Ezekiel Chapter 32
"Destruction 1-16, - Perdition 17-32"
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
This is the final chapter concerning the Babylonian war. The first part of this chapter discusses the judgments upon this "king of Egypt", while the last part has to do with the perdition of that king, as well as all other kings and nations. The date that will be given will be two months after the battle itself, symbolically.
It is as though God accomplished it, and then looked back through that period of time and states; "as I told you I would, so it is." Remember the two month period, for it will come up in the study.
Ezekiel 32:1 "And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
Ezekiel 32:2 "Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers."
This twelfth month is about one and a half years after the fall of Jerusalem, when the House of Judah was carried into Babylon. This was 220 years following the fall of the northern nation, the House of Israel, to the Assyrian army.
Ezekiel is told to take up a sad song, lamentation, for this king of Egypt. This looses much in the translation, as you will see right off; for a whale of the sea doesn't have feet. The word in the Massorah text is "crocodile". The word "dragon", could also be used. God is talking to the Pharaoh of Egypt, and telling him that he is not what he thinks he is.
His "rivers" are the Nile. God is comparing Pharaoh to an old crocodile, when Pharaoh is thinking of himself as a roaring lion, as the "tribe of Judah". God says, rather then helping people, all you do is stomp around on the bottom, and stir the mud, to muddy the waters until people can't see their way clearly.
Ezekiel 32:3 "Thus saith the Lord God, I will therefore spread out My net over thee with a company of many people: and they shall bring thee up in My net."
God is a fisherman, as we ought to be. God's net will catch many, even in and through the muddy waters.
Ezekiel 32:4 "Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee."
When you bring aquatic life out of the water, onto an open field, they simply can not do anything but lay; They are ineffective. As they lay in the open field [the world], the beasts [in Hebrew # 2416, "chay", living things] will be satisfied by her. This is relating to the end times, and the entire world will feed off this old dragon and be satisfied. Remember also that this old dragon, or crocodile is Satan, and his religious system.
Ezekiel 32:5 "And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height."
Their will be multitudes deceived when this comes to pass shortly, as the changes are transpiring quickly even now. The world is being deceived with the "heaps of flesh", or "deception", and this includes most Christians as they absorb false doctrine.
This dragon [crocodile] will fill your valleys with his false promises "heights" if you let him. The majority of the world will whore after this old dragon [the Antichrist] when he comes to give his false peace and prosperity. This is the same dragon of Revelation 12:9-17, who came with "floods of waters [lies]" to deceive the whole earth, and "went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which kept the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ [Christians]"
Though the dragon fills the desires of the flesh world, God's elect know this old crocodile as being the Antichrist, and the war that goes on for the souls of men [women]. That war is a spiritual battle, fought with words, ideas, concepts, and doctrine. It is of Spiritual matters, and not of guns and bullets. This is why the "rapture theory" is so treacherous, for it leads God's children into chasing after the first Christ, who will be the Antichrist, this old dragon. They will be defenseless against the deceptions and supernatural powers Satan will have, as that old dragon seeks to "fill your valleys".
Ezekiel 32:6 "I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee."
Is Satan going to swim on the land? No! This is a spiritual description of what will happen. The "water" is torrents of Satan's pride. The flood of lies and hidden deceptions are pouring forth even today, to cover all the mountains [nations] of the world. The entire world is being set up for Satan's [the Antichrist's] return to earth.
It is time to relax and stay in God's word, and prepare yourself for this flood of lies that is covering the earth today. Seal in your mind God's promises and understanding of what God says will come to pass in these final days.
Ezekiel 32:7 "And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light."
The term, "put the out", is in reference to the light, or truth. There will be no truth coming forth in that day. Not in the churches that are left to stand, not of the air waves, or anywhere. It is God that will turn out the lights of truth. That is why God is telling us that we must prepare ourselves now. Do you get it?
Satan's [the Antichrist's] forces will come and sting like scorpions, and that sting will render all upon the earth helpless to the truth, except those who know ahead of time, and have it sealed in their minds [Revelation 9:1-10].
This action of the Antichrist and his realm is not new, for Jesus warned us in Matthew 24,4 and Mark 13:5 that this deception would come before His return. In II Thessalonians 2:1-4 Paul wrote of Satan's [the son of perdition's] coming first. "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition," God is telling you that if you want to believe a lie he will send you one to believe.
Ezekiel 32:8 "All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord God."
These "bright lights" are "light bearers" in the Hebrew text, or teachers of God's light. The test of dimming these "light bearers" started in 1917, under communism, and from it we have a new generation of people who are void of God's Word. The walls are down now, but that form of Godlessness is in all parts of the world today, and has infested itself under new names in our government, schools and even our homes.
