is much symbolism in scripture, God takes things we can SEE with our
eyes and uses them to represent something else that we need to SEE with
our spiritual eyes. If
what the symbols represent in an analogy then that which is being
will be made very simple and easy to understand by the imagery etched
your mind. The proverb
"a picture is worth
a thousand words" is true, and it is a well documented and established
fact that people remember far more of what they SEE than what they hear
or read, even if what they SEE is only in their mind's eye, i.e. a
which they have mentally created!
that, of course, which is exactly why the Holy Spirit gives us so many
simple pictures, models, and plays to see and watch in His Word.
if you do not understand what the symbols represent, you will then
your head in wonderment and declare that which has been made so simple
to be confusing, complex and mysterious, which is the way many folks
the plain and simple Word of God.
God visits Ezekiel
in His Space Ship.
Chapter 1 God visits Ezekiel in his flying machine.
God tells Ezekiel he is sending him to prophesy to the children of the rebellious people from of ancient Israel who now make up the Christian nations of the world. To a people who have rebelled against God; they and their fathers have transgressed against God, and do even unto this very day. And when these things come to pass, and they will, then they shall know that a prophet hath been among them.
Chapter 2 Question: "How does God reveal Himself unto man?", Answer: "However He wants to, He's God!"
Ezekiel gets to ride in God's space ship! He was also made a watchman, but only after God had him eat the whole "roll of a book" or scroll written within and without, meaning it was a complete book, of the Lord's Words just as we are to eat the whole Bible today. Then he was told to go to the children of the "House of Israel" who now make up the Christian nations of the world and speak God's words unto them.
Ezekiel, you must: (1)
Hear the word from
The Lord's mouth, i.e. from His Word (your Bible), not from men.
(2) Give the people warning from His word.
Ezekiel is instructed, by the Lord, to bake and eat barley cakes baked with dung that cometh out of man in front of the people. The same people of ancient Israel who would be scattered among the Gentiles and eat their defiled bread, which they still eat it to this very day in there Christian churches! This is the PICTURE our Father wants us to SEE regarding man's religion and what most of our churches are feeding our people. Is the doctrine of your church defiled? Do you know, for sure? Have you read and rightly divided the Bible within and without? The old and the new, both testaments? Do you even care? God cares!
Chapter 4 The children of Israel are going to eat these dung cakes? Yes, they are! The LORD God said so! They would be scattered among the Gentiles and eat their defiled bread, and we are scattered and we do eat it to this very day!
Ezekiel is ask to cut the hair from his head and beard; burn a third part of it with fire; chop a third part up with a knife; and scatter a third part in the wind.; as an physical example to show us what will happen to us spiritually in these end times.
Chapter 5 Another physical example used to help us understand what will happen to us spiritually in these end times. Bear in mind that fire cannot touch or burn that which is spiritual, such as a thought or an attitude or love.
The Lord tells Ezekiel to prophesy to the future Christian nations, "Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places, i.e. your churches".
Chapter 6 When our Father chastises us, His children in the flesh, it is for the GOOD OF OUR SOULS?
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. 1 Cor. 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.
Chapter 7 What you are about to read in this next chapter is not a pretty sight.
Ezekiel is shown the wicked abominations and goings on that exist in the churches even to this day.
Chapter 8 In 8:16 we will see the priests "with their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east". Sound familiar? (how about Easter sunrise service?) God calls this an abomination! Of course you can disagree with Him! If you like!
The LORD tells Ezekiel how HE will CAUSE six supernatural "men" i.e. angels, to slay utterly old and young, maids and little children, but not to come not near any man or women upon whom the "tav" has been placed; and to begin at the "Lord's sanctuary".1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:...
Chapter 9 Sounds pretty gruesome, doesn't it? Remember, this is prophecy for the last days and the killing is spiritual, not physical. And it doesn't matter who you are, if you don't have the cross, you are a dead man!
Ezekiel will once again describe in the limited vocabulary of his day the awesome space ships that he was privileged to see.
Chapter 10 Awesome "highly polished spectrum bronze vehicles"
The Lord's Highly Polished Spectrum Bronze Vehicle doesn't depart for heaven until after Ezekiel is shown In the gate of the LORD'S house, where the leaders give bad advise to the Lord's people. Ezekiel is then given some encouraging news about how the Lord will provide a little sanctuary in those countries where His people have been scattered where they may come and He takes the stony heart out of their flesh, and gives them a new heart that they may walk in His statutes, and keep His ordinances, and do them: and they shall be His people, and He will be their God.
Chapter 11 These are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city.
God tells Ezekiel to prophesy against the Preachers who are inventing their own visions and claiming to have messages from God when He has never told them anything at all. Woe unto them!
Chapter 13 This Bible Study may be offensive to tender ears, to those Christians who just can't imagine that anyone who calls himself or herself a minister or preacher of Jesus Christ, would knowingly mislead anyone for money, power or ego, i.e. for personal gain.
