have I to ask besides?