Friday, August 19 2011
Verse of the Week: V7 “So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”
1. God’s Holy Name (V1-7)
V1 “Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:”
God was against Gog because the people of Gog were unholy before Him. However, the saddest truth was that even God’s people were also unholy. This was why God sent countless prophets to preach to His people to repent of their sins and be holy before Him.
V7 “So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”
2. God’s Holy Work (V8-16)
V8 “Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.”
Nothing could hinder God’s holy work as He shall punish and destroy the people of Gog for their wickedness and they shall be buried forever in hell. Though many times it seems that the wicked people prosper and enjoy life on earth, yet God is not mocked, as He shall surely judge and condemn the wicked in the fiery pits of hell for all eternity.
V11 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.”
3. God’s Holy Spirit (V17-29)
V25 “Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;”
Though God chastised the people of Israel, yet He shall pour His Holy Spirit and mercy upon the remnant of His people who chose to repent of their sins and be holy before Him.
V29 “Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.”
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, please help me to be holy because You are holy.