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What A War
NOVEMBER 28, 2023
Daily Reading – Ezekiel 39-41 / 1 Peter 3
Ezekiel 39:25 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;
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
What a war! No, I am not talking about what many have called the “Great War,” World War I. This was, by all measures, a horrible time on earth. This was also known as; “The War to End All Wars.” We know that did not work, if for no other reason than there was a World War II. I am also not referring to the number of battles, and continuing conflicts that the Nation of Israel has had with almost every surrounding neighbor. Yet again, I am not even referring to the huge battle that will take place described in Ezekiel 38-39. A battle between God and the forces of evil that will be so horrific that it says in Ezekiel 39:12 it will take seven months to bury the bodies of the dead. Even after that, the birds and the beasts of the earth are called upon to help devour the remaining carnage. This will be a war like no other war. Yet, I am not even referring to that war.
This last battle in Ezekiel I refer to here was done for one reason. God’s name has been drug through the mud long enough. Our verse today says, “and will be jealous for my holy name;” God is going to defend His Holy name. He will do as He has always said He would do, restore Israel. However, this time, the war in the heart of the people God calls His own, Israel, will be won over as they recognize Jesus as Lord and Saviour. This war has been fought in the hearts of the Jewish people for decades. What a War! Oh, and What a Saviour!
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
This is a battle, not only in the hearts of those of Jewish heritage. This war rages in the hearts of every person ever born. It is a war against selfish pride and Satan. It is a war already won by Christ at Calvary.
When history is written,
which side of this war will you be found on?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director