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Ezekiel 38-39 - Part 7 (chapter 39 verses 18-22)
By Brother Mike (3-23-15; 40 minutes)     


INTRODUCTION
   

In our last study on Ezekiel, we discovered that the elect ever since May 21, 2011 are commanded to surround all the churches on every side with the message that Judgment has come upon them. All those who have remained in the churches have been spiritually killed, and eternal salvation is no longer possible for any of them; nor is it any longer possible for anyone in the world because ever since May 21, 2011, Yahweh will no longer save anyone. Yes, it is Judgment Day! All those who are still in the churches are destined for eternal death that they will either suffer before the Last Day when they die during the normal course of their lives, or they will suffer it on the Last Day when they will all go up in flame to be annihilated forevermore. This is the message that the elect are to proclaim to the churches. And, as the elect do this, we learned that they are spiritually devouring those in the churches, and they are, in a figure of speaking, eating their flesh, and drinking their blood. Of course, they are not literally eating and drinking their blood, but they are devouring them with their message of judgment, and, in verse 17 of our last study, this was represented in a figure of speech by their eating their flesh, and drinking their blood. 

Now, in this study, we continue the theme of the elect eating, and drinking the blood of all those in the churches by their devouring of them with the judgment message, which says that those in the churches are all spiritually dead, and soon to be physically dead with no possibility of eternal life, and, next, in verse 18, the elect are said to eat the flesh of the mighty in the churches, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth in the churches. Let's begin by first carefully reading the verses that we will be addressing today, and then we will look at each verse independently.

18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan .
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have
sacrificed for you

20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD .
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them .  
22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward .


Verse 18:
 

18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan .    

But, let's now return to the first part of this verse, which reads, Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth. Here the mighty refers to the strong and brave ones in the churches while the princes of the earth refer to the chiefs, captains, or rulers in the churches. So, our verse is saying that the elect shall eat the flesh of the [strong and brave ones], and drink the blood of the [chiefs, captains, or rulers] in the churches. Now, why would Yahweh focus in on the elect eating the flesh of the strong and brave ones (the mighty) in the churches as well as the elect drinking the blood of the chiefs or rulers (the princes) in the churches? Well, this is because these two groups of people in the churches are their strongest and most powerful people, but the elect are eating their flesh, and drinking their blood. This means that the elect are devouring the strongest and most powerful people that the churches can muster with their message of judgment, and, if the elect are devouring the strongest and most powerful that the churches have, then you can be sure that they are also devouring everyone else in the churches as well. So, by saying that the elect are devouring the mighty, and drinking the blood of the princes of the land, Yahweh is emphasizing the utter spiritual destruction of everyone in the churches. Yes, the message of judgment beginning on May 21, 2011, which says, all the people in the churches are spiritually dead, and soon to be physically dead with no hope of eternal salvation has spiritually devoured all the churches, and every single person in them, from the strongest to the weakest, and from the most to the least powerful. Indeed, the churches have been spiritually destroyed, and it is only a matter of days before they will all be burned up in the fire of Yahweh's wrath on the Last Day into the utter darkness of nonexistence. 

Now, we read that the elect do not only eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth in the churches, which means, like we said, that the elect's message of Judgment Day is spiritually devouring all the people in all the churches, but they also drink the blood of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. Now, what does it mean that the elect drink the blood of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan? Well, if the drinking of the blood of princes or rulers in the churches is symbolic of the elect spiritually devouring them with the message of judgment, which it is, then the drinking of the blood of rams, of lambs, and of goats, and of bullocks must also be symbolic of the elect spiritually devouring whatever it is that these animals represent with the message of judgment. But, just what is it that these four animals - the ram, lamb, goat, and bullock - represent? Well, rams, lambs, goats, and bullocks are what were normally sacrificed for the sins of the people in the Old Testament, and these sacrifices all pointed to the one sacrifice of Christ for the sins of the elect. Therefore, these four animals all represent Christ Himself, and in that there are four of them used to represent Christ, we are being told that the elect are drinking the blood of Christ worldwide (see Meaning to Bible Number 4); that is, the elect are devouring the blood of Christ throughout the entire world by their message of Judgment Day. And, if they are devouring the blood of Christ everywhere in the world, then there is no place in the world wherein the blood of Christ is not being devoured, which means the blood of Christ is nowhere available for the salvation of anyone, but the elect. Indeed, salvation has vanished from off the face of the earth ever since May 21, 2011. 

