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For He Is Like A Refiner’s Fire

Ezekiel 22

23 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.

25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.

26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken.

29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God.

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  • Dr. Jay September 2, 2018, 4:37 AM

    Just for you, my good Dr. Vanderleun. Enjoy your Sunday.

  • Kevin Dickson September 2, 2018, 8:13 AM


  • Steve in Greensboro September 2, 2018, 8:37 AM

    I see all this secular “worship” in Mordor on the Potomac and wonder if Malachi wasn’t talking about today.

  • MarkInKansas September 2, 2018, 10:20 AM

    I rank this as the finest piece of music ever created. Thank you for posting this. I had not previously captured this particular performance. It’s now added to my collection.

  • Jaynie September 3, 2018, 6:33 AM

    Gorgeous music. The Glory of God as expressed by man. Wonderful. Love that and the heartbreaking beauties in nature God’s creation. Today that helps with the grieving and fearing for the Catholic Church in this time. No part of our world escapes the degradation and lies of our culture which the corrupt, lying, media helps along. What a glorious time to be alive.