We must also keep in mind that the "House of Israel", which was comprised, not the Jews, but the ten tribes to the north the northern kingdom of Israelites, plus much of the "House of Judah" which would include some from the tribe of Judah(real Jews, from the tride of Judah), were scattered over two centuries prior to the writting of the book of Ezra. They were scattered by the Assyrians from 745 B.C. to 722 B.C., and by the time of Ezra, they had migrated through the Caucasus Mountains, and elsewhere, through Russia, to settle in Western Europe, and some of them, later, on to the Americas. They became known to this day as Caucasians and make up the Christian nations of our 21st. century world.
So Ezra doesn't pertain, to both "Houses of ancient Israelites", it is only the fragments or remnant of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin from the southern kingdom, "House of Judah", and part of the Levi tribe. Of the millions that existed prior to the fall of Jerusalem, and king Zedekiah's rule, only a scant forty four thousand will return to Jerusalem. Most of the rest migrated west into Europe and some, eventually to the Americas along with the ten tribes that made up the northern kingdom, "House of Israel". Some just decided to stay in Babylon. We will also begin to understand why some of the scriptures are confusing, and why Jesus Christ Himself said in Matthew 23:2; "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses seat:".
Ezra 1:5 "Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem."
You would think that the "priests" and the "Levites" are one of the same, as being the new government; however they are not, and before we end the Book of Ezra, it will become clear. Cyrus is telling all the people that God will raise their spirit, and through that spirit, the Temple of God will be raised.
Ezra 1:6 "And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all the was willingly offered."
After Cyrus went to the people, they gave freely of their goods and money, and there was plenty to get it done with.
Ezra 1:7 "Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods;"
These are the same vessels that Belshazzar took from his father's storage area, and was having his big drinking orgy with. After he did that he saw a sight that shook him and claimed his life that very night [Daniel 5].
Ezra 1:8 "Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Methredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshabazzar, the prince of Judah."
"Sheshabazzar" is the Chaldee name of "prince of Judah" and he was "Nehemiah, the son of Hachaliah and Zidkijah, and therefore a "prince of Judah".
Ezra 1:9 "And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,"
Ezra 1:10 "Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand."
Cyrus was holding nothing back from God's Temple for himself.
Ezra 1:11 "All the vessels of gold and silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem."
So we see here that King Cyrus is taking back to Jerusalem all the wealth that King Nebuchadnezzar had brought out. Each of these kings God called his servants, and both the taking out and the bringing back was at the order of the Almighty Father. God will use whom ever and what ever He chooses.
Ezra 2:1 "Now these are the children of the Province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;"
One of the reasons that most people have trouble with Ezra is the lists of genealogies.
Ezra 2:2 "Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mizpar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the People of Israel:"
This is not the Mordecai who is the uncle of Queen Esther, the mother of King Cyrus. As we continue for the next forty two verses, we see the number of people, or their children, of each of the towns and villages that were taken seventy years prior, and are now returning to rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem. The names down to verse forty three are all Hebrew names.
In the records of these people that are returning, all those beyond verse forty three are the foreigners, Nephilim and Kenites. They were not of any part of any of the tribes of Israel as they were presenting themselves to be.
Now verse 43: From here on these folks going back to Jerusalem are not Israelites!
Ezra 2:43 "The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,"
There is a word we here we must become acquainted with. The word "Nethinim" in the Hebrew means "given". The Nethinims were the people that were given to service in the Temple of God. They were captives, and volunteers that were given to the priests to do their work. The priests had a way of becoming lazy in performing the duties of the Temple, and these Nethinims were there to help the priests.
Nethinim, in Strong's Hebrew dictionary, # 5411; "Nathuwn, naw-theen, (the proper form, as pass. part.), from # 5414; one given, i.e. (in the plural only) the Nethinim, or Temple-servants (as given up to that duty):-Nethinim". This is called a transliteration, rather then a translation. They are Temple servants, and not of the House of Judah(not Israelites).
