no more gap
Ezekiel 12:26 The word of Yahveh happened to me:
Ezekiel 12:27 “Son of Adam, notice that the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees concerns many years from now; he prophesies about distant times.’
Ezekiel 12:28 Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Lord Yahveh says: None of my words will be delayed any longer. The message I speak will be fulfilled. This is the declaration of the Lord Yahveh.'”
no more gap
Ezekiel’s generation was used to prophets who covered themselves by saying that their predictions might not be fulfilled immediately. They suggested a gap — a period of time between their predictions and the fulfillment of their predictions. The LORD said that Ezekiel was not going to be that kind of prophet. That put a lot of pressure on him. If there was no immediate fulfillment of his predictions, he would risk being branded a false prophet.
There are believers today who have the prophetic gift. They have been gifted with a call to challenge people to take God seriously and to challenge evil and hypocrisy in their generation. There are also imposters who claim to be prophets but are not. They might cover themselves the way the false prophets did in Ezekiel’s time. The gap may be a sign that the prediction is not from God.
LORD, give us eschatological discernment.