Keith Hunt - Ezekiel's Message To Us - Part 5 Restitution of All Things


Ezekiel's Message To Us - Part 5

                      WHY will you DIE,
                     O House of Israel?
                           Part 5

                             by

                         Keith Hunt



     You peoples of the lands of Northwest Europe, the British
Commonwealth, and the United Stated of America, are the very
literal people of the ancient House of Israel, believe it or not! 
Dozens of booklets and whole books have been written by various
persons over the last 200 years, proving that the
Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples came from the area where the 10 tribed
house of Israel was taken captive by the great Assyrian armies
from 745 to 718 B.C.  That captivity was the end result of
decades of preaching by different prophets sent by the Eternal
God of Israel to His people, telling them that if they did not
TURN and REPENT from their wicked ways and seek Him with their
whole heart and mind, He would bring the mighty Assyrian Empire
against them who would carry them away into captivity and
slavery.  They did not heed the words of the prophets, and so the
rest of the story came to pass as God promised.  Yet the Lord
also said through Amos that not one grain would fall, they would
be sifted as through a sieve among the nations (Amos 9:9).  God
would lead them on and plant them in a new land as He promised to
David (2 Samuel 7:10), and there He would comfort them, bless
them, multiply them. There He would bring about the promises and
the prophecies of Genesis  48, 49 and Deut. 33.
     Yet the Eternal knew also that in so restoring Israel to
prosperity and greatness, they would over a period of time, once
more turn away from Him and His word into sin and wickedness and
idolatry.  He knew that once more, just before the end of this
present age and the return of the Messiah Christ Jesus back to
this earth, He would again have to bring Israel to repentance by
allowing a mighty nation and company of nations to subject them
to death and captivity and slavery, as it was in the days when
they were held under Egyptian bondage before God delivered them
by the hand of Moses.  The Almighty, knowing this had to be the
way (because it would be unlikely Israel would repent without
facing such punishment) He had Jeremiah and the other prophets
WRITE down the words of their first preaching to Israel back in
the 8th and 7th century B.C. for a time to come in the latter
days (Jeremiah 30:2,3; Hosea 3).

     The time is at hand O peoples of Israel to see the works of
the Lord upon you, to accomplish what is written, to bring to
pass the many prophecies of old, and to deal with you in such a
way as that you will never backslide again, never go after your
lovers to make love to them and their carnal deceptive religions. 
The Eternal  says Britain (Ephraim) has gone after Assyrian (the
German peoples) when she saw her sickness, when she was named the
sick nation of Europe, to seek help (Hosea 5), yet she will only
eventually find a lion waiting to devour her. You together with
the peoples of the house of Judah will be torn to pieces without
rescue.  The Lord will turn from you UNTIL you acknowledge your
sins.  You will be two full years (a day for a year principle in
prophecy) in slavery. During the third year of Jacob's trouble
(Jer.30:7) God will start to deliver you, give you some life and
hope (Hosea 6).
     
     Why must this come upon you?  Why will you have to die (two
thirds and more of you according to Ezekiel) ?  Will you not see
why O Israel, as you read the words of Hosea in his 8th chapter.

     " Set the trumpet to the mouth.....because they have
transgressed my COVENANT, and trespassed against my
LAW......Israel has cast off the things that are GOOD: the enemy
shall pursue him.  They have SET UP KINGS, but NOT by me: they
have made PRINCES, and I knew it NOT: of their SILVER and their
GOLD have they made them IDOLS, that they may be CUT OFF.....For
they have sown the WIND, AND THEY SHALL REAP THE WHIRLWIND.....
Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a
vessel wherein there is no pleasure. For they are gone up to
Assyria (Germany) a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim has HIRED
LOVERS.....Because Ephraim has made altars to sin, altars shall
be unto him to sin. I have written to him the GREAT things of my
LAW, but they were counted as a strange thing.....For Israel has
forgotten his Maker, and builds temples: and Judah has multiplied
fenced cities: but I will send a FIRE upon his cities, and it
shall devour the palaces thereof."

     Notice Hosea chapter 9.  " .....Ephraim shall RETURN to
Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.....The days
of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come, Israel
shall know the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for
the multitude of their iniquity, and the great hatred.....As for
Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird.....though they
bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their
womb. My God will CAST THEM AWAY, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HARKEN
UNTO HIM, AND THEY SHALL BE WANDERERS AMONG THE NATIONS" (various
verses).

