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Pamphlet #1159 Ezek kc 15-2

"Easter Sunrise Worship Services?"

Ezekiel 8:17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

The word "violence" means "unrighteousness"
and the word "branch", well... I hate to even go there.
If you have a Companion Bible it is fully explained in appendix 42.
The Hebrew word is "asherah".

Is it a light thing then?

Is it really no big deal that we bring in heathen,
idolatrous, fertility symbols into the churches,
into the houses of God for Ishtar,
and stand facing east toward the sun for Easter Sunrise Worship Services?

Have you ever asked yourself where all this came from?

Jesus did not even rise with the sun.

When Mary Magdalene came to the sepulcher early in the morning,
it was STILL DARK and He was GONE already!

Eat this verse and digest it:

John 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
Many would say,
"Oh, we are not celebrating Ishtar and giving our children symbols of fertility.

We are celebrating "Resurrection Sunday"
and using symbols of "new life" like eggs and Lilies (and a brand new dress).

You can call a skunk anything you like,
but if it looks like a skunk and smells like a skunk,
though you call it a rose,
it is still a skunk.

I'm not too poetic, so here is
"Thus saith the Lord":

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
The exact same thing is repeated two chapters later for emphasis.
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Our Father doesn't like it no matter how right it seems unto us.

He has had everything He wants us to do written and explained in His Word,
line by line, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse,
along with everything that is going to happen prophetically in His plan.

Jesus said in Mark 13:23 "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things."

It just makes Him furious that His children disobey
and ignore His letter of love and instruction to them,
and it will bring about the chastisement we read of in Ezekiel chapter 7.

So it is written, so shall it be done.

Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
Does He hear your prayers?

To learn more about when our Lord was crucified see pamphlet #7014

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