This is an extremely strong prophecy about what is coming on today’s latter day physical and spiritual Israel for our wickedness.
Ezekiel 6 – 7 reveals what God plans to do to physical and spiritual Israel and Judah in our day. God will bring a sword [violence] to destroy our idols; that means that the corporate church organizations and many apostate leaders will be destroyed because they have exalted themselves above God and his Word to become our idols.
In prophecy the word “mountain” refers to a national government or to the leadership of a group of the Ekklesia, and a “hill” refers to local governments and to lower level leaders [such as elders] of the local assemblies of the Ekklesia
Ezekiel 6:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 6:2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains [governments] of Israel, and prophesy against them, 6:3 And say, Ye mountains [governments] of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains [national governments], and to the hills [lesser governments], to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
Many in today’s physical and spiritual Israel will die and our false idols and false religions and the spiritual organizations that we idolize will be destroyed along with our high places [places of worship and corporate entities].
Some will die in their idolatry and some will repent in the tribulation, and even the sincerely repentant will have to prove their repentance by dying for the faith.
6:4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. 6:5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars.
The cities will be laid waste and the false religions destroyed, including the false teachings of today’s corporate Spiritual Ekklesia.
6:6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
All false religions and false teachings will be destroyed so that BOTH physical and spiritual Israel will KNOW that the Eternal is God above ALL organizations and men.
Yes, those who follow any man blindly in idolatry and who do not prove all things to hold fast and follow every Word of God, will fall into the correction of great tribulation so that they may learn that the Eternal is God and beside HIM there is no other!
Deuteronomy 4:35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him.
Ezekiel 6:7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD [YHVH].
A remnant will survive and they will turn to God after their correction in great tribulation, and they will then KNOW that the Eternal is God indeed. The great tribulation will come upon us to humble us and to teach us not to exalt any man above the Word of God!
6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.
6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with [God will cast out his physical and spiritual people because of all our sins] their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
This terrible correction of afflicting the flesh is for the purpose of humbling and bringing us to sincere repentance, so that the spirit may be saved.
The great tribulation is a very hard spanking for our rebellious wickedness in exalting our idols of men above the Word of God in an effort to save us from eternal spiritual death.
God’s correction WILL SUCCEED, and the truly Called Out in this latter day will surely sincerely repent and be saved!
God’s correction will not be in vain, for in our affliction the Called Out will learn and KNOW that the Eternal is God, and we will turn from our idols of men, false traditions and corporate entities.
6:10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.
Then the called out will smite themselves on their chests in bitter repentance, because all the evil which befalls us because of our many sins.
6:11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. 6:12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them.
When the idols of false religions throughout physical Israel/Judah and today’s Spiritual Ekklesia are destroyed, and the grand buildings of their high places of worship are in heaps; when they suffer with disease and famine and their slain are many; the remnant will turn to the Eternal in sincere repentance!
6:13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
Jesus Christ is going to correct today’s wayward Spiritual Ekklesia along with physical Israel/Judah, because of our many idol’s and rebellions against His Word.
6:14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
The judgment of today’s latter day tribulation
Ezekiel 7:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 7:2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners [the whole land] of the land.
Physical and spiritual Israel/Judah will be judged and corrected for our many abominations. The called out of today’s Spiritual Brotherhood are just as wicked in the spiritual context as physical Israel/Judah is wicked in the physical sense. Physical Israel follows the idols of false religion, and today’s straying Spiritual Ekklesia follow idols of men and false teachings as well!
7:3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations. 7:4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
God is about to bring an end to our evil deeds
7:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come. 7:6 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
The pride of physical and spiritual Israel/Judah has reached to high heaven in its ugliness and perversity and the time of our great correction is at hand!
Almighty God is about to reject physical Israel AND today’s wayward Spiritual Ekklesia (Rev 3:14-22) into the correction of great tribulation, because of our arrogant pride in exalting our own ways above the Word of God.
The time of trouble and great tribulation is at hand! Quickly turn to God, oh spiritual and physical Israel/Judah!
7:7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains. 7:8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
7:9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded. 7:11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their’s: neither shall there be wailing for them.
The hour of trial is nearly upon us and we rejoice in our empty vain physical wealth and our high places of idolatrous edifices of auditoriums, buildings and corporate entities; which we regard as proof of our supposed godliness when we should be seeking the spiritual wealth of a zealous passion to live by every Word of God!
Physical wealth and attendance numbers or media views are no indication of our acceptability to God; the proofs of godliness are not the numbers of followers, but how committed we are to live by every Word of God.
7:12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 7:13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
When the tribulation begins our people will be smitten with fear and weakness.
7:14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 7:15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword [by violence]; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
Judea will be occupied by a terrible foe and America will collapse on itself and will be filled with violence as each race, religion and family seeks the means to survive disease, hunger and economic collapse.
From massive violent riots to friend murdering friend for a piece of bread, violence will fill the land. Then finally people they will mourn over their sins and the correction thereof and begin to sincerely repent.
7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
God will fill everyone with terror so that we will flee in fear even when no one pursues.
