Has the Lord Spoken?

Read the Bible in a year by reading Ezekiel 5-7 today.
Listen to the last verse of Ezekiel 5, but listen in particular to the last sentence. The Lord said,
“So I will send against you famine and wild beasts, and they will bereave you. Pestilence and blood shall pass through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I, the LORD, have spoken” (Ezekiel 5:17).
Israel continued to disobey the Lord. He kept taking whatever actions were necessary to get them to listen to Him, increasing the severity of His actions as time went on. At this point in time, He was foretelling what He would do by sending an army against Israel and the army would do terrible things. To emphasize that these things were going to happen, the Lord declared, “I, the LORD, have spoken.” He said that three times in chapter 5 and 14 times in the whole Book of Ezekiel!
You and I can threaten to do something and we might or might not have the ability to carry it out. Or we might fail to carry it out for some other reason, such as the fact that we forgot to do it. However, with the Lord, when He says that He will do something, He will do it. History is filled with such examples. From the beginning of time, the Lord has been carrying out His word. When He said let there be light, there was light.
Moreover, what He threatened to do in the Book of Ezekiel, He did do. When you read in the New Testament something that He has promised to do, be assured, He will do it.

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