The Book of Ezekiel
In this chapter the king of Assyria, a TYPE that represents Satan, will be described as a great cedar tree of Lebanon. It will describe his fall from grace through vanity of self-perception. In other words, he thinks of himself as the most beautiful of all God’s creation.
And why not….? Father described him using THOSE EXACT WORDS. But he got so full of himself that he felt confident that he could take control of the Mercy Seat and therefore all of heaven. He was going to rule, not our Father.
SATAN is the reason that you and I are walking around in earthly bodies today instead of being in a spiritual body and in the presence of our heavenly Father.
Alright, let’s get into it….
Ezekiel 31:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Again, Father is going to give specific dates for these prophecies and they continue to be during the time of Zedekiah’s reign and Jeconiah’s captivity. Perhaps some don’t know exactly who Zedekiah and Jeconiah are so here is a very brief description.
Zedekiah was the last king of Judah and Jerusalem. And because we’re talking about Judah here, you should know that this concerns the HOUSE OF JUDAH.
Who is Jeconiah?
✡ 1st Chronicles 3:16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son. KJV
Jeconiah and Zedekiah were brothers, whose father was Jehoiakim. And this can get a little confusing if you don’t keep up with the names, because Jeconiah was also called Coniah, and was also called Jehoiachin.
Don’t let that become a stumbling block for you. I have to read my notes sometimes to refresh my memory on some of the people and their names.
Eleventh year. Of Zedekiah’s reign over Judah and the captivity of Jeconiah.
In the third month. The month would be Sivan, which corresponds to the latter part of May and the first part of June.
In the first day of the month. This would be the 20th of our month of May. This was about seven weeks after the former prophecy, and five weeks before the destruction and burning of Jerusalem. The year would be 588 B.C.
Ezekiel 31:2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?
Pharaoh would continue to be Pharaohhophra of Egypt.
Whom art thou like in thy greatness? Father is telling Pharaoh to look around at all the nations and kingdoms and empires, whose reputations were of fierceness and power; to look at yourself in that respect and He’s still going to bring you down and destroy you for the next 40 years.
No man or nation is too big for our Father to correct. Remember that the next time you pray to Him and you make excuses for some of your actions in recent days. Just lay it out like it is because He already knows how it is.
What Father is saying is that even though Pharaoh told Judah that they would partner up and defeat the Assyrian army, along with King Nebuchadnezzar, it’s not going to happen because ‘ole Neb has the sword of God Almighty in his right hand and he will destroy you because THAT’S WHAT HIS PLAN IS.
This cedar tree that’s going to be talked about for the rest of this chapter is NOT A REAL TREE. It’s symbolic and it’s used as an analogy. The cedar tree actually represents Satan and how he thought of himself as being equal to God in beauty, power, and knowledge.
Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
Father uses a little tongue-in-cheek wording here because Satan always thought of himself as one of these great cedar trees of Lebanon. Those trees that were used as the masts of the mighty ships of the sea but Father says that he was nothing but a little ‘ole scrub tree, a box cedar, who imagined that he was greater than he actually was.
I’m going to take a minute, here, and take the word Assyrian all the way back to its root name in Hebrew so you can see that is a box cedar tree.
✡ Assyrian_ OT:804 'Ashshuwr (ash-shoor'); or 'Ashshur (ash-shoor'); apparently from OT:833 (in the sense of successful);
✡ Root Word_ OT:833 'ashar (aw-shar'); or 'asher (aw-share'); a primitive root; to be straight (used in the widest sense, especially to be level, right, happy); figuratively, to go forward, be honest, proper:
This really doesn’t tell us much about the tree until we get to OT:8391…
✡ Box cedar_OT:8391 te'ashshuwr (teh-ash-shoor'); from OT:833; a species of cedar (from its erectness):
And there it is….Satan thought of himself as a great cedar tree, ‘Ashshuwr, but in fact, he was only a scrub box cedar, te’ashshuwr.
Satan will think that his finest hour is yet to come because he can read just like we can, and he knows that Father is going to give him five months to REALLY attempt to deceive the entire world and he will come very close to doing just that.
He has spent many centuries manipulating men, judging their weaknesses that can be used against them and here in this last generation he has put it all together. A one-world political system, people in America crying for socialism, ONE POWER in Washington to take care of all our needs.
Satan/Antichrist will do the same thing because if you’ll believe a lying, corrupt, politician, you certainly will believe the fake messiah as well. Even more so because he LOOKS just like Christ.
He will portray himself to be Jesus Christ. He will look like Him, speak like Him, and act like Him to the point that if you don’t have the seal of God in your mind, you WILL be deceived, no matter what. And, at the last possible moment, when you finally realize who he truly is, it will still be too late because he will overpower your mind and you have run out of time.
Some people read Revelation only superficially, they get these images in their mind of blood and guts covering the streets; hideous monsters roaming around with gelatin saliva dripping from their mouths as they look for their next meal….YOU.
Nothing but Hollywood.
Satan/Antichrist will come in peacefully and prosperously, white robe flowing in a gentle breeze while standing on Mt. Zion, honey dripping off of every word that he speaks. He will pay all your bills if you just worship him. He’ll make your life here a living dream if you just believe him. He will promise you Paradise here on earth if you will just follow him.
And his top was among the thick boughs. Father made his soul above all others. I wonder what it was that caused Father to do that? I also wonder what that other cherub, the one at the other end of the Mercy Seat, what he thought about that. We’ll never know because there’s nothing written about him.
Ezekiel 31:4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
The river and her little rivers. Satan and the sons of Cain. The Kenites and all the rest that work for him in this world today.
These waters are the Tigris River, not the Nile, and the city of Nineveh, being the capital of the Assyrians, was very prosperous with the ships of trade that came in constantly.
