The Book of Ezekiel

                 Chapter 5

Hair

     Ezekiel 5:1 And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weight, and divide the hair.

     Father continues with the symbology. Ezekiel represents the people of the Jewish nation, the hair represents the people and the razor represents the Chaldeans, whose army will make them exiles.

     Let’s find out a bit about shaving heads and beards. When it comes to mourning:

     Ref: Jeremiah 48:37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.

    Ref: Jeremiah 48:38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the Lord. KJV

     And when it comes to shaming someone:

     Ref: 2nd Samuel 10:4 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

     Understand that men didn’t wear underwear in those days so when someone cuts their robe up to their buttocks, everything was exposed, if you get my drift.

     Ref: 2nd Samuel 10:5 When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return. KJV

     Symbolically, this cutting of the hair and beard will happen to Ezekiel.

     Ezekiel 5:2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

     A third part in the midst of the city. Those that would perish from the famine and pestilence. The city would be surrounded by the Chaldean army thus not allowing supplies to be brought in. And it will continue throughout the length of the siege.

     This also goes directly to what was written in Amos 8:11 that the famine that we will experience will be for hearing the Word of our Father.

     Ref: Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: KJV

     How much of our Father’s Word is taught in churches today? Very little. A verse or two on Sunday morning and that’s about it.

     A third part, and smite about it with a knife. Those that will die during the skirmishes, the assaults on the city.

     A third part thou shalt scatter in the wind. If you’ll remember back in chapter 4, verse 3 it said: This shall be a sign to the house of Israel and it was those ten Tribes of the house of Israel that were scattered across the Caucasus Mountains, many of us being descendants of those Tribes.

     Something else that you must remember is that those ten Tribes were not Jews, they were not Judah, they were Hebrew.

     Ezekiel 5:3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts.

     These few in number are the remnant. The others went about living their lives, doing what ever it is that they do, but these are the Election and it’s my own personal belief that those souls, that stood with the Father during the rebellion in the age that was, are being placed into embryos today, and have been for many years.

     It would not make sense that they would be born thousands of years ago, with the exception of the prophets, of course, but they are needed today, to witness and be used by our Father in these end days and that’s what this is all about.

     Ezekiel 5:4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.

     In one sense, this fire is the Word of our Father but in the book of Revelation it is written:

     Ref: Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. KJV.

     What does the fire represent? The evil, the rudiments. Only the bad will be burned with fire, the others will have the hand of our Father over them.

     An example of this would be the three Hebrew children that were thrown into that furnace, heated seven times hotter than necessary, and those three came out without one hair on their head being singed and our Lord was right in there among them, protecting them.

     Father’s fire doesn’t hurt His children that love Him.

     Isn’t it strange how things are set up or separated into thirds? We have the Israelites here being separated into thirds, Satan’s deception deceived one-third of all the souls in the age that was, in the above verse from Revelation we have a third part of the earth.

     In other places in Revelation we have a third part of the sun, of the moon, of the waters. What does the number three mean in biblical numerics? It means divine completeness or perfection.

     Ezekiel 5:5 Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.

     Father set Jerusalem up as the center of the world. It was to radiate the True light throughout the entire world. He even called Jerusalem His most favorite place on earth and the entire chapter 62 of Isaiah is dedicated to His feelings for it. At one time He even divorced all of Israel, you can find that in Isaiah 50:1.

     Ref: Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith the Lord, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away. KJV

     I think that I’ve said this earlier but President Trump has decided to move the U.S. embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem and the Kenites are furious about it. There is no way that this city will be divided between Israel and the Arabs.

     Ezekiel 5:6 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them.

     They have gone against Him and rejected Him and rebelled against Him more than the nations around her, who have worshipped their pagan gods. The heathen nations around Israel and Jerusalem have been truer to their gods than Israel has to the Father.

     There was an instance where our Lord complimented the Kenites for obeying their father, Jonadab, more than Father’s people obeyed Him:

     Ref: Jeremiah 35:18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:

     Ref: Jeremiah 35:19 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever. KJV

     They will be allowed to have a representative to stand before the Father.

     That sounds unusual, doesn’t it? What it does show is how much Father respects loyalty, whether it be from His people or Satan’s people, the Kenites.

     Do we act any different today? Of course not. The nature of human beings never changes. I’d be willing to say that if Christ walked the earth today that, within a few years, we, as a whole, would regard Him with less respect than we do any other national figure.

     What kind of bread do you eat? Is it Satan’s bread or the Bread of Life, our Lord. Many churches today serve up Satan’s bread by teaching the rapture theory and the any-moment doctrine. How can a preacher, supposedly a teacher of God’s Word, teach such a lie?