From here on, what we will find, and they will comprise almost half of all those returning and they are Babylonian names; they are not of either Judah, Benjamin, or Levi. They are all foreigners, but we will see that it is they that run the church. What we will see is that these foreigners have taken over the Temple of God.
It is from this that we can better understand why Christ would say in Matthew 23 "that the scribes and Pharisees sit in the seat of Moses".
Ziha, Hasupha and Tabaoth are all Babylonian names, not Hebrew names. When we break these names in the next fifteen verses back to the Hebrew, or the Chaldeean, you would find that these persons are pure Babylonian. They are all of the confusion tongue, and very few Christians would catch that in reading through the book of Ezra.
We find the interest the same today, as it was then, God's people, Israel, who call themselves Christian today, simply don't care.
Is it any wonder that God had to go outside of His own people, of Judah to find the servant and shepherd to tend to the rebuilding of His Temple. Today there are very few pastors and teachers that even dare to teach the in-depth truth in God's Word, that will take a person through hard times. Before we finish the Book of Ezra you will see just how important it is to understand Ezra, and see what and who had attached themselves to the tribe of Judah.
Through this you can better understand why it is written in Revelation 2:9, concerning the church of Smyrna; "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and not, but are the synagogue of Satan." It was in the Book of Ezra where the transfusion took place, and the "cankerworm" [Kenites] of Joel 1:4, had entered into the house of Judah, and took over the ranking positions within the Temple, and the government.
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The reason for bringing this out is so we can be more careful in the study of God's Word, for we know by I Chronicles 2:55 that these families of Kenites had taken over the duties of the scribes, and the interpreting God's word. This is why the true student of God's Word will know where the trouble spots are, and when the translation goes against the true nature of God, we know why.
Ezra 2:44 "The children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon,"
Ezra 2:45 "The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,"
Ezra 2:46 "The children of Hagab, the children of Shalmai, the children of Hanan,"
Ezra 2:47 "The children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,"
Ezra 2:48 "The children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,"
Ezra 2:49 "The children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai,"
Ezra 2:50 "The children of Asnah, the children of Mehunim, the children of Nephusim,"
Ezra 2:51 "The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,"
Ezra 2:52 "The children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,"
Ezra 2:53 "The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Thamah,"
Ezra 2:54 "The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha."
Ezra 2:55 "The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Peruda,"
Ezra 2:56 "The children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,"
Ezra 2:57 "The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Ami."
Ezra 2:58 "All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two."
We are seeing here how the condition of the Church got into the condition that it did by the time Jesus Christ walked on the earth just four centuries later. We see that while in Babylon, these Kenite scribes had achieved such a high seat in the priesthood, that even they were named in the chronology of Judah. If you're the one controlling what is being recorded, that is a very simple task. All these names, including verse fifty nine are names of the Babylonians. How many of today's Christian pastors would even start to know this, because of their not being familiar with the Bible, and the manuscripts.
Remember these Nephinims are people taken captive and put to work in the Temple of God. Why? Because the priests are lazy, it always has been, and always will be for most.
Where it reads; "the children of Solomon's servants", gives us a clue as to where this infiltration of Satan's children through Cain, came into the Temple and established themselves.
Ezra 2:59 "And these were they which went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, Addan, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, and their see, whether they were of Israel:"
These Kenites called themselves of Judah, however we see here that they could not document who they were, and from the time of Moses you could not serve in the Temple if you could not document your parentage as being of the Levitical priesthood. That even applied to the cutting of wood for the offering sacrifices.
This is why Jesus called special attention to these sons of Satan through Cain [the scribes and the Pharisees] presenting themselves, and sitting in the seat of Moses, the Lawgiver, when in fact they are not. They are pretending to be the servants of God, yet they were listed many times as the people that God wanted destroyed. The Israelites allowed them to live, and from their disobedience to God, this is what has happened.
The Kenites are sitting in the leadership roles, and directing what is to be taught, and all the time they call their words to be of God. They do our interpretations, and teaching, and then Christians accept their words as being truth because we are too lazy when it comes to scholarship. Most people shy away from any detailed work, and seek others to do it for them.
