The Divine Confirmation of the Tribulation Prophets!
Notably, also, the Evil Figs were deeply considering the visions of Ezekiel according to Ezekiel 12:22. One must ask the question: Why? What impacted the Evil Figs so tremendously that they would consider the visions of Ezekiel? “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with diverse miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will” (Heb. 2:4). Remember, my reader! Since the ascension of Zedekiah to the throne of Judah, the Prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel have been unstoppably present and abundant in prophesying, unhindered by the imposing confinements that normally result from persecution. All the prophetic activity of these two Ministers was unabated by the tumult of persecution as usual because at the onset of Jeremiah’s reappearance into public ministry, lo, and behold! The renowned false prophet Hananiah died a notorious death (Jer. 27:1-28:17, 24:1-10)! Even so, Jerusalem was stilled. Shortly thereafter, though, the false prophets of the Land of Babylon were stirred to oppose the work of God until, lo and behold! Ahab and Zedekiah were roasted in the fire and Shemaiah and his seed were cursed (Jer. 29:1-32)! Even so, the Jews of Babylon were stilled. Furthermore, also, Jeremiah was enlarged to prophesy with astounding detail on how the totality of Babylon would be utterly and shockingly destroyed at the completion of the Tribulation Period (Jer. 50:1-51:64). Hence, as Ezekiel’s prophesying waxed manifold in the 6th year of the reign of Zedekiah, even the Evil Figs were reflective of the matter, saying, in essence: “the visions are not for a long time off” (a paraphrase of Ezek. 12:22-23). How hardly could the Evil Figs say that the visions of Ezekiel wouldn’t come to pass at all! Strenuously, adding affliction to the body and the mind, the vile conscience of the Evil Figs could hardly make the admission! For, think of it, the last time Ezekiel waxed prophetic he was carried in spirit from Babylon to Jerusalem to behold the secret conspiracies of the Evil Figs and how that, amidst the madness, meanwhile, the Glory of God slew the man Pelatiah who was chief among the transgressors (Ezek. 11:13)! From the distant Land of Babylon and with indisputable timeliness that could only be divine, the people were staggered with amazement at the death of Pelatiah. Ah, see how the Tribulation Prophet interpreted the matter! Even so, the hardest hearts were soft with reflection at the next time the wind blew upon the Prophet Ezekiel, even despite the erroneous conclusion (Ezek. 12:22-23). Be still, my reader. GOD ANSWERS.