Ezekiel Chapter 5
"Lessons for Jerusalem, and it's people."
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Ezekiel 5:1 "And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's rasor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair."
In the Hebrew manuscripts, this sharp knife is a sword. Most Bible critics say that this is a type of the Syrian conflict, however they seem to forget that the Assyrian war with the House of Israel took place several hundred years before Ezekiel's time. God is not giving a history lesson here, but a warning to the House of Israel in prophecy for the end times.
It is also in reference to the Assyrian [Satan] in the first earth age, as is reflected in Isaiah 14, is a time of Antichrist. This chapter will document that that Assyrian had one third of the world deceived in the world that was. Satan hat the ten rulers, and we see that there was even a remnant chosen there that would stand against him; As is written in Ephesians 1:4.
So God is telling Ezekiel to take that sword and equally divide his hair beard into three parts.
Ezekiel 5:2 "thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them."
There was a third part that fell in the world that was, as is recorded in Revelation 12, and there will be a third part that will fall at the end of this earth age. There will also be three sieges that will come. During these three sieges, God will consume one third by fire [God is a consuming fire, Hebrews 12:29]; one third shall be scattered in the wind, or taken by spirits of false doctrine, and God says that He will scatter them.
Ezekiel 5:3 "Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts."
God is telling Ezekiel to take just a very few of these hairs, and set them aside in his skirts, or in a pocket of his cloths. There has always been a small number of people that understood God's word, and refused to follow Satan's systems of the world. Even in Satan's rebellion in the first earth age there was a certain small number that took a stand and did not fall to Satan. The children of God that took a stand, God chose to make a stand in this flesh age of the world.
Ephesians 1:4; "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love." To understand the time of the "foundation", Strong's Greek dictionary # 2598; "Kataballo, the cast down or thrown down." this is the total destruction and ruin of the earth as recorded between verses one and two of Genesis one.
Ezekiel 5:4 "Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel."
Remember in Hebrews 12:29; "Our God is a consuming fire." "All the house of Israel", all twelve tribes will be consumed and follow after the Antichrist. If you have accepted Christ, and believe on His name, and follow not after the Antichrist, and bow a knee to his system, you will not take part in that consuming fire.
That consuming fire is the Spirit of God, and all mankind will be tested by that fire. Some will make through the fire, but most will not. When this consuming fire passes over all who live in the final days, it will be just as the Spirit, or "Angel of death" passed over Egypt and killed the first born of all that were not covered by the "blood of the lamb". In these final days it will also claim the lives spiritually of all those who are not covered by the "blood of the Lamb", Jesus Christ.
After the Spirit passes over all mankind during the time of testing by the Antichrist, some will be well rewarded for there stand, while others will be in great sorrow, for they just were not prepared in their minds with the Word of God for what they will face. This will be a time of spiritual death, and ashes, and their names will be blotted out of God's, Lambs book of life. This means that it will be just as if they had never existed, as far as in the minds of those that remain. When that fire passes over there will be nothing left that offends God's children.
Ezekiel 5:5 "Thus saith the Lord God; "This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her."
"This Jerusalem" is the drawing that is drawn on the tile that is part of the object less that God is showing to Ezekiel. God is telling Ezekiel that this is a sign; always watch Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the bench mark sign of the prophecy that is being fulfilled.
One example is May 15, 1948 when both the good and the bad fig tree were planted, this was a bench mark that to the Bible scholar of the opening of the end times prophecies. At this time, the season, and times, as well as the generation of the end times that will see all of the prophecies come to pass before their end, begin the countdown.
Remember in Daniel 12:9; "And he said, 'Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end." So we see that all the prophecies of the "time of the end" were not to be understood until a particular time. Jesus let us know when that time was to start in Matthew 24:34; "Verily I way unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."
In other words, Jesus put the starting point of the generation that is to see all prophecies fulfilled, as the time of the planting to the fig tree. This time was the establishing of the nation of the Jews, around Jerusalem. We are in the end times, and in the end times it is all to be understood by those who study God's word. When these prophecies are in your mind through your studies, then as they come to pass, it is easy to understand the prophecies, or signs of these end times. The point for us today: Always watch Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 5:6 "And she hath changed My judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and My statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused My judgments and My statutes, they have not walked in them,"
God is saying that Jerusalem, the Jew, as well as the other tribes [Christian nations] have rebelled even more that the heathen nations that did not know any better. This was true in Ezekiel's day, and far wors today now then then. We are considered a Christian nation, yet we sit back and justify in our minds all sorts of evil acts, and tell ourselves that God would condone them, when God's word tells us just the opposite.
Sodomy is being justified even in the churches, and the souls of the unborn children are being snuffed out by the millions. Our Government, schools, churches and even within the family of those calling themselves Christian are mocking God, and all this wickedness God will deal with very shortly.
In the woman's conference that was held in China, it was eye-opening to see that every last one of the Christian nations voted on the side to condone the murdering of these infants through abortion, and promote Sodomy, While what is considered the most heathen of worlds nations stood on the side of God's written word. Think about it; just another sign.
Ezekiel 5:7 "Therefore thus saith the Lord God; "because ye multiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in My judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you;"
Abraham was set aside to be a blessing to the nations and people around him, but these offspring of Abraham. The Christians [house of Israel], and Jews [house of Judah] have become spiritually corrupt.
Ezekiel 5:8 "Therefore " thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations."
When you have God against you, you are in trouble. God is telling Ezekiel that because to their mocking his holy Word, and turning their backs of the laws and keepings of His word, He will "execute Judgments" against the Christian and Jewish nations that the whole world will see. This will not be done in the back rooms of the church houses and synagogues, but right out on center stand, and reported to the entire world.
God has started to execute, or bring to pass these judgments on our nation, and the trouble has just started. God's people are forgetting the path, the ways of God.
Ezekiel 5:9 "And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations."
The time is coming very shortly, maybe in months or years, but God is going to bring about things to happen that He has never allow to happen to our nations in the past. These will be new and different judgments, and they will be because of the abominations that they have done.
We are seeing deadly sickness and diseases that have no cures, natural disasters occurring where they have not occurred before and it is just the starting of God's judgments.
An Abomination is attributing anything that is of God, to Satan: and things that are evil and of Satan, to God. When all those who believe fall to their knees to bow to Satan, the Antichrist, thinking he is the True Christ, that is an abomination. And when Satan pronounces himself to be the Christ, and the world believes it, including most Christians, that is the abomination of desolation. Every thing that you attribute to God, as being of God, when it is against what God states in His Word, that is an abomination.
Ezekiel 5:10 "Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds."
How does the "sons eat the fathers and the fathers eat the sons?' There is no heritage, there is no inheritance, because the fathers do not teach their sons the truths of God's word. The greatest will and testament that a man could ever receive is the Bible that is in your hand, and that will and testament is the Bible. That is the greatest heritage and inheritance that you can pass on to your next generation, and this is not being done.
This also goes is applied to the physical inheritance of a father. God is going to make things tough to the point that the son will heat the physical wealth of the father just to survive, and exist, so that there will be no inheritance to pass on to the next generation. The Kenites have taken over not only the control of our government, but every fabric within it. The idea of any inheritance is purely of God, for that is how God makes all of His own, adopted sons, and joint heirs with Christ. Inheritance and heritage is solely of God, and any movement to strip a man of it, is of the evil one, Satan.
God is telling Ezekiel that in these latter days, he will allow the whole remnant, all the tribes of Israel, will be scattered and they will not even know who they are. To be scattered to all the winds, means that they will be in every part of this earth. Then in those places where they are, in the last days He will strip there inheritance from them there.
Very few of the people in the Christian nations even know of their inheritance that they have as Children of Israel, that apply to them through Abraham. They think that they are Gentile, and in turn, allow themselves to be duped into giving over to the Kenite Gentiles, the inheritance that God gave to them, through the promises given to Abraham.
Ezekiel 5:11 "Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; Surely, because thou hast defiled My sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall Mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity."
This is God swearing by Himself, that if you are part of those, or take part in those detestable lies that are going on in my sanctuary, He will take no pity on you or your soul when the time of judgment comes. When you take part of the unholy bread [the dung bread of Ezekiel 4:12] of lies and deceptions of these latter days, the fire of the Holy Spirit of God will consume you. Don't look at the persons around you, your family, or your pastor, Friend this is God talking to you who claim to be a Christian, and then play around with the things of Satan. God is saying that He will not have pity on you for playing church with Satan's doctrines.
The ultimate destruction of the soul comes at the end of the Millennium age, for many are acting in ignorance today, and will be taught in the Millennium age, and then saved by their works done in that age. Many so-called Christians that think they are saved, will in ignorance change their alliance to Satan when he arrives as the Antichrist, for their church houses have taught them that they are going to fly away, and in their ignorance bow to the Antichrist. By doing this act, they have throne their righteous acts to Antichrist, and the grace that we now have, simply will not be extended to them. These are the ones that will be taught in the millennium, and saved out of the Millennium by the works.
Ezekiel 5:12 "A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them."
Remember the seven vials of the book of Revelation, this is also covered in the book of Joel. It is the famine for the hearing of the word of God.
In Revelation 1:16 the sword is identified as the words that come from Jesus Christ's mouth. One third of those of the world will fall to Satan, merely by hearing the words that come from the Antichrist's mouth. They will hear and believe the lies that come forth, backed up by the deceitful wonders that he will perform. These are written in God's word, yet most Christians prefer to be soothed you the lies of Satan's doctrines.
God is saying you will do that, and when you do it I will see you. I will not take my eye off of you. God has tried to wake up His people, and He has allowed things to happen in their lives to turn them back to Him, yet many still just can't seem to wake up. God has a purpose for each of us, if we will just listen. He is trying to get our attention.
Ezekiel 5:13 "Thus shall Mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause My fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in My zeal, when I have accomplished My fury in them."
There is a time for God's anger and His fury; yet when it is all over with, and God has had His time of vengeance, then He will be comforted. God has given his word and promises in zeal, or jealousy, and what He has spoken will come to pass exactly as God has given us in the Scriptures. There is no secret as to what will come of those who chose to defile God's Words, for every detail of His justice is spelled out. When the last of every one of God's prophesied punishments or events is over, then God will be comforted by it. God is a jealous God.
God is longsuffering, and this meaning taken back to the Hebrew, means that God has control over His temper for a long period of time. Though the time passes, the temper is still there, and so is the jealousy, and when His righteous indignation come forth, it will be exactly as He has spoken.
Ezekiel 5:14 "More over I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by."
You call yourselves followers of my word, and elevate yourselves in your pride, yet you reproach God in the sight of all the nations, and take on all the foul bread [strange doctrine] of Satan's [Kenite] doctrine. Because of this, God is going to make an example of His people that have strayed, to show the world His judgments on them.
God is disgusted with this group of people that call themselves Christians, and part of His bride, the body of Christ. They are like the bride that can't wait for the wedding night, and go out whoring before the wedding. This is how Jesus talks about them, when he says, "woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" They could not wait until His coming at the seventh trumpet, and took to wed the first to come; the Antichrist at the fifth trumpet.
God is talking very graphically in His desire to have a spiritually virgin bride, and when one presents themselves as His virgin that has become an whore of Satan, God doesn't like it.
Ezekiel 5:15 "So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the Lord have spoken it."
If you are playing around with these so-called churches of God that teach everything but God's Word, friend this anger is directed at you. When you toy with the spiritual matters and laws that God holds dear, this anger and fury will come down full force upon you, and God is telling you that it is He that will execute the judgments on you, in anger.
Ezekiel 5:16 "When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your your staff of bread."
Amos 8:11 tells us what these "evil arrows of famine" are. "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"
This famine that will come upon all the lands of the earth is when God will dry up all truth, and the entire world will believe the big lie. They will believe that the Antichrist is the true Christ, and in doing so, is their destruction. Their traditional teachings, and doctrines of demons, such as the "rapture theory", will cause them to believe the lie.
You had better know what that bread is, and what that staff of life represents before this famine comes in the near future, or these evil arrows of the famine will be directed at you.
Ezekiel 5:17 "So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the Lord have spoken it."
The evil beasts that are coming are Satan, and the fallen angels. There are the beasts also of Revelation 13. These beasts rise up out of all nations, and consume the whole earth. We are talking about a One World System that all the nations of the earth will become part of, and give their authority over to. There are two beasts, the first is the political beast that will receive a mortal wound, or lose it's ability to rule. Then out of the fall of the first beast comes the Religious beast that will rule with a iron hand. Satan the Antichrist will ride this religious whore of a beast, and all the nations and peoples of the earth will give themselves over to her.
These pestilence are the scorpions that will sting and render helpless to the onslaught that will sting their minds with Satan's venomous lies and deception. Jesus details this to John in Revelation 9:1-10.
God is telling you in this stern warning that "I even I will bring these things to pass". The choice is yours, you can stick to the living word, which is the bread of life; or you can hunger after that filthy loaf of spiritually defiled bread, which is Satan's lies and doctrines. The famine in these latter days is for the "hearing of the word of God," When you can't hear, then you will not have any understanding that would be your protection and armor that would protect you from the fiery darts of Satan.
Antichrist will appear on this earth before the true Christ, Jesus Christ, and if that is not in your mind, sealed away, then my friend, you will fall, for God's word has stated it [Revelation 9:4].
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