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Pamphlet #8007 Ezekiel chapter 7

What you are about to read in this chapter is not a pretty sight.

It is a description of the final siege at the time of the end of this earth age by the, end time, king of Babylon (Satan), even that same king of Babylon who is the spurious messiah, the beast spoken of in Revelation 13. He and his fallen angels who are cast out with him upon this earth (Rev. 12:7-9) will come against our people, even all people, with a fury, devouring the "souls" of men just like an army of swarming locusts devouring the field of harvest before them (read Live Link to->> Joel) and leaving nothing behind (Rev. 9). It will be a time of "spiritual warfare" with the fiery darts of Satan's deception flying everywhere, which is why you will need to be behind the Iron Griddle, i.e. have on the Gospel Armor to be protected (Eph. 6).

You see, 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 this 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.

Remember that the name EZEK-I-EL means "God is Strong" or you could even say "Whom God Strengthens". Either way, in these last days you WILL feel the Strength of Almighty God, either having been strengthened by Him, and made "strong" through being nourished by the true Bread of life and therefore qualifying to be appointed as a watchman to stand behind the Iron Griddle during the siege, or you will experience His strong arm of correction that WILL let you know that He is the Lord GOD, and there is none other! That experience will be very painful spiritually, which is the worst kind of pain. The type, i.e. the method of His correction, has been set forth in HIStory. He 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 the end, will be the false messiah, 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? NO! 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!

Let's begin reading and understanding Ezekiel chapter 7.

Ezekiel 7:1
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
These are not the words of some dead prophet. They are the words of the Living God! Besides, Ezekiel is not dead! He's with Christ right now (1 Thes. 4:13-17).
[2] Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
An end, THE END, is come upon the " four corners". This is the first statement to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear that this is speaking of the time of the end, the last days. The "four corners" are where the four angels stand who hold back the four winds that let loose the king of Babylon and the final fury of events of this earth age.

If you are a watchman and have been watching the signs in the heavens, the city of Jerusalem and the peace, peace plans, the enormous growth and strength of the four hidden dynasties, which means the first four trumpets are blowing very loudly now, along with the work and expansion of the Elijah ministry, then you know that those angels are standing there right now, on those four corners (which simply means the four points of the compass, symbolizing the whole world), holding back the four winds (the final events) until God's elect finish the task of sealing, i.e. teaching the Word to those identified in Rev. 7. 

So you might say we are in overtime.

Rev. 7:1
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
Hold up the events of Ezekiel chapter 7 just a little longer!
[2] And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
The seal of the Living God is His Word which is no longer sealed in these last days (I speak of Daniel 12:4 "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased... 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." Are you counted among the wise? They are those who study His word and eat all of the scroll.
[3] Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
The spirit of God is being poured out now and young men and women of God are beginning to teach as they SEE the VISIONS, i.e. understand the visions, of His unsealed Word, just as Peter said would happened when he quoted the prophet Joel on that first Day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2: Acts 2:17 "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [teach what the prophets prophesied], and your young men shall see visions [understand them], and your old men shall dream dreams [the old watchmen (Not old in years. Old in knowledge of the Bible) will see their dream of being a part of His plan come true]:".

It is happening! Is this not the most exciting time to live in all of history?

[4] And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Well what do you know? There are still the tribes of Israel present at the time of the end, no matter what many preachers say. Too bad most are clueless as to who they are, because through their scattering and their sloppy handling of His word, they have lost their identity and are referred to as the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel. But God and His watchmen who are sent to them know who they are. (If you don't know click unto these live links->> #1020 & #1064 and learn)

So we see in Revelation the children of Israel once again connected with the four corners.

We now continue in Ezekiel.

Ezekiel 7:3
Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
EVERYONE will get what is coming to them, their earned recompense. God is no respecter of persons. It is very sad, however, that most of our brothers and sisters will take place (even are taking place) in the abominations, the worst of which is worshipping the false messiah when he comes as if he were the Lord Jesus Christ. They have strayed so far from the truth of His word and are so filled with "dung cakes" that they don't know the difference between the two Christs, the real One and the Look-a-Like. They will receive their just recompense from their not-very-happy Father.
Ezekiel 7:4
And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
When the 7th Trump sounds the whole world will know who the LORD is, for every knee shall bow at the appearance of the Lord of lords and King of kings.
[5] Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
Thus saith the Lord GOD! How many times do we have to be told over and over again until we listen to Him? He says there is calamity upon calamity coming, "... and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time..." (Dan. 12:1).

If the Lord God said it, it WILL HAPPEN! "WARNING, WARNING!" 