Brethren this is not so much about the power of other nations; it is about a strong correction from Almighty GOD!
7:17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water. 7:18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
Our silver and gold and all our precious physical things will not save us from God’s just and righteous correction for today’s physical and spiritual Israel/Judah, because of all our idols and rebellions against the Word of God!
7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels [stomachs]: because it is the [our pride and wealth] stumblingblock of their iniquity.
In the famine today’s Spiritual Ekklesia along with physical Israel will hunger and thirst physically, so that we may learn to hunger and thirst to learn and to live by every Word of God!
We have despoiled and corrupted the land that God has given to us in his bountiful blessing; Therefore he will take his blessings from us.
7:20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them. 7:21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.
God will turn away from physical and spiritual Israel, withdrawing his blessings.
7:22 My face will I turn also from them, [Because we have turned many away from God, polluting the holiness of the flock, God will reject his apostate assemblies.] and they shall pollute my secret place: for [robbers and wicked deceivers [false leaders and elders] have stolen into and defiled the flock into following idols of men away from the Word of God] the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
Both physical and spiritual Israel/Judah are full of bloody crimes; physical Israel/Judah is full of physical crimes and spiritual Israel/Judah is full of spiritual crimes, rejecting any zeal for the Word of God and persecuting those who are zealous to follow the Mighty One of Jacob!
7:23 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
The tribulation will begin in Jerusalem and Judea (Mat 24:15) and God will allow the nations of the New Europe and their allies in Psalm 83 to take possession of the Jewish state!
7:24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
The Jewish Settler Movement extremists will sabotage the peace agreement bringing devastation on the Jewish state.
7:25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
The wicked foolishness in the nations of Israel/Judah and the leaders of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia who follow men and exalt their own ways will be destroyed, and the survivors will sincerely repent to finally seek the Mighty God of Moses!
7:26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
7:27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
The reasons why physical and spiritual Israel/Judah will go into great tribulation
This is a very powerful warning and indictment of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia, who idolize men and have no zeal to live by every Word of God, preferring instead to follow the false traditions of men.
Ezekiel 8:1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me.
A description of Messiah in part of his glory
8:2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber [like the sun] .
The idolatry of physical Israel/Judah is an allegory of the idolatry of the called of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia. Everything that happened to physical Israel/Judah was meant for our instruction, and is an allegory for today’s physical Israel/Judah and for today’s Spiritual Ekklesia who are supposed to have God’s Spirit and are supposed to know better.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
Remember this is about the end time physical and spiritual Israel/Judah, and most particularly about the ones that God is specifically working with; the end time Spiritual Israel of the Ekklesia.
Jesus Christ shows Ezekiel the idolatry of the latter day Spiritual Ekklesia who provoke him to jealousy by their spiritual adultery of following idols of men in place of loyalty to him.
Ezekiel 8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. 8:4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
Christ directs Ezekiel to see his glory in the north, and at the gate of the altar in the temple sits the image of jealousy which is the Babylonian Mysteries Nicolaitane governance system of layers of men between the brethren and God.
This is exactly what is done in today’s Spiritual Assemblies as we claim to worship and obey God while exalting idols of men, corporate entities and the false traditions of men above the Word of God, zealously keeping the false traditions of men, and condemning any zeal to live by every Word of God!
Today men, false traditions and corporate churches are our modern “Image of Jealousy” because they have become the objects of the Ekklesia’s affections in place of God.
Today’s wayward Spiritual Ekklesia has exalted their love for idols of men, corporate organizations and false traditions; above any love or zeal for the Word of God their Father in heaven or their espoused Husband Jesus Christ!
8:5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward [looking towards the north from where Ezekiel was standing in the vision] at the gate of the altar [this is, from gate to the inner courtyard of the priests; which is an allegory of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia] this image of jealousy in the entry.
Brethren, today’s Ekklesia has set up an “Image of Jealousy” with its abominable Nicolaitane governance systems and its exalting of men above the Word of God. This is called the image of jealousy because God the Father and Jesus Christ must compete with it for the affections of the brethren.
This image existing in today’s Spiritual Ekklesia which provokes God the Father and Jesus Christ to jealousy and anger, represents the idols of men, corporate entities and false traditions in today’s Spiritual Ekklesia! It represents the brethren loving idols of men and their false traditions more than they love God their Father and Jesus Christ the Husband of their baptismal espousal!
8:6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
The leaders of Judah committed great abominations during the reign of Zedekiah for which God allowed the Babylonians to destroy the city and the temple soon after this prophecy was given.
Today’s Spiritual Ekklesia commit the very same great abominations in rebellion and idolatry and spiritual adultery against the espoused Husband of our baptismal vows; following and obeying men contrary to the Word of God.
We call the Sabbath and High Days holy, and then we claim we are delivered to pollute them; we make an idol out of the contrary to scripture Rabbinic Calendar and when we learn that we are wrong we try to justify ourselves by claiming that WE are in authority [Not God] and have made the decision, and by lying that anyone questioning us is in rebellion against God!
Then Ezekiel is brought to a wall and told to dig a hole through the wall to view what is concealed by the wall.
