Word at Work December 12, 2016

Scripture: Ezekiel 13:6-16

In verses 6-16, the Holy Spirit began to identify the reasons God was against the false prophets. They were speaking a vision of their own heart, essentially lying to people and calling it the word of God. Verses 15-16 state, “Thus will I accomplish My wrath on the wall and on those who have plastered it with untempered mortar; and I will say to you, ‘The wall is no more, nor those who plastered it, that is, the prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her when there is no peace,’ says the Lord God.” He said they were building a boundary wall and plastering it with untempered mortar. Sin causes breaches in God’s hedge of protection around His chosen people or nations. Teaching people compromised Scripture means plastering them with untempered mortar, and compromised walls eventually fall flat! War and destruction were coming and they were prophesying peace. God declared He would visit them with judgment as a result. We know that judgment begins with the House of the Lord. And if we want to see the church stand we have to identify breaches in the wall and stand in the gap and become a wall in the middle of gaps in the hedge.

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