When God Has a Preacher Set His Face Against a Nation

Read the Bible in a year by reading Ezekiel 38 and 39 today.
God told Ezekiel to speak against Israel’s enemy, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal”‘” (Ezekiel 38:2, 3). The land of Magog was probably the area in western Asia Minor, perhaps what was also known as Lydia. God told Ezekiel to set his face against Gog, the prince of that area, because God set His face against Gog. If a preacher speaks the word of God faithfully, and he sets his face against you, you can know that God has set His face against you also.
When that happens, repent immediately.
Gog probably thought he was okay, because as God Himself said in verse 6 to Gog, “many people are with you,” making Gog feel secure, but God was against the prince. Therefore, the prince’s security and popularity meant nothing.
The only place of security is in the hand of God through faith and obedience to Jesus Christ.

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