Christian Churches of God

No. 28

 

 

 

Fire From Heaven

(Edition 1.0 20010526-20010526)

 

In the Last Days God says through the prophet Ezekiel that He will light a fire in the Fields of the South and they will burn northwards and consume everything. Nothing will remain untouched and the system that is set in train will last forever. This is that system to be taken up by Messiah. This is the explanation of the Fire from Heaven that God has promised through His servants the prophets.

 

 

 

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(Copyright ©  2001 Wade Cox)

 

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Fire From Heaven

 


 

Required Prior Reading:

The Sign of Jonah and the History of the Reconstruction of theTemple (No. 13)

The Fall of Egypt The Prophecy of Pharaoh’s Broken Arms (No. 36)

The Warning of the Last Days (No. 44)

Samson and the Judges (No. 73) and

The Meaning of Ezekiel’s Vision (No. 108)

 

Introduction

One of the most important prophecies of the Bible is found in the Book of Ezekiel in chapter 20. The work is explained by other texts listed in Ezekiel but as with all prophecy it is taken “here a little, there a little” and must be placed in time sequence to be correctly understood.

 

In this sequence the elders of Israel come to ask of the Lord because they are coming under adversity. We find from the chapter that God has simply rejected them and will not answer them because of the false system of religion they have set up.

 

This system in Israel, and which continued under Judah, was to exist in the last days. Like the stiff necked and apostate people it is, Israel assumed that the bounty it experienced over the last three centuries of the second millennium of the current era were because of their own adherence to the Bible dictates. This was at best only partly true. Israel was an apostate and adulterous people who had adopted the system of the Triune God and its false calendar of the Pagan system including the worship of the pagan Christmas and Easter system (cf. the papers God’s Calendar (No. 156) and The Origins of Christmas and Easter (No. 235)).

 

Even the calls to repentance by the leaders of the nations of Israel of recent times such as that of the USA is a call to return to the same apostate and idolatrous Sunday-worshipping and Christmas and Easter oriented system that was condemned by God through His servants the prophets.

 

Jeremiah 10:1-25 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. 5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

 

God tells us not to learn the ways of the heathen, but it does not take a great deal of imagination to recognise this as a description of the so-called Christian activity of cutting down and decorating the Christmas tree.

 6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. 7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. 8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. 9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. 10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. 11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. 12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. 13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. 14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. 15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. 16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.

Here God has shown the stark contrast between His strength, wisdom, greatness and the weakness of man. The images man makes are useless and God is angry that they are worshipped instead of Him.

 

Jeremiah goes on to show what more God is angry about and what He is going to do about it.

Jeremiah 10:17-25  Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress. 18 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so. 19 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it. 20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains. 21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. 22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons. 23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. 24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. 25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate. (KJV)

 

God gave Israel its birthright because of His promise to Abraham and not because of any activity or virtue of Israel’s and we had better understand that fact.

 

To this day they go into the forest and cut the trees and decorate them to false gods as they were condemned for doing by the prophets over twenty-seven centuries ago. God is now going to deal with that system and the leaders of Israel that perpetrate it. Israel as a false system will be destroyed. In its place a system will be set from the Bible that will consume the earth in its fire and leave a true system and a repentant upright people.

 

The sword of the Lord shall go forth out of its sheath against all people from the south to the north.

Ezekiel 21:1-7 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel, 3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. 4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: 5 That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more. 6 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes. 7 And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the tidings; because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord GOD. (KJV)

 

It is the tidings that the son of man brought first against Jerusalem and then it was brought to the world in prophecy against all Israel. It shall fall in the last days against all men. It is the commission of a part of the Church in the last days to commence this message from the South and it shall proceed to the north and the elders shall be judged by it and all Israel will be punished according to it. The fields of the south of Israel in the last days are the nations of Australia and New Zealand and South Africa. It was from Australia in the sequence of the last forty years of the Last Days that this message emerged. That message will light a fire from south to north and it will proceed from nation to nation consuming all flesh in its path. It was to be sounded from the Mountains of Ephraim (Jer. 4:15), meaning the modern nations descended from Ephriam. The nations were to be warned of the coming of the Messiah (cf. the paper The Warning of the Last Days (No. 44)). This message will not return empty nor will the Lord sheath His sword until it is accomplished. It will start at the House of God and burn until all is purified.

Ezekiel 20:1-49  And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to enquire of the LORD, and sat before me. 2 Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying, 3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to enquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you. 4 Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers: 5 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God; 6 In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands: 7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. 8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. 9 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.

