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Ezekiel For Today

Chapter 5

                        FOR WHY WILL
                      YOU DIE, O HOUSE
                         OF ISRAEL?
                           Part 2

                         Keith Hunt


     People of the nations of the British Commonwealth, the
United States of America, and countries of North-west Europe, you
are the literal people of the 10 tribes of the Old Testament
House of Israel, who were taken as captives and slaves by the
armies of the Empire of Assyria from 745 to 718 B.C. Those ten
tribes never returned to their land of Samaria in Palestine, but
eventually migrated north to the area of the Black and Caspian
seas. Through the following centuries they came into Europe under
various names, the most familiar ones being the names of Celts,
Danes, Gauls, Anglo-Saxons, Jutes, Franks, Normans, and Vikings.
Those peoples settled in North-west Europe and the British isles.
There the people of the tribe of Joseph - Ephraim and Manesseh -
multiplied together, eventually forming a multitude of nations
and a great single nation, as foretold in the book of Genesis.
     There are dozens of prophecies in the OT concerning the last
days of this present age, and what portends for YOU as nations,
IF as nations you will NOT repent! 
     Those words of prophetic significance WILL come to pass as
sure as day turns into night. The Eternal says that as you
multiplied in population, wealth, and power, so your SINS
multiplied, until your lands are full of every kind of wickedness
and corruption and perversion, from the top of your head to the
sole of your feet.
     The Almighty God gives you a warning and a sure end result
of your sins, through the prophet Ezekiel. He tells you that His
punishment, His correction, His chastising, will come upon you,
and in no uncertain manner.

     Last time we saw the setting and calling of Ezekiel to warn
the House of Israel. He was a prisoner by the river of Chebar. He
was to tell the children of Israel (far away from where Ezekiel
was) about their future destruction and captivity, yet he was NOT
to go about among them, and his mouth was to remain shut....until
God opened it, and that was to be way down at the time of the end
of this present age. 
     The events to come upon the city of Jerusalem was to be a
type of the events to come upon the House of Israel, shortly
before the coming of the Messiah in glory to rule all nations
with a rod of iron.

     We have now come to the beginning of the 5th chapter of the
book of Ezekiel. Here God gets very specific in percentage of
your peoples and what WILL happen to them in the yet future time
of "Jacob's trouble" or the "great tribulation" that is to come
upon the whole world, about three and one half years before the
glorious return of Christ Jesus to this earth.

     Your sins and wickedness O house of Israel is very great and
have come before the Holy One of Israel, for judgment and

     You, nation of Britain, have about 4% of your population
that attend religious services on a regular basis. Even most of
those have little knowledge or desire to find the truths of the
word of the Lord. You are a people of secular materialism, and
such sexual desires of lust that the most popular daily newspaper
has its topless girl on page three each day.
     Canada, your violent crime is growing - killings and murders
on the increase, and still you will not bring back the death
penalty for those guilty of willful murder, as the laws of the
Eternal proclaim should be the law of the land.
     The United States of America, your crime rate is the highest
in Israel, and blood does touch blood. You have a high percentage
of church going people, and ones that say they believe in a God,
yet your land is full of every sin and evil imaginable. 
     Every day in the lands of Northwest Europe, the British
Commonwealth, and the United Sates, the local news of your towns
bring the sordid reality of a people that have forgotten the true
ways of the Almighty, have turned their back on the commandments
of God, have fallen into drug abuse, food abuse, alcohol abuse,
gambling abuse, pleasure and sports madness, hate and violence,
unhappy families, abuse within families of every kind, and a huge
divorce rate. Your schools by and large have no discipline, and
true to the prophecies, children are your oppressors. Those that
lead you cause you to err and destroy your paths. Your leaders
are mad and your prophets are profane, so says the Lord.
     Your lands kill tens of thousands of the most helpless and
innocent each year in your freedom of choice abortion clinics. 
     Your courts are full of injustice, where sometimes the rich
and the famous can literally get away with murder. Then on the
other hand many innocent people are found guilty because of the
pressure from some to find  and convict a suspect - to solve a
     You have judges that take bribes, and lawyers that will
defend anyone for pay, manipulating the law, withholding
evidence, lying and twisting things, using the race issue, and
doing just about anything to win a case if paid enough money.
     The poor and the widow and the fatherless are being
forgotten, while the rich get richer. The people's money
collected through taxes is often greatly abused by your
government agencies as clearly reported by your investigative
news programs.
     There is lust, greed, envy, immorality, perversion,
unbridled anger, a calling of good "evil" and the calling of evil
"good" through your lands O children of Israel.  You have a form
of godliness but deny the power thereof!  You trample on the holy
Sabbath day of the Eternal. And reject His feasts while observing
those He hates. Most of your religious teachers have taught you
to believe that God's grace gives you license to break the law of
God. While they offer you liberty, they themselves are the
servants of corruption and sin. Because there is no knowledge of
the Lord in the land, because you have chosen to reject true
knowledge, the Almighty is going to reject you that you will be
no priest unto Him.
     You are increasingly teaching and proclaiming that
Homosexuality and Lesbianism is fine among consenting persons.
You are starting to even give them "family" status, with child
rearing rights. All this, while the perfect righteous and holy
One calls living this life style an abomination!
     I could go on and on listing and expounding your wickedness
and sins, but those I have commented on shall bring punishment
upon you from the Eternal in no uncertain way. That certain way
God will now reveal and proclaim to you.  Unless you repent as
nations what you are about to read is certain to come to pass. So
it is written, and so it will be done. And when it will come upon
you, then you will know there is a God in heaven who rules in the
kingdoms of men, setting up and setting down as He has decreed by
His holy prophets, one of them being the prophet Ezekiel.

