Time runs out…

Ezekiel 12:21-28

And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, ‘The days are prolonged, and every vision fails’?  Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.” But say to them, “The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision. For no more shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.  For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord GOD.’ ”

Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,  “Son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’ Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord GOD.’ ”

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Who questions God Almighty?  Only the foolish ones, only the unbelievers would tread in these dangerous waters.  One capable of creation, one capable of bringing something into existence with the spoken word is one for whom we would have respect and regard.  A flippant people say this

: “…The days are prolonged, and every vision fails’…” 

“…the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’ …” 

And we hear similar conversations today.  The warnings are still valid.

The Lord hears and removes his stay of execution. In his mercy and long-suffering he has extended the time for repentance. He says the voice of the people will change.  Events will change their saying to:

“…The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision….”

He responds with affirmation that he is Lord and we will know it.

“… I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed;…” and “…I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord GOD.’ ”…”

And so we do well to take note and live accordingly.  We are covered in the blood of Jesus and need have no fear, but the message of that salvation must needs be put forth for what he says he will do he will do.  We act in love when we share the message of salvation.  Jesus paid the price for us on the cross but it is up to us to receive it.  Take heed:

“… “None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord GOD.’ …”

Just a word that these posts are the reflections and words that come to me during the early morning hours in my personal time with the Lord.  They are what I receive and apply to my walk with the Lord. They are shared in the hope and belief that they may help encourage and inspire others as well.  This is a search for the very nature and being of God.  What emerges is the image of one who is powerful and does not sway with the wind as mankind does.  There is constancy here, reliability here and there is fearsome judgment from which we have a way of escape.  The  gift of salvation from the curse of sin through Jesus Christ is freeing in all areas of life.  The one who created, loved and continues to love.  So should we.

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