Where the last chapter was one of the shorter ones, this chapter 16 is one of the longer and in it Father writes about His love and His disappointment for this city of David, Jerusalem. He likens this city, whose beginning is much like a young, maturing woman, as a city who eventually turns herself into a spiritual, symbolical whore.
If Father’s Word ever gets too graphic for you, maybe you just don’t understand the underwritten symbology, because it ALWAYS represents us as humans, and the way we live and how we turn away from Him and sell our own souls for the price of a worldly idol.
Regardless, Jerusalem remains Father’s most favorite place on earth. It will be the place where Satan will present himself as the true messiah, and after our lives are over, after the Millennium is over, and after the Judgment is over, a new Jerusalem will descend from heaven and it will be the center point of all that happens during the eternity.
Nothing of what has happened since Father's decision to bring us all into this new and different heaven/earth age will be forgotten, except for our sins, of course. The bible will still be with us, the prophets, the law, all will be brought forward with us. Father likes heritage and not one single second will be removed or forgotten during either the Millennium nor the eternity.
During the Millennium, the Millennial Temple will be in Jerusalem, this is where His throne will be set up, and during the eternity, there will be no temple but the Triune will occupy His throne in the center of the "new" Jerusalem, a city more beautiful than human words can describe.
Jerusalem is very important to our Father.
Why? Of all the beautiful places on this earth, why would He pick that area of the world? It’s dry, there’s very little vegetation, it’s mostly desert, it’s extremely hot during the summer, there are very few trees. I don't know but I'm sure it will be revealed to us after we change over to the spiritual realm.
And, although it may be unrelated, a thought just popped into my mind so I’m going to share it with you…one of the privileges afforded to all of us, whether we be in a spiritual body or a flesh body, has been our God-given right to free will.
We are not robots, or machines, controlled by our Father, but created entities, capable of making our own minds up on just about anything. His Election being an exception to that rule, although even they have a right to deny our Father’s wishes and take a road of our own choosing.
These of the Election proved themselves in the world that was, they justified themselves to the point that they really didn’t HAVE to come through the womb of a woman, but Father’s Plan, being just and fair for all, provided that they would come through this life also, and He can, therefore, use them in special circumstances, to fulfill parts of His overall Plan.
Free will is what allowed Satan, in the age that was, to decide to sit on the Mercy Seat himself and take control of heaven. Free will is what allows each individual in this life to decide who they would love more, Satan or our Father.
We will also have free will in the eternity. What would stop someone from using that free will and decide, as Satan did in the past, to take control of the eternity? To attempt to dethrone our Father once again, as Satan once did?
And if that indeed did happen, would Father create ANOTHER age, similar to this one, in which we would be tested a second time? Something to think about, isn’t it? Jealousy can be a very powerful emotion.
The original name of Jerusalem was Jebus and was so named because a tribe of people known as the Jebusites settled there. It was in the land of Canaan, which was the land promised to the twelve Tribes. It was occupied by the offspring of the fallen angels and therefore Satan occupied that area before Father’s children.
Although Father told the children that He would protect them as they took possession of that area, killed the Perizzites, Jebusites and other satanic tribes that lived there, they didn’t believe Him and thus Father’s decision to have them wander in the wilderness for the length of time that it took for the generation that made that decision to die off.
I know that's a coarse description but it tells the truth like it is, without being whitewashed by the words of men.
Alright, chapter 16 and verse 1. Let me remind you that Father gets pretty graphic with some of His descriptions but those are the Words that He used and those will be the Words that we will read and understand. He knows these flesh and blood bodies quite well and He knows how we think and what turns us on, or off, so His descriptive wording should really hit home with all of us.
Ezekiel 16:1 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Father speaks to Ezekiel….
Ezekiel 16:2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
Ezekiel, point out to them their sins and shortcomings to them. Their abominations.
Ezekiel 16:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
The Amorites and the Hittites were the two larger groups that made up the Canaanites. Which, of course, was the land of Canaan, which was the promised land. This land was filled with the offspring of the fallen angels, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Amorites and the Hittites and the Jebusites, to name just a few of the tribes.
