We’re continuing our studies in The Book of Ezekiel when The Children of Israel were captives in the idolatrous surroundings of Babylon. The Book of Ezekiel is dated between 593 and 571 B.C.E./B.C. And our study will be from Ezekiel 2.1-10.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, A MESSAGE FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
GOD had shown The Prophet Ezekiel a supernatural vision of GOD’S angels, and GOD sitting on His Throne in space.
Let’s read Ezekiel 1.26-28, and Ezekiel 2.1-5.
When Ezekiel saw GOD sitting on His Throne in space, he fell on his face, and The Prophet heard a Voice. The Voice was The Voice of GOD.
And GOD said to him, Son of Man, Stand on your feet and I will speak to you.
GOD had a mission for Ezekiel. Go to The Jewish captives whom GOD called, rebellious, a People who have transgressed against GOD. Even while they were in captivity in Babylon, they transgressed against GOD. They are an impudent People, GOD said. Meaning, GOD’S Holy People, The Jewish People, disrespect GOD. They refuse to obey GOD.
All people who rebel against GOD, who transgress against GOD Almighty, and do not do a thing GOD says, are an impudent people. They disrespect GOD, and they all fall under the same category. Sin.
Sin is not doing what GOD says in The Bible. And sin is disobeying Torah, GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses in the first five Books of The Bible. GOD calls all people who sin, rebellious, transgressors, and impudent.
1 JOHN 3.4
And that is the condition of the world today. Very, very few people obey GOD. And that is why the United States and all the world are judged by GOD’S judgment of coronavirus, terror, wars, hate, riots, poor health, and the list goes on. Because the people throughout the world rebel against GOD. They transgress against GOD. They are impudent, and disrespectful towards GOD. They refuse to obey what GOD tells them to do in His Spoken Word that is Written very clearly in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.
And every Word GOD Speaks, and Commands us to do is not difficult.
1 JOHN 5.3
These days are like the days of Noah, when GOD said, The wickedness of man is great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart is only evil continually. And it saddened The LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His Heart.
And GOD wiped out the entire earth, killing everyone by a flood, and saving only Noah and his family of eight, because Noah walked with GOD.
Walking with GOD is obeying GOD. And Noah obeyed every Word GOD Spoke. And today, The Spoken Word of GOD is Written in The Bible, and not difficult to follow but yet so few walk with GOD. GENESIS 6.5-13
And what does GOD say about the earth today, and the people living on the earth? ISAIAH 24.1-6, 21-23
So GOD sent Ezekiel to The Jewish captives in Babylon, current-day Iraq. And GOD said to Ezekiel, Whether they hear you or not, because they are a rebellious people, Yet, they will know that a Prophet has been among them.
EZEKIEL 2.6 And you, son of man, Do not be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers, meaning rebels and thorns, are with you, and you dwell among scorpions. Do not be afraid of their words. Do not be frightened or confused by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
Those Words spoken by GOD apply today. Don’t be afraid of them. Don’t be afraid of their words though they are thorns, and rebels, and scorpions. Don’t be frightened of their looks though they are a rebellious people.
I’m not talking about The Jewish captives in Babylon 2,500 years ago. I’m talking about today. The rioters, and looters, those who attack innocent bystanders, attack police, and destroy the property of innocent people.
DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THEM.
IF YOU ARE LIKE NOAH, GOD WILL ALWAYS PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. BECAUSE YOU WALK WITH GOD. YOU OBEY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD. THAT MAKES YOU JUST AND PERFECT BEFORE GOD. YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. YOU ARE JUST AND RIGHTEOUS BECAUSE YOU LIVE A LAWFUL LIFE ACCORDING TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD. YOU LIVE A LAWFUL LIFE BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, BECAUSE GOD SAYS, MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ONLY, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.
DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4
AND IF ANYONE TELLS YOU IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LEAD A RIGHTEOUS LIFE LIKE NOAH, AND OBEY TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, THEY DO NOT KNOW GOD.
I’m not saying, jump into the middle of the rioting. No, I’m saying, if you are Righteous as Noah was Righteous, a human being just like yourself, you do not have to be afraid of them, or their rumors running throughout TV, the newspapers, websites, people talking fear. You do not have to be afraid of their words, or their looks, though they are a rebellious people, because you are Righteous and Perfect in The Sight of GOD. And GOD will do mighty things for you and your family to protect you always. For there shall not a hair of your head perish. LUKE 21.18
EZEKIEL 2.7 AND GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, YOU SHALL SPEAK MY WORDS TO THEM, WHETHER THEY HEAR OR WHETHER THEY WILL NOT HEAR, FOR THEY ARE MOST REBELLIOUS.