The Kenites have a deeper reason for being scribes, then the Levites, for their desire is to alter history, and the manuscripts to fit their agenda. Their methods are the same as their father Satans'. Their tampering is not big noticeable changes, but a series of many half truths. In I Kings 9:20 we will see just who these people are that Ezra is telling us about, as being of "Solomon's servants". This is how the sayings and traditions of men have slipped into the records of the church, and are now being presented as truths of God.
I Kings 9:20; "And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel." The Perizzites were even offspring of the second influx of the Nephilim, which is to say from the Hebrew tongue, "fallen angels". Not one part of these half-breeds is of the Children of Israel.
Editor's Note: These are the same peoples that our Lord Wants the ancient Israelites to "Utterly Destroy when they entered the promised land" But, needless to say the didn't listen!
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I Kings 9:21; "Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bond service unto this day." Solomon's bond service is putting them to work in the Temple. It was these heathen that Solomon put to service in his big beautiful Temple, and now five hundred years later, they control God's house from top to bottom.
Is it any wonder that there is so much confusion over God's word, and His form of worship. Satan's kids are running the house of God(most of our Christian churches), and most preachers have no idea what is going on. Another place where the chronology of Judah is given is in I Chronicles 2. After the families of Judah are given, these Kenite scribes gave authority to themselves, and attached themselves to the end of the list.
I Chronicles 2:55; "And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez [Jerusalem]; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab." Even in the manuscripts you can see the work of these Satanic [Kenite] scribes, as they twist God's Word, and sneaks in their little hidden messages. Rachab is the father of the Kenite nation. (especially the Egyptian manuscripts, the ones the newer versions of our Bibles are based on)
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The seal of God in your forehead, is when you have the understand of God's word, and can identify these Kenites, or any other person that teaches any form of mans traditions, and calls it of God. We are living in the final days of this earth age, and the offspring of these Kenites are the very ones that are preparing the way for the entire world to accept their father, Satan, as the Messiah, when he comes to earth claiming to be God. It is obvious by what is taught in most churches, that these cankerworm [of Joel 1:4] have transformed the entire Christian world, except for God's elect.
To memorize foolish genealogies is a waste of time, however the genealogies listed in the Bible are not foolish. The bloodlines of the Old Testament establishes the purity of the lineage of Christ, and marks those that fall under the Abrahamic Covenant. It establishes a value, and separates God's people from Satan's offspring and the offspring of the fallen angels.
If you do not like lists of names, then you would have missed the most important part of the problems we have even today. Notice these scribes covered their tracks by using the term, "the families of scribes", they are assuming that you will automatically place them in the family of Judah.
So remember that our topic is the Nephinim that have entered into the service of the Temple, and taken over those duties.
Ezra 2:60 "The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty and two."
We see the numbers of these Nephinims keeps growing. These are where the priests are coming from.
Ezra 2:61 "And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai; which took a wife of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name:"
The Gileadite are more of the Niphilim, and not of Israel.
Ezra 2:62 "These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood."
When these priests came forth to serve, their genealogies were checked with the family register, and all those that were not in the register, were refused service. This is why it was important for the Kenites, and their brother Nephinims to be listed in the register of Israel. This is also why it was important for them to control that register, and have their names placed in that register.
Ezra 2:63 "And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummim."
The Tarshatha is a Persian word that means "governor". This Tarshatha or governor was Nehemiah. It is his title as recorded in Nehemiah 7:66.
The Urim and Thummim were objects used by the priests prior to the time of Jesus Christ came, which in another words, the Holy Spirit of God came. It was a way for man to communicate with God. It was a thing that was mounted on a bob, and as it moved, it gave a priest an answer.
It isn't done that way any more; for God's Spirit now dwells with man's spirit, and convicts man directly of sin. It is through God's Spirit that we have direction for our lives, and we receive understanding from His Word.
Nehemiah knew that the priesthood was polluted at this time, and so as governor he was going to separate the true priest [Levitical Priest] from this tribe of Kenite fakes. What is puzzling is that Nehemiah knew that they were all fakes, yet he still let them carry on the Temple duties. Nehemiah would not let them eat of the foods that were given for God's service, but he let them stay.
