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The war to end all wars - Gog and Magog

The war to end all wars - Gog and Magog
Today we enter into some very difficult prophetic passages in Ezekiel. We deal with God and Magog, etc. Is it Russia, or China or other? Have a read and see what you think. Above all, be blessed as you read God's word.Ezekiel 38: Prophecy Against Gog1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the...
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Can these bones live?

Can these bones live?
Ezekiel is asked "Can these bones live?" Today we hear of the impossible. The dead come back to life. Can Israel live again after being destroyed as a nation? What is impossible with man is possible with the Lord.Ezekiel 37: The Valley of Dry Bones1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in...
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Edom destroyed, but Israel will be rebuilt

Edom destroyed, but Israel will be rebuilt
Ezekiel speaks both against Mt Seir (Edom) and Israel. But Israel will be restored.Ezekiel 35: Prophecy Against Mount Seir1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it,3 and say to it, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out my hand against you...
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False Shepherds of Israel

False Shepherds of Israel
Ezekiel continues in his prophesy's against shepherds. Men who feed themselves and not the sheep. Jesus would later speak of the same in Matt 7:15.Ezekiel 34:Prophecy Against the Shepherds of Israel1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says t...
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Ezekiel and the watchman

Ezekiel and the watchman
The role of the watchman on the wall was vital. Ezekiel was called to be a watchman for Israel. In the same way pastors and preachers have the same charge today.Ezekiel 33:Ezekiel Is Israel's Watchman1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land ta...
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Egypt - slain by the sword

Egypt - slain by the sword
We read of the final end of the Egyptians in today's reading. May you see the supernatural in the working out of your prayers and witness today.Ezekiel 32: A Lament over Pharaoh and Egypt1 In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, raise a lamentation over Pharaoh king of...
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The fall of Egypt

The fall of Egypt
Ezekiel devoted three chapters to what would happen to the city of Tyre. He also devotes four chapters to what would happen to the Egyptians. Here are chapters two and three of that discourse. Go in Christ's grace and strength.Ezekiel 30:A Lament for Egypt1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: "W...
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Tyre, Satan and fall of Egypt

Tyre, Satan and fall of Egypt
Ezekiel tells us more about the future of Tyre, Egypt and his people Israel. May the Lord show you its relevance for us today. Be blessed.Ezekiel 28: Prophecy Against the Prince of Tyre1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your heart is proud, and you have said, 'I am a god, I s...
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The fall of Tyre

The fall of Tyre
The ancient city of Tyre represented a number of things spiritually. Ezekiel devotes the next two chapters that describe the character and judgement of this city and how it reflects the hearts of those who rejected the authority of the Lord.Ezekiel 27: A Lament for Tyre1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Now you, son of man, raise a lamentation ov...
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King Neb the destroyer

King Neb the destroyer
Ezekiel not only prophesies against Israel but all the nations that have set themselves up against a true knowledge of the Lord.Ezekiel 25:Prophecy Against Ammon1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, set your face toward the Ammonites and prophesy against them.3 Say to the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD: Thus says the Lord GOD, ...
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The resurrection - "Peace be with you"

The resurrection - "Peace be with you"
The resurrection is the high point to the cross. John gives his witness of this central event of history. Praise the Lord for resurrection power and authority. Christ's first message to His frightened and confused disciples is "Peace be with you". May that be the case for you today.John 20:The Resurrection1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag...
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The crucifixion

The crucifixion
In Christ's death, there is life hallelujah! Rejoice in this truth.John 19: Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified1 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him.2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe.3 They came up to him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and struck him with their hands.4 P...
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The High Priestly prayer of Jesus

The High Priestly prayer of Jesus
Jesus is called our Intercessor and in chapter 17 we see His desire for His disciples as He prays to the Father. Have a look at the things He is asking for in your life. John 18 begins His betrayal. John 17:The High Priestly Prayer1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify you...
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The work of the Holy Spirit

The work of the Holy Spirit
Jesus continues to speak on the role of the Holy Spirit. If you want to be Spirit filled and Spirit led, today's reading shows you how...be blessed.John 16: 1 "I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away.2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering servi...
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I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life

I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life
Jesus uses more "I Am" statements in today's reading. Jesus has all the words as He speaks on the role of the Holy Spirit and how He should be evident in our lives. Praise His name.John 14:I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life1 "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were...
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The siege of Jerusalem

The siege of Jerusalem
G'day folks. May our great God continue to confirm His love, grace and promises over you today. The Word of the Lord is finally confirmed as we see in our reading today. Ezekiel had a great personal cost to him as the Lord took away his wife "the delight of his eyes".Ezekiel 24:The Siege of Jerusalem1 In the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the t...
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A pair of whores

A pair of whores
There are some fairly graphic sexual descriptions in Ezekiel 23 as Ezekiel speaks to Judah about unfaithfulness. He does so by describing the lust of unfaithful sisters as an example. Ezekiel 23:Oholah and Oholibah1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother.3 They played the whore in Egypt; the...
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The shedding of innocent blood

The shedding of innocent blood was judged in ancient Israel and is judged in our day. What a tragedy it is when the church acts like the world. Ezekiel continues in his assault on unfaithful Israel.Ezekiel 22: Israel's Shedding of Blood1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,2 "And you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody ci...
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The sword of judgment

The sword of judgment
Ezekiel continues to speak to the elders of Israel about the coming judgement on Jerusalem. His words were recorded only 3to 4 years before 587BC. Be blessed as you read and pray.Ezekiel 20: Israel's Continuing Rebellion1 In the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month, certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the L...
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The soul who sins will die

Back in Ezekiel this week. Ezekiel confirms in the OT that we are each accountable for our own sin – and not that of our parents.Ezekiel 18:The Soul Who Sins Shall Die1 The word of the LORD came to me:2 "What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on...
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