Monday, August 30, 2021

GOD SANCTIFIES His HOLY NAME

 

Ezekiel 36:23

King James Version

23 And I will sanctify my great name, 

which was profaned among the heathen, 

which ye have profaned in the midst of them; 

and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, 

saith the Lord God, 

when I shall be sanctified in you 

before their eyes.


If you have no idea God's mercy, you will here.

God made these declarations to Ezekiel, about 500 years before JESUS was born.

These verses remain relevant, for man continues to profane God's HOLY NAME.

And God continues to have mercy.

Only by GOD's GRACE are we not all consumed by His wrath -- yet.

But why push it?

We are to take heed now.

For GOD's WILL be DONE.

Ezekiel 36:16-38

King James Version

16 Moreover the word of the Lord 

came unto me, 

saying,

17 Son of man, 

when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, 

they defiled it by their own way 

and by their doings: 

their way was before me 

as the uncleanness of a removed woman.

18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them 

for the blood that they had shed upon the land

and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:

19 And I scattered them among the heathen

and they were dispersed through the countries: 

according to their way 

and according to their doings I judged them.

20 And when they entered unto the heathen, 

whither they went, 

they profaned my holy name, 

when they said to them, 

These are the people of the Lord, 

and are gone forth out of his land.

21 But I had pity for mine holy name, 

which the house of Israel had profaned 

among the heathen, 

whither they went.

22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel

thus saith the Lord God; 

I do not this for your sakes, 

O house of Israel, 

but for mine holy name's sake

which ye have profaned among the heathen, 

whither ye went.

23 And I will sanctify my great name, 

which was profaned among the heathen, 

which ye have profaned in the midst of them; 

and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord

saith the Lord God, 

when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

24 For I will take you from among the heathen, 

and gather you out of all countries, 

and will bring you into your own land.

25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you

and ye shall be clean: 

from all your filthiness, 

and from all your idols, 

will I cleanse you.

26 A new heart also will I give you, 

and a new spirit will I put within you

and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,

and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, 

and cause you to walk in my statutes

and ye shall keep my judgments, 

and do them.

28 And ye shall dwell in the land 

that I gave to your fathers; 

and ye shall be my people, 

and I will be your God.

29 I will also save you 

from all your uncleannesses

and I will call for the corn, 

and will increase it, 

and lay no famine upon you.

30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, 

and the increase of the field, 

that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine 

among the heathen.

31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways

and your doings that were not good, 

and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight 

for your iniquities and for your abominations.

32 Not for your sakes do I this

saith the Lord God, 

be it known unto you: 

be ashamed and confounded 

for your own ways, 

O house of Israel.

33 Thus saith the Lord God; 

In the day that I shall have cleansed you 

from all your iniquities 

I will also cause you to dwell in the cities

and the wastes shall be builded.

34 And the desolate land shall be tilled

whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.

35 And they shall say, 

This land that was desolate 

is become like the garden of Eden

and the waste and desolate and ruined cities 

are become fenced, 

and are inhabited.

36 Then the heathen that are left round about you 

shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, 

and plant that that was desolate: 

I the Lord have spoken it, 

and I will do it.

37 Thus saith the Lord God; 

I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, 

to do it for them; 

I will increase them with men like a flock.

38 As the holy flock, 

as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts

so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: 

and they shall know that I am the Lord.


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