Our teachings will continue in The Book of Ezekiel from Chapters 10 and 11.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, I WILL GIVE THEM ONE HEART, AND I WILL PUT A NEW SPIRIT WITHIN THEM, AND I WILL TAKE THE STONY HEART OUT OF THEIR FLESH, AND WILL GIVE THEM A HEART OF FLESH THAT THEY SHALL WALK IN MY STATUTES, AND KEEP MY LAWS, AND DO THEM. AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE, AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.
The time of Ezekiel’s writings is around 580 B.C.E./B.C.
Earlier in Ezekiel Chapter 9 in the vision that GOD showed The Prophet, The LORD called upon men who had the charge of Judgment over The City of Jerusalem to kill many Jewish People in Judah, southern Israel, because of Jewish abominations of worshiping graven idols, and fully disobeying The LORD Their GOD, The Holy One of Israel.
In Ezekiel Chapter 10, Ezekiel writes that he looked and saw in the sky, the cherubim that had the four faces. The face of a cherub, the face of a man, the face of a lion, and the face of an eagle. And there appeared over them a sapphire stone as the look of the form of a Throne.
And GOD spoke to the man clothed with linen who had the horn of oil at his side and told him to go between the cherubim and the wheels. Their whole body, that is the cherubim, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels were full of eyes all around. Even the wheels that were under the four cherubim were full of eyes. And the wheels had life in them.
And GOD said to the man clothed in linen, Fill your hands with coals of fire, and scatter them over the City, the City of Jerusalem. And one cherub stretched out his hand that was under his wing to the fire that was between the cherubim, and took the fire and put it into the hand of him who was clothed in white linen. And he took it, and went out.
And the cherubim stood on the south side of The Temple. And The Glory of GOD filled The Inner Court of The Temple. And The Temple was filled with The Cloud that is The Glory of GOD. And The Court of The Temple was filled with The Brightness of The LORD’S Glory. And the sound of the cherubim’s wings was heard as The Voice of The ALMIGHTY GOD when He speaks. And The Glory of The LORD stood over the cherubim.
And The Spirit of GOD lifted Ezekiel up in the vision and brought him to The East Gate of The LORD’S House that is The Temple. And at the opening of the gate were twenty five men. Among them by name, Jaazaniah and Pelatiah, both princes of The Jewish People. Then GOD said to Ezekiel, Son of man, these are the men who devise evil and give wicked counsel in this City, the City of Jerusalem, who say, It is not near. Let us build houses. Meaning, these two men believed that the vision Ezekiel saw was for many days to come, and he prophecies of the times that are far off. And Jaazaniah and Pelatiah, the two men who devised evil, and wicked counsel, said, This city is the boiling pot and we are the flesh. Ezekiel 12.27
Therefore GOD said to Ezekiel, Prophesy against them. Prophesy O son of man. And The Spirit of The LORD fell upon Ezekiel, and GOD said to him, Speak. Thus saith The LORD. Thus you have said, O House of Israel, for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them. You have multiplied your dead in this City, and you have filled the streets of this City with the dead.
At this point, let me say this; the 1.9 million dead in the world from coronavirus, and 88 million sick from coronavirus, the troubles, the riots, the wars, fires, earthquakes. etc. are all Judgments and Curses from GOD because most people disobey The Spoken Word of GOD that is Written in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.
Therefore, The LORD said, Your dead whom you have laid in the midst of this City, Jerusalem, they are the flesh, and this City is the boiling pot. But I will bring you out of the midst of the City. You have feared the sword, and I will bring a sword upon you, saith The LORD GOD. And I will bring you out of the midst of this City and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you. You shall fall by the sword.
These are Judgments and Curses from GOD for disobeying The LORD GOD of Creation. For disobeying The Spoken Word of GOD Who teaches The Jewish People, and all peoples of the evil of worshiping strange gods. And the evil for disobeying GOD. Therefore GOD said to His Jewish People, You shall fall by the sword. I will judge you in the border of Israel. That is, GOD will Judge His People from The River of Egypt to The Euphrates River, the borders of Israel. And you shall know that I am The LORD, GOD said.
Then GOD said, This City, the City of Jerusalem, shall not be your boiling pot, neither shall you be the flesh in the midst of it, but I will judge you throughout Israel. And you shall know that I am The LORD.
Because you have not walked in My Laws, neither have you executed My Judgments but have gone after the customs of the goyim that are around you.