To look at it from another angle, all who will ever be saved were saved by May 21, 2011, and they as a whole have, thus, in a sense, fully devoured the sacrifice of Christ that was only sufficient for their salvations (Remember, It was a limited atonement for the elect only). There is no more sacrifice of Christ left for all the rest because all of the elect have become saved, and the elect are now continuously devouring all that there is of the blood of the sacrifice of Christ, so there is no blood for salvation left for anyone in the church, or the world. Indeed, the blood of the sacrifice of Christ as represented by the blood of rams, lambs, goats, and bullocks is fully and spiritually being devoured by the elect ever since Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 when all the elect had become saved; thus having completely devoured all that there is in the sacrifice of Christ. And, the elect are now continuously devouring all that there is in the blood of the sacrifice of Christ so that there is none left for anyone else. All who are in the world, which now includes all those in the churches as well, are destined for eternal death in the darkness of annihilation. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

But, next, why are all the rams, lambs, goats, and bullocks that here in our verse represent Christ said to be fatlings of Bashan? To begin, Bashan was a fertile piece of land east of the Jordan that was given to the half tribe of Manessah. We read in Deuteronomy 3, 

De 3:13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants

Now, we are told that Bashan was called the land of giants because its ruler was Og who was one of the last so-called giants left in the land. Deuteronomy 3:11 says, 

De 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man

In Psalm 136:17-24, we read, 

Psalm 136:17 To him [Yahweh] which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever :
18
And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever :
20
And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever :
22
Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever :
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever
 

And, in Psalm 68, we read, 

Ps 68:15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan

Now, from all this, we can gather that Bashan was the land given to the half tribe of Manessah for an heritage after Manessah had been redeemed from Egypt. It is an earthly picture or type of the land that the elect who have been redeemed out of this world (Egypt) will inherit in heaven. Therefore, Bashan is identified with heaven and Yahweh Himself. This means that when Yahweh says that the elect will drink the blood of rams, lambs, goats, and bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan, He is simply saying that the elect will drink the blood of all these animals, which are fatlings identified with Yahweh and from heaven, which makes perfect sense since these four animals all typify Christ who we do know is the sacrifice from Yahweh, and from heaven. Yes, during Judgment Day, the elect are drinking the blood of Christ, which is figurative language to emphasize that the elect are completely devouring the sacrifice of Christ so that there is no sacrifice left for those in the churches, or those in world. It is the Day of Judgment, and salvation - Christ - is not available to save anyone, but only the elect who were all saved by May 21, 2011, who are all now being sustained by the sacrifice of Christ, yes, but there is no more sacrifice for anyone else. There is just enough for the elect, and that is all there is, for the atonement was a limited atonement for the elect only. Indeed, as the elect declare that there is no more salvation, it is as if they are drinking the blood of Christ; that is, they are devouring the sacrifice, which means there is no more sacrifice for those in the churches, or in the whole world; hence the sacrifice is symbolized by four animals, which means that the elect are devouring the sacrifice worldwide (see Meaning to Bible Number 4 ), and, thus, there is no more salvation in the entire world. But, there is salvation for the elect because they only are able to devour the sacrifice of Christ; they only are able to drink His blood, and eat His flesh during Judgment Day, for the sacrifice of Christ was only sufficient for them. 


Verse 19: 

19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you .

Here we are first told that ye [the elect] shall eat fat till ye [the elect] be full, and drink blood till ye [the elect] be drunken. This is quite interesting because we, the elect, are being told to eat the fat and drink the blood of the sacrifice, which is something that Yahweh's people of old were forbidden to do. We read as an example in Leviticus 3,

12 And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD .
13
And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about
14 And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards ,
15
And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away
16 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S .
17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood .

And, again, we read in Leviticus 7, 

24 And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it .
25
For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people
26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings .  

