The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #8023

Church is not Christianity
God's Word is Christianity.

The following 23rd chapter in this Book of Ezekiel is not just intended for those who seek after other religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Humanism, Environmentalism, Liberalism and other mystic religions.
It's intended for Christians who just don't seem to quite understand how our Father looks upon the "traditions of men", many of which have come from pagan religions and have crept into and been adopted by Christianity, and worse yet, declared Holy.
I don't think so!

Most Christians who go to church never give it a first thought, much less a second one, to the possibility that what they are learning or what they are doing there may be an abomination to our Father and that they themselves are POLLUTED from believing the stinky doctrines spread across the pews just like the elders of Israel in chapter 20 who while smelling from their "bull-sins" came to Ezekiel seeking revelation from the Lord. I don't think so! For example, does your church teach that God is going to fry people in a burning hell for ever and ever? That hideous doctrine comes directly from the Molech worship of "passing the children through the fire" and God said that thought never, ever, crossed His mind. Yes, there will be a "lake of fire" at the end of the Millennium, but it will CONSUME the wicked and they shall PERISH just as John 3:16 says, which means they will be gone for ever and ever.

Then too, today we've got all sorts of creative ways to worship God and get religious and holy, as if somehow, as long as we call it Christian, our Father will give it His approval. We've got up-and-down kneeling and standing, we've got reach-high-in-the-air hand waving, we've got knock-em-down on stage with slay-'em-in-the-spiritism, we've got gobble-like-a-turkeyism, we've got save-'em-every-Sundayism, and don't forget the do-good-worksism, and on and on it goes.

Add to that the profaning of the high sabbath, the Passover, with Easterism and Sunrise Worshipism, both of which came from paganism along with the Sexual Orgy Mascot (SOM) of the quick-like-a-bunny Ishtar Rabbit and her fertile little eggs!

Check it out for yourself!
Most any encyclopedia will do.

It's about time Christians begin to "get real" and wake up to what's happening around them and quit playing church and begin to know the Lord their God through His Word.
He's real!
Do you think He doesn't see everyone trying to be nicey-nice and oh-so-religious in their praise and worship antics
(which makes them feel real good)
while they totally ignore Him, because they totally ignore His Written Word
(which makes Him feel really bad and even makes Him angry).

Well, you'll learn He's a realist when you read this next chapter because our Father tells it like it is and uses graphic allegories to get His point across to a thick-headed, rebellious people.
What does it take to get the children to SEE their whoredom, which is idolatry?
What does it take to drive them to Him, to His Word, instead of to religion.
Church is not Christianity. God's Word is Christianity.

So before we begin here's a few preliminary Bible Study questions:

Do you know what an "easy" woman is? How about a "slut"? You do! Then you also know what a "whore" is?
Good, then you understand some Bible terminology other than salvation and baptism and are now ready to read God's words concerning the worship practices of those who know not His Word and keep the traditions of men.

Ezekiel 23:1
The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

[2] Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:

These two sisters represent the House of Israel and the House of Judah which both came from one "mother", even mother Eve, (No not the wife of " adham ",  mankind, male and female, as described in Genesis 1:27. This is Eve, the helpmeet of the individual man " 'eth-ha adham' " as described in Genesis 2:7)  through whom Sarah and Rebecca would come and bring forth Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel.

Note about man's creation:
Man's creation #1 Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Man's creation #2 (actually God doesn't say "created" here in chapter 2, He says "formed") Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Satan wasn't successful in all of his attempts to contaminate the blood line of God's eighth day man (Adam [" 'eth-ha adham"] and his help meet Eve) who were formed as described in verse seven of chapter two. Yes, Jesus was born to offspring (The Virgin Mary) from that line whose parents. remained of pure pedigree. Even if it did take a flood in Noah's day to preserve the line.

Note: The Hebrew word translated "man" used here, in Genesis chapter 2 verse 7, is " 'eth-ha adham",  with the article and particle, and means "this same man Adam. I call this the eighth day man, only because it happened after the seventh day of rest.
IT MAY HAVE BEEN JUST A SHORT TIME LATER OR IT MAY HAVE BEEN SEVERAL HUNDREDS, or THOUSANDS OF YEARS LATER. The Bible doesn't really say. The Bible, overall, is the story of this eighth day man (" 'eth-ha adham ") and his descendants, one of which was our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

It is not the Hebrew word translated man from
Genesis chapter 1 verse 27; That word is " adham ", without the article and particle, which means mankind in general, including the races.

