Friday, January 14, 2011

Ezekiel 39

2 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

The defeat of the invading armies from the north here is mind boggling. That their weapons will provide fuel for the Israelites for 7 years points to a pre-tribulation event. They will be living in peace, burning these weapons for 7 years after the attack.

"From that time onward the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God." This will be the start of a turning point for those Jews who have become apathetic (I have a Jewish friend, whose family practices all the traditions of Judaism but it is culture, not religion to them.

We are in the middle of studying the holocaust right now. It is just the most unbelievable thing imaginable. There is so much I didn't even really know or think about the holocaust, like the fact that ship full of refugees were turned back from South American and Canadian ports and sent back to Europe to the concentration camps.

Israel has had such an amazing and grim history, I guess the same can be true of the church in many ways. I hope we keep our heads up and our eyes peeled and don't lose sight of the bigger picture.

Berry Girl said...

I just read "Night" by Elie Wiesel, which is his own account of being taken up into the concentration camps. It's tough - a tough read. While Corrie Ten Boom's book had some hope in it, his has none, just bitterness. It's heartbreaking.

Totally not on topic, but that's what I thought of when I read your comment. His complete lack of hope and his bitterness.

This was a very dark chapter. My Bible notes reference this event to the end of tribulation, probably synonymous with Armageddon. I don't know enough about this stuff, but I love the part about the turning point for the people of Israel.