Ezekiel Chapter 22
"The City Defiled, Symbolic Incrimination, Land not Cleansed."
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
Ezekiel 22:1"Morevover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
Ezekiel 22:2 "Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations."
The bloody city is the city that Jesus Christ shed His blood, and that city is Jerusalem. God is going to judge Jerusalem for all the blood that was shed in that city. We are talking about righteous blood of the saints of God.
Ezekiel 22:3 "Then say thou, 'Thus saith the Lord God, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself."
This is where our Lord's blood was shed by the Kenites, those calling themselves of Judah, when they are not descendants of Israel at all. The Kenites are the descendants of Cain, the first son of Eve, through the sexual act between Satan and her. These offspring of Cain infiltrated into the house of Judah, and this infiltration is well recorded in Ezra and Nehemiah, as well as I Chronicles 2:55.
These Kenites are the ones that killed the prophets, as Jesus spoke of in Matthew 23:31. Jesus identified them as serpents and vipers, and of their father the devil. However the church world wants to make this as a parable also, when in fact they are the offspring of Satan. Then they tried to blame the killings of the prophets and Jesus on brother Judah, when it is their sin of murder and bloodshed. It is the sons of Cain's hand that are red with blood.
In these end times we see all the religions of the world are coming to Jerusalem, to establish themselves in preparation of their Messiah, the Antichrist. They are all starting to claim Jerusalem as theirs.
Ezekiel 22:4 "Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries."
God is saying that He will hold them accountable for the blood that was shed, and He has found them guilty in all their actions of making idols and doctrines which go against His word. "Thou hast caused thy days to draw near", in the Hebrew text reads; you have caused your own doom to draw near. When Jerusalem takes the leadership with the false Messiah, Jerusalem will be a reproach [the downfall] unto all nations [heathen]. The doom of Jerusalem is coming very shortly, as the false peace agreements and being worked out. The men of many nations are all sitting down together, and in lying tongues, committing to covenants and agreements that they do not intend to honor.
Ezekiel 22:5 "Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed."
This word "vexed" in the Hebrew is confusion, which in the prime is the base word for Babel. Jerusalem herself is becoming Babylon, and infamous in the eyes of God and His elect.
Ezekiel 22:6 "Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood."
The very leaders themselves, as they have their headquarters in the bloody city of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 22:7 "In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow."
This is the start of a long list of misdeeds, or wrongs that God will Judge the inhabitants of the city by. The leadership that will be ruling during the political beast period will primarily be the Kenites. They will set the course of the city, the political and religious agendas that will spread from here to all parts of the world. They will be the ones to welcome their father Satan, the Antichrist upon his arrival.
In these Kenites have great hardships come on all nations of the earth, as they manipulate the financial, industrial and social world, and have vexed, or wronged the fatherless and the widow. They have no conscience when it come to money, and the personal cares of the helpless.
Ezekiel 22:8 "Thou hast despised Mine holy things, and hast profaned My Sabbaths."
Thou hast scorned God's holy things, and has desecrated God's Sabbaths. The Kenites took the holy things of God, given by Moses, and turned them up side down, and defiled them all. They were not to be any where near the Temple of God, yet they so infiltrated the House of Judah, and took over the duties of Scribes and priests, that Judah thought of them as part of them. The Kenites are the Nethinims of Ezra and Nehemiah, and in the writing of these prophets, it is obvious that even they looked upon them as part of Israel.
In the New Testament we, the Christians have but one Sabbath, and in Hebrews 4: we know that our Sabbath is Jesus Christ. This is also documented in Colossians 2 that Jesus Christ is our Sabbath. Don't let someone pass off that a day of the week is our Sabbath, or they will turn your mind from the true Sabbath. The word Sabbath means rest, and Christians find their true rest in Christ.
The Kenites and their control of their four hidden dynasties of Economics [banking, industry and trade]; Politics; Education; and Religion, are making the name of Christ a scorned word, and making Christians take cover in their attacks upon them. In today's society God's holy things; the rights and wrongs that are absolutes in His word are despised and scorned in all levels and areas of our nation, and other Christian nations. God is saying here then, you have desecrated and polluted My city of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 22:9 "In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness."
