The Book of Ezekiel

                 Chapter 7

The Mountains

     Ezekiel 7:1 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

     The prophesy continues….

     Ezekiel 7:2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.

     Father is talking about THE end, the end of this dispensation. Whenever you read of something referring to the four corners, the four angels or the four winds, you should know that THE end is being talked about, as in Revelation 7:1…

     Ref: Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. KJV

     And Daniel 7:1….

     Ref: Daniel 7:2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. KJV

     And again, in Ezekiel chapter 37, of which we’ll get there soon enough.

     Ezekiel 7:3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.

     They’re going to pay for their transgressions.

     When the Judgment Day arrives, is He going to be angry with you? Not if you’ve followed His commandments and laws. How you have lived your life depends on what happens on that day. Some will be condemned, and some will be rewarded.

     Some will watch the Lake of Fire close over them and some will receive rewards for the good works they’ve done. That’s why it’s always important to repent often. And don’t fall into the trap that you can do most anything you want and then be forgiven for those sins through repentance.

     Doesn’t work that way. Father knows the intent of your heart. If you sin willfully, expecting all to be forgiven when you repent, you’re going to end up with more sins on your record than you can deal with.

     Sinning, in a lot of cases, is screwing up even when our best intentions are not to. Paul stated it quite nicely in the book of Romans:

     Ref: Romans 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

     Ref: Romans 7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. KJV

     Paul is saying that it’s our NATURE, as human beings, to sin; but because of our love for our Father and our Lord, it’s our INTENTION not to sin. But we always seem to sin, regardless of our best intentions. And that’s where repentance and grace come in. The blood of our Lord erases those sins if we ask for forgiveness from the heart.

     So, live your life as free of sin as possible, repent when necessary, and Judgment Day will be a happy day of rewards and not punishment.

     Ezekiel 7:4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

     Father is not going to overlook our sins and He will judge and punish accordingly. We are going to receive our just rewards. And rightly so. We don’t want a bunch of misfits up there in the eternity with us, heaven knows we’ve had our fill of them in this life.

     The eternity is going to be free of anything and everything that offends our Father. Not us, our Father, because HIS nature cannot stand to even be around sin. With that in mind, the eternity will be a blessed place of comfort and love because only in our spiritual body can we ever come close to Him and enjoy His perfect nature.

     Ezekiel 7:5 Thus saith the Lord God; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.

     Lord God is Adonai Yahaveh. Who or what is this evil? Satan as the Antichrist.

     Ezekiel 7:6 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.

     This word watcheth means as to waking up suddenly:

     ✡  Watcheth_OT:6974 quwts (koots); a primitive root [identical with OT:6972 through the idea of abruptness in starting up from sleep (compare OT:3364)]; to awake (literally or figuratively):

     Does this ring a bell with you? If you have lived your life steeped in the traditions of established religion and you are not aware that the false messiah comes before the True, when he appears in Jerusalem, looking just like the True Christ, understanding may come across your mind at that moment, and it will be like waking abruptly from a deep sleep and the truth will startle you at that moment.

     The realization that Satan/Antichrist is a fake will overwhelm you and thank our Father for the Millennium, because it will be there that the full truth of the Bible will be taught to you. You will have escaped the lies of Satan by the skin of your teeth, at the very last moment.

     Do you want to live on that spiritual precipice your entire life? Start studying on your own, now. Don’t let that happen to you. If you wait until the very end to see the truth, you will have missed out on the accumulation of many good deeds during your lifetime that will come back to you as rewards on Judgment Day. Don’t do that to yourself.

     Ezekiel 7:7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.

     There will be no echo of rejoicing reverberating off the mountains from the people because Father is prophesying, through Ezekiel, their coming punishment.

     The morning is come unto thee. Not a good time of the day for those who have been found guilty because it was this time of the morning that the magistrates would give out sentences for those that were found guilty.

     Ezekiel 7:8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.

     Father will not be satisfied with Himself until all of His judgments have been executed. He has stated that He would do it, He will not go back on His Word, and only after it is all said and done will He open His ears to repentance from the people.

     Over and over again people have drifted away from our Father and the abominations that we do, that fuel His fury, are not golden calves or the sacrificing of unclean animals or carvings on pieces of wood or stone, the abominations today are the lies taught in His supposed houses of worship.

