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 Ezekial 8: What the church needs to wake up to!

Ezekiel 8
1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me. 2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. 3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. 4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. 5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. 6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.

7 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. 8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. 10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. 11 And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.

13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. 14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. 16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. 17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. 18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.

My heart has been crying not only over my sin but the sin of the church . If the church has no where to run to or sinners because the church is so enthralled.


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Dominic Shiells

 2008/1/18 10:17Profile









 Re: Ezekial 8: What the church needs to wake up to!

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My heart has been crying not only over my sin but the sin of the church . If the church has no where to run to or sinners because the church is so enthralled.

Me too, Brother, me too.


[color=660033]en·thrall (n-thrôl)
tr.v. en·thralled, en·thrall·ing, en·thralls
1. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled the audience.
2. [b]To enslave[/b].

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[Middle English, to put in bondage : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + thrall, slave; see thrall.]

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en·thralling·ly adv.
en·thrallment n. [/color]

 2008/1/18 16:08









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If the church has no where to run to or sinners because the church is so enthralled.



It does hurt to see so many mega churches for one not preaching the Gospel, and yes, people are enthralled with these speakers.

And then I think too, Jesus said we wouldn't worship in a building, but we will worship in spirit and truth.

Look at China or other countries where they have to hide...moving from week to week from one location to another. Where two or more are gathered in my name IS THE CHURCH.

The Church is not a building made with hands, but the Body of Christ, believers baptized into the Body of Christ. We don't have to worry about not having a place to run...we are save and at home and a peace.

Because we are, we go out, and share the Gospel one soul at a time.

We are living in the day of apostasy, and it will get worse.

So many believe in a last day super revival, but does the Bible teach this? No, Timothy says in the last days terrible times will come, people will be lovers of themselves more than God.

You see this in these big arenas every day. They give only to get back. That is what is being preached ....and that's the big attraction.

If many were presented with ....would you give your lives, getting nothing back in this life, but will be rewarded in the next...how many will fill those auditoriums then?

We are strangers and pilgrims in this world, ambassadors for Christ...preaching reconciliation for the forgiveness of sin. Be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. What more could anyone want?

Love in Christ
Katy


 2008/1/18 19:13





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