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EZEKIEL 13-24 PART II. EZEKIEL 13 PROPHESY AGAINST THE FALSE PROPHETS THE LORD IS AGAINST THEM THEY ARE PREACHING PEACE: WHEN THAT IS NOT WHAT IS COMING.

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1 EZEKIEL PART II

2 EZEKIEL 13 PROPHESY AGAINST THE FALSE PROPHETS THE LORD IS AGAINST THEM THEY ARE PREACHING PEACE: WHEN THAT IS NOT WHAT IS COMING IF ISRAEL CONTINUES IN IT’S WAY

3 EZEKIEL 14 REPENT & TURN AWAY FROM YOUR IDOLS ANIMAL ENGRAVINGS ON TEMPLE WALLS TAMMUZ

4 EZEKIEL 15 “Son of man, how is the wood of a vine better than that of a branch on any of the trees in the forest? Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful? Do they make pegs from it to hang things on? And after it is thrown on the fire as fuel and the fire burns both ends and chars the middle, is it then useful for anything? If it was not useful for anything when it was whole, how much less can it be made into something useful when the fire has burned it and it is charred?

5 EXPLANATION OF THE VINE As I have given the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest as fuel for the fire, so will I treat the people living in Jerusalem. I will set my face against them (Jerusalem). Although they have come out of the fire, the fire will yet consume them. And when I set my face against them, you will know that I am the LORD. I will make the land desolate because they have been unfaithful, declares the Sovereign LORD.”

6 EZEKIEL 16 JERUSALEM PICTURED AS A CAST-OFF NEW BORN: BIRTHED IN THE LAND OF THE CAANANITES FATHER AN AMORITE/ MOTHER A HITTITE BEFORE YOU WERE CLEAN & ANYONE LOOKED AFTER YOU LAID THERE BATHED IN YOUR OWN BLOOD DROWNING THE LORD SAID UNTO THEE…LIVE!!!

7 DEVELOPED INTO BEAUTY: JERUSALEM/ISRAEL HAS MULTIPLIED GROWN INTO BEAUTY COVENANT OF “MARRIAGE” WITH GOD THE LORD TOOK CARE OF YOU “BLESSED YOU IN RICHES”

8 DO NOT NEED THE LORD TRUSTED IN YOUR BEAUTY USED FAME TO BECOME A PROSTITUTE TOOK THE BLESSINGS FROM THE LORD AND TURNED THEM INTO IDOLS SACRIFICED CHILDREN TO IDOLS

9 ISRAEL; THE ADULTEROUS WIFE BUILT SHRINES ON EVERY STREET (SAME AS JEREMIAH) PROSTITUTED W/ EGYPT & ASSYRIA CALLED AN ADULTEROUS WIFE PROVOKES THE LORD’S JEALOUSY DECLARES WOE’S ON JERUSALEM

10 COMPARED TO SODOM: SEXUAL IMMORALITY ARROGANT DID NOT HELP THE POOR & NEEDY OVERFED THEMSELVES UNCONCERNED WITH ANYTHING TWICE AS BAD SAMARIA (NORTHERN ISRAEL)

11 LORD’S FINAL SAY: “I will deal with you as you deserve, because you have despised my oath by breaking the covenant. Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both those who are older than you and those who are younger. I will give them to you as daughters, but not on the basis of my covenant with you. So I will establish my covenant with you, and you will know that I am the LORD. Then, when I make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign LORD.’”

12 EZEKIEL 17: TWO EAGLES & A VINE: 1ST EAGLE POWERFUL LONG FEATHERS MULTIPLE COLORS TOOK SHOOT OF A CEDAR FROM LEBANON TOOK IT TO A LAND OF MERCHANTS PLANTED IT THERE IT BECAME A LOW SPREADING VINE THE BRANCHES TURNED TOWARD HIM ROOTS REMAINED THE SAME BECAME A VINE & PRODUCED BRANCHES & PUT OUT LEAFY BOUGHS

13 2 ND EAGLE POWERFUL WINGS VERY COLORFUL OR MULTIPLE LAYERS ROOTS WENT TO EAGLE BRANCHES WENT TOWARDS THE WATER PLANTED IN GOOD SOIL ABUNDANCE OF WATER

14 WILL THE VINE SURVIVE? “Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Will it thrive? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it withers? All its new growth will wither. It will not take a strong arm or many people to pull it up by the roots. It has been planted, but will it thrive? Will it not wither completely when the east wind strikes it—wither away in the plot where it grew?’”

15 MEANING OF EAGLE’S & VINE? KING OF BABYLON WENT TO JERUSALEM & CARRIED OFF HER KING & NOBLES TO BABYLON TOOK MEMBER OF ROYAL FAMILY AND PUT HIM IN CHARGE UNDER OATH TO NEBUCHADNEZZAR CARRIED AWAY LEADING MEN OF THE LAND SO THE KINGDOM WOULD BE BROUGHT LOW KING DISOBEYED OATH & WENT TO EGYPT FOR LARGE ARMY & MANY HORSES

16 WILL HE SUCCEED? HE WILL SURLEY DIE IN BABYLON PHAROAH & EGYPT WILL NOT SAVE HIM ALL OF HIS PEOPLE & THOSE LOYAL TO HIM WILL ALSO BE DESTROYED

17 RESTORATION OF THE KINGDOM: I MYSELF WILL TAKE A SHOOT FROM THE CEDAR & PLANT IT I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds (PEOPLE) of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. All the trees (NATIONS) of the forest (WORLD) will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.