 

God called us out of Egypt. He gave us His Sabbaths as a sign that we were His people. We rejected those Sabbaths and followed after false gods and the sun system. Here He condemns us for that fact. Judah was worse because it pretended to keep the calendar but corrupted it under Hillel and through the traditions of the Pharisees, made worse by proselytes who are worse than original Judah itself in their apostasy.

Ezekiel 20:10-32  Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness. 11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them. 12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them. 13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them. 14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out. 15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols. 17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness. 18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

 

The lessons of the forty years in the wilderness still have not been learned. The people who were brought out of Egypt were not allowed to enter the Promised Land because of their disobedience. Their children did but they too fell into disobedience and they too paid the penalty.

19 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; 20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God. 21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness. 22 Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth. 23 I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries; 24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols. 25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live; 26 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.  27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed me, in that they have committed a trespass against me. 28 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered there their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings. 29 Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day. 30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations? 31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you. 32 And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.

 

So Israel was to be scattered but God made a promise to gather His people with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with His fury poured out will He rule over us. God is not going to ask us. He will do it by force and power through His Spirit. We will be brought into the bond of the covenant and made to pass under the rod of Messiah.

 

We will be purged and the rebels will be purged from among us. The rebels will be purged from the country in which they sojourn. However, they will not enter Israel either and they will know that the Lord, He is God.

Ezekiel 20:33-44 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: 34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: 38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols. 40 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things. 41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.

 

This process of the sanctification of the temple, the Church of God is a process that involves God and the called individuals who also have a part to play (cf. the paper Sanctification of the Temple of God (No. 241)) As we can see above this also includes the physical nations of Israel and their conversion and return to the promised land.

 

42 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers. 43 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed. 44 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

 

So God said He will act and He will establish His people on the mountain of Zion in Israel and there they will worship Him, but how will He do that. Will it be brought about by the apostasy of Judah and its rejection of Messiah? Will it be done with a false calendar and a religion destroyed by the traditions of hypocrites for which Judah was sent into captivity in 70 CE and for which they have increased their transgressions even almost to their very extinction this century. No! it will not come from the steppes of Russia and the traditions of the Ashkenazim. God raises it up in the south in Israel in the last days from Ephraim/Dan. There are only three nations of Israel in the south in the last days. The word of God will proceed from the church and speak against the false system of religion established from Babylon into all Christianity and the sun and mystery cults. This origin was known. It was thus known that there was to be Israelite nations in the lands of the south in the last days. That is why Trinitarian Catholic prophecy speaks of the system based on the Law of God that proceeds from the nations of the south to the east of Jerusalem between two seas (cf. the paper One Throne Two Pretenders (No. 26). The demons were aware of the birthright of Israel before it was awarded to us. They set their counter propaganda in place centuries before the event and claimed it was the system of Antichrist, because it is contrary to the Roman Church and according to the Law of God.

Ezekiel 20:45-49  Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 46 Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field; 47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein. 48 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched. 49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables? (KJV)

So God did speak in parables and they heard but did not understand. The parable was shut up until the time of the end, until it was time for them to be told and the fire to be lit, as it was lit by Samson of Dan in the fields of the Philistines (cf. the paper Samson and the Judges (No. 73)).

 

Ezekiel was given a vision of the Cherubim and this, in chapter 1, was important to understanding the sequence, but in chapter 10 it is again introduced to explain another purpose (cf. the paper The Meaning of Ezekiel’s Vision (No. 108)). This paper is required prior reading.

 

Israel will be divided and partitioned and we will know we have transgressed. War is upon us and we will feel the wrath of God in our stupidity.

Ezekiel 5:1-10  And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. 2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them. 3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts. 4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.

This parable deals with divisions. The hair represents the nation of Israel. The hair is divided into three. The first third is burnt with fire in sieges; then a third is pursued in the war that follows; and the remaining third is then burnt again. From that third the fire comes forth into all the house of Israel. In other words, the nation of Israel is purged and purified until it is refined by fire. Of those there is also a faithful few of the Church and it is from them the fire is lit, dealt with and explained.

5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her. 6 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you; 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. 9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations. 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds. (KJV)

This promise was a great distress to come upon our people because we are a stiff-necked people. It came first upon Judah in Jerusalem in 70 CE. Judah was an apostate whore and was sent into captivity in accordance with the Sign of Jonah and yet she did not repent. Soon Judah will repent (cf the paper The Sign of Jonah and the History of the Reconstruction of the Temple (No. 13)). This prophecy will now continue in the end days until we are brought back to God. The Mystery system derived from the Babylonian system is that system that holds sway in the north. It has encompassed the whole world (cf. Mysticism Volume 1 (B7_A)).