The Jebusites would form or make up this city originally and it was called Jebus.
Ezekiel 16:4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
You weren’t cleaned at all, Father says, you were a mess. Of course, not being a human child, the cord was not cut nor salted, nor was she washed, nor was she wrapped in a blanket.
Ezekiel 16:5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
She was cast out in the desert and nobody could care less. The Jebusites formed her and lived there, heathen practices were done there and there was nothing clean about her.
Ezekiel 16:6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
When Father passed by this city, she was bloody, from what the people were doing there. But Father said to her….live. Even in all her uncleanliness.
Remember, Father is talking about this city as the birth of an unclean child and He took pity on her and caused her “soul” to come forth. I’m sure that you’ve heard people speak of a city, as New York City, as having life or being alive, because of the people that make her up. The same thing applies here. She was unclean because of the sins of the Jebusites that lived there.
Ezekiel 16:7 I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
The city is prospering and growing. Again, comparing this city to a young woman who has grown from childhood into a young woman. Her breasts are developing, and she has grown pubic hair where before she was naked and bare.
If any of this is embarrassing you, then go to another chapter but remember this: don’t ever get too goody, goody for our Father’s Word. This is Father speaking and these are His Words. He uses these comparisons because as human beings we can relate to a child who then grows into a young woman who has developed in specific places. She has matured.
Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest mine.
And I spread my skirt over thee. This is a Hebraism that means that Father married her and that covenant was an eternal covenant. Remember Ruth and Boaz, as he placed his skirt over her and took her to wife.
Ref: Ruth 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bare a son. KJV
And it’s fitting that I chose Ruth and Boaz because through this marriage would come king David, whom the city is named after…the city of David.
Ref: Ruth 4:17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David. KJV
And that covenant still exists even today. That’s why Israel and her leaders, currently Benjamin Netanyahu, will never willingly give up even a part of that city to the Muslims or Palestinians.
That city will never be split in two nor will the Muslims ever call the Eastern half of that city their capitol. Father gave that city to His people, it was an eternal covenant, and they will fight to the death to keep her. Even we call physical objects by pronouns like he or she.
It’s difficult for the Jews to worship on Mount Moriah, where the old foundations of the first two Temples sat, because it’s under control of the Muslims and they have the upper hand because of the Dome of the Rock being situated there.
Ezekiel 16:9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.
He has made this city His. And she will be His forever.
For those that think that this is quite strange, Father loving a city, a group of objects, if you would, then consider this…He was born in the flesh in this area. He lived His life for thirty-three years here. He saved, healed and taught here. And most of all, He was crucified and died here, taking on the sins of billions and billions of souls.
This city will be His seat during the Millennium. A new Jerusalem will descend from heaven at the end of this time. We will spend the eternity going to and from this city for the feast days.
The rest of this age, the thousand years of the Millennium and the untold length of the eternity will be spent right here on earth, although the earth will change somewhat when the eternity begins, being reinstated back to the condition it was in in the first heaven/earth age.
His seat of power HAS to be somewhere, and He has chosen Jerusalem.
And the wise among us today know that this city, this area, is the barometer of spiritual prophesy and it would do a person well to keep abreast of any news that comes out of this area on a day to day basis. That’s why I personally think that President Trump, moving our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has tremendous spiritual connotations.
Not only to the Muslim nation but the Kenites in particular. It says to Satan….Jacob’s presence will be felt in this city. Jacob considers the Israeli people to be special. Jacob will stand with Israel.
If you don't understand why I use the term Jacob here, it comes from the time when Rebekah was pregnant with twin boys. Father said that within her womb would come two great nations. From history we can see that Esau would be Russia and Jacob would be the United States. The two most powerful countries on earth.
Ezekiel 16:10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.
The finer things of life that we appreciate and like to wear. A description that is familiar to us and one that we can relate to. You give your wife a very nice gift to show her how much you love her, so this description shows us the love of our Father for this place.
