Bible In One Year-Day 212 (Thursday, July 31, 2014)
Commentary: Ezekiel7-9. Is there a place in heaven, on earth, underneath the earth or in the body of the waters that God’s eye does not reach? No! Not any. This is because everything made was by His discretion.
Jeremiah 10:12 “He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”
There is no hiding place for evil anywhere; God sees all. The elders of Israel had a wrong notion about God. Their atrocities were done in the secret and they thought God did not see them.
Ezekiel 8:12 “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.”
There is an access to every secret which no man can seal off. It is called “The hole in wall”
Ezekiel 8:7 “And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.”
Through the hole, deep secret could be seen and abominable conversation heard. The elders before Ezekiel came as if nothing was happening, but God opened the eyes of Ezekiel and carried him in a journey through the air to expose the evil done in the secret by the house of Israel. Four abominable things were revealed to him; worship of different idols. Both young and old were guilty of this. Men and women were not left out; everyone played a role in the atrocities of the nation. They even did it very close to the holy of holies. Obviously, it wouldn’t have been anybody who did that but the priest who had access to the inner part of the Temple. Ezekiel saw the vision of the angels assigned to carry out judgment against the violators of His ordinances. However, the righteous were spared. Among the angels, one was assigned to mark the righteous. The particular one to carry out the judgment of death was called the “angel of no pity”
Ezekiel 9:5 “And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:”
This punishment started on the elders in the temple. Pastors, Bishops, Overseers, Deacons and ministers at all levels should be conscious of chapter9 of the book of Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 9:6 “Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.”
There is a hole in the wall if you think no one is seeing the abominations done in the secret. These hidden things can be seen by the eyes and ears that cannot be deceived, just like those of Ezekiel.
David thought he had accomplished a mission which no one could see, but he was disappointed when the prophet told him all he did and the filthiness of his heart. Jesus told us that every secret shall be revealed.
Luke 12:3 “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.”
The deepest secret room of man is the heart; only God could access it. Everything around us takes record of the secrets done; especially the air and if you breathe in air, then the secret in the heart is not hidden.
Ecclesiastes 10:20 “Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.”
A holy life should never be compromised, because the greatest detective is the sin you commit, whether in the open or in the secret.
Numbers 32:23 “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.”
Mind that action before you do it; THERE IS A HOLE IN THE WALL refered to as SPIRITUAL CHIMNEY. From this chimney, the smoke of whatever you’re secretly burning, good or bad, will be seen open.
Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Ezekiel10-12. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries