Ezekiel Chapter 7
"The Nations [Mountains of Israel]
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
Ezekiel seven is a continuation of chapter six, where God is telling Ezekiel that because of the house of Israel's abominations, He will smite all of these nations, where ever they are. However there will be a remnant that God will spare out of each of them that will be a witness for Him. This time of the destruction will be in "The time of the end."
Revelation 7:1-9 tells us of these twelve thousand that will be sealed as a witness for God, as well as the remnant from outside these hundred and forty four thousand. The start of the sealing is well underway, for the event that lead us to the hour of temptation, called the great tribulation, are what we are now calling today's news.
Though some critics say that this is historical, it is so strong in description of the future sense, that it ties right into Jesus' teaching of John in the book of Revelation.
Ezekiel 7:1 "Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
Ezekiel 7:2 " "Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God unto the land of Israel; 'An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land."
A student of God's Word should understand what the "four corners of the land" is referring to. It is talked about in Revelation seven, and Daniel seven. Revelation 7:1; "And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree."
The four winds are the false doctrines of religious thought from all over the earth, that will blow into every fabric of the mind of the people on the entire earth; in every corner of the earth. The command was to STOP, hold back that flood of religious deception until those that God intended to be sealed, were sealed. Then the four winds could come forth.
This time of holding back is the time we are now in. God's Word is saving souls, and sealing His truths in the minds of His elect so that they will understand exactly what is going on and not be deceived by the Antichrist, or taken in by the deceptions of Satan's children, the Kenites. And then the end comes; "an end, the end," two times for emphasis by our Heavenly Father. For what purpose? That the world will know that He is God. That He is real, and a person, and not some force off in space.
He is a loving and caring Father for all His children, and completely in control of everything that happens. In these latter days His servants and sons and daughters will stand for Him, and they will have the power and authority that God will place in them to speak out, and make their stand.
Ezekiel 7:3 "Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send Mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations."
This chapter covers the dawn of the morning of the millennium age, just before the last and final trump sounds. We are going to get a preview of what it will be like just prior to Jesus Christ's return.
"I will send mine anger upon thee", has not happen as of yet. The "recompense upon thee all thine abominations", are the heathenistic practices that God will allow you to fall for, when you are not sealed in your mind.
Jesus Christ went to the cross to pay the price for all times, for the sins of anyone, and every one who will repent and turn from their sins. It is an Abomination to God to allow anyone else to stand in that place, whether it be a man made idol, or in the end, the Antichrist [Satan]. If you have never heard of such a thing, then you are not prepared for what is to come upon the whole earth, and you are gambling with your eternal soul.
This chapter is given not to scare you, but to let you know that our Lord is God, and in total control. His return is coming very soon.
Ezekiel 7:4 "And Mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the Lord'. "
Friend, if you believe that because we are in the Old Testament here, and that we are now living in the time of grace, this doesn't apply to you. If you believe that all you have to do is stumble down an isle, and mumble a few words, and presto your saved, and that is all it is. You are in trouble.
The manuscripts say that "all those that believe in the true Messiah", are saved. The thirteenth chapter of Ezekiel will spell out in detail what God thinks of all those that preach the so called "first gathering", or "in gathering of the saints in a rapture". If you are putting your faith in that rapture, then you are placing yourself in a place of NO HOPE. You will simply not know the signs of the end times, and you will commit the abomination above all abominations and that is yielding to the Antichrist. And in ignorant, you will not even know it.
The Bible says that those that know the true Christ, and remain in the field [world] working until He [the True Christ] comes, will know the True from the fake. The subject here is the Whoring after another messiah. If this is strange to you, you need to get down and study. It means you have been around to many "one verse preachers". Though they mean well, they will be the downfall of many that think they are saved.
In that day when "the end come upon thee", that church that you are putting your eternal soul on the line with will not stand between you and the Father. They will be answering for their own deeds, and you will have to give answer why you were all mixed up between the two Messiahs, and went whoring after the first. It is your soul that we are talking about.
Ezekiel 7:5 "Thus saith the Lord God; 'An evil, and only evil, behold, is come."
Ezekiel 7:6 "An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come."
