This is a commentary of Ezekiel written from the perspective of a Torah Jew. It is profound when understood from our new covenant perspective. This commentary tells the whole story and is directly written to the remnant Christian. Ezekiel was a Son of man, his ministry types the ministry of a remnant believer, an elect of the most High at the time of the coming of the Son of man. When the kingdom is restored.
Dan 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
Eze_2:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.
Mat_16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
“in his kingdom” that’s talking about the Lord returning in his church.
Mat_24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
The progress described here is the vapours:
Jer_51:16 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
come from the Euphrates drying up:
Rev 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
The vapours develop into clouds, (the remnant saints, the witnesses)
Mar_13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Rev 16:18 And there were voices,(trumpets)and thunders,(tribulation) and lightnings; (truth) and there was a great earthquake, (diverse places when the truth confronts the lies ) such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
The author fails to realize the true implication of this work as it applies to the church. The story of Ezekiel is a similitude recorded for the admonition of the overcomers.
The Firstfruits in general of this era and specific to the two witnesses in the latter rain – see below*.
To understand this commentary we simply must be clear that a Jew is a person in covenant with God and because of the work of the cross that covenant is written on our heart.
Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Ezekiel is the story of the coming of the Son of man as it connects to the ministry of the remnant saint, the new covenant Jew.
Zec 8:22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
Zec 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
This is the account of the Lord repairing the breach in his house.
Zec 11:13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Zec 11:14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. The Prophet Ezekiel
(footnotes in borders by Chris Ardern)
The Haphtorah of the first day of Shavuot is taken from chapter one of Ezekiel. As is usual on Sabbaths and festivals when a Haphtorah is read, there is a connection and similarity between the reading from the Torah and the reading from the Prophets.
The reading from the Torah on the first day of Shavuot is about the Revelation on Mount Sinai and the Giving of the Torah. G-d descended on the mountain accompanied by His Heavenly Chariot and Heavenly Court. It was an awe-inspiring moment when Israel received the Torah and was consecrated as a "kingdom of priests and a holy nation" - a prophet among the nations of the world.
Exo_19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
How many realize the Lord established his royal priesthood at Sinai
This is great - And that we have the exact parallel to our Prophesy now, – The Royal priesthood in our last days being the Bride and the New Nation (if you prefer another nomination that is fine, give suggestions) is the Holy Nation. – And, these are the Words (this ours of his Prophesy revealed) we are to speak unto the children of Isabel; Those who accept the blood of the Lamb in the next season.
In the Haphtorah the prophet Ezekiel tells us how he was likewise consecrated as a prophet. In a prophetic vision he saw a Divine revelation:
"Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of G-d (Ezek. 1:1)."
Ezekiel describes the Heavenly Chariot and the visions which he saw when the heavens opened to him. It was then that G-d made him a prophet and ordered him to carry the message of G-d to the people. Whether the people listened to him or not, even if they placed obstacles in his way, the prophet was to carry out his mission without fear.
When the spirit of the prophecy came upon Ezekiel, he was standing by the river Chebar, a tributary of the Euphrates in Babylon. It was in the fifth year of the First Captivity, which had taken place during the reign of King Jehoiachin(Jechoniah).
Ezekiel was born in Jerusalem in a priestly family. His father's name was Buzi. When Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, carried off King Jehoiachim and the "flower" of Judah into exile in Babylon, Ezekiel was among this "First Captivity." In Jerusalem Nebuchadnezzar set up the deposed king's uncle Zedekiah on the throne, and made him swear allegiance to Babylon. This was in the year 3317, eleven years before the destruction of Jerusalem. (The Prophet Habakkuk flourished at that time in the Holy Land. The third chapter of Habakkuk is the Haphtorah of the second day of Shavuot.)
The first exiles in Babylon settled down to a new life in captivity. Ezekiel kept the spirit of Judaism alive among them. But the practices of idolatry which proved Judah's undoing were deeply rooted among the exiles. The widespread idol worship of their conquerors seemed about to engulf them. Some of the exiles thought that G-d had sold them out to the Babylonians and that there was no longer any sense in keeping up the Torah and remain Jews.
