At the 5th year of Zedekiah’s reign (Ezek. 1:2), Ezekiel was ordained a Prophet and the essence of his ministry was revealed. My reader, this was a timely ordination! For, fearfully, the Good Figs still weren’t good! Can you believe it? These individuals, the Good Figs, had been digressing even further into sin the past 5 years of Zedekiah’s reign. Contextually, this is a very important observation and essential to understanding the Tribulation Period and the Tribulation Prophets.