God has repeated the warning now many times, as to the subject of this chapter; "the end is come; it watcheth for thee". This is not history, but the events that will be our signs of the end times. There are no surprises to the times we are living in, for God's word is in great detail as to the events that we will witness. The chronological order of events are given by God in His word so that you can become a watchman, prophetically, and know the fake christ [Satan-the Antichrist], from the True Christ, Jesus Christ.
When you understand the sequence, you do not need to know the time. The sequence takes you to the time of the death of the two witnesses, then everyone will be celebrating the last three and one half days of this flesh earth age.
Ezekiel 7:7 "The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains."
This is the morning of the last day of this earth age. If you ever felt the excitement the morning of the big gave, of the big trip, this is addressing the biggest moment of this earth age. The True Christ is coming and God's elect and sealed are excited. However, this is a time of great trouble, for this day marks the day of the start of trouble that this world has ever seen. This is the day that God will put His judgment on the earth and the people living on it.
The first six trumpets sounded the coming of the deceptions that Satan, when he will be put on the earth, and those that were not aware of what to expect are going to be taken in by them. All those that fall for Satan, and his system are about to face their day of trouble. God is saying that on this day of His joyful coming, He does not hear a sounding of joy from any one nation [mountain top] to another. In fact before this day ends, the last of the three days of celebration of Revelation 11:10; the people of the earth that call themselves Christian, will pray that the mountains will fall upon them.
They will know then that the one verse preachers led them straight to death. The Antichrist, Satan, is death.
Thank God for the Millennium, for they will be taught then, for what is not taught in most churches today, that render them helpless. The eternal security that is taught is so false and flat, because in it, there is a lot of false teaching concerning God's word. You have to take the entire word in order that it is given, and understand the thoughts of our Father. You can't take any verse and apply it to any way that pleases you, but it must hold to the subject being taught. You must study line upon line and chapter upon chapter. God's overall plan makes sense when you see it in its entirety.
God is saying the end is coming, and I don't hear any echoes from your mountain top revivals.
Ezekiel 7:8 "Now will I shortly pour out My fury upon thee, and accomplish Mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations."
The key for this verse; "I will judge thee according to thy ways". It is your doings only that you will be judged upon, and not that of church, your parents, or even your pastor. At this time you will face your maker and answer for every deed you have done, and abomination you have committed. You have the Bible, and in it gives us everything that we need to know. When you take the false teachings and abominations of the world, and refuse to listen to His holy Word, you will answer.
If you have studied your Fathers word, and you have repented every evil in your life, then you have nothing to worry about, for this then is not pointing to you. There then is no fury poured out on you, but only His love for you.
Ezekiel 7:9 "And Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the Lord That smiteth."
For us, living in these last days, remember God told Ezekiel that we either warn the people, or their blood will be on our hands.
When Jesus Christ's feet touch the mount of olives on that last day, and He looks around, he will not spare those who have abominations in them. Though they cry and mourn and carry on in remorse, God said that "Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity" on them. Will God judge you on His ways? No, it will be on your ways.
In the text, "in the midst of thee" is another way of saying; "in the things that you are caught in the act of". When you bow to the Antichrist, thinking it is the true Christ, you are caught in the act of the worst abomination. By the end of the last day, there will be no doubt in your mind which one is the True Christ, and then you will have no doubt as to who the True Christ is and who the fake christ was.
The sweet and tender Lord of today that beckons your love, and offers you His kingdom, to be joint heirs with Him, on that day it is all business. Their is no mercy, nor pity but only judgment on those that world not study to prepare themselves.
Ezekiel 7:10 "Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded."
When Jesus Christ returns, we are told in Revelation 19:15; "And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."
The rod has budded and it is now time to pass the sheep under the rod, one by one, and He will separate the flock of the Master [Jesus Christ's] from the abominable ones, of Satan's flock. It is your choice now. There is no one to blame but yourself.
However for us that have the eyes to see and are God's watchmen, we are to pray that we have planted the seeds of truth in the minds that He has made available to each of us, that their blood will not be on our hands. Any person that comes to us, asking why we do not go whoring after the Antichrist, as they have done, and we do not share our answer with them, we become responsible for them.