But, Satan has sure been successful in convincing most Christians that they are gentiles; rather than true descendants of the ancient Israelites. So when they read their Bibles, if they indeed read them at all, in or out of their church; They believe God is talking to the "Jews" and not to them! Satan has convinced them that the "Jews", when referred to, are those people who live in that little country in the middle east called Israel, today. Those "Jews" do include a small percentage of ancient Israelites, from the tribe of Judah and from Benjamin (the ancient House of Judah), but mostly are descendants of Cain (the Kenites). The descendants of the ancient "House of Israel" and the vast majority ancient "House of Judah" are the people who today make up the Christian nations of Europe and the Americas. The people this study is addressed to!  

The northern kingdom, "House of Israel", along with many from the southern kingdom, "House of Judah" were taken by Assyria, in 721 B.C. well over eight hundred thousand Israelite men  2 Samuel 24:1 - 9 and their families from the twelve different tribes. (2 Kings 17, 18, and 19)  In 2 Kings 19:32-34 we learn that even the fenced cities of Judah were taken by Assyria. Only the walled city of Jerusalem from southern kingdom "House of Judah" was spared.

Then, from the southern kingdom, "House of Judah" one hundred and thirty five years later, in 586 B.C,,  Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon carried more than one half million Israelite men from the walled city of Jerusalem 2 Samuel 24:1 - 9 and their families from the two tribes, of Benjamin and Judah (the Jews), away to Babylon. 2 Kings 25:1 - 21.

(All total approximately 1,300,000 men plus their wives and children were carried away)

Live Link to-  "Do you know who you really are?"
Are you a Israelite?
Be thoughtful before you answer.
(Maybe you only think you're a Gentile!)

Live Link to-  "Israel's Lost Tribes"

Who are the Kenite? Live Link to-  The Kenites

[3] And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
No, you are not reading the Starr Report. This is the Word of God and this is a serious matter because it has to do with religious worship. These two young girls became prostitutes at a real early age, i.e. while they were the young nations of Israel (who they represent) and dwelt in the land of Egypt.
[4] And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.
These little harlots belong to God! They were unfaithful and shameless in their harlotry and they sure didn't please our Father. Here are the meanings of their names:
'Oholah, o-hol-aw', Hebrew 170; in form a feminine of Hebrew 168 ('ohel), but in fact for 'Oholahh, o-hol-aw'; from Hebrew 168 ('ohel); her tent (i.e. idolatrous sanctuary); Oholah, a symbolical name for Samaria :- Aholah.
It would be Jeroboam, the first king of the 10 northern tribes of Israel (Aholah) who would set up the golden calves creating the idolatrous sanctuary, her own tent (tabernacle), instead of keeping the worship given to Israel by God in the tabernacle of the wilderness.
'Oholiybah, o''-hol-ee-baw';(similarly with Hebrew 170 ('Oholah)) for 'Oholiybahh, o''-hol-e-baw'; from Hebrew 168 ('ohel); my tent (is) in her; Oholibah, a symbolical name for Judah :- Aholibah., Hebrew 172;
"Oh-holy-bah-humbug" is more like it. Nevertheless, it would be through Judah that Messiah would be born and tabernacle with men.

In verse four we read that these two girls belonged to God. He repeats that fact for emphasis in the next verse concerning Aholah, the first to play the harlot.

Ezekiel 23:5
And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours,
The word "doted" means she "breathed after" her lovers in a sensual manner. She was a lustful little nymphomaniac. She just couldn't find enough ways to be religious and worshipful. Do you know the type?
[6] Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
She threw herself at these powerful studs, these gorgeous hunks, who were all dressed up in their decorative military uniforms. In other words, if it looked good she'd take it in her bed with her. Who cares what God's Word says about it.
[7] Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
It is the fact that Israel defiled herself with the idols and the religious practices of Assyria and the other nations round about that CONSTITUTES THE WHOREDOM. Her defilement was RELIGION, not sex! This is about Idolatry, not Adultery, for the former is FAR WORSE because it is of the spirit and can cause the death of the soul!

