And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them among the countries; and they shall know that I am the Lord.Â
Throughout Ezekiel, the phrase (or a turn of it) â€œthey shall know that I am the Lordâ€ makes 60+ appearances. This phrase is used often throughout the whole OT, frequently in Exodus, but in no other book do we find it so oft repeated. Itâ€™s striking how often this phrase occurs as you read through Ezekiel, and whatâ€™s so fascinating about its repetition is that it mostly occurs right in the thick of â€œdoom and gloomâ€ passages of Godâ€™s judgement on Israel, Tyre, Egypt, Magog, etc.
Essentially, we read over & over in Ezekiel, that when we see the tumult, the chaos, the shaking of earthly kingdoms, we are to understand that there is a purpose to all these happenings. They arenâ€™t accidental, erratic, or meaningless; rather they are deliberate, poignant, profound and entirely purposeful. These shakings all occur so that the peoples of the earth â€œshall know that I am the Lord God.â€ [Read more…] about Understand the Shaking