The Prophets Jeremiah & Ezekiel Essay example

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God inspired the prophets to tell the people what they needed to know and do in order to follow His will. God inspires the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel to reveal to the Israelites why they will become captives to Babylon, His anger against false prophets, and the restoration of Israel.
     In chapter 25 of Jeremiah, Jeremiah is inspired to go out to the people of Judah. The prophets had told the people of Judah earlier, “Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways… and you can stay in the land… Do not worship other gods…”(Jeremiah 25:5-6) He tells them “Because you have not listened to my words, I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon… and I will bring him against
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You will not look on these things with longing or remember Egypt anymore”(Ezekiel 23:27). Ezekiel finds that the reasons for Israel’s captivity is its idolatry and ‘lust’ for its former ‘lovers.’
     False prophets such as the prophet Hananiah tried to persuade the nation into believing that Babylonians would only have Israel in captivity for two years. He states, “This is what the Lord… says: ‘I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two years I will bring back to this place all the articles of the Lord’s house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon. I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin… and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon… for I will break the yoke of Babylon’”(Jeremiah 28:2-4). Hananiah’s message is pleasing to the ears. Even Jeremiah wants to believe this and he tells Hananiah, “Amen! May the Lord do so”(Jeremiah 28:6). Even though Hananiah’s words contradict what Jeremiah says in chapter 27:16-22 Jeremiah acknowledges that Hananiah is also a prophet of the Lord and wishes that his prophecy will come true. However, God reveals to Jeremiah that Hananiah lied. Jeremiah tells him, “The Lord has sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies. Therefore… ‘I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you are going to die, because you have preached rebellion

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