In other words, they bring false witness and false prophecies to shed the blood of the innocent that know no better. They "eat upon the mountains", they cause the nations to practice idolatries.
In the book of Revelations, Jesus wrote seven letters to the seven types of churches that will exist in the latter days. He told John to write, and He dictated the letters to John. Some so-called critics say it was written to the churches of John's day, however the entire book is a revelation the is written to the people that would be living in the "time of the end." Friend we are living in the end time, and they are written to us.
Out of the seven churches, there are only two churches, the church of Smyrna and the church of Philadelphia that God found no fault with. If you call yourself a Christian, and desire to please God, it should be a must to know positively what sets these churches apart from the others. What do they teach? What their foundations is set upon, and I would aim to be aligned with them.
They both have one thing in common, they know who the Kenites are, and they simply do not allow them in with their false teaching. They not only know these Kenites, but they teach others to be aware of them also, however mast ministers have no idea in the world who or what they are. In Revelation 2:9; "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."
The "synagogue of Satan", is the assembly, or congregation of Satan. It is the very offspring of Satan, that have infiltrated into their ranks, and peddle their poison doctrines. So we are to know these Kenites, that claim to be Jews, of Judah, yet they are not. The churches today are quiet about the Kenites, and are blind to who they are, and this fact is going to set them up to the many doctrines their ignorance will cause them to become part of the Antichrist's religious system. This knowledge is of who the Kenites are, is what is called the "Key of David", and that key is what will unlock the door to your understanding of the prophecies relating to Jerusalem in these final days.
To understand who the Kenites are, you must know the "parable of the sower". The sower was sowing seed in the world, that is what it is talking about. The over throw of the first earth age is the when the sowing took place; and the seed was planted in this earth age. It was Satan that planted the tares in the world, and Satan has only one planting in their earth age, and that is his children, through his son Cain in the garden of Eden.
If your church is not teaching that, then it does not conform to Christ's teaching in the word of God. Documentation: Revelation 2:9, and 3:9; Then in Matthew 13 Jesus taught the parable, and in verses 36 through 43 He explains the parable to His disciples so that they would understand it. As Christians we are commanded to learn it, for if we do not, we will never be able to understand the prophecies of the end times, that Jesus told us to know.
If we understand this truth, we are commanded to teach it to others. It is very important to fully understand the parable of the fig tree, for that parable is the key to the understand much of the latter chapters of Ezekiel, as well as all of the prophecies that deal with the final generation of this age, and who will set the stage for the coming of the Antichrist, as well as the controlling force behind the setting up of the One world political system. If you have never studied the Scripture to know the Kenite, and how they function, then you need to study deeper.
Ezekiel 22:10 "In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution."
When one discovers his "father's nakedness", it means that he is sleeping with his father's wife. It is incest, sleeping with your mother. The cross reference to this is Leviticus 18:7-9, and while there you might read on through chapters eighteen and nineteen. God is saying that sexual bounds have gone to far, and cover incest. However this incest is in the application of idolatry, rather then adultery.
Ezekiel 22:11 "And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter."
This is aimed at the final generation, and the sexual freedoms that are promoted within this one world system from Jerusalem, and they are an abominations to God. At this point, you may be thinking in the physical form, however we are talking about the spiritual application to the abominations that are committed here. The adultery that is committed here is "idolatry". For when you deliver up family or friend to the Antichrist, it is their soul that your are committing the act against. It is a spiritual death that you are making them commit.
So to put this to an application that we can understand, it is the delivering up of your neighbor wife to the Antichrist, or your sister, or another family member, is delivering them up to spiritual death. Jesus told of this in Mark 13:12; "Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death."
In that day when the Antichrist shall rule this earth, prior to our Lord Jesus Christ's return, Jesus warned us ; "And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" Friend this is not aimed to the young woman that is going to give birth to a child, but it has a spiritual application. The Christian knows that the relationship between Christ and His church is that of the husband and His bride. Jesus Christ is the bridegroom, while each Christian is Christ's virgin bride. The virgin bride is one that has not taken any other form of idolatry, or foreign religious form.