     You people of America, Britain and Northwest Europe, you
have in your history always been a stiff-necked people, hard to
deal with, rebellious in heart and mind, going away from the
Eternal's laws and commandments when in the good times, the
prosperous times.  It was no different when God made Himself
known to your fathers in the land of Egypt. Read about your
history in Ezekiel chapter 20. 
     God revealed and gave to you His laws, statutes, precepts,
and His Sabbaths, as a sign so you would know the true and only
God, but your fathers REBELLED and despised the judgments of the
Eternal, they refused to walk in them. 
     The Lord God asks if YOU are the same as your fathers were. 
It would seem the answer is a positive, YES!  So, the Eternal
will deal with you as to bring you to repentance and into His
covenant. A FIRE will come upon you and those not burned up
shall come forth to serve the Almighty in Spirit and in Truth.

     Notice the revealing prophecy in Ezekiel chapter 21 and
verse 14.  Two GREAT swords of war have come upon you already in
the this 20th century.  Both great wars stated by your old enemy
the Assyrian - the German people.  The sword was sharpened
twice already, you have seen the enemy that shall again come upon
you twice before.  The THIRD TIME the sword is being sharpened in
Europe.  Yet this third time is and will be different than the
previous two times.  The battle will be from two directions, yet
it will be one.  The modern BABYLON of the Europe Empire now
forming in the area of the old Roman Empire, together with the
mighty German nation now united once more, will be the power and
the end time Empire that God will use to strike the sword and
kill you.  This end time "religious" whore woman that will ride
the beast of secular Europe, shall also come against your
brothers of the house of Judah.  You will both FALL TOGETHER
(Hosea 5:5).
     
     Again, why will you fall from your power and might?  Once
more, like a broken record it would seem, God repeats again your
sins in Ezekiel chapter 22.  Will you not listen ?  Maybe, if
repeated enough times some will listen and repent.

     " ....Now, you son of man, will you judge, will you judge
the bloody city, yes, you shall show her ALL HER ABOMINATIONS...
You have despised my holy things and have profaned my Sabbaths...
And one has committed abomination with his neighbor's wife, and
another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law, and another
in you has humbled his sister (sexual immorality).....In you have
they taken gifts(bribes) to shed blood ( the hired gun) you have
taken usury and increase (your loan and banking system is not
from God), and you have greedily gained of your neighbor by
extortion ( low wages for some, exploiting the women and the
needy), and you have FORGOTTEN me.....Son of man, the house of
Israel is to me become DROSS.....As they gather silver , and
brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the
furnace.....so will I gather you in my anger, and in my fury, and
I will leave you there, and melt you.....
     Her PRIESTS (RELIGIOUS LEADERS) have violated my LAW, and
profaned my holy things: THEY HAVE PUT NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE
HOLY AND THE PROFANE, NEITHER HAVE THEY SHOWED DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE UNCLEAN AND THE CLEAN, AND HAVE HID THEIR EYES FROM MY
SABBATHS.....
     Her PRINCES (SECULAR LEADERS) IN THE MIDST THEREOF ARE LIKE
WOLVES RAVENING FOR THE PREY, TO SHED BLOOD, AND TO DESTROY
LIVES, TO GET DISHONEST GAIN.
     And her PROPHETS (RELIGIOUS FORECASTERS TO THE SECULAR
LEADERS AND THE PEOPLE)......SEEING VANITY, AND DIVINING LIES
UNTO THEM, SAYING, THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD, WHEN THE LORD HAS NOT
SPOKEN.
     The PEOPLE of the land have used oppression, and exercised
robbery, and have vexed the poor and the needy: yes, they have
oppressed the stranger wrongfully (those in positions of power
and able to employ others have taken advantage of the weak, the
poor, the needy, the new immigrant, and the stranger among you)."

     NOW TAKE A GOOD LONG LOOK AT VERSE THIRTY!!

