In Acts 17, we find Paul’s great sermon on Mars Hill. In this sermon, we find prophetic clues for the Church in this era. Paul told the Greeks that there was a time that God winked at (overlook) their ignorance regarding pagan practices, but now they were entering a time that He would no longer do so. This warning is connected to Ezekiel 8 and the paganism that had entered into the religious practices of Israel and how God was going to judge them for it. It is time for the Body of Messiah to lay aside every pagan weight that has so easily beset us and to be prepared for the days ahead!
Michael K. Lake, Th.D., Biblical Life College & Seminary (http://www.biblical-life.com), Biblical Life Publishing (http://www.biblical-life.net), and Biblical Life Assembly (www.biblicallifeassembly.org).