 

It is for that reason that God exposes it and lights a fire in the south.

Ezekiel 8:1-7  And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me. 2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. 3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. 4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. 5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. 6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.   7 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. (KJV)

 

The chapter then deals with the religious apostasy in Israel caused by its elders. This system is extant even today and the sun cults are worshipped on every High Hill, and our Holy places are corrupted with the carcasses of our kings and leaders as God has told us not to do and yet we have disobeyed.

 

Ezekiel 10:1-10  Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. 2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight. 3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court. 4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD'S glory. 5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh. 6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels. 7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen: who took it, and went out. 8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings. 9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone. 10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. (KJV)

 

The Fire is taken from the Cherubim and is given in the power of the Holy Spirit to achieve this purpose of God. It is given to the servants of God by the Cherubs; i.e. the spiritual beings around the throne of God are given these understandings through the Church, and it is then produced in Israel to achieve the purpose of God.

Ezekiel 15:1-8  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? 3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? 4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work? 5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned? 6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them. 8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD. (KJV)

 

The Vine that is the house of Israel (Isa. 5:7) began at Jerusalem and it was consumed but it shall be purified even more so in the last days. We have killed more of our children in this century than we did in the days when we burnt them before the altars of Moloch and Chemosh. We have used abortion and infanticide and have done this for the personal benefit of the selfish parents exactly as was done in ancient times. Perhaps the Priests of Baal, the Chan’ah Baal or cannibals will soon eat the aborted foetus. We still worship the system of Christmas and Easter or Istar and we still murder our children and so we shall be punished.

Ezekiel 16:18-25 And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them. 19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD. 20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, 21 That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? 22 And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood. 23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;) 24 That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street. 25 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms. (KJV)

We have these buildings to the sun-cults and mystery cults on every high hill in Israel. Our priests are dressed in black as the khemarim always have been and we have not repented (cf. the paper The Messages of Revelation 14 (No. 270)).

Ezekiel 19:10-14  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. 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. 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. 13 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground. 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. (KJV)

 

So a fire went out also from a rod of her branches and she will have no strong rod to be a sceptre to rule in that troubled time over that period (cf. the paper Measuring the Temple (No. 137)). In these days the kingdom shall be removed.

 

This system of the worship of Israel, which also culminated in the Church in the last days, was to be uprooted and set in a dry and arid land and from there the fire would be lit that would consume the earth in the last days (Ezek. 19:10-14). This text in verses Ezekiel 19:13 and 14 is a dual prophecy that points not only to Coniah and Zedekiah, but also to the end and the destruction of Israel and the Laodicean Church.

 

The overturning of the kingdom over many centuries is explained in the section at: www.abrahams-legacy.org

 

Ezekiel 21:25-32  And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, 26 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. 28 And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning the Ammonites, and concerning their reproach; even say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the glittering: 29 Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity shall have an end. 30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity. 31 And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it. (KJV)

The Fire will consume entire nations around Israel in the last days and Ammon will be consumed also with Israel and in those days Ammon will become one with Israel. The Jordanians as the children of Lot will be absorbed into the nation of Israel in the soon coming war and Lot shall be with Abraham once again forever.

 

Israel has taken usury and shed blood and these sins will be rooted out of Israel over the next few decades.

Ezekiel 22:12-25  In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. 13 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee. 14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it. 15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee. 16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.  17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver. 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you. 21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof. 22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.  23 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. 25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. (KJV)

So God will punish Israel, and her prophets and priests are to blame because they have no fear of God. Prior to the destruction of Israel we know that the sheep have to be torn from the hands of the shepherds. This aspect is also explained in detail in the paper Measuring the Temple (No. 137).

Ezekiel 34:1-31 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. 4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. 5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.

 

This serious indictment against the priests clearly shows the state of the people today. They do not understand the word of God. They have been led astray, worshiping a false system. They do not know God, nor the Son He sent and they certainly don’t obey His commandments.

7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; 9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. 11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. 16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

 

Having removed the sheep from the priests God will then judge the sheep in how they deal with each other. Since 1994 we have seen the sheep being torn out of the hands of the ministers within the Church of God.

17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats. 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet? 19 And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet. 20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle. 21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad; 22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. 23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. 24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it. 25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. 26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. 27 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

 

This refers to the First Resurrection and the millennial restoration. There will be an end to the persecutions of God’s faithful.

 

28 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. 29 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. 30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD. 31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD. (KJV)

 

So those who are left are those who are the flock of the pasture of God and who have fed one another and raised one another and even they shall be as young lions in the last days.

 

And a fire will be lit in the fields of the south as we saw with Samson.

