Our teaching will continue in The Book of Ezekiel from Ezekiel 14.1-8.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.
So with that said, let’s read Ezekiel 14.1-8.
In the first fourteen chapters of Ezekiel, GOD is judging many of His Jewish People in Israel and Babylon with death, and many evils, and troubles, because they went after graven idols, and broke His Covenant by breaking His Word that is Law.
DEUTERONOMY 31.16-18, PSALM 105.8-10
Believing in Jesus does not excuse anyone from obeying GOD’S Law. There is only One GOD and GOD is The GOD of all the world. And GOD has only one Law, and that Law is The Law of Moses.
When Jesus, Yeshua The Messiah, gave His Life, and shed His Blood on a cross in Jerusalem, He did that for your Atonement, for the forgiveness of your sins. Then, from The Teaching of GOD ALMIGHTY Whom Jesus is, we are to Repent of our sins of breaking GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses, to doing that which is Lawful and Right by living our lives according to The Law of Moses and Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible. And GOD says, You shall surely live, you shall not die.
Walking in the ways of GOD according to Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses, will cause you not to sin against The LORD, and you will see the wonderful things of The Law. And GOD’S Law will be your Counselor.
GOD’S Law is The Way of Truth. It will give you understanding by going in The Path of GOD’S Commandments. Your life will be Alive in Righteousness. Because The Law of GOD is The Word of Truth that is liberty, and freedom from sin and death. And you will delight yourself in The Laws and Commandments of GOD.
The Spoken Word of GOD Written in The Bible is your comfort in times of affliction. Never turn away from GOD’S Law. The ungodly forsake GOD’S Laws Written in The Law of Moses. But remember The Name of The LORD, Yeshua The Messiah, Who is GOD ALMIGHTY, and keep His Law. Do not forget it. And GOD will deal well with you because GOD is good, and He does good. Therefore delight in GOD’S Law, and GOD will give you understanding.
The Law of GOD is better than thousands of gold and silver, for GOD’S kindness is your comfort. And GOD’S Law will become your delight. Forever, GOD’S Word is settled in Heaven, and you belong to The LORD Your GOD.
GOD’S Word is a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path. Every Word of GOD is an inheritance to you forever, and you will love The Law of GOD.
GOD will be your hiding place, and your shield forever. And GOD will hold you up, and you will always be safe, for The Spoken Word of GOD is your Righteousness. And you will love GOD’S Commandments above gold, and GOD’S Face will shine upon you, and teach you His Statutes. They are Righteous and Very Faithful. They are Loyal, Reliable, and can be Trusted, and True, because GOD’S Word is pure and His Law is The Truth.
When trouble and anguish take hold on you, GOD’S Commandments will be your delight. GOD’S Righteousness is Everlasting and His Righteousness will give you Understanding, and Life. And GOD will hear your voice according to His loving kindness because GOD is near you, and His Commandments are Truth. They are forever. Even though you might have persecutors and enemies, do not turn away from The Spoken Word of GOD, because GOD’S Word is true from the beginning, and they are His Righteous Judgments forever.
Stand in awe of GOD’S Word, and Love His Law. Great peace have they who love GOD’S Law, and nothing will cause you to fall. And GOD will always deliver you according to His Word.
And GOD’S Hand will always help you because you have chosen to keep GOD’S Law, and His Law will be your delight. And do not forget His Law. His Commandments are truth and life. They are your life. FROM THE WORDS OF PSALM 119
Back to Ezekiel. Ezekiel says, Then came certain of the elders of Israel to me, and sat before me.
And The Word of The LORD came to Ezekiel, saying, Son of man, the hearts of these men are set on idols. And they have put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face. That is, these men have fallen away from The LORD because they rejected GOD’S Spoken Word, saying, You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make to yourselves any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth. You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them, for I The LORD Your GOD am a jealous GOD visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me.
And also because GOD says, Man does not live by bread alone but by Every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of The LORD does man live.
EXODUS 20.3-5, DEUTERONOMY 8.3
And GOD said to Ezekiel, Shall these men ask anything of Me? Speak to them and say to them, Thus saith The LORD GOD, Every man of The House of Israel who has his heart set on his idols, and puts a stumbling block of his iniquity before his face and comes to the false prophet, I The LORD will answer him who comes according to the multitude of his idols.
That I will take The House of Israel in their own heart because they have turned away from Me through their idols. Therefore GOD said to Ezekiel, 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. For every one of The House of Israel, or of the stranger who lives in Israel, who separates himself from Me, and their hearts are set on idols, and puts a stumbling block of their iniquity before their face, and comes to a false prophet to inquire of him concerning Me, I The LORD will answer him by Myself.
And I will set My Face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb. And I will cut him off. That is, GOD will destroy and kill that person from among His People. And they shall know that I am The LORD.
A sign is a miracle. Sign comes from The Hebrew Word Ote, meaning Miracle. And that Miracle will come some time in the future that will happen to them, cutting them off, destroying, and killing them from among GOD’S People. Unless they repent and turn from their sins.
A proverb is a parable that teaches a truth. And the truth is, Do not worship idols, and obey GOD, every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.
GOD says, Repent. Turn from idols, and turn from all your abominations of sinning against GOD. Sinning against GOD is disobeying His Spoken Word in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Sinning against GOD is disobeying His Torah, The Law of Moses. 1 JOHN 3.4
Repentance is taught throughout The Bible from beginning to end by turning to GOD and Obeying Every Word that GOD Speaks in The Bible that includes The Law of Moses.
