In this chapter we will look at the prophecies and events that lead into the Tribulation and a deep repentance by Israel. This is at the extreme end to the evil of man’s 6,000 years on planet Earth.
First, God laments the failure of His own people. “There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them” (Ezekiel 22:25-26). God’s law has been violated. Holy practices have been profaned. God and His “sabbaths,” His holy days, have been profaned.