The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #4377

Preachers beware!

My Hi-lite:   Ezekiel 13:6  They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
7  Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
9  And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

So did God send all of these preachers who claim they receive these frivolous, empty messages from God?

Ezekiel 13:6
They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.

[7] Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?

"Instead you have lied when you said, 'My message is from God!' God did not send you. And yet you expect him to fulfill your prophecies. Can you deny that you have claimed to see 'visions' you never saw, and that you have said, 'This message is from God,' when I never spoke to you at all?" (Living Bible)
Ezekiel 13:8
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
When Almighty God is against you, you have a real big problem!
[9] And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
They are NOT going to make it to the Promised Land, and they will NOT be part of the First Resurrection. Why?
[10] Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
They have deceived God's people by saying, "You are safe and secure, you will not come under siege", and that is not His plan at all.Haven't they read Ezekiel?He's sending the king of Babylon. So one pretender puts up a "flimsy wall", a doctrine of false hope that will not stand, and all the others perpetuate it and cover it with "whitewash".

God wants His watchmen to say something to those whitewashing fools:

Ezekiel 13:11
Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
Tell them their wall is COMING DOWN! When the storm hits, all that whitewash will go straight down the drain to hell.
[12] Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
I sure wouldn't want to be the preacher who has to answer that question to our Father.
[13] Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.
Do you understand this "Thus saith the Lord GOD" verse?
Let's paraphrase it: "He's coming after you!"
Ezekiel 13:14
So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Did you read the part where they shall be "consumed" in the midst thereof?  Here's the complete definition of "consumed" from Strong's Concordance:
kalah, kaw-law', Hebrew 3615; a primitive root; to end, whether intransitive (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitive (to complete, prepare, consume) :- accomplish, cease, consume (away), determine, destroy (utterly), be (when...were) done, (be an) end (of), expire, (cause to) fail, faint, finish, fulfil, fully, have, leave (off), long, bring to pass, wholly reap, make clean riddance, spend, quite take away, waste.
God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and Deut. 13 stands.
[15] Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;

[16] To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.

When the Lord GOD is finished with them, their flimsy wall will be GONE, and so will they!

Thus saith the Lord GOD!

Now our Father is going to address the most dangerous doctrine in Christianity in this final generation. Do you know what it is?

If there is one thing that we Christians need to understand, it is that "Christianity" is the cloak under which Satan spreads his lies and abominations. Names and titles can be misleading, even very deceiving. For instance, many people believe that the Federal Reserve Bank is part of the Federal Government because it bears the name "Federal", but it is a privately owned corporation and is NOT part of our government.

Likewise, we have learned that there are many religious leaders who preach, teach, heal, and prophesy using the name of Jesus Christ, who Himself prophesied they would come in His name and so do! "But take heed", Jesus said, "that they don't deceive YOU", for they will and have deceived the masses, for they are false prophets, false teachers indeed! What constitutes a false teacher? Someone who teaches theories of men and the traditions of men and not the Word of God.

Oh, they use the Bible. They quote a verse here and a verse there and make it APPEAR as if it says something it does not say. Anyone can do that! E. W. Bullinger, in his book "How to Enjoy the Bible" discusses two of the most common techniques employed to twist scripture. The first is called "Text Mangling" where you simply pull scriptures out of context.

Here are some examples:

“There is no God” (Ps. 14:1)

“Hang all the law and the prophets.” (Mat. 22:40)

And then there is "Text Garbling" where one can really formulate creative doctrine by combining "out of context' scriptures into a logical story flow:
"And David comforted Bath-sheba his wife,

           and went in unto her." (2 Sam. 12:24)
“Go and do thou likewise.” (Luke 10:37)
"And.. that thou doest, do quickly." (John 13:27)

Another famous trick of Satan is to take that which is described in figurative language and teach the figurative as literal, instead of the truth conveyed by it, like making the Serpent in Genesis to be an upright snake, a literal serpent, instead of the beautiful archangel once called Lucifer. Anyone who reads the entire Bible will discover and learn who the serpent is, for it is spelled out clearly in Rev. 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."
The point is, as we just read in Rev. 9, that Satan is soon to be cast to this earth and will APPEAR as Jesus Christ, and he will be accepted and worshipped as the Messiah by the majority of mankind. So if Satan calls Himself Christ, is it any wonder then that his ministers call themselves "Christian"?  Are you expecting one of them to come out and say, "I'm a false prophet!"? Jesus said there would MANY of them, i.e. many Christian Ministers, who will mislead MANY!
Paul said the same thing regarding Satan's ministers appearing as the good guys in 2 Cor.:
2 Cor. 11:13