Laws are being passed, and set in motion, and the courts are making rules by law in favor overturning the constitution; and your right to speak and make a stand for the Lord. Most churches are changing to conform to the new set of laws, and they accept the heathen in their midst, their teachings, and their way of life, such as sodomy.
Why do you think this falling away will come? It will come because God's people will allow it to come to pass. Many people who have studied God's word for thirty and forty years, don't even understand the most basic teachings Jesus told us to know. Such as the "parable of the fig tree", "Who the Kenites are", "What are the seals that shall come to pass before His return at the Seventh trump," and so on. Is it any wonder that we have such tripe spouting forth from many of the pulpits of our so called Christian churches today.
We have an Christian population who is biblically illiterate, and they are led by blind shepherds. God is being driven from our land, and the minds of all Christians who refuse to seal themselves with God's truth.
Ezekiel 32:9 "I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known."
This is God speaking. Do you know why all these things were unknown prior to our generation? Because the tiny nation of "Israel" [Jews]; the good and the bad figs had not returned to their homeland to become a nation. The signs of the end times could not have taken place yet. That event was the start of the countdown to Satan's arrival, as the Antichrist, and all the rest of "end times prophecy".
Ezekiel 32:10 "Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish My sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his won life, in the day of thy fall."
God's sword is His Word. God is referring to the fall of Egypt [Babylon of the end times], and the ruler of this system is Satan. The political beast of Satan's system has already formed, and is preparing the way for his coming as the Antichrist. The political system will give way to a religious system, and it is the Antichrist that will rule over that religious order.
God is warning all Christians of this generation, that He will send Satan to be His sword, to test the world. God will be using Satan, and all the supernatural power and authority that Satan will have and use, will be given to him by God. God will test His own people to see just how much they have listened to His Word.
Ezekiel 32:11 "For thus saith the Lord God; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee."
This sword of the king of Babylon [the Antichrist], will affect every person on the earth, and most all people living today will be under that sword of the Antichrist. They will see and hear all the lies, deceptions, and supernatural powers, wonders and miracles, and in most cases you will also. Are you going to be sealed in your mind what this is all about, or become part of the Antichrist's religious realm.
Ezekiel 32:12 "By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed."
These swords, again, are Satan's lies and deceptions. All the nations will be destroyed by the Antichrist's lies. Are we talking about a physical destruction? No! This refers to the second death, the death of the souls of the peoples of those nations. They will all flock to be part of the Antichrist's one worldism.
Ezekiel 32:13 "I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them."
This term, "foot of man" is referring to "Adam" in the Hebrew. Our Heavenly Father is telling us that He will remove His true people, when Jesus Christ comes with His vengeance at the seventh trump, He will remove His true people, and make a way of escape for them. This is another way of saying, by knowing the truth, and sealing it in your mind, Satan will not be tempting to you.
Ezekiel 32:14 "I will make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord God."
Shallow waters are turbulent, however, deep water is smooth and easy flowing.
Ezekiel 32:15 "When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the Lord."
This is in the future sense to us living today. Egypt is used here as an example, a base nation, to represent the entire one world system. Egypt is representative of ancient Babylon, as well as the Babylon of end times. This one world system will be Satan's empire; of false peace and prosperity that the Antichrist will offer to all people.
God is saying that when this comes to pass, He will smite all of them that have taken part in one worldism, so that they will know that I am the Lord. This is also a key factor, or sign; that when Egypt ceases as a national entity, and blends into the one world system, we will be two and one half months from the coming of the Lord. This will be half way through the five months period of Revelation 9:5, and 10.
Ezekiel 32:16 "This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament her even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the Lord God."
This lamentation, or great sorrow is not just for Egypt, but for the whole world. The entire world has become part of this world wide religion following after the Antichrist's rule. The time is coming when all mankind shall know the Lord God is Jesus Christ, and all those who took part in the peace and prosperity movement of the Antichrist's one worldism will see their shame, and feel the sorrow.
Egypt will come to an end because it will become part of the system. in fact all boundaries will be gone, and all people of the world will be part of the global system.
Ezekiel 32:17 "It came to pass also in the twelfeth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
This is two weeks after the first part of this chapter. This is directed to the heart of the Antichrist's rule. It is time now to put on the armor of the gospel, for there is not much time to prepare for the spiritual battle taking a grip on the world today. When the entire system comes together, the world rule will only be for "one hour" [Revelation 17:12] after Satan arrives on the earth. Then all nations will rush to gladly give their people over to Satan, the Antichrist.