And Ezekiel writes, When I prophesied, Pelatiah died. And Ezekiel fell on his face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah LORD GOD, will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel? And The LORD said, Son of man, your brothers, your brothers, the men of your family, and all The House of Israel, are they not those to whom The People of Jerusalem have said, Go far away from The LORD. This Land is given to us for a possession.
Therefore GOD said to Ezekiel, say, Thus saith The LORD, Although I have cast them far among the goyim, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little Sanctuary of protection and shelter in the countries where they shall come.
When you are told that The Law of Moses is not valid today, or it is only for The Jews, or it is optional, or pray about it, or it’s abolished, you are being told, Go far away from The LORD.
Let’s read Ezekiel 11.17-25
VERSE 17 Therefore say, Thus saith The LORD GOD, I will gather you from the peoples, and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered in them, and I shall give to you The Land of Israel.
Today there are approximately ten million Jewish People living in Israel of some fourteen to sixteen million Jewish People living throughout the world.
But GOD is talking about the future days of the one thousand year Messianic Kingdom in Israel when The LORD, The Messiah Yeshua, Returns and sets up His Kingdom in Israel whose borders GOD will restore from The River of Egypt to The Euphrates River that will be like The Garden Eden. And Messiah Yeshua will be King over all the earth from Jerusalem. That is when GOD will gather His Jewish People, and all Peoples who live by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation, and all Gentiles who Bless The Jewish People and Israel.
GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-46, DEUTERON OMY 8.3, ISAIAH 51.3, ZECHARIAH 14.9, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4
EZEKIEL 11.18 And they shall come there, to Israel. Remember, Ezekiel was in Babylon, current-day Iraq when GOD was speaking to him. And they, The Jewish People, shall remove all their idolatry from Israel, and turn to The LORD Their GOD and obey Him. EZEKIEL 18.21
The Messianic Kingdom in Israel will be perfect, without sin, without death, without pain, without sorrow. The Kingdom will be like The Garden of Eden, but without satan. Israel will be Heaven on earth.
EZEKIEL 11.19 And GOD said, I will give them One Heart, and I will put a New Spirit within them, and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh.
Heart in Hebrew is LAYVE meaning the emotions of the mind, and love, and joy, our thinking, and acting, our intellect, and wisdom. The Heart of Flesh will have the wisdom of GOD, and thinking that will be all about GOD, without sin, but with a pure heart.
And The New Spirit that GOD will give to all who are in the one thousand year Messianic Kingdom in Israel is The Holy Spirit.
The stony heart does not obey GOD. But The Heart of Flesh happily receives what GOD says, and does it.
PSALM 24.1-6, JOHN 14.21-23
EZEKIEL 11.20 Describes The Heart of Flesh. That they shall walk in My Statutes. GOD’S Statutes are His Laws written in Torah, The Law of Moses, and keep My Ordinances. GOD’S Ordinances are His Judgments and Laws written in The Law of Moses. And they will do them. And they shall be My People, and I will be their GOD.
The Heart of flesh joyfully does what GOD says. One Heart, One Spirit, Loving The LORD with all your Heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. DEUTERONOMY 6.4-7
Let’s do a Bible Study on The Holy Spirit.
First of all, you receive The Holy Spirit by obeying GOD. By obeying Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses, The first five books of The Bible.
EZEKIEL 26.26-27, ACTS 5.32, 1 JOHN 2.4-6, 1 JOHN 3.24
WHEN PEOPLE RECEIVE JESUS, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD WILL PUT HIS LAW IN YOUR INWARD PARTS, AND WRITE IT IN YOUR HEART, AND WILL BE YOUR GOD, AND YOU WILL BE FULLY PART OF GOD’S PEOPLE. HOWEVER IF YOU REFUSE TO OBEY GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, GOD WILL REMOVE THE HOLY SPIRIT FROM YOU.
JEREMIAH 31.31-34, EZEKIEL 11.19-20. 1 JOHN 1.9
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD.
GOD DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS US, OUR, AND WE, BECAUSE GOD IS THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD. SO WHEN GOD SAYS, LET “US” MAKE MAN IN “OUR” IMAGE, AFTER “OUR” LIKENESS, OR, AS MESSIAH SAYS, IF A MAN LOVES ME, HE WILL KEEP MY WORDS, AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM, AND “WE” WILL COME INTO HIM AND MAKE “OUR” HOME WITH HIM. THE ONE GOD IS THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. “US” ONE AND THE SAME GOD.
GENESIS 1.26, JOHN 14.23
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD.
MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS, JEHOVAH, GOD, GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER, THE SPIRIT, ARE THE HOLY SPIRIT. ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.
