America we need a need a heart transplant!! In Ezekiel 36:16-26, God sends Israel a message through the prophet regarding their guaranteed restoration. However, the crux of the matter is why they had to be restored in the first place. According to the NIV, in the opening verses
of this paragraph Israel’s conduct and actions were horrible. God poured out His justified wrath because they had shed innocent blood and had riddled His land with idols. Therefore, God told Ezekiel to telI Israel they are on the heart transplant list and they are fixing to get a “new heart”. Essentially, Ezekiel foreshadowed the change that takes place at salvation or an awakening (aka) repentance!! America is no different today than Israel back in the day! It matters not whether we’re rich or poor, respected or scorned. Citizenship, social status, and ethnicity are inconsequential. We need a new heart from God, and the only doctor qualified to complete this procedure is Jesus Christ’s. Here’s the good news America because of God’s delay it’s not too late. We still have time to make things right! In v26, God promised Israel that He will give them a new heart and put a new spirit in them. He will remove their our arrogance and stubbornness (heart of stone) and replace it with love and compassion (heart of the flesh). If God did this for Israel, He will also do this for America!