Ezekiel 7:11 "Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them."
There will be no false christ, the Antichrist on that first day, for Christ has thrown him in the pit. Their will be no idols, false religions, of any of the things that you have allowed to come between you and Jesus Christ. There will be no person that does not understand exactly what they have done, and who the True Christ is. In fact, every knee and head will bow to the true Christ. They shall all know that the Lord is God.
There will also be no violence, because their will be no violence left in them, and the devil, and his evil ones will all be gone to a place of holding for their judgment. Do you get it? When Jesus Christ passes all the sheep of this world under his rod [of judgment] there will be a separation. Those found to be a detriment, and defiant will be cast into a place of holding until after the millennium age, while those who were duped in ignorance to follow the true christ will remain for the thousand years of teaching and discipline. Then cometh the judgment.
The only blame for those that have fallen for the Antichrist in ignorance, are the persons themselves. They will be crying in shame and praying that the mountains will fall on them, Some of them will get as they are crying for, for some will be blotted out of the book of life at this time, and it will be as though they had never existed.
However, for those that are sealed it is not a time of sorrow, but a time of real joy. The rewards given, and it will be a time for the business of teaching and judging those that did not receive their immortal bodies. Friend, it is time to stand up, and get the job done that is required of us now, for that time is coming to a close.
Ezekiel 7:12 "The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller morn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof."
The seller is the one giving out the gospel, while the buyer is the one hearing the gospel. The time is now when the buyer can take the gospel and make it his [hers]. However the time is coming when the buyer, or those unsaved will not be able to understand it when the gospel is offered, for God will close their minds. That time is very close to us today.
Ezekiel 7:13 "For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life."
The gospel today is offered to every living human being. There is time now to preach, and teach. This is referring to a time when there will be no teaching of God's word, for the people of this world's minds will be shut. There will be no vision that can touch their eyes, and what ever they receive form this world will not strengthen them.
What God is saying is that on that first day of the Millennium age, the last day of this age, what ever you hold dear and important, simply will not matter. For all the things of this world, both physical and religious will vanish, and be forgotten. The only thing that will be important is your very existence, and your relationship to God.
What are you investing in these days with your time and worldly goods? The time is coming when it will be painful to pass under that rod of Christ's, and judged for the intent of your heart, and actions. On this final day, all the wealth of this world will be worthless, and the sins of this world will offer no strength.
Ezekiel 7:14 "They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for My wrath is upon all the multitude thereof."
Ezekiel 38 and 39 tells us of all the preparation taking place that is getting the world ready for the two main battles that shall take place. These are the "battle of Armageddon", with the Antichrist and his world forces combining to stand against God, and the "Battle of Hammon-gog" which is the Russians and their allies moving against the Christian nations, which have disarmed themselves and are defenseless. They have followed the false peace offered by the Antichrist and world religious system. These armies are in place, and the trumpet has sounded for the battle to start.
It is the last day of this age, and another trumpet has also sounded, and that is the seventh trumpet, god trumpet to move into action, and when He moves, all the other forces in the world are eliminated. There is no battle, for all the things necessary for battle are destroyed in moments. Even with a multitude of missiles filling the sky heading for our heartland, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, it is all over, FINISHED. there is no battle, and they will all know our Lord is God.
Ezekiel 7:15 "The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him."
Do you remember that iron pan of Ezekiel 4:3, that we were told to put between us and that city, Jerusalem? We are to watch the sword that is unsheathed in it. The sword is the words of peace that are coming from it. Watch the famine, the famine for the truth of God's holy word being gone from it. The pestilence is the Kenite people that have taken it over, the bad figs of the end times spoken of by Jeremiah 24. and they will lead the world into a false peace, and set the stage for the Antichrist which is to come. They know that a political order can never rule the earth, and what is done to create the idea that it is possible is a deception, a lie, and all those that believe it will be deceived by them.
We are told in Revelation 1:16; "And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." The word of God is Christ's sword, and that word is what shall destroy this earth age, and all the evil rudiments within it. The famine in the end times, according to Amos 8:11; "Behold, the day 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." In that day, there will be many things said, but they just will not line up with what God's word teaches.
