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Ezekiel 31 – 32

Ezekiel 31

Pharaoh as a type of PRIDE: Egypt will fall and be humbled for pride.

Ezekiel 31:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

The ancient pharaoh and today’s modern Pharaoh Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; are proud of their ancient land and their powerful military.

31:2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?

Egypt is told to consider Assyria and how great this Assyrian empire was, which empire was defeated by Babylon.  The fall of Assyria being presented as an example for Egypt that she will also fall in the days of Nebuchadnezzar 2; and that Egypt will fall again in the last days by an even greater ruler of which Nebuchadnezzar was only a fore type.

31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

The waters being the physical river in ancient Assyria and a type of many peoples.

31:4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.

Assyria map

Assyria was a great nation empire above all others in her time.  At her height Assyria even ruled Egypt.

31:5 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees [other nations] of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.

31:6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. 31:7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.

The trees were symbolic of the families of mankind.  At that time all the mighty and even the small nations of mankind could not match Assyria for its greatness and glory.

31:8 The cedars [the peoples coming forth from creation] in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.

31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees [all of humanity created and springing forth from Eden] of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

31:10 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height [PRIDE], and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; 31:11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen;

Because of the pride of Assyria, he was given into the hand of Babylon in those days.

. . . he [Nebuchadnezzar] shall surely deal with him: I have driven him [Assyria] out for his wickedness.

The ancient Assyrian empire was broken for its PRIDE; and we of the latter day physical and spiritual Israel and the nation of Egypt shall also be broken for our great PRIDE!

31:12 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.

Here the beasts and fowl are used as types of people and nations.

31:13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:

The ancient Assyrian empire was brought down by God through the sword of Babylon, as an object lesson that no nation or people should exalt themselves and be lifted up with pride. 

31:14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water:

The proud who exalt themselves are given over for correction and a mighty fall.  As Assyria the Great fell in ancient times; so shall Egypt and physical and spiritual Israel fall in the latter days, and so shall the latter day Babylon of the New Europe also fall in her turn!

. . . for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.

Jesus Christ warns us that when the great Assyrian empire fell, the nations mourned in astonishment; and all those who exalt themselves in their pride will likewise perish. 

Many will be astonished at the soon coming fall of Egypt, Judah and America.  Spiritual Israel will also fall into great affliction for exalting ourselves and our own ways above the whole Word of God. 

31:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.

31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

31:17 They [the proud] also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.

Ancient Egypt is then told that she will also be destroyed by ancient Babylon; this being an allegory of modern Egypt’s and Israel/Judah’s fall in this latter day to the Babylon of the now rising New Europe. 

To Egypt [and to all the proud] God asks: are you great like Assyria was?  Your pride will be humbled like the pride of Assyria was humbled.

31:18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

 

Ezekiel 32

Pharaoh and Egypt fell to Nebuchadnezzar and shall also fall again to the New Europe and its ruler in these latter days.  All the proud of the nations shall also fall.  The proud of today’s apostate Ekklesia who follow their own ways and false traditions shall also fall, so that they might learn to be zealous for the Most High.

Ezekiel 32:1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

At the time of Nebuchadnezzar, Egypt was a great empire in competition with Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar. 

Today Egypt is much weaker, yet Egypt is a client state of the United States and may soon be entangled in an alliance with America and Judah when a new regional security alliance is completed as part of the coming regional peace deal.

32:2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.

Just as the Eternal brought up Nebuchadnezzar to bring Egypt low; Jesus Christ will bring up the latter day Babylon the Great of the New Europe, to again humble Egypt and her allies; along with today’s spiritual Ekklesia.

32:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net. 32:4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee. 32:5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height. 32:6 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.

Now speaking of the latter days in the prophecy

32:7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. 32:8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD. 32:9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known.

The nations of the earth will be astonished at the fall of the king of the south; Egypt, Judah, the British peoples and America; and their client states like Ethiopia shall also fall into the control of the New Europe of Babylon the Great.

When this New Europe of Babylon the Great rises up and dominates the king of the south; Egypt, Judah, America and the British people: the world will be astonished and astounded and will look up to the New Europe [for a time] in great awe at its power. 

Revelation 13:3  And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

The nations will be very fearful of the New Europe because they have defeated the king of the south and many people will fear and will submit to Babylon the Great of the New Federal Europe. 

Ezekiel 32:10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.

Just as Jesus Christ [not the weak tolerant of sin false Jesus of common thought] brought Nebuchadnezzar against Egypt in ancient days; so Jesus Christ will use the coming New Federal Europe as the sword of his wrath to humble Egypt, Judah, the British peoples, America and their allies in this latter day.

32:11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee.

32:12 By the swords of the mighty [Babylon and her allies as per Psalm 83] will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, [Judah and America in the last days] and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.

32:13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.  32:14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord GOD.

Then when Messiah comes, all people will know that the Eternal is God, and beside HIM there is NO other!

32:15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD.

When Egypt, America and Judah fall, the nations will lament because as bad as we have been, Babylon the Great of the New Europe will be far harsher.

32:16 This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

Christ calls for the humbling of Egypt and her allies.

32:17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

The beautiful powerful Egypt of ancient times did fall and so will the mighty king of the South alliance of Egypt, Judah and the nations of physical Israel [America and the British peoples] fall with spiritual Israel in this latter day.

32:19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised. 32:20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes.

All men weak or strong have the same end, which is the grave. 

In the latter day tribulation war timeline, the king of the south; Egypt, Judah, and physical and spiritual Israel will fall first.  Then a victorious New Europe will take over the client states of these countries and rule them until the third year.  In the third year Babylon the Great of Europe will go forth to attack Asia and the armies of Asia will flood into the Middle East where the leader of Babylon has fled.  Then Jesus Christ will come and destroy all the armies gathered there and put down all opposition to reign as King of kings over all the earth!

When Messiah the Christ comes he will destroy all the proud among the nations, and he will save the humble and repentant before God.

32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell [the grave] with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.

32:22 Asshur [modern Germany, Austria and Hungary] is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:  32:23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword [of Babylon], which caused terror in the land of the living.

All the mighty shall fall and be humbled before God for their great pride.  The armies of the nations shall fall at Jerusalem when Christ comes with his resurrected chosen.  Then Egypt, Judah and the nations of Israel [America, the British, Scandinavia, and the Low Countries] will be delivered and comforted, V 31. 

32:24 There is Elam [the Slavs, Poland] and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit. 32:25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.

32:26 There is Meshech [Moscow], Tubal [Tobolsk capitol of Siberia today], and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.

32:27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living. 32:28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.

32:29 There is Edom [Turkey and Turkmenistan], her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.

32:30 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians [Lebanon], which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit. 

The proud will all be humbled in death and later they will be raised up in the main harvest resurrection and most of them will turn to God in sincere repentance, having learned humility before God the Almighty!

32:31 [In the resurrection]Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord GOD. 32:32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

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