The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #8019

Today, Queen Elizabeth sits upon the throne of David
Surprised? Don't take my word for it. Check it out for yourself.

Please Note: The following chapter contains a lamentation.

What is a lamentation anyway? It is often called a "dirge" which is a slow, solemn and mournful piece of music. It is a song or hymn of grief often sung at funerals. In other words the following chapter is a "Sad Song" about the princes of Judah, Josiah's sons. It is all about the failure of man to establish his own kings.

Ezekiel 19:1
Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
The word "princes" should be singular (see note in Companion Bible) because it refers to Zedekiah of whom we read about in the 17th chapter. Remember how he betrayed his oaths and caused king Nebuchadnezzar to come against Jerusalem? Remember how he was then taken captive and his eyes were put out and he died in the city of merchants, Babylon? That was a Sad Story too, wasn't it?

Well, this chapter is the lamentation, the "Sad Song", about Zedekiah's brothers and their fates. Even more so it is a Sad Song about man's attempt to establish a king. Now just as chapter 17 was written allegorically, so too is the history outlined in this chapter. A person must take an interest in our Father's Word and be a student of Biblical history (even secular) in order to understand what is written. If a person is too lazy to do that then he or she will be part of the Biblical illiteracy problem in this nation as they join others in going around saying how difficult the Word of God is to understand. They will be trapped in that "catch 22" position which is explained so well in Isaiah 29.

Isaiah 29:11
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
People often go to the supposed "learned", who are those with the seminary degrees (aka sheepskins) or PhD's in theology or philosophy, and ask them to explain the scriptures. The "learned" will then lower their eye glasses to the tips of their noses and peer over the top of the frames giving that superior, scholarly and authoritative look, and then in a subtle and mildly condescending tone (which they are permitted to use because you have been labeled a "layman", which is a nice word for "not among the elite learned"), they will say , "My dear child, the infinite mysteries of God lie beyond the finite comprehension of mere mortal man. (Ignore, sidestep, dance, and now change the subject) The important thing is for you to just have love in your heart (and help out at the chicken barbeques) and be ready to be taken up into the clouds when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to "rapture" His church."

Many people buy that trot. But some are not so easily satisfied, so they ask some of their fellow Christian friends:

[12] And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
"I'm sorry!", says Ms. Pew, who has been attending her church for 39 years, "Don't you know how complicated and difficult the Bible is to read? You need to be "degreed" in order to understand it. I'm just a layperson."

Hogwash! We are ALL instructed to study the Word of God for ourselves as it is written in 2 Tim. 2:15, "Study [that means YOU] to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." Remember in the last chapter we learned that judgment is an INDIVIDUAL thing. Well then, if a person can read or hear he or she better get studying and stop listening to the traditions of men who make up the doctrines of their "religion" because the word is "sealed" to them. Their hearts do not desire Him, else they would seek Him through His Written Word!

The next verse in Isaiah declares it to be so. "Thus saith the Lord God...":

Isaiah 29:13
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Their "fear", which means "reverence", toward God is taught by the "precept of men", i.e. traditions of men, the made up doctrines of their church system. All that most people know about their Father is what these "blind leaders" who are supposed to be "learned" have told them. That's how we get proverbs, like the one God dispelled in the last chapter, floating around which are untrue and which offend and irritate our Father. That's how we get "rapture theories" and "tongue" babblers and all sorts of other unscriptural nonsense sold under the heading "Christian" instead of its proper heading "Precepts of Men", i.e. Religious Garbage.

We are now going to read the Sad Story of the princes of king Zedekiah's mother, who we could even say is symbolic of mother Israel who begat the lion tribe of Judah who begat the kingship line. There is detailed history contained elsewhere in God's Word, some of which we will point out, and guess what? The more you read and study and understand, the "Sadder" the story in this chapter becomes. You see, this story was given to Ezekiel, who was appointed as a "watchman" after he was instructed to eat the entire scroll, i.e. to read and digest the entire Word of God.

And so the lesson for God's watchmen to be learned in this chapter, which will be "summed up" in the last verse, is that man's attempt to establish and follow after a king will continue to be a Sad Story until the righteous King of kings (Jesus Christ) comes and reigns forever.

Ezekiel 19:2
And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.
His mother was of the lion tribe of Judah and she raised up her young sons.
[3] And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.
This one of her young lions (sons) was Jehoahaz, the youngest son of Josiah, who did not follow God and was therefore not a good king. He was carried captive from Riblah to Egypt by Pharoah-necho as recorded in 2 Kings.

2 Kings 23:33  And Pharaoh-nechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

Since this is a lamentation, a dirge, let's bring forth a fitting refrain. (You can make up your own tune to it.)