Here is what Aholah did:

Judges 10:6
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.
Ashtareth is the love goddess Astarte, the modern name of which is Easter.
God doesn't like it.
1 Kings 11:33
Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.

Ezekiel 23:8
Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.

Gimme, Gimme that Old Time Religion!
[9] Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.
Hey, if God's children want to mess around with other religions, by adopting their practices and naming them Christian... they'll get what they asked for and suffer the consequences.

What about this generation who hasn't taken the heed [warning] of Christ (Mk. 13, Mat. 24) and who has been deceived by those who come in the name of Christ teaching traditions about snakes and apples and telling people to show up at sunrise* on Easter and face the rising sun**, and then go eat the traditional abominable swine's flesh (ham) dinner to cap off a perfectly idolatrous day. And then perhaps discuss the lie that they are going to fly away in some rapture of the church and avoid the coming sword of the king of Babylon?

Haven't they ever studied the Book of Ezekiel?

If they want to play church and believe lies, God will send them what they asked for. The Assyrian is coming to this generation! And the people will believe he is actually the Bridegroom and they will jump in bed with him just like their ancestors did! The fact is it will be Satan. The lie is that he is Jesus who has come to rapture them away.

2 Thes. 2:11
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
* Jesus did not rise at sunrise. He was crucified on Wednesday and taken down from the cross and placed in the tomb before sunset which began Thursday, the First Day of Unleavened Bread. (See appendix 156 & 165 in the Companion Bible.) The SIGN of 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth (just like Jonah was in the belly of the great fish) brings you to Saturday night. (Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunset is the 1st day and night, etc.) check out #7014 "Six Days Before The Passover"

So sometime during the night following Saturday sunset, which would actually be Sunday, He rose, because when Mary Magdalene arrived at the tomb it was still DARK and He was GONE already! The sun had not come up yet!

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.
Note: It takes very little effort and does not require great scholarship to document from scripture when Christ was crucified. So how come the churches teach He was crucified on Good Friday and rose on Easter Sunday morning at sunrise? How do you get 3 days and 3 nights out of that? You DON'T! Again, any good encyclopedia can document the adoption of these holidays (not Holy Days) into Christianity by the churches.

** Go ahead, show up on Easter for sunrise services after the tradition of the church (because there is no scriptural documentation for it, though there be some against it). Bring these scriptures with you and ask your preacher why this day is named after a pagan sex goddess and why the LORD calls this sunrise practice by God's people an ABOMINATION! Someone has to start holding preachers, teachers and politicians accountable.

Ezekiel 8:15
Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
The following is an abomination.
[16] And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
Most of us have participated in these practices when we were ignorant of God's Word. But if a person abides by His commands and grows in the grace and the knowledge of His Word and becomes a mature Christian, then he or she will cease from turning from our Father and embracing Assyrian idolatry.

The question from chapter 20 stills stands:

Ezekiel 20:30
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?
Read the scriptures and even the secular history books about how our fathers gave us the polluted practices we see in many churches today!

Our Father has been relentlessly explaining over and over to us that Idolatry is more shameful and lewd than whores seeking lustfully after exciting and strong lovers and taking them to their beds of love. Why? Because idolatry, which is worshipping God after man's traditions instead of as instructed by Him in His Word, makes void the Word of God as Jesus said in Mark 7:13 "Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye."

And when you follow those traditions handed down by the fathers, without checking them out in the Word of God, though you praise His name and sing your songs of worship and do good works in His name, you do it all in VAIN, for naught!
(live link-) to-Matthew 15:9 In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Here are Christ's own words as He quotes from the Book of Isaiah:

Matthew 15:7
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

[8] This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

[9] But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

All that most Christians know about their Father and His love and what their relationship to Him should be is what the churches teach, which are traditions handed down, for they do not teach the Word of God line by line, chapter by chapter.

So people believe they are doing what He wants them to.
Here's the section of Isaiah Jesus quoted from. Notice the very last phrase. (the word "fear" means to "revere")

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:
They think they are loving and revering God with all their praise and worship, etc., etc. The problem is they don't know His Word and therefore they do not know Him! You must seek Him through His Word. Yet the Bible is all but ignored in churchianity. Think about it!

We now return to Ezekiel chapter 23 where Aholah, symbolic of Israel, has just been delivered into the hands of her lovers over whom she doted, and it would be those very lovers of hers that would destroy her. You see, God turned her objects of affection and trust into the instruments of her chastisement. She WANTED them and she GOT them!