     And it angers Him that people are too lazy to pick up the Book and read it for themselves, rather than listening to the many words of men. It angers Him because everything that we need to know to be able to live our lives according to His will, is written in that book.

     If you cannot read it with understanding by yourself, then, at least, find a church that has a preacher that does understand the truth and allow him/her to help you gain your own understanding. The fly in the soup are those that do not know that what’s being taught in their local church is a lie but they COULD see the lies, if they were to read the Book and understand for themselves.

     Ezekiel 7:9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth.

     No one is going to escape the Judgment, nor will He have pity on any either. You’re going to get the punishment that you deserve, and nothing is going to stop it from happening UNLESS you repent of your sins and begin living your life differently.

     This is happening to people from long, long ago and this Book is recording those actions so that we can read it and see what other people did wrong and we could learn from them, avoiding the eventual judgment.

     It’s difficult to change the way that a person lives. We get caught up in the habits of other family members or friends or co-workers and when you begin to draw away from them, to begin to live a life that is more in line with our Father’s wishes, you’re going to get some negative feedback.

     “Well, why don’t you want to go out Friday night and party with us any more? You getting too goody-goody for your friends?”

     Or…

     “So and so got a bag of some really good weed, let’s all go over and toke a little bit tonight and get high.”

     It's not that the weed is bad for you, although it's worse on your lungs than smoking cigarettes, but the high you receive will keep your mind off of our Lord and open a pathway for spirits to enter in, just like that demon that resides on the bottom of each bottle of whiskey.

     People don’t like it when someone begins to change their lifestyle. It points out to them that the way that they’re living is not the best way and they will resent you for non-verbally pointing that out to them.

     But you have to decide who and what is more important in your life…your Father or your friends. Your friends will certainly not be allowed to stand with you before God on Judgment Day, they will not be allowed to offer excuses for you. You will stand there on your own and be judged for the things that YOU have done.

     Ezekiel 7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.

     This is the day of Jacob’s trouble…

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:5 For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. KJV

     You don’t have to fear the day of Jacob’s trouble if you love the Lord and live according to His laws and commandments.

     This rod is the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, the instrument that Father will use against His people but in these end times, this king of Babylon will be Satan/Antichrist. And Father will ALLOW him his time of deception, to sort out those that love Him and those that do not.

     Those that love Him will have studied and educated themselves and will know him to be the fake that he is but those filled with indifference to Him and His Word, will be taken in by his lies because he will look so real and be so convincing.

     Revelation says that at that time he will deceive the entire world but, excluding His Anointed, probably 99.9 percent of them…

     Ref: 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 that live and breathe on this earth at the time of his deception. There will be many, many tens of thousands that have already died and are waiting under His altar, ready to come with Him when He returns.

     Ezekiel 7:11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.

     Who are the theirs? All those that are deceived by him and follow him, including his locust army. And Father tells us NOT to feel sorry for them, even though some may be family and friends. They didn’t care enough to educate themselves to know who would show up first in Jerusalem, so just let them be.

     Ezekiel 7:12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.

     Time is not just running short, it’s over by this time. The things that a buyer will purchase and the money that the seller will receive for what he sells, there will be no time to enjoy either because Father’s wrath encompasses all who have not followed Him.

     Ezekiel 7:13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.

     It matters not what possessions you may have at this time. It’s all going to be made worthless. So, when you work your entire life, to gather possessions, and you ignore our Father in the process, everything that you’ve gained is for naught.

     Enjoy it while you can because chances are it’s made of plastic, that will be destroyed by the sunlight or metal, that will rust or electronics, that are designed to be throw-away items. You work your butt off to be able to buy these things only to have them be destroyed in a few years and then the cycle repeats itself over and over again.

     But the love of our Father remains forever. The knowledge that you gain by reading His Letter to us will stay with you for the length of the eternity and that never ends. This Book that you study will be with us throughout all eternity.

     We will never forget the prophets because they, even now, are seated, in a circular fashion, around the Throne of God and will remain there forever.

     Ezekiel 7:14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.

