“ ‘Thus Ezekiel is a sign to you; according to all that he has done you shall do; and when this comes, you shall know that I am the Lord God’ ” (Ezekiel 24:24).
In case the Israelites have not understood the message He wants them to get, God, through the prophet, clearly and distinctly, lays it out for them: He is the Lord God.
Because of their refusal to submit to God in the past, evidently the Jews have not understood God’s sovereignty nor the kind of relationship He expects them to have with Him. Their iniquities are so great that these people are past the point of no return: Jerusalem will be destroyed; and their lives, as they have known them, are over.
The message that comes out of this study in Ezekiel is so obvious and so profound it seems unthinkable that anyone could miss the point: they are to recognize that God is supreme.
And God has not changed in the Christian Age. Even today, He is a God who loves His people, but He expects the same kind of devotion and submission of us that He has expected of all people since the beginning of time. He is our Creator and has the right to demand that we recognize Him as our Supreme Ruler.