Do you know who writes the sermons that your pastor delivers each week, or the source of that material? Do you know what scribe writes the material for your Sunday school classes? My fellow Christian, you are trusting them with more then your life, but your eternal soul. Has that crossed your mind?
Ezra 2:64 "The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,"
That population count was 42,360 people. That is all that returned from Babylon to Jerusalem. The difference between Ezra's count and Nehemiah's count of Nehemiah 7, was 10,777 people. But then when you took away all the false Kenites and Nephinim it would cut the number in half. Though the two accounts may show a difference, the important thing to recognize right off the bat, is that a very small proportion of God's people [from the original house of Judah] returned to Jerusalem, Out the millions that were carried away, just a trickle returned.
When we consider the Covenant promise that God gave to Abraham, that his offspring would become as numerous as the stars of the heavens, and the sand of the sea; and here we have but a trickle. We have 42,360, minus the fakes, and Kenite crud left in the group. These crud would be fine in their own society, but not in the Temple of God, and this is an indication of what the Levitical Priesthood had sunk to. It has become the same today in the so called "Beth-els", churches, houses of God, as it was then.
If this is offensive to you, then you had better get back into the study of God's word, for it is better to be offended now, then burn in God's hell fire later and exist no more.
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Ezra 2:65 "Beside their servants and their maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and there were among them two hundred singing men and singing women."
Understand this is only part of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, but even these two tribes would have had far more than one million people each at this time. We see just a handfull going back at this time, and that is all that will ever go back until the time of the Millennium, and the sounding of the seventh trumpet.
Yes today the tiny nation called Israel is established, but even so, it is overflowing with a Kenite population, and most of that population is Arabic. The prophet Jeremiah told of this tiny nation being established in the end times in his prophecy parable of the two baskets of figs, in Jeremiah 24. The good figs being the true house of Judah, while the bad figs are those toxic [spiritually] Kenite, that "call themselves of Judah, but are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan. [Revelation 2:9, 3:9]"
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.Live Link to- Revelation1through3.html
Ezra 2:66 "Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six; their mules, two hundred forty and five;"
Ezra 2:67 "Their camels, four hundred thirty and five; their asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty."
Though this is but a small number, we know that in the Millennium all of Israel will return to true Israel, Jerusalem.
Ezra 2:68 "And some of the chief of the fathers, when they came to the house of the Lord which is at Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God to set it up in his place:"
What it is saying here is that some of the older fathers still remembered what the old Temple looked like, and they came to the location just to see what was left of the old Temple. There was just part of the foundation remaining.
Ezra 2:69 "They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments."
This won't even start to cover the expense of the rebuilding; but I wonder who is going to wear the garments of the priests, since only the polluted Kenite priests, and their brother scribes are there in control. The Book of Nehemiah will document exactly who these priests are, as we study that book.
Ezra 2:70 "So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities."
Editor's Note: Ezra 2:70 ..."all Israel in their cities." I once had a preacher friend tell me this verse is proof that all the tribes of Israelites are back together as one again and are now the Jews that make up that little country in the middle east called Israel. I didn't challenge him on that but, I thought to myself , doesn't he read his Bible? What did they teach in the seminary he attended? Doesn't he know that these people were returning to there own cities, yes, but all in the Jerusalem area. They were Israelites from the "House of Judah" in the land of Judea, mostly from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. There may have been a few with them from the ten tribes but, lets face it, there weren't even very many from the two tribes of the former "House of Judeh" who went back.. The cities the Israelites from the other ten tribes lived in weren't ever in Judea. They were "The House of Israel", the northern kingdom; a different nation, non of which was in and around Jerusalem. They had been carried off by Assyria in 721 BC over 200 years before this and had long ago headed north and west when the power of the Assyrians was brokren. This nation was carried away to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzor in 586BC Not only that but most of The people from the "House of Judah" also left for the west along with their cousins from "The House of Israel" or chose to remain in Babylon. Only a remnant of them went back to Jerusalem.
