“El Roi the Almighty Sees!”

Ezekiel 8 to 11 Have you ever wondered if God sees all that is really going on in this world? Does He care? Come along with the prophet Ezekiel who is far from Jerusalem yet still held “Bible Studies” in his new home in Babylon. It was there that he experienced another graphic vision in which a glorious figure lifted him and took him to Jerusalem’s Temple.

His eyes were opened and he saw the religious leaders worshiping idols! God had explicitly said; You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything I have created. But, when men want to worship God ‘their’ way and not His way, God will give them over to a depraved mind to do that which is not proper. These religious leaders knew “about” God, but they did “know” God. Professing to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the immortal glory of God’s for an image resembling His creation.  In doing so, these religious leaders were driving God far from His sanctuary, and worse they were leading others to follow them.  They thought and even said: “The Lord does not see me.”

What a difference from Hagar’s words. She called God “El-Roi,” the God who sees me!

Yet, as Ezekiel listened in and saw all of this depravity, he also saw God’s grace. As in Revelation, the righteous were sealed with a mark on their forehead, lest the executioner mistakes them as God releases His judgment.

Yes, God does see! Yes, God knows who are His. 

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