Friday, August 12 2011
Verse of the Week: V23 “Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
1. God Is All Knowing (V1-13)
V2 “Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,”
GOD told prophet Ezekiel that in the last days, Gog, Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Sheba, Dedan, Tarshish and all the great leaders will come together, and attack Israel, and take away their silver and gold, cattle and possessions, and destroy their land and kill their people.
V13 “Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? Hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? To carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?”
2. God Is In Control (V14-15)
V14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?”
GOD allows these countries from the north of Israel to invade Israel in order to humble the people of Israel, and let them know that the Lord God is in control of everything, including the punishment of His own people for their unbelief and disobedience.
V15 “And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:”
3. God Is Great (V16-23)
V16 “And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.”
Today, many people in Israel do not believe in God, but one day they shall believe. God shall send the mighty nations to humble Israel, so that not only the people of Israel, but all the people of the world, shall know that the God of Israel is the one and only great God, and there is none beside Him.
V23 “Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, please humble me to know that You are the one and only great God.