After many prophesies concerning the Ammonites, Tyrians, and Egyptians, in previous chapters, Father now directs Ezekiel to prophesy to His own people….the Israelites.
Somewhere around the 21st verse we will see what could be a time discrepancy but knowing that Fathers’ Word is always true, we’ll figure that discrepancy out.
Ezekiel 33:1 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Father continues to refer to Ezekiel as Son of man.
Ezekiel 33:2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
A sword always means judgment, when He brings the judgment upon the land, in other words. Father is saying that the judgment is coming, no doubt about it, but before it does Ezekiel is to tell the people to choose one man and set him on the furthest part of the land, their furthest border, and he is to be a watchman.
What does a watchman do? He WATCHES for something or someone to come, and in this case, it’s the judgment.
Ezekiel 33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
Apparently, the destruction will begin on the land the furthest way out from Jerusalem and will work its way across the land, which means that the watchman should be able to see it coming BEFORE it gets to Jerusalem and can, therefore, blow a trumpet to warn those in Jerusalem.
This destruction will be in the form of king Nebuchadnezzar’s’ army. In previous chapters, Father has already linked ‘ole Neb with the sword of destruction.
If you are tuned into what’s going on in the world today and in this country, you should be able to see Satan’s army working already, even at a fever pitch. One-worldism has already been established around the world and socialism cries out daily in this country.
These new senators that we have, the freshmen senators, seem to be leading the charge while the old guard of the left sits around scratching their butts while trying to figure out how to take back their control from these newbies. Let me also point out that two of these new senators are of the Muslim religion and are already making negative comments, anti-Semitic comments, about Israel and Jerusalem.
It’s been estimated that this New Green Deal will cost over 100 TRILLION dollars over a ten-year period. It plans to make every building in America energy efficient. Every building in America. And, of course, every politician that’s running for president in 2020 also agrees with this new deal. It’s like if one jumps off the bridge that the others will follow just to show that they’re all on equal ground.
If socialism takes this country over, and it will and then throw in the changes to ObamaCare to a one-payer system, the government, we will all become unwitting pawns of the federal government
Things are happening in our government and it’s hard to overlook it. The hatred for President Trump grows daily which only reinforces my belief that Father placed him there in the Oval Office for a good reason.
Ezekiel 33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
It is the duty of the watchman to warn the people when he sees danger approaching and after hearing the warning, if the people don’t take heed to it, then if they die during the judgment, their blood will be on their own heads, not the head of the Watchman. He did his part by warning them.
Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
On the other hand, those that heed the warning will miss the judgment and save their own soul.
And so it is today. Every preacher in this country, regardless of their affiliation, should be warning the people that Satan, in his role as the Antichrist, is coming SOON and if they don’t warn the people of this event, then those that are judged and sent to the Lake of Fire, their blood will be on the head of each preacher that did not send the warning.
That’s exactly what our Father said in the last two verses. It’s a serious thing not to warn the people of impending spiritual danger and if some of these preachers DON’T KNOW that the Antichrist is coming soon, then they should shut up and go roof houses or spread asphalt or something. They’re not fit to be behind that pulpit.
And, of course, this is one of Satan’s greatest tools. Preachers that spread lies, religious traditions, instead of the truth of Father’s Word.
Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
And if these preachers do not blow the trumpet, if they keep the truth to themselves because they might get fired and lose their pensions, and if ANY person dies with sin on their soul, their blood will fall on the preacher and he will be responsible for their souls. In a word, iniquity means sin of any kind.
But his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. The one that didn’t take heed of the warning, he will die with sin on his soul, but the watchman will also be judged for not warning them. Two will be affected instead of just one. This is very serious stuff and some of these preachers are more concerned with how they look and how many flowers there are on the stage or platform.
If someone sees that you might be a Christian and they ask you something about the Bible and you either cannot answer because you don’t know, or you just ignore them with some quick comment and go on your way, you might be liable for judgment.
The solution is to tell them that you don’t know but you’ll look it up and get back to them. And then do it.
This is the reason that our Lord gave the people parables. In most cases, He would use a situation in life that they could relate to, point out what went wrong and then deliver a warning. Some got it, some didn’t.