Ezekiel 31:5 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.
The description of his beauty continues. Satan was made in the perfect pattern.
Ezekiel 31:6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
And under his shadow dwelt all great nations. The shadow of Satan permeates the entire world today. Father has given him great authority, quite the reason that he’s called the prince of the air. This world is his domain, he attempts to influence world powers as well as the smallest child.
His goal is to steal your soul away from our Father through his deception and your ignorance of what’s going on. Keep going to that little ‘ole church you go to, keep listening to the same dribble every Sunday morning. Has your preacher taught you any of these things in the book of Ezekiel? I didn’t think so.
Ezekiel 31:7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.
Do you see some of the various names of the various roles that he has played? Lucifer, the morning star, in the first heaven/earth age. Then the Serpent in the Garden. Here we have the Assyrian and the king of Babylon. If you don’t read and study it will be difficult for you to keep up with him.
Ezekiel 31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
He was in the Garden waaaaay back in the beginning…
✡ Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. KJV
The tree of knowledge of good and evil. The one that seduced Eve and brought about the sons of Cain, the Kenites.
Ezekiel 31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.
Trees do not possess the ability to envy something so we’re talking about something else and that something else is Satan. He was in the Garden of Eden, there is no doubt of that.
After his fall, he knew that Father had a new plan and that plan included a Savior that would allow a soul to be forgiven of sin and make it into the eternal kingdom. His job now is to stop that eventual birth from happening.
He knew that this eight-day creation would be the bloodline through which this Savior would come and his seduction and implanting his seed within her was going to pollute that bloodline. But even after Abel was killed, that lineage continued with the birth of Seth.
Ezekiel 31:10 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
Because he thinks so highly of himself….
Ezekiel 31:11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
The word heathen is a bad translation, it should be the word nations….
✡ Heathen_ OT:1471 gowy (go'-ee); rarely (shortened) goy (go'-ee); apparently from the same root as OT:1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:
And…the hand of the mighty one…is also mixed up a bit. In the Interlinear Bible it reads as…the mighty hand so it should read as thus: I have therefore delivered him into the mighty hand of the nations.
And who has the hand of the mighty one? Our Lord Jesus Christ, of course, but it was the Father that drove him out because of his evilness.
Ezekiel 31:12 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.
His fall began in the first heaven/earth age when the war that he started, failed to accomplish his goal. Let’s read it from Isaiah…
✡ Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! KJV
That was his name back then…Lucifer… when he played that particular role and he has played many roles throughout Scripture.
✡ Lucifer_ OT:1966 heylel (hay-lale'); from OT:1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star:KJV - lucifer (the king of Babylon).
He is the bright morning star.
Ezekiel 31:13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:
Why would that be? It’s because those that are left and still follow him are his buddies. The Kenites, the preachers that preach lies for money, and those evil spirits that walk among us, tempting us as Satan does.
You know what? It’s a good idea to anoint your door posts once in a while, just to get rid of any lingering evil spirits. And do it in the name of the Lord and it’ll get done immediately.
Ezekiel 31:14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
They paid homage to him and exalted him before the fall and they will go down into the pit with him after the fall. They are a part of his army, his locust army, as stated in Revelation…
✡ Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
✡ Revelation 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. KJV
Ezekiel 31:15 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
What is this word grave?
✡ Grave_ OT:7585 she'owl (sheh-ole'); or sheol (sheh-ole'); from OT:7592; Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates: KJV - grave, hell, pit.
✡ Root Word_ OT:7588 sha'al (shaw-al'); or sha'el (shaw-ale'); a primitive root; to inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand:
He’s going to deceive the entire world because they have never studied to find out the truth. They depended on their local preacher to give the truth to them and some of the others just didn’t even care that much. Sitting at home, drinking a beer and smoking a doobie.
✡ Revelation 12:99 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
And those that go to some church believe that they will be raptured out of here before all the bad stuff begins to happen. Boy, are they going to be surprised and not in a good way.
Ezekiel 31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.
Misery loves company.
Shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth. This is a form of degradation, it really doesn’t exist, but it truly gets the point across.
Ezekiel 31:17 They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
I just want to point out that the word hell is exactly the same as the word grave..
✡ Hell_ OT:7585 she'owl (sheh-ole'); or sheol (sheh-ole'); from OT:7592; Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates:
And the word arm...
✡ Arm_ OT:2220 zerowa` (zer-o'-ah); or (shortened) zeroa` (zer-o'-ah); and (feminine) zerow`ah (zer-o-aw'); or zero`ah (zer-o-aw'); from OT:2232; the arm (as stretched out), or (of animals) the foreleg; figuratively, force:
✡ Root Word_ OT:2232 zara` (zaw-rah'); a primitive root; to sow; figuratively, to disseminate, plant, fructify:
To sew, as spreading seed with your arm. Does that bring anything to mind?
✡ Matthew 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
✡ Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Who are these children? The Kenites, in part. Anyone that sows the seed of doubt and deception.
✡ Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
✡ Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. KJV
And the last verse…
Ezekiel 31:18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God. KJV
It ends by naming Pharaoh but it’s quite clear that it’s Satan that’s being described here in this chapter.
Satan was beautiful and wise; he was smooth and convincing, but he’s full of deception and death. He is hard at work even today, just listen to the people that are crying for socialism to take over this country. This won’t be in competition to the one-world-order, it will be a major part of it.
And the new-green-deal, if implemented, will cost more than 90 trillion dollars and it will destroy this country, which is what certain politicians want. They want to make subjects of all of us but if that deal becomes reality, there will be nothing left to govern. We’ll all be paupers by that point.
What a great time for Satan/Antichrist to come in and rescue us. He’s got a plan too.
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__15 March 2019__