     Within the context of the whole Bible, this is not saying
the Eternal does not have ANY true ministers of the Church of God
doing His work in Israel and proclaiming His word faithfully.
Jesus said He would build His Church and the gates of the grave
would never prevail against it. So the Lord does have His
servants on this earth and within the nations of Israel, telling
it like it is. Why this message and my web page is just one small
witness to this truth.  What God is saying here is a GENERAL
statement, and within the context of speaking to the SECULAR
nations of Israel, it is a secular comment.  The Almighty looks
at the secular peoples of Israel and all their secular leaders,
together with all the leaders of false Christian religions, and
then He says HE CANNOT FIND ANY AMONG THEM TO MAKE UP THE HEDGE,
TO STAND IN THE GAP, SO HE SHOULD NOT DESTROY MOST OF YOU AS A
PEOPLE!!  THEREFORE HE SAYS IN VERSE 31 HE WILL CONSUME YOU IN
HIS WRATH AND BRING UPON YOU WHAT YOU HAVE SOWN BY YOUR SINS AND
INIQUITIES!

     Chapter 23 of Ezekiel shows clearly that Israel and Judah
are not the same people. It shows plainly they are at this time
SISTERS, and separate KINGDOMS of people.  Yet BOTH will face the
same ENEMY! This did not happen the first time they went into
captivity. The house of Israel were taken captive by the
Assyrians, and the house of Judah by the Babylonians.

     The Eternal says there are TWO women, the daughters of one
mother - they both come from the same origin and were one woman
at the beginning. The books of Kings and Chronicles are devoted
to the two separate Kingdoms of the house of Israel and the
house of Judah.  The house of Israel is AHOLAH, and the house of
Judah represented by Jerusalem is AHOLIBAH (verse 4).  Aholah
played - past tense - the harlot. She went to Assyria and made
love to her (verse 5).  Then God says, " Wherefore I HAVE
delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the
Assyrians, upon whom she doted. These discovered her nakedness,
they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the
sword....." (verses 9,10).  Notice the PAST tense is used.  When
this message was given to Ezekiel, the house of Israel was
already over 120 years in captivity to the Assyrians and actually
most were moving away and entering eastern Europe.
     Not to be outdone, the house of Judah, after seeing all
this, went one better and became even more corrupt than her
sister (verses 11,12).
     Yet it was ultimately the Babylonians that Judah doted upon
and loved (verses 17,18).

     Judah is warned that the Empire of Babylon will come upon
her and discover her nakedness.  Actually such had already taken
place as Ezekiel was a captive. Most of Judah had already fallen,
only the city of Jerusalem was yet to fall into the hands of the
Babylonians (verses 22-35).

     The prophecy now comes to the end time captivity of Israel
and Judah, starting in verse 36.  BOTH Aholah and Aholibah are to
be judged.  THEIR sins are now listed. Some are the same as given
before, a few basically the same but with a new twist, such
as described in verses 40-45.  The key is verse 46 and 47.  A
COMPANY OF NATIONS ARE TO COME AGAINST BOTH HOUSES OF THE PEOPLES
OF JACOB - ISRAEL, AND BOTH ARE TO FALL TOGETHER!  This is also
given in Hosea 5:3.  In the strict technical way, this did not
happen back in the 7th and 6th century B.C. In that time frame
there was over 120 years between the downfall of the kingdom of
Israel and the kingdom of Judah.  Yet there are a number of clear
prophecies that plainly forecast there will be a destruction
TOGETHER of both the house of Israel and the house of Judah BY a
COMPANY of nations that include the Assyrians (German peoples)
and the Babylonians (Italian peoples).  Other prophecies call
this end time empire - Babylon, or the daughter of Babylon
(Isa.47).  Compare Isaiah 47 with Revelation 18.  The book of
Revelation calls this end time power, the Beast!  It is a ten
nation (feet of Daniel's image - chapter 2 - ten toes).  Ten
kings/nations/secular powers will for a short time give their
might and devotion to a king man, also called "beast" in the book
of Revelation. He will be the secular political leader while the
woman whore/religious part of this empire will have its man who
can bring fire down from heaven and perform miracles. In the book
of Revelation he is called "the false prophet."
     
