“Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee. And thou shalt know that I the LORD, I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.” (Ezekiel:35v11-12)
How often God uses His enemies to teach lessons to His people BUT BEWARE, O ENEMIES OF GOD’S PEOPLE!!!
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out my hand against you and make you a desolate waste. I will turn your towns into ruins and you will be desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD. Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the Israelites over to the sword at the time of their calamity, the time their punishment reached its climax, therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will give you over to bloodshed and it will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you. I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste and cut off from it all who come and go. I will fill your mountains with the slain; those killed by the sword will fall on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines. I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.” (Ezekiel:35v3-9.NIV)
LET US never yield to the IDOLS OF THE WORLD and be motivated by the spirit of the world. Our God translated us into the KINGDOM OF LIGHT and TRUE CHRISTIANS walk as CHILDREN OF LIGHT!!!
Anger, envy and hatred are used to manipulate churches into insurrection, as Moses and Aaron discovered with the church in the wilderness.The judgement that awaits the rebels is clear from these scriptures, and He will perform His Word!!!
Restore Kingdom principles to your church, O LORD.
Bishop Michael Reid