This is exactly what has happened to the church(Ecclesia) as it has allowed its conquerors, mystery Babylon the Harlot to entice it away from the one true God. Excactly
It was Ezekiel's stern mission to denounce his brethren, both in Babylon and in Judah, who persisted in their sinfulness, and to warn them of the due consequences if they did not repent. The prophet was reluctant to accept this mission, but he had no choice. Thus we read:
"So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the L-rd was strong upon me. Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there among them seven days in a state of stupor.
And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the L-rd came unto me, saying, Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: Therefore, hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me (3:14-17)."
The ministry of the 144,000, the coming of the Son of man: and those 144000 are more specific as the remaining of them in the two witnesses alive into the end time.
Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
* Now this is quite curious. In structure, we see that the 1000 aeon is closed at the fifth trumpet, 6’th and 7’th is till the end time.
Now I have not figured out the trumpets, so are all the trumpets in the little season – thus speaking of the FALL SEASON festivals:
If so, the star falling in the 5’th trump is some time after the 1000 is closed, I though it the same moment before – it might not be? Actually this might be the clue I have not seen!!
By festival type, the Firstfruits Omer count and spring harvest is over, 1000. The first Pentecost – first rain comes upon the ecclesia in jeruslaem – the Second Pentecost the latter rain, sealing all 144, end the 1000 era and beginning of the time of Elias prophesying anew in the valley of decision.
If we trust the simplistic in structure and festival type instead of decoding linguistic and symbols as major, then the Trumpets are beginning the Rosh Hashanah.
-- >> My aim is to decode the 7 days of Ezekiel above – are they literal prophetic 7 years or until perfected???
And later (Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar)
- The trumpets first focused upon the 1/3 – and later that 1/3 should be saved out of Babylon – so it tells the storyline of the New Nation in the revelation structure.
- At the 5’th trumpet the Star with the key to the pit falls and opens the pit – I see it as the dead are made alive here by Satan being loosed.
[ Before, I thought it was the same moment as when the Bride 144 puts on her garment in heaven ( 5’th seal), - and Satan was then loosened and thrown to the earth where we see 5 months of torment. (While Jesus cast him out of the Throne room after His last temptation, and chained Him at this victory). Not so.]
Take a look at the parallel between the 5’th trumpet and vial; Locust power as scorpions on earth. Men Tormented 5 months. King angel Abaddon/Apollyon --- Seat of Beast-Darkness & Pain.
Also that they could not die who had the mark – while those who are of the New Nations are killed martyrs, or rather those without the mark can die and are persecuted for his Name. this because the devil has been given the Key and the great deception of His false immortality concept he has always proclaimed – surely ye shall not die.
Question - (I know this is spritualizing the text, but I can do that too :). However, such does not necessarily exclude the literal they are both.
Now taking Ezekiel’s redline above – are these 7 Days a prophetic telling of our end time – like we being prepared in the power of the latter rain and to go preaching. There are 7 years and then we were made watchmen at the end of the 7 days (after the 5’th seal finished and preparation and be ready for the little season, when Satan is loosened).
There being a period between the 5’th Seal - and remained there among them seven days in a state of stupor. Until the 5’th trumpet, the first woe. Then the dead rises into the Great Tribulation (the dry bones in the Valley coming out of the graves, see later) – 5 months tormented (trumpets, vial and atonement time) - and could not die until 6’th trumpets and the 1/3 of men would die – (those of the New Nation). – And, rev. 9:13 the rest repented Not and are left for the Wrath of the Lord.
Ezekiel was standing by the river Chebar, a tributary of the Euphrates in Babylon.
In Parallel timeline into the Vial, I see finished when the Euphrates river dried up here in the 6’th vial, no more believers – and Babylon was seized and to fall –, which ends in parallel with the four angels loosed at Euphrates in the 6’th trumpet, were the rest repented not. - wrath comes by the descending Son of Man on the cloud, Babylon come into his remembrance and section 6 (Rev 17 ->) goes into the description of this wrath upon Babylon – Woe woe in revelation 18:2 and woe woe in Rev 11 before the 7’th trump.