Remember in Mark 13:20, and Matthew 24:22, Jesus foretold that the seven year period would be shortened, "for the elect's sake", or there would be no one who would be left to stand against Satan. This "hour" is a "five month period" [Revelation 9:5], and half that period is two and a half months.
The rest of this chapter deals with this last two and a half month period. It is during this period that the real spiritual battles will take place. For the entire church world will follow the rule of the Antichrist, or it will not exist. The body of Christ will be made up of individuals, with the truth sealed in their mind.
Ezekiel 32:18 "Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit."
The "famous nations" are the superpowers of the world. The "daughters", or religions are from all the nations and peoples from every part of the earth. All those who have followed these religions will be bound over to that "grave", or [Sheol] the pit where Satan is bound for the thousand years. This is not the final death, for it is a holding place until the time of final judgment.
Ezekiel 32:19 "Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised."
This one of "beauty" is Satan. Remember in Ezekiel 28, where it said that Satan was the most beautiful of all that God created. The "uncircumcised" is in reference to the "shameful death". This is to show us the shameful position that any false religion can bring you down to. All false religions and false teaching will lead you to the same spiritual death.
Ezekiel 32:20 "they shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes."
Here again we see the "sword" of the Antichrist's lies and deceit, will deliver all people, except God's elect, into the hands of Satan, and under his one world religious beast.
Ezekiel 32:21 "The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword."
Here, the spiritually dead souls are speaking, after the fact. It is like asking the question, "Why did you do this to me?" Their fall was because of their spiritual condition, for they were blind to God's word, and listened only to false doctrine, lies and deceptions. They did not trust or believe that God meant what He said.
Ezekiel 32:22 "Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:"
"Assur", the prince, is one of the names for Satan. Remember the "teashshur", the old box cypress, that thought he was a eternal fir tree, from Ezekiel 30? This "Asshur" and that old box tree are one and the same.
Ezekiel 32:23 "Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living."
"The land of the living' is just the opposite from "the land of the dead". This term is used six times in this chapter. The "land of the living" are those who have "eternal life", and are covered under the shed blood of Jesus Christ. When this term, "the land of the living" is used, in every case it is referring to a condition of life [eternal life]; where in contrast with Sheol, "the land of the dead", it is a condition of death of the soul.
In that day when this earth age is over, and the Lord Jesus Christ has returned, many will cry out, "Lord remember what I did in your name?" But Jesus will say to them, "Get away from me, I know you not." Those who are giving out false teaching, that will lead their flock to the Antichrist, will be in the "land of the dead. A very sobering thought, isn't it?
Remember; when you see the Antichrist [the ruler of the earth that everyone likes] kill the two witnesses, and the world goes into their three day celebration, real terror is what you will see in the minds of those Christians who finally realize what they have done in bowing to Satan. The "terror" spoken of here, the Hebrew calls a "paralyzing terror". For they will know then they have lost there salvation of Grace. Revelation 11:1-13 is the documentation that gives this text. They will go to the pit with Satan.
Ezekiel 32:24 "There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living: yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit."
"Elam" is the hidden, or blind ones in the "end times". They are the ones who are so deceived they would believe any lie. They are the Christians who just refused to study God's Word to know truth, and then followed every wind of doctrine that came their way.
God gave us His Word, and put within it all we need to know of the past, present, and future [eternity]. The "Elam" are those who make God's Word into what ever pleases themselves and not God. God lists these souls, and they are named in the same multitude as those in the grave; "the land of the dead". Each of these souls will be held in great shame.
This verse 24 refers specifically to those souls who were saved, calling themselves Christians, then through their own laziness, or by whatever means, became misled into teaching [or a lack of teaching] which brought them into worshipping the Antichrist. They are the ones that follow like blind sheep. They will suffer the same shame as the heathen.
The choice is up to each of us individually, and that choice has to be made prior to the Antichrist coming to earth. For we see in Revelation 9:4-5 that it will be too late then.
Ezekiel 32:25 "They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain."
You must think God is a fool for sending His only Son to die on the cross, and carefully give his warnings through His prophets, and all you do is put His word of warning [the Bible] on the shelf. There is not much time to take His entire Word, and make it part of your mind. This term "have set her a bed", is the same expression as "going whoring after her"; and that is what happens when you sit in the churches of these false doctrines. When you chase after these "one verse pastors", who read a verse, and then go into their twisted doctrine. Then that is to be your starvation diet of spiritual food. It is time to wake up
The "circumcision or uncircumcision" is of the heart, soul and mind of an individual; and not of the flesh. To be circumcised in this age of grace, is not in regards to gender, but is a spiritual thing of your mind. It is to transform your mind, to meet that good and perfect will of God [see Romans 12:1-3].