He doesn’t want us all to be poor, that is, we don’t have to live in a house with a dirt floor to show Him how much we love Him. You can be wealthy and STILL love Him and make it into heaven, as long as you make Him a central part of your life and make your money according to His laws.
The downside to being wealthy is that most often you have to do things that go against His laws and commandments. Lying and cheating being first and foremost. But that’s a generalization, you don’t have to do those things to be rich, in a lot of cases.
Ezekiel 16:11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
“But a woman should never wear jewelry.”
According to who? Father doesn’t think there’s much wrong with that.
I remember a time when we had moved up to North Carolina from Florida. After settling in to the new apartment we drove around this new town, looking for a church that we could attend. And we found a plain looking church, small, of the denomination that my wife was used to, her father being a minister and all, and, as was her usual habit, she put on her makeup and her jewelry and wore a dress whose hemline was in accordance with the styles of that time and one Sunday morning we opened the door of that church and walked in.
What we neglected to read on the sign out front was that it was a primitive church of a major denomination, who were vehemently against makeup, jewelry and hemlines above the ankles, and I’ve never seen so many mouths drop open at the same time as I did that morning, as they all looked at how my wife was dressed. We politely turned around, got in the car, and left, never to return.
Jewelry and makeup is fine as long as it’s not overdone. Be modest and conservative in things such as this.
Ezekiel 16:12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
During the time of David that city did indeed wear a crown. And it would be during this time that her name would be changed from Jebus to Jerusalem. What does that name actually mean in the Hebrew language?
✡ Jerusalem_OT:3389 Yeruwshalaim (yer-oo-shaw-lah'-im); rarely Yeruwshalayim (yer-oo- shaw-lah'-yim); a dual (in allusion to its two main hills [the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of OT:3390]); probably from (the passive participle of) OT:3384 and OT:7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine:
Pointing the way to the truth.
Ezekiel 16:13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
The kingdom of Israel and of Judah.
Ezekiel 16:14 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God.
Father dressed His wife quite nicely and word spread throughout the land, among even the heathen. Father made her beautiful in every way.
Ezekiel 16:15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
Now the people who reside in this beautiful city begin to change her looks because of how they live. Even today a city can be loved or hated because of how the people that live there act toward others. And because of her recognition, she begins to play the role of a harlot and I think that everyone knows what the meaning of the word fornications means, without my having to explain it. The people in it began to play the role of a whore.
Father had dressed her modestly and appropriately and she begins to change that look and to look like a streetwalker, someone that puts themselves up for sale. They became entrapped in their own self image.
Ezekiel 16:16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
Unbelievable, is what our Father is saying here. How could they go from being His bride, so to speak, to being a harlot, a streetwalker, a prostitute? They took all the good things that He had decked her with and used them for something that was against His intentions and His love.
Ezekiel 16:17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
You will notice the word my is used twice here, Father emphasizing that it was HIS gold and HIS silver, not theirs, that they wore. You should also note that the word men should be translated male, as in the male image of the Asherah. Do you remember what that was all about? Remember what they did when Moses was up on that mountain getting the Ten Commandments?
Here they melted down HIS gold and HIS silver and made an image of the male penis, the male appendage. You should also note that in the previous verse it mentions thy high places. That indicates grove worshiping and the shaping of trees into the image of a male penis as well.
Let me remind you not to get too uppity for Father’s Word. If He didn’t want you to know these things, He wouldn’t have had them written.
These male images have been carried down through the years, been reshaped, in some cases, and are now called sex toys, available at any adult store specializing in these types of things. You certainly will not hear this message preached on some Sunday morning or even on a Wednesday evening. But you’re going to read it here because it’s a part of His Word.
Like I said before, if He didn’t want you to know these things He wouldn’t have had them written.
Unlike most prostitutes, Jerusalem didn’t charge for her favors. In fact, in many instances, SHE paid her clients to participate in these activities.
I’ve pointed this out before and I’m going to do it again. Sex has played a very prominent role throughout Scripture, starting with Eve being seduced by Satan in the Garden to the fallen angels having sex with the daughters of Adam and producing Geber, to grove worshipping. Sexual idolatry.
