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Judgement and exile for the people, God’s glory leaves the Temple and Jerusalem, and false prophets get a special mention: Ezekiel 10–13

The problem with false prophets is that they don’t prophesy what people need to hear. All the false prophets were accused of promising peace and prosperity when repentance for willful and repeated sin was needed.  But this time, it was the women prophets who were singled out:

Ezekiel 13:17-19 Now, son of man, speak out against the women who prophesy from their own imaginations. … By lying to my people who love to listen to lies, you kill those who should not die, and you promise life to those who should not live.

The impending judgement on Jerusalem would rescue the people from these prophets and enable them to want to seek God again:

Ezekiel 13:21-23 I will tear off the magic veils and save my people from your grasp. They will no longer be your victims. Then you will know that I am the Lord. You have discouraged the righteous with your lies, but I didn’t want them to be sad. And you have encouraged the wicked by promising them life, even though they continue in their sins. … For I will rescue my people from your grasp. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

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