     It’s disputed as to whether the trumpet HAS been blown or WILL be blown, but in either case, no one will assemble to go to war. Father has already decided the outcome so there’s no need. Let’s read this in Jeremiah…

     Ref: Jeremiah 6:1 O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Beth-haccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction. KJV

     Father will not stand before them this time because it is He that brings the army against them. There’s a trumpet that will be blown soon and it’s number seven of seven. Many will say…

     “The Lord is come! There He stands in Jerusalem!”

     The only problem with this is that it’s not the true Messiah, it’s the false.

     Ref: Matthew 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. KJV
 

     Verse 15.

     Ezekiel 7:15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.

     What is the sword today? The tongue of truth of our Lord. What is the famine? For hearing the true Word of God.

     Remember those two working in the field in Matthew?

     Ref: Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. KJV

     Christians, by the millions, are being taught today that they should be the first one taken because it’s the rapture happening, gonna take them ‘outa here before the stuff hits the proverbial fan.

     And Satan/Antichrist will rake those souls into his baskets faster than he can count them. Deception at its highest degree. And rather than read the Bible for themselves, to see if what that church is teaching is the truth or not, they will sit there and do nothing.

     “Well, that’s what we’ve always been taught. Grandma said that it was true.”

     Well, Grandma didn’t read the Book either, did she?

     It’s coming and there’s precious little time left. In fact, I believe that if people picked that Bible up today and read it 24/7, they will still need the Holy Spirit to help them through.

     It’s been written that even the Elect would succumb to the lies of Satan/Antichrists if the tribulation period were left at 7 or 3 ½ years. That’s why Christ shortened it to a 5 month period. That’s a pretty good reduction in time..7 years to 5 months.

     Satan is very powerful and we, as human beings, laugh at him because we make him look ridiculous, red underwear, horns, and pitchfork in hand, when in truth, He was, and is, the most beautiful of all Father’s creations. And through his deception he can make himself look however he wants to look.


    Ref: 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.


     Ref: Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
KJV

     The unseen world of darkness, of which Satan is king, is more powerful than we will ever realize. And only through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ can we keep those dark spirits at bay.

     Will the Lord swoop in at the last second and save them from the deception? Nope. If you’re not covered by that cloak of innocency, you’re headed to the wrong side of the Gulf in Paradise. And I pray that Father will let you participate in the Millennium.

     If not, it’s just a short walk to that Lake of Fire, along with Satan and his 7000 angels.

     Ezekiel 7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

     Have you ever heard a dove coo in the morning or early evening? It’s a soft, sad song.

     Every one for his iniquity. Everyone will pay for their own sins. That’s why repentance is oh so important. But in that last and final moment, when they suddenly, as waking out of a deep sleep, discover that they’ve been had, spiritually, there won’t be time for repentance.

     Ezekiel 7:17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.

     Have you ever been so scared that it felt like your legs wouldn’t support you? Or a fear so strong that your whole body shakes for just a second or two? I have and it’s not a good feeling. It’s one that you wish would be over quickly.

     Remember in Luke, where they were so embarrassed and afraid when the truth hit them, that they wanted the mountains to fall on themselves?

     Ref: Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. KJV

     Or in Revelation….

     Ref: Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

     Ref: Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? KJV

     They were so embarrassed and frightened, at the knowledge that they had been duped, that they prayed for death to overtake them. Cover us up with the mountains so our Lord won’t see us. But there will be no place to hide.

     The only way that we can garner enough strength to be able to stand is through our Lord, at that time.

     Ezekiel 7:18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.

     A sign of severe sadness. They spent their entire lives sitting in that pew, being told that all they need to do is believe, get baptized and tithe their ten percent. And the rapture will take care of the rest. Just sit there and be comfortable, the “church” and the “shepherd” will take care of you. What a farce and what a lie.

     In a lot of cases, I think that the preacher actually believes the lies that he’s teaching. But on the other hand, how COULD he believe what he teaches IF he has taken the time to read this Book for himself?

     You don’t have to become an expert on understanding prophesy, you just have to go a little deeper into the verses, other than just reading the English words printed on those pages.