The very act that was designed, by our Father, to repopulate this earth after the first heaven/earth age came to a close, now threatens to put the souls of humanity in a very dangerous place. And society today even encourages that type of behavior with the morning after pill, birth control devices and anything else designed to prevent a pregnancy. Let's have sex without the fear of having to raise a child.
We have continued the same practices that the Israelites performed throughout written Old Testament history and that makes us no better or worse than they were, so don’t judge them. Judge yourself.
Ezekiel 16:18 And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.
And coveredst them. They used the garments that He gave them to cover up the idols that they made, from the gold and silver that He gave them, with which to adorn themselves because He loved them that much.
Ezekiel 16:19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord God.
They offered these things for a sacrifice before these man-made devices.
It makes Him very angry when we, as humans and a part of HIS creation, think that we can put His blessings to better use than what He intended it to be used for in the first place.
He didn’t HAVE to create us, He didn’t HAVE to make allowances for us when we revolted and went against Him. When the war in heaven happened, in the first heaven/earth age, He could have killed each and every soul that He ever created and we would not have known a single thing about what happened. We would never have known that we even existed in the first place.
And 99.99 percent of what happened in that age is still withheld from us, hidden deep within our psyche somewhere, but He loved us enough that He recreated the surface of this planet and gave everyone a new beginning, regardless of what we did in the past.
And instead of picking up this holy Book and reading about what happened, finding out what it is that makes Him happy, understanding what it takes to get into the eternity and out of these dreadful bodies and back into the spiritual, we allow and follow other MEN AND WOMEN and listen to and believe what THEY have to say, what they have to write about, rather than finding out what it is that HE has to say.
You may remember that Father said that He would be their king but they rejected that idea and wanted a human being for their king, just like the heathen nations had. They wanted to fit in and be like the heathens.
Ref: 1st Samuel 8:4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,
Ref: 1st Samuel 8:5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
Ref: 1st Samuel 8:6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.
Ref: 1st Samuel 8:7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
Ref: 1st Samuel 8:8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
Ref: 1st Samuel 8:9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them. KJV
Father went on to explain how badly an earthly king would treat them but they rejected Him and chose an earthly man. How we like to reject Him and listen to our own words, make up our own holy days, establish traditions to lead our own selves into the hands of Satan instead of reading and following HIS Words
We are so close to the end of this age that you can almost reach out and touch it, so it is far, far too late for Father to start anew and when the whole world believes that Satan/Antichrist is the true messiah, it will be fitting that they ALL walk into the lake of fire and die a spiritual death, along with Satan and his angels.
Good bye and good riddance.
Just yesterday we had another school shooting in Texas, the 15th so far this year, and the souls that followed Satan back then continue to ravage the innocent of today. It’s not Islam, nor HAMAS, nor ISIS, but school children with minds covered with evil, and it will continue until He returns.
Ezekiel 16:20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,
They sacrifice their own children to the idols that they make. That THEY make. It wasn’t Father telling them to do this, it was their religious leaders telling them to do it. Someone had to be the leader of it all because the group, as a whole, probably couldn’t decide a single thing on their own.
Ref: Psalms 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
Ref: Psalms 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
Ref: Psalms 106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. KJV
Killed their own children and offered them to idols that they made with their own hands.
Ezekiel 16:21 That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?
To pass through the fire. That’s Molech worshiping. Molech was the fire god of the children of Ammon and the same god worshiped by the Moabites, although called Chemosh by them. The image of Molech was made out of brass and was hollow inside.
It had the face of a calf, with outstretched hands and arms of a man. A fire was built under the arms and hands and the infant placed thereon, being then burnt up by the fire. Usually this idol was placed outside the city of Jerusalem but near the garbage pit of Gehenna.
Father said that it never even crossed His mind to have His people do this to their children…
Ref: Jeremiah 32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. KJV
What a horrible thing to do to one of your own children, because of pagan worship, because of the leadership of some man, because they wanted to be like the heathen nations..
You know what, a lot of preachers try to keep their congregation in line by telling them that if they do this or do that, that they will end up in hell. Truth is, there currently is no place where a soul will burn today.
