The Book of Ezekiel

                 Chapter 26

Tyre and Zidon

 

     This chapter is going to be pretty straight forward. We’re going to find out what the sin was that Tyre committed, what will happen to them, who destroyed them and the effect on surrounding nations.

 

     Who is the king of Tyre? Satan is that king, spiritually speaking. So, keep this in the back of your mind as you see Father work with and destroy Tyre. He will destroy Satan in pretty much the same manner.

 

     Ezekiel 26:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

 

      The eleventh year of what? The captivity of Jehoiachin, of the House of Israel. There is no month given here and speculation on that month is a waste of time. But….let’s go to Jeremiah for a minute…

 

      Jeremiah 39:2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. KJV

 

     And also in chapter 52…

 

      Jeremiah 52:4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about.

 

     ✡ Jeremiah 52:5 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. KJV

 

     Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon at this time and Zedekiah was king of Judah. This chapter must refer to Jerusalem just after it was taken by Nebuchadnezzar.

 

     Ezekiel 26:2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:

 

     Let’s look at Tyrus for a moment…

 

     Tyrus_ OT:6864 tsor (tsore); from OT:6696; a stone (as if pressed hard or to a point); (by implication, of use) a knife:

 

     A stone or a rock. An appropriate name since these people lived on an island made out of rock. It was about one-half of a mile from the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, in the southern part of Lebanon today, and it had a rock wall that surrounded the entire island. On the side closest to the mainland, the wall reached a height of over 150 feet.

 

     When Alexander the Great decided to overtake these people, it seemed almost impossible to get through the wall, by ship, since it was an island. So, Alexander got his people together and they started to build an earthen ramp that would reach out to the island, thus allowing his foot soldiers to attack from a ground surface.

 

     The island was conquered and those that weren’t killed were taken away as slaves. 30,000, in fact.

 

     Now, one of Satan’s names is the king of Tyre or the prince of Tyre and when we get to chapters 28 and 32 of this book, Father will give us a lot of information on this subject, so I’ll leave it at that for now.

 

     You should also remember that Christ is our Rock and that Satan is the fake rock.

 

     ✡ 1st Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

 

     That cloud that guided them by night, through lightning flashes, and by day, as it could be seen with the naked eye and that sea is the Red Sea.

 

     ✡ 1st Corinthians 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

 

     ✡ 1st Corinthians 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

 

     That meat is the Torah and all of the other books that gave them knowledge of our Father.

 

     ✡ 1st Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. KJV

 

     The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

     Ezekiel 26:3 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

 

     Why was Father so upset with these peoples? Because they gloated in the fact that Jerusalem had been destroyed. This would seem a little out of the ordinary seeing that Jerusalem and the Israelite armies provided protection to the inhabitants of this small rock island.

 

     But then, the king of Tyre, Hiram, had money on his mind because without Jerusalem in the picture, he could do ALL the trading of corn, wine, oil, balsam and the other merchandise that passed from the ships that anchored in the harbor.

 

     So, really, this is a two-fold punishment by our Father on Tyrus and Jerusalem. Both will be destroyed by greed and earthly money.

 

     As the sea causeth his waves to come up. This island being bare rock, the people had to carry dirt and soil from the mainland and spread it over the rock so that they could eventually grow crops and such. But here Father says that He will use the waves to wash all that dirt off and leave it as a bare rock once again. That will be her punishment.

 

     And will cause many nations to come up against thee. The army of Alexander was composed of people from many different nations, so Father’s word remains true.

 

     Ezekiel 26:4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.

 

     Barren rock, as stated above. The people of Tyrus had visions of being very wealthy by trading with those on the mainland and those hopes have been destroyed.

 

     Ezekiel 26:5 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.

 

     Spreading of nets. It will be a great place for the fishermen to spread their nets to dry or repair them. Bare rock, no soil or dirt. Perfect.

 

     Ezekiel 26:6 And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that I am the Lord.

 

     The surrounding villages on the mainland will share in the punishment because they helped support it.

 

     And they shall know that I am the Lord. How many times has our Father had to PROVE that He is all-powerful to a bunch of numb-nut human beings who think that they’ve got it all figured out? If you don’t see Him as Creator and His Son as the Redeemer, then you don’t understand squat.

 

     I don’t care if you’ve made a billion dollars by playing the stock market, if you don’t understand who He is and what He can do to your immortal soul, then you are just some kind of dumb ass. (And I say that with love in my heart.)

