Ezekiel Chapter 13
"False Prophets and Prophetesses, Fly-Away Doctrine."
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
This chapter sets the groundwork for one of the greatest truths of this final century.The labor pains of bible prophecy are so close together that many days pass with more then on prophecy fulfilled in just one day. Forty years ago the prophecies took years to pass from one prophecy to another, but not any longer.
Ezekiel 13:1 "And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
Ezekiel 13:2 "Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the Lord;"
God is telling Ezekiel to prophecy against those false teachers, preachers, priest, and apostles. God is mad at those that call themselves clergy, yet they do not teach what God instructs them to say. They prophecy out of their own minds, what they have made up and created out of their own vanity.
Ezekiel 13:3 "Thus saith the Lord God; 'Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!"
God is talking directly to these foolish ministers, and prophets that do not teach direct from God's word, but from the spirit within their own minds. They think up their foolish stories, and teach them as being from God. God says, "I didn't show them anything, but they lie and say their words are from Me."
I guarantee from the Father that they haven't seen a thing. They are story tellers, false prophet, preaching from their own spirit, not the Holy Spirit. When these foolish spout out, "I heard from God today", they had better be very careful when they make that statement, especially when what they have to say goes against God's Word. They take the rattling from the basement of their mind, and say, "God said thus to me today." When you do that, God says "WOE", and God's woes are final.
God does speak to men today, and He is using men to call out His elect, and mark them for their protection, but when any so called prophet says that he has a message from God, then leads God's people to Satan in lies, He mark that false prophet for destruction. We are to talk to our Heavenly Father, and He will lead us, and straighten out the trouble times, but woe be to all those that would lie about what God did or did not say. If you say you heard from God on frivolous things, then you are a liar, and don't know the difference between spiritual insight, and just plain common sense.
Ezekiel is saying, stop being a liar, and saying God spoke to you, when He didn't. Don't be lying to God's children. If He does speak to you, shout it out so every one can hear, but if the message goes against God's written word, it was not from God. God doesn't contradict Himself. This is all leading up to the last part of this chapter, it is aimed against those that say that God told them that we are going to all fly out of here. Pay close attention.
Ezekiel 13:4 "O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts."
The subject of this entire chapter is false teachers, [false prophets]. In the Song of Solomon 2:15, the lover says, "..the foxes knock the tender blossoms from the vine." Before the little blossom has a chance to fully develop, and be firm, the foxes run by and knock the tender flower from the vine. When the dear soul is reborn from above, and before they have a chance to become fully grounded in the Word; along come the Kenites, and false prophets to knock these dear souls from the true vine, which is Christ. They draw them over to the doctrines of devils, of the Antichrist. They transplant them into a foreign vine.
Ezekiel 13:5 "Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord."
Remember that this prophecy is directed to the "House of Israel", and not the House of Judah. The Jews have never believed in any part of the rapture doctrine, only parts of the Christian church. Don't try to apply this prophecy to early times, for many of the false doctrines were not around in the early 1800s. This chapter is aimed at us today, living in the latter days, and given that we can make a "stand in the battle in the day of the Lord". The day of the Lord is the final day of this earth age, and not referring to a Sunday or Saturday.
The "gaps" spoken of here, are the places where the hedge fences are broken down, and leave a gap for the foxes to enter. Ezekiel is saying that when the hedge fence, or doctrines have false ideas that are against God's word, creeping in, the church has not gone to mend the fence, and restore the doctrine, or teaching so that God's people will not be misled.
Today the fences are laying wide open, with gaps of error in much of the doctrines that Christ taught. This is what the subject is, you haven't eliminated the false teaching, when these false prophets entered, but let the error stand unchallenged.
Ezekiel 13:6 "They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, 'The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word."
Lying divination is a form of a false divine thing. It takes something that looks religious, and tries to make something holy out of it, when it is demonic. The only standard to compare if a thing is divine and of God, or a lying divination is God's holy Word. The "vanity" is any thing that is empty, with no bases, of support to back it up.