There is not a hell, there is no purgatory and the lake of fire will not come into existence until AFTER the great White Throne Judgment. Every occurrence of the word hell, in both the Old and New Testaments, means Gehenna, grave or sepulcher.
And it’s always a reference to the condition of one’s soul when covered with unrepentant sin. It’s a symbol of degradation. But these men of the cloth, highly educated as they are, no doubt understand that concept, but it's more important to get as many people in their church every Sunday morning and get their money, their tithe, than to try to save their immortal soul.
What a waste of human flesh, in a lot of cases. Leading Father’s children down a path that ends up worshipping the Antichrist. They will pay, and they will pay big time. They will be the first to enter into that lake of fire. And I hope it’s a long, slow walk, so they have time to consider all that they’ve lost.
Today, they are dead men walking and they don’t even know it.
Ezekiel 16:22 And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.
A castaway. A filthy mess. And Father cleaned her up, dressed her with the finer things of this world, and this is how she ends up. No better than a whore that works the street corner.
Ezekiel 16:23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord God;)
You will notice that the words (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord God;) are in parenthesis. This means that these words were not in the original manuscripts but were added in by the translators to make better sense of the verse.
Ezekiel 16:24 That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.
This eminent place is a brothel house, a whore house, a house of ill-repute. A church without Father’s Word taught in it, only the traditions of men, like the fly-away doctrine that Father spoke about in chapter 13. And not only that, they built one on every street corner.
Nobody had to go far to hear the words of men.
Ezekiel 16:25 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
At every head of the way means at every street intersection.
And hast made thy beauty to be abhorred. The way that she dressed and the amount of makeup she had on made her look gaudy.
And hast opened thy feet. You know what that means….she spread her legs to give the potential customers a view of her private parts. Any guy that’s ever been to a strip club knows exactly what this means.
Human nature never changes. This was written in 483 B.C., 2500 years ago and the same thing still happens today.
And multiplied thy whoredoms. She did it many times each night to anybody that came by.
Spiritually, since most churches don’t teach His Word precept on precept, book by book, they do things to bring people in, and the event that seems to have worked very well for hundreds of years is the age-old tent revival. Elmer Gantry was a movie that expounded on a particular preacher and tent revivals.
Any new idea was always welcomed. I read of one church that was going to laugh Satan right out of the building. People standing there with forced laughter coming out of their mouths. I never wondered why Satan was in that church because if God’s Word isn’t taught there, SOMEONE’S word must be and, of course, Satan likes churches like that.
Keep the good Book closed and laugh a lot. I’ll bet Satan got a real kick out of that idea. Heck, it might have been his idea in the first place. Can you imagine what a new Christian must think about a church that does that? They’re eager to learn as much as they can, as fast as they can, and this is what’s presented to them? I wouldn’t expect that person to come back any time soon unless they’re as sottish as the others.
Ezekiel 16:26 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
Great of flesh is a Hebrew idiom that means extremely lustful. If Father isn’t angry by now, He should be by adding the Egyptians to the mix.
Ezekiel 16:27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.
When Father stretches out His hand, action is sure to follow. Diminished thine ordinary food means to ration the food. No longer all you can eat but portion control. Not exactly a famine but close to it.
Delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee. Father is going to let Israel’s enemies have a go at them for a while and even the Philistines, who worshipped the fish god, Dagon, and had their own version of Astarte, were embarrassed by what they were doing. A heathen nation embarrassed by what the chosen people of God were doing. Imagine that.
Ezekiel 16:28 Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
Most of their sexual practices have become boring by now and they’ve gone to the Egyptians and now the Assyrians for new practices and techniques for sexual gratification.
Spiritually, they were bored with their latest idol or god. They were looking for new and interesting ways to fill up the church.
Ezekiel 16:29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith.
They even went into the land of the Chaldeans for new ideas. Chaldea was in Babylon, who would soon put them into captivity.
Ezekiel 16:30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord God, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;
How weak is thine heart. How filthy is your mind, better said. How much further, into the gutter, can the people of this city, go?
