Ezekiel: Pointing Fingers

ezeki 38 pointing fingersReading Ezekiel is like listening to the NYT or the Washington Post either in print or online but is surely not like the “good ole’ days.”  Today’s big news was the destruction of the oil refineries in Saudi Arabia with Yemen taking credit but Pompeo saying Iran was at fault. Pointing fingers and making accusations is a daily menu item for the Middle East.  But, when God unleashes his fury there will be no second-guessing. The entire world will know that He is the Lord.

This chapter speaks from the heart of God to the enemies of His children. God describes Himself:  rage in my anger; zeal in the fire of my fury. Peter asks the exiles to whom he was writing what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God? [1Peter 4:17] But, Paul writing to the Romans reminded the believers that nothing can come against God’s children even when God unleashes all of his anger against the unbeliever. Until such time know this truth:  With flaming fire, he will mete out punishment on those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus [2Thess 1] but also this: believers are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [1Peter1]

Beloved, when God unleashes his fury where will you be? Will you be sheltered under his wings or experience his wrath?

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