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Ezra 9 - AMP

2 For they have taken as wives some of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy offspring have mixed themselves with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this wicked act and direct violation . 3 When I heard this, I rent my undergarment and my mantle, I pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled. 4 Then all those who trembled at the words of the God of Israel because of the offensive violation of His will by the returned exiles gathered around me as I sat astounded until the evening sacrifice. 5 At the evening sacrifice I arose from my depression, and, having rent my undergarment and my mantle, I fell on my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God, 6 Saying, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads and our guilt has mounted to the heavens. 7 Since the days of our fathers we have been exceedingly guilty; and for our willfulness we, our kings, and our priests have been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, captivity, plundering, and utter shame, as it is today. 8 And now, for a brief moment, grace has been shown us by the Lord our God, Who has left us a remnant to escape and has given us a secure hold in His holy place, that our God may brighten our eyes and give us a little reviving in our bondage. 9 For we are bondmen; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended mercy and steadfast love to us before the kings of Persia, to give us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem. 10 Now, O our God, what can we say after this? For we have forsaken Your commands 11 Which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land with the pollutions of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations which have filled it from one end to the other with their filthiness. 12 Therefore, do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons; and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your children always. 13 And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, seeing that You, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserved and have given us such a remnant, 14 Shall we break Your commandments again and intermarry with the peoples who practice these abominations? Would You not be angry with us till You had consumed us, so that there would be no remnant nor any to escape? 15 O Lord, the God of Israel, You are rigidly just and righteous, for we are left a remnant that is escaped, as it is this day. Behold, we are before You in our guilt, for none can stand before You because of this.

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Matthew Kratz avatar
When Revival Comes
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Feb, 2017
Summary: Revival Comes: 1) When people acknowledge their Personal Sinfulness (Ezra 9:5-6), 2) When people acknowledge their Collective Responsibility (Ezra 9:7), 3) When people acknowledge their Godly Activity (Ezra 9:8-9)
Series: Revival
Scripture: Ezra 9:5-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 31
Joel Smith avatar
Somewhere Between Quack and Quisling
Shared by: Joel Smith on May, 2015
Summary: Somewhere between quack and quisling is the remnant. Strive to be among that number.
Series: Ezra
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-10:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 473
Rodney Barlow avatar
A Little Space For Grace
Shared by: Rodney Barlow on Feb, 2015
Summary: Message about how people need a little bit of grace to be able to see how God can bring out the best in them.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezra 9:6-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,214
Ajai Prakash avatar
Revival of the Remnant
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Oct, 2014
Summary: The change that revival brings is UNCOMFORTABLE. Real revival will reach inside you and DESTROY everything. You will be WRECKED with a deeper understanding of the gospel and a more passionate relationship with Jesus. You will be purged of known sin.
Series: Revival
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-15
Views: 1,772
David Owens avatar
Dealing Decisively with Sin
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2014
Summary: This sermon covers chapters 9 and 10, where Ezra deals with the sin of intermarriage that he discovers among the exiles in Jerusalem. It is a good example of the right reaction to any kind of sin.
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-10:17
Views: 2,244
Jerry A.  Burns avatar
Revival in Opportunity
Shared by: Jerry A. Burns on Jul, 2013
Summary: A sermon about taking the opportunities that God gives us to make right decisions
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,595
Sean Harder avatar
Real Revival
Shared by: Sean Harder on May, 2013
Summary: Real revival brings change on individual and community levels. It often brings miracles as well, but the key is that people change what they’re doing and become more obedient to God. There were several revivals in the Old Testament before Jesus too, and t
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-10:44
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,051
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD is Gracious
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Is GOD Gracious to you? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove GOD's graciousness 4 ways using this text: Ezra 9:8 IV. TEXT: Ezra 9:8 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) “But now we have been gi
Scripture: Ezra 9:8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,017
William R. Nabaza avatar
Leader's evil associations
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you an evil leader? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that leaders have the responsibility to strengthen themselves in the LORD so they won't fall and bring lots of damage to their members. IV. TE
Jason Jones avatar
Window of Opportunity
Shared by: Jason Jones on Jul, 2012
Summary: Certain seasons of opportunity and time exist for people and churches. Don’t miss yours because you are not willing to do the serious soul searching needed to seize the day.