18 EZEKIEL 18: “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: “‘The parents eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’? “‘The parents eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’? “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.

19 GOD’S EXAMPLE: A PURE & RIGHTEOUS FATHER LIVES EVEN IF HIS SON DOES EVIL & CHOSES DEATH THE EVIL SON’S SON WHO SEE’S THE FAULT OF HIS FATHER AND LIVES RIGHTEOUSLY WILL BE GIVEN LIFE SIN FALLS ON EACH INDIVIDUAL

20 TURN FROM WICKEDNESS WICKED CAN TURN FROM THEIR WAYS FOLLOW THE DECREES OF THE LORD FOLLOW THE DECREES OF THE LORD HE WILL THEN BE GIVEN LIFE & NOT DEATH

21 LIFE & DEATH LIFE = HEAVEN (ETERNITY WITH GOD) DEATH = HELL (SEPERATION FROM GOD)

22 JUDGEMENT OF ISRAEL ISRAEL TO BE JUDGED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS NO EXCUSES FROM PAST GENERATIONS LORD TAKES NO PLEASURE IN DEATH OF ANYONE

23 EZEKIEL 19: LIONESS & HER CUBS: TOOK 1 ST CUB AND RAISED IT UP BECAME STRONG AND POWERFUL NATIONS LEARNED ABOUT THIS CUB TRAPPED HIM & LEAD HIM TO EGYPT

24 2 ND CUB SAW THE PROMISE OF THE 1 ST CUB GONE SHE TOOK ANOTHER CUB TO RAISE UP AND HE PROWLED AMONG THE LIONS FOR HE WAS POWERFUL NATIONS SURROUNDED THE LION AND DRAGGED IT TO BABYLON WAS PUT IN PRISON SO NATION OF ISRAEL COULD NO LONGER HEAR HIS ROAR

25 ISRAEL IN TROUBLE “‘Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard planted by the water; it was fruitful and full of branches because of abundant water. Its branches were strong, fit for a ruler’s scepter. It towered high above the thick foliage, conspicuous for its height and for its many branches. But it was uprooted in fury and thrown to the ground. The east wind made it shrivel, it was stripped of its fruit; its strong branches withered and fire consumed them. Now it is planted in the desert, in a dry and thirsty land. Fire spread from one of its main branches and consumed its fruit. No strong branch is left on it fit for a ruler’s scepter.’

26 EZEKIEL 20: SPEAK TO THE ELDERS GOD MADE HIMSELF KNOWN TO THE HEBREW PEOPLE IN EGYPT THE STILL DID NOT LISTEN (WILDERNESS)

27 GOD’S STANDARDS LORD GAVE THEM HIS LAWS OR STATUTES HIS JUDGMENTS THE FEASTS & SABBATHS THEY STILL DID NOT LISTEN (WILDERNESS) GOD DID NOT DESTROY THEM

28 REPEATING HISTORY: ANCESTORS BLASPHEMED ME WHEN THEY CAME TO THE PROMISED LAND WHEN YOU DEDICATE GIFTS TO IDOLS AND PASS YOUR CHILDREN THROUGH THE FIRE AS SACRIFICES AREN’T YOU ACTING THE SAME WAY? ISRAEL WANTS TO BE LIKE THE OTHER NATIONS (WORSHIP DEAD OBJECTS)

29 RENEWED ISRAEL As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will reign over you with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath. I will bring you from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered—with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath. I will bring you into the wilderness of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute judgment upon you. As I judged your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will judge you, declares the Sovereign LORD. I will take note of you as you pass under my rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant. I will purge you of those who revolt and rebel against me. Although I will bring them out of the land where they are living, yet they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD. As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will reign over you with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath. I will bring you from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered—with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath. I will bring you into the wilderness of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute judgment upon you. As I judged your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will judge you, declares the Sovereign LORD. I will take note of you as you pass under my rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant. I will purge you of those who revolt and rebel against me. Although I will bring them out of the land where they are living, yet they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD. “‘As for you, people of Israel, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Go and serve your idols, every one of you! But afterward you will surely listen to me and no longer profane my holy name with your gifts and idols. For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD, there in the land all the people of Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings and your choice gifts, along with all your holy sacrifices. I will accept you as fragrant incense when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will be proved holy through you in the sight of the nations. Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I bring you into the land of Israel, the land I had sworn with uplifted hand to give to your ancestors. There you will remember your conduct and all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe yourselves for all the evil you have done. You will know that I am the LORD, when I deal with you for my name’s sake and not according to your evil ways and your corrupt practices, you people of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.’” “‘As for you, people of Israel, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Go and serve your idols, every one of you! But afterward you will surely listen to me and no longer profane my holy name with your gifts and idols. For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD, there in the land all the people of Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings and your choice gifts, along with all your holy sacrifices. I will accept you as fragrant incense when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will be proved holy through you in the sight of the nations. Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I bring you into the land of Israel, the land I had sworn with uplifted hand to give to your ancestors. There you will remember your conduct and all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe yourselves for all the evil you have done. You will know that I am the LORD, when I deal with you for my name’s sake and not according to your evil ways and your corrupt practices, you people of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.’”

