Broken…

Ezekiel 30:20-26

And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 21 “Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and see, it has not been bandaged for healing, nor a splint put on to bind it, to make it strong enough to hold a sword. 22 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Surely I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, both the strong one and the one that was broken; and I will make the sword fall out of his hand. 23 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them throughout the countries. 24 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; but I will break Pharaoh’s arms, and he will groan before him with the groanings of a mortally wounded man. 25 Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; they shall know that I am the LORD, when I put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt. 26 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.’ ”

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Three times the Lord tells what will be done to the king of Egypt, how it will be done and by whom.  Three times he tells what the outcome will be.  There can be no doubt left as to what he intends for Egypt and the king of Egypt.  From this we can gather that it is a fearful thing to be found outside the will of God.  It is a fearful thing to reject and deny the God of creation.  How thankful we can be that this same God of judgment so loved the world and mankind he created that he was willing to give his only son for its salvation.

“…John 3:16″For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

“…Romans  8:1[There is] therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

How fearful it will be then, for those who reject this final gift of love and provision for mercy from the penalty of all sin.  Let us be found in the camp of the believers.  Let us as believers be faithful to spread the hope of salvation through Christ.  Let our lives be examples of his grace and mercy.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.

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