Ezekiel 33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
Father has made Ezekiel His watchman and therefore we have the book of Ezekiel and all the prophesies contained therein. His Words, His prophecies. Ezekiel is just the mouthpiece. The one that blows the trumpet. And he HAS blown that trumpet.
Did you get the warning? Did you even know that a warning was forthcoming? If not, you can’t blame the preacher for that, you should have read the Book for yourself.
Ignorance of civil law is no excuse because if you break it, you’ll go to jail. Same thing with our Father. The book was there, you just decided not to take the time to read it. Every human being is born with the inherent awareness that there is something greater than we are.
Even the natives on the most remote island on planet earth worship SOMETHING. It might be the sun or the moon or a frog. But they KNOW that there is something much greater.
It’s my belief that that understanding comes from our spirit, which was in the presence of our Father before we put on this earthly body. We may not be allowed to remember what we did in the age that was, but the awareness of it all carries through in this life.
You cannot stand before Him and say that you didn’t know that He even existed. You did know. You felt it.
Ezekiel 33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Thou shalt surely die. That would be spiritual death.
BUT, if you don’t warn the nation of Israel, Ezekiel, and they die with sin covering their soul, their blood will be on your head. The same thing applies today. If you have an opportunity to answer a question and do not, if you feel compelled to speak of the Lord to someone and you do not, this could be very dangerous. Spiritually.
Ezekiel 33:9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
But, if Ezekiel DOES warn them, and they continue to live in their sin, then Ezekiel will not be held accountable.
Ezekiel 33:10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
How should we then live? To live spiritually. But, while in the flesh, if you sin and you are aware of it and you live without repenting, not only will you not be happy and content in this earthly body, but you will not attain eternity in your spiritual body.
Let me remind you, again, as to who the house of Israel is. This house are the ten Tribes that went north of Jerusalem and began living there. They made Samaria their capital city. Then Father dispersed them over the Caucasus Mountains and they migrated into eastern and western Europe, eventually making it to the British Isles and then Canada and America.
We, today, at least some of us, are possibly descended from those peoples but that DOES NOT make us Jews. Now, the house of Judah contains the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin and only Judah can consider themselves to be Jews. The others are Hebrews.
Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
When Father speaks the words..as I live…He’s making a statement that is true and can never change. He is absolutely dead serious. He is saying that He takes no pleasure in seeing a wicked soul walk into the Lake of Fire, He wishes that all the souls that He created would go into the eternity.
And the death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross is what affords us the opportunity to have forgiveness of our sins. Now, some might say....
“Well, what about all those people that died before Christ was crucified?”
Our Lord went to all those souls during the time in the tomb, after the crucifixion, and the three days in the tomb and gave them the same opportunity of salvation as you and I have today. He is fair, He left no one out.
Turn ye from your evil ways. Stop sinning and repent, start living your life differently and you will have salvation. That’s what this chapter is all about. Salvation.
Ezekiel 33:12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
The righteousness of the righteous. Righteousness means your righteous acts. You may be kind to people, you may visit the sick, you may donate to a charity or spend time with children in an orphanage….that’s all well and good, but it will NOT take away sin. No more than blood sacrifices in the Old Testament removed or forgave sin. It WILL be something that you can take with you to heaven because those righteous acts make up the “fibers” that will be “woven” into a white robe that you will wear.
✡ Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
✡ Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. KJV
The righteous acts of the wicked will not do them any good either if their soul is covered with sin and they continue to live that way.
Ezekiel 33:13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
If Father says to the righteous that they shall surely live and if they think that their righteous acts will override their sins, then they are wrong. Their righteous acts will not be taken into account and their unforgiven sins will take them to the Lake of Fire. Possibly.
Ezekiel 33:14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
Father is making a comparison here…if He says to the wicked that they shall surely die a spiritual death and they change their ways and do what is right then they will live a spiritual life in the eternity.
Ezekiel 33:15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
What’s being stated here is that you and I can do nothing to get ourselves into the eternity in a spiritual body BUT living a life that is comparably free of iniquity, sin, we will have a better shot at it and all our righteous acts will be remembered. We will take them with us when we stand in Judgment…
✡ Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. KJV
Restore the pledge. Means that one has wrongly taken away the security for a debt or a loan.
