Do you realize that everything we need to know about what is happening and what is going to happen in this final generation, prior to Christ's return, we can SEE a type of and a fulfillment of in HiStory.
The old tried and tested and proven proverb that says "History Repeats Itself" really tells us that "History is Prophecy", doesn't it?
Jesus Christ foretold us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 that in the final generation after the threat of wars had ceased to be cause for alarm, that "nation would rise against ("along side of") nation and kingdom against ("along side of") kingdom". A closer look at the Greek language used here will easily show that what Jesus was talking about was commercial Globalization. "Nation" means "ethos", as in basically third world countries, and "kingdom" means "royal", as in the free and leading nations of the world. They would all rise (which means to "stand up" in the market place) against (which is "epi", meaning "along side of") one another. And that is exactly what is happening under globalization with the Eurodollar and Dollarization and the IMF and the World Bank and the "New Economy" of e-Commerce.
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Those who have studied the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation know that the first beast of Rev. 13 is a political system and that this "beast" will finally control the world of trade and commerce to the extent that if you are not part of that system you will not be able to "buy or sell" in the marketplace. Before the advances of modern computer technology, people wondered how that would be possible. Now it is easy to see that it is not only possible, it is a reality to those with eyes to see. Right now there is no pledge or religious requirement to be a part of the system (other than to remain Politically Correct in the business place), but that will change when the false messiah appears.
Now we have come to the 27th chapter of the book of the end time watchman, Ezekiel. In chapter 26 we learned that God declared that He was going to destroy that ancient world trading center of Tyre and that it would never again be rebuilt, i.e. it would be no more, gone forever. We learned that this great commercial city was a type, the foreshadowing of the great city of Babylon in the end time, which we also know from Revelation 18 will be destroyed and will also be no more.
So in this 27th chapter we are presented with a lamentation, which is a sad song, even a funeral dirge, which will eulogize the great attributes of this once awesome World Trading Center. Within this lamentation we are going to SEE the operation of that first beast of Revelation chapter 13, the merchandising of which is described in the 17th chapter of Revelation. Then in chapter 28 of Ezekiel we will see the characterization of the prince and the king of Tyre, who is the 2nd Beast of Rev. 13, the religious Beast, even Satan himself.
Also, as we stated in our last study, these chapters are not difficult at all to understand, and at this late stage in the clearly visible formation (rising) of the New World Order, the 1st Beast, one needs only to compare this chapter 27 with what is actually happening in today's world markets. Even if you are not familiar with the history and the cultural characteristics of the ancient nations described in this chapter, just know that all the materials and the labor, etc., which was possessed by Tyre came from the nations of that day that were known to produce the BEST there is of their respective goods or services. She was a beauty and she had all the glitter and glamour that was available in her day.
Finally, in as much as Tyre is the type of modern day "Babylon", it was by her great wealth that she wielded both mercantile and political clout. Remember, she held off siege from king Nebuchadnezzar for 13 years! Do you really think he couldn't have taken her if he wanted to? Money talks! This gives us a great VIEW of how the powers of the Four Hidden Dynasties are able to control peoples and nations. There is nothing new under the sun (never was, never will be!). You see, this "trafficking hub" is EXACTLY how Satan seeks to operate centers of influence and it is his idea of how things should be. It is even how things were in the first earth age before God destroyed it. Though God's people and other nations supplied the labor, the expertise in craftsmanship, and moved the goods and services of Tyre, it was the kenites who made the "deals" with nations and controlled the markets and the economics of the system through usury and the "First Central Bank of Tyre", just as they do today through the Federal Reserve Banking system and the other central banks of every nation.
Let's begin the lamentation of Tyre.
Again, this lamentation is a sad song, even a funeral dirge, which eulogizes the great attributes of this once awesome World Trade Center. You know, there are numerous sad songs, lamentations, in scripture but none of them have their melodies recorded. This lamentation is about how great Tyre was, so maybe could do a parody on the hymn "How Great Thou Art". It could go something like this:Ezekiel 27:1
The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
"I miss my dough, oh Tyre where
How great thou was. How great thou was.