So, Yahweh's people were not permitted to eat the fat or drink the blood of any sacrifice. But, here, in our verse, Yahweh's people are to eat the fat and drink the blood of the sacrifice. In fact, they are to eat it to the full, and drink it till they are drunk. Obviously, something has greatly changed in the administration of things. Instead of Yahweh being the only one who can eat the fat, and drink the blood of the sacrifice, we find that now, in Judgment Day, the elect are doing this as well. And, since this picture of the elect eating the fat, and drinking the blood is representative of the elect completely devouring all those in the churches by the message of judgment ever since May 21, 2011, all this symbolism is teaching the utter spiritual destruction of all those in the churches by the judgment of Yahweh of which the elect are participating in by carrying the message to the world. Just as the elect participate in eating the fat, and drinking the blood, so the elect are participating in the judgment of the churches and the world. Remember what we read in 1Corinthians 6: 

1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints [the elect] shall judge the world

Well, this judging by the elect is now taking place ever since May 21, 2011. As the elect proclaim Judgment Day, namely that salvation has been removed from off the face of the earth, and those who are remaining in the churches are unsaved with no hope for salvation, and, thus, soon to eternally die sometime before the Last Day when they die during the normal course of their lives, or on the Last Day in the fire of Yahweh's wrath, the elect are judging all those in the churches. But this is not a judgment that is unsanctioned. It originates with Yahweh, and the elect are simply messengers of this judgment in that they carry the message to the world. But, in carrying the message to the world, the elect are judging the world right along with Yahweh. And, this is just as the elect are pictured in our verse as eating the fat, and drinking the blood, which is something that only Yahweh can normally do. The elect are now participating with Yahweh in the eating of the sacrifice even as they are participating in the judging of the world. The point being that as the elect obey the Lord to assemble themselves around the churches with the judgment message, then they are judging the churches right along with Yahweh, and 1Corinthians 6:2 - Do you not know that the saints [the elect] will judge the world - is being fulfilled right before our eyes. 

Now why does our verse not only say that the elect will eat fat, and drink blood of the sacrifice during Judgment Day, but it further says that they will eat it till they be full, and drink it till they be drunk? Well, this not only emphasizes that the sacrifice (those in the churches) is being thoroughly devoured by the judgment message of the elect, but, also, the elect are being completely filled up, or satisfied with the sacrifice that Yahweh has sacrificed for them. To put it another way, the elect continue to bring the judgment message unto all the churches until they are completely satisfied that justice has been wrought. This, of course, will not take place until the Last Day of Judgment Day when all those in the churches, and all the unsaved in the world will be completely burned up in the fire of Yahweh's wrath to never exist again. At this time will the elect to have eaten all the fat of the church people to the full, and, then, the elect will have drank all the blood of the church people to the point of drunkenness because this will be when the judgment message of the elect has reached its completion, and the sacrifice of all those in the churches will be completely devoured by the judgment message of the elect as all those in the churches experience the burning fire of Yahweh's wrath, which ends in the outer darkness of nonexistence forevermore. Yes, the elect are eating fat till they be full, and they are drinking blood till they be drunk. But, they will have no hangover from this drunkenness, for they will be changed, in the twinkle of an eye, to inhabit their new bodies, and to live in the new heaven and earth for all eternity. Come Lord Jesus. Amen!  


Verse 20: 

20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD

Here, in this verse, we are told that ye [the elect] shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots. This obviously doesn't mean that the elect will be filled by literally eating horses and chariots, but it means that they will be filled in the sense of their having completely devoured the enemy's horses and chariots. And, since horses and chariots are commonly known to be symbolic of strength in battle, we are being told here that the battle strength of Satan and all those in the churches has been devoured, or conquered, to the complete satisfaction of the elect. With salvation having been removed from those in the churches, and knowing that they are all unsaved who have remained in the churches and will not come out, the elect are filled with satisfaction that they have won the battle because all those in the churches are now guaranteed to die either in the normal course of their lives before the Last Day, or on the Last Day when they will all be annihilated in the fire of Yahweh's wrath. Either way, the enemies of Yahweh are certain to die into nonexistence, and this means that the elect are filled at Yahweh's table with horses and chariots because any strength of those in the churches is no more, which satisfies the elect. 

But, the elect are also filled, or satisfied, at Yahweh's table with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord [YAHWEH]. This means that the elect are filled, or satisfied in that their message of judgment ever since May 21, 2011 has devoured the mighty men, and all the men of war that are in the churches. Indeed, not only has this judgment message of the elect devoured the strength of those in the churches (their chariots and horses) as we have already mentioned, but it has also devoured the mighty men who are all the strong and brave in all the churches as well as having devoured all men of war who are all those who came up against the churches with Satan from May 21, 1988 to May 21, 2011, which would include everyone now in the churches. All these now in the churches have all come under the judgment of Yahweh as he has bundled them all unsaved together in all the churches for the fire, and He has removed salvation from their midst. They are all now simply waiting until when on the Last Day they will all be burned up even though they all thought they were being saved, and were waiting for the rapture. Instead, they will all be annihilated by the fire of Yahweh's wrath, while the elect, who are not now found in any church, will be raptured in glory. Come Lord Jesus. Amen! 