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

The word "transformed" means "to disguise" or to "appear as".
[14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Jesus Christ is the Light (Jn. 1:9) and Satan will "appear as" that Light, i.e. as the Messiah.
[15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
His ministers "appear as" Christian ministers, ministers of righteousness. It is by their works, i.e. by what they teach, that one can easily determine their authenticity. The following concluding verses in chapter 13 of Ezekiel will serve as an example.
In verse 5 of this chapter we learned that those who are busy trying to impress people by running around claiming God speaks to them, have FAILED to made an hedge about the people, i.e. fortify God's children through the knowledge of His Word to prepare them to be able to take a STAND during the soon coming siege and battle by the king of Babylon, antichrist! Instead, many of them teach that the saved Christians won't even be here for the battle, for they will be GONE! They shall be taken into the clouds, and will fly away to safety. My, how people love to hear that and rejoice. In fact, a recently produced Hollywood style movie called "Vanished" has now sold in excess of 14,000,000 copies. As it is written, "many shall be deceived".
Note: If you would like more information on the Rapture Theory, then log unto and read "The Rapture Theory".
It is true that no man knows the exact hour or day when Jesus Christ WILL return. But you know what? His watchmen know when He ISN'T returning. He isn't returning tonight and He isn't returning tomorrow! For as it is written, He isn't returning until the son the of perdition, Satan, comes and sits in the temple claiming to be the Messiah. That happens FIRST and it hasn't happen yet.
Here is incontrovertible documentation.
2 Thes. 2:1

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

The subject is our gathering back to Christ at His coming.
[2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Do be worried or wondering about when we gather back to Christ. There is a major event that must take place FIRST!
[3] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Don't be deceived by how big their ministry is and how religious and righteous they look or how many times they call themselves good Christians or their ability to babble unintelligible syllables while walking around the stage or their apparent receiving of special words of knowledge, etc., etc., etc. When the son of perdition, Satan as antichrist, is revealed in his glory [he is a beautiful supernatural archangel (Ezek. 28)], there will be the greatest apostasy, falling away, in the history of mankind, as the world and most Christians flock to worship him as Jesus. Thank you Rapture Theory!
[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.
Christ is not returning until the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet stands in Jerusalem claiming to be Christ. Now you can either believe someone who tells you he or she might "vanish" at any moment or you can believe the Word of God as simply put forth by the apostle Paul. The choice is yours.

Let's read what our Father has to say about this "fly away" doctrine called the any-moment Rapture Theory.

Ezekiel 13:17
Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
I know it isn't popular and it may sound like "bashing" to some ears, but God said to His watchman to set their faces against the "daughters of your people" and "teach against" false prophets and false doctrines, and those who prophesy out of their own hearts [minds] instead of out of the Word of God.After all, it is a matter of eternal life or death, isn't it?

Note: The word "daughters" is actually "ben" in Hebrew, which means "son of", like Ben-Hur, which means son of Hur. Also, you will find the word "women" in the next verse to be in italics in the King James Bible, because it is not in the original text. The point is that there is no gender implied in the analogy. We are talking about all those who cover-up God's truth and use other crafty means to ensnare God's children.

Here is what God wants Ezekiel to say to them:

[18] And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
If you have a Companion Bible, it will explain the terminology used in this verse. It simply means WOE to those who conceal God's outstretched saving arms with "cover-ups", false doctrines and devices used to market their religion, i.e. to "hunt for souls [people] to save" and fill the auditoriums.
[19] And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
Would they pollute God's Word and teach out of their own hearts for MONEY? You bet your sweet collection plate many of them would, and they do! Do you think there are no "hirelings" in Churchianity? Then read John 10:12-13.

Many Christian ministers do "slay the souls", cause the spiritual death, of those who should be fed the truth of His Word, by "setting them up" to fall before antichrist. They also give false hope to others, by LYING to their congregations, to God's people that hear their LIES! Though some of them truly believe the Rapture Theory is Biblical, it is nevertheless a LIE, and God doesn't like it, neither do His watchmen.

Ezekiel 13:20
Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
The word "fly" is "parach", Strong's # 6524, and it means, among other things, specifically to fly (as extending the wings). It also means to escape. If you have been studying this Book of Ezekiel with us then you know that there will be no escape, no flying away, when the king of Babylon comes. God's watchmen will be here, though they will be on the protective side of the Iron Pan (chptr. 4:3), but they will still be here. Rev. 9:4 documents that when Satan, i.e. the antichrist, and his army are here, they may "sting" [not kill] "only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
[21] Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Their cover-ups are going to be torn down and God will put an end to their recruiting methods. And they will get to know the LORD real good for a change! He has a way to deal with liars.
Ezekiel 13:22
Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
This verse says is all. The fly away "Rapture Theory", the Big Lie of the modern Christian era, saddens our righteous Father and even His watchmen. These liars, though some are unknowingly liars, promise the people a quick trip out of here, an easy ride to the kingdom free of tribulation, and consequently some teach there's really no need to study the Book of Revelation. WOE unto them!
[23] Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
God is going to put a stop to it real soon.
Meanwhile, "take heed", as Jesus instructed, and let no man deceive you!
Study His Word, not man's theories.

Our Father loves His children very much. Let's do as He says and love Him back!

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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