     When you read Genesis, chapter 6, did you really understand that Eve was wholly seduced, sexually seduced, by Satan? Probably not. You had to go a little deeper into the Scriptures to find that out and most people will not put forth that effort so you can’t blame the preacher for all of the lies that you believe.

     You COULD have studied just a little deeper on your own but you chose to only show up on Sunday mornings and let it go at that, when the salvation of your very soul is at stake, and you chose to be lazy about it.

     Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

     It is the stumbling block of not knowing that the false messiah comes BEFORE the True Messiah.

     It doesn’t matter how much wealth you’ve accumulated during your lifetime or how poor you remained during your lifetime. None of that matters on Judgment Day. It’s what’s written in the Book, under your name, that matters.

     Father doesn’t care if you paid your bills on time each month, other than being a good representation of how a Christian should live. You certainly don’t want to tarnish your reputation, if you CLAIM to be a Christian, and have other people judge you by how you do live your life.

     Your soul cannot be saved by dragging bags of money or gold with you when you stand before our Father.

     This is really so simple. Live your life according to the instructions of our Father and our Lord and you will probably do just fine on Judgment Day.

     Ezekiel 7:20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

     As for the beauty of his ornament. By all accounts, this refers to the Temple or the churches. Majestic buildings, Gothic structures, many of them build by the Catholic religion.

     As a child, we would visit grandma two or three times a year, as she lived a few hours away from where we lived, but she was a staunch Catholic and on Sunday morning we would walk to the Sacred Heart church in the town she lived in, and it was an impressive structure.

     Spires and steeples reaching their way up to heaven and all that. Massive columns inside, many of them blocking your view of the altar and the priest as he celebrates the Mass.

     But Father is saying here that even with all that beauty, the people brought in their heathen images and carvings and defiled His place. Today, a lot of churches are made of glass and such and it’s not the heathen images that are brought in, it’s the heathen lies that are taught there.

     Ref: Jeremiah 7:30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the Lord: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it. KJV

     If the truth of our Father’s Word is not taught in your church today then it’s polluted by the dung of Satan, the established lies of religion. It’s like placing a gold-plated band aid over skin cancer somewhere on your body. Sure looks nice but it covers up death.

     Therefore have I set it far from them. Remember when the ten Tribes moved north of Jerusalem and they made Samaria their capitol city? It was too far for them to go to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast days, so they gathered up some gold from the people and made a couple of golden calves and worshiped them, in Samaria.

     It was too far to go to worship God in Jerusalem, so let’s worship some golden images right here at home. That should satisfy our Father, shouldn’t it? Not hardly.

     Ezekiel 7:21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.

     Heathen strangers will pollute it even more than Christianity? Hard to believe.

     Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

     What is that secret place? It’s the Holy of Holies. That room within the Temple, to whom admittance was only allowed and given to the high priest. The room where the cloud would form when Father wanted to communicate with Moses and Aaron as they wondered in the wilderness.

     Defiled by the heathen.

     Ezekiel 7:23 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.

     A chain is a sign of captivity and they are held captive by their own ignorance.

     Ezekiel 7:24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.

     Since they have defiled HIS Holy of Holies, His secret place, so too will He make sure that THEIR holy place, where they worship their own idols, is defiled as well, by the people of the heathen nations.

     Ezekiel 7:25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.

     There is no turning back of our Father. His mind is made up and no one is going to talk Him out of it.

     Ezekiel 7:26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.

     One gross lie after another. The law shall perish from the priest because even they will be ignorant of His Word and law.

     Ezekiel 7:27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the Lord. KJV

     According to their deserts. Today we would say it as: according to their just deserts. Or as my momma would say it: you made your bed, now lie in it.

     They’re going to get what they deserve. They committed the crime, now pay the price.

     And they shall know that I am the Lord. That’s one of the reasons for the punishment. That they should know that He is king of kings and Lord of Lords.

     Do you see Him in that respect? Do you pray to Him and thank Him and then have your children search for plastic eggs out in the front yard? During the time of Passover, I’ve seen neighbors down the street decorate a tree in the front yard with strings of plastic, colored eggs from WalMart. At WalMart of all places.

     What kind of heathen does that sort of thing? How that must hurt Him. How that must hurt our Lord after all He did, after all He went through, to give us an avenue of forgiveness.

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