The point here is for us to understand the spiritual analogy? It is the very religious worship, the idolatrous polluted traditions of men that God's children dote over that will destroy them, for their churchianity will lead them straight to the most religious leader of all time, Satan, when he comes to earth as the spurious messiah who they will fall in love with instantly, believing he is Christ returned.

It is ever so serious a matter that the majority of Christians just cannot see!
Ezekiel 23:10
These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.
Aholah, i.e. Israel, became as notorious for her punishment as she had become infamous for her whoredoms. She took a licken', yet kept on sinnin'! She should have been a warning to her sister Judah. But...
[11] And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms.
Israel's punishments didn't phase Aholibah one bit. Too bad, because it would be through Aholibah, i.e. Judah, that the King of kings would come. Yet she became more religious in her idolatry than even her sister Israel.
[12] She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.
Their religious worship looked so godly and holy, so she took on as many lovers as her insatiable lust could gather. And many of those idolatrous practices and doctrines reside in and pollute our Christian churches today. Ishtar is just one of a multitude of pollutions.
Ezekiel 23:13
Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way,
They both went "one way" all right, the WRONG WAY. They went after heathenism, forsaking the  path of life that God had laid out for them. They became defiled [polluted]. Have you followed in their traditions? There is only one way to find out. Check them out in His Word, RIGHTLY dividing it.
defiled = t*ame', taw-may', Hebrew 2930; a primitive root; to be foul, especially in a ceremonial or moral sense (contaminated) :- defile (self), pollute (self), be (make, make self, pronounce) unclean, utterly.

[14] And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion,

Vermilion (bright reddish orange) was the color of the Chaldeans and as soon as she saw these guys, she wanted them.
[15] Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:
[16] And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.
It was she who went after them, not the other way around. She wanted to be seduced! She wanted to be religious.
[17] And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.
So the Babylonians came to her bed of love and seduced her and she became polluted, i.e. idolatrous. Therefore her mind [nephesh, meaning :soul"] was alienated, i.e. "dislocated" as in out of joint, just like Solomon's became when he followed after and built temples to the gods of his idolatrous wives.

This should make it really easy to understand what Jesus Christ meant when He said concerning the last days "Woe to women with child."

Luke 21:23
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
When the king of Babylon [Satan] and his gorgeously attired princes [fallen angels (Rev. 12:7)] come to the bed of love of Christians, most will be seduced and become impregnated with their lies, i.e. that Satan, the false-christ is Jesus come with his angels of light. (2 Cor. 11:14-15 "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed [disguised] into an angel of light. [15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.)
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.
Some preachers have used this verse to suggest it would not be a good idea for women to have children in these last days. Is there anything you can call a teaching like that other than stupid and ignorant? It is the spiritual seduction that impregnates the mind with deception, which is what the mark of beast is in your forehead, i.e. your mind. The opposite of that is to have the seal of God in your forehead. And you can't get it singing and dancing and clapping your hands and gobbling like a turkey and giving money to charities and helping with the annual church chicken barbeque. You must be sealed with the Word of God. Are you? Have you ever even read it all, much less studied it? He's going to want you to answer that question real soon!
Ezekiel 23:18
So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister.
She disgraced herself with her whoredoms and shamelessly flaunted herself.

This graphic imagery causes our minds to visualize a flaunting little whore who will get in bed with anybody, so that we get the picture concerning the traditional, idolatrous, religious worship handed down to us from our fathers that Christians flaunt in His sight. Turn on Sunday morning TV and you'll see it, if you can see it.

Did you catch the part where it ALIENATES Him from you!

But why should that bother anyone? Who cares what God thinks as long as you think you are praising and worshipping Him! That's why many will come to Jesus when He returns and say, "How come we aren't part of the first resurrection? "... Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?" (Matthew 7:22).

Do you understand who those people are today? They are professing, born again Christians who go to church and just love to praise and worship God and do good things. There's only one problem! They do not know Jesus Christ because they do not know His Word. The Bible IS the mind of Christ. The Bible is where you get oil [Holy Spirit - "My words are Spirit"] to fill your lamp so you are not one of the 5 virgins whose virginity got popped by the king of Babylon who convinced her in her Biblical ignorance that he was Jesus. Consequently she didn't make it through the final "hour" until the true Bridegroom came, for she was already impregnated and found to be with child. Woe to those with child in those days! We are to remain virgins [spiritually] for Christ!