     This great beast power will contain the Germans and the
Italians - Assyrians and Babylonians.  They will try to literally
conquer the world, for God, as they will claim, to bring peace
and establish, as they will further claim, the one true religion
of God.  They shall first begin their quest by conquering the
"king of the south" (Daniel 11:40) who will push at them in some
way not specifically revealed to us.  They shall be victorious -
the king of the north, this beast power, and shall proceed to
enter the Holy Land, and Jerusalem (continue reading Daniel 11 to
the end).  It is at this time (proceeding to read into Daniel 12)
that a time of trouble such as never before or ever will be again
(Jeremiah calls it "Jacob's trouble" as we have seen)  shall come
upon the earth.  It is at this time that the Beast power will
head for second base in its quest to rule the world, by attacking
and destroying the Jews and the house of Israel - you people of
Northwest Europe, the British Commonwealth, and the United States
of America. Jacob's trouble will have arrived. 
     Along with all this there will come the time when the true
people of the Church of God, who have the testimony of Jesus and
who keep the commandments of God (Rev.12), coming under fire,
under persecution, and many being put to death because they will
not worship the false religious system of the Beast power. Some
of God's people will find protection in the wilderness, yet many
will suffer death as many did in past ages for the truth of the
Lord.

     It is GOING TO HAPPEN (if national repentance is not
forthcoming)! Mark my words well. Read my lips.  A day of
reckoning for all the sins of the nations of the West
is coming.  The Assyrian/Babylonian Beast power of Europe will
rise - it will be the 7th resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire,
and the Eternal has declared it will be His battle sword (Isa.
10) against His people of the whole 13 tribes of Israel, as well
as the power to persecute the very Church of Jesus Christ.

     Ezekiel chapter 24. 

     Remember, the city of Jerusalem is a type of the House of
Israel, and in some cases all of Israel including the House of
Judah (all 13 tribes).  Here in chapter 24 we have the prophetic
end time king (beast man) leading the end time Babylon of the
European resurrected Holy Roman empire (the 7th and last
resurrection) against the nations of Israel (typified by the city
of Jerusalem in Ezekiel's day).
     The Eternal describes you Celtic-Anglo-Saxon nations to a
huge boiling pot of death, your sins and iniquities boiling up as
scum.  You have not repented, your scum is yet within you.  Once
more the Lord God cries out to you:

     " She has wearied herself with lies, and her GREAT SCUM went
not forth out of her: her scrum shall be in the FIRE. In your
filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you were
not purged, you shall not be purged from your filthiness any
more, TILL I have caused my FURY to rest upon you. I THE ETERNAL
HAVE SPOKEN IT: IT SHALL COME TO PASS, and I will do it; I will
not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent;
ACCORDING TO YOUR WAYS, and according to your doings, SHALL THEY
JUDGE YOU, says the Lord God" (verses 12-14).

     Yes, it is written that we shall REAP what we SOW!   Even if
you do not want to believe you are the very people of literal
physical Israel, you shall still die because of your sins and
wickedness.  The Eternal is no respecter of persons, and because
you people of the Celtic-Anglo-Saxon race were given the words of
the Almighty (the Bible) like as no other people in modern times,
because at one time you founded your nations and culture upon
those words of the Bible, because you proclaimed to be Christian
nations, and because you have rejected that heritage, the Supreme
One is going to reject you, and allow your lovers to come in and
defile you, lay your shame open to all, and punish you till you
so deeply repent and cry out to Him for mercy.

     The DEATH of Ezekiel's wife in one sudden stroke was also to
be a sign to you the nations of Israel (verses 15-24), that your
destruction will come quickly and not really expected. It will
take many of you by complete surprise.
     
     The Lord does give and leave some hope. Those of you who
live through Jacob's trouble in the end time, shall be able to
find the truth of the Eternal through faithful servants of the
Almighty like Ezekiel, in type.

     " Also, you son of man, shall it not be in the day when I
take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire
of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their
sons and their daughters. That he that escapes in that day
shall come unto you, to cause you to hear it with your ears?
     In that day shall your mouth be opened to him which is
escaped, and you shall speak, and be no more dumb: and you shall
be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the Eternal"
(verses 25-27).

     There follows a number of chapters dealing with some Gentile
nations in the context of the last days and as it relates to the
time when Israel and Judah will again experience death and
captivity by the hands of the last days Assyrian/Babylonian Holy
Roman empire.  Those  prophecies we shall look at next time in
this series on the message of Ezekiel.

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Written March 1998      

 
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