Daily Bible Study

@just4him (127165)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 24, 2017 6:08am CST
Day 6 Ezekiel 6 Ezekiel 6:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places. 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. 5 And I will lay the dead carcasses of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars. 6 In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. 7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries. 9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. 10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them. 11 Thus says the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! For they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. 12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remains and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. 13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savor to all their idols. 14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD. How does someone get your attention? Do they tell you nice things you want to hear? Do they tell you the harsh truth? Or do they prepare you for the worst to come? This morning as I prepared for this study, I saw an article that grabbed my attention. It simply said, “There’s a war coming.” Reading the article, it was a statement meant to motivate our Marines to be always ready for battle, and hope for peace. God told Ezekiel what he was about to accomplish in Israel. Not only had God told Ezekiel what he would do to the people for their disobedience, but he told Ezekiel to prophesy to the hills, mountains, rivers, and valleys of Israel. He was about to come against them for the idolatry practiced there. He would tear down the altars, and all those who worshiped false gods would come under his judgment: pestilence, sword, and famine. As Christians, you know there’s a war coming. You are told to stand ready in your armor at all times, so Satan’s fiery darts cannot penetrate, or his thoughts sideline you. He will use everything in his arsenal against you. His purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy everything you hold dear – your family, friends, and yourself. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. The war you face right now, isn’t the only war. There is another when Satan will be thrown down once and for all, and all those who followed him will be cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone for eternity. You too, will go to war with our Savior, the Lamb of God, Jesus, our Messiah. Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. Are you prepared? Do you stand ready in your armor? God is going to do a work in the earth, and woe to everyone who comes against him. However, all those who stand in their armor, will ride with Jesus, your KING your LORD. Let’s pray: Father, your will be done, your kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven. Help me to be prepared for the war to come, standing ready in my armor at all times. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 24 December 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image
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@Angela150 (957)
• London, England
24 Dec
Amen
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec
Thank you for reading the study. Have a blessed day.
@bunnybon7 (37402)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Dec
wow. i believe God is love and Jesus we celebrate because he changed all that old testament scary stuff. guess you are up to this part of your Bible. thanks for the great reading. Amen
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec
You're welcome. Have a blessed day.
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@Daelii (5927)
• United States
24 Dec
Amen!
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec
I'm glad the study blessed you. Have a blessed day.
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