So here come the POLLUTED Christians to cash in their idolatrous praise and worship services and goodly deeds for eternal life, and Christ says:

Matthew 7:23
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
He never knew them because they never took the time to know Him. He never even saw their faces in the pages of His Word!

So it didn't bother these little whores, Aholah and Aholibah, that God was alienated from them. In fact they INCREASED their prostitution even above their idolatry in Egypt.

[19] Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.

[20] For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

Today we would use the expression "Like a Dog in Heat" to describe the lustful doting of this whore. In other words, "Like a Dog in Heat", describes the lust our people have for religious worship! Where is the hunger and thirst for His Word? Where is His Word even taught in the churches today? The answer is that for the most part IT IS NOT TAUGHT!

That is why we are in the famine of the end time:

Amos 8:11
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

[12] And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

You can go from sea to shining sea and find the virgins dancing and praising and singing to the Lord and their lamps remain unfilled because they are not filling them from His Word where the oil is stored.
[13] In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
Yes, those fair virgins will faint and lose their virginity and become impregnated by the false messiah.  You must remain a virgin through the tribulation of the spurious messiah to be blessed when Jesus returns. "For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren.." (Lk. 23:29)
Ezekiel 23:21
Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.
When you follow the "traditions of men" today you celebrate those former days when as a young girl our people, symbolized by Aholah and Aholibah, gave their virginity to those from Egypt and then continued to commit their whoredoms with Assyria! You think not? Then carry on as you were, fair virgin, and see what happens when you get your oil checked at the sound of the 7th Trump.

What is it going to take to "sober up" our people from their spiritually drunken state of mind and awaken them to the fact that their "traditions of men", taken from the religious practices of paganism and passed down from generation to generation, are not based on, and are therefore contrary to, the Word of God. Are you polluted with them? Unless you have studied the Word of God, you wouldn't know for sure, would you? How could you?

When you follow those traditional religious doctrines and practices, which appear so holy and "feel" so right, it is to our Father as if you have deserted Him (which you have by not studying His Word) and jumped into the "bed of love" with another.  So why should anyone be surprised that our Father calls a person like that a WHORE and an ADULTERESS! Why should anyone be surprised that He calls the WHOLE Biblically illiterate NATION a bunch of Whores! Where is the line by line teaching of our Father's Word from the "main stream" Christian churches? It is a legitimate question, is it not?

We have been studying the 23rd chapter of the Book of the Watchmen of the End Times, EZEK-I-EL, whose name means "El is strong" or even "whom El has made strong". It is only by "eating the scroll [God's Word] and digesting it in your bowels" that you can be made strong. It is a requirement that one eats the entire scroll before God will appoint that person to the position of "watchman" or "watchwoman" unto the House of Israel.

Ezekiel 3:1
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

[2] So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that roll.

[3] And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Once appointed, the watchman is to sound the alarm, to give the House of Israel, i.e. the Christian churches of the world (in America, Canada, Iceland, England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, much of Europe) warning FROM HIM! The political boundaries of Europe, as they exist today, do not necessarily show lines of division between descendants of these original tribes of Israel.  They are not to give the warning with man's words, but in the manner of "Thus saith the Lord GOD", i.e. according to the scriptures, according to the "scroll".
Ezekiel 3:17
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
And what is the warning of the end time? By now, if you have studied with us from the beginning of Ezekiel, you should well know it is to warn them that the king of Babylon is soon coming to spiritually destroy the souls of those who do not have the "Seal of God" in their foreheads. Therefore take heed and "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Rev. 18:4)".

So in this 23rd chapter of Ezekiel, God has been using an allegory of two sisters, Aholah and Aholibah, to symbolize the House of Israel and the House of Judah respectively. This is exactly as they are TODAY, in this final generation before the real king of Babylon, Satan himself, comes as the destroyer, the abomination who makes desolate spoken of by Jesus Christ and Daniel the prophet.

