It Takes The Water And The Blood
It Takes The Water And The Blood
Polluted in sin is how we come to Christ. Polluted in sin is how we come to Christ. The Blood heals us of our sin and we are washed through the Word; the Word cleanses us and applies the oil of gladness to our heart.
Ezekiel 16:6-9 and when I passed by thee and saw the polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou was in thy blood, live; yea I said unto thee when thou was in this blood, live. I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou has increased and waxen great and thou art come to excellent ornaments; they breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown whereas thou was naked and bare. Now when I passed by thee and looked upon thee, behold they time was the time of love and I spread my skirt over thee and covered thy nakedness; yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, said the Lord God, and thou became mine. Then washed I thee with water; yea I thoroughly washed away thy blood from thee and I anointed thee with oil.
When man will give up their way and sin God accepts us when we come, he baptized us, filled us with the Holy Ghost and fire and anointed us to do a work in Jesusí name to witness to men to do likewise for the kingdom of God. God shows his love towards us. He cleanses us from sin. We were messed up, rotten, full of poison but God forced the monkey business out of our mind and heart so that our spirit man come alive again and lives. We live in a rebellious world that cuts God short on every turn. God is radical in his doingí he tears up, he destroys, and put back together again freely or forcefully. Many say God doesnít make man do anything but God is in control; ultimately and does as He pleases.
Ezekiel was a Prophet of God during the exile in Babylonia. His message was directed to his fellow captives and also to the Hebrew people still at home in Palestine that remained obstinate and impenitent. He presents a message of Judgment and promise. Israel too at this time was rebellious. God sent Ezekiel as his spokesman to the rebellious house. He sent them a series of symbolic actions and their tragic meaning. God gave Israel a vision of their doom. There were idolators in the Temple and judgment was upon Jerusalem. God sent a second and a third series of words of doom to Israel along with rebukes and threats because of their total disobedience and they still fell.
Even after their chastening; God restored Israel again. He restored and redeemed them as his chosen people as he promised. God will bring restoration also to fallen man. Man was given an eternal King (Jesus Christ), given promises again and again, given a heart of flesh, restored life in the Spirit again, unified to God in Spirit, and He gave us safety from all evil. God restored man to himself through the blood of Jesus. God restored his glory so that man would again glorify Him as God. We worship Him through Christ and the Holy Ghost in the beauty of holiness. We are again living water in a promised land of inheritance; that of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ezekiel put a choice to the people in the form which both threats and promises are expressed. It abounds in mysterious visions, during allegories and weird symbolic actions with unusual elaboration of descriptive detail. The visions of Ezekiel in particular are bizarre, almost grotesque in form, and therefore difficult to interpret. Godís glory and his great acts of judgment and salvation are portrayed in symbolic language and form. Look at how God represents the blood of Jesus that will cleanse sin in carrying forth his plan of salvation not only for Israel but for all that would believe!
God put forth his plan for the coming Messiah that would take away the sins of man and give us that lasting enduring Kingdom of God. God still shows himself to man even those that are stiff necked and hard hearted but they will change their ways. God sent Ezekiel (Ezekiel 2:1-5); He gave Ezekiel instruction to obey (Ezekiel 2:6-8). Ezekiel had to eat the whole rollí the Word and the natural roll to fill himself both spiritually first, then naturally to do what God had required of him.
The people would not hearken to the words Ezekiel spoke just as they had not hearkened to God (Ezekiel 3:4-7). God said all the House of Israel was impudent and hard hearted. God sent him to his people that understand Godís language and wouldnít obey but God said if he had sent Ezekiel to a people that didnít understand they would have hearkened to his words. God had made and equipped Ezekiel to take it and make it (Ezekiel 3:8-9). Ezekiel just needed to hear God and obey (Ezekiel 3:10-11). Just as it took Ezekiel, the Word and obedience, it takes the Word, water, and the blood for the salvation of man.
Blood naturally is needed for man to live. It is the fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of man conveying nourishment to all parts of the body and bringing away waste products out of the body. We are told that the life is in the blood: Leviticus 17:11-15 for the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. We are told that we are not to drink the blood of no creature or man in the earth; the blood is the life of all flesh and is forbidden. Because many do not have the knowledge of the Word they are made shame. Their minds are blinded, many wonít submit to God, and so we go around and around in circles because there is no blood in our lives. We shed innocent blood that we donít realize there are punishment for.
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