Now in the eleventh year, on the first of the month, the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, because Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem, ‘Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has opened to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,’ therefore thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock. She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,’ declares the Lord God, ‘and she will become spoil for the nations. Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the Lord. Ezekiel 26:1-6
This prophecy of Ezekiel against the city and people of Tyre was fulfilled by both Nebuchadnezzar and ultimately by Alexander the Great. Here is the prophecy in summary:
Many nations would come against Tyre (Ezek. 26:3)
The walls of Tyre would be broken down (Ezek. 26:4)
Dust would be scraped from her, and she would be left like a bare rock (Ezek. 26:4)
Tyre would be a place for the spreading of nets (Ezek. 26:5)
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, would build a siege wall around Tyre (Ezek. 26:8)
Nebuchadnezzar would plunder the city (Ezek. 26:9-12)
The stones, timber and soil of Tyre would be cast into the sea (Ezek. 26:12)
The city would never be rebuilt (Ezek. 26:14)
When you read the fascinating history of this place (http://www.padfield.com/1994/tyre.html ), you can only marvel and God’s power and Ezekiel’s boldness to proclaim His Word.
Am I that bold? Am I ready to declare God’s Word in my nation?
God, my faith is soaring with this story. You are always true in Your promises. Help me trust You even more today!