God told Ezekiel that these injections of false demonic doctrines, and vain hope that isn't there. These false prophets tell the people of the Christian churches that they are speaking from the word, when in fact it is their teachings are doctrines of demons and false hope.
Ezekiel 13:7 "Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have not spoken'?"
God is saying your "vain vision" is what you are imagining, and what you have spoken in your teaching is nothing but a big lie. You speak your lies, and make it sound religious, and then say that God said it; God is letting you know that He has not spoken it, it is a lie, and any time anyone says that I have spoken and it isn't backed by His word, that minister is a false prophet.
It is to bad that people won't study and know the truth, so when these false prophets come along they can spot him from the start by his words. We must prepare ourselves to be able to discern the truth from a lie.
Ezekiel 13:8 "Therefore thus saith the Lord God; 'Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord God."
God is telling you that when one of these false prophets comes along and speaks his lies and vanities to you, and you don't have enough discernment to know the truth from a lie, God is saying that He is not only against that lying prophet, but He is against you also for listening and believing. God doesn't like it when His people play church, and create their own teaching, and make up their own religious forms that are not in His Word.
Ezekiel 13:9 "And Mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of My People, neither shall they be written in the writing of the House of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord God."
God is saying that these lying prophets will have no authority in the Kingdom of God, when Christ sets up His millennium Kingdom. Though they walk around counting the souls that they have saved for Jesus, they will not even be there, for God says that they will not be in that kingdom, nor even written in the book that records His people. This will happen for the purpose the those that are there will know that Christ is the Lord God.
Friend, if you say that you don't care if your name is there, or you that you enter into the land of Israel, then your in real trouble. That is where God is, and that is the only place you can be, with out having your soul condemned. You will either be in the land of Israel, or on your way to the lake of fire. Stop and think about that a while.
Ezekiel 13:10 "Because, even because they have seduced My People, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:"
"Untempered morter" is whitewash. It is creating a form or doctrine that looks so good from the outside, and the way it is presented makes it look so religious, but at the core of the doctrine it is from the devil. When the first test of God's true word comes to test it, the wall is washed clean. God is telling us that He not only hates the ones that painted the whitewash on the wall, but His hate is equal to those that come along afterwards, gave support to the whitewash job. It make these people feel so good to come along an view at this white wall.
The subject in the prior chapter is that Babylon is actually coming in the end times. The Babylon of Revelation, and the King of Babylon in Revelation is Satan, and his religious and political system. This is a reality that is called the first tribulation. This will happen before anyone gathers back to Christ. When people come along and tell you that peace is coming, and don't be afraid because we won't be here, they are telling you that you don't have to read God's word. At that point, you should become suspicious and know immediately that a fool has spoken.
God sent the whole word, from cover to cover, for you to learn, and that is your wall of protection when the battle before the day of the Lord comes.
Ezekiel 13:11 "Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it."
We are to say to those that try to whitewash our beliefs, that are grounded in the Word of God. the proof is in the end. Do you know what happens to fresh whitewash when it come to overflowing rain hailstones, and heavy storms? It is washed away. There is no substance to whitewash, it is just milky stuff that flows into the gutter. This "wind" that shall come is the "ruach", God's Holy Spirit, to reveal all truths.
Ezekiel 13:12 "Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, 'Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it'?"
Then when the false doctrines have finally fallen, at the return of the Lord, the Christians that have admired their whitewash job, and wonder where their beautiful paint job went. It looked so good and felt so good, that while they were in their services, they had such an uplift. They will say, Our white wall was so comforting, and where did it all go, after that storm?
Ezekiel 13:13 "Therefore thus saith the Lord God; 'I will even rend it with a stormy wind in My fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in Mine anger, and great hailstones in My fury to consume it."
God is not on your side, when you do those things., and teach men to fly to save their souls.
Ezekiel 13:14 "So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the Lord."
