At the 5th year of Zedekiah’s reign (individual prophecies/events/instructions within the same year: Ezek. 1:2-3:14, 3:16-22, 3:23-27, 4:1-17, 5:1-17, 6:1-14, 7:1-27; time change: Ezek. 8:1), soon after Ezekiel’s ordination as a Prophet, the first series of prophetic messages were received and delivered with all speed as a rescue attempt for the Good Figs. God was intent upon the conversion or restoration of the Good Figs, and nothing would stand in His way. Contextually, though, the situation was far from friendly to the God of Jeremiah and Ezekiel; the Evil Figs were deceiving the Good Figs even though they were so radically removed from one another! In this order, let us understand: firstly, the violent condition of the Good Figs, secondarily, a vain trust in Covenantal Idealism via misapplied promises, thirdly, the defilement of the Sanctuary, and, fourthly, an amendment of grace to the repertoire of damnation.