” ….For they say, The Lord seeth us not; the Lord hath forsaken the earth.”
This was the thought in ancient Israel, the Lord delivered them, they prospered, they forgot all about him and worshipped every idol under the sun, well, and even the sun.
He would remove his divine protection and they would be at the mercy of their enemies and after being afflicted by them, they would soon remember the God that they were so quick to forget.
God would then in his mercy, bring justice and delivered them once again into safety.
This cycle only to be repeated over and over again and comprises most of the book of Judges.
In our text from Ezekiel, it was a little different, they had brought their filth and abominations actually into the temple of the Lord and once having done so had the audacity or rather sheer stupidity to really believe that he knew nothing about this.
Once he had called forth his angels, an absolute slaughter of all took place.
Beginning at HIS sanctuary, (only sparing those who had cried out to him for justice) and again this was ANCIENT Israel, NOT to be confused with modern Israel.
After showing the prophet Ezekiel the host of sins which they committed while WORKING IN HIS TEMPLE, he said this:
“Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light (trivial) thing to the house of Judah that they commit these abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and lo, they put a branch to their nose, therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I NOT hear them“
“Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is my mark; and begin at MY sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men (temple elders) which were before the house (temple).
And he said unto them, Defile, the house ,(temple) and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth, and slew in the city.
And it came to pass, while they were yet slaying (killing)them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said “Ah Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the residue (remnant) of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
Then said HE unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, AND THE LAND IS FULL OF BLOOD, and the city FULL OF PERVERSENESS, FOR THEY SAY, THE LORD HATH FORSAKEN THE EARTH, AND THE LORD SEETH NOT.
And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I WILL RECOMPENSE THEIR WAY UPON THEIR HEAD.”
Now, THIS is THE GOD that the false prophets and money preachers would have the world believe is perfectly fine with unrepentant sin!
As he asked Ezekiel, “Is it a light thing?”
At present time they are so full of denial that they believe their own lies.
THIS IS THE SAME GOD that brought judgment down on the temple that was called by his name and does anyone really want to believe that suddenly he no longer considers this things a problem to be taken care of?
And anyone tries to poison your mind to believe otherwise, I want to leave you with a prophetic judgment YET to be fulfilled, but it will because what has been written, has been written, and as it is written so it shall be done.
“For, lo, I begin to bring evil (calamity) on the city which is called by MY name, and should you be utterly unpunished?
Ye shall NOT be unpunished: for I WILL call for a sword upon ALL the INHABITANTS of the EARTH.”
And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day FROM ONE END OF THE EARTH EVEN UNTO THE OTHER END OF THE EARTH: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.”
Well now you don’t hear that everyday, but this is why we are either going to TRULY repent or we are going to be led to judgment.
Have no confusion, sin, death, and hell all go hand in hand but these things to come to pass are JUDGMENTS against THE NATIONS leveled by the hand of GOD HIMSELF.
So decide for yourself before it is too late.
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