Therefore, say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: It is not for your sake that I will act, house of Israel, but for My holy name, which you profaned among the nations where you went.
23 I will honor the holiness of My great name, which has been profaned among the nations-the name you have profaned among them. The nations will know that I am Yahweh"-the declaration of the Lord God -"when I demonstrate My holiness through you in their sight.
24 "For I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 I will also sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all your impurities and all your idols.
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
27 I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.
28 Then you will live in the land that I gave your fathers; you will be My people, and I will be your God.
29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will summon the grain and make it plentiful, and will not bring famine on you.
30 I will also make the fruit of the trees and the produce of the field plentiful, so that you will no longer experience reproach among the nations on account of famine.
31 "Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves for your iniquities and abominations.
32 It is not for your sake that I will act"-the declaration of the Lord God -"let this be known to you. Be ashamed and humiliated because of your ways, house of Israel!
33 "This is what the Lord God says: On the day I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the ruins will be rebuilt.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
God is the One who made the covenant and He will keep His covenant with them (Israel)! Look what God promises them in His grace....:
Posted by Amanda Wait