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Ezekiel 36 - NIV

Hope for the Mountains of Israel

1 “Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord.

2 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: The enemy said of you, “Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession.”?’

3 Therefore prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because they ravaged and crushed you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander,

4 therefore, mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord: This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you—

5 this is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.’

6 Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations.

7 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn.

8 “‘But you, mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home.

9 I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,

10 and I will cause many people to live on you—yes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.

11 I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children.

13 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because some say to you, “You devour people and deprive your nation of its children,”

14 therefore you will no longer devour people or make your nation childless, declares the Sovereign Lord.

15 No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”

Israel’s Restoration Assured

16 Again the word of the Lord came to me:

17 “Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness in my sight.

18 So I poured out my wrath on them because they had shed blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols.

19 I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions.

20 And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my holy name, for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.’

21 I had concern for my holy name, which the people of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.

22 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone.

23 I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.

24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.

25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.

29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you.

30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine.

31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices.

32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!

33 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt.

34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it.

35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.”

36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’

37 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Once again I will yield to Israel’s plea and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep,

38 as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed festivals. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”




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Larry  Semore avatar
Speak to Your Mountain - Preparing for the Return from Exile
Shared by: Larry Semore on Feb, 2017
Summary: This is a 3 Part sermon Series addressing the next move of God and the return from spiritual exile
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:1
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 28
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Speak To Your Mountain
Shared by: Larry Semore on Feb, 2017
Summary: A great series about the spiritual restoration of the church in America
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:22-38
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 22
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Speak to Your Mountain - Multiplication
Shared by: Larry Semore on Feb, 2017
Summary: This is a picture of what the restoration of the American church will look like
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:28-38
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 13
Perry Greene avatar
New Heart
Shared by: Perry Greene on Jan, 2017
Summary: Funeral Service for 66 year old faithful Christian lady who endured a heart transplant.
D Marion Clark avatar
A New Heart
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: Using God’s promises to the house of Israel for our model, we learn that God has promised us – those who call on Jesus’ name – a new start.
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:24-38
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 508
Shawn miller avatar
Amazing Grace
Shared by: Shawn miller on Sep, 2015
Summary: We see a foreshadowing of Christ's Amazing grace in the book of Ezekiel. When God's people rebelled, and deserved judgment, God recued them from their enemy, redeemed them from their impurity, and restored them with a heart of humility. Amazing Grace!
John Lowe avatar
Do You Want A New Heart?
Shared by: John Lowe on Sep, 2015
Summary: Fallen man, created by God, pure and holy, has willfully and wickedly rebelled against God, and lost his first estate, but he is to be the subject of a new creation through the power of God's Holy Spirit.
Perry Greene avatar
A Change of Hearts
Shared by: Perry Greene on Aug, 2015
Summary: The stone heart is resistant to God, the heart of flesh, created by God is open to and led by him. We need a change of heart from hard, resistant stone to soft, Spirit-pliable flesh.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:26-27
Views: 1,029
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
WE NEED CHANGED LIFES IN OUR NATION
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Aug, 2015
Summary: Where we need to be as a Christian nation.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
God can give a new heart and a new mind!
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: We do not have to develop bad habits and attitudes, God can help us with a NEW HEART and a NEW MIND! Will you same the same?
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
THERE IS DANGER IN STAYING THE SAME...