I loved the wealth and pow'r you gave to me.
How great thou was. How great thou was."
Tyre was ideally situated on a rock island about a half mile from the mainland and she had ports all around her whereby ships could enter from both the north and south ends of the island. This enabled any ship to find a port no matter which direction the winds might blow! And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.
The analogy used to describe Tyrus in this lamentation is that of an exquisitely crafted ship made from the finest materials available in the world and constructed by the world's greatest artisans. Her location and the fact that she had the best mariners and the most skilful pilots, made her the perfect World Trade Center of her day, the mother of all commercial vessels that "rides upon the waters (waters = people, see Rev. 17:15)". Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.
The next few verses describe the qualities of her perfection.
She was like a ship built from the finest fir from Senir with a mast from the grand tall cedars of Lebanon. Symbolically, the cedars of Lebanon represent God's children who are central and necessary to "sail the ship of commerce" for the kenites.Ezekiel 27:5
They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.
When we get to chapter 31 we will find that Satan is likened to a lowly "box cedar" which is "te-ashur" in Hebrew. The word "Ashurites" used here means the same thing, "of a box cedar", and the "company" thereof are little branches from the "te-ashur", i.e. they are the kenites. (See note on verse 6 in Companion Bible on page 1143.) Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.
The ancients often went to great expense to embroider their sails, especially the Egyptians, whose linen was of the finest quality. Again the city of Tyre is the forerunner, the type of, the great city of Babylon of Rev. 17, who rather than being likened to a ship is likened to a whore, even a commercial whore, if you know what I mean. And she is a city, even the great city of Jerusalem, the home of the little Ashurites today. Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
Did you notice in verse 7 that the ship of Tyre was covered with the royal colors of blue and purple just like that great city in these end times: Rev. 17:4 "And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:"Rev. 17:18
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Let usl read about the multitude of nations that were entangled in the world wide trading web of Tyre.
Does that mean then that we are also seeing a picture of how it was in the first earth age before its destruction described in Gen. 1:2? Yes we are.
Let's pick up the description of Tyre's greatness as she is liken to a great commercial vessel which rides upon the seas (many nations and peoples - see Rev. 17:15).
Zidon and Arvad, meaning "fishermen" and "sea rovers" respectively, were Phoenicians, the best of the ancient mariners and helmsman (pilots).Ezekiel 27:8
The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.
Tyre had the brightest and smartest "calkers" from Gebal, which means "mountains" and is symbolic of nations. Calkers by profession are "stoppers of chinks in a vessel". Hey, you need people to explain (patch up & cover up) corruption and educate (spin truth into lies) the people as to how it is that you say one thing and do another. So "calkers" are needed to keep Satan's ship afloat. The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
"All the ships of the sea", i.e. the whole world, traded and bartered with Tyre. She enriched many kings of earth (vs. 33) who sent their vessels to her ports, and one had better believe she also "trafficked" in political favors with the kings of the earth. There is nothing new under the sun.
She had a multi-national army which gave her prestige and honor. It wouldn't be surprising to eventually find that they were paid for by the nations who supplied them, maybe through dues to some organization they set up! Well, that's how the UN forces are paid for today, right? They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.
She was well guarded and had Gammadims, meaning her own "men of daring", as her watchmen. The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.
Ships from Spain and elsewhere brought riches and the finest metals to the "commodities exchange" in Tyre.Ezekiel 27:12
Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.
These were sons of Japheth who traded in slaves and vessels of brass. The sons of Meshech latter became the settlers of Muscovia (Muscovites), better known today as Moscow. Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.
Togarmah, a brother of Ashkenaz and son of Gomer, was part of southern Russia and Armenia. They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.
In contrast to verses 13 and 14, Dedan means "low country" or coastlands. The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.
"Captive markets" and "fixed markets" are the primary MO's of the kenite trading system."Merchants come to you from Rhodes, and many coastlands are your captive markets, giving payment in ebony and ivory." LB
Again, the main thing to observe is that all the nations were involved in trade and commerce with Tyre, even... you guessed it... Judah and the House of Israel (next verse).Ezekiel 27:16
Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.