     And, if you watch any of the mainstream TV preachers on any given Sunday morning, you won’t hear the word rapture come out of their mouth. At least, I never have. It seems to be taught primarily to small church congregations. The churches that contain the every-day Christian, the hard-working people of this great country. Those that truly love our Lord and Father. Those that believe the lies of their shepherd.

     And it’s been taught for so many generations, that it’s instilled in each progressive generation after that. The saving grace for these grass-root American Christians is the Millennium. They believe these lies to the point that Father will not let Satan take them without some intervention from Him. So they will have a thousand years of flat-out total truth taught to them without the intervention of these preachers and Satan.

     Ezekiel 5:7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye multiplied….

     Multiplied is not a good translation, it should read rebelled.

     more than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you;

     The heathen stayed true to their gods, but Israel changed, from our Father TO other pagan gods. The Israelites enjoyed worshipping the heathen deities, it was fun, it was a party, sexual and otherwise.

     Satan likes it when we, today, go out and party. Get all messed up on drugs and booze, dancing at rave parties, having illicit sex and all. Satan likes it when we fry parts of our brain with substances, illegal or legal, doesn’t matter to him. If it keeps us from thinking about our Father and worshiping Him, he's all for it.

     Ezekiel 5:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

     He’s going to punish them and the nations around them will see that, even though they are the chosen, and they are not, they do not escape.

     Don’t overlook the fact that when Father talks about the house of Israel, He is pretty much talking about YOU and ME. After all, those ten Tribes went across those mountains into the other nations of the world and after all those years of marrying and intermarrying, many of us don’t even know who we are or where we came from.

     When the house of Israel is talked about many people think of the Jewish people. Not true. ONLY the Tribe of Judah entails the Jewish peoples. The other ten Tribes have intermingled so much that we are more Gentile than Hebrew nowadays.

     Am I saying that most of us have roots in the Middle Eastern countries? We sure do. That’s why America is called Jacob, in many cases. And Russia is called Esau.

     “Well, I’m a Christian, I’m not a Jew.”

     And right you are. Remember when Father told Abraham that he would be the father of many nations?

     Ref: Genesis 17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. KJV

     We are the product of that prophesy.

     Behold, I, even I, am against thee. Why? Because it seems that the more He blesses us, the further away we stray. He’s going to punish Israel but in essence, He’s telling us how He will punish us.

     As a child, I remember seeing posters showing a father and a mother and a couple of children, walking down Main Street, USA, totally safe and secure and today you can’t even send your child to school without fear of someone cutting them in half with an AR-15 or an AK-47, while the police, sworn to protect us, stand outside listening to the gunfire inside those school walls.

     If we can’t depend on sworn law enforcement officers to protect us, then who will? Father will, but it won’t be on a daily basis. It will be more spiritual than physical today. Why? Because we were SUPPOSED to have learned how to live through this great Book He gave us.

     And all we do is sit in church on Sunday morning, listening to the lies of some church system. To use a football analogy, we’re in the forth quarter with 0:03 seconds left on the clock. The Lord is coming back and it’s not going to be fifty years from now. Time is running out.

     Ezekiel 5:9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.

     Because of the way that people on this earth are living their lives, He’s going to do something about it and He says that it’s going to be a one-time event. Eaten any of Satan’s dung lately?

     Ezekiel 5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.

     There’s a lot of symbology in that verse. Father’s will not actually eat their sons, nor the sons actually eat their fathers. What it means is that their heritage will be gone. Nobody teaches any more. It used to be that the grandfather would pass on lessons of life to the father and he would pass them on to his son and so on.

     It doesn’t happen that way any more. Scatter into all the winds means that they’ll just go through life, not knowing nor caring who they are or where they came from. Climbing to the top of some mountain looking for the Guru that was supposed to explain life to us, like the hippies did back in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s.

     And, guess what? When they got to the top of that mountain, there wasn’t anybody there! They were looking in the wrong place for the wrong person. They should have stayed at home and picked up the Book and started reading it because that’s where all wisdom comes from, not some mythical person on some mythical mountain.

     But, really, how can you blame them? They don’t get anything by going to church every Sunday and they don’t think that they can understand the Bible if they do pick it up and begin to read it. And now Father is telling them that He’s going to scatter them into the wind because they won’t listen to Him.

     It’s so much easier to take drugs and get high every weekend. Get drunk every day and let the government take care of them. Apathy leads to socialism and socialism is a God-less place to live.

     He may scatter them but He will bring them back and the good and bad fig started to return to the land of their forefathers back in 1948.

     Ezekiel 5:11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

     Wherefore, as I live. When Father says those words you should know that He is some-kind of serious.