Verse 21: 

21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them

Here, we first read, And I will set my glory among the heathen. The word heathen can also be translated as nations, and, so, what our verse says is that Yahweh will set His glory among the nations that are unsaved. Now, His glory gives reference to the Word of God that He has set among the unsaved nations through His elect. In other words, because the elect are scattered throughout all the unsaved nations, and they carry the glory of Yahweh, namely the Word of Yahweh, Yahweh, in this, has set His glory among the unsaved nations. Yes, by having set the elect who carry the Word of Yahweh (His glory) in all the different nations during Judgment Day, Yahweh has set [His] glory among the nations.  

Next, we read, and all the heathen [unsaved nations] shall see my judgment that I have executed. What this means is two fold: first, it means that as the elect who carry the Word of Yahweh in the various unsaved nations proclaim Judgment Day to the various unsaved nations of people in the churches, these unsaved nations are seeing Yahweh's judgment come through the elect, and they are seeing [Yahweh's] hand [His will] that Yahweh [has] laid upon them. Second, on the Last Day, all the nations (unsaved people) will literally see the elect being raptured, and the nations (the unsaved people) being left behind to be burned up in the fire. So, in a real sense, all the nations will see [Yahweh's] judgment that [He] has executed, and [His] hand [His will] that [He] has laid upon them. This will be an especially terrible time for all those in the churches. They have all along believed that they are saved, but when the Last Day comes, it will fully be revealed that they are not. This will bring to them excruciating pain as they see the elect who are no longer in any church be raptured, while they who are still in the churches are all left behind to be burned up in the intense fire of Yahweh's wrath. Obviously, in this case, all the peoples, or nations, that are in the churches will see Yahweh's judgment, and they will see Yahweh's hand (His will) that has been laid upon them. 


Verse 22: 

22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward

This verse is simply stating that as a result of the nations seeing the judgment of Yahweh, and His will that has been laid upon them, the house of Israel, which we know to refer to the elect, shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward. Actually, our verse would better be translated, 

22 So the house of Israel [the elect] shall know that I am the LORD [Yahweh] their God from that day and forward .  

So, from Judgment Day and forward into eternity, the elect will know that Yahweh is their God because they will see the completion of all the judgments of Yahweh on the Last Day, which will cause the elect to see who their God is most clearly. 


CONCLUSION 

What we have found, then, in our verses 18-22 of Ezekiel 39 is that Yahweh�s judgment is upon all the churches ever since May 21, 2011. This judgment is brought forth by the elect as they proclaim that all those who have remained in the churches and who have not departed out have been spiritually killed on May 21, 2011, and they have no hope for eternal salvation because Yahweh has removed salvation from off the face of the earth. This means that all those in the churches are guaranteed to eternally die either some day before the Last Day in the normal course of their lives, or, if they still remain, they will all die on the Last Day in the fire of Yahweh�s anger. Whatever be the case, all those in the churches are soon to die into the deep darkness of nonexistence. This is the message of judgment against the churches that the elect are to proclaim as they assemble and gather to surround the churches. As the elect do this, they are participating in the judging of the church and the world in fulfillment of 1Corinthians 6: Do ye not know that the saints [the elect] shall judge the world. Furthermore, as the elect proclaim this judgment message to the churches, they are, in a figure of speech, eating their flesh, and drinking their blood. They are not, of course, literally eating and drinking their blood, but this is just a word picture that reveals the terrible spiritual devouring of all those in the churches that is taking place in this Day of Judgment. It is all invisible to them, yes, but, nevertheless, it is very real. It is because of what happened spiritually on May 21, 2011, that all those in the churches are left with absolutely no hope. They are now all already spiritually dead, and they will, very soon, all be physically dead, to live no more, but to disappear into the realm of nonexistence forever. Once all this is completed on the Last Day and the elect see this all happen, the elect will know, for all eternity, that Yahweh is their God. Come Lord Jesus. Amen! 

 

Now may the LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

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