Shocking interpretation… God’s truth revealed.
I just wish to tell you a wonderful thing which God revealed to me last night as I was reading in Ezekiel 16. I have read it many times and never saw any of this. The night before that I was reading the last few chapters of this mysterious book and God opened up lots of it to me. If you have ever studied these chapters, you can see how very difficult it is to get any sense of it. I have studied this hundreds of times, with no understanding.
But then God began opening much of it up to me. I see this so much in my studies… nothing in Scripture is as it seems to our natural minds. Also most of it is about Jesus Christ and his life, death and resurrection, plus the Day of Pentecost and that early church.
There are several other chapters in this mysterious book that I need to write on, but have not gotten to it. But if you have never studied this book and tried to get sense of it, you will not be as shocked and delighted as I am at the revelation of it.
It would be pretty hard to imagine that these mysterious words are about Jesus Christ. Since most people mistake most OT Scripture to be about natural Israel, they are totally blinded to its real truth. It is not about those people. Sure they are in here, but only as an example for us NOT TO FOLLOW 1 Cor. 10.
The fall of the OT and the fall again of the church is hidden in most scriptures, and is missed by almost everyone. But it is of utmost importance, and is all through Scripture.
Ezekiel 16King James Version (KJV)
16 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
…cause Jerusalem to know her abominations. Quite a statement. The very people that almost everyone thinks is the ‘apple of God’s eye’ is full of abominations. So is the ‘church’. They are together in scripture, prophesy and fulfillment.
Everyone seems to think that the Israelites are a special kind of people and are somehow different from all others. But watch this and you can plainly see that this is certainly NOT TRUE.
Verse 3.. (speaking to Jerusalem)… you are born of Canaan. Your father was a Canaanite, an Amorite and your mother was an Hittite. So see, they are simply Canaanites. Verse 4, in the day they were ‘born’, no one saw to them: navel not cut, (still tied to their sinful mama). They were not WASHED IN WATER. This clearly is referring to NT WATER BAPTISM IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, for the REMISSION of sins, to clean the soul. It is showing that the OT Israelites were NOT BORN OF GOD. They were merely natural, sinful people. God only used these people to show the world what happens to those who do not obey the truth of God.
The ONLY washing and cleansing taught in Scripture is Acts 2:38 and the other verses which prove this is the only acceptable way to have our sins WASHED AWAY. The OT Israelites, Jews, did not have this salvation.
I will not be taking every verse in this chapter, for it is long. But I do wish to show enough here so that anyone can see how to interpret this and other scripture. The carnal mind will never, never see the truth.
5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
7 I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
No one had spiritual compassion on that OT group of rebells and law prisoners to lead them to true salvation, for they were under the condemnation and bondage of LAW.
The FIELD is the world. So this nation was out in the world, and hated by the world in the day that they were ‘born’ or became a nation.
God is saying to her, when I passed by you, I saw you POLLUTED in your own blood. See, they had no salvation, or cleansing from the blood of Jesus. They were also polluted with the blood of animals, thinking this could get them salvation. Truly God says that he was never pleased with the sacrifice of animals. So, this nation had another but filthy pollution. Even so, God cause them to grow and become great. Then He caused them to have excellent ornaments; (this is reaching out to after the day of Pentecost. Their ornaments, or beautification was the GIFTS OF THE HOLY GHOST.
Their BREASTS are fashioned. This is referring to the NT Church, which they became after Pentecost. See, now those who left that old ‘pot’ of animal flesh/blood, and came into the true Church of Jesus Christ, through his blood and redemption, now could FEED HER CHILDREN THE MILK OF THE WORD.
If you think of this as natural/carnal, you will never see any of its truth.
The hair being grown shows they now have the RIGHT COVERING, or the spirit of Grace/Jesus. Now they are not NAKED, or without the Spirit of God.
8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest mine.
9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.
Verse 8 is speaking of the time Jesus came to this nation. He covered their nakedness, or gave them the Holy Ghost or spirit of God for a covering. It was time for them to CONCEIVE. This means time for them to be filled with the seed or Spirit/Word, of God, to bring forth children to God.
He entered into a covenant with them, is the NT Grace covenant that He now gave to those who left the OT law system and came into GRACE.
He washed them with water, is speaking of Acts 2, baptism in the name of Jesus Christ to wash away their sins. Many will say this does not wash away sins, but Scripture says it does.
Acts 22: 14~~ And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
This is Paul speaking; so you think you know more than this chosen man? .. BE BAPTIZED AND WASH AWAY THEY SINS…. this is good enough for me. I will stay with the word of God.
In doing this, God washed their polluted blood away from them and ANOINTED THEM WITH OIL.
This OIL, is the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
So this is clearly taking those OT naked souls, into NT salvation.
back to Eze: 16:
10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.
11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
V 10… speaks of the NT salvation; clothing them with humility; then linen, is righteousness.
V11… These ornaments and bracelets and the gifts of the Holy Ghost, by which they could minister the same powers and healing as Jesus had done.
