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Ezekiel For Today

Chapters 35 to 36

                             EZEKIEL FOR TODAY

                              Chapters 35-36


Prophecy against Seir

CHAPTER 35

     As noted by the Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, "In
general, "Seir," "Mount Seir," and "land of Seir," have become
synonyms for Edom (2 Chron. 25:11; 20:10; and Gen. 36:30
respectively).

     This is again a prophecy against Edom or TURKEY today.

     God is against the land of Edom for their perpetual hatred
of the children of Israel. In the time of the calamity to come on
Jacob Israel at the time of the end, the people of Turkey will
stand in the way of those in Judah who flee to the north and try
to escape the destruction upon them by the armies of the king of
the North, the Babylon Roman Empire of Europe. The land of Edom
Turkey will use the sword to kill many Jews fleeing north through
their land, at the time of the end. It is the very last days of
this age, it is the time frame when the iniquity of Israel and
Judah will have its END (verses 1-5). Iniquity is FAR from having
its end in Israel UNTIL the coming of the Messiah in glory. Verse
5 and the iniquity of Israel having its end gives us the time
frame of this prophecy; there will be an END TIME FULFILMENT!
     The people of Turkey are going to smear and laugh so to
speak, at the calamity of Israel and Judah, at the destruction of
the Jews in the Holy Land, when the end time Babylon Mystery
Religion Empire of Europe marches into Jerusalem and makes
desolate that city and the Jewish people of Judah Palestine.

     Further to the time frame of this prophecy is verse 14. When
the whole earth REJOICES, WHEN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS COME TO
EARTH, WHEN IT WILL BE THE TIME THAT THE WHOLE EARTH CAN REJOICE
UNDER THE RULERSHIP OF CHRIST, then will be the punishment of
Edom Turkey. As Turkey rejoiced at the desolation of Israel and
Judah, so God will make desolate the land of Turkey. I have
covered this previously and will again as we explain the book of
Obediah.


CHAPTER 36

Judgment on Israel's enemies and the
Restoration of Israel


     The whole CONTEXT of these chapters together with chapter
37, is the VERY END OF THIS AGE, AND THE BEGINNING OF THE AGE TO
COME UNDER THE MESSIAH CHRIST.

     God tells Israel that as their enemies have said, "Ah, these
lands are ours to have and possess" all the hills and valleys and
mountains and rivers; to the desolate cities God now says, "I
will lift up my hand and the heathen (not knowing the true God)
nations shall bear their shame" (verses 1-7).
     God will restore as before the people of Israel, they are at
hand to come. The prophecy is for the time of the end of this
age, when Jesus will return and bring out of captivity the
peoples of Israel and Judah, when the lands of Israel will be
replenished and built back; it is the time of multiplying the
people of Israel, and the cities be inhabited once more; it is
the time to settle Israel again after their old estates; it is
the time when the people of Israel will KNOW GOD IS THEIR GOD
(verses 8-12).
     The Eternal tells us in verses 13-21 WHY He had to punish
Israel. Over and over again in the prophets there is left no
doubt as to why Israel and Judah have to be punished.

     For God's Holy Name, because Israel and Judah have profaned
His name, in the way they have lived, to bring them to REPENTANCE
AND BACK TO SERVING GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH, the Lord must
deal with them in a manner so the end result will be that God can
be GLORIFIED by all nations. It is the time when God WILL BE
SANCTIFIED in them. Israel and Judah will be taken from the
nations and gathered out of the countries they have been
scattered in and brought back to the Holy Land. God will CLEAN
THEM UP! It will be the time when they shall have a NEW HEART AND
A NEW SPIRIT; THE STONY HEART WILL BE GONE AND A HEART OF FLESH
THEY WILL HAVE. 
     It is the time when Israel and Judah will have GOD'S SPIRIT,
AND WHEN THEY WILL WALK IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD, KEEPING THE
STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS OF GOD!

     Never, not yesterday, not today, have the people of Israel
and Judah, had the pouring out of the Spirit of God on them as
nations of people. Some Jews have returned to the Holy Land in
this last 100 years BUT it cannot be said they have had the
Spirit of God poured out on them to observe the statutes and
judgments of God, as these verses portray. Even if you think this
prophecy is for only the Jews returning to the Holy Land in our
time, it just cannot be said they are as a people, CONVERTED to
the commandments of God. The Jews today are MAINLY SECULAR and
UN-converted to the Spirit of God.
     The CONTEXT of these verses in Ezekiel make it clear they
will NOT become a reality UNTIL the end of this age, when Christ
the Messiah is here to indeed pour out God's Spirit on all the
peoples of Israel and Judah.

     It is the time of good harvests, beautiful orchards and vine
yards, the time when Israel and Judah will REMEMBER THEIR EVIL
WAYS, AND SHALL LOATHE THEMSELVES FOR THEIR INIQUITIES AND
ABOMINATIONS (verses 22-32).

     Do the Jews in the Holy Land today LOATHE themselves for
their sins and iniquities and all their abominations? Can any say
they have DEEP REPENTANCE AND GOD'S SPIRIT POURED OUT ON THEM?
Can anyone claim the peoples of North-West Europe, the British
Commonwealth, and the United States of America (the modern House
of Israel) LOATHE themselves for their many sins and iniquities
and abominations? Can anyone in the far reaches of imagination,
claim the peoples of the House of Israel and the House of Judah
are filled with God's Spirit and serving Him with a heart and
mind that is led and filled by the Holy Spirit? NO!! This is a
prophecy YET TO COME TO PASS!!

     It is a prophecy for the END OF THIS AGE. When Israel and
Judah will have become DESOLATE, when all that is written will
come to pass, when all in the book of Revelation has been
fulfilled. It is for the time when Israel and Judah will be
brought out of their captivity, out from the nations where they
have been scattered, brought back as in a MIGHTY EXODUS to the
Holy Land; when they will build the cities, plant the corn, reap
great harvests, dwell safely and in peace; when the land will be
as the garden of Eden; when the heathen nations will KNOW that it
is God who is building and blessing. It is the time when Israel
and Judah will "KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD" (verses 33-38).

     There is no history of any people that has ever fulfilled
this prophecy. It is all for the time of the end of this age and
into the Kingdom of God on earth age. There is an absolute flow
in the book of Ezekiel - Israel and Judah to be PUNISHED - Israel
and Judah to be RESTORED - AT THE TIME WHEN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS
TO COME TO EARTH, WHEN ISRAEL AND JUDAH WILL BE UNITED AS ONE
PEOPLE, WHEN GOD WILL DWELL AND SET HIS SANCTUARY IN THE MIDST OF
THEM FOREVER - as we shall clearly see from what is told to us in
chapter 37. 

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To be continued


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