Our studies in The Book of Ezekiel will continue from Ezekiel 14.9-11.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, IF THE (FALSE) PROPHET IS DECEIVED AND HAS SPOKEN A WORD, I THE LORD HAVE DECEIVED THAT PROPHET.
So with that said, Let’s read Ezekiel 14.9-11.
Earlier in this Chapter, in Verse 6, GOD said to Ezekiel, Therefore say to The House of Israel, Thus saith The LORD GOD, Repent, and turn from your idols, and turn your faces away from all your abominations.
YOUR ABOMINATIONS in Hebrew is, TOE’AH’VO’TAY’KHEM. Abominations in the sight of GOD are disobeying GOD by disobeying The Spoken Word of GOD in The Bible that includes GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses, and making the abomination worse is worshiping idols.
And Israel found themselves on the wrong side of The LORD Their GOD because of their abominations of idolatry, and disobeying The Everlasting Covenant of GOD, GOD’S Spoken Word Written in The Bible. And The Jewish People were paying the price for their abominations against The LORD Their GOD when many evils, and troubles, and even death fell upon them.
And GOD said to Ezekiel, If the prophet is deceived when he has spoken a word, I The LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out My Hand upon him, and will destroy him from among My People, and the people who follow that false prophet.
WHY WOULD GOD DECEIVE THE PROPHET, AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO DO WHAT THE PROPHET SAYS?
Because that prophet is a false prophet. And those people who listen to the false prophet, and do what the false prophet says, continuously disobey GOD. They disobey The Spoken Word of GOD in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses.
False prophets teach lies against GOD. They teach against The Law of Moses. They teach against The Spoken Word of GOD in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation. And they teach against GOD that Jesus, Yeshua The Messiah is not The Father, nor is He The Messiah. And certain teach that Jesus must be rejected.
People who do what the false prophets say and teach, disobey GOD. They disobey The Law of Moses, they disobey The Spoken Word of GOD written in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation. And others reject Messiah Yeshua, Jesus.
HOW DO YOU KNOW THE TRUTH? HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THE PROPHET, OR THE BIBLE TEACHER IS NOT A FALSE PROPHET?
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN TELL THE TRUTH FROM A LIE.
IS WHAT IS BEING SAID OR TAUGHT IN AGREEMENT WITH THE WORDS THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION?
OR, IS WHAT IS BEING SAID OR TAUGHT IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES?
OR, IS WHAT IS BEING SAID OR TAUGHT IN AGREEMENT WITH DEUTERONOMY 6.4, THAT READS, HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.
HEAR IN HEBREW IS SHEMA, MEANING, HEAR AND OBEY. HEAR AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. AND THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.
ONE GOD IS NOT A TRINITY OF ONE GOD BEING THREE DIFFERENT GODS. ONE GOD IS ONE GOD. GOD IS THE FATHER, THE SON, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE GOD OF THE JEWISH FATHERS, HA SHEM ELOHIM, AND SO MUCH MORE.
IF WHAT YOU ARE HEARING DOES NOT AGREE WITH DEUTERONOMY 6.4, HEAR O ISRAEL, THAT IS OBEY EVERY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE, YOU ARE LISTENING TO A FALSE PROPHET, OR A FALSE TEACHER WHO IS DECEIVED BY GOD.
DEUTERONOMY 29.4, ISAIAH 6.8-10, MATTHEW 13.10-16
WHY IS THE FALSE PROPHET, AND THE FALSE TEACHER DECEIVED BY GOD? BECAUSE THEY DO NOT OBEY GOD. AND THAT IS SIN.
1 JOHN 3.4
In the days of Ezekiel, many Jewish People in Israel and Babylon were worshiping idols, and disobeying The Law of Moses, called The Law of GOD. NEHEMIAH 8.8
The same is happening today throughout the world. As in the days of Noah, most people disobey GOD today. They disobey GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses, and they disobey The Spoken Word of The GOD of Creation written from Genesis through Revelation.
And GOD said to Ezekiel, The false prophets shall bear the punishment of their iniquity. Iniquity is sin, disobeying GOD, disobeying The Law of Moses. 1 JOHN 3.4
The punishment of the prophet, GOD says, shall be as the punishment of those people who follow that false prophet.
So we have punishments sent from GOD such as wars, the civil war, the first and second world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, add to that, terrorism, hatred, the plague of coronavirus, fires, earth quakes, hurricanes, and so on.
All because false prophets, and most people disobey GOD. They disobey what GOD says in The Bible. And many Jewish People are taught to reject Jesus, The Jewish Messiah Yeshua Who is THE GOD OF OUR JEWISH FATHERS.
Around 870 B.C.E./B.C., when Israel was divided into two kingdoms, Israel to the north, and Judah to the south, The King of Judah, Jehoshaphat, and the king of northern Israel, Ahab, joined forces to defeat the Syrian army and take back Ramoth-gilead.
And Jehoshaphat was a Righteous King who walked with GOD in obedience to Torah, The Law of Moses. But Ahab, King of northern Israel for twenty two years did evil in the sight of The LORD more than anyone before him. Ahab’s wife was Jezebel.
Ahab worshiped idols, and disobeyed The Spoken Word of GOD. And Ahab provoked The LORD to anger more than any of the kings before him. And The Children of Israel turned away from Torah, The Law of Moses. And they threw down The Altars of The LORD, and killed GOD’S Prophets with the sword.
And Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah came down to the king of Israel, Ahab. And Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, Will you go with me to battle Ramoth-gilead? And Jehoshaphat said, Yes.