And in what condition do we now find these two sisters? They are now two WHORES! You see, they weren't interested in God's Word! They wanted new ways to worship and praise and they wanted to have religious symbols and things to hold and rub or count, and they wanted beautiful pageant church ceremonies like the Assyrians and the Egyptians. So they went after all those handsome studs and brought them into their beds. And you know what? Many of those same abominable things have been passed down to this generation and you will find them polluting the churches. Ever hear of Astarte, Ishtar, the goddess of love [lust]? How about her symbols of quick like a bunny sex and her little fertility eggs? That is "just for starters" as they say.

Let's resume our study with verse 22, where Aholibah, representing Judah, is being "dressed down" by our Father for her idolatry.

Ezekiel 23:22
Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every side;
Her lovers were the strong handsome soldiers of the Babylonians and the Chaldeans.
[23] The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.
Pekod means "punishment", Shoa is "rich", and Koa means "cutting off". These lovers, over whom she "doted" (vs 12), these handsome, strong, and desirable young men and captains, will soon use that strength against her, as the "rod" of her chastisement (no pun intended).

And are they ever coming in full fury!

[24] And they shall come against thee with chariots, (Note:Satan must have space ships similar to Gods- see "God visits Ezekiel in His Space Ships": #8001 & #8010) wagons, and wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set against thee buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will set judgment before them, and they shall judge thee according to their judgments.
This is prophecy for our day. This is the warning the Ezekiels of this generation are to proclaim. God is sending Satan as the king of Babylon, along with his "locust army" (Rev. 12:7-9), to chastise His people for their whoredoms, for their idolatrous church worship!  In other words, they will be used as judgment against a "rebellious" generation!

However, if you are one of God's Elect, Satan will be the "judgee" not the "judger", for he and his crew have no power over us. Quite the contrary, Christ has given us all power over Satan and his worthless angels: Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

Did we mention that it infuriates our Father when His children roll Ishtar eggs and keep an unsanctified, unholy "high day of Christianity", named after an ancient pagan whore, in substitiute for the Lord's Passover? They won't play the role of whore much longer. He's jealous and He's not happy!

Ezekiel 23:25
And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.
"Adulteresses were punished so among the Egyptians and Chaldeans. Oriental beauties wore ornaments in their ears and nose." (J.F.&B.)

Hey, the nose rings are making a big come back these days!

[26] They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy fair jewels.
We read this before in chapter 16 concerning Jerusalem, remember?
Ezekiel 16:39
And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places(churches): they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
They shall take away her mini skirts and her charm bracelets and her pierced belly button thing-a-ma-jigs. She shall be stripped "buck naked" as they say.
Ezekiel 23:27
Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and thy whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt any more.
You won't flash your eyes at those handsome "hunks" anymore, baby! Your Father has given His word that you WILL soon cease and desist from playing church, from playing the role of an harlot!
[28] For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will deliver thee into the hand of them whom thou hatest, into the hand of them from whom thy mind is alienated:
[29] And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
Again, this is not some new revelation to us because we read it before in chapter 16. The question we must keeping asking over and over and over again, is the one we asked at the beginning of this study: "What is it going to take to get many professing, but Biblically illiterate, Christians to wake up?"
Ezekiel 16:37
Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
The answer is that most who claim to be Christian in this final generation must "hit bottom" before they become willing to "sober up" and open their eyes and ears. And so they will be stripped naked by the king of Babylon, which means they will stand totally "embarrassed" before the Lord when He returns at the 7th Trump and they learn that they have been seduced by the false-christ, who came at the 6th Trump, and that they had been worshipping Satan as Jesus Christ. How embarrassing indeed!

This analogy of "spiritual nakedness" is a concept carried throughout God's Word. Christ used it, Paul used it, and even John used it right through the last book of the Bible:

Rev. 3:18
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Hey, if you don't want to study God's Word and put some righteous clothes on, then prepare for the ultimate embarrassment when you are exposed as a naked whore! It doesn't get any more embarrassing than that! No wonder they will want the rocks and mountains to fall on them, saying HIDE ME!
Rev. 16:15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Get dressed up in the Gospel Armour (Eph. 6) and keep it polished with the Word everyday.