When the people of the world are "cut down by the sword", they are deceived by the lies of Satan and his system, and when this happens we see again, there was terror caused in the "land of the living". That is the minds of those who know Christ, and say they have received him. Yet they do not prepare themselves to stand against the Antichrist's spiritual battles. They simply do not believe God at His word.
Remember in Matthew 24:19, "And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" These are the ones that "have set her a bed in the midst" in this verse in Ezekiel. They simply did not wait for the true Christ, and went whoring after the wrong husband. Jesus Christ said that we [His church] are the bride and He is the husbandman. When the groom returns at the seventh trump, are you going to be ready to meet the true groom [Christ], or will you have spiritually played games with the wrong Christ [the Antichrist].
If you have then you will stand pregnant with Satan's spiritual child. How do you think Jesus Christ will feel knowing His bride was untrue? Many so called Christians don't even know the difference between the two Christ's, or the fifth trumpet from the seventh, and the first to come will fit all their needs.
Ezekiel 32:26 "There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living."
"Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitudes", are all parts of Russia, for God will take care of them in His way.
Our duty is to obtain the "seal of God in our foreheads", which is to understand in our minds God's holy Word.
Ezekiel 32:27 "They shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon mighty in the land of the living."
"The mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised", are those warriors who have fallen in the battle with honor. They are the Christians who have allowed themselves to be deceived, and can't even stand with the heathen who died with a cause. When a heathen General places a sword under his head with dignity and honor; the fools [Christian who are deceived] will have no honor of any kind, only shame. The Swords they take under their heads are symbolic swords, and as we see in Revelation 13:16-18, it is referred to as "the mark of the beast."
These Christians have exchanged an eternity with our Lord Jesus Christ, for five months of trinkets, and the pride of Satan. All because they were unprepared.
Ezekiel 32:28 "Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword."
This is addressed to all the nations of the world, who are part of Satan, the Antichrist's one world system. When Egypt ceases as a nation, we are two and a half months from Christ's return; mark it and mark it well. Satan will be ruling the world, and most professing Christians will believe him to be Christ. The "Final slain" will take place at the seventh trumpet, when Christ's feet touch the "mount of Olives".
Ezekiel 32:29 "There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit."
"Edom" in the Hebrew tongue means "red". Edom is Esau, the one who traded his birthright for a bowl of soup. The offspring of Edom [Esau] in these modern times, are the Russian people. Those Christians of the Russian people are not these uncircumcised, but it is the multitudes of Russians who just don't care about God. They either don't believe there is a God, or the relate to him as only a force.
Ezekiel 32:30 "There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all of Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit."
The "princes of the north", and "all the Zidonians" are the "Kenites" who have ruled and set up their four hidden dynasties, which control the political beast [one worldism] of these end times. Much of their activity, lies and deceptions can be seen nightly by the news media, which they control. God is saying here that even the Kenites will be above those who claim to be Christians and allow themselves to be deceived by the Antichrist.
Do you understand that you will have sold your "birthright of eternity, for a bowl of Satan's soup, by simply not preparing yourself to know the difference between The Antichrist and the true Christ, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ezekiel 32:31 "Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord God."
When Pharaoh [Satan] is comforted, it is because misery loves company. When the sweet talk and lies of deception of Pharaoh [the Antichrist] comes in the end, much of Israel will do as she has always done, lean of old Pharaoh, that old crocodile. All will comfort each other in their shame.
Ezekiel 32:32 "For I have caused My terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God."
Remember; "The land of the living", is directed to all those who are, or have claimed to be Christians. Who have asked Jesus Christ to come into their heart, and declared themselves to be one of Christ's bride. They are the ten virgins, waiting with their lamps for the bridegroom to come. Only this verse is addressed to those five virgins that did not have enough oil, or truth of God's word to know the difference between the two Christ's.
The "terror" that God will cause will be only to those Christians who have allowed themselves to be taken by the Antichrist, the wrong husband, and were deceived into following the Antichrist in ignorance.
The first seventeen verses covered the times of the Babylonian wars [spiritual battles of the end times], the times when the Antichrist reigns and all truth dries up. The last part of this chapter dealt with the end of the Antichrist rule, and the great shame that will fall on the heathen; and most of all, those souls that claim to be saved, yet through their ignorance, and failure to prepare themselves, became part of the religious beast.
The wrath of God will be poured out on those who have wronged and deceived God's children [the saved].
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