And we are made watchmen (two Witnesses) unto the House of Israel. I have not seen this new detail before:
However, are the 7 days/years (Ezekiel, and if so) before the Great Tribulation - or is the 7 days/years part of it, - or is the 7 a symbolic number for prefected?
If before - the Little season would be -> 7 years (if prophetic) - plus - the great tribulation, which might be literal 3.5 years too –-> ( or are we ending up in the 3.5 + 3.5 years end-time AGAIN!! Not again ) -- I think the former, it also makes possible for a gradual weird time – before the Great Weird Time – when superpowers and dead made alive occurs.
The closing of the 1000 in the opening the fifth seal: Foresees a little season until all their brethren arrive into the wedding. Rev 11 – is a resume of the trumpets remind you – see the Revelation structure and pattern - The Two Witnesses are Killed in the great City (Babylon) and Ascend before all eyes (like Jesus in type/second woe is past now). Then the last remnant believes -- this means that the Great City Babylon was still standing – this is then the “game over” into the 7’th trump and third Woe cometh quickly with wrath and punishment -- then the Wedding tabernacle/your Third Day.
This again speaks of a period before the empowering and >Elias preaching the new prophesy to the New Nation (Grace) and warning to the Wicked (Law)
-- (Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar)
This is where he spent the 7 days - he was standing by the river Chebar, a tributary of the Euphrates in Babylon.
Now this is peculiar – here Ezekiel – the son of man – prefigure Jesus – but also the Overcomers of the 1000. We are not dwelling beside Euphrates (not part of the Apostate church – Babylon) where the 6’th trumpet refer to them the Rest who did not repent : (6’th) Four angels loosed in Euphrates prepared/killed 1/3 of men, 2ook army and horses.
We are in a tributary to this river and that goes into the Euphrates river later – as do the Two witnesses ( Judah of Chebar) go into Babylon and eventually sacrifice themselves there for the remnant to leave – then Babylon falls after the Two Witnesses being dead in the streets (in the public) of the Great City Babylon (apostate church inquisition). – and then ascend to heaven (being sealed and this transfigured. While the Dead of the Nation must Await the second resurrection of all Just and Unjust. (book of Life and the Other Books)
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: Therefore, hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me (3:14-17)."
Ezekiel had a difficult task in convincing his fellow exiles that the captivity was but temporary punishment for their disloyalty to G-d. He warned them that if they abandoned their faith, they would be committing national suicide. He sternly rebuked them and constantly reminded them that their fellow Jews in Judah would share their fate for the same reason that had brought disaster upon them. Many scoffed at him. Exactly, as our Revelation parallel above says
There were those who thought that no repentance could help eradicate the sins of their fathers. Ezekiel takes pains to reject this mistaken attitude. Sincere repentance will wipe the slate clean for the sinner himself. These are his words: "If a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right... hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the L-rd G-d.
If the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
... Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the L-rd G-d. Repent, and turn away from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit (Chapter 18).
Speaking to the New Nation in the End Time
There were some Jews who thought that the Jewish people should not be different from other nations, and would be better off if they copied the way of life and customs of their non-Jewish neighbors. These dangerous ideas had to be rooted out, and it was not easy nor pleasant for the prophet to do it. He told them that not only was this wrong and evil, but that it would not work. The prophet's warning was sharp and clear:
Is not that ever the truth of our apostate Babylon today!!
And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone. As I live, saith the L-rd G-d, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you (20:32-33).
Once again we see the direct similitude to what the church has done as it became more like the world to the point today the lines of distinction have vanished. The absolute antithesis of holy sanctified separate. Sure is Bro.
Then one day Ezekiel received the sad prophecy he dreaded so. It was on the tenth day of the month of Teveth, in the ninth year of the First Captivity. Many miles away, in the land of Judah, Nebuzaradan, the general of the Babylonian armies, began his siege of the Holy City. At that very moment Ezekiel was informed of the calamity in a prophetic vision, and was ordered to record the date and the event, and to bring the sad news to his fellow-exiles.
The sad news was confirmed, and the Jews in Babylon realized that truly a prophet of G-d was Ezekiel the priest.
The prophet's call for repentance, purity and holiness, was frequently repeated.