V12.. speaks of his name written in their foreheads; earrings speaks of his opening their ‘ears’ so they could hear what the Spirit is saying… the beautiful crown is the knowledge of truth, or Scripture.
V13… Decked with gold and silver shows the NT works of Grace that will stand in the judgment and not be burned up. This then became the beautiful kingdom of Christ on this earth. Such glory!
14— And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God.
The renown of this powerful NT Church reached to the heathen and brought them into salvation. They were perfect because Jesus had put his glory on them.
15— But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
Opps, here comes the second fall of Babylon = the falling away of the church. Just like their predecessors of the OT, and old Adam, they began to trust in their OWN BEAUTY. They began to be proudfull in their own works and began losing the power of God.
This was the beginning of the Roman harlot church, as they took over the NT Church which the apostles had. Now they begin to take up holidays, and all such foolishness of the heathen idol worshipers all around them. Thus the fell into spiritual fornication as the OT nation had done.
16—And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
18 And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.
19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord God.
V16..here we see the ‘church’ taking their holy garments, of righteousness and throwing it away for the holidays, with their colorful festivities, and fancy buildings. They then took the fair jewels of gold and silver, which is their gifts of the Holy Ghost, (the power to cast out devils, heal the sick, discern spirits etc. ) which God gave them and they made images of MEN in place of these gifts. They had set up popes, priests, pastors and all such which then took the place of God in their minds and lives.
This was whoredom against God. They are now into worshiping man. this prophet, this man, that man, I am of this one are that one…leaving truth of Jesus out of the matter…. spiritual adultery.
These deceived churches cast away all the glorious spiritual food or truth that God has sent them, and now set up man-made denominations which denied all the truth of God.
20— Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,
21 —That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?
You will say you do not do the above, but when you bring your children up under all the devil-worship holidays, you are slaying them spiritually and sacrificing them to devils to cause them to end up in hell fire. That is where this polluted church has ended up.
22— And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.
23— And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord God;)
24—That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.
25 —Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
V22, God shows them they are not remembering the days of OT times, when they were naked and bare and polluted in their own blood. But they are into more and more abominations, in that they now build fancy church-buildings on every street and worship this their riches. The beauty of true spirituality that God gave them at Pentecost has now become hated and they commit spiritual adultery more and more.
26 —Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
27— Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.
28— Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
29— Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied therewith.
30 —How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord God, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;
The above verses show the church jumping from denomination to denomination, from doctrine to doctrine and from holiday to holiday, committing spiritual adultery against God. He has now taken away from them the knowledge of his truth which they had on the day of Pentecost, and they are now so far into darkness, that they deny every bit of this glory and accuse God of not being able to do these things anymore. It is the work of a whorish woman…..woman = church or nation. Both, old Israel and church are now proven to be adulterers against God.
31 —In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
32— But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
33— They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
34 —And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.
This filthy church took others to worship, instead of her God. She set up popes, priests, and preachers whom they had to PAY to preach to them. Thus she fulfilled the above prophesy, in that she now PAYS someone to teach her. Jesus had said he freely gave his word to the ministers, and they are to FREELY give it to others. But now they are into hiring lovers, instead of doing it the way God said to do it. Watch what comes from all of this whoredom.
35 —Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the Lord:
36 —Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
37 —Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
38— And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.
39 —And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
40— They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.
When you only interpret this chapter as the old nation of Israel, or Jerusalem, you will not see its truth. Then you will blind yourself to what you need to glean from this, to wake you up spiritually, in hopes that you can recover yourself from this snare of the devil. Until you can take this to the real interpretation, that it is speaking about the CHURCH SYSTEM, you will not get what you need from this book.
The polluted church has destroyed her children through her idol holidays, heathen worship, so now God brings all those other religions against this church. They now see her nakedness and her lewdness and hate her. It fulfills Revelation that the ten horns will hate this whore and destroy her. Blood now breaks out in all her streets as these who hate the whore go about killing and destroying. They will now throw down her fancy building, these hired lovers, (paid preachers), now strip her of her clothes (the covering Jesus had cast over them)… her fair jewels, (the gifts of the Holy Ghost), these madmen convince this church that there is no such thing, so they strip her of the power God gave her. Thus she becomes naked and bare, as at the first.
Then they brought up another company against this church, to stone her with stones; this is that adventist church, bringing this grace church all the way back under LAW.
The rest of this chapter describes how this wicked church goes all the way back to being even worse than the OT law nation was. They are worse for they had been given grace, the cleansing blood of Jesus, the power of the Holy Ghost and the gifts of the Spirit to do the very works that Jesus had done. And in spite of all this, this church went all the way back to hiring leaders, denying the gifts of the Spirit, the healing power of God, and the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus.
They now claim to be sinners who can never be clean as was the OT people under the blood of bulls and goats.
So God bring her enemies against her and exposees her nakedness to the world.
After he has punished this last and naked church for her many sins, God will again bring up a church, full of the power of God and will set judgments in this earth. They will then possess the everlasting covenant.
This is a powerful chapter, but unless you can see both the OT law group and the NT church in it, you will not see its truth.
By: Jo Smith…….. Nov 4, 2015