Commentary on Ezekiel 1.

Beloved of Jesus, I love you but God loves you more. We are going to be doing a commentary on the book of Ezekiel Chapter 1 and as you read through I pray the eyes of your understanding are enlightened to see and to Know.

Before we begin, I would like to give a brief background on the prophet Ezekiel.

The name Ezekiel in Strong’s Concordance in the Greek means:

Hebrew: יחזקאל
Transliteration: yechezqê’l
Pronunciation: yekh-ez-kale’
Definition: From H2388 and H410; God will strengthen;
{Jechezkel} the name of two Israelites: – {Ezekiel} Jehezekel.
KJV Usage: Ezekiel (2x),

The prophet Ezekiel was a priest that ministered before God and as a consequence of him constantly hanging out in the presence of God, a deposit (seed) was implanted in him and as a result he started moving in the prophetic seer realm.

Ezekiel was a man of deep faith and great imagination. Many of his insights came in the form of visions and many of his messages were expressed in vivid symbolic actions. Every one should read the book of Ezekiel and the Bible in general; it is always refreshing and gives great insights to the things of God.

The book of Ezekiel 1 opens with the prophet being by the river Chebar and there the heavens were opened and he saw visions of God.

Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

Ezekiel 1:1 KJV

There are portals in specific geographical places around the world and these are both Angelic and demonic portals. Once you come under any of these portals it’s easier to encounter heaven or the demonic.

These are seen throughout the Bible for example, Isaac encountered an Angelic portal at Bethel in Genesis 28:17-18. The prophet Elijah when he would be taken into heaven, he went through the portal in Gilgal, Bethel and Jericho in 1 Kings 2:1-5 and thereafter a whirlwind came and took him into heaven.

Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan (which is a portal) and the heavens opened and the Father and the Holy Spirit were manifest.

When Jesus would be tempted, He was led to the wilderness from Jordan (a portal) by the Holy Spirit to be tempted of the devil in Luke 4. When Jesus would be transfigured He went up to the mountain to pray (there was definitely a portal on that mountain) because of the heavenly visitation He had there in Luke 9:28.

When Jesus would ascend into heaven, He went to the mount Olives (which is a portal) and ascended into heaven in Acts of the Apostles 1:9-12. The Monrovia Falls is also another example of a heavenly and angelic portal in the Earth and there are so much more examples in the Bible.

By citing all these examples I am just trying to dissuade any doubt in your mind that you would have when I say that there are certain portals in certain geographical locations all over the Earth.

So the prophet Ezekiel was under one of such portals at the river Chebar. Here the word of the Lord came unto him and the hand of God was upon him.

The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

Ezekiel 1:3-6 KJV
A Cherubim Sketch
A Cherubim

When he beheld, the whirlwind come out of the North, this is the northern gate – the portal that is at the northern gate was where this whirlwind came out of and then he saw visions of the Cherubim’s. There is also the East Gate/ Portal is where the sun rises from. Praying and facing the rising sun is very powerful especially when making decrees for nations from this place is very powerful. You should actualize this gate as a territorial warrior, intercessor and territorial prophet.

[5]Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
[6]And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
[7]And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
[8]And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
[9]Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
[10]As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

[11]Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
[12]And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

[13]As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
[14]And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

Ezekiel 1:5-14 KJV c.rf Revelation 4 & Isaiah 6.

What he is describing here is the appearance of the Cherubim’s that go before the presence of the Lord God. These Angels are flow with the presence of God, they are glory Angels – presence Angels.

Where he said they ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning, he is describing how Angels move at the speed of light.

Ezekiel’s Vision of God, Cherubim’s and Ophanims.
Ezekiel’s Vision of God, Cherubim’s and Ophanims.

[15]Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
[16]The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
[17]When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
[18]As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
[19]And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
[20]Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
[21]When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

Ezekiel 1:15-21 KJV c.rf Revelation 4.

The root word for “wheel” in Strong’s Concordance in the Greek is:

Hebrew: אפן אופן
Transliteration: ‘ôphân ‘ôphân
Pronunciation: {o-fawn’} o-fawn’
Definition: From an unused root meaning to revolve; a wheel: – wheel.
KJV Usage: wheel(s) (35x), fitly (1x).

Ophan or Ophanim these are another kinds of Angels that go with the presence of God along with the Cherubim’s and they look pretty scary, if I am being honest.

Ophanim

[22]And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
[23]And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.
[24]And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.
[25]And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
[26]And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
[27]And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
[28]As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Ezekiel 1:22-28 KJV c.rf Revelation 10 & 4, Daniel 8:17

Here, the prophet is describing the great and terrible presence of God and I am honestly blown away. I mean, God dwells in the midst of lightning and thunderings and His appearance is as fire. Honestly, I am pretty spooked but this just goes to show how awesome and terrible God is.

Do you have a relationship with an awesome and terrible God? Have you made Him the Lord over your life? If you have not what are you waiting for? Jesus loves you so much and wants a relationship with you. Why not invite Him into your heart today? How about right now? Say this prayer our loud and mean it from your heart:

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I ask that you come into my heart and be my Lord and personal savior. I ask that you wash away my sins and make me whiter than snow. I renounce satan and every unfruitful work of darkness. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Thank you Jesus, I love you Jesus.

Congratulations beloved, welcome home! We are brothers and sisters now and I love you so much. Now ask the Father for the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues and receive this free gift from God.

Beloved, I strongly recommend that you spend time in fellowship and communion with God through prayer, fasting, study of the word and worship. I also recommend that you invite the Holy Spirit to do all these spiritual activities with you as He is your helper and He is so fun to hang out with.

Always remember that God is not a brute, He is approachable, He loves you and wants a relationship with you. God bless you and keep you, God cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. God lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen

Until next time, I love you – continue in God’s love.

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7 Comments

  1. Thank you for this esoteric piece. God bless you. My understanding of the book of Ezekiel chapter 1 has been shifted and I can’t wait to read the whole book of Ezekiel and digest everything.

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