In this troubling hour, every believer needs to read the book of Ezekiel. It is full of future prophecy and it tells how the Lord is going to spiritually restore the people of Israel, return them to their own land, and also judge the nations. But too, there is much in the book that is applicable to our day. The west, and our own dear country, is moving rapidly away from the Lord. This is bringing us into the prophesied apostasy when the world will grow darker spiritually, and the church will depart from THE FAITH, and THE TRUTH!
Ezekiel talks about the women, the feminists of his day, who deceive the people with their false words. They "disheartened the righteous with falsehood" and idolatry (13:19-25). The elders "have set up their idols in their hearts, and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity" (14:3).
One cannot help but think of abortion when God said that the people "took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me, and you sacrificed them to idols to be devoured" (16:20). But more, "You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire" (v. 21). Notice, they killed the children who belong to God. Our children are not our own; they are His!
Our nation will surely be judged because "With great light comes great responsibility!"
--Dr. Mal Couch