America Entrusted with the
Gospel of Jesus Christ?

If America is a type of Israel in the sense that as God had entrusted His Oracle to Israel's care in the same way that He has
entrusted the spreading of His Gospel to America, then it will be appropriate that we take our lessons from the experiences of the
children of Israel.

Israel’s Idolatry in the Land Given Her to Possess

Ezek. 11:1: Here we find that despite all the warnings from the prophets of The Lord to the spiritual leaders of Israel, they
remained unrepentant. This time the Spirit of God places Ezekiel in a place where he can see the evils for himself. The spiritual
leaders of Jerusalem feel quite safe, remain immersed in their transgressions, and think only of material things—such as building
more houses, more big building and mega buildings. Had they taken God seriously their thoughts would hardly rest on such matters.

In their answer to the admonitions of the Lord, Israel’s leaders responded with this: “the Jerusalem City is the cauldron, and we be
the flesh’ i.e., ‘we are as safe in the city as flesh in a boiling pot; the walls of the city will be to us as walls of brass, and shall
receive no more damage from the besiegers about it that the cauldron does from the fire under it.” Today America’s spiritual
leaders say, “God has entrusted America with the Gospel, and as long as America is spreading the Gospel to the nations of the
world, the glory of God will not depart from America.”

To those remarks by the leaders of Israel, thus saith the Lord. The Spirit of God fell upon Ezekiel and told him to speak this phrase.
“The bodies you have thrown in there are the meat and this city is the pot, but I will drive you out of it, saith the Lord (Ezek. 11:3-
17). The Holy Spirit is divine author of the Scriptures. He is God. It is by Him that many of the words of the Old Testament
attributed to the Lord were made. This is why Jesus kept saying to His listeners that the Words are not His, but His Father’s. The
Trinity is deeply involved in all aspects of the word of God. Thus, whatever the Father says, or Jesus Christ says, or the Holy Spirit
says, God says.

The captivity, which was occasioned by Israel’s idolatry, among other sins, effectually cured them of this particular sin. Graven
images, the worship of stones, sun and moon, and other flagrant idolatries ceased to exist when Israel was restored to the land.
Ezekiel was told to carry his worldly possessions on his shoulders and start a journey. From this we learn that he obeyed God
cheerfully although he was not to learn the full intent of God’s purpose until the morning after he began carrying his baggage. He
held his worldly possessions loosely and was ready to do anything he could to improve the spiritual state of God’s people. God’s
servants must be willing and ready to perform difficult and inconvenient tasks so that if even one person is converted, the effort is

Ezek. 9:3. Picking up from where we left off in our last study
“Will God Abandon America?” God foretells the coming disaster on
Jerusalem. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, to the threshold of, i.e., “above the entrance.” The
glory of God filled the tabernacle and the Solomonic temple. Now Ezekiel sees God’s glory departing from the temple. It hovered
over the city and stopped for a time on the Mount of Olives. God was leaving his people, and once the glory had left, the city was
defenseless against its enemies (Ezek. 9:3: 11:23). So will God abandon America if she does not heed to the warnings and repent
soon? And when God’s glory does leave, America will become defenseless.

All the people in the city who sigh and that cry are the remnant who disapproved of Jerusalem’s idolatry. God had them marked for
safety. As God’s agent of death proceeds, no one is to be spared except those who have been specially marked (Ezek. 9:6).

The iniquity is great. The people are guilty and their guilt must be atoned. By their death the price is paid but not in full; it will
remain forever without the justice of God being satisfied.

Scripture Reading: Ezekiel Chapters 9, 10, 11.
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