 

     Ezekiel 26:7 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.

 

     Something that I want you to remember are the words from the north. Just tuck it away somewhere in your memory banks because this will come up many times in other prophecies. And when you read that, you’ll know who they are that come from the north.

 

     Father will use the Babylonians first (585 B.C.) and Alexander the Great later on (332 B.C.) Two hundred and fifty-three years later. Nebuchadnezzar would not be successful in conquering Tyrus, but Alexander would.

 

     Ezekiel 26:8 He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field: and he shall make a fort against thee, and cast a mount against thee, and lift up the buckler against thee.

 

     Father is promising that Nebuchadnezzar will do these things to the stronghold of Tyrus.

 

     Ezekiel 26:9 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers.

 

     These engines of war are the battering rams and the catapults that heave rocks and buckets of burning oil over the walls of the island.

 

     Ezekiel 26:10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.

 

     Now, how in the world could a chariot with wheels get to that island if the causeway made of dirt and sand, built by Alexander the Great, wouldn’t come to be for another 253 years?

 

     This prophecy was made TO Nebuchadnezzar but ultimately carried out by Alexander. The king of Tyrus had made a deal for protection and was not worried about being taken by Nebuchadnezzar.

 

     A side note here while I’m thinking about it…for all the damage that Father made Nebuchadnezzar do to His people, to chastise them for their disobedience to Him, ‘ole Neb would convert over and become a servant of God, ultimately. Let’s read Jeremiah…

 

     ✡ Jeremiah 27:6 And now have I given all these lands unto the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. KJV

 

     Father will use whomever He chooses to complete His overall Plan. Remember the Pharaoh when Moses and Aaron tried to convince him to release the children? How Father constantly made Pharaoh rebel against the demands of Moses and Aaron?

 

     How can Father do this, what about our free will? Here’s where His Election come into play. They were justified in the first heaven/earth age and therefore do not have to prove themselves in this one. Pretty simple, what?

 

     Ezekiel 26:11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.

 

     The prancing and dancing of so many horses breaking up the rocks used for pavement, turning the streets into miry mud.

 

     Their army will be no match for Him. Father will take them down.

 

     Ezekiel 26:12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.

 

     Who are they here? Alexander and Nebuchadnezzar. Thy pleasant houses are the houses of desire. The summer homes of the princes and chief magistrates, overlooking the sea.

 

     And make a prey of thy merchandise. All that stuff that they had accumulated to sell, the merchandise with which to make their money, will be destroyed. Pretty hard to sell to a customer when there is a war raging on just outside the business.

 

     The rest of the houses and homes of the normal people will be turned into rubble and dust. Nothing will be left that will amount to any value.

 

     The Antichrist, Satan, will promise to make everyone prosperous during his reign. Take a look around you today….the Kenites are the right hand of Satan and people like the Democrat Senators and Congressmen and women are his left hand.

 

     We are the country of Jacob, the wealthiest country on this earth, the freest country on this earth, and the Democrats are publicly announcing that they want socialism to govern this country. Socialism is Satanism, in a sense.

 

     It’s vile, it’s destructive. The Democrats are full of cancer called greed, envy, and power. And because they control the House for the next two years, they will pass many laws that will enable socialism to get a better foothold, and their leader is a freshman congresswoman with a big mouth that gets all the face-time on tv that she can handle.

 

     Pelosi will let her run her mouth as long as she keeps Pelosi’s agenda and the other Democrats of the House are surprisingly silent, even though many of them have years and years of seniority over her.

 

     We are currently not that much different than Tyrus.

 

     Ezekiel 26:13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.

 

     Nobody is going to be playing rock and roll music and dancing in the streets. Revelation 18:22 may have come to mind, foretelling what will be happening in OUR days of the end time….

 

    ✡  Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; KJV

 

     Verse 14.

 

     Ezekiel 26:14 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the Lord have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

 

     When Father is through with them the island will be nothing but barren rock, a place where fishermen spread their nets to dry and repair.

 

     This was written around 480 B.C., around 2500 years ago and if you look at that same area with Google Earth today, you will see that it is still in the same condition as it was back then. Father’s Word is true and cannot be changed by man.

 

     Think of the next verse in terms of the Kenites….

 

     Ezekiel 26:15 Thus saith the Lord God to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?

 

     Physically, the other powers and nations will tremble in fear when they understand that Tyrus has fallen, and if she can fall, maybe they are next.