Quite frankly, that is the fundamental teaching of The Bible. Turn from all your sins of breaking GOD’S Laws written in The Law of Moses, to Obeying GOD’S Laws Written in The Law of Moses.
But GOD requires atonement, the forgiveness of your sins, by the shed blood. When The Tabernacle and Temples were standing, atonement was made by the death and shed blood of a sacrificed animal. Without The Temple in Jerusalem, atonement is made by the death and shed blood of The Jewish Messiah Yeshua, Who is Jesus.
Jesus did not give His Life to do away with the Law of Moses. Jesus gave His Life to be your atonement, and then you are to follow His Footsteps by living a GODLY Life in Obedience to Torah, The Law of Moses, and Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.
Peter says exactly that in his first letter to The Gentiles, that we should follow the steps of Jesus who did no sin. Not doing any sin is living your life according to The Law of Moses.
1 PETER 2.21-22, 1 JOHN 3.4
HOW DO YOU REPENT?
TURN TO MATTHEW 3.1-2, MATTHEW 4.16-17, MARK 6.11-12, LUKE 13.1-5, REVELATION 2.1-5, 12-16, 18-22, REVELATION 3.1-3, 14-22, EZEKIEL 18.21-24
IN EZEKIEL 18.21-24 GOD EXPLAINS HOW TO REPENT.
EZEKIEL 18.21 BUT IF THE UNGODLY WILL TURN, THAT IS REPENT FROM ALL THEIR SINS OF BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES, AND KEEP ALL MY STATUTES, ALL GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. AND DO THAT WHICH IS LAWFUL AND RIGHT. GOD SAYS, THEY SHALL SURELY LIVE. THEY SHALL NOT DIE.
VERSE 22 ALL THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS THAT THEY HAVE COMMITTED, THEY SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED TO THEM. IN THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT THEY HAVE DONE THEY SHALL LIVE.
VERSE 23 HAVE I ANY PLEASURE AT ALL THAT THE WICKED SHOULD DIE? SAITH THE LORD GOD, AND NOT THAT THEY SHOULD RETURN, THAT IS REPENT, FROM THEIR WAYS, AND LIVE?
VERSE 24 BUT WHEN THE RIGHTEOUS TURN AWAY FROM THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMIT INIQUITY, AND THEY DO ACCORDING TO ALL THE ABOMINATIONS THAT THE WICKED DO, SHALL THEY LIVE? ALL THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESSES THAT THEY HAVE DONE SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED. IN THEIR TRESPASS THAT THEY HAVE TRESPASSED, AND IN THEIR SIN THAT THEY HAVE SINNED, IN THEM SHALL THEY DIE. 1 JOHN 1.9
I THINK OF THE GODLY PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE.
DAVID WRITES, BEHOLD, I WAS SHAPEN IN INIQUITY, AND IN SIN DID MY MOTHER CONCEIVE ME. PAUL WRITES, FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
THE ONLY ONE WHO NEVER SINNED IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA. AND HE IS GOD, JEHOVAH ELOHAYNU, THE LORD OUR GOD.
PSALM 51.5, ROMANS 3.23
SO I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT ALL THESE GODLY PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE, LIKE US, WERE BORN IN SIN. AND AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES THEY REPENTED AND TURNED TO GOD AND LIVED A GODLY LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPOKE IN THEIR DAY.
IN OUR DAY WE HAVE THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.
ENOCH, WHOM GOD TOOK UP TO HEAVEN. NOAH, WHOM GOD SAVED FROM THE FLOOD, AND ALL HIS FAMILY OF EIGHT. ABRAHAM, WHO BECAME THE FATHER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND MANY NATIONS. ISAAC, FROM WHOM THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE CALLED. JACOB WHOM GOD NAMED ISRAEL. MOSES WHO RECEIVED THE LAW FROM GOD AND GAVE IT TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE GAVE GOD’S LAW TO THE WORLD FROM THE BIBLE THAT JEWISH PEOPLE WROTE. ADD TO THEM, THE PROPHETS, AND THE RIGHTEOUS KINGS OF ISRAEL, AND OTHERS.
AND THE DISCIPLES, AND THE APOSTLES OF MESSIAH, AND THE GODLY MEN AND WOMEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WHO FOLLOWED THE MESSIAH YESHUA, AND LIVED BY EVERY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
AND THEY SING THE SONG OF MOSES. REVELATION 15.1-3
THE SONG OF MOSES IS ABOUT GOD, AND EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.
THE WORDS OF THE SONG ARE GOD’S WORDS.
THE SONG OF MOSES TEACHES THE WORLD AND THE HEAVENS TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS. AND THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS HIS DOCTRINE
DEUTERONOMY 31.14-19, 30, DEUTERONOMY 32.1-4, 44-47
AND THE SONG TELLS THAT ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS DISOBEY GOD PROVOKING THE LORD TO ANGER. AND BECAUSE OF THEIR DISOBEIENCE TO THE CREATOR, GOD JUDGES THE WORLD WITH DEATH, AND MANY EVILS, AND TROUBLES. THINK CORONAVIRUS, WARS, DIVISION, HATE, ETC.
THEREFORE REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.
GENESIS 5.24, GENESIS 6.9, GENESIS 17.4, GENESIS 21.12, GENESIS 32.28, DEUTERONOIMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, 1 PETER 2.21-22, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, MICAH 5.2, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9