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What does your work say?

House OF Judah

October 6, 2007

Ezek 36:16-20 (Read out loud)

Ezekiel was a prophet and a priest who was chosen by God to deliver God’s judgment and word to Israel. Ezekiel would deliver judgments to Israel because of the sinful nature

Of Jerusalem at this time. Ezekiel had the task of preaching to a people who did not want to nor desired to hear the truth of God’s word. It is hard to preach to a people who desire not to hear the word of God. The enemy will come to church with any reason to disturb worship service people walking children going to the bathroom talking during service the

Respect for God’s holy word has diminished and we are paying the price. This is the state we find ourselves in today. We have become commercialized Christians and worldly

Saints. The Prophet speaks clearly on this point he does not waver Romans 12:2 and be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye

may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. He instruct us that to be in the service of God our walk and our talk must change our heart must change not

That we merely confess for men to hear but Jesus said in Matt 5:16 said let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father

Which is in heaven? If the court was adjourned and the our case came before a holy and sovereign God would there be enough evidence to convict us of being servants of God

Or would there be a hung jury. We cannot be glorified and God be glorified at the same time. Paul says 1 Cor 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a

Child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. Vs 18 God speaks and says that his people have polluted the land that our worship is false and

In vain and not true, idols have taken his place. You don’t have to come to church to be saved but if you are saved you will come to church because those who love the lord will

Be where the word is being preached and taught. A true saint should not have to be begged to come to church to come to bible class. Every time you find Jesus you find him

in church even with people to heal you find him in church even with souls to save you find him church even though he knew he would die and him time was short you find him

In church when the love of God is in you want to be where the word is. The problem is like Israel we confess God but do not really trust him. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. Seek God way of doing things then he will added the houses the money but as long as our quest for wealth is

before our search for God then we will be forever chasing money. There use to be a time when the saints of God would get together and pray until they got a breakthrough. Mothers would pray and seek the face of God until they got an answer we have to get back to prayer: prayer will change things. Vs 19 God says I have exiled them and scattered them to many lands ONE way that God punishes his people he will let them fall into the hands of their enemy.

Ezekiel went into exile with the Israelites as decreed by King Nebuchadnezzar to the city of Babylon. It is dangerous both spiritually and physically to be outside of the will of

God. To find oneself out side of the covering of the blood of Jesus can not only be dangerous to yourself but also dangerous to your family. Israel found themselves

Captured by their enemy in the grips of an unsaved people stripped of their home stripped of their land. We shout and rejoice at Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

a.)But we forget that, just as this scripture confirms blessings it confirms the judgment of God as well. b.) For Paul in Romans 6:23 preaches that the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord Samuel warned Saul that in his disobedience he had betrayed God and his punishment was to lose his kingdom.

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