People are like the parable of the sower. When you speak The Word of GOD to People, most people will listen to you.
Here is what The Word of GOD is. Obey every Word GOD speaks in The Bible. Keep the Saturday Sabbath on the seventh day of the Week. And do not do any work on that day. Eat what GOD tells you to eat, and don’t eat what GOD tells you not to eat, like bacon, sausage, ham, shrimp, lobster, turtle soup, frog legs, oysters, clams, crabs.
GOD NEVER ENDED THE LAW OF MOSES. THE LAW STANDS FOREVER FOR ALL PEOPLES.
LEVITICUS 11, DEUTERONOMY 14, ISAIAH 40.8
Observe GOD’S festivals, His Passover, The Feast of Weeks called Pentecost, The Feast of Blowing Shofars that Judaism calls Rosh Ha Shanah, the New Year, Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles, and observe them according to GOD’S instructions in Leviticus 23.
And throw away the christmas tree. Because GOD says, Learn not the way of the heathen.
JEREMIAH 10.2-5 Thus saith The LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and do not be afraid of the signs of heaven, for the heathen are afraid of them.
For the customs of the people are vain. For one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of a workman with the ax.
They deck it with silver and gold. They fasten it with nails, and with hammers that it doesn’t move. They are upright as the palm tree but do not speak. They need to be carried because they cannot go. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
That is the christmas tree. GOD says, Do not learn the way of the heathen. Don’t bring a christmas tree into your house or even put it on your property.
People fall into the category of the parable of the sower. The sower sows the seed. The seed is The Spoken Word of GOD. Not the word of religion, not the word of man, but The Spoken Word of GOD written in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses.
And Jesus, Who is The Jewish Messiah Yeshua, GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER teaches the parable of the sower. And He says,
The Seed, The Spoken Word of GOD in The Bible that includes The Law of Moses, fell on the wayside, and it was trodden down and birds devoured it.
That is, Those by the wayside hear The Word Spoken by GOD, but then the devil comes and takes away The Word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
And some fell on a rock. That is The Seed, The Spoken Word of GOD, fell on a rock. And as soon as the seed sprung up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.
Messiah says, They on the rock are they which when they hear The Spoken Word of GOD, they receive it with joy, but they have no root, which for awhile believe, and in time of the trials of life, they fall away. Remember, The Spoken Word of GOD is every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.
And some fell among thorns. And the thorns sprung up with the seed and choked it.
The Seed, The Spoken Word of GOD that fell among thorns are they which when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with the cares and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. That is, they do not do what GOD says. They do not obey The Spoken Word of GOD in The Bible. There is no perfection in them in The sight of GOD.
And other seed fell on good ground and sprang up and brought forth fruit a hundredfold.
And Messiah says, But The Seed, The Spoken Word of GOD that fell on the good ground are they which in an honest and good heart having heard The Word of GOD, Keep it. That is, They Obey it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
It takes patience, and study of The Bible, Living by, and Obeying Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible. Doing all that GOD says in The Bible. They are GOD’S People who live by all that GOD says in The Bible. They bring forth fruit with patience. They are perfect in GOD’S eyes.
1 KINGS 8.61
THE WORD OF GOD THAT FALLS ON THE GOOD GROUND, INTO AN HONEST AND GOOD HEART, HAVING HEARD THE WORD OF GOD, AND KEEP IT AND OBEY IT, THEY ARE THE RIGHTEOUS OF GOD WHO BRING FORTH FRUIT – EVERYTHING PLEASING TO GOD – WITH PATIENCE.
THEY WILL HEAR THE WORD OF GOD THAT YOU SPEAK. BUT MOST WILL NOT DO WHAT GOD SPEAKS.
LUKE 8.4-8, 11-15
THE RIGHTEOUS DO NOT HAVE TO FEAR ANYBODY AS LONG AS YOU WALK A PERFECT LIFE WITH GOD. AND IF YOU FALL, YOU IMMEDIATELY REPENT BY TURNING FROM YOUR SIN TO OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD, COMMANDMENTS, STATUTES AND ORDINANCES. AND YOU RESUME YOUR LIFE OF LOVING GOD BY OBEYING HIS EVERY WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
EZEKIEL 18.21, 1 JOHN 1.9, 1 JOHN 5.3, JOHN 14.15
EZEKIEL 2.8 BUT YOU SON OF MAN HEAR WHAT I SAY TO YOU. THE WORD HEAR IN HEBREW IS SHEMA, MEANING HEAR AND OBEY. GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, HEAR WHAT I SAY TO YOU, AND OBEY WHAT I SAY TO YOU. DO NOT BE REBELLIOUS LIKE THAT REBELLIOUS HOUSE, THE JEWISH CAPTIVES. OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND EAT WHAT I AM GIVING TO YOU.
THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS FOOD AND HEALTH WHEN YOU DO WHAT GOD SAYS. AND WHEN YOU LIVE BY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, YOU GROW IN GOD. WITH PATIENCE AND TIME YOU BECOME LIKE THE GREAT ONES IN THE BIBLE WHOSE LIVES WERE BUNDLED IN THE LORD. YOU BECOME LIKE NOAH, ABRAHAM AND SARAH, ISAAC, JACOB, MOSES, DAVID, THE PROPHETS, THE GODLY MEN AND WOMEN OF BOTH THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WHO WALKED WITH GOD AND OBEYED EVERY WORD GOD SPOKE.
SO I’VE BEEN THINKING, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE? I DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS A ONE SENTENCE ANSWER. PROBABLY THERE’S A NUMBER OF ANSWERS TO WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE.
BUT ONE ANSWER IS TO SERVE GOD BY LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU WITH A GOOD, PROSPEROUS, HEALTHY, AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WHEN YOU HEAR AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.
GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL HEAR AND OBEY WHAT I SAY TO YOU. DO NOT BE REBELLIOUS LIKE THAT REBELLIOUS HOUSE. OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND EAT WHAT I AM GIVING YOU.
EZEKIEL 2.9-10 AND EZEKIEL WRITES, WHEN I LOOKED, BEHOLD, A HAND WAS SENT TO ME, AND BEHOLD, IN IT WAS A ROLL OF A BOOK.
AND HE SPREAD IT BEFORE ME, AND IT WAS WRITTEN WITHIN AND WITHOUT. THAT IS, IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE FRONT OF THE BOOK, AND IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK. AND THERE WAS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK, LAMENTATIONS, AND MOURNING, AND WOE. OR GRIEF BECAUSE OF SO MUCH DEATH, AND SORROW BECAUSE OF SO MUCH DEATH, AND DISTRESS, AFFLICTION AND TROUBLES.
GOD MAY NOT SEND A HAND TO US WITH THE ROLL OF A BOOK TO EAT. BUT WE HAVE THE BIBLE THAT HAS GOD’S SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN IT. AND GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IS THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE. HOW TO LEAD A LIFE THAT IS GOOD, RIGHTEOUS AND LAWFUL IN THE SIGHT OF GOD, BY OBEYING GOD.
THERE ARE SO MANY WHO SAY THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES ON THE CROSS, OR THAT JESUS FULFILLED AND DID THE LAW OF MOSES PERFECTLY. THEREFORE YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES.
YOUR BIBLE NEVER SAYS THAT ANYWHERE. ESPECIALLY FROM THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD. PEOPLE WRITE BIBLES FROM THE TRUE WORD OF GOD, AND PEOPLE MIGHT TEND TO DISTORT THE WORDS OF THE BIBLE PERHAPS FOR FINANCIAL GAIN OR FOR SOME OTHER SICK REASON. BUT GOD NEVER SAYS THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED. IN FACT GOD SAYS THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT WE ARE TO OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES ALWAYS FOR OUR GOOD. ALWAYS IS THE SAME AS FOREVER.
LISTEN TO THIS. BIBLE TRANSLATORS WRITE THAT JESUS SAID, IF ANY MAN COMES TO ME, AND DOES NOT HATE HIS FATHER, AND MOTHER, AND WIFE, AND CHILDREN, AND BRETHREN, AND SISTERS, YES, AND HIS OWN LIFE ALSO, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE. LUKE 14.26
THAT IS NOT JESUS TALKING. THAT IS SOME SICK TRANSLATOR TEACHING US TO HATE. HATE MEANS HATE IN ENGLISH.
WHEN YOU EAT GOD’S WORDS BY READING AND DOING WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, YOU WILL GROW INTO A PERFECT AND RIGHTEOUS PERSON IN THE EYES OF GOD. THAT RESULTS IN ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
REMEMBER THIS. WHAT YOU READ OR HEAR MUST ALWAYS AGREE WITH GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES THAT ARE THE WORDS OF GENESIS THROUGH DEUTERONOMY. IF WHAT YOU READ OR HEAR DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE LAW OF MOSES, YOU ARE BEING TAUGHT REBELLION AGAINST GOD, TRANSGRESSION AGAINST GOD, AND DISRESPECT OF GOD BY BEING TAUGHT NOT TO OBEY GOD.
BECAUSE GOD SAYS, MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.
OBEYING GOD IS FOR YOUR GOOD ALWAYS.
DISOBEYING GOD IS LAMENTATIONS, MOURNING, AND WOE.
AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD IS LIFE.
AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD IS FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.