Eze 21:27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
Eze 21:28 And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning the Ammonites, and concerning their reproach; even say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the glittering:
The 3 overturns likely the overturning of the temple by Nebuchadnezzar, then by the Romans in 70AD and the final overturning prophesied by Christ himself as a dual fulfillment when in the context of warning about deception refers to the stones being thrown down (spiritual stones, built into the walls.)
Mat 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Mat 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Normann: Three times, He will overturn the - People of Israel – the Temple being its reflection (type then, substance now) – Now we are in the Spiritual Israel – and the Nation/Church of Israel also being in the Apostate Church/Babylon -- baptized into the covenant of Jesus – Baptism is our covenant with the Lord now – back then Circumcision. However, not all Israel is of Israel, and the cleansing in the last turn the 1/3 will be taken out of our Babylon today.
1 overturn – into the Babylonian captivity.
2’nd overturn – ending the Old Covenant with the nation Israel into the Ecclesia of Christ – the spiritual israel.
3’rd Overturn – bringing down the Apostate Church of Babylon after the remnant being brought out of her.
This is the church today, in complete and utter ruin not one stone is upon another through false Christ’s a false gospel a form of godliness with no power.
I am not so sure about that my bro – we need to be precise here, I know what you mean but we need to bring clear language – the term Church is never used in the testaments – it was a purposely introduced term by the Apostate Whore in Rome – so we are into a mixing of new terms – AGAIN.
SO here I wrote you those Emails and sent the temple diagram – which needs more work as I have progressed one step further.
SO - The apostate Church you are referring is in actuality Babylon – it is not the Temple of our Lord, which was said to remain for ever and ever, it will never be destroyed – it is rebuilt in Jesus and by the Holy Spirit – first the Bride then the New Nation. This is why the use of the word CHURCH is not adequate – Church is Babylon – the ECCLESIA are His sealed elect and Firstfruits in the Temple of the Holy - Spirit
In addition, those to become Elect of the Remnant (New Nation) are thus trapped within present day Babylon – the Apostate Church which the Beast will Destroy after they have come out.
he sad news of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Beth Hamikdosh reached the exiles in Babylon, and before long scores of thousands of Jews joined their brethren in the Babylonian exile.
When everything seemed lost, Ezekiel saved the day. He was no longer the stern preacher, but a consoling father full of courage and hope. He turned his harsh words against the cruel neighbors of Judah who rejoiced and gloated over Judah's downfall.
Ezekiel takes to task, in turn, the peoples of Ammon, Moab, Edom and the Philistines, foretelling their doom. He further prophesies that proud Tyre will be humbled, and the "great crocodile" (i.e. Pharaoh) will be dragged out of the Nile and slain. Egypt, which has always been a "broken reed" for Israel, will be laid waste.
Nebuchadnezzar, the instrument of G-d to punish Israel, will serve-also as G-d's sword to bring to account all the wicked enemies of the Jewish people. But, while Israel's nations will be completely destroyed, Israel will survive and attain a higher spiritual level than ever before.
The words of this Jewish author are profound when we understand the true meaning as we know that Israel is the church. The teachings of Ezekiel were similitudes. Hos 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.
I know what you mean by your use of the Church, but the deeper apologetic and learned will expose its faulty use. This definition of Israel is what - Me and You - are hammering repeatedly now. We are the Present Day Israel for sure – the Firstfruits Gathering – and There is neither Jew nor Gentiles within the Elect of this Age – for we are Jews – or of the Covenant of Judah as Benjamin became one with Old Judah – thus supporting and helping the Apostolic to reach their Completion. Therefore we are not Gentiles per see – for we are IN the Covenant – we are Israel – Until the Gentiles be brought in - is in fact those who are outside the Covenant of God – whether former Jews (which he cast out) or Gentiles from all ages – all outside His covenant
All Israel in the Eternal sense – is as such the New Nation included – gathered in the Next Little Age – the Fall Harvest through the Trumpets-Atonement – and - eventually the Tabernacle into the New Temple set on New Earth with the New Nation and the Bride. And the Lord being the Temple thereof – the rebuilt temple of His Second Adam
All Israel in the OT was those of Abrahams Faith (Firstfruits) from those circumcised into the Common Wealth of Israel (the First prerequisite, as must all Christians be baptized) ->
But not all Israel is of Israel – meaning in the Ultimate sense the People of God in the eternal – they who are not of the Firstfruits will all resurrect – revelation 14: Lamb and 144000 on the Mount Sion. Voice of a great thunder - And they sung a new song only the 144000 Redeemed Firstfruits could learn. :13 Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth.