"He did not follow after the Lord his God. How Sad, how sad indeed!"

[4] The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.
2 Chron. 36:4  And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.

Here is Strong's definition of the word translated "chains".

chach, khawkh, Hebrew 2397; once (Ezek. 299:Hebrew 4 ('eb (Chaldee))) chachiy, khakh-ee'; from the same as Hebrew 2336 (chowach); a ring for the nose (or lips) :- bracelet, chain, hook.
They placed a "hook" through his nose and took him away to Egypt.

"He did not follow after the Lord his God. How Sad, how sad indeed!"

Ezekiel 19:5
Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion.
Poor mom, how sad for a mother, how sad indeed! We just read in 2 Chron. 36:4 that this next young son of hers was Jehoiakim
[6] And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.
2 Kings 23:36-37  Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. [37] And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.

Yes, he learned to "catch the prey" and "devour men".

2 Kings 24:4  And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

"He did not follow after the Lord his God. How Sad, how sad indeed!"

[7] And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the noise of his roaring.

The Septuagint reads he "injured or defiled his widows". Nice guy, huh?

"He did not follow after the Lord his God. How Sad, how sad indeed!"

[8] Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken in their pit.
This was the first siege and he was taken as a lion is taken, i.e. captured in a pit. Read Jeremiah 22:11-19 for more of the sad details.

"He did not follow after the Lord his God. How Sad, how sad indeed!"

[9] And they put him in ward in chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon: they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.
He was bound and taken to Babylon and placed in prison.

2 Chron. 36:6  Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.

"He did not follow after the Lord his God. How Sad, how sad indeed!"

We read in 2 Kings 24:4 that God was not happy at all with this dude. Should he receive an honorable burial?

Jeremiah 22:19  He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.

"He did not follow after the Lord his God. How Sad, how sad indeed!"

Ezekiel 19:10
Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
This simply means that his mother was of the best stock, the best vine in the vineyard, which is what "in thy blood" means, and was fruitful in bringing forth sons to reign, as the next verse explains.
[11] And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.
She had strong "rods", meaning strong "sons" with sceptres, i.e. kings. So she was a queen.
[12] But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.
But look what happened to her "strong rods".  Everyone sing together now:

"They did not follow after the Lord their God. How Sad, how sad indeed!"

Note: The "East wind" is the hot wind off the desert, which is a metaphor for the wrath (hotness) of the wind (Spirit), which is "ruach" in Hebrew, i.e. the "Spirit of God". Our Father takes full credit for ending their sad story!

[13] And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground.
This is where the study and hard work of learning His Word and knowing history really pays off. You know what Jesus said in Luke 19:26 "For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him."

First, understand that the Hebrew word for "plant" in this verse is "shathal" which can mean to transplant, and in this case it does.

shathal, shaw-thal', Hebrew 8362; a primitive root; to transplant :- plant.
Now read the next verse, the last one in this chapter.
Ezekiel 19:14
And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.
The Sad Story is that all of the "rods", i.e. SONS, of the royal family were cut off, meaning killed. But all "watchmen" know that God promised David, of the Lion Tribe of Judah, that someone, some human being, from his royal lineage of his father Judah, would sit upon the throne of the House of Israel until Shiloh come, i.e. UNTIL JESUS CHRIST RETURNS (Gen. 49:10).
Jeremiah 33:17
For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
But we just read that all the "strong lions with sceptres" were killed. Is God's Word untrue? Heaven forbid!

You see, all of the sons were killed, but her daughters were NOT! They were not cut off and history clearly shows that they were taken by Jeremiah first to Egypt and then later to the shores of Ireland where a marriage took place upon Jacob's pillar, the Stone of Scone also taken there by Jeremiah, whereby the two lineages of the House of Judah, Pharez and Zarah, were united. It is from this marriage that the ruling "Royal Families" of Ireland, Scotland, and England are descended.

Today, Queen Elizabeth sits upon the throne of David, having been coronated upon the Stone of Scone, as have all the kings and queens of Ireland, Scotland, and England. You see, Queen Elizabeth is a direct descendent of king David. That's correct, she is of the Royal House of Judah! Surprised? Don't take my word for it. Check it out for yourself. At least send her an e-mail and ask her.

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And what of the last phrase in the last verse of this chapter?
Ezekiel 19:14
... This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.
This Sad Story shall always be the same Sad Story for generations to come as man attempts to throne his own king instead of looking to the Lord his God, the King of kings, the coming Prince of Peace.

And when that day comes we will stop singing this Sad Song and we sing, "HAPPY DAYS"! (OK you wise guys, after we sing "The Song of Moses" at the celebration ceremonies of Rev. 15:3.)

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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