Vs. 4, “On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals.” In the spirit of the Marines…Hoo rah~~~ There’s trouble for the enemy when God starts talking smack! Basically, God is telling the enemy…You’re going down, don’t mess with my people! I love it! Though Israel is a small nation, even in our present day…they are known for the military strength. It’s sort of like David vs. Goliath! There’s some pretty graphic scenes, but God is not in the business of sugar coating things. We then see a transition into God’s faithfulness to His people, despite their turning away from Him. Something that Ezekiel and those who lived in that time would be able to understand because of their captivity in Babylon.
Regarding application…When God Speaks. Vs. 8, “It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of.” Don’t make any mistake brothers & sisters…such things will happen! Recently, an NBA player, Ron Artest who recently changed his official name to “Metta World Peace”, guaranteed that if the NBA season came to fruition for the 2011/2012 season, the Lakers would win the championship. Opposing teams love posting such fodder on their walls to help motivate them. And in ways…that what the enemy does too. God has put His guarantee of victory and the enemy is doing whatever he can to foil our faith in God. But when God speaks…it would be wise to listen with faith! Praise God that all of this will sooner than we realize!