When Christ returns at the seventh trumpet, this earth age is over, and He will expect His bride, the elect of God to have remained true to Him. If you have bowed a knee to the Antichrist, spiritually you have been taken by another, and you are no longer a virgin; while the reference to "give suck" means that you have been in the service of the Antichrist, you have led others to the wrong Christ. Jesus is saying "Woe" to you, and you are in trouble with Him.
Ezekiel 22:12 "In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase. and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten Me, saith the Lord God."
These things are going to be directed from Jerusalem, not just to the people of Jerusalem, but to all the people of the earth. Have you ever given to a cause, only to find out later that it was used for an entirely different cause then what it was presented for. That cause could have even caused the loss of life, such as abortion or groups that have committed acts that have shed blood.
Remember we are talking about the city of Jerusalem, and the defiling and abominations that will come out of that city. The city is today controlled by the Kenites, those that say they are Jews, or of the tribe of Judah, but are not. They control the politics of the the world today, and it is time to place the application to where it belongs.
Huge amounts of tax dollars, and gifts are being extorted and given to this one world system, and not for the good of mankind, but for the advancement of the agenda of the United Nations, and the people that control it. Watch Jerusalem, and the flow of money that is going to Jerusalem. It is time we pay attention to politics and agreements of Jerusalem, and in doing so we can see that the teachings and position of God's Word is left out. This carnal has forgotten God, and goes about their business as if He doesn't exist.
Ezekiel 22:13 "Behold, therefore I have smitten Mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee."
In the phrase, "I have smitten Mine hand", in the Hebrew text reads "An-throp'-o-path-ei'-a", it is ascribing to God what is from a human, or rational being, or inanimate object. What this is aimed at are those false preachers, priest, or religious orders that say that God told them to say or do something when He did not, and then they you have to give to them that they may accomplish it. It is a dishonest gain in the eyes of God.
The blessings of God can be money, and many rich men have used their wealth to advance the gospel of Christ. They are wise handlers of the Lord's money. Many people say that, all rich men are going to hell, and that is not true. God will add all things to men who believe Him and know He exists, and give their reverence to Him. A rich man need not apologize for wealth gained, while doing things God's way. That is one of the blessings of God.
What God is addressing to us through Ezekiel, is that there will be con-artist tricks, that set us their business deals to outright steal from His people.
Ezekiel 22:14 "Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the Lord have spoken it, and will do it."
The day is coming very shortly when God will smite his hands together, and then it will be God that deals squarely with all of those who think that they are getting away with something. Today things are getting very much out of hand. Corruption on all levels of both government and private life has reached the point where the door will slam shut on the entire world.
Friend, Satan, the Antichrist is a servant of God, and will perform a negative service within the overall plan of God. The monetary systems of the world will come under a high degree of control, and then after the short rule of the Antichrist all evil rudiments will be completely done away with, when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. II Peter 3:10; "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [evil rudiments] shall melt [be dissolved] with fervent heat." We are told in Hebrews 12:29 that our God is a consuming fire; it is He that will cause that "fervent heat".
God is saying that the end of all this corruption will end soon.
Ezekiel 22:15 "And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee."
Historically, the throne was removed, and the people scattered and dispersed during the end of Zedekiah's reign, and filthiness was burned out of Jerusalem. This is a type of the consuming fire that will come at the "day of the Lord", the king of Jerusalem [the Antichrist] will also be removed and all idolatry and abominations, and those committing them will be gone. The subject is Jerusalem, and Jesus will set this place aside then for His own people.
The New Millennium Temple, and the new Jerusalem will be established for Christs thousand year reign. The things of Satan and His system will be gone, and even those who were taken by hem, even in ignorance will have that time of teaching and discipline before they can be acceptable to the Lord.
Ezekiel 22:16 "And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord."
