Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
God gives Ezekiel a description of the final siege at the time of the end of this earth age by the king of Babylon, even that same king of Babylon who is the spurious christ, the beast spoken of in Revelation 13.
God 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 is the false messiah, Satan himself, and he will come against us spiritually this time in these last days..
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).
Ezekiel 7:2 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. See Rev.7;1
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. 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.
 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, Will Robinson, WARNING, WARNING!" (For those who are too young to remember, that is a line from the old TV show "Lost in Space", but it applies to those here now who are "Lost on Earth".)
 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 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.
 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!
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 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? We have been provided with great and graphic demonstrations throughout history! 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 antichrist 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 the spurious christ? If you are "saved" from the second death, then what are you worried about? Let's put the Gospel Armor on and take up the Sword of the Lord and go teach that Dragon a lesson!
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. 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!
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.
 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.  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.)
 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.  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.
 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! 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.
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.  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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