Friend, this is a warning to each of us. Watch Jerusalem, and the people running it, what they are saying, and pay attention to the lack of truth that the leaders there saying. Peace will never come to Jerusalem until our Lord comes and establishes it. There will be a false peace during the time of Antichrist, however Russia will still be a power, sickness will be on the earth, and you will be in your flesh body; so that one calling himself the Christ, simply cannot be the Christ, but the Antichrist.
Ezekiel 7:16 "But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity."
In the original text, it says that even if there are ones that do escape, which they won't, they will still be morning for their own sins.
Ezekiel 7:17 "All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water."
The strength that gives the world a backbone is Satan and his false hopes; his promises of lies and deceitfulness. That will all be gone on the day of the Lord's coming, and this leaves them with no strength, they will be like a bunch of whimpering puppies. The only strength at this time, and for eternity will be that which Christ puts into His own.
The only strength that we can ever count on is what we have in God.
Ezekiel 7:18 "They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads."
On this last day of this earth age and the sounding of the seventh trumpet, all of mankind will cry out in extreme shame. They will cry for forgiveness, and plead to be forgiven for what they have done, but it is to late for forgiveness, it is time to be judged.
Think of all those little old people that have spent their entire life sitting in the pew of their churches, year after year, and not being taught the Word of God, but fairy tales. Then when the Antichrist comes, they in ignorance worship Satan, thinking he is the true Christ, and in ignorance commit the abomination addressed to in this chapter. Can you now see the shame that will be upon them, as they cry out in horror, as they see what they have done.
That pastor that led them to Antichrist, through their evil rapture doctrine, and told this dear soul that Satan was the true Christ will answer for not only his own sins and abominations, but for every soul that he led to the Antichrist, their blood will also be on his hands. The reverend just never got around to the serious points of the Bible that alert us to the dangers at hand, but thank God for the few pastors that do. Many of these dear Christian souls are being misled by the church itself.
Ezekiel 7:19 "They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity."
At this time they will all know that all their earthly treasurers are worthless on this "day of the Lord. This term; "the wrath of the lord" refers to only one day, and that is the last day of this earth age. Don't let anyone tell you that this refers to the day that Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylon army destroyed Jerusalem, for this can apply only to the end of this earth age.
On this day, we are told by Paul in I Corinthians 15:50-52 that we will all be changed, in the twinkling [wink] of an eye, and at the seventh and last trumpet, "we shall all be changed" and put on our incorruptible bodies. Friend, it is then the physical body will be destroyed and all that is left is your soul. When you have bowed to Satan the Antichrist in this physical body, your soul cannot be satisfied until you are judged following the Millennium age, by your works only. That is the "stumblingblock of their iniquity", not knowing the true Christ from the false one, and not waiting to be part of the bride of Christ.
On that day the church will actually become a stumbling block to the Christians, for it will be in the control of Satan, and his offspring, the Kenites, and they will lead those within it, to the Antichrist. If you don't check out the reverend, and what he is saying, but follow him blindly, then you have no excuse. For God placed a Bible in your hands to prepare you, and that word is your armor for the latter days.
Ezekiel 7:20 "As for the beauty of His ornament, He set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them."
The Temple of God is a beautiful thing, it is put together by the Holy Spirit, and interwoven with the faith of each of the believers of Christ. There are many members to this Temple, and that Temple is God's Ornament, that will sit in His majesty.
However, the Church has allow the Kenites, the offspring of Satan through Eve, to infiltrate into their midst, and draw them away for God's word. They are yielding to the fairy tales, and traditions that have become the abominations and detestable things that the Church holds dear, even to a greater reverence then the Bible itself. In the later days, God's True Temple will not be anywhere near these churches of abominations.
Ezekiel 7:21 "And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it."
In that day, when the One World System, or religious order is in place, these church houses that have allowed these strangers, the Kenites to plant their teachings of traditions within them, God will even turn them over to Satan, so the wicked [Kenites] can pollute them, and they will become part of the world system. The churches will come into bondage to the Kenites, those that say they are Christians, or Jews, but are not. They lie, and are of the synagogue of Satan. [Revelation 2:9; 3:9]
Ezekiel 7:22 "My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute My secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it."
