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it like it is! series
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
Now here is our study:"You must study His (God's) Word verse by verse, chapter by chapter and book by book to gain knowledge." YES, You must eat the little book!
Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Certainly not by eating swine's flesh in the garden behind one tree, i.e. listening to Satan and his ways, which is the bread of death. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
This is the only way to gain knowledge.
Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. &Isaiah 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD
As opposed to eating the flesh of Jesus which is the bread of life. The Tree of life who was also in the garden.
John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
48 I am that bread of life.
49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Trees are used as examples of people throughout the Bible
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life (Jesus) also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Satan).
Obviously The "Tree of Life/Jesus/The Word of God/The Bible" is to be read /studied/eaten and listened to while the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" is not to be eaten/believed listened to or followed.
Genesis 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying,(***)Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Note: (***)There were other trees (men/spirit beings/angels) in the garden who apparently were not evil as was Satan.
Our daily bread, the bread of life, is the Word of God.
We are to eat it ALL.
It is what God's servants do!
Eat the Little Book
Jeremiah ate His words. Jeremiah 15:16
Ezekiel ate them. Ezekiel 2:9 & Ezekiel 3:3
The Apostle John ate them. Rev 10:10
Revelation 10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
Ezekiel 2:9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
Ezekiel 3:1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
Scripture: Jeremiah 15:15 ļO LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.
16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation.
18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?
19 Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.
20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
21 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.
Eat the little book for in the little book is life.
"Eat the Little Book"
God laid out before Ezekiel a "roll of a book", or a scroll,
written within and without, meaning it is a complete book.Ezekiel 3:1 Moreover He said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
Before you can be "sent forth" by Him to teach the Word of God,
you must first eat the complete Word, the entire "Loaf of Bread".
You can't teach His words if all you have eaten are a few crumbs here and there.
Ezekiel is told to "eat that thou findest"
see Ezekiel chapter 3 verse 10 documents that it was ALL of His words.
You see, the Word of God is spiritual food and must be eaten daily.
Our daily bread, the bread of life, is the Word of God.
We are to eat it ALL.
It is what God's servants do!
Jeremiah ate His words.Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
Ezekiel ate them.Ezekiel 2:9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
Ezekiel 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
The Apostle John ate them.Rev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. Learning and knowing the truth of God's Word is exciting and beautiful
and the taste of truth is as sweet as honey!
But when you have digested that knowledge and meditated upon it,
and can see the stark reality of what is happening in this world
and understand why,
it can be pretty "gut wrenching",
and thus is one form of bitterness.
But there is another bitterness when you have eaten "truth".
And that is,
be prepared to suffer the bitterness of persecution as Christ would tell us:John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them...
Let's return to Ezekiel and see if He obeys the Lord's command to eat the scroll.Ezekiel 3:2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. Well, it looks like Ezekiel didn't have much choice, did he?
Remember the hand of the Lord was upon Him,
and so He "caused" him to eat the roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
Even common sense dictates that one shouldn't teach with his mouth full.
Wait until after you've eaten.
(1) your belly is full of His Words and
(2) they have been digested and absorbed into the blood stream
and carried to your forehead wherein lies your brain,
then you are a prepared servant of the Lord God,
and ready for ACTION! And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
Now there's a novel idea for the preachers and pastors to pick up on:
"Speak His Words!"
Then if the people don't like what is said,
they can take it up with Him,
whose words were spoken.
That means none of this,
"Well I believe this way",
or "Our church teaches this".
If you are one of God's servants and have eaten from His table,
then you speak,
"Thus saith the Lord God!"Ezekiel 3:5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Now think about this,Note: Does it make sense to you that the United States of America, the greatest superpower in the history of the world, would be left out of endtime Biblical prophecy? Of course not! If you would like to learn more about where the 10 "lost" tribes of the House of Israel reside today go to Pamphlet #1064 or Pamphlet #1020 under Table of Contents "Wisdom" on the this American Wisdom Series site.
for it is of paramount importance!
You must KNOW who the House of Israel IS in order to be sent there,
If He tells you to go to the House of Israel and you take off for the Holy Lands,
you are in BIG TROUBLE.
For the House of Israel is NOT THERE,
except for a remnant of the House of Judah,
who was only 1/12 of the House of Israel.
It is so amazing to listen to the preachers and evangelists
who haven't eaten both the "within and without" portions of the scroll,
i.e. the Old Testament and the New Testament.
It is evident that they do not know the difference between
and a Judahite.
They are at a loss to explain where the Superpower of all Superpowers,
the United States of America, is spoken of in prophecy,
so they hide behind spiritualizing everything away into the church.
But that causes a HUGE problem,
because some latter day Ezekiels better get to the House of Israel
and teach the Word of God and SEAL it in the foreheads of the 144,000,
a cool 12,000 from each of the Tribes of the House of Israel (Rev. 7),
not 12,000 from each church denomination.
Next, look who Ezekiel is sent to!
though they would probably listen. Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
This verse was placed absolutely perfectly
and was meant for our generation,
for you see,
the majority of the House of Israel speaks English!
