I Poured My Fury Upon Them
A Sermon on Ezekiel 36:16-18
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. …
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. 18 …
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 that cannot be understood or wished away. Because God is God, He must pour forth His fury on sin. How can a God of love pour forth fury? Christ died to cleanse, but people must first know from what they must be cleansed. One cannot understand the facts of history without embracing the wrath of God against sin. In this sermon on Ezekiel 36:16–18 titled “I Poured My Fury Upon Them,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses the depth of individual sin in the face of God’s holiness: “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God” (Hebrews 10:31). Learn that the worst punishment is to be thrown out of God’s presence and blessing. To be left to oneself 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.
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.