Today’s Reading – Ezekiel 16-17
The LORD God proclaims: I will do to you just as you have done, despising solemn pledges and breaking covenants. Nevertheless, I will remember my covenant with you when you were young, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. Ezekiel 16:59-60
Thank God for words like: NEVERTHELESS.
That is mercy.
Ever consider what life might be like if God treated us the way we treat Him?
That was the message through Ezekiel, but then God paused . . .
Nevertheless . . .
God remembers the covenant made with us.
and there it is . . . Mercy.
And consider your actions . . .
Tomorrow’s Reading – Ezekiel 18-20
Today’s Reading – Ezekiel 13-15
Therefore, the LORD God proclaims: Because you spoke worthless things and had false visions, I’m against you. This is what the LORD God says! I’ll wield my power against the prophets, those seers of nothingness and diviners of lies. Ezekiel 13:8-9a
During 2012 year we had Harold Camping predicting unsuccessfully once again the return of Christ. He is not the first to act as a prophet and be found to be false.
Ezekiel was calling out the many false prophets of the day 1000s of years ago.
We will undoubtedly hear from countless more prophets at the advent of every disaster , unusual celestial event, or strange calendar dates. The false prophets are among us, but God declares HE is against them.
A good reminder, that WE do not need to rise up against them. They will be revealed as tellers of lies and God will deal with them.
The hour is unknown. It is for us to live faithful until that final day.
Tomorrow’s Reading – Ezekiel 16-17
Today’s Reading – Ezekiel 9-12
Therefore, say, The LORD God proclaims: I will gather you from the nations, assemble you from the countries where you were scattered, and I will give you Israel’s fertile land. They will enter the land, and they will remove from it all its disgusting and detestable things. I will give them a single heart, and I will put a new spirit in them. I will remove the stony hearts from their bodies and give them hearts of flesh so that they may follow my regulations and carefully observe my case laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God. As for those whose hearts continue to go after their disgusting and detestable things, I will hold them accountable for their ways. This is what the LORD God says!
All of Jerusalem will be destroyed and no one will be left.
This is the message from God for Ezekiel to deliver.
Ezekiel must have thought, “You’ve got to be kidding! Pick someone else!”
Perhaps that is why the images and vision provided for Ezekiel were so incredible.
I would need that type of convincing in order to deliver such a harsh message.
In the midst of the harsh message of destruction, don’t miss the message of hope –
I will give them a single heart, and I will put a new spirit in them. I will remove the stony hearts from their bodies and give them hearts of flesh so that they may follow my regulations and carefully observe my case laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.
A new spirit. One in spirit.
Ezekiel delivered this promise.
Have you begun to live the promise in your life?
Tomorrow’s Reading – Ezekiel 13-15