Ezekiel was called to minister to God’s people in a very difficult time and place. He brought God’s message to His people in slave labor in Babylon. Ezekiel begins with a great vision of God; he actually saw the glory of the Lord. Ezekiel emphasizes the work of the Holy Spirit, the presence of God wherever His people happen to be. His prophecies are called apocalyptic, which means they take us behind the veil so we can see the unseen.