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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#53~ Wonderful, Fearful Knowledge

PASSAGE: "The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn . . . Do not be afraid of what they say or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house. You must speak My words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious." ~Ez. 2:4, 6-7

"Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned . . . " ~Ez. 16:49

"Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways!'" ~Ez. 33:11

LESSON LEARNED: Our church is currently going through the entire Bible using Randy Frazee's (Max Lucado's associate pastor) The Story. This week we are treading on sad, scary ground. Over and over again, Ezekiel was told by the LORD to go to the rebellious people around him and TELL THEM about the LORD.

Tell them.

Whether Ezekiel or ourselves, we are to TELL THEM. And in telling them about the salvation that the LORD has provided through the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus, that knowledge has now left them responsible before the throne of God.

They know. What a wonderful, fearful thing.

Now that they know, THEY now have the benefit and responsibility of accepting or denying God's plan of salvation. They cannot ever say that they were never told, that they never had the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior. The choice now is theirs. We have done our part as the LORD has led us.

I hope that we will consider one or more persons in our lives and dedicate this year to praying for the LORD to break up the hard, "fallow," unplowed ground (Hosea 10:12) of their hearts so they will be softened and receive the good seed of God's word and His love for them. And then that it will grow and bare much fruit.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

1 comment:

  1. We are currently praying for several family members ~ we have TOLD them about the Lord, repentance, forgiveness, etc. Now we are relying on the Lord to do His work in their hearts! Also, we are leaving for Honduras on Sat. as part of a 32 member mission team ~ great words to remember down there too!


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