It Shall Be Done!

Posted on January 4, 2021

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By David Ettinger

A Certainty
For the most part, we have no idea what will take place in 2021. But if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, there is at least one thing you can proclaim with certainty: “The will of God will come to pass.” Or to put another way, “It shall be done!”

The great thing about this declaration is that it comes directly from the Lord’s lips!

Famous Portion
This dynamic decree comes from the Book of Ezekiel, Chapter 39, verse 8. If you are up on your “mesmerizing chapters of the Bible,” you will know that Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39 famously deal with God and Magog.

Before I get your hopes up, I’m not going to elucidate on those chapters here, only to say that the context is an end-times invasion of Israel by a coalition of nations north of the Holy Land. It’s a portion of Scripture which has been rigorously examined over the centuries and birthed many interpretations.

Here, however, I’m going focus on 39:8: “‘Behold, it is coming and it shall be done,’ declares the Lord God. ‘That is the day of which I have spoken.”

That which “shall be done” is the entire contents of the two chapters, basically, that this powerful northern fighting force will invade helpless Israel intent on destroying her. Humanly speaking, “unwalled” (at that time) Israel will be easy pickings and her destruction would be but a matter of days, if not hours. However, God promised Israel that:

“It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” declares the Lord God, “that My fury will mount up in My anger. … With plague and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone. So I will prove Myself great, show Myself holy, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord” (Ezekiel 39:18, 22-23).

A Reality
This passage is dark, but is a future reality. And to make sure there is no mistake about the sureness of its fulfillment, God says in Ezekiel 39:8: “Behold, it is coming and it shall be done.”

And this, believer, should be the soaring hope of your life. God has promised His people that what He has promised “is coming and it shall be done.”

Yes, this includes: the destruction the world will face at the end of the age; Israel’s redemption; the unsaved world being judged and punished; and the final battle of Armageddon.

But then will come the Lord’s other promises: His return in the sky; the resurrection of all deceased believers; the Rapture of the Church; the establishing of the Millennial (1,000-year) Kingdom where Christ will rule; Satan’s final uprising at the end of it (and his destruction); and, at last, the ushering in of God’s eternal kingdom (Heaven) here on Planet Earth.

Yes, the years and decades ahead will be challenging, dangerous, and even deadly, but the life of the Christian doesn’t end here. Whether we die natural deaths or are martyred for the name of Christ, God has assured us an eternal life in Paradise which our finite, mortal minds simply cannot fathom.

It’s Coming
For now we can only grasp this future promise as the glory it is without having the capacity to conceive of what it’s actually going to be like. However, grasping it or not has no effect on the fact that it WILL become a reality.

How do we know this? We know this because of Ezekiel 39:8, which speaks to ALL of God’s promises, both glorious and somber. And when it comes to the eternal life of God’s children, the Lord is telling you this very moment: “Behold, it is coming and it shall be done”!

May our wondrous God be forever exalted!