No More (Ezekiel 38-39)

“And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let my holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.  Ezekiel 38-39

Sometimes I look at our society and I wonder how much longer God will be patient with us. Sometimes I look at the apathy in many churches and I wonder how much longer will God endure with dead churches? Sometimes I listen to the open rebellion against God and I wonder, when will His mercy end and when will His wrath come.

According to the Apostle Paul, Acts 17:30-31, God has fixed a day when He will judge the earth. When that day comes there will be no more rebellion in the world.

We also are informed by Ezekiel that there is a day coming when there will be one last battle on the earth between rebellious humanity and God. Ezekiels identifies this as the Battle of Gog and Magog. We gain greater details from Revelation 20:7-10. This battle, referred to by Ezekiel takes place at the end of the thousand year reign of Christ. Satan is released from his holding place and raises an army (Ezekiel 38:12) to attempt to destroy the throne of Christ which will be in Jerusalem. He will convince multitudes of people (Ezekiel 38:10) to rebel against God.

This will be the last battle on planet earth. God said, “It is coming,” (39:8). When the battle is over, never again will there be war on the earth.

Brothers and sisters, now is the age of war on the earth. But there is coming a day when the war will end. Feast with me in God’s Word as we consider the day of the Lord:

21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people and God himself will be with them as their God. ]4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:1-4

2 questions:

  1. Which team are you on? God’s or Satan’s
  2. In what ways can the reality of what is coming encourage you as you face what is?

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