[6]  An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
The final end-time siege by the king of Babylon, Satan, is coming. "It watcheth for thee" literally means "It has awakened against you", i.e. it has taken you by surprise if you have been sleeping and not watching.
[7] The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
The Day of reckoning is come, the sand will finally run out of the Hour of Warning Glass into the Hour of Temptation Glass (which will take about 5 months to empty from there). The day of trouble, the day of "Jacob's trouble" is near, and many are going to wake up, having been asleep and not watched throughout the night, and be real surprised.  There will no more be heard "the sounding of the warning from the mountain tops". It is too late! The king of Babylon has come! Which side of the Iron Griddle will you be on during the siege?
Ezekiel 7:8
Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
God's fury, His wrath, is poured out at the time of the end, beginning with the 5th and 6th trumps, the first two "WOE" trumps, where He allows the king of Babylon, Satan and his locust army to come to "try" those who dwell upon the earth. "... Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil [the king of Babylon] is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." (Rev. 12:12)

Do not participate in all the abominations. The king of Babylon will appear as the spurious Messiah, showing great signs and wonders and perform miracles in the sight of men. The siege is a spiritual one. He will bring worldwide peace and prosperity for all who will worship him. But he causes "slaying" and "death" to the people, which is the "second" death, the death of their souls, not their bodies. The problem is that you can't see a "spiritual sword" slay the "inner man", the soul, so if you never SAW this happen physically, how would you understand the VISION to SEE that it will happen spiritually? In the Bible we have been told about and provided with great and graphic demonstrations throughout history! 1 Corinthians 10:1  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. 

The Bible is NOT a book about saving your little old flesh! It can't be done! Your flesh body is going to DIE one way or another. PERIOD! Escape to the clouds theories, escape from Ezekiel's model theories, escape from the reality of His Word theories, which are ALL designed to spare you some brutal physical slaying by the false-christ is not only based on the false premise that the battle in Revelation is PHYSICAL but it serves only to save your flesh! Big deal! We already read the words of Jesus regarding the flesh.

Here they are again:

Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are you afraid of Satan?  If you are "saved" from the second death, then what are you worried about? You've put the Gospel Armor and taken up the Sword of the Lord; now go teach that Dragon a lesson!

The bottom line is, we are ALL going to be here during the final siege by the king of Babylon, on one side of the griddle or the other!

We are still reading in this seventh chapter of Ezekiel about the final siege and spiritual onslaught to come against God's people by the king of Babylon in the last days. Though it seems a mystery to those who have been taught by church tradition that love is always being sugar sweet and lovey dovey, true love requires discipline and chastening. If you love your children you will discipline them, but if you do not love your children you will be real nice to them and let them have their way.

As you would expect, our Father loves all of His children and so He WILL chastise them.

Hebrews 12:6
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
We continue now with the final chastening of this flesh age.
Ezekiel 7:9
And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
All of God's children are treated fairly and receive just recompense for THEIR OWN actions (a novel concept to the modern day liberal who likes to blame everyone and everything else, like a defective gene made them do it, or a gun made them do it).

So, if God's children have "asked for it", by ignoring His Word and bringing every imaginable idolatrous doctrine and abomination into their churches, they are going to get what's coming to them! They are going to worship the king of Babylon as the King of kings and Lord of lords, only he will be Satan himself, in person, claiming he is God. And they are going to find out real soon following their affair with the false messiah, that it is their loving Father who did the chastening, and it was for their own good.

That day of reckoning is coming real soon!

[10] Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! It has dawned and the day of your chastisement has arrived!

This rod is the ruling scepter of the king of Babylon which is used as a rod of correction to punish those who worship the abominable and accursed thing, the son of perdition posing as Jesus.

[11] Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.
"Violence" is the Hebrew word "chamac" which means "unrighteousness". In other words, unrighteousness has resulted in, culminated in, the rod of chastisement, and none shall escape, neither will anyone feel sorry for them. Justice will prevail.

Always remember it is idolatry, false religion, and not the sins of the flesh that is the greatest unrighteous.
Ezekiel 7:12
The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
"There will be nothing to buy or sell, for the wrath of God is on the land." (Living Bible) In other words, wrath falls upon the entire city, the whole bunch of them. And in as much as Jerusalem is put forth as the focal point, the center of the nations, wrath falls upon the whole world.
[13] For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
"Never, so long as they live, shall the sellers get back to their estates, and none shall prosper by iniquitous dealing." (Moffat)
[14] They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
When the trumpet sounds the warning that the king of Babylon is on his way, where will the multitude be? Will they have on the gospel armor and be prepared to take a stand and go to battle against the false messiah? NO, they won't, for they will have been captivated by the wondrous and marvelous one (Satan) who appears as Jesus Christ. They will NOT recognize him as the ENEMY of Almighty God and His Christian Soldiers, so as verse 14 says, "none goeth to battle".
Ezekiel 7:15
The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
All who are not on the watchman's side of the Iron Griddle (remember Ezekiel's model), who do not have the gospel armor on and in place, who have not the seal of God in their foreheads, i.e. sealed their minds with the Word of God by eating the whole Book, will die (spiritually) wherever they are.

The two-edged sword is the Word of God (Rev. 1:16), but Satan has his own look-a-like sword which people will swallow with ease. The famine as we've seen in Amos 8:11 is for the hearing of the true Word of God and the pestilence is that which comes as result of the famine, i.e. the plague of diseased false doctrines replacing the true bread of life, the Word of God, spearheaded by the fly-away rapture theory.