Judges 15:1-7  But it came to pass within a while after, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But her father would not suffer him to go in. 2 And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her. 3 And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. 4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives. 6 Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire. 7 And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease. (KJV)

This parable deals with the concept of the Church being taken and given to the gentiles. The 300 (150 pairs), where they were set two by two and produced a fire in the fields of the Philistines, refers to the fact that the church was given to this false system and Christ, angered by that, produces the work of God through the Church, through these 150 pairs, and that system is set on fire in the last days and will consume the gentile structure that has corrupted the church.

 

That Fire has been lit. It is why there is a progression now from south to north and all will be consumed in its wake. 

 

The Church of God was to be measured from 1987. This year began the last generation of forty years to the Jubilee of 2027 when Messiah shall have established His rule. This year was a third tithe year being the third year of the sequence. All activity is conducted in structures of seven years from third tithe year to third tithe year with the Reading of the Law in each Seventh or Sabbath Year and then Judgment proceeding from the seventh year under the reading of the law to judgment and renewal under the third year. This Third year begins the new seven-year sequence. The sequence began in 1987 and this generation will not pass away until all is accomplished. The Sabbath of 1991 saw the ministry fail and they were removed and scattered. 1994 saw the fire lit and the message established under God’s new system and it will consume everything before it. Sheep are judged against sheep and now Israel will be judged from 2001 and the Reading of the Law in 2005.

 

In 2012 the next Reading of the Law will see the nations judged under the law. After that the Witnesses will establish the Nexus of the Law and prepare for Messiah. The Heavens will be shut up for three and a half years and Fire will proceed from Heaven direct on the earth against all false worship (cf. the paper The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135)).

 

All faces from south to north shall be burned therein as we see from Ezekiel 20:47. The destruction spoken of is that of Messiah in the last days and it proceeds even to the rod which is the government of God as promised to the Church.

Ezekiel 21:1-13  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel, 3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. 4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: 5 That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more. 6 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes. 7 And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the tidings; because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord GOD. 8 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 9 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: 10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree. 11 And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer. 12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh. 13 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD. (KJV)

 

In verse 13 above, the word translated ‘trial’ is SHD 974 meaning test or examination.

 

Note that here God speaks of the sword that condemns the rod of His son. Thus, this sword of slaughter must be a false church that strikes at the true Church of God under Christ. This false church has struck at the rod of Christ since it was established in power. This was especially so since its formulation as the Holy Roman Empire from 590 to 1850. This time frame was 1260 years, or a time, times and half a time of the prophecy of Revelation when the woman that was the church was pursued by the dragon and his false system of worship (cf. the paper The Role of the Fourth Commandment in the Historical Sabbath-keeping Churches of God (No. 170)).

 

Ezekiel 21:14 explains what the sword is and who is slain.

Ezekiel 21:14 Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which entereth into their privy chambers. (KJV)

 

Thus the great men who sought to profit from the false system of the whore are themselves slain by the sword from which they wished to profit. It will enter their very chambers and kill them in the beds. This complex in the last days will destroy itself, and the living God will protect His own during this destruction.

 

We saw that this destruction of the mighty men extended to the princes of Israel and its removal in ancient times (Ezek. 21:27) and finally this will be removed completely and then given to Messiah at his return.

Ezekiel 24:1-27 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this same day. 3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water into it: 4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones. 5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it therein. 6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it. 7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with dust; 8 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered. 9 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great. 10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned. 11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed. 12 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire. 13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee. 14 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD. 15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down. 17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men. 18 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded. 19 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us, that thou doest so? 20 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword. 22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men. 23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another. 24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD. 25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their sons and their daughters, 26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears? 27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD. (KJV)

 

Thus the word of Ezekiel, which applies to the last days, is a prophecy of understanding the power of God. In those days Ezekiel will be properly understood. Much of the prophecy in the chapters from this section on are regarding the nations that are dealt with over a time span of 2520 years or seven times until the time of the end (cf. the paper The Fall of Egypt The Prophecy of Pharaoh’s Broken Arms (No. 36)).

 

This section refers to the son of man and the death of his wife in the evening. The persecution of the Church was endless and the end days greater than the earlier days. The story of the persecution is contained in the web site: www.holocaustrevealed.org

 

It is given to Satan to overcome the saints of the Most High in the last days. The book of Daniel tells us that.

 

The bread of men is not to be eaten. Our bread and water will be sure and we will survive through the power of God. God has given us the Holy Spirit as His Fire From Heaven and through us He has started the fire in the fields of the south that will eventually work north and consume the whole world and bring it to the correct worship of the One True God.

 

 

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