Ezekiel 5 to 8 Today we live in a world that seems turned upside down. What was in yesterday is out today. Who was in yesterday is out today. However, this one thing we know: God is the same yesterday as He is today. [Heb 13:8] He may scatter as he told Ezekiel over and over, but no matter where they would be, He is sovereignly orchestrating His plan; no matter the time, circumstance, or season. No one can say they did not know: “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” [Rom 1:20]
Ezekiel is the “man of the hour” for the captives by the River Chebar. Even though far from home, God will retain a remnant. Just as then, Paul reminds us: [Rom 11:5] “So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.” The remnant is “saved…not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy,” [Titus 3:5]. God has left his remnant so that His truth and the gospel of peace may be carried far and wide to a lost and dying world.
We are that remnant with a message of hope that many need. Are our feet prepared to carry this “good news of peace,” [Eph 6:15]