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: We can face many hidden dangers, on is the DANGER OF STAYING THE SAME. We need to make on the course adjustments daily as we stay focused on eternal issues. Change is essential.
John McCormack avatar
HEARTS OF STONE
Shared by: John McCormack on Sep, 2014
Summary: GOD DESIGNED A HEART OF OBEDIENCE FOR BELIEVERS.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,449
W Pat Cunningham avatar
No one is excluded from the joy of the Lord.
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2014
Summary: The joy of the Gospel and the impediments to enjoying the Gospel.
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:23-28
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 549
John Crisp avatar
Even the High Places!
Shared by: John Crisp on Aug, 2014
Summary: Each point can be and probably will be a sermon in a series, at least for me: Israel was laid to waist, and Edom was saying to everyone that would listen we have the land that God had promised someone else NOW it is OUR possession how did this happen?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 794
David Leach avatar
God gave us a Perfect Heart; He is able to keep it perfect.
Shared by: David Leach on Jan, 2014
Summary: In order to receive a new, perfect heart we must be made clean from all our past sins:
Herbert Armstrong Bosantog avatar
Seven (7) Signs and Symptoms of Cain Syndrome
Shared by: Herbert Armstrong Bosantog on Nov, 2012
Summary: 1. He was half-hearted towards God. 2. His Decision was based on his OWN MIGHT. 3. He did not follow the PLAN of God. 4. He became SLAVE by his own sins. 5. Cain was easily OFFENDED. 6. He HATED his brother. 7. He ran away from his CALLING!
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,727
Kelly Mitchell avatar
What is the Destiny of Your Church?
Shared by: Kelly Mitchell on Oct, 2012
Summary: Through Ezekiel the Prophet, God provides a certain destiny and purpose of the modern Christian church and most of us will probably be surprised to hear it.
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:22-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,929
Ajai Prakash avatar
For His Name’s Sake
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Aug, 2012
Summary: There are people around you who are not only watching you but keenly observing your every action and reaction. Their only open Bible and to see Christ is you. During the past years and till to date many believers have continually put the name of Christ at
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:16-25
Views: 3,813
Ajai Prakash avatar
Heart Transplant
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Apr, 2012
Summary: What indicates the need for a new heart? As sinners, all of us need a new heart. Have you had a spiritual heart transplant? God’s Spirit will circumcise unbelieving hearts and give a heart that loves God, desires to obey Him and has the power to obey Him.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:26-32
Views: 2,895
Rick Burdette avatar
The God who Exalts God
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Apr, 2012
Summary: We are selfless followers of a self-centered God
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:22-23
Views: 925
Davon Huss avatar
Holy Spirit and Conversion
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2012
Summary: A sermon on what the Holy Spirit does during conversion (Material adapted from Dr. Jack Cottrell's book Power From On High, chapter 7, and the Holy Spirit: A Biblical Study, chapter 5)
Series: Holy Spirit
Antonio Silveira avatar
Taking possession of the Garden
Shared by: Antonio Silveira on Feb, 2012
Summary: What is iniquity? What is Sin?
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:33-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 991
Jimmy Haile avatar
Heart Transplant
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Feb, 2012
Summary: We can not live right, or do right, without God’s help!!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:25-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,295
Christian Cheong avatar
The Holiness of God
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jan, 2012
Summary: God is holy. Worship Him. Cultivate a reverence for God. Commit to living a Christlike life. Let God change you. Holiness is irresistible.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:21-28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 972
suresh manoharan avatar
"COOL" CHRISTMAS SHOPPING...
Shared by: suresh manoharan on Nov, 2011
Summary: Significance of Christmas to those who have never tasted the Savior's love...
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:25
Denomination: *other
Views: 807
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
ARE YOU REALY CHANGED?
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Nov, 2011
Summary: What change did you make?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,646
Mike Fogerson avatar
Heart Transplant
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Jul, 2011
Summary: God has given us a new heart
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,601
Joseph Smith avatar
Heart Transplant
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Aug, 2010
Summary: God works in our lives much as a surgeon does in our bodies: cleansing thoroughly of old idolatries, assisting us in the transition, and then giving us a new indwelling presence, that of Christ.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:22-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,142
Thomas Swope avatar
The Big Gulp
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Mar, 2010
Summary: A study of chapter 36 verses 1 through 38
Series: Ezekiel
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:1-38
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 954
Carl Kolb avatar
What Is That Born Again Stuff?
Shared by: Carl Kolb on Jan, 2010
Summary: Third in a series devoted to "church words." This talks about regeneration in a way most congregants and unbelievers alike can understand.
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:25-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 663