What does it mean?

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Amazed and perplexed they asked ‘What does this mean?’. You see, in Jerusalem that day there were Jews representing many nations and languages and yet each one heard the proclamation of the Holy Spirit in their own language. They were bewildered because the disciples of Jesus could speak in their own vernacular – and they made perfect sense! How strange to hear something so clearly and yet not understand.

Have you ever found yourself looking at what God is doing and wondering: ‘What does this mean?’ I have!

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Then they will know that I am LORD

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‘Then they will know that I am their Lord’ (Ezekiel 28:26)

One of the clearest ways that we know that God is Lord is when we feel the consequence of his judgement. We are in common company here. Time and time again throughout the Old Testament, both Israel (God’s people) and the foreign nations felt the wrath of God as a consequence of his judgment – and in it realized that the God of Israel was in indeed Lord.

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Rainbow following a storm

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Have you every had one of the holidays where it rained everyday and then as is often the way, on the day you plan to leave, the clouds clear, the sun peaks, and the rainbow formed – beautiful.

The Old Testament prophet Ezekiel knows this picture. In the final verse of chapter 1 he offers an ‘awesome’ description of God?

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