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I Poured My Fury Upon Them

Old Testament

A Sermon on Ezekiel 36:16-18

The LORD’s Concern for His Holy Name

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, when the house of Israel lived in their own land, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds. Their ways before me were like the uncleanness of a woman in her menstrual impurity. So I poured out my wrath upon them for the blood that they had shed in the land, for the idols with which they had defiled it. (ESV)

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The Bible's message is whole, and it is always the same. The Gospel must start with the doctrine of sin; the first announcement is the fact that God hates, judges, and punishes sin–something we cannot be understand or wish away. Because God is God, He must pour forth His fury on sin. How can a God of love pour forth fury? From sin to salvation, we cannot take one without the other. Christ died to cleanse us, but we must first know from what. We cannot understand the facts of history without embracing the wrath of God against sin. "Do we have any faint conception of the holiness of God?" Listen in as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses our ignorance of God and the depth of our sin in the face of His holiness. "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a Living God." Learn that the worst punishment is to be thrown out of God's presence and blessing. To be left to yourself is to be without hope–this is Hell. But, there is hope in Christ! The warning has been given and the punishment is absolutely just. Where do you stand before the holiness of God today?

Additional Scripture Translations

Ezekiel 36:16-18, New American Standard Bible

16Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 17“Son of man, when the house of Israel was living on their own land, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds; their way before Me was like the uncleanness of a woman in her impurity. 18Therefore I poured out My wrath on them for the blood which they had shed on the land, because they had defiled it with their idols.

Ezekiel 36:16-18, King James Version

16¶ Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman. 18Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.