And when they are so resurrected and they are the blessed Dead which die in the Lord from Henceforth – they entered the Covenant in Jesus – the New Tabernacle in Heaven on Earth. And all gentiles be brought in – so you see the Little Age give it a new Twist that actually unites the OT and NT promises and covenant confusions – it is remarkable it has been in the scripture all along………..
Of the future redemption of the Jewish people, (the apostate church) and of the ingathering of the exiles from the lands of their dispersion, (this is a similitude for the deceived church, Ephraim, scattered) Good, and also literally the old Jews now made alive in the Little season.
Jer 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. )
The Prophet Ezekiel has the following Divine message:
"Thus saith the L-rd G-d; I do not this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake... and the nations shall know that I am the L-rd. For I will, take you from among the nations, and gather you out of A the countries, and will bring you into your own land.Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean...A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you... And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your G-d (cb. 36:22-28)."
Excellent – it addresses the New Nation perfectly – Ezekiel is amasing.
During this time, after the destruction of Jerusalem and of the Kingdom of Judah**, the Jewish exiles lapsed into deep despair. Torn from their land and spiritual center, they felt like living corpses, wondering if the Jewish people would ever revive. (This is describing the harlot church today – Agree - ** was also the destruction of the 70 AD) In those crucial days, the Prophet Ezekiel came forth with one of his most powerful prophecies, namely the prophecy of the Valley of Dry Bones. The prophet found himself in a valley where dry bones were strewn all over. He was to prophesy that the dry bones would be resurrected. Soon an amazing sight evolved before his eyes. A storm broke out (the great tribulation- Agree) and caused the bones to join limb to limb until they became skeletons. Presently the skeletons were clothed with flesh and skin. The dead bodies were revived by the spirit of G-d, and a mighty host rose on its feet before the prophet's eyes. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The dry bones the prophet saw were the bones of Israel few understand Israel is the church. - Let us examine this:
I think they (dry bones) are different: – dry is without the Holy Spirit – bones being the dead in the valley (of despair/decision) – It bespeak of ALL THE PEOPLE that will be made alive into the Little Season – Great Tribulation – it is great for it comprises ALL DEAD Souls that ever lived – how many ???? 40 billion – I cannot imagine this but anyhow.
When they are made alive : A storm broke out (the great tribulation) and caused the bones to join limb to limb until they became skeletons.
And the day of Judgment – separating the Just from the Unjust – this they are more than Israel, rather ALL that fell outside of the Covenant of true Israel being dead and without the Spirit (also the apostate church). – As opposite the true “church” or rather the Ecclesia (which is never ambiguous) who has the Spirit and Live, reborn and made a new creation from the day the Holy Spirit sealed them as part of the Firstfruits – Now in Heaven and not in the Valley. 14:13 Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth.
Here are his words:
"The hand of the L-rd was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the L-rd, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones... And He said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O L-rd G-d thou knowest. Again He said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, (the call of the remnant saint as the type of Son of man – correct if we understand the remnant saints correct ) and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the L-rd. Thus saith the L-rd G-d unto these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live...
This is excellent for the Three marked text above : combine Revealtion 7, 10 and 14:
Rev 7 After this a great Multitude no one could number of all nations.., in white robes and palms – Salvation to our God. What are these - whence came they? These are they which came out of great tribulation(3.5 years, little season). Washed their robes(Nation)in the blood of the Lamb. They are before the throne of God, God shall dwell among them.
Rev 10 --Resume: Mighty angel, little book. Seal up – seven thunders utter. Time not yet – but in the days the 7’th angel about to sound. The mystery of God should be finished as declared to servants/prophets. Thou must prophesy again to many peoples and nations.