This is going back to Jerusalem now, at this time you will get your inheritance. Remember back in Ezekiel 16:62, 63, God made an eternal covenant with His people, He said, I won't forget you. He said, I am coming back and Jerusalem will be cleansed.
Ezekiel 22:17 "And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
This now is another segment, or prophecy.
Ezekiel 22:18 "Son of man, the house of Israel is to Me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver."
The subject is now changing from the city of Jerusalem to the children of "the house of Israel"; those calling themselves Christians, and qualifying by not bowing to the Antichrist. "Dross" is the slag that is eliminated during the burning of the smelting process. Those churches and people that called themselves Christian, and continued in their traditions and heathen customs, which led them to the Antichrist's religion; God calls "dross" to Him. Something that He will discard, and throw away as useless.
When the precious metals, God's elect, goes to the center and are drawn to Him, the slag goes to the outside, and is drained off as useless. Friend, it is time to wake up; God is explaining what He thinks of your heathen doctrines and customs that you have mixed up with His holy word, and then call it of God. That is Abomination, and it is time to repent, and get back to His word to see what our Lord does hold dear.
This is not a physical event, but it is a spiritual application to allow you to know what God thinks of the playground you call church, when it is not teaching the true word of God. This is directed to your deeds and your actions, and when you are a child of God, and following His Wood, then you become that refined gold of God, that will inherit the kingdom of God, and you will rule in that kingdom as joint heirs with Christ. Don't get yourself on a guilt trip here, for once you have repented to God, in Jesus name, and strive to change your life around, you become part of that gold in the middle of God's smelter pot.
God is providing the Millennium age because of what most teachers are teaching today. They are teaching the traditions of men, and not of God, and this will make their congregations part of that dross that will be discarded. Most people calling themselves Christians don't have a chance because of their ignorance caused by false doctrine, and this is the reason for the teaching period called the Millennium.
Ezekiel 22:19 "Therefore thus saith the Lord God; 'Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem."
Ezekiel 22:20 "As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in Mine anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you."
It will be in Jerusalem that you will be judged before the Lord Jesus Christ. Friend you will get away with nothing. Every word and action done by you in the flesh will be judged, just as the metals are tested and separated in that smelter. Each metal will be separated at the right temperature, some at higher then others, but each act and word will be give the proper weight in accordance to when it was done and spoken.
Will God be pleased with you then, and say, Well don My faithful servant, of depart from Me you wicked one. That is a promise you can count on, "I will leave you there, and melt you. When was the last time you told the Father, and Jesus Christ that you love Him? Don't you feel that would please Him, for that is why He created you in the first place.
Ezekiel 22:21 "Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of My wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof."
You will be melted, by the analogy of the smelting pot. God is saying you can count on it. God is going to take each person, one at a time, and put the heat of the Holy Spirit of God on them, and they will be judged for their honesty and intent. It won't take long to see the good come forth, and the evil melt away. God is an consuming fire.
Ezekiel 22:22 "As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the Lord have poured out My fury upon you."
Under the extreme heat of the fire, the silver is save in the center. It cannot be destroyed or contaminated, and when the testing comes, every last soul will know that they are being tested by God. There will be no confusion or doubt. If you are a atheist or evolutionist and have your doubt whether or not there is a God, when you stand in His presence, in your shame you will have no doubts at all. You will be part of that dross, or slag that is discarded. This is coming, and it will be at the end of this earth age.
Ezekiel 22:23 "And the word of the Lord came unto Me saying,"
Ezekiel 22:24 "Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation."
It is that location at Jerusalem, that God will send the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ to the mount of Olives, and when His feet touch that mount the refining will begin. The word Jerusalem is made up of two words, in the Hebrew. It means "Jeru" is to teach, and "salom" is peace. This is why we have the play on words here; "nor rained upon in the day of indignation". Jerusalem will be a place both of teaching and of peace, when our Lord reigns from that city.
God's word is very clear of those events that will take place just prior to the time of this cleansing of Jerusalem. The key to understanding is in Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 22:25 "There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof."