The robbers are the Kenites, that will invade and pollute God's holy place, and most Christians, including pastors, don't even know what a Kenite is, not alone what they teach, so how can they ever have enough sense to protect themselves from them. They will turn the holy things, your churches, the tithe, and more important, the teachings of God into pollution, and defile all parts of what God holds dear. It is a sad state of affairs what is happening in the church houses today.
Ezekiel 7:23 "Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence."
God considers anyone or thing that causes one of His own to worship anything other then Him, a abomination, and a violence. Killing and destroying someone's soul is far worse that killing their physical body.
Ezekiel 7:24 "Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled."
The very "worst of the heathen" are the sexual orgies that are coming from the traditions of the ancient Ishtar worship, and the church are brings that into their houses of worship and placing it over Jesus Christ's crucifixion on the cross. This is done in the form of what they call "Ester" [from Ishtar}. God's time that He required us to remember is "Passover", yet in most churches, this very word is foreign to most.
The most defiled state that God's Temple will ever be in, is when the Antichrist will stand in that Temple in Jerusalem, and declare himself to be God. Most churchmen will believe it, and when Satan, the Antichrist, stands there and murders the two witnesses of God, they will actually believe Satan will have done a good thing. Friend, the smiles and joy they will have over the victory of the Antichrist, when he kills the Witnesses, will be very short lived, for three and a half days later, life will come into them, and they will rise. This will be the end of this earth age, for the trumpet shall sound.
Ezekiel 7:25 "Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none."
This has already started, the entire world is crying for peace, they are claiming peace, when there is none, and what peace their is, is only a holding pattern for the destruction that follows it. This false sense of peace started many years ago, in the political instrument we call the United Nations. We are not to try to stop it, but it is our bench mark to point to in the rapid course of events that will follow, and the prophecies of the end time will come about very quickly now.
You would be interfering in God's will, to fight against the system taking place, for what is happening is as prophesied by God's prophets, and at God's appointed time this whole world wide political system will cease to function. This is the mortal wound of the first beast of Revelation 13:3. "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast."
This one world political system will fall apart, and out of its destruction will arise a religious beast, the world wide system of a religious order, that Satan himself will come to earth to rule over as the Antichrist. It is this quest for peace, when there is none, that is forcing mankind to seek for a religious experience that politics, and confrontation simply cannot satisfy.
Ezekiel 7:26 "Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients."
Remember this is a study and instruction from God about the last days. After they have tried everything, and the mischief and rumors continue to fly, they will try to seek wisdom from God's word, however it will be to late. At that time, even the ministers of the church system will not be able to understand the words of the ancient prophets. Why, God's word is now being altered to the point where the true meanings are being eliminated. They are being made to conform to the political correctness of the world, thus they are being made void. Friend, this is being done now, and at the rate of things happening, and the fact that all denominations now are members of the World council of Churches, this will be fact in a matter of months.
With these new bibles out, and all the traditional thought being now injected into the minds of not only the Christian lay person, but also the clergy, the law, which is to say the Bible teachings, will not exist, except in the minds of God's elect.
It is high time that you learn who you are saved by, and from what you are saved from. Do you know the living God, and the Truth of His word, or are you going through a routine, and playing church. Most churches today are becoming little more then a social event, to have somewhere to go to fill their time.
The rumor upon rumor, and mischief upon mischief is even happening within the houses of God, and God is warning you here to wake up, He is going to let the churches defile themselves. It is no secret what is happening in the church houses, for God is withdrawing Himself from them, and that is why they will in fact become the stumbling block of the final days. It is time for you to dig out your own knowledge of God, and that can only come from His word.
Ezekiel 7:27 "The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the Lord."
This desolation and trouble is on us now. God will allow it even in the churches, that it be done the worlds way; do it to your brother before he does it to you. The rumors and the mischief are common even between Christians, and within the churches, and it is that way because God's people have turned their backs on God and allowed abominations to enter into themselves.
When the judgments come upon them, there will be no doubt why, for on that first day of the millennium all will know that the Lord is God, and there will be no abominable things, and ideas to cloud their minds. All will know that the Lord is God.
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