Ezekiel 16:31 In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
In that thou scornest hire. They liked what they were doing so much that they did it for free, they didn’t even charge for their services.
They even had these houses of ill-repute just down the street from the Temple. They were called Temple harlots or whores.
Ref: 2nd Kings 23:7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove. KJV
Why would the women weave a covering for the grove? Because they had put an Asherah, a carving of the male penis, right inside the Temple itself and at times they would cover it up.
Ezekiel 16:32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
As a wife, she would take no money, either from her husband nor from her lover when her husband was away.
"Well, these things only happened in the Old Testament."
Really? I read recently about a church out in Texas that was paying people ten dollars a head to attend their services. Paying people to come in and listen to speeches on the rapture. Sounds like Jerusalem to me and it's happening today.
Ezekiel 16:33 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
It’s standard practice for a John to pay for sexual services rendered but Jerusalem was paying her lovers, having multiple partners at one time.
Ezekiel 16:34 And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.
Other prostitutes see that Jerusalem is different from them in that she pays for sexual partners rather than the other way around.
Ezekiel 16:35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the Lord:
Finally, our Father begins to tell Jerusalem what the punishment will be for doing the things that she’s done.
What has been the message that He wants us to learn from all these verses about prostitution and whoring and giving oneself over to practices that He hates? He doesn’t want us to whore after Satan/Antichrist when the archangel Michael releases him onto this earth and he portrays himself as the true Jesus.
And it’s a sad state of affairs when someone can attend a church, seeking truth and knowledge, and they end up with lies and traditions of religious systems. And if a person doesn’t know that much about the bible to start with, the reason that they are going to a church, they will probably accept those lies as the truth.
And, yes, He might put the cloak of innocency over them and have them taught during the Millennium, but then again, they might go through their entire life believing a bunch of lies and that’s a terrible thing to do to a person.
It really astounds me that so many preachers teach the lies that they do. I mean, don’t they ever read the Scriptures for themselves? Of course they know the truth. They teach whatever the church fathers TELL them to teach. It's either that or lose your job and your pension. I know that from first-hand experience, from watching another family member.
They're trading a job for their own soul and being judged for leading so many other souls into the pits of hell.
There are many, many places, other than first and second Thessalonians, where you can find verses that discount the rapture theory. And through Ezekiel, Father says that He hates it when preachers teach His children to fly to save their souls.
And even if you stay with the books to the Thessalonians, the second letter that Paul sent to them really spells out exactly how things will go down. The apostasy and the man of sin standing in Jerusalem claiming to be the true Son of God, are two events that MUST happen before His return. Even a stupid person should be able to figure out that there is no mention of us going anywhere during that time of tribulation.
And studying and absorbing the words throughout the rest of the bible will bring joy and peace to one’s life but the lies of the fly-away and rapture doctrines will always be a burr under their saddle, it will always lurk in the back of their mind that something just doesn’t jive together, something just doesn’t quite fit. Your own soul and spirit will talk to you and put that doubt in your mind. And that only works if you stop and listen to that little voice that keeps popping up from time to time.
Sex is a trillion-dollar industry around the world. It is used to sell just about anything and everything. And like I said before…the very act that was supposed to make a man and a woman mate with each other, will take so many people into the lake of fire.
Marriage is the key ingredient, where sex is concerned, and just about any sexual act that two people, of the opposite sex, agreed to do, was alright with our Father. It was sanctioned by Him because He knew that sex would be pleasurable to both parties involved.
But sexual activity, without marriage, was taboo with Him. St. Paul darned near went his entire life without having sex with anybody and he admitted it. But he also said that many people could not go through life that way and that it was better to get married and enjoy it than to burn with desire and be uncomfortable all of your days..
Ref: 1st Corinthians 7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
Ref: 1st Corinthians 7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
Ref: 1st Corinthians 7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
Ref: 1st Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
Burn with sexual desire.