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My preacher friend thinks Ezekiel's prophesy in 37:21 & 22 has already been fulfilled.Ezekiel 37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:  And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: Live Link to- read about Ezekiel's Dead Dry Bones and how he brings them back to life and joins them back together again, AND IT AIN"T HAPPENED YET!
And my preacher friend, he doesn't know anything at all about the Millennium. Actually I don't believe he knows much about the Bible. He doesn't have eyes to see. He doesn't see the forest for the trees, because he thinks trees are trees and doesn't know trees, in the Bible, are people. He needs to have Jesus spit in his eyes link the Blind man from Bethsaida. Live Link to- Blind man from Bethsaida
Now back to Ezra, I am long winded! Sorry. The Editor
The Nethinim are still with them, those given to service in the Temple when God said they had no business in that position, as only those of the register of the tribe of Levitical priesthood could serve in that duty.
It isn't difficult to see how this book of Ezra can be confusing to many people, because unless you realize who it is that is in control of keeping the records you don't know what's happening. Many pastors today seek the truth earnestly, and try to interpret the Scriptures, yet they hold fast to the traditions of the Kenites that lock-in their understanding, and blind them from seeing the simplicity of God's Word.
At the time of this return to Jerusalem, seventy years of captivity under Babylon rule have ended, as was prophesied. Though this book comes prior to Job and the Psalm, you are only about 420 years before Christ birth. It is from Ezra that gives us the key to why the church was not right when Jesus was born. Jesus was rejected during His entire life on earth, as the Messiah, and then crucified by this band of religious Kenites that had taken over the priesthood, from top to bottom. When Jesus went into the Temple to teach the very word of God, it was rejected and why? Because of these Nephinim that were sitting in the seat of Moses [the seat of legitimate Levitical priest's] .
In that day, just as we can see it happening today; The people just don't know the difference.
Sorry for the long side trip, but when you are ask to count the number of the beast, you need to know who you are to count! Now back to our Isaiah study.
Hosea talked about this in Hosea 1:9, 10.
Hosea 1:9 "Then said God, "Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not My People, and I will not be your God."
God took His name from them not only by the scattering, but from the knowledge of who they are, and where they came from. This happened within just a very few generations of being removed from their lands.
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Hosea 1:10 "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, 'Ye are not My People,' there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God."
This group of the house of Israel splintered into small groups that migrated into different parts of the world, and grew to form many nations in Europe, the Americas, and around the world. Yet, where ever they are, and by what ever name they are identified, the one name that they will be known by is "sons of the living God". Jesus Christ is the living God, and those that identify with Him are called "Christians". They are the Christian nations in the world today.
So we see there are two ways of identifing this so-called lost ten tribes of the house of Israel. One is by the event of passing through the Caucasus mountians, using the name "Caucasians", and the other is by their identifing themselves with the living and true God, Jesus Christ by the name "Christians". God knows exactly where every one of His people are, even though they don't know themselves.
To this day most Christians don't know who they are or where they came from and they look to that tiny nation of Israel, established in 1948 to represent the house of Israel, even thought the things said about Israel in the end times doesn't fit the discription of any part of the house of Judah, which is that tiny nation.
Isaiah 7:9 "And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.' ' "
"Samaria" was the capital city of the nation of the house of Israel. God is saying that you will never be found to become a people, or nation called "The House of Israel" again. We know that they will be re-established as a nation in the Millennium age, but not in this age of the flesh.
Isaiah 7:10 "Moreover the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying,"
Ahaz is the king of the house of Judah.
Isaiah 7:11 "Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above."
You can ask for your sign to be given even in the heavens, or in hell below.
Isaiah 7:12 "But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord." "
Though God asked Ahaz to name something he desired to be a sign through Isaiah, Ahaz was afraid to tempt God by asking for a sign.
Isaiah 7:13 "And he said, "Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?"
Isaiah is asking Ahaz and telling the house of Judah; don't you mess with God, you simply cannot make Him worry.
Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall concieve, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
Because Ahaz would not name the sign to test God, God is going to give them a sign anyhow. The name "Immanuel" in the Hebrew tongue is "God with us". We see here a picture of the coming of the true king that will be born of a virgin, and his name is Jesus. This sign was sent about two thousand years ago in the little town of Bethlem.
Luke 1:26 "And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth,"
Luke 1:27 "To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary."
Luke 1:28 "And the angel came in unto he, and said, "Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." "
Luke 1:29 "And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be."
Luke 1:30 "And the angel said unto her, "Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God."
Luke 1:31 "And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call His name JESUS."
This prophecy of Isaiah to Azah the king of Judah was given just under eight hundred years before Jesus Christ was born to the virgin Mary, and we read that it came to pass exactly as spoken by God. That king that was born to the virgin Mary brought salvation, so that the house of Israel that was separated by and from God could be brought back to God. That is why they now call themselves Christians and not Israelites.
Jesus Christ came to earth through the womb of a virgin the first time to die on the cross, to atone for the sins of those that would believe on His name. At His second advent, however, He comes in all the power and glory of God. He will come as King of Kings and Lord of Lords to set up His Millennium kingdom.
Luke 1:32 "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David:"
Luke 1:33 "And He shall riegn over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end." "
Isaiah 7:15 "Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good."
This is just good common sense, and this is a natural instinct born in every child. Most of the time when a child goes bad, it stems from a lack of discipline. Usually when a child grows up well tested from a battered childhood, they grow up to be a better person. What this verse is saying is that you will get what you sow, and if you fool around with the evil, that is what will come back on you. When you sow to things that are righteous and good, then that is the kind of life that you will have.
The butter spoken of here was not the type of butter like we use today, but curds of milk that was carried in the desert. It was more like our cheese of today.
Isaiah 7:16 "For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings."
Isaiah is letting king Azah know that before this Child "Immanuel" is born, both the king of Assyria and the king of Israel will be gone and out of their land. Remember when Jesus walked on the earth in His flesh body, boththe ten tribes of the northern house of Israel and Assyrian kings were no where to be found in the middle east. In fact most of the house of Judah had also been dispersed.
Isaiah 7:17 "The Lord shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king to Assyria."
It was Assyria that was the house of Israel's downfall, and there is no way that you can understand Bible prophecy without understanding Bible history. The reason I say this is recorded in I Corinthians 10:11; "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."
Everything that is coming to pass in our generation is a type of what has happened before and written by the prophets in His Word. When we get to Isaiah 14 we will see that the "Assyrian" is the very type of Satan in the role of Antichrist. It is also the Antichrist that will take over the minds of so-called children of God, that call themselves and profess to be Christians today, as well as the rest of the people of the world.
Isaiah 7:18 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria."
God is warning you that in that day, which is not to far away from us in our generation, that Satan the Assyrian and his locust army of fallen angels will come at you like a swarm of flies and bees, and surround your every move. Historically this event did happen, and it shall happen again.
Isaiah 7:19 "And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes."
This is the locust army spoken of in the book of Joel, and Revelation 9. They shall come when Michael kicks them out of heaven, at the sixth trump, to come to earth.
Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,"
Revelation 12:8 "And prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven."
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."
This time when Satan and those fallen angels arrive on earth is in our generation. This nation of fallen angels will set up their world wide government in Jerusalem, and Satan will rule from the location where Christ will later set up His kingdom.
Joel 1:5 "Awake, ye drundards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth."
The "new wine is the truth from God's Word and it will be done away with when Satan and his angels arive here at the sixth trump, except of what is sealed already in the minds of God's elect. Why? Most Christians will believe Satan to be the true Christ. They have been taught this, from their church house and their parents, for it is part of their traditions that they have placed ahead of the Word of God.
Joel 1:6 "For a nation is come up upon My land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion."
This nation is made up of the Kenites, grand children of Satan through his son Cain, who are already at work corrupting our Bibles, and they will be without number. They have come upon Jerusalem, and the middle east, to establish their rule, and from Jerusalem they will cover the earth. 666
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