By Dr. Jacquelyn Simmons
Scripture: And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and He said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee. Then I arose and went forth into the plain; and behold, the glory of the Lord stood there, as the glory, which I saw by the river Chebar: and I fell on my face. Then the Spirt entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me and said unto me, go shut thyself within thine house. But thou, O son of man, behold they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them. And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them in reprove (one who rebukes): for they are a rebellious house. But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; he that forebearth let him forebear: for they are a rebellious house.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye multiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you; Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.
Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.
Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary (church) with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity. A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them…When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine…And I will break your staff of bread…So will I send upon you evil beasts and they shall grieve thee, and pestilences and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.
America!!! Let us repent and pray now!!!
(Selected passages from Ezekiel 3 and 5 KJV)