Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.Ezekiel 6:11
Considering the circumstances and recent happenings around the world, is not a news anymore that the end of time is here, by this time last year in 2019, it was said that the only biblical prophecy yet to be fulfilled after the rebuilding of the temple of Jerusalem is; The Great Tribulation. But today we see with our own eyes a monster unleashed on our land to persecute the people. But there is a hope we have in Jesus, the savior who already conquered death will raise us up with him as we hold onto him even in these great tribulation and perilous times.
As we see in Exodus 9:14 where God announced the cause of the present pestilence;
“For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that [there is] none like me in all the earth”.
God later warned in Leviticus 26:21
“And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins“. But it seem some still harden their hearts against all these warnings.
BUT ONE MAY ASK THE CAUSE OF THESE PLAGUE
Here in Ezekiel 22:26 we see God speaking to us by his prophet about the reason for this;
“Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed [difference] between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them”.
We can also see God in Revelations 18:8 talking to us concerning these times
“Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her”.
And earlier on verse four (⁴) of the same chapter 8, we see God forewarning us to “come out of her“. Serving as the cure and solution to this trouble. But who is God referring to here as her? The Lord poured out His fury on the Earth and warned his own people to come out of the ways they do things – the sins of the fathers and the children children, idol worship, adultery and fornication, killing and lies among others — come out of these things and be safe from the evil that is yet to come.
DELIVERANCE FOR GOD’S PEOPLE
“But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape, And it will be holy And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.
“But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
2 Chronicles 20:17
‘You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem ‘ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you.”