Give again that he had robbed. Restore what was wrongfully stolen from someone.
And walk in the Commandments of God, without sinning, and eternal life will be available once again.
Ezekiel 33:16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
Once you have repented, your sins are not only forgiven but they are not remembered by Father any longer. And if you keep your eyes on the straight and narrow you will go into the eternity.
✡ Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. KJV
Ezekiel 33:17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
It’s the ways of the people that are not equal, not the Lords’. The way of the Lord is always equal and fair. Religious systems sit around and make up laws to suit themselves, tell the people that it’s in the Word, and criticize them if they don’t follow them.
Churches love to pick on people that get divorced. The Catholics will excommunicate them even though the sacrament of marriage wasn’t instituted until the 12th century and not enforced until 300 years later. Some Baptist churches won’t even let you in the front door. Our Lord called them hypocrites.
There is only one sin that can never be forgiven and that is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and that sin cannot be committed until Satan, in his role as the Antichrist, brings Fathers’ Elect before his counsels and they don’t allow the Holy Spirit to speak through them. They try to speak their own words instead.
The act of premeditated murder has a caveat attached to it in that the soul of the one murdered will have a say in whether the soul of the murderer will attain salvation or not when they stand there on Judgment Day.
Father, HIMSELF, divorced the house of Israel because of their unrepented sins…
✡ Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. KJV
Let these self-righteous preachers mull that over for a while and let me nail this down real good…
✡ Divorce_OT:3748 keriythuwth (ker-ee-thooth'); from OT:3772; a cutting (of the matrimonial bond), i.e. divorce:
✡ Root Word_ OT:3772 karath (kaw-rath'); a primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e. make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces):
Ezekiel 33:18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
If one CONTINUES on the path of unrighteousness, if they die without having those sins removed through repentance, then they will die a spiritual death. I certainly don’t want to be seen as changing that verse but if someone turns away from our Father and goes after the things of the world, he probably won’t look for repentance anyway.
Ezekiel 33:19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
On the other hand, our Father says, turn from your wicked ways, repent, stay on the right track and see the eternity first hand.
Lest we forget, the subject here is that the false messiah is coming and Father is preparing us to be ready for that event and have the condition of our soul in order.
BUT, if you haven’t studied or been taught that the fake messiah comes FIRST, then you will be deceived and worship the wrong savior. Many so-called Christians want to be the first one taken and they also use this verse to substantiate their belief in the rapture…
✡ Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. KJV
“Well, surely that means that the first one taken is the rapture and the other one is left behind to deal with the tribulation and we sure want to be the first one taken.”
No, what it means is that the first one is deceived by the Antichrist and the other is left to keep working because there is still much work to be done before His return.
Ezekiel 33:20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
I will judge you every one after his ways. Father gets personal, here. He gets one on one. He will judge everyone by the sins that THEY have committed. Many people think that the sins of the father are passed down to the children and that simply is a lie.
✡ Jeremiah 31:29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
✡ Jeremiah 31:30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. KJV
And also in 2nd Kings..
✡ 2nd Kings 14:6 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin. KJV
And also in this book of Ezekiel..
✡ Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. KJV
Ezekiel 33:21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.
We’ve come to that verse that I mentioned at the beginning that might seem to be an error in time. The prophecies given to Ezekiel in the previous chapters were BEFORE this 12th year and were related to the captivity of Jeconiah. This date here is reckoned from the dates of the kings, in this instance, king Zedekiah.
That one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me. This was prophesied back in chapter 24…
✡ Ezekiel 24:26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears? KJV
There was only one person that escaped the carnage that was happening in Jerusalem and he was to run to Ezekiel, without delay, and give him the news.
The city is smitten. Spiritually it means that Satan, as the Antichrist, has come.
Ezekiel 33:22 Now the hand of the Lord was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb.
Why was Ezekiel dumb, why did his tongue cleave to the roof of his mouth? To understand this, we have to go back to chapter 3…
✡ Ezekiel 3:26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. KJV
Ezekiel has not been able to speak for the previous three years because Father had shut him up. Why? Because the people in Jerusalem wouldn’t have listened to him at that time anyway and now Father will open his mouth so that he can speak.
