August 12, 2012

225 - The Lord's condemnation.

Kathleen's thoughts

Ezekiel 10: 16 - 22, 11: 1-25, 12: 1-28, 13;: 1-23

The Lord's departure
Jerusalem is condemned The Spirit then lifted me up and brought me to the eastern gate of the Lord's house, which faces east, and at the gates' entrance were 25 men. Among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur, and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people. The Lord said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who plan evil and give wicked advice in this city.

God's promise to the exiles 
God's glory leaves Jerusalem
Ezekiel the refugee
The approaching captivity
the sing of the trembling prophet
Objections answered
False male prophets condemned
False female prophets condemned.

God is against false witnessing and prophesy God reveals to Ezekiel what is going to happen to those who disobey and not walk in His statues. 
God wants to bless us but we need to look to His statues, walk in them in sincerity with praise and worshipping Him.

For Thought and contemplation
Much of Israel's downfall was due to the failure of her shepherds - those who plundered rather than protected the flock. How true is the saying that it takes dedicated leaders to produce dedicated followers. Pray for your spiritual shepherd today. 

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you
Heb 13: 17

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