It lets you know that the problem is NOT a language barrier,
the people just don't want to know.
They would rather be "soothsayered" by smooth talking preachers
who promise them all sorts of lies,
like an easy trip out of here when things get rough.Ezekiel 3:7
But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
Look out across America this very day
and see if the House of Israel is obeying the Lord God.
They are truly lost in more ways than one.
They don't even know who they are! Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
"I have made you strong"
is what the name EZEK-I-EL means, i.e. "Whom God strengthens".
If you have eaten the Word of God and digested it,
then you have been made STRONG against those who just think they are,
and you are now protected by a full, head-to-toe,
highly polished suit of Gospel Armor (Eph. 6),
which is impenetrable by the fire darts of Satan and his weak-minded followers.
Note: If you have eaten the scroll and been "strengthened by Him",
then you are an Ezekiel,
so pay close attention to the messages he is told to take to the House of Israel in this book.
A word to the wise is in order here. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
So that you don't think that God is saying
He has made Ezekiel into a close-minded hardhead,
look up the word "adamant" in your Strong's Concordance.
It means a "Diamond", the jewel of all gems in beauty,
in value, and in hardness, as compared to all other "stones".
You have heard the expression he/she is a "Diamond in the rough".
Well, the Ezekiels of this generation,
those who He has strengthened through His Word, i.e. God's Elect,
are "Diamonds in the Wilderness."
He has made them so!
How precious indeed!
(Note: It requires tremendous pressure to make a diamond, don't you know?)Ezekiel 3:10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
God wants you to receive ALL His words in your forehead,
and understand them.
You'd never guess that when you watch the Sunday morning parade of crumb tossers.
I ask you, "Where's the beef?" And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
So are you a Diamond Christian?
Have you been Ezekielized?
Are you qualified to be sent forth and teach?
Then the directive is to GO to them of the captivity,
YOUR PEOPLE! And speak to THEM, and tell them,
"Thus saith the Lord GOD!"
Whether they listen or not is not your problem!
Your job is to speak HIS WORDS! Got it? Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.
Ezekiel gets lifted up and takes a little "whirlwind" ride.
But instead of hearing, "Please fasten your safety belts",
he hears, "Blessed be the Glory of the LORD from His place",
which is currently from His throne in this magnificent Chariot of Fire.Ezekiel 3:13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
They definitely make sounds when taking off. So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me. Ezekiel is saddened about the impending calamities to come,
of which he is about to become the unwelcomed bearer of the bad news.
But make no mistake about it, the LORD is in charge.
When you read further in Ezekiel you find that
Ezekiel will end up in Tel-abib and will be officially made a "watchman" by the Lord.
Now that is a position of great responsibility!
You see, if you are one of God's elect,
then there is a little bit more to serving the Lord
than helping out with chicken barbeques
and being an usher every fourth Sunday.
Ezekiel is a type of God's elect in this final generation.
That means get ready for action,
for if the hand of the Lord is upon you,
it is an awesome experience.
Nevertheless, praise Him and enjoy the ride!
Remember the words of the apostle Paul,
who fell into the hands of the Lord when the Lord knocked him off his high horse.
Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
While we're on the subject!
"Better Dust off the Front 2/3's of your Bible"
Many Christian's hardly ever read the books of the Old Testament
except for what they call "Bible Stories",
like the Holy Spirit is some kind of a fiction writer.
They look upon the Old Testament books, like Ezekiel,
as being sort of ancient history,
old irrelevant writings of prophets who lived a long,
long time ago and who have long since been dead!
What possibly could they have to say about the 21st century and our modern times?
And yet they know not that the book of Ezekiel
contains more prophecy in the last nine chapters about the future time of the Millennium
than any other book of the Bible including the Book of Revelation,
for the entire plan of God is written in the Old Testament
including both the first AND the second advents of Jesus Christ.
It is all the Word of God.
God used the "king of Babylon" to come against His people
who turned to idolatry in the PAST
and He will do so AGAIN in these last days,
only the king of Babylon in this end time
is the spurious messiah, the false-christ, Satan himself.
Always remember 1 Cor. 10:11.
The physical types set forth in the Old Testament
happened to give us a clear PICTURE
of what we can expect to befall us spiritually in the last days.
Jesus even said in Matthew 24
that just as it was in the days of Noah,
so shall it be before He returns.
Are we going to have another Flood of Water?
That was a type!
The fallen angels are coming again
and we are going to have a FLOOD of LIES (Rev. 12:15)
that will deceive the whole world and sweep away the ungodly,
to their spiritual death!
You better "Dust off the Bible" that's
laying there on your coffee table!
Better read the first 2/3's of it, also!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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doctrine of many of our Christian churches, (The Man on a White Horse)
political direction of our country, (The Man on a Red Horse)
economic direction our country has taken, (The Man on a Black Horse)
and teaching of our schools and media, (The Man on a Pale Horse)
The Four Hidden Dynasties of the New World Order Revelation 6:1-8
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"
Did you know all four are being ridden by Satan?