 

     Who is it that falls in Revelation? The great city Babylon, which is representative of Satan and his followers. And when she fell all the business people wailed and cried because their businesses fell as well.

 

     Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. KJV

 

     What do we have in common, here, with Tyrus and Babylon? They’re both Satan. The examples given to us here in Ezekiel are to teach us what a “type” is and these two, Tyrus and Babylon, are “types” of Satan and what is to come.

 

     The corruption in our government is so widespread that they don’t even try to hide it today. And while the Democrats cry for socialism, they will sell their souls to the Antichrist when he promises to make them princes and kings in his system.

 

     They will be so eager to be a part of HIS government that they will cut their own throats to get in.

 

     Ezekiel 26:16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment, and be astonished at thee.

 

     When the government leaders, suddenly and finally, realize who THEIR KING really is, it will be too late. Their broidered garments, their ten-thousand-dollar suits, their Italian silk shirts, and leather shoes won’t be worth a thing anymore.

 

     They will sit there and watch the spiritual smoke of sister Babylon rise into the air and know that they are hell-bound.

 

     Ezekiel 26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!

 

     A lamentation is a sad song. Who is the thee? Have you forgotten so soon? It’s Tyrus. She was strong in the sea with fortified walls surrounding her and her people inside them.

 

     Ezekiel 26:18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.

 

     The isles represent the entire world. From shore to shore, from one boundary to the next.

 

     Ezekiel 26:19 For thus saith the Lord God; When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and great waters shall cover thee;

 

     Father is going to destroy their system of commerce, which is what Tyrus was noted for. China and other countries have been ripping us off, in the areas of commerce and business, for many, many years and that will soon change.

 

     Ezekiel 26:20 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;

 

     What is this pit? A lot of folks will tell you that this is the grave and that the people of old has to do with people dying a long time ago and it’s a bunch of foolishness. It’s the bottomless pit of Revelation.

 

     ✡ Pit_ NT:12 abussos (ab'-us-sos); from NT:1 (as a negative particle) and a variation of NT:1037; depthless, i.e. (specially) (infernal) "abyss": KJV - deep, (bottomless) pit.

 

     With the people of old time. This can even go back to the first heaven/earth age…

 

     ✡ Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. KJV

 

     In that first age, Satan convinced one-third of Father’s creation to join forces with him and try to take over the Mercy Seat. What this is saying is that those that follow Satan, and the Antichrist in this age, will go into the bottomless pit and remain there until the end of the Millennium. Satan will never have a chance of repentance.

 

     ✡ Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. KJV

 

     This verse is in regard to the two witnesses, but it demonstrates that Satan will be released from this bottomless pit and given his five months for another temptation period.

 

     The people of Tyrus are the same types as the people of today that follow Satan. No difference. That’s why Father gave us this prophecy, here and now.

 

     And I shall set glory in the land of the living. In the land of those that are spiritually alive and will remain that way for all time. Those that cling to our Father and do not follow Satan/Antichrist.

 

     Ezekiel 26:21 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord God. KJV

 

     Satan will walk into the Lake of Fire and he will be finished forever. Don’t waste your time looking around for him. Don’t lament for him as they did when they watched Babylon do down in flames.

 

     We are in that time of the generation of the fig tree and it’s really getting some age on it. Our President tells us that ISIS has been defeated but how does one defeat an idea? A way of thinking? An inbred hatred of one culture to another?

 

     I’ll answer those questions myself….you cannot defeat a function of the mind. When one falls, another takes its place. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but soon enough.

 

     Don’t think for one minute that the Middle East is more secure or safer just because our President SAYS that it’s so. It isn’t. Don’t think that the Kenites have been defeated and now we can rest comfortably on our laurels.

 

     Why do you think that Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Qatari, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinians, and the rest hate Israel so much? Because they are Father’s chosen people and even though all the others are of the seed of Abraham, Satan’s army sees that as no benefit.

 

     The Middle East is Satan’s stronghold.

 

     Keep your eyes open during the time that we live in today. There is so much hatred and turmoil and murder around today that I have never seen in all of my 76 years. It’s incredible. It’s confusing. How can so many people hate one person as much as the Democrats hate President Trump with all the good that he has done for this country in two short years?

 

     I’ll answer that one myself, again. They don’t want this country to be successful because they want to control it and you. They are hungry and obsessed for power and wealth. Exactly the kind of people that Satan/Antichrist will be looking for when he is allowed to return to earth.

 

     They will be kings and princes in his religion and his government.

 

 

 

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