The Book of Ezekiel
The "Prince" and the "King of Tyre"
Ezekiel 28:1 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
If you haven’t gotten it by now, Father is going to make the connection that Tyrus is one of Satan’s names by calling him the PRINCE of Tyrus.
Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Say unto the prince of Tyrus. He wasn’t always a prince, he was once a king but he fell to the position of prince after his fall in the first heaven/earth age.
Though thou set thine heart as the heart of God. Satan always wanted to be as powerful as our Father and he set his heart to BE God when the war in heaven, in the first heaven/earth age, was instigated by him, in an attempt to take control of the Mercy Seat and thus heaven itself.
He failed. He failed to understand that the pot does not tell the potter what to do. The potter can crush you at any time He decides to do so. And the reason that Father didn’t crush him, Satan, is because he had a very important job to do after his coup d’etat failed….to tempt us while we’re in earthly bodies to see how true to our Father we will remain or will we thumb our nose at Him and follow Satan.
It’s that simple.
You will have a good understanding of Satan and how he works after we get through with this chapter. Understanding the enemy brings peace of mind because if you know what he will do and how he will do it, you can better fend off his temptations.
Yet thou art a man. Now, some people will say….
“Well, there you have it! Satan is a MAN and if Satan is also the Antichrist, then the Antichrist must ALSO be a man.”
Satan is called a man here because he is weak and mortal, just like mankind is and this can be easily seen by reading what the word man is in the Hebrew…
✡ Man_ OT:120 'adam (aw-dawm'); from OT:119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):
Satan is as weak as a man when compared to our Father who is strong and immortal. There are other places where those in spiritual bodies are called a man in one form or another.
The word Gabriel means man of God, so you have to take into consideration what the context is when the word man is used.
Ezekiel 28:3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
One thing that Satan CANNOT do is read your mind or your thoughts, but once you decide to follow our Father and Satan sees how you begin to act after doing so, he can then predict, with some certainty, how you will act and what you will do in the future.
Understand, also, that Satan is supernatural in a spiritual body. Don’t forget that.
Ezekiel 28:4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
We saw that happen in the prior chapter where he controlled the world trade center at Tyrus. Technically, he personally didn’t get riches and gold but they were an enticement to those that turned their backs on the Father and gave their soul to Satan in exchange for riches and gold.
In this world today, he attempts to control everything through the four dynasties of religion, education, politics, and the economy.
Ezekiel 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
Usury or interest on a loan is one of his favorite tools to keep people in bondage. This falls into the dynasty of the economy. Mortgages and credit cards being the two major sources of extracting interest from people.
I bought a house many years ago for $145,000 and it ballooned to $250,000 at the end of a 30-year mortgage. It’s sad but, like myself, most people cannot afford to pay cash for a home so try to do it with little or smaller purchases like a washer and dryer. Try to save up enough money to buy a used pair to start with.
A couple of years ago I did exactly that. I went into the store and looked around at all the used washers and dryers and I saw a washer that was priced right and a dryer as well. The fella came up to me and said that they were not a matched pair, to which I replied….
“I can’t remember the last time that somebody asked me if my washer and dryer were a matched pair!”
I guess it matters to some but not to me. I went ahead and bought them.
Ezekiel 28:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
Because you want to think of yourself as a god and want to play god….
His first attempt at BEING God failed but he will have another opportunity to play that role when the archangel Michael kicks him out of heaven and he descends to this earth looking exactly as Jesus Christ and we can read of that in 2nd Thessalonians, chapter 2.
✡ 2nd Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. KJV
He as God. He will impersonate God and since our Father and our Lord are one and the same, his deception will be believed by many.
He will tell the entire world that he IS the true Jesus Christ, it will be a lie but most of the world will believe him because they have not studied on their own or been told the truth in whatever church they might attend.
Between the church hierarchy and your local preacher, they’ll tell you that you have nothing to worry about because you will be raptured out of here before all the bad stuff begins to happen.
That’s the dynasty of religion.
I don’t think that people really understand that verse because the obvious question that should follow is….if the temple is no longer there in Jerusalem, what is it talking about? The temple of today is the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and it is fitting that he will stand there, in that spot.
Ezekiel 28:7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
This sword will be the two-edged sword of Father’s Word..
✡ Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. KJV
And they shall defile thy brightness. His brightness will be tarnished by the truth of His Words. You’ll have five months to figure out if this boy is real or not and you probably won’t because you won’t have the foundation of truth to fall back on. His deception will be complete.
So much so that if the 3 ½ years were not shortened to a five-month period, even the Elect would begin to believe his lies…
✡ Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. KJV
Ezekiel 28:8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
They shall bring thee down to the pit. The abyss. A 1000-year prison where he is rendered useless.
Thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. Figuratively speaking, Satan will die as those killed on ships and their dead lifeless bodies thrown overboard to be eaten by the fishes. An insult to an entity who regarded himself as God above, eaten by fish.
Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
After he comes to this inglorious end will he still say that he is God?
But thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee. Whose hand will slay him? The hand of our Lord Jesus Christ. His very purpose for coming here in an earthly body is to defeat death, which is Satan…
✡ Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; KJV
Ezekiel 28:10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
The uncircumcised. The death of the wicked. They will experience both the death of the flesh and the death of the soul.
Ezekiel 28:11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Father continues. He’s going to take us back to the first heaven/earth age and show us the duties that Satan had before the fall. Father loved him very much, so much so, that He elevated him to one of two positions that guarded the Mercy Seat.
Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Sing a sad song about the cherub that covereth. You’ll notice that he’s referred to as king during that time. Father made him perfect and beautiful, with wisdom that probably exceeded that of Solomon.
And that’s probably a true statement because Satan was of the supernatural, with full knowledge of all that happened since he was created. It’s no wonder that he thought so highly of himself.
Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God. Another witness of his presence in the Garden with Adam and Eve. He was called nachash back then, a serpent.
✡ Serpent_OT:5175 nachash (naw-khawsh'); from OT:5172; a snake (from its hiss):
But the root word, OT:5172, has it as this…
✡ Root Word_ OT:5172 nachash (naw-khash'); a primitive root; properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate:
Ever hear of a snake putting a magic spell on someone? Of course not. This list of beautiful and precious stones are adjectives indicating his beauty and they come from our Father’s mouth. There are twelve stones listed there also indicating the high priest. Father considered him as a high priest.
Father was really proud of this one as he sat on one end of the Mercy Seat to protect it. Some might ask…protect it from who? That should be obvious, to protect it from anyone with the free will to make a decision to overthrow the Creator.
As Satan did. The Guardian became the aggressor.
Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
The anointed cherub that covereth. He wasn’t a man nor an angel, he was a cherub. And what was it that he covereth? The Mercy Seat.
“Well, what did that Mercy Seat look like?”
That’s not too hard to find out because Father told Moses to BUILD one, an exact replica of the one in heaven.
✡ Exodus 25:17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
✡ Exodus 25:18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
✡ Exodus 25:19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof. KJV
There you have it. Satan was a cherub on one end and of the other cherub, we have no knowledge. He was higher in stature than all others and Father loved him very much.
Do you realize something? You and I were in heaven at the same time that Satan/Lucifer was guarding the Seat and I’d be willing to bet that at some point in time, we both saw him since Father was sitting on or standing around that Seat most of the time.
We probably saw him consulting with his lieutenants, formulating the coup d'état that would overthrow our Father and put himself in charge of everything in heaven. Now, that’s pride, when the created tries to destroy the Creator.
Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
He did everything right. Iniquity here means morally evil. Pride and a feeling of great self-worth came out of his heart and he thought that he could take control of heaven.
Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Multitude of thy merchandise means that he had a lot of whatever he was selling, and what would he be selling? He would try to convince over 14-15 billion other souls that following him and not the Father would bring them greater joy than what they were currently experiencing.
What is he selling today? Wealth and prosperity through stealing, conning, and ripping off unsuspecting people and companies and businesses. His promise that if you follow and worship him he will bless you with all the finer things of life. Material things. Stuff.
He will give you everything that cannot be taken to heaven when you die. His treasures are only good here on earth. And once you buy into that line of thought, he has control of your very soul.
Here comes Father’s sentence, his punishment, for being so arrogant….
Therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
He will go from the stones of fire from the altar of God to the Lake of Fire after the Final Judgment.
A sentence of spiritual death has just been levied on him. Were it not for him and his corrupt ways we, you and I, would not be living this earthly life nor would we be in flesh and blood bodies. If Satan had just remained as the cherub that covereth, we would still be in spiritual bodies, still in the prior heaven/earth age, and still in the presence of God.
If no other souls had decided to follow him, if his attempted takeover of the Mercy Seat was done by him alone, Father would have simply sentenced him to a spiritual death and that would have been the end of it.
But Revelation tells us that fully one-third of those 14-15 billion souls DID follow him and here we are today.
✡ Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven…..KJV
Thank you so much, Satan. But billions of souls did succumb to his cry of war against the Father and a war between spiritual beings began and ended in his defeat and in order for God to be totally fair, rather than condemn those billions of souls that sided with Satan, He decided to create this earth age and place a soul in each and every earthly body so that, in this life, they would decide if they still wanted to follow Satan or God.
Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty,
Pride. Also one of the seven deadly sins of this earth age.
thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:
His splendor corrupted him.
I will cast thee to the ground,
The word ground means erets, this ground, this earth that we live on.
✡ Ground_OT:776 'erets (eh'-rets); from an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land):
Father and the archangel Michael will cast him out of heaven and onto this earth for a five-month period. AND EVERY LIVING PERSON ON THIS EARTH WILL BE HERE TO EXPERIENCE IT.
So, if you lay your fears aside and put your faith in the rapture of the saints, you will be terribly disappointed because you’re going to be right here. Read it from Revelation…
✡ Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. KJV
Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea. Did it say, “woe to those that didn’t believe?” Nope. Did it say, “woe to those left behind after the rapture?” Nope. It means ALL the inhabiters of the earth.
