In 593 B.C. the nation of Israel was in tatters. It’s people scattered to all corners of the globe. The great King Nebuchadnezzar carried many of them to Babylon in captivity. From these captives God called a prophet to guide them. He placed a mantle of his power and anointing on him to protect the righteous from powers of darkness. This man was the Prophet Ezekiel.
Ezekiel’s prophecies are well known. What is not well known is the legacy of his mantle of power that he passed on to his descendants. God gave the prophet a staff that would be a symbol of his power and also a sign to all that the bearer was called of God. This staff was passed to Ezekiel’s son who took up his father’s mantle. Then he too passed it to his son and so on throughout the ages. The staff has never been without a bearer.
Each descendant who bears the staff is endued with the power and anointing of God. They become protectors of the righteous, defenders of the innocent, and warriors against evil. In our modern age there are many warriors against evil. They are called heroes, and the bearer of the staff fights along side them.
Jack Hustead now bears the Staff that was passed down from his father Joshua. Jack’s father was everything that he is not. Tall and physically fit, confident, a natural leader, quick witted, and fiercely courageous. He is a reluctant recipient of the staff as he only learned of his father’s secret life after he died.
Jack must learn to wield the Staff and unlock the secrets of its many powers. He finds this difficult, as he has a stutter that makes him socially awkward. His only guide is the mysterious Che. He claims to be an angel who guides all the bearers of the staff. However, it appears as though Che may just be a figment of Jack’s imagination and he is in the middle of a nervous break down.
When his father’s killer, The Bronze Scorpion, begins stalking him, he realizes that he must embrace his destiny and wield the Staff of Ezekiel.