The conspiracy is with the so-called preachers of God, it is going, and growing and will engulf the entire so-called Christian world. It will snare all Christians, except the elect of God, who are those with the seal, or knowledge of God's word in their minds. These prophets, or false preachers and priests are lying to people and ripping them off like a roaring lion jumping on its prey. Are they not taking their physical lives, but ripping out and devouring their souls.
Your soul is eternal, or it shall pass into eternity, and vanish as a vapor in the morning sun. Your soul is the same soul you have always had, and will have; while your spirit is the intellect of that soul. Your Spirit allows your soul to think and reason. Though in the flesh, our spirit is greatly limited, it is not in the spiritual or soul body. Should your flesh body die prior to the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and the coming of the Lord; you soul and Spirit would go instantly to be in the presence of God in heaven.
The hope we have as Christians, as members of the body of Christ, is the hope of life eternal with our Lord and Savior. The inheritance of God's elect is a great treasure, and the most precious thing that you can ever hope to receive. That hope is what these roaring lions of false pastors are taking from the dear souls under their teaching, and they are making widows out of those souls because they will have no husband at our Lord's return. They will not be part of the bride of Christ, because they will already have been married to the wrong christ, the Antichrist, because the false doctrines will have lead them to the Antichrist. They will then be widows when Satan will be removed from this earth. It is serious, and preachers today just continue in their fairy-tales in ignorance.
This conspiracy of evil has a grip on our entire nation, and every denomination today has signed on to the doctrines of devils being taught. Are you going to change it? Never, this is the final generation, and our generation is a type of the Jerusalem of Zedekiah's day. God told you in Revelation 9:4 that He is going to give all men on the face of the earth over to Satan, except those that have His marking in their forehead. That marking is the fact that two Christ's are coming, and we should know the events and times so that we will not be taken by the first, the Antichrist.
Part of that conspiracy is the degradation that exists in the tarring down of our nation. The Christian nations are blessed because they are part of the covenant that God made with Abraham. Christian nations are blessed and that is their inheritance. Inheritance is what the difference is between our Republic as a nation, and the Communistic world. The communistic mind does not believe in inheritance, or the gaining of wealth, for wealth is a blessing of God. The purpose of the United Nations is to break down the barriers of blessing that God has given America, and the other Christian nations, and dispose of it through the heathen world. This is a doctrine of devils that is peddled, and most of the Christian church world has signed on to it through their charter membership in the world council of churches, or the National council of churches. The Kenite mind is basically the communistic mind.
The flag is our standard and banner that represents our inheritance as a blessed nation, and when people tare it down and burn it, it is an act of the devil himself. It is part of the conspiracy that Ezekiel is talking about as our treasures and precious things that these so called preachers are talking against, when they side with the agenda of the Godless councils of churches. Our flag of the United States of America is the standard of the most powerful free nation in the entire world today. In God we trust is stamped on the very coins we carry, and yet we have five members on the Supreme Court that has turned their back on God and our nation, and have allowed people to desecrate our flag, and everything in God that we hold dear.
There is a conspiracy in our nation today, and the entire Christian world has gone to sleep. There are principles at stake here, and most Christians have turned their backs on those things that God holds dear. There is a melting time coming, and slag of your thoughts and deeds will come to the surface, and you will be held accountable for you words and your deeds. There are absolutes in God's word, and those blinded by the half truths in that conspiracy will not be allowed to plead innocence by ignorance.
Ezekiel 22:26 "Her priests have violated My law, and have profaned Mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid there eyes form My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them."
These false preachers and priests have taken the traditions of men, and pagan idolatry and have slipped them into the Word of God, until people don't know whether they are listening to God's word or man's word anymore. Their holidays, such as Easter leaves them not knowing the difference between Easter bunnies, and Christ dying on the cross. Their holy days and their pagan days are all the same days in their eyes.
There is no justice in the land anymore, when you have Kenites, and idolaters dealing out the law. The holy things of God's word are being tuned into a shame and a lie in America. It is a conspiracy to brainwash Christians so that they absolutely do not know how God feels and teaches on any matter of His holy world. They allow the most filthy of all people the Sodomites to hold respect, when God taught his hatred and vengeance toward these sick, demented people. They allow the massive killing of babies, and on and on.