Notice what it was that the peoples created to "till the ground" (Gen. 2) supplied to the controlled markets of Tyre. Wheat and farm goods! There is nothing new under the sun, is there? Who supplies the majority of the world's wheat today? Answer: America->The same peoples. Of course it is "traded" in the "fixed" agricultural markets which are controlled by the little Tyrians of today (the Kenites). Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.
Even the oldest city known to history (according to Smith's Bible dictionary) trafficked with Tyre. She brought the finest wine of the day from Helbron, a village about 10 miles north of Damascus, located in a wild and beautiful glen, which is clothed in vineyards. Today there are many ruins and marks of ancient wealth in Helbron. Trading with Tyre made her so! Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool.
This verse should read, "Southern Dan, going to and from Uzal, traded in your marketplaces..." (See note in Companion Bible)Ezekiel 27:19
Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.
Dedan supplied saddle clothes for horses and chariots. Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.
Hey, they also had a "Chicago livestock exchange" right there in Tyre, and the princes of Kedar were the major suppliers of lambs, and rams, and goats. Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.
There were fine jewelry outlets in the market place, supplied by the best from Sheba and Raamah.Ezekiel 27:22
The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
And these nations, together with others, supplied just about anything your little old heart desired, "all sorts of things" (next verse). Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.
And you thought the idea of going to one market place to buy all your goodies, such as a mall or Walmart, etc. was a new idea. How about a shopping spree to the city of ancient Tyre? These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.
Those cargo ships kept on sailing back and forth and the warehouses of Tyre were kept fully stocked. The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.
But uh oh, Tyre! You have forgotten God Almighty in all your trafficking and corrupt dealings with merchants and kings, etc. We see you worship the Queen of Heaven, Ishtar (Easter) and you have drawn the nations of world into your one world system through the use (misuse) of the Four Hidden Dynasties. You are headed for troubled waters!
The "east wind" is put here for the king from the east, Nebuchaddnezzar, sent by the "ruach" to break down Tyre in the midst of the seas (people).Ezekiel 27:26
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
The whole unclean, corrupt, world wide trading system is coming down. Yes, this glamorous ship of Satan's is going to SINK to the bottom of the ocean, never to rise again. The same fate awaits the corrupt one world system of today, known as Babylon the great in the book of Revelation. Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.
Tyre also became the "habitation of devils and the hold (even stronghold) of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."Rev. 18:2
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
The word "suburbs" used here is in reference to a ship, which Tyre is being liken to, and means the "waves" at her side shall lash out at her at the wailing of her helmsmen.Ezekiel 27:28
The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;
Oh poor babies! And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
This is just like reading the downfall of Babylon the great, that mighty city of the end time which Tyre is symbolic of. And since one is the type of the other, the following verses can be applied to either of Satan's systems, the one then or the one now. And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
Oh poor babies!Rev. 18:10
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
I believe we covered most all of these items in Ezekiel 27, didn't we? The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
In Ezekiel 27 we were given the identity of the nations that supplied these goods and services. For example, the wheat came from our people, the House of Israel (the Christian nations of North-western-Europe, the Isles of Britain and the Americas), remember? So we are "on board" today, trading with modern day Tyre, aren't we? And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
Though we are reading this from the Book of Revelation, this is exactly as it was also written and as it actually happened to ancient Tyre. And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
We have therefore SEEN the Future from SEEING the Past!
Oh poor babies!Ezekiel 27:32
And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
Yes, that describes Tyre all right!Rev. 18:3
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.
Just like Revelation chapter 18, isn't it? All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.
Gone forever, just like Babylon the great will be! The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.
Yes, there will be a lot of cry babies at the fall of Babylon! But what will we Christians do when we see Satan's one world system fall? Rejoice, of course! The 7th Trump signaling the Day of the Lord and the Day of Vengeance will have sounded and our Lord will have returned to take over the crowns of the earth and rule with a rod of iron.Rev. 18:21
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
So the cry babies will do Revelation verse 19:
And God's servants will do verse 20:Rev. 18:19
And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
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