God is saying that He will not only wash the whitewash clean, but He will tare the entire wall down. Friend you keep this up and the shame will be so great upon Christ coming that you will wish you had never been born. This false teaching, along with the false prophets will be consumed into nothingness. In the end you will be judged, and you will know exactly why you have angered the Lord God to fury. It is not a time to play church, for the time of preparation is now, the spiritual battle with the Antichrist and all of his demonic forces may be tomorrow, and God hates it when anyone disarms his little ones, with false teachings.
You will know who the true God is, when all the church fairy-tales, and fantasies are stripped away.
Ezekiel 13:15 "Thus will I accomplish My wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, 'The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;"
The time is coming when God will take those who have taken His wall, the Word of God, and made a false religion out of it; and place them where they can no longer affect anyone. When Jesus Christ returns, and Satan's time on earth is over, You, the wall, and the whitewash will be no more.
Before you start to tamper around with the Word of God, and divine some vain imagination in you mine, you had better think of what God thinks of your playing around. If God didn't actually speak to you, don't profane yourself by saying God said it. The people that do these abominations will be judged before all other evil that exists, except the Devil, Satan himself, .
Ezekiel 13:16 "To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord God."
God is telling Ezekiel to write specifically to the vain talkers, focusing in on their babblings over a peace that will come to Jerusalem. Friend, there will be no peace that will come to Jerusalem until Jesus Christ returns.
Ezekiel 13:17 "Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy People, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,"
God is directing His anger here over those false prophets [men and women alike] that say things that they have devised in their own minds. When God told Ezekiel to speak out against them, He is telling you and I also to speak out against them. This whole chapter is aimed at the time of the end, and we are living in that day. We are the ones that are to speak against the big blow-offs that spout out their fairy-tale. The attack is not against what they say, so much as to "prophecy thou against them."
Ezekiel 13:18 "And say, 'Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of My People, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?"
In this verse, the women are the false prophets; the pillows are their false doctrine; while the stature is the high places they are teaching from. When the "hunt souls" they ask, "are you saved?" when the person has no idea what they are talking about. This is very common in the church world today.
What God is saying is Woe to those women, or those that call themselves the bride of Christ, that fabricate false prophecies [make kerchiefs], that cover the saving hands of Almighty God that reach out in judgment, and saving. It is a matter of whether you are with Him or against Him. But the real work of God is covered, because of the so-called religious divine utterances that God did not speak. These pillows of false divine doctrine cover over the truths of God's saving hands, and give a false security to the new born spiritual soul.
It is aimed not only to the false prophets, but to these so ignorant that they would believe in these fairy-tales. If you have no knowledge on a matter, it is time to get right to God's Word. God is saying that we are to rip those Kerchiefs off of every high place, or temple and see what is under it.
Ezekiel 13:19 "And will ye pollute Me among My People for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive the should not live, by your lying to My People that hear your lies?"
This again is what God is instructing us to say to those who are teaching these false doctrines.
Are you going to pollute My word for money [barley] and for taking vows [bread]. Are you going to pollute the world of God because of you budget, or pension program, or anything that causes you to peddle something you know to be a lie. The "souls that should not die", are those that are studying in the Scripture and hunting for the truth, and these false prophets [ministers] lie to them of the word, and lead them astray, for the sake of attendance, money, or any earthly matter.
These false prophets also are lying to those lost souls, and promising salvation to those souls that God doesn't want saved. These ministers and teachers are creating a form of salvation, and false hope, that make people believe they are saved, when they in fact are not. In fact they have no hope in the world. He will identify people shortly.
The lies are like, "We can have real peace in the world;" it is a lie, for the Bible says there will be NO real peace. "You don't need to study the book of Revelation?" That is also a lie, for that is what will prepare you for the final battle. You don't need to study the Old Testament...and you are going to fly away... and on and on. lies, lies and lies.
Ezekiel 13:20 "Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; 'Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly."
Have you ever wondered what God thinks of your fly-away doctrine? Here it is.
