“MY PEOPLE COME TO YOU, AS THEY USUALLY DO, AND SIT BEFORE YOU TO LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS, BUT THEY DO NOT PUT THEM INTO PRACTICE. WITH THEIR MOUTHS THEY EXPRESS DEVOTION, BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE GREEDY FOR UNJUST GAIN.” – Ezekiel 33:31
“Then they will know that I am the LORD,” I am finding again and again in the prophet Ezekiel. Just read the chapters 25-33.
In Ezekiel 28, in the verses 20-23, we read that the LORD is against the city of SIDON. They do not know that the LORD is LORD.
But they will know that the LORD is LORD, when He does certain things.
- Punishment is coming. – Verse 22
- The LORD will show them that he is holy. – Verse 22
- A Plague is coming. – Verse 23
- Blood is flowing on the street. – Verse 23
- The slain will fall in the city. – Verse 23
Ezekiel chapter 30 is “A lament for Egypt.”
The Egyptians will know that the LORD is LORD, when he puts his sword into the hand of the king of Babylon.
When will we know that the LORD is LORD?
When will we know that the LORD is LORD as individuals, as families, as a nation?
When will this generation know that the LORD is LORD?
READING THE BIBLE THROUGH
That an opera singer began reading the BIBLE through at the rate of three times a year, when she became a Christian, I am told in the book L’ABRI by Edith Schaeffer. The book L’ABRI is one book you should read, if you have not done so already.
I am also in the habit of reading the Scriptures from cover to cover, starting at the beginning of each year with GENESIS. That is the first book of the Bible. I did that also this year. (2017), and arrived at the book of Ezekiel today. (21.06. 2017)
Let me also add that reading the Bible from cover to cover for me means reading every word.
This is a verse I have marked in Lamentations. Lamentations is before Ezekiel. In Lamentations 3:38 it says:
“IS IT NOT FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MOST HIGH THAT BOTH CALAMITIES AND GOOD THINGS COME?”
As yet I have not read the Bible through at the rate of three times a year, not even when I came out of darkness into life, from death into life, but I remember one year, now some time ago, reading the Bible through at the rate of two times (twice) a year, and every word.
Reading the Bible through is very important, to get the overall picture. How many times are you doing that on one year?
DAS HERZ IM HIMMEL,
DIE HAENDE BEIM NAECHSTEN,
DIE FUESSE IM STAUB.” – Hanna Huemmer
“IF THERE ARE ANY TEARS SHED IN HEAVEN, THEY WILL BE OVER THE FACT THAT WE PRAYED SO LITTLE.” – Billy Graham