Ezekiel 7:16
But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
"... and if any survivors escape, they shall all be hiding in the hills, mourning over their sins, moaning like doves of the valley." (Moffat) In other words, this verse is really saying the same thing as verse 11, that no one will escape the effect of the siege.
[17] All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
"They will all be shaking in their boots, pardner." (John Wayne)
[18] They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
They shall wish the mountains to fall upon them for the shame they will experience when they finally KNOW that the Lord is GOD.

Jesus talked about this as He walked up the hill to Golgotha:
Luke 23:29
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Jesus is saying blessed are those who do not commit fornication with the false messiah. Blessed are those who do not attend the first wedding and are therefore not seduced by the fake bridegroom. Blessed are those who endure unto the end and wait until the marriage of the Lamb. (This verse has absolutely nothing to do with natural child birth and breast feeding. It is simply an analogy.)
[30] Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
They will be totally ashamed and will have "hit rock bottom", as we say, and will now be ready to be detoxed from the wine of fornication and enter the Millennial Rehab.
Ezekiel 7:19
They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
Here is further documentation that we are talking about the end of this earth age which is the day of His wrath. And there will be nothing that they can turn to that will help them. Actually, it is their love of Christ that becomes the stumblingblock of their iniquity. How so? They were disobedient and did not love their Father enough to study His Word to know the difference between the two Jesus Christs, the real and the imposter, so they fell down and worshipped the imposter, Satan himself, believing in their hearts that he was Jesus. Therefore they stumble BIG TIME!

Peter explains:

1 Peter 2:6
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

[7] Unto you therefore which believe He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone, the stone which the builders rejected. It is He who becomes the stone of stumbling, i.e. the stumblingblock.
[8] And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
They were supposed to study to show themselves approved. They were supposed to learn the Parable of the Fig Tree as Christ commanded. They were supposed to "Take heed that no man deceive them" by searching the scriptures daily and believing what Christ says, not man's stories, theories, and traditions.

Therefore as verse 8 says, "They stumble at the Word", because they do not study it, and God calls that DISOBEDIENCE! They thought going to church once a week, singing some songs, saying praise the Lord a few times, and putting some coin in the collection plate was all God required of them. Never mind that He never saw their faces in the pages of His Word; therefore, they never learned to really know Him, nor He them!

Ezekiel 7:20
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.
The subject is still the city of Jerusalem, His Sanctuary, His gem which He set in majesty as His home for ever and ever, world without end. And so it shall be when the New Jerusalem comes down out of heaven to this location that our Father chose out of all the locations in the universe. (He did this in Ezekiel chapter 16.)

However, Jerusalem has become the city of the great whore who rides atop the peoples of the world and has committed fornication with even all the kings of the earth. (Rev. 17)

Rev. 17:1
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Verse 15 of this chapter will document that the waters are people: Rev. 17:15 "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."
[2] With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

Religion LOOKS SO REAL and it is so intoxicating! People love it! Yum, yum! Most actually prefer religion over God's Word as is documented by the great church attendance in this nation coinciding with great Biblical illiteracy. 

But you see, religion, Churchianity, is idolatry which our Father likens to whoredom! And the "woman", the great whore who gives birth to confusion and idolatries (she is called the mother of harlots) stems from and is in fact that great city of Jerusalem.
Rev. 17:18
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
And so we continue in Ezekiel reading about the siege and wrath to come upon the city of Jerusalem, even His Sanctuary.

 Remember Ezekiel's model?
Ezekiel 7:21
And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.
The kenite, the wicked of the earth, has already taken over the city, and the "Temple" as well. Satan's "dung cakes" have polluted, even profaned it!
[22] My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
These robbers are the false shepherds, the stealers of God's sheep, the stealers of men's souls, the bakers of "dung cakes".
John 10:1
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Ezekiel 7:23
Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
Again, the word "violence" means "wrong" as in unrighteousness. And look up the word "crimes". It means ordinance or law, as in divine law, which has been so perverted that it is "bloody", meaning it causes death to the soul.

"Make a chain" means prepare the chains for My people. They ARE going into bondage and captivity by the king of Babylon.

Note: Yes, as we read this study, the city of Jerusalem is filled with literal bloody crimes and real physical violence, but that is not the unrighteousness that causes the wrath of God. It is idolatry and the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel.

[24] Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.

[25] Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.

The destroyer, the death angel, the king of Babylon is soon on his way to bring destruction to the souls of men.
Ezekiel 7:26
Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
[27] The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
"Calamity upon calamity will befall you; woe upon woe, disaster upon disaster! You will long for a prophet to guide you, but the priests and elders and the kings and princes will stand helpless, weeping in despair. The people will tremble with fear, for I will do to them the evil they have done, and give them all their just deserts. They shall learn that I am the Lord." (Living Bible)

And they shall learn that He means exactly what He says in His Word. So don't be disobedient! Read and study the Word of God.

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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