And now for the umpteenth time our Father is going to tell us WHY the king of Babylon is coming to chastise His people:

Ezekiel 23:30
I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols.
Because you're a whore, IF you follow after the traditions of men and have not checked them out in His Word to see if you are polluted, to see if you STINK from the "Bull Sins" of idolatry!
[31] Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give her cup into thine hand.
The House of Judah has followed right along in her sister Aholah's footsteps, so Judah will get the same "cup of wrath" as her sister. That makes sense to me.
[32] Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.
This cup is "Not Good" right to the last drop. This cup is the same cup of wrath spoken of in Revelation 14, where those same System Christians will be part of that Great Apostasy of 2 Thes. 2, i.e. the great falling away where they worship the first supernatural being who appears claiming to be Jesus.
Rev. 14:9
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Because they didn't know His Word, they were easily deceived [seduced] by Satan into believing he was Jesus. Whoops! There go their clothes flying away in the Rapture! Problem is, they were left behind standing STARK NAKED in front of every one !

Note: Yes, that's right! You can now tell all your friends that we now realize we just didn't get the whole story from Margaret McDonald concerning her vision of the Rapture in 1830. You see, the Rapture Theory is actually TRUE, but only your CLOTHES are going to fly away.

Those who aren't aware of this new revelation and still believe that the 7th Trump comes before the 6th Trump will experience spiritual corporal punishment from their Father. Hopefully this will shame them enough to wake them up so that they don't have to experience spiritual capital punishment at the end of the Millennium.

[10] The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
It is amazing how people struggle trying to understand the Book of Revelation when it is basically just a graphic summary of everything that has been said before in their Bible. It's just that they haven't "eaten and digested the scroll".

Ezekiel said it so simply:

Ezekiel 23:33
Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.
The desolation (of the soul) comes from the desolator, even the king of Babylon. He's coming soon. Will you stand dressed or be stripped naked? It is up to you.

The king of Babylon is coming soon to be our Father's instrument of chastisement when He pours out the cup of His wrath upon this final "rebellious" generation. And when that cup is poured out it will be totally, completely emptied!

Ezekiel 23:34
Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
The Lord GOD has spoken and declared that Alohibah (representing Judah, but remember this refers to her sister Israel too!) will drink every last drop and even scrape the bottom of that cup of wrath, which is what "break the sherds (pottery)" means.To "pluck off your own breasts" is also a figure of speech meaning to loath them as being ministers to one's whoredom.

Why is He going to do this to His children? Why?

Because they NEED a good SPANKING! They will not listen to their Father! You see, they have gone astray after church traditions and they have forsaken the Lord GOD by not reading and studying His Word, so they have literally turned their backs on Him.

[35] Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
So it's no longer "Miller Time". It's "Whipping Post Time" and "Here Come da Judge" as the king of Babylon, to do the whipping! It won't be a happy day when he rips your clothes off and exposes you as a lewd whore, will it?

However, if you have eaten the scroll and have gained the understanding of a watchman, then it is your appointed duty to "tell it like it is", i.e. to declare unto them their abominations! When you do, be prepared for major rejection, but remember, if you have done it in the properly instructed manner as "Thus saith the Lord GOD" then it is Him they reject, not you! If you take it too personally you will end up on the mountain like Elijah, whining and moaning and having a big pity party for yourself.

Ezekiel 23:36
The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations;
So look out over the fruited plain, from sea to shining sea, and ask the question, "Who's doing it?" Who is declaring to the true House of Israel and the House of Judah concerning their abominable idolatries? They continue to be a bunch of spirtual adulteresses and they are raising their children to be harlots too!
Ezekiel 23:37
That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
Someone needs to "declare unto them their abominations", and cause them to understand from the Word of God that their IDOLATRY = ADULTERY as far as God is concerned! Yes, there are some good churches and ministers who do teach line by line and tell it like it is, but they are too few and far between. You see, many have already come in Christ's name and they have already deceived many. Jesus said it would happen and it HAS! Matthew 24:5 "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."
[38] Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
That is exactly what Satan did in the 1st earth age! He profaned the sanctuaries and taught others to worship God in the same religious manner they do TODAY!
Ezekiel 28:18
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Teaching contrary to God's Word earned Satan the death penalty, and many followed after his ways, which is why of course there became a need for a plan of salvation in the first place. So do you still want to observe Ishtar's Day instead of the Lord's Passover? Do you think it is not a serious offense? It is a VIOLATION of your Father's laws and commands! Wake up!... or have your clothes ripped off and stand completely bare naked before God and the angels!
Leviticus 19:30
Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
If someone says this law was done away with they are telling you it is OK to profane God's sanctuaries, right? Have them go tell Satan quick, and maybe God will reverse his death sentence.
Ezekiel 23:39
For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
People today "slay" their children by teaching them to reverence their Father after the precepts of men, instead of instructing them to KNOW and LOVE the Lord with line by line teaching from His word. Read Isaiah 29:13.
[40] And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments,
She was were so eager to be seduced she sent messengers to get some fresh meat, and while she waited for her studs, she "dolled herself up" with the unrighteous garb of a whore!
[41] And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.
She removed God's truth, His incense and His oil, and prepared herself ready to be taken!
Ezekiel 23:42
And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and beautiful crowns upon their heads.
She became as a lazy, careless throng (look up the word multitude) and now instead of even being choosy and picking only the handsome captains and rulers, she has become so easy, she will now lay with common Sabeans (drunkards).
[43] Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?
This verse is talking about our generation. The idolatries [adulteries] of old have been passed down as traditions and are ever present in the sanctuaries today. If people only knew the depth of the pollution in their churches.