And Jehoshaphat said to Ahab, Ask of The LORD. And Ahab gathered all his prophets together, four hundred, and asked them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle or not? And the four hundred prophets said, Go up, for The LORD will deliver Ramath-gilead into the hand of king Ahab.
And Jehoshaphat asked Ahab, Is there here a Prophet of The LORD beside these four hundred that we can inquire? And Ahab said, Yes, a Prophet by the name of Micaiah. But I hate him because he never prophesies good concerning me. (because Ahab lived an abominable life of disobedience to GOD.)
And Jehoshaphat asked Ahab to send for Micaiah, The Prophet of GOD. And the false prophet whom Ahab sent to bring Micaiah told him to prophesy good as the other prophets. And Micaiah did just that. He said to the kings, Go and prosper for The LORD shall deliver the Syrians into the hand of king Ahab.
So Ahab said to Micaiah, How many times have I charged you under oath that you shall tell me nothing but that which is true in The Name of The LORD. And Micaiah, The Prophet of GOD, said, I saw all Israel, King Ahab’s Israel of the northern Kingdom, scattered upon the hills as sheep that have no shepherd. And The LORD said, These have no Master. Let every man return to his house in peace. And Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? But Micaiah prophesied The Truth to Ahab.
And then Micaiah, The Prophet of GOD said, Hear therefore The Word of The Lord. I saw The LORD sitting on His Throne, and all The Host of Heaven standing by Him on His Right Hand and on His Left. And The LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab that he shall go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And one said in this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit and stood before The LORD, and said, I will persuade Ahab. And The LORD said to the spirit, How? And the spirit said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all Ahab’s prophets. And The LORD said, You shall persuade Ahab, and prevail also. And GOD said, Go forth and do so.
So Micaiah, The Prophet of GOD, said to Ahab, Now, therefore, behold, The LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all your prophets, meaning, GOD has deceived your prophets. And The LORD has Spoken evil concerning you. But one of Ahab’s false prophets smacked Micaiah in the face, and said to Micaiah, Which way did The Spirit of The LORD go from me to speak to you?
And Ahab said, Take Micaiah back and put him in prison and feed him with the bread of affliction and with the water of affliction until I come in peace.
And Micaiah, The Prophet of GOD, said to Ahab, If you return at all in peace, The LORD has not spoken to me.
So both Kings and their armies went to war against the Syrians at Ramoth-gilead, and one of the Syrian fighters shot his arrow at Ahab and killed him. Just as The Prophet of GOD told Ahab that he would not return in peace.
GOD sent a lying spirit to Ahab’s prophets to deceive the prophets because Ahab’s prophets never prophesied the truth of GOD. They prophesied and taught lies about GOD. And GOD had Ahab killed because he was evil in the sight of GOD, always doing what GOD says not to do by worshiping idols, and disobeying GOD’S Torah, The Law of Moses.
These Words are written in 1 Kings Chapter 22.
Evils, troubles, and even death happen to false prophets who teach lies against GOD, teaching, or setting the example that The Law of Moses is no longer valid, or abolished by Jesus, or optional, or other hate and lies against GOD.
And those who continually disobey The Spoken Word of GOD Written in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses, and those who reject Messiah Yeshua, unless they repent and do that which is Right and Lawful by obeying every Word GOD speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses, they also will experience evils and troubles because they continue to disobey GOD. EZEKIEL 18.21-24
Bad things have been happening to people and nations from the creation of Adam and Eve when they disobeyed GOD, and from the days of Noah when GOD wiped out the entire world population except Noah and his family because of disobedience to The Spoken Word of GOD.
And today, GOD continues to deceive false prophets, and false Bible teachers. Why? Because they live their lives in disobedience to GOD. They deceive people by teaching them, You do not have to obey The Law of Moses. Or teaching Jewish People that Messiah Yeshua, Jesus Christ, is not The Messiah, nor is He THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS.
DEUTERONOMY 8.3, ISAIAH 40.8, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, 1 PETER 1.23-25
But after all the abominations of The House of Israel against GOD, and the punishments that GOD’S Chosen People, The Jewish People, have experienced, evils, and troubles, and death, GOD said to Ezekiel, So that The House of Israel shall not go astray from Me anymore. Neither shall they defile themselves anymore with all their transgressions. For they are to Me My People, and I am to Them Their GOD. EZEKIEL 14.11
Messiah Yeshua, Jesus, is The GOD of The Jewish fathers, The GOD of Abraham, The GOD of Isaac, and The GOD of Jacob. And Messiah says, This Gospel of The Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come. MATTHEW 24.14
The Gospel of The Kingdom is The Spoken Word of GOD that is Written in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses, The Prophets, and Every Word Spoken by The GOD of Our Jewish fathers, The Messiah Yeshua, Jesus.
ACTS 22.6-14, 1 PETER 1.25
Today, The Gospel of The Kingdom is not preached in all the world for a witness to all nations.
But be certain that The Gospel of The Kingdom will in time be preached in all the world because Messiah says it will be preached in all the world for a witness to all the nations, and then shall the end come.
And The Gospel of The Kingdom is to Live your Life by Every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD from Genesis through Revelation that includes GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses. And there is only One GOD. And His Name and Title are Yeshua HaMashiakh, Jesus The Messiah.
And when The Gospel of The Kingdom is preached in all the world for a witness to all the nations, then the end shall come.
Therefore in conclusion, avoid false prophets, and false teachers, but rather live your life by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible, and GOD will be your GOD, and you will be His People.
DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9