The Experience of Ezekiel
A Sermon on Ezekiel 1:28
Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around.
Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking. (ESV)
Have you ever felt that your testimony, or walk with God, has not been as dramatic as other people you know or the prophets of the Old Testament? Perhaps you feel you know a lot about God, but you have never experienced Him on a personal level. In this sermon on Ezekiel 1:28, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones uses the example of Ezekiel to show us the importance of experience in the Christian life. Without having experienced God, there is no hope that you have ever been saved from your sins. But that leaves us with the question: what does this experience look like? Listeners will be challenged to examine their own lives and see if they have been humbled by experiencing the holiness of God that drives man to their knees. These experiences look different for everyone, but the outcome always looks the same, and that is a life marked by walking with God.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.