So the question is, "Will the people, the Christians in our generation, wait for the true Bridegroom or be taken as WHORES when the king of Babylon comes with his handsome locust captains, who will wear crowns as ministers of righteousness?"

Did not Jesus give the warning of Ezekiel, of a watchman, in Matthew 24 when He said:

Matthew 24:19
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
He wasn't talking about women who are physically pregnant. He was talking about them being WHORES and spiritually sleeping with the Babylonian king and his army and becoming spiritually impregnated!

So the question is: "Will that Babylonian king and his army be able to seduce the SISTERS in THIS GENERATION?"

Here's your answer. Read it and weep for our people!!

Ezekiel 23:44
Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.
"Easy women" these Christian harlots are! All it takes is some crackpot con artist in a shiny $300 suit to come along claiming to be a minister of Jesus Christ, who piously prances around on a stage and weeps and cries and quotes a verse or two out of context and perhaps occasionally gobbles like a turkey and then pretend he himself didn't even notice it, and then shout "Praise the Lord" while the "mood music" is cranked way up and he looks the camera and the people squarely in the eye and PROMISES them they are going to fly away in a Rapture at any moment when Jesus Christ comes for His church! NEVER once does he mention the 6th Trump or that the king of Babylon is coming and they will face him, and so just as "quick as a bunny" the Biblically ignorant people willingly and easily spread their "spiritual legs" and say "Take me Honey, and Give Me More"! And then, incredible as it sounds, they open their purses and wallets and PAY FOR IT! Remember Ezekiel chapter 16? God said at least a good whore charges for being taken! But oh no! You are so eager to be taken, YOU PAY your LOVERS!

That, my friend, is Ezekiel chapter 23 in a nutshell, along with the fact that God is going to put a stop to it! He's about fed up with His children playing church and ignoring His Word. And He will use the king of Babylon and his fallen angels to come upon them as a swarm of locusts to spiritually devour the souls of those who have not eaten the scroll and do not have the Word of God absorbed in their minds, which Word is the Seal of God and their armour of protection.  Rev. 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."

Ezekiel 23:45
And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands.

[46] For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company upon them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.

We have already read the prophecies concerning the coming captivity and we have already witnessed the historical type! What's it going to take to wake up our people? Many of our preachers are lying to them and yet they think they are following men of God and doing what God wants them to! Oh how embarrassing it is going to be when Jesus says, "Get away from Me, I never knew you!" and "Sorry, we don't allow naked people to attend the wedding ceremony. You must be properly dressed in white linen!" Would you allow naked people to attend your wedding feast?
[47] And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
Note: Those with eyes to see know that these stones are even the "pebbles worn smooth over a long period of time" which is the word "count" in Rev. 13:18. They are the "stones" of the rock which is not our Rock. (Deut. 32:31 "For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.) They are Satan's angels who come with him when he is cast out of heaven (Rev. 12:7-9).
Ezekiel 23:48
Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.
There will be no "whoring around" during the Millennium. Period!
[49] And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Do not turn your back on your Father. We are commanded in 2 Tim. 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." "Eat the scroll" and help our brothers and sisters who are about to face the soon coming king of Babylon to come out of confusion and put some clothes on. "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues (Rev. 18:4).

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