Ref: 1st Corinthians 7:10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: KJV
Some of these idiot preachers make young people think that it’s a sin unto a spiritual death if they even LOOK at a woman, much less with desire in their hearts. Without the attraction of a beautiful young woman or a handsome young man, there would be no propagation on this earth and Father’s plan of repopulating with human beings, whereas before, it was angels in spiritual bodies that inhabited this earth, would have fallen apart.
Looking at a young woman or young man is only a sin if you visualize sexual acts with him/her in your mind as you look at them. Looking with admiration is no sin at all.
Ezekiel 16:36 Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
You acted in filthy ways, your lovers saw your nakedness, you worshipped idols instead of Me and you spread the blood of your children over the outstretched arms and hands of Molech.
You went to churches that didn’t teach My Word, you believed their lies instead of reading and uncovering the truth of My Word, you relied on the rapture theory to take you out of the tribulation of the Antichrist when all you had to do is believe Me when I said that I would protect you.
You believed the words of men, and not Mine. You tell Me that you love Me and this is what you do?
Ezekiel 16:37 Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
He will take her lovers, the ones that she paid for, to bring about her destruction.
Ezekiel 16:38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.
You, personally, can escape His Judgment and His fury through repentance. You can clean up your record with Him at any time but you have to be sincere and you have to give a good effort to not commit those same sins over and over again. You can't have a sin forgiven if you know that you will commit the same sin tomorrow.
Father has a loving and forgiving heart and Christ told us that we should forgive others even if they sin against us 490 times a day. How much more would the blood of Christ do for you?
Ezekiel 16:39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
They’re going to go into captivity by the Chaldeans. He will take back all the things that He had bestowed on her, at least, what things she had left after giving many of them away to her lovers.
Father is the spiritual husband of Jerusalem, He has taken her to wife. And if we look down the road somewhat, there is a spiritual wedding going to take place when our Lord returns and He expects us to have waited for Him and not been found with spiritual child because we slept with Satan/Antichrist.
Ref: Mark 13:17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! KJV
He’s not talking about a real pregnancy here, so those women that might be pregnant when He returns, He’s not talking about them, He’s talking about those that have believed the lies of church systems, those who think that the first messiah that appears in Jerusalem is the true one.
Ezekiel 16:40 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.
And they shall stone thee with stones. Nebuchadnezzar and his armies will tear down her walls and take her captive. You can look at Israel today and see these armies poised and ready to go against her. HAMAS has convinced many that they can cross over the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel and take Israel and there are videos on the nightly news programs, of young men throwing rocks at the Israeli soldiers while they’re being shot at with automatic weapons.
Israel will not just give up and go away nor will Jerusalem be split into two cities, one half for the Jews and one half for the Muslims. What’s written in Ezekiel is happening right before your eyes today. The time is ripe for Michael to release Satan. How soon will it happen?
Ezekiel 16:41 And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.
Nobody will want her any more. She will be treated as she herself should have treated her enemies, as demanded by our Father, but instead she made agreements with them, she agreed to live side by side with them.
Ezekiel 16:42 So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.
This hasn’t happened as yet. And it won’t happen until the first day of the Millennium after we are all changed.
Ezekiel 16:43 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth,
You don’t remember what I did for you when you were covered with your own blood. The people don’t display any gratitude for what He has done for them.
but hast fretted me in all these things;
Made Him irritated and jealous with the way she was acting.
behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord God: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
He will not encourage this behavior by not passing judgment on her. He’s going to take away the power she has to continue these sins. How can that happen? Only during the Millennium.
Ezekiel 16:44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
It will happen from one generation to the next. The sins are not passed on but the way of life is, the love for living in that manner. The proverb is….it’s happened before and it’s happening again. Just take a look at the way people are living today.
The people of Jerusalem are types of what people are doing today. We’re supposed to learn from these types and not do the things that they did but human nature being what it is, the pleasures are difficult to walk away from.
Ezekiel 16:45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that lotheth her husband and her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which lothed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
Father is talking about Judah loathing Israel. Her sisters will be Sodom and Gomorrah and we all know why He destroyed them. Sexual wickedness. Homosexuality.
Ezekiel 16:46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
Samaria was the capitol of the Northern Kingdom, the house of Israel and the daughters of Sodom were the sister cities, Admah and Zeboim.