And Yeshua said, If a person loves Me, that person will keep My Words. That is, he or she will obey Every Word Messiah Speaks. For Messiah Yeshua is GOD ALMIGHTY. AND “WE” will come into that person, and make “OUR” home with him. “WE” BEING GOD WHO IS THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS, AND THE SPIRIT. THEY ARE THE HOLY SPIRIT. GOD IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.
TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT FROM GOD, YOU MUST OBEY GOD, EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. THEN GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT AND HE WILL LIVE IN YOU FOREVER, AS LONG AS YOU CONTINUE TO OBEY THE LORD YOUR GOD. AND THAT IS ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH. JOHN 14.17
THE SOURCE OF TRUTH IS GOD, AND GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF SOMEONE SAYS TO YOU, THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, OR NOT VALID, OR OPTIONAL, YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT. THAT IS NOT THE TRUTH, BUT A LIE. THAT PERSON DOES NOT HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT.
OR IF SOMEONE SAYS TO YOU, YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES, OR THE LAW OF MOSES IS LEGALISM. LEGALISM, ACCORDING TO WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY, IS STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE LAW, AND TO THE LETTER, BUT NOT THE SPIRIT. IS GOD NOT SPIRIT?
THE LAW OF MOSES THAT IS GOD’S LAW IS SPIRIT BECAUSE IT IS GIVEN TO US BY GOD WHO IS SPIRIT THAT TEACHES YOU HOW TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT BY OBEYING THE LAW.
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE LAW ARE TRUTH THAT COME FROM THE GOD OF TRUTH TO GUIDE YOU IN ALL TRUTH. AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME. JOHN 16.13
ROMANS 8.9 THE FLESH DISOBEYS GOD. THE FLESH DISOBEYS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, WHICH CONTAINS THE LAWS OF GOD. AND PAUL WRITES, IF ANY PERSON DOES NOT HAVE THE SPIRIT OF MESSIAH WHO IS JEHOVAH, GOD ALMIGHTY, HE OR SHE IS NONE OF HIS. MEANING, IF THEY DO NOT HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT, THEY DO NOT BELONG TO MESSIAH BECAUSE THEY DO NOT OBEY GOD.
1 JOHN 2.27 THE ANOINTING IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO LIVES IN YOU BECAUSE YOU OBEY GOD. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH. AND YOU DO NOT NEED ANY MAN OR WOMAN TO TEACH YOU, BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS TRUTH AND NOT A LIE. AND AS THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS TAUGHT YOU, YOU SHALL LIVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, CONTINUALLY LOVING GOD, AND LIVING BY HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE.
GOOD EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE HAVING THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE MOSES AND ISAIAH, AND OF COURSE JESUS, BECAUSE THEY LIVED BY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD AS WE SHOULD LIVE OUR LIFE BY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.
NUMBERS 11.14-17, ISAIAH 59.20-21, JOHN 3.34
THOSE WHO ARE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, AND LIVE BY THE TRUTH, YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD. ROMANS 8.14
THE TEMPLE IS THE HOUSE OF GOD. AND GOD LIVES IN HIS HOUSE. AND PAUL WRITES, BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN YOU, YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD.
1 CORINTHIANS 3.16-17, 2 CORINTHIANS 6.16-18
GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, WHO IS GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. THE WORLD DOES NOT HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD. 1 JOHN 4.4
1 JOHN 4.13 KNOWING IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU OBEY GOD FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE BIBLE TO THE END, AND KNOWING THAT IF YOU CONFESS YOUR SINS OF BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES, GOD IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE YOU YOUR SINS, AND CLEANSE YOU FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. THEREFORE YOU KNOW THAT YOU LIVE IN GOD, AND GOD LIVES IN YOU BECAUSE GOD HAS GIVEN YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT.
1 JOHN 3.4, 1 JOHN 1.9
AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BE WITH YOU FOREVER IF YOU LIVE IN THE TRUTH OF GOD FOREVER. 2 JOHN 1-2
SO IN SUMMARY,
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD.
YOU RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT FROM GOD BECAUSE YOU OBEY GOD, EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, THE SOURCE OF ALL TRUTH THAT COMES FROM GOD WHO LIVES IN YOU.
AND THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN YOU FOREVER AS LONG AS YOU CONTINUE TO WALK WITH GOD IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD. AND SINCE THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN YOU FOREVER, YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN FOREVER WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD.
SO LET’S FINISH BY READING EZEKIEL 11.21-25.