Ezekiel 22:27 "Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the pray, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain."
The princes of America [House of Israel, that is prophesied here] are the government leaders, the judges and leaders in the churches and community are like ravening wolves as they attack all, to get their riches. They will kill by any means, and even destroy the souls of those that get in their way, as they strive for their dishonest gain.
Ezekiel 22:28 "And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, 'Thus saith the Lord God,' when the Lord hath not spoken."
Friend, the untempered morter is the white wash of their doctrines of demons, such as the rapture doctrine, and so on. The preachers of today have whitewashed over all the words of God to where it is nothing but a lie. This whitewash is stuck on the minds of their congregation until the truth comes and washes their evil doctrines of whitewash down the hill.
There "divining lies" are the empting lies that sound so good as they spout off in their services, but in the end, it is nothing but words of mumbling jabber. They spout of that God told them this, and God told them that, when all they are muttering is whitewash and hog wash. God's word come only from His holy word, and what is uttered outside God's word is hog wash. It is not of God, and if analyzed, it conforms to either the getting of money, or an agenda of the world system.
You had better learn that when somebody is teaching other then God's word, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse, they just haven't said a whole lot.
Ezekiel 22:29 "The People of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully."
These false preachers come with their fluffy sermons that God sent me to teach you of this or that, and they are lying right through their teeth. Send me your money, send your money where you are taught, then then they teach you nothing but garbage. If they teach you nothing but garbage, then send your garbage to them. They have their gimmicks, like the prayer towels, and the tinsel crosses and other item, just to make you obligated to send them your money. Friend it is time to wake, for if you don't you deserve to be fleeced.
These false preachers tell you that God sent them to you, but that is a lie, they are sending themselves. They don't care who you are, a friend or a stranger, they will do and promise anything to get your money. They plan their emergencies months in advance, so when the special times come, they have the need for your money. They can do what they want in this nation, but you, as an elect of God, don't be such a fool to fall for their schemes, as they oppress wrongfully to vex or con the poor and the needy.
Ezekiel 22:30 "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none."
God is asking you; Is there a man among you that will stand and fill the gap with the truth, is there no one in the land that will stand up and give the warning, and tell the truth? God is saying that if He can find no one, then is the land even worth saving, or should I destroy it all. If Christ came to you today and asked you to stand up for Him, How would you react? What would you say?
Friend, He is. God back to verse twenty three; "And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying," God told Ezekiel to write this message to those living in the land of the "house of Israel" in the time of the end. Hosea the prophet identifies who the "house of Israel' is is the time of the end in Hosea 1:10, they are "those who call themselves the sons of the Living God". Jesus Christ is the living God, and those sons are called "Christians". God is addressing this to the Christians of the end times, and that is you and me. What are you going to say to Him?
It is time to get your gospel armor on and in place and say no more. I stand for God and His principles, and for our family, our community, and our nation that God has given us and blessed us with. Somebody has to make a stand, and if it starts with you and I, others will follow.
Ezekiel 22:31 "Therefore have I poured out Mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath: their won way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God."
What God is stating, is that if those false preachers, and people that take advantage of the old, week and poor think they have gotten away with something, stick around, the time is coming very shortly when God will take their "won", their ill gotten gains, and it will turn sour on their own heads. If you fall into that category, it is time to repent and call out to God in Jesus name, for today God is merciful and forgiving to all sins that have committed to this date.
Peace of mind does not come from ill-gotten gains, and ripping people off. Every deed committed against one of God's children will receive the wrath of God upon their heads, on that day of judgment, on the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your living in the wrong generation to be playing church, and stealing from God's elect, or the poor and needy; for God is directing a special wrath just for you. God has a fire and fury that will scorch your very soul, and blot you out of existence, and make is as you have never existed. Even in the minds of your loved ones. No; this is not a scare tactic, but a wake up call to those that are in need of it.
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