Rev 14:13 Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth.
Then He said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the L-rd G-d; Behold, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the L-rd... And I shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the L-rd have spoken it, and performed it, saith the L-rd (Ch. 37-1-6; 11-14)."
In this way the prophet told his fellow-exiles that Israel was to be revived to new life and glory.
CHRIS !!!!!! - A million thanks – This is PROOF TEXT – Look at All Israel shall be saved from the Eternal standpoint – it is all the dry bones that came into Israel from the New Nation. – Also from the standpoint of Ezekiel, the dry bones who were not of Israel of old, the lost Tribes, Ephraim, which develops though the scripture.
It in the end will include those strangers who came out of Egypt and circumcised into Israel.
Zec 14:16 Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths.
Num 15:15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation/assembly (qâhâl – the ecclesia, LXX), and also for the stranger (from egypt) that sojourneth with you, an ordinance forever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.
Num 15:16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you. Here we see a parallel to those coming out of Babylon in the end times. They would also be circumcised into the Common Wealth of Israel – and is a prefigure to Ezekiel. Jer 11:16 The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
Jer 11:17 For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root (messiah – the Bride) and fatness of the olive tree (All Israel);
Eph 2:11Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles (outside covenant, now in this Era uncircumsiced in the heart – strangers from Egypt) in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: (So this verse is clearly contexting the Gospel era)
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints (Firstfruits), and of the household of God (Family Godhead);
Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; (144 - Those who partakes in the Root)
Jer 51:27Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, PrepareH6942qâdash the nations against her (Babylon), call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.
Jer 51:28 PrepareH6942 against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.
Jer 51:29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.
PrepareH6942qâdash -- prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify – Holy is connected to prepare in Hebrew to turn towards the Holy – while the NT has repents to turn away from Sin and towards God
One of the great calamities of the Jewish people, which eventually led also to the destruction of the land and exile, was the split that occurred during the reign of Rechavam, the son and successor of King Solomon. The people and the country were then divided into two kingdoms: The Northern Kingdom of the Ten Tribes under Jereboam, the son of Nevat, of the Tribe ofEphraim, and the remaining two Tribes of Judah andBenjamin, which remained loyal to the House ofDavidand Jerusalem. The Northern Kingdom was the one to suffer destruction first, at the hand of the Assyrians, while the Southern Kingdom of Judah survived for another 133 years until it was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar.
Ezekiel now prophesied that the breach between the Kingdom of Judah and that of Ephraim (the Ten Tribes) would be healed. There would be one united nation, restored to its land. The Beth Hamikdosh would be rebuilt, and Israel would enjoy unity with G-d as never before.
Which must be in the Little Age – bringing in the New Nation into the Land – New Creation
The Prophet Ezekiel speaks of the future reunification of the Jewish people in the following prophecy:
The word of the L-rd came again unto me, saying, Thou Son of Man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, "For Judah,"... then take another stick, and write upon it, "ForJoseph," the stick of Ephraim...And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not tell us what thou meanest by these? Say unto them, Thus saith the L-rd G-d... Be hold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, whither they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
Not only the literal lost tribes but all gentiles be brought in from Egypt/Babylon – by the faith in Jesus and song of Moses, - from among all nations we know is all the World in the NT context.
And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. . . so shall they be my people, and I will be their G-d. And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever. Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their G-d, and they shall be my people. And the nations shall know that I the L-rd do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore (ch. 37:15-28)."
“Dominant thought in the remnant body is that the 2 stick came together at the cross,-
(hm, depend on context – Paul certainly addressed the Lost tribes among the Nation – but I am not sure it serve the ultimate purpose)
-“ the lost tribe was not if this were the case it would mean Gog Magog happened at the cross as well. Gog Magog is the key element in the final trumpet judgements, God allowing his own house to be completely infiltrated with false teachers, (an army of horsmen) for the purpose of separation the feast of trumpets comes right before the feast of tabernacles, the wedding feast”. But in between is the atonement/Yom Kippur
What if we (all the Firstfruits OT and NT – becoming the Bride) are that part of the Stick of Judah (and Benjamin made one – neither Jew nor Gentile). This conclude that the Other stick is the Lost tribe – even the Strangers from Egypt to be grafted back in ( both those broken of the Original Olive Branch and the Wild Olive Branches (strangers from Egypt – till all the gentiles come in) – it does not exclude explicit rendering but this one imply all of them.
Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root (messiah – the Bride) and fatness of the olive tree (All Israel);
We are also wild Olive threes, but we are to partake of the Root – while the Gentiles in the New Nation partake of the Fatness of the Olive three – But we discussed that there should not be any difference between the Firstfruits –
While the Original Branches (original lost tribes of Old) grafted back in to the New Nation might be superior to the Strangers from Egypt so adopted too.
ne of the famous prophecies of Ezekiel in regard to the final redemption of Israel is the prophecy about "Gog and Magog" who will lead other nations against Israel, but suffer a final debacle upon the mountains of the Holy Land. This will be the final reckoning with Israel's enemies, preceding the final redemption. Of this world shaking event, the prophet said:
"And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog (false teachers, deceivers, serpents and scorpions – and the Beast with all the nations gathered to Armageddon) shall come against the land of Israel, saith the L-rd G-d, that my fury shall come up in ml face... in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land Of Israel... And I will call for a sword against him (Gog) throughout all my mountains... and I will rain upon him, and upon his hands, and upon the many peoples that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I become great, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the L-rd.
Thou, Son of Man, (type of the 144,000, the coming of the Son of man, Christ manifesting in
his body, the cloud of witnesses) prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus said the L-rd G-d:
Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal: And I will turn
thee back, and lead thee astray, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will
bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will
cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel,
thou, and all thy bands, and the peoples that are with thee... And I will send a fire on Magog,
(from the mouths of the 2 witness body, the governers of Judah – Those are killed 3.5 days and ascended to heaven –this is the Lord with His Host at Armageddon)”
Zec 12:6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
Rev 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
This one we talked about : like an hearth of fire among the woodPutting the Faith of Christ in their (New Nation) hearts - Grace:
and like a torch of fire in a sheaf putting the Law of Judgment and condemnation into the wicked to fear the Lord.
The Two witnesses had power over the People of the earth – but the Dragon Beast will be allowed to overcome them – it is reserved the Lord in the context of Ezekiel here.
Rev 11 says If any man hurt them – so yes the Wicked cannot hurt the Two witnesses who rule over them – but the Dragon Beast can.
and among them that dwell securely in the isles: and they shall know that I am the L-rd. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them profane my holy name any more: and the nations shall know that I am the L-rd, the Holy One in Israel (ch. 38:18-39:7)."
The prophet described in detail the New Jerusalem, the New Beth Hamikdosh and the New Priesthood which would eventually flourish under the reign of the House of David, the true Moshiach.
The New Jerusalem, the spiritual house built upon the cornerstone of Christ and the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the 144,000 overcomers, lively (Zao) stones built into the walls.
Yes. Those of the Firstfruits harvest. And the midst of my People being the New Nation – both comprising the final – All Israel – the two sticks made one.
ALL are and can be called Overcomers from their respective ages – as Sue also say.
But what were Jews (typed as the Christian in the new covenant era - yes) to do in the meantime?
Ezekiel was a great teacher. He taught that the revival of the whole nation could come only through the revival of each individual. Every Jew individually was responsible for his life and conduct and had at the same time a responsibility towards the entire nation. The secret of Redemption lay in absolute loyalty to G-d and His Torah.
(The Jewish author misses the Messiah, the new covenant, obviously but he sees repentance and Ezekiel’s word written to the church - the body of inward Jews, covenant people Israel - True. This is why this understanding of Ezekiel is so important because it is written to the church- ecclesia. The restoration of the nation is talking about the spiritual kingdom, presented in similitude. Is so – But we also apply this to our New Nation Concept, as it describe this Little Age as well and even more so (dry bones) – I find this name New Nation to describe more clearer as we then always apply it to the Final End Time – while nation is used in different contexts throughout the bible. So Ezekiel can be taken spiritual to your present spiritual age and literal to the future Little Age – and the Dichotomy between amill and Pre-mill is solved
G-d is always ready to forgive the sinner who returns to Him in sincere repentance. "I delight not in the death of the wicked, saith the L-rd, but that he return from his evil way and live," Ezekiel taught and preached again and again.