Brethren, this is speaking about the courtyard of the priests, which courtyard is an allegory of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia who are supposed to be a part of the spiritual Temple of God and are in training to become spirit priests of God in the resurrection!
8:7 And he brought me to the door of the court [of the temple]; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.
Behind the wall was a door, meaning that the wicked deeds of the leaders and elders are doubly hidden from the brethren [but God sees what they do] who have been deceived into following men as if they were God.
8:8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.
Ezekiel is told to go in and look, and write these things as a warning for the latter day Ekklesia! Brethren this is a prophecy about US in our day!
8:9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.
Ezekiel went in to see the place filled with idols and abominations; just as today’s Spiritual Ekklesia is full of idols of men and the abominations of sin; from spiritual adultery by following others away from the Husband of our baptismal Covenant, to physical divorce and remarriage at will; from Sabbath and High Day pollution to oppressing the brethren to take from them more than is right and exalting a love for organizations to follow idols of men above our love for our espoused spiritual Husband to live by every Word of God.
8:10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts [Just as Zedekiah’s physical temple was full of uncleanness, idols and abominations, today’s Spiritual Ekklesia is full of the same wickedness] and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.
Ezekiel saw seventy senior leaders of Judah who were full of wickedness, and they are a type of the leader and elders of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia who lead the brethren into the sin of idolizing men and living contrary to every Word of God by buying things including food and drink and paying others to serve us on God’s holy Sabbaths!
8:11 And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients [senior leaders] of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.
They say the time is near but in their hearts they think the LORD delays and each one seeks his own ways!
8:12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his [own imagination] imagery? for they say, the LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath [They think that my Lord has been delayed and while he is away I am in charge to do as I please.] forsaken the earth.
There is a greater evil yet, for the women [representative of the called out bride] weep [mourn and long] for the ways of worldliness. For who is Tammuz, but the god of this world? Today’s brethren long for the things of worldliness and have no zeal to learn and to live by every Word of God.
8:13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. 8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
There is a greater abomination yet
8:15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
Twenty-five leaders have knowingly turned from the Eternal, to follow worldliness and worship towards the East and the rising sun, which is analogous to turning their backs on God and rejecting God’s Word!
8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east [the sun god Baal] toward the sun toward the east.
Today the Spiritual Israel of the Ekklesia has turned up their noses at any zeal to keep the Word of God and instead they keep their own imaginations and follow idols of men; therefore they will be cast into great tribulation by a furious Husband, Jesus Christ, who is jealous that his bride love others in spiritual adultery!
8:17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.
Brethren, BOTH physical and spiritual Israel/Judah will surely be corrected in fury if they do not speedily and sincerely repent. Do not believe the lies of apostates who say “follow me and you need not fear;” only faithfulness to live by every Word of God the Father and our espoused Husband will ensure God’s blessings.
Our spiritual adulteries in following idols of men, will surely incur God’s jealous and righteous wrath!
8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
The wrath of the God Being who later gave up his God-hood to be made flesh as Jesus Christ against his adulterous wife physical Israel was strong: How much greater is his wrath against today’s Spiritual Ekklesia the espoused bride of the New Covenant who has these examples of instruction and has been given God’s Spirit to understand, and yet has also fallen into spiritual adultery against him by following idols of men?
Ezekiel 9:1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them [the angels] that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
Six angels gather to the slaughter; using the nations to correct physical and spiritual Israel.
9:2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.
Then Jesus Christ rose up and instructed the angel clothed in linen to go through the people and set a mark on the ones who love him and zealously keep his Word; who weep and despise the evils in his Ekklesia.
9:3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem [a type of spiritual Israel], and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
Today this marking out and separating of the zealous for God from the profane, is in the process of taking place.
God is watching us, and all those who loath wickedness and are zealous for the Eternal and the whole Word of God to learn it and to keep it, are being identified so that they may be spared from the great tribulation of correction: While the majority of today’s corporate Ekklesia who scorn any zeal to live by every Word of God [albeit paying lip service to doing so] and follow their idols of men, will be destroyed, beginning with the leaders, elders and corporate entities which have led the brethren astray!
9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
9:7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
9:8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem? 9:9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. 9:10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
9:11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.
The zealously faithful are being measured out and will be cared for, while all those who scorn any zeal to live by every Word of God will be sternly corrected.
The spiritual temple and altar of the Eternal, represented by the inner courtyard of the priests are those who are the true faithful Temple of God’s Spirit. They are full of zeal for God and every Word of God; they passionately love God the Father and their espoused Husband and would never follow any other.
Revelation 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
Those who are zealous to follow idols of men and cling to false traditions contrary to the Word of God, with no zeal to learn and keep the Word of God; have quenched the Spirit of God and are no longer the Temple of God’s Spirit and are represented by the outer courtyard of the temple. Not being a faithful part of the true spiritual temple, they will be strongly corrected in the tribulation for 1,260 days [42 months].
11:2 But the court which is without the temple [the outer courtyard of the temple] leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city [representing today’s wayward physical Israel/Judah and today’s apostate Spiritual Ekklesia] shall they tread under foot forty and two months.