A Vacuum of Leadership

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Today’s slice of the Bread of Life, the Word of God, comes from Ezekiel 39:1-8:

“Son of man, prophesy against Gog. Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: I am your enemy, O Gog, ruler of the nations of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you and drive you toward the mountains of Israel, bringing you from the distant north. I will knock your weapons from your hands and leave you helpless. You and all your vast hordes will die on the mountains. I will give you as food to the vultures and wild animals. You will fall in the open fields, for I have spoken, says the Sovereign Lord. And I will rain down fire on Magog and on all your allies who live safely on the coasts. Then they will know that I am the Lord. “Thus, I will make known my holy name among my people of Israel. I will not let it be desecrated anymore. And the nations, too, will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. That day of judgment will come, says the Sovereign Lord. Everything will happen just as I have declared it.

Bro. Dick what does this verse have to do with today – 2012? Yes, I know, you see it as a message from God to Gog, the invaders attempting to invade Israel way back then. Well I’ll let Matthew Henry explain it from his commentary:

The Lord will make the most careless and hardened transgressors know his holy name, either by his righteous anger, or by the riches of his mercy and grace. The weapons formed against Zion shall not prosper. Though this prophecy is to be fulfilled in the latter days, it is certain. From the language used, it seems that the army of Gog will be destroyed by miracle.

What did he say? Though this prophecy is to be fulfilled in the latter days…Have you been listening to the news? Gog, known today as those who would invade Israel.

O.K. But what has that got to do with America? We have been friends with, and supporters of, Israel for many years. Not only has this been the proper thing to do because it is a Christian heart attitude; but because God gave us explicit instruction to do so: Psalms 122:6 -7:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

America is suffering under a vacuum of leadership. This is not just in government but also in virtually every major center of influence, including the church…

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