Under Ezekiel's influence, the exiles built synagogues and houses of Torah study in Babylon, and the spirit of Judaism was kept very much alive. When Ezekiel died, he was sadly mourned by all Jews, but his prophecies remained to inspire them forever.
This is where the author sadly is misguided by his traditions. Judaism as we know it was destroyed, it relieved it’s deadly wound at the cross. The fact that scripture talks of the deadly wound being healed leads into another study concerning the resurrection of Judaism and the bondage to Sinai but this Jewish author knew the story in Ezekiel in it’s litteral but missed the reality as it is the example for the repentant sold Christian as he seeks the will of the father in these perilous times of deception. There is a constant problem with Judaizers like this – and their full flowered Dispensationalism within Christianity. Expound what you mean by : The fact that scripture talks of the deadly wound being healed leads into another study concerning the resurrection of Judaism and the bondage to Sinai.
The deadly wound refers to the one of the heads of the beast, presumably the 6’th and present which will collapse and be restored in the next Great Tribulation when all be made alive from the Graves – and the Head is Healed when the people arise into their former place
After Nebuchadnezzar's death, his son Evill-Merodach ascended the throne of the mighty Babylonian empire. He released King Jehoiachin from prison and treated him kindly.
Jehoiachin remembered the prophet Ezekiel who was buried between the rivers Chebar and Euphrates. Accompanied by scores of thousands of Jews, Jehoiachin went to his grave. There he built a tomb, and nearby a synagogue. From far and near Jews made an annual pilgrimage to Ezekiel's tomb and prayed at his grave. The synagogue was always full of worshippers and students of the Torah. It was known as the Synagogue of Ezekiel and jehoiachin. Every year on the Day of Atonement a special scroll of the Torah, written by the prophet's own hand, was taken from the Ark in that synagogue and read, and a perpetual light was kept burning there for many, many years.
(Except the Ark did not exist with them then, but the scrolls did)
The most important aspect of this commentary is the shift to compassion after the time of warning of the need to put down our idols, our pride (the metaphor of Pharoah as the dragon or crocodile as the text put it.) Our call to compassion to the deceived multitudes in the valley of decision the “valley of dry bones”, - The lesson of Ezekiel as a Son of man prophesying the type for us as remnant servants calling the nations*1,
- prophets expectant as the body of the coming of the Son of man in the clouds, when Christ is manifest in his saints at his coming.
Scripture is clear that God breaths life back into the dry bones lying in the valley, - the dead bodies of the Two witnesses were lying in the street of the great city**2.
Our call as (TO) remnant believers that the Lord accounted worthy to give eyes to see. can gain tremendous understanding in looking at Ezekiel his obedience as he begins his ministry by warning, looking for those who’s heart is towards God and as a minister of hope to a hopeless world. ( the TO makes it all fit – in the Little Age – we are the ones calling the nations to repentance gathering the remnant of coming New Israel)
This reality of the 2 sticks, Beauty and Bands, the brotherhood between Judah (Bride) and Ephraim (New Nation) is restored. Judah as the kingdom and Ephraim as the blessing. We’ve been given the keys to the kingdom through repentance but the blessing of the birthright and dominion have yet to be realized. Exactly, and both for the Bride and New Nation – the birthright of Abraham who now will see the New Land restored into Eternity.
**2 That too, maybe??? but I thing you miss the spot anyhow - let us see if we can detail it:
-- Then He said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the L-rd G-d; Behold, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. So you see in this context the Dry bones came out of the grave in context – the Two witnesses killed in the Great City where – first, not dry bones but Living Firstfruits – they did not come out of the Grave, but lie in the streets for 3.5 days.
- Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off – but they arise again out of the graves and with the rest of the Strangers from Egypt (coming out of Babylon) they become the New Israel Nation. I think we have nailed it PRETTY GOOD. What say ye Bro.