     Remember, the city of Jerusalem and that which was to befall
it, is used in the book of Ezekiel as a type of the nations of
the house of Israel, and what is to befall them just before the
coming of the Messiah in power and glory to rule all nations and
establish the Kingdom of God over the whole earth for a thousand

     "And you , son of man, take you a sharp knife, take you a
barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon your head and upon your
beard: then take you balanced to weigh, and divide the hair.
     You shall burn with fire a THIRD PART in the midst of the
city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and you shall
take a THIRD PART, and smite about it with a knife: and a THIRD
PART you shall scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword
after them.
     You shall also take thereof a few in number, and bind them
in your skirts. Then take of them again, and cast them into the
midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a
fire come forth into ALL the HOUSE OF ISRAEL.
     Thus says the Lord God; THIS IS JERUSALEM: I have set in the
midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.
     And she has changed my judgments into WICKEDNESS more than
the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are
round about her: for they have REFUSED my judgments and my
statutes, they have not walked in them" (Ezek.5:1-6).

     This is the word of the Lord unto the HOUSE OF ISRAEL, not
the house of Judah, but unto those that had already, 120-150
years earlier, gone into captivity and were now out of the
Assyrian land and in the area of the Black and Caspian seas,
heading North and West into Europe and South into Asia Minor. 
The House of Israel was typified by the city of Jerusalem. What
was written here was to yet happen to the people of the holy
city, and in so doing this prophecy had a first fulfilment, but
the MAIN and ULTIMATE fulfilment was to take place on the peoples
of the House of Israel, still in the FUTURE of us TODAY.  These
words are YET to come to pass on YOU PEOPLES of the United
States, Northwest Europe, and the British Commonwealth, unless

     "Therefore thus says the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am
against you, and will execute judgment in the midst of you in the
sight of the nations. Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in
the midst of you, and the sons shall eat the fathers; and I will
execute judgment in you, and the whole remnant of you will I
scatter into the winds" (chapt.5:8-10).

     The time will yet come in Jacob's trouble, that starvation
and hardship will be so intense people will literally eat each
other to try and stay alive. Those of you who shall survive will
be scattered into the winds as captives and slaves of your

     "Wherefore, as I live, says the Lord God; Surely, because
you have DEFILED my SANCTUARY with all your detestable things,
and with all your ABOMINATIONS, therefore will I also DIMINISH
you; neither shall my eye spare, neither will I have pity" (verse

     One of the reasons that judgment and punishment will come
upon you is because of the FALSE RELIGIONS that you espouse. The
Eternal calls your religions, yes even your so called "Christian"
religion, an ABOMINATION!  You have defiled His name and His
sanctuary with evil abominations!
     You have changed the holy Sabbath day of the 4th
Commandment, the 7th day, to the pagan sun-god day of the first
day of the week, which not one verse in the entire Bible declares
is the Lord's day to be set apart as holy unto Him.
     You have rejected the FEATS of the Lord as listed in
Leviticus 23, the Festivals that Jesus observed in the NT
Gospels, the Festivals that the early apostolic church continued
to observe, and you have adopted and adapted the feasts of the
heathen, deceived, Satanically influenced nations around you.
Spend a few hours in your Encyclopedias and look up the topics of
Easter, Christmas, January 1st, Valentines Day, Halloween, and
even Thanksgiving Day, and enlighten your eyes and mind to the
truth of the matter concerning these festivals that are passed
off by the leaders of your churches as "Christian" and pleasing
to God to celebrate. Then search the Scriptures and find what
the Eternal has to say about taking the feasts of the spiritually
darkened nations around you and  worshipping Him with them. You
can start with Deuteronomy 12:29-32.
     The word of the Almighty says your priests and ministers
have put NO DIFFERENCE between that which is holy and that which
un-holy, that which is clean and that which is un-clean, that
which is righteous and that which is un-righteous. Your religious
leaders have led you astray and have deceived you with enticing
and sweet words. You heap to yourselves ministers with itching
ears that tell you what you have hired them to tell you. You and
your workers in the sanctuary of God have turned the grace of the
Lord into a license to sin and practice wickedness. You have
church organizations that support the sin of abortion on demand.
You have churches that teach their members that homosexuality and
Lesbianism is acceptable to God and just another life style that
is within His law.
     You have ministers that have fallen into gross sins many
times, that have brought shame and embarrassment on the word and
name of Christ and His true church, which you allow to remain as
leaders of the flock of God.
     Because of all this and more, listen to what the Almighty
Eternal God says to you:

     "A THIRD PART shall die with the pestilence, and with
famine shall they be consumed in the midst of you: and a THIRD
PART shall fall by the sword round about you; and I will scatter
a THIRD PART into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword
after them" (verse 12).