By my reasoning, that should be just under 8 Billion souls, considering that there are 7.3 billion here at the moment.
I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
These kings, these world leaders, no doubt, politicians from Washington, they will be scrambling all over each other, trying to get into his inner circle. Still unsure whether I’m telling you the truth or not?
✡ Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. KJV
Those angels are the ones from Genesis chapter 6.
Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
He defiles everything he comes in contact with and what he’s selling is total destruction in the Lake of Fire. He will be destroyed by a fire that begins within him and is turned to ashes and destruction.
Ezekiel 28:19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
All those that THINK that they know him, better said, because he will come looking and talking just like Jesus Christ and the unlearned will flock to him like flies on honey. They will even turn in their own family members to be brought before his councils.
✡ Mark 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. KJV
Put to death means brought before Satan because his name is death...
✡ Revelation 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
✡ Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. KJV
Satan is the rider of that pale horse..
He will convince the masses that he is Jesus Christ and one way will be to make lightning come down from the sky on a clear blue day. His deception will be total and complete to those that do not have the seal of God in their forehead and you receive that seal by knowing that the fake messiah, Satan/Antichrist, comes before the true Messiah.
Ezekiel 28:20 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 28:21 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,
Zidon was a town close by to Tyre and they worshipped idols and practiced superstitions. Father tells Ezekiel to tell them that if they don’t change their hearts, that He will soon destroy them.
Ezekiel 28:22 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
Father is against their practices and they will know that He is God when He destroys them. The same will happen to some in the near future when He calls every preacher before Him that convinced the congregation that they would be raptured out of here before the so-called death and destruction begins.
THERE WILL BE NO RAPTURE.
Ezekiel 28:23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the Lord.
Pestilence and the sword are used by our Father quite often when He is angry, and they usually go together, at the same time. One punishes from within while the other slays in the streets.
This prophecy was fulfilled by Artaxerxes Ochus, the Persian, who literally destroyed them all.
When a person or a group or entire cities sin continually you can rest assured that some kind of punishment will be forthcoming.
Ezekiel 28:24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord God.
Father is talking about the various nations that at one time or another fought with Israel and tried to destroy them but when He executes His judgments on them, Israel’s enemies, the house of Israel in particular, will no longer be the object of their terror.
It happened so often that He uses the figure of speech of a briar sticking or pricking a person over and over and over. A grieving thorn caused death.
Ezekiel 28:25 Thus saith the Lord God; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
You’ll notice that Father is addressing the house of Israel and not the house of Judah. It’s important that you know that because if you don’t understand WHO is being persecuted by the surrounding nations then you won’t know WHOM Father is protecting.
The house of Israel is the ten Tribes that moved north of Jerusalem and made the city of Samaria their capital.
The word scattered should have directed you to the ten northern tribes because Father DID scatter them around the globe and after our Lord returns they will return to the land of their fathers, Jacob among them.
Ezekiel 28:26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the Lord their God. KJV
This prophecy has not been fulfilled, as yet. Do you know where it will happen? Right here on earth but it will be after the Millennium when the eternal Kingdom begins. What, you didn’t know that “heaven” will be spent right here on planet earth? Shame on you but more shame on your preacher for not teaching you this.
After the Millennium Father will have this earth revert to its original condition. Where this earth presently rotates about 23º--27º degrees off its axis, Father will make it return to a perfect rotation which means that both the north and south poles will no longer be covered with ice.
There will be no mountains, or streams or oceans…
✡ Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. KJV
There will no longer be a need for the sun and the moon…
✡ Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. KJV
There will be continuous light constantly because the Lord God will be the light. Verse 26 says that we will build houses and why not? The eternal city of Jerusalem is there with a wall built around it…
✡ Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. KJV
We will have no fear of being tormented or threatened because on Judgment Day, everything that offends or causes trouble or sin has been destroyed in the Lake of Fire. Only the good is left.
You bet we will know Him because we’ll be able to see Him and commune with Him. Don’t screw up in this life so badly that you miss out on all that glory.
Boy, what a chapter! The entire chapter concerns Satan, going all the way back in time to the first heaven/earth age, and how he fell from Father’s grace and started this whole mess of all of us being in a flesh and blood body.
We might be here BECAUSE of Satan but the good news is that our Lord and Savior died on the cross for us, He is taking the stripes to His body and not requiring us to do that.
What is it that we should have learned from this chapter? We should understand exactly WHY we are here and HOW we got here. No need to climb that mountain in India any longer and talk with a Guru.
And when we get to the last eight chapters of this book of Ezekiel, Father will give us more information on what the Millennium will be like, what we can and cannot do there, and what happens at the end of that time. Fantastic!
Use your time in these bodies wisely because, in essence, we are participating in a spiritual test. Those that pass will go on and enter the eternal Kingdom; those that fail will go into the Lake of Fire.
And for those of you that think that hell is a place of eternal fire and torment, I ask you to consider this...
✡ Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. KJV
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