I, the LORD, have spoken. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring a sword against you. This is what the Lord GOD says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places. A Remnant to be Blessed 8 Yet I will leave a remnant. For some of you will escape the sword when you are scattered among the nations and throughout the lands.
So they will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their abominations. So I will vent My fury upon them. The end has come upon the four corners of the land. An unprecedented disaster— a behold, it is coming! The end has come! It has roused itself against you. Behold, it has come! The time has come; the day is near; there is panic on the mountains instead of shouts of joy.
Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 3)
It has come! Doom has gone out, the rod has budded, arrogance has bloomed. None of them will remain: none of their multitude, none of their wealth, and nothing of value. Let the buyer not rejoice and the seller not mourn, for wrath is upon all their multitudes. For the vision concerning the whole multitude will not be revoked, and because of their iniquity, not one will preserve his life.
The Desolation of Israel 14 They have blown the trumpet and made everything ready, but no one goes to war, for My wrath is upon the whole multitude. Those in the country will die by the sword, and those in the city will be devoured by famine and plague. Shame will cover all their faces, and all their heads will be shaved. Their silver and gold cannot save them in the day of the wrath of the LORD.
They cannot satisfy their appetites or fill their stomachs with wealth, for it became the stumbling block that brought their iniquity. Therefore I will make these into something unclean for them. Violent men will enter it and they will defile it. I will end the pride of the mighty, and their holy places will be profaned. They will seek peace, but find none.
Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction from the priests and counsel from the ancients will perish.
I will deal with them according to their conduct, and I will judge them by their own standards. The Vision of Idolatry in the Temple 1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day, I was sitting in my house, and the elders of Judah were sitting before me; and there the hand of the Lord GOD fell upon me. From what appeared to be His waist down was fire, and from His waist up his appearance was as bright as the gleam of amber.
Then the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and carried me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes jealousy was located. Yet you will see even greater abominations. Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising. You will see even greater abominations than these. Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the abominations they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence and continually provoke Me to anger?
Look, they are even putting the branch to their nose! I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout loudly in My ears, I will not listen to them. With them was another man clothed in linen who had a writing kit at his side. And they came in and stood beside the bronze altar.
And He called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side. Now begin at My sanctuary. Go forth! The land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity. I will bring their deeds down upon their own heads. Fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city. The temple was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD.
And the wheels gleamed like a beryl stone. But wherever the head faced, they would go in that direction, without turning as they went. These were the living creatures I had seen by the River Kebar. And they stopped at the entrance of the east gate of the house of the LORD, with the glory of the God of Israel above them.
Each creature went straight ahead. And there at the entrance of the gate were twenty-five men. The city is a cooking pot, and we are the meat. I will judge you even to the borders of Israel. For you have neither followed My statutes nor practiced my ordinances, but you have conformed to the ordinances of the nations around you. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house.
In broad daylight, set out and go from your place to another as they look on. Perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house. Then in the evening, as they look on, go out like those who go into exile.
For I have made you a sign to the house of Israel. I brought out my bags for exile by day, and in the evening I dug through the wall by hand. I took my belongings out at dusk, carrying them on my shoulder as they watched. Just as I have done, so will it be done to them; they will go into exile as captives. They will dig through the wall to bring him out. He will cover his face so he cannot see the land. I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans; yet he will not see it, and there he will die.
Ezekiel: The Book of Ezekiel
They will not belong to the council of My people or be recorded in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Rain will come in torrents, I will send hailstones plunging down, and a windstorm will burst forth.
The city will fall, and you will be destroyed within it. Will you ensnare the souls of My people but preserve your own? By lying to My people who would listen, you have killed those who should not have died and spared those who should not have lived. I will free the souls you have ensnared. I will deliver My people from your hands. Should I consult with them in any way? For because of their idols, they are all estranged from Me. They alone would be saved, but the land would be desolate. Their righteousness could save only themselves. They will come out to you, and when you see their conduct and actions, you will be consoled regarding the disaster I have brought upon Jerusalem—everything that I have brought upon it.
Or can one make from it a peg on which to hang utensils? The fire devours both ends, and the middle is charred. Can it be useful for anything? How much less can it ever be useful when the fire has consumed and charred it! Though they may have escaped the fire, yet another fire will consume them.