The theme of Ezekiel is, "You shall know that I am the Lord." Most will only come to repentance and confession that Jehovah is God by violent actions against them. Tribulation and pain brings a man to his knees so that he may cry out to God for help (see Acts 14:22). God acted out in violence against Judah for her sins so that they may repent and confess that he alone is the Lord (Lamentations 2:5-7). Accordingly, Ezekiel parallels the book of Revelation. The prophet ends the book by giving the people hope in a future kingdom ruled by Christ.