“Well, how did he get all these prophesies out to the people?”
By writing them down and then being delivered to the nations by messenger.
Ezekiel 33:23 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 33:24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
Those that return after the destruction and begin to rebuild and replant their crops are saying that Abraham was only one person and yet Father let him inherit all of the lands and we are many more than one, so we deserve the land much more than Abraham.
Who are the they in this verse? The house of Israel? No. The house of Judah? Yes, in part, but also the Babylonians. The house of Israel will scatter over many parts of the globe, but Judah and Benjamin will remain in the area.
In these times, Satan, as the king of Babylon, will stand in that city as well, showing himself to be Christ. He will come to the Mount of Olives first and then move over to the Dome of the Rock. He will stand there as the fake rock, not the true Rock.
And the followers of Satan will attempt to steal that birthright from Abraham and make the land their own.
Ezekiel 33:25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?
Ye eat with the blood. You kill your meat and don’t even bleed it before cooking it; you worship idols instead of Me and you kill my people and I’m going to let you inherit this land? This is Father speaking, if you didn’t figure that out by now.
There is no doubt that during that five-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist he will appear to have possession of the entire world because most of them will whore after him, thinking that he is the Christ.
His reign will be short-lived.
Ezekiel 33:26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?
Ye stand upon your sword. The diviners or soothsayers would lean against their sword as they mentally prepared themselves before they began their work.
Ye defile every one his neighbour's wife. Sodomy and adultery. Godless and vile people and you think that you will inherit My land? I don’t think so. Sodomy and adultery were so common back then that hardly anyone paid attention to it.
How does that happen today? We that love our Lord and our Father are going to have a wedding in heaven shortly, with us being the bride, and yet Satan/Antichrist will have his way with us and some won’t even protest against it.
Our Lord warned us about being with child when He returns and this fits in perfectly. Some will have spiritually gone to bed with Satan/Antichrist and spiritually will have his offspring within them.
✡ Matthew 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! KJV
When are those days? Today. Right now. If you believe in the rapture and the any-moment doctrine, that doctrine that Father warned us about in the book of Jeremiah, then you are already with child.
And you participate in your wedding with Satan by rolling eggs on the holiest day in Christianity, Passover (Easter), having sunrise services on that day with your back to the temple. Oh, that is so religious.
Ezekiel 33:27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.
You tell them this, Ezekiel….
As I live. This is Father swearing on Himself and whatever words are spoken after this are very serious indeed.
There’s going to be a cleansing, a cleaning out and those that whored after Satan will not be in the Millennium or in Paradise but will walk into the Lake of Fire along with their leader.
“Well, I didn’t know that he was a fake and he comes first.”
You should have, it’s all written down in this Book and you had a whole lifetime to read it and understand it.
Ezekiel 33:28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.
For I will lay the land most desolate. Everything that offends will be done away with, the rudiments will be gone for good. And there will be no more parties or dancing in the streets. The one-world system will be exposed and destroyed.
Ezekiel 33:29 Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.
Then shall they know that I am the Lord. That’s all that He wanted. Look around and see His creation and yet mankind is so self-centered and full of ego and pride in what THEY can do that they ignore His works and brag on theirs. And theirs is so pitiful compared to His.
Ezekiel 33:30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord.
This word against would be better translated as about thee.
They wanted to come and listen to Ezekiel. Whether they acted on what he said or not is another story but Ezekiel was a gifted teacher and he spoke the words given to him by the Holy Spirit. Does that remind you of anything? It should.
During the five-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist, His Election will be brought before his councils and they will speak only what is given to them from the Holy Spirit. Speaking anything else will be the unforgivable sin..
✡ Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. KJV
And before his councils…
✡ Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. KJV
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
They listen attentively but as soon as they go back home they continue living as before, taking nothing that Father had Ezekiel speak to heart. And what happens today? They sit there attentively, with pencil and paper in hand, listening to some preacher talk to them about the rapture and all that nonsense and they believe HIM!
They won’t believe our Father, but they’ll believe some man.
Ezekiel 33:32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
They’ve been so-called Christians all their lives and know nothing of the truth of His Word.
Ezekiel 33:33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them. KJV
The words that Ezekiel spoke are true even to this day.
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