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-10:44
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,411
Jerry Flury avatar
Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Sep, 2010
Summary: Like Israel many congregations within the Body of Christ have failed to live in obedience and like Israel have had to undergo the effects of their failure and are in desperate need of revival.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:4-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,181
Larry Wilson avatar
Response to Sin (Part 1 of 2)
Shared by: Larry Wilson on Jul, 2010
Summary: Sermon 15 in the series. Having boasted to the authorities that they would not need a military escort, then suddenly realizing the imminent danger, they have a season of repentance and prayer for the safety of their treasure and their children.
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 926
Larry Wilson avatar
Response to Sin (Part 2 of 2) The Intercession of the Priests
Shared by: Larry Wilson on Jul, 2010
Summary: Sermon 16 of the series. When Ezra returns in 458 b.c., the king has decreed that all temple expenses will be covered by the government of Transeuprhates. Sadly, while God has arranged for their every need, the people have not prepared their hearts. The l
Scripture: Ezra 9:6-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 644
John Petty avatar
True Revival
Shared by: John Petty on Jul, 2008
Summary: We all need reviving at different seasons of our lives. God has given us a picture of what this means through His people Israel.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:8-9
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 6,964
Jim Drake avatar
Keeping an Eye Out
Shared by: Jim Drake on May, 2008
Summary: How do you feel when you see the sin in the world around you? Do you feel the same way about the sin that’s in your midst? What about the sin that’s in your heart?
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,392
Jim Drake avatar
Counting Change
Shared by: Jim Drake on May, 2008
Summary: Newton’s First Law of Motion states: Everything continues in a state of rest unless it is compelled to change by forces impressed upon it. Do the forces of sin around you compel you to change?
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:3-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,587
Jim Drake avatar
Broken Prayer
Shared by: Jim Drake on May, 2008
Summary: What does the prayer of corporate confession look like?
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:6-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,712
Jonathan  Campbell avatar
Tearing your hair out
Shared by: Jonathan Campbell on Apr, 2008
Summary: Ezra’s response to the backsliding of the people.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 613
Victor Yap avatar
The Case of the Unequal Yoke
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Prayer Warrrios, Pt. 5
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 951
Brian Bill avatar
A Prayerful Response to Virginia Tech Shootings
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2007
Summary: Using the sermon time for more praying than preaching in light of the Virginia Tech massacre.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 819
David Houchin avatar
Dealing with Problems within God's Holy Community
Shared by: David Houchin on Mar, 2007
Summary: In Ezra’s day there was an issue, a problem, that needed resolution; Ezra dealt with it through confession and a covenant.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-10:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,645
Keith Butler avatar
The Prayer of Ezra
Shared by: Keith Butler on Aug, 2005
Summary: A prayer of repentance for the nation of Israel.
based on 36 ratings
Views: 2,216
Dean Rhine avatar
Choosing your children's mother
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Dec, 2003
Summary: Marriage advice from Ezra
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-10:3
Views: 1,387
Victor Yap avatar
The Case of the Unequal Yoke
Shared by: Victor Yap on Mar, 2003
Summary: Prayer Warriors, Part Five: Ezra’s Prayer
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 9:1-15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,058
Craig Cramblet avatar
When Bad News Arrives
Shared by: Craig Cramblet on Mar, 2003
Summary: How do you respond when life is going along "fine" and God brings a difficult opportunity into your life?
Series: Nehemiah
based on 271 ratings
Views: 41,017
Wah Lok Ng avatar
Prayer brings a nation to repentance
Shared by: Wah Lok Ng on May, 2002
Summary: Ezra’s prayer resulted in a whole nation in repentance. We need this kind of prayer in the world we live in today.
Series: Prayer
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 4,761
John Kapteyn avatar
Benefits of Confessing Our Sins
Shared by: John Kapteyn on Oct, 2000
Summary: Part of our weekly worship includes the corporate confession of our sins. This message considers the benefits of confession and the components of proper confession.
based on 34 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 3,641