     Here the order is pestilence, famine, the sword, and
scattering, but later as we shall see, the order is the sword,
famine, and pestilence (chapter 6:11). So we cannot be dogmatic
as to which will come first upon you, but whichever is first, the
message is very clear, when all is done, two thirds of you will
be dead while the other remaining third is scattered into the
winds and a sword comes after them.  The prophet AMOS was
inspired to foretell that only ONE TENTH of you shall remain
alive after God has poured out His judgments on you (Amos 5:1-3).

     "Thus shall my anger be accomplished, and I will cause my
fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they SHALL
KNOW that I have spoken in my zeal, when I HAVE(future tense)
accomplished my fury in them. Moreover I will make you waste, and
a reproach among the nations that are round about you, in the
sight of all that pass by you. So it shall be a reproach and a
taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that
are round about you, when I shall execute judgment in you in
anger and in fury and in furious rebuke. I the Lord have spoken
it. When I shall send upon you the evil arrows of famine, which
shall be for their destruction, and which I shall send to destroy
you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your
staff of bread. So I will send upon you famine and evil beasts,
and they shall bereave you; and pestilence and blood shall pass
through you; and I will bring the sword upon you. I the Lord have
spoken it" (verses 13-17).

     As if all this was not enough emphasis, the Lord God opens
up the other barrel of the shot gun and unloads it upon you in
chapter six. Most of you will not listen or harken to these words
so you may repent from all your wickedness, for you are a most
rebellious and stone-hearted people, but for the few among you
who will fall upon their knees in humble repentance, and so save
their souls, I will give you the words of the Eternal as found in
Ezekiel the sixth chapter.

     "And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man,
set your face towards the mountains of Israel, and prophecy
against them, and say, You mountains of Israel, hear the word of
the Lord God; Thus says the Lord God to the mountains, and to the
hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will
bring a SWORD UPON YOU, and I will destroy your high places. And
your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken:
and I will CAST DOWN YOUR SLAIN MEN before your idols. And I will
lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their
idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars. In
all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the
high places shall be made desolate, and your idols shall be
broken and cease, and your images shall be cut down, and your
works may be abolished. And the slain shall fall in the midst
     Yet will I LEAVE A REMNANT, that you may have some that
shall escape the sword among the nations, WHEN you SHALL BE
scattered among the countries. And they that escape of you shall
remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried
CAPTIVES, because I am broken with their WHORISH heart, which
have departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring
after their idols: and they shall LOATHE themselves for the EVIL
which they have committed in all their ABOMINATIONS. And they

     Thus says the Lord God; Smite with your hand, and stamp with
your foot, and say, Alas for ALL the EVIL ABOMINATIONS of the
house of Israel! for they shall FALL BY THE SWORD, BY THE FAMINE,
AND BY THE PESTILENCE. He that is far off shall die by the
pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and
he that remains and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus
will I accomplish my FURY upon them. THEN shall they KNOW that I
am the Lord, when their slain men shall be among their idols
round about their altars, upon every high hill, and in all the
tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under
every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savor to
MAKE THE LAND DESOLATE, YES, more desolate than the wilderness
towards Diblath, in all their habitations: AND THEY SHALL KNOW

     Do not think that your wealth and your mighty weapons of
war, all your space-age computer driven rockets and machines of
mass destruction with their nuclear war-heads, will protect you
from the destruction that surely lies in wait for you, O peoples
of the House of Israel. Have you no remembrance of how the
Eternal has used with mighty results of devastation, the forces
and power of NATURE against some of your towns and cities in the
past?  It would only be a matter of hours that you would be on
your knees, broken and helpless, to the sword of your enemies, if
the Almighty was to turn the power of nature upon you from coast
to coast, border to border, nation to nation. If the God in
heaven was to pour out upon you plagues, pestilence, and famine,
that you have never seen the like of for hundreds of years, if
all these natural evils of huge paralyzing death and pain were to
come upon you from the hand of the Lord, if one third of you were
lying dead in the streets from these destructive plagues, you
would be helpless to withstand the sword from your enemies.

     You may be preparing to LIVE as great nations, you may
eventually see who your real enemies will be, and you may, at the
stroke of midnight BLOW THE TRUMPET, to make ready, but you will
not stand to fight.  

     More from the Eternal about this point in the next part as I
proceed through the book and prophecy of Ezekiel.


Written November 1997.

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