Diane Gilbert (23 May 2010)
"Lori:  "The glory has departed""


Lori, my mouth dropped open when I read your post.  I had just finished sending a letter to a dear Christian friend, and we were discussing the judgment that will fall on America because of Obama’s stand against Israel. I wrote to her passages from Ezekiel chapter 9, in which the Lord told the angel to put a mark on the foreheads of everyone who “sighs and groans” over the abominations committed in Jerusalem.  Then the Lord commanded the angel to go through Jerusalem and SMITE everyone who does not have the mark, spare no one, smite old men, women, and children, for the land was filled with blood and injustice. 


The Lord spoke the same message to you and to me, Lori:  His glory has departed from America, and I believe now judgment will fall, without pity.



Ezekiel 9:3-11 (RSV)  Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherubim on which it rested to the threshold of the house; and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his side.  And the Lord said to him, “Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it.”  And to the others he said in my hearing, “Pass through the city after him, and smite; your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity; slay old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but touch no one upon whom is the mark.  And begin at my sanctuary.” 


So they began with the elders who were before the house.  Then he said to them, “Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain.  Go forth.”  So they went forth, and smote in the city.  And while they were smiting, and I was left alone, I fell upon my face, and cried, “Ah Lord God! Wilt thou destroy all that remains of Israel in the outpouring of thy wrath upon Jerusalem?”  Then He said to me, “The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice; for they say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see.’  As for me, my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity, but I will requite their deeds upon their heads.”  And lo, the man clothed in linen, with the writing case at his side, brought back word, saying, “I have done as thou didst command me.”