God said, Behold, wake up, I am against your false doctrines [pillows], wherewith ye hunt the souls to make them fly. Did you get that, God is against it when you go out to teach the souls of men and women and tell they they are going to fly out of here.
Those that you have hunted with your whitewashed religion, and told them that they will fly out and not see the time of the end. You have told them not to prepare for the Antichrist, and that the signs of the times of the entire Bible were not important. IT IS A LIE, brother, and God will judge you severely for that lie. wake up.
Jesus in the parable, from the mount of Olives, in Matthew 24; woe to that woman that is first take. Then He commands us, "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come" [verse 42]. We are to pay attention to the times we are in, there is no excuse to rely on fairy-tales, when we can know the times and signs.
the fly away doctrine never came into existence until 1830, and then by a mental ill woman, Margaret McDonald. You would think that most people would be intelligent enough that they could see through fairy-tales. Jesus didn't teach it, John, Paul, nor Peter taught it. If you are relying on the Books of Thessalonians, you had better get back to the original text.
When you rely on I Thessalonians 4:15 to the end, and rely on that to back up the fly away doctrine, you have missed the entire meaning of the book. For in 4:13 it tells you what Paul is explaining to the Christians at the Thessalonians Church. the whole chapter is talking about where are the dead, those who died and are buried in the ground.
I Thessalonians 4:13; "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep [dead], that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."
I Thessalonians 4:14; "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep [die physical death] in Jesus will God bring with him."
If you are a Christian, you had better believe that Christ rose from the dead, or you are no better then the heathen that believe that when a person dies they are still out there in a hole in the ground. It is real sad that what is taught through is divination. God told us in Ezekiel 13:17; "Set thy face against the daughters [suppose to be the bride of Christ] of they people, ...and prophesy thou against them," are we to keep quiet and let them go unanswered? no.
For those who think their can be a compromise with them, and becoming as they are, playing with eternal death. Do you really think God meant something else when He made His hatred of this so strong? If you are so bound up in this fly-away doctrine that you can't see past it, then you have the mark of the beast already. That mark of the beast is not a electronic gadget, but what is fixed in your mind, your knowledge, your imaginations, and what you place your eternal soul in.
What God is saying is that the Mark of the Beast is this rapture doctrine. Why? If you have been trained to believe that the first "Messiah", and you haven't been trained that the first Messiah is the false Messiah, then you are prepared to receive the first Christ as Jesus Christ. With all the wonders and deceptions Satan will bring with him, you will bow to him immediately. This doctrine of the rapture is taught more in the houses of America, then in any other land, and god doesn't like it.
Ezekiel 13:21 "Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver My People out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord."
Why does God keep saying, "and ye shall know that I am the Lord."? Because you keep mixing up the false Messiah with Him.
Ezekiel 13:22 "Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:"
Because of the lies of the rapture doctrine that was started by a mentally disturbed woman in 1830, it is sad when you think of those souls of people that are placing their eternal soul in the very doctrine that will in the end condemn their soul. Friend, that is sad.
Through this fly away doctrine, you are strengthening the hands of the wicked one, and he is Satan. You promise those souls that there is a fly-away, an easy way out; you don't need to pay attention to the signs of the times, you will be taken away anyway; that is how you condemn him, "by promising him life", when there is only death. Salvation through the fly-away rapture doctrine, is condemnation to the Antichrist, during the hour of temptation.
Ezekiel 13:23 "Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver My People out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the Lord."
During the Millennium age, that crowd will teach no more. Though they call themselves minister, teachers, and priests, God will remove them from the assemble. God is telling you and I to teach against those that teach people to fly to save their souls. How much clearer can you get. The word Rapture is not in the Bible, but the diviners of this demonic doctrine have coined this word to give you a crutch for these end times.
It is time to get back to the basics of our Fathers Word, and learn it for yourselves. Then when these diviners come along, and say peace peace, and their fly-away doctrine, and other doctrines of demons you can stand your ground on the foundation of God's holy Word.
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