30 PROPHECY AGAINST THE SOUTH FIRE & DESTRUCTION WILL COME TO THE SOUTH IT WILL SCORCH EVERYTHING TREES, FORESTS, GRASS ALL BURNED

31 EZEKIEL 21: PROPHECY AGAINST JERUSALEM AND THE SANCTUARY SWORD IS COMING FROM BABYLON TO JERUSALEM

32 NEBUCHADNEZZAR CAST LOTS: EZEKIEL MARK OFF 2 ROADS: 1 ST TO RABBAH (THE AMMONITES) 2 ND ROAD TO JERUSALEM NEBUCHADNEZZAR WILL CAST LOTS ON WHICH WAY TO GO IN HIS RIGHT HAND THE LOT WILL COME UP TO ATTACK AND DESTROY JERUSALEM THE WILL BE TAKEN CAPTIVE

33 RESTORATION OF KINGSHIP: WHEN MESSIAH RETURNS “‘You profane and wicked prince of Israel (ZEDEKIAH), whose day has come, whose time of punishment has reached its climax, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low. A ruin! A ruin! I will make it a ruin! The crown will not be restored until he (JESUS) to whom it rightfully belongs shall come; to him (JESUS) I will give it.’

34 PROHPECY AGAINST AMMONTIES: EVEN THOUGH NEBUCHADNEZZAR CAST LOTS FOR THE AMMONITES THEIR PUNISHMENT WILL STILL COME GOD JUDGES HIS OWN PEOPLE FIRST

35 EZEKIEL 22: SINS OF JERUSALEM SHEDDING BLOOD WORSHIPPING IDOLS DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS OPPRESSED THE FOREIGNER SEXUAL IMMORALITY MISTREATED THE WIDOW & FATHERLESS DESPISED HOLY THINGS NOT OBEYED THE SABBATHS

36 PUNISHMENT ON JERUSALEM: THE LORD WILL MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF THEM OTHER NATIONS WILL LAUGH AND MOCK THEM THEY WILL BE DISPERSED AMONST THE NATIONS WILL BE GATHERED LIKE PRECIOUS METALS ARE BEFORE THEY’RE BURNED PRIESTS GO AGAINST THE LAW (FALSE DOCTRINE)

37 EZEKIEL 23: 2 ADULTUROUS SISTERS: SAME MOTHER BECAME PROSTITUES IN EGYPT OLDER SISTER – SAMARIA – OHOLA YOUNGER SISTER – JERUSALEM-OHOLIBAH

38 SAMARIA/EPHRAIM (10 NORTHERN TRIBES) OHOLA (NORTHERN ISRAEL) SELLS HERSELF TO THE ASSYRIANS SAME SINS THEY DID COMING OUT OF EGYPT THE LORD DELIVERED HER INTO THE HANDS OF HER LOVERS—THE ASSYRIANS

39 SOUTHERN ISRAEL-JUDEAH ALSO PROSTITUTED WITH ASSYRIANS EVEN AFTER WHAT HAPPENED TO SAMARIA LUSTED AFTER BABLYLONIANS/CHALDEANS

40 ISRAEL WILL BE PUNISHED: ISRAEL HAS COMMITTED ADULTRY AND BLOOD IS ON HER HANDS WILL MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF THEM TO OTHERS

41 EZEKIEL 24: JERUSALEM COMPARED TO A COOKING POT “‘Woe to the city of bloodshed, to the pot now encrusted, whose deposit will not go away! “‘I the LORD have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign LORD.’” “‘I the LORD have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign LORD.’”

42 EZEKIEL’S WIFE DIES: The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears. Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Keep your turban fastened and your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache and beard or eat the customary food of mourners.” So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded. Then the people asked me, “Won’t you tell us what these things have to do with us? Why are you acting like this?” I am about to desecrate my sanctuary—the stronghold in which you take pride, the delight of your eyes, the object of your affection. The sons and daughters you left behind will fall by the sword. And you will do as I have done. You will not cover your mustache and beard or eat the customary food of mourners. 23 You will keep your turbans on your heads and your sandals on your feet. You will not mourn or weep but will waste away because of your sins and groan among yourselves. 24 Ezekiel will be a sign to you; you will do just as he has done. When this happens, you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.’ “And you, son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes, their heart’s desire, and their sons and daughters as well— On that day a fugitive will come to tell you the news. At that time your mouth will be opened; you will speak with him and will no longer be silent. So you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD.”


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