The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #7051

A "Riddle" and a "Parable" tells!

The strange truth of the planting and the rebuilding of David's throne is revealed in a "riddle and a parable,"
couched in symbolic language never understood until this latter day.
Yet it stands, today, so clearly explained a little child could understand!
It fills the 17th chapter of Ezekiel's prophecy.
The whole chapter should be carefully read.

Notice, first, this prophetic message is addressed, not to Judah, the Jews,
but to the House of Israel.
It is a Message to give light to the lost ten tribed House of Israel in these latter days!

First, Ezekiel is told to speak a riddle, and then a parable.

The riddle is found in verses 3 to 10.
Then, beginning verse 11, the Eternal explains its meaning.
"Say now to the rebellious house,"
God says the "rebellious house" being ten tribed Israel (Ezek. 12:9),
to whom Ezekiel is set a prophet (Ezek. 2:3; 3:1. etc.),
"Know ye not what these things mean?
Tell them... "And then the riddle is clearly explained.

A great eagle came to Lebanon and took the highest branch of the cedar.
This is explained to represent King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon,
who came to Jerusalem, and took captive the king of Judah.
The cropping off of the cedar's young twigs and carrying them to a land of traffic
is explained to picture the captivity of the king's sons.
"He took also of the seed of the land," means Nebuchadnezzar took also of the people, and the mighty of the land of Judah. "He set it as a willow tree.
And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature,"
means the Jews were given a covenant whereby, although they were ruled over by the Chaldeans, they might live in peace and grow.
The other "great eagle" is explained to represent Pharaoh of Egypt.

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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