Have you ever wondered how it is that we have so many churches and church going people in our nation and yet we are in the midst of the great famine for hearing the Word of God (Amos 8:11)?
Chapter 14 Don't expect a positive answer to your prayers if you have separated yourself from your Father with a heart [mind] full of men's traditions.
The sole excellency of the branch from a grape vine is that it bears fruit! If it does not bear fruit, then unlike other types of trees whose wood is useful, the vine wood is just about worthless because it is spindly, soft, brittle, and crooked. At least an oak tree can be used to make beautiful furniture, or used as a support beam for a house, or even burned as firewood. Not so with vine wood! So, if you don't stay plugged onto Jesus, who is the true vine, via His Word, you will not bear fruit for His kingdom; therefore be considered worthless and He will burn you up after the Millennium and you, like Satan, will be no more!
Chapter 15 "What Good Are They?" "And the more fruit you bear, the more the Father is glorified"
This entire 16th chapter of Ezekiel was given to us so that we could understand our Father's feelings about all this spiritual whoredom that is committed by us, His children, through our false religion that we call Christianity! (read #8023 "Church is not Christianity. God's Word is Christianity.) When He refers to Jerusalem as the city he loves He is not referring to the actual physical city in the middle east; He is talking about His children, His church and how it has become polluted.
The whore just loves religion and even carries a Bible to give her
of men added value and make them appear holy, as if they came from Him
when in fact they did not. She is deluded indeed.
Chapter 19 Today, Queen Elizabeth sits upon the throne of David! Surprised? Don't take my word for it. Check it out for yourself.
Chapter 20 How do you think God feels about the "traditions of men" today which are the modern "golden calves"
Chapter 21 Guess who is coming to clean your Biblically illiterate spiritual clock?
Chapter 22 The preachers and ministers have violated His law indeed!
Chapter 23 Church is not Christianity. God's Word is Christianity.
Chapter 24 We need to know to prepare our minds for the spiritual battles in these last days
We'll now learn how God deals with the other Hebrew nations who are not of Israel, and the nations of the gentiles, that all come in contact with Israel. They are also His children. He created ALL of the races of people and pronounced them all GOOD (Gen. 1:31), and He loves them all.
Chapter 25 Obviously if God brings a nation against a people and causes them to be killed, they won't know that He is the LORD God who loves them while they are in the flesh, will they?
Chapter 26 What is the final judgment upon Tyre, the little rock, the type of Babylon the Great of the end time?
Chapter 27 Do you realize that everything we need to know about what is happening and what is going to happen in this final generation we can SEE a type of and a fulfillment of in HiStory.
First Earth Age; when Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth and the Judgment of
Chapter 28 Lucifer/Satan was once, in the first earth age, a high priest, but he wanted to be king, even the King of kings, and so he EXALTED HIMSELF above the other "princes" (stars) in that First Earth Age.
Chapter 29 So what do you say when someone asks you how you know the Bible is true and that it is the Word of God?
Chapter 30 Seven times hotter lets us know that the fire in the last days will be spiritual
Chapter 31 Eve was told to stay away from that "tree" which was in the midst of the garden.
All the princes of the north, including the Syrians, the Tyrians and
Zidonians will also be deceived and "go down to the pit".
We live with bad Christian preachers and teachers, but theTrue Shepherd will save His flock .
Chapter 34 And that rain in due season, now even the latter day rain which makes plump the fruit on the vine, is the truth of God's Word.
Russia is made desolate because of it's perpetual hatred of brother Jacob, i.e. the Christian nations.
Chapter 35 This is the way God exercises justice and judgment with complete fairness. Should one not be willing to receive the same thing he or she "dishes out" to others. We have a proverb that says, "He can dish it out, but he can't take it". Well, if you can't take it then you BETTER NOT "dish it out", because you're "gonna get it coming' right back at you"!
The full restoration of the land to all the nations of the house Israel, i.e. from biggest to the smallest Christian nations.
Chapter 36 "I will give you a new nature, and I will put a new spirit in you, I will take away your hard nature and give you a nature that can be touched;"
The "spiritually dead" Christians are to be brought back to life.
Chapter 37 How is this proclaiming of the gospel among ALL NATIONS going to be accomplished? Is man going to do it, or is God going to do it?
In the 38th & 39th chapters we get specific details of the 7th Seal, the 7th Trump, and the 7th Vial which consummate the end of this flesh age.
Chapter 38 There is soon coming a time when the final grains of sand will completely empty out of the hour glass of this flesh age and the 7th Trump will sound and Jesus Christ will triumphantly return to establish the kingdom of God "on earth, as it is heaven".
Chapter 39 is the transition Chapter between this, The second earth age, i.e. "The Human Flesh Age", and The Millennium.
Chapter 39 of the great book named "God is our strength", EZEK-I-EL, is
a "Transition Chapter" between this flesh age and the Millennium age
begins "on that day", the Lord's Day, also known as the Day of
the Day of God's Wrath, when Jesus Christ returns and ALL people who
still alive in their flesh bodies will be instantly changed into their