     What are these detestable things today? Traditional teachings of church systems. Traditional lies of church systems. Fly-away. Rapture.

     Back in 2nd Kings the detestable thing was much different:

     Ref: 2nd Kings 23:6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the Lord, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people. KJV

     That was the Asherah, the tree that was shaped into a replica of the male penis. Right there in the house of God!

     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

     Women wove coverings to put over this abomination.

     Ref: And he brake down the houses of the sodomites.

 

     Whore houses right outside the temple. How convenient was that abomination?

     Ezekiel 5:12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

     What’s going to happen in these end times? Things are going to be a little tough for those that do not have the seal of our Father in their foreheads. Might be a little hard to buy and sell without the mark of the beast.

     But if you understand the truth, that the false messiah comes before the true, then our Father will not abandon you, He will take care of you.

     “Well, is He going to give me food to eat?”

 

     He won’t let you starve because He’s not mad at you, only those that are following Satan/Antichrist during that time. At one point He said that if they want to believe a lie then just go ahead and do it. Follow the shepherds that lie to you.

     What is your shepherd in your church teaching you today? Ever had the book of Ezekiel taught in your church? I didn’t think so. Preachers are taught in preacher school that you have to get the congregation involved in the “church”. Make them participants. Give them something to do. Above all, don't bore them with Scripture verses, they might take their money somewhere else.

     My ex-father-in-law came up to me one Sunday morning, after the service was over, and he wanted me to teach a Sunday School class. I laughed at him because of all the members of that church, I was the least qualified to teach anybody anything about the Bible.

     His answer was that that didn’t matter, I would have a quarterly to go by. It would tell me what to teach each Sunday morning. At that time I didn’t know squat about the Scriptures but if I WERE to teach a Sunday school lesson, I surely would want to know what I was talking about before I did it, not just depend on some lesson-booket to do my thinking for me.

     Needless to say, I never taught a Sunday school class.

     My point is that you have to know something about Father’s plan to be able to get through the coming tribulation. You have to have Him in your heart and soul and not the devil.

     Ezekiel 5:13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

     He’s going to correct us and sometimes He’s going to do it sternly and when He’s through, then He will be satisfied. The rest is up to you. What are you going to do to make His anger go away? When your earthly mother or father corrected you, what did you do? Keep screwing up as before or did you change the way you lived, at least, the part that brought on the punishment.

     Same thing goes here. If He wants to use you for something and you need to be taught before He can use you, why would you still go to the same church that teaches the same spiritual nonsense? He’s punished them, what are they going to do with it?

     Ezekiel 5:14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by.

     The nations around them will see that worshiping their gods was not the way to go, maybe some of them will turn to the Father and change their ways.

     Ezekiel 5:15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the Lord have spoken it.

     Even the heathen nations should figure it out after a while. Try as they might, they just couldn’t make that stone or that piece of wood do or say anything. We can read of that in Habakkuk:

     Ref: Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

     Ref: Habakkuk 2:20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. KJV

     If the durn thing were to fall over, it couldn’t even pick itself up so why would someone keep praying to it?

     Same thing today…if you go to a church that doesn’t teach you anything about the Word of God, why would you keep going back?

     We know what’s important to our Father, but what’s important to you? Your career? Do you backstab, cheat and steal to get ahead? To get that next promotion? Others are willing to do it to get up that ladder, how about you? Is this your idol?

     Ezekiel 5:16 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread:

     The famine of these end times is for hearing the true Word of God, spoken and taught:

     Ref: Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: KJV

     Verse 17.

     Ezekiel 5:17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the Lord have spoken it. KJV

     Sometimes it seems almost too repetitious for Father to threaten and punish His children, the Israelites. And time after time they fell back into idol worship of pagan gods and images. But He loved them enough to continually reprimand them.

     It’s good to consider that if and when Father stops chastising you, He might have given up on you. And then the ball is in your court. It’s time for you to take a look at your life and the things that you do. Maybe repentance should be first on your list of things to change if we want Father’s attention back again.

     If Father has placed a cloak of innocency over you, to protect you while you believe the lies of established religion, the intent being that you will be taught during the Millennium, and your soul to be saved, look at all you have lost by doing that.

     You will have no works to take with you, which means that you will have no linen robe to wear during that time either.

     You will be kept out of the Millennial Temple, you will not be allowed to come close to the Lord. You will be separated for the length of that time.

     How sad it will be to show up on Judgment Day and receive nothing but punishment after a lifetime of living in these bodies, when the ONLY reason for being here is to show Him that you love Him more than the world and the Devil.

     And you sat there for almost a hundred years and did nothing.

 

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