Ezekiel 16:47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.
Although Jerusalem didn’t do exactly the same sins as Sodom and Gomorrah, the sins that she DID commit were greater in abominations. Christ said at one point that if Sodom and Gomorrah had seen the sins that HE saw when He walked this earth, they would have repented and not been destroyed.
Ref: Luke 10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. KJV
Ezekiel 16:48 As I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.
Yes, these two cities were guilty of committing sodomy and still was not of the magnitude of the sins of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Sodom had more than she needed but lacked compassion.
Abundance of idleness. My mother used to say that idle hands are the devil’s workshop. He will creep into your mind when you sit around with nothing to do.
Ezekiel 16:50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me:
They made light of their sins, they thought it was funny.
therefore I took them away as I saw good.
His judgment fell as He thought it should.
Ezekiel 16:51 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done.
The sins of Jerusalem were greater than those of Samaria because they had received more from our Father than they. Those that receive more, more is expected of them.
Ezekiel 16:52 Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.
Be careful how you judge others because when you point fingers, one of them might just come back and point at you. Christ spoke about a beam in one’s eye….
Ref: Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Ref: Matthew 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? KJV
Do not get the idea that Father is justifying ANYONE for committing a sin but if you look at it on a sliding scale, the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, although abominable in themselves, were not as numerous or great as those of Jerusalem.
And perhaps I shouldn’t say this but Father loved Jerusalem and the occupants thereof more than He did of Sodom and Gomorrah and He showered more gifts on Jerusalem so the hurt that He felt was much greater.
Ezekiel 16:53 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them:
Here begins the promise of restoration. Regardless of how many sins are committed or to what greatness those sins might be, the grace of our Father will give them the opportunity to come back to Him.
And we have the same grace available to us even today. Yes, repentance is required but grace also heals.
Ezekiel 16:54 That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them.
That thou mayest bear thine own shame. Stand up and take responsibility for what you have done.
Ezekiel 16:55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate.
Returning to a former estate means that you return to the time and conditions before the sins were committed. You are restored. You are once again welcomed back by our Father.
Ezekiel 16:56 For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride,
Jerusalem did not mention Sodom or Gomorrah during the times of her sin because if she did, she should be held accountable because they knew what punishment Father brought down on them. They should have taken heed to what Father did there but they did not, thus, Jerusalem never mentioned their name.
Ezekiel 16:57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about.
It is thought by many that the word Syria is a copyist error and should have been translated as Adam instead.
Ezekiel 16:58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the Lord.
And they will be punished for it.
Ezekiel 16:59 For thus saith the Lord God; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
Father will punish them according to the magnitude of their sins. And it was THEY that broke the covenant, not our Father.
Ezekiel 16:60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
As a fair judge, He will remember how He felt about Jerusalem when He decides what the punishment should be. And you should take note that the covenant made by Him was with the CITY itself and not the people.
An everlasting covenant. This shows His love for this city and reinforces the fact that this is His most favorite place on earth. It doesn't matter what the Palestinians think, or the Muslims or Islam, it matters what our Father thinks.
Ezekiel 16:61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant.
Being ashamed of your sins is the first step towards forgiveness and redemption, through His grace.
Ezekiel 16:62 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord:
It doesn’t matter what happens in this city today, that covenant that Father made with this place is forever, and that includes today. The Palestinians and the Muslims may want control of half of this city but in the end, Father’s covenant will prevail and it will do so before the eternal city comes down from heaven.
Ezekiel 16:63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God. KJV
When the Millennium is over and that eternal city comes into being, the past will be forgotten and all shame will be taken away.
I remind you again, to keep your eye on the Middle East. There are events happening there that have never happened before in history, with more to come in the near future.
This city is Father’s most favorite place on earth and it would do humanity well not to mess around with her. I personally think that it is an insult for the nation of Islam to have built their shrine on the very foundation of both Temples but knowing that Satan/Antichrist will stand in that building, claiming to be the son of God, maybe it was a part of His plan from the beginning.
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