Appendix C: Prophecy of Ezekiel Explained

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016

A Nation (Joe 1-2)

A Coalition (Eze 38-39)

All Nations (Joe 3)

For the day of YHVH is near and it comes as destruction from the Almighty.

Sun and moon shall be darkened, and the stars withdraw their brightness. And YHVH shall give forth His voice before His army, for His camp is very great, for mighty is the doer of His word. For the day of YHVH is great and very awesome, and who does bear it? Blow a ram’s horn in Tsiyon, and sound an alarm in My set-apart mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the day of YHVH is coming, for it is near: a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. And I shall give signs in the heavens and upon the earth: blood and fire and columns of smoke, the sun is turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of YHVH. And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of YHVH shall be delivered. For on Mount Tsiyon and in Yerushalayim there shall be an escape as YHVH has said, and among the survivors whom YHVH calls.

After many days you shall be called up. In the latter years you shall come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. But they were brought out of the gentiles, and all of them shall dwell safely. (Eze_38:8) And it shall be on that day, on the day when Gog comes against the land of Israel, that My wrath shall come up in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken, ‘On that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the heavens, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping creatures that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ And I shall call for a sword against Gog on all My mountains, the sword of each one being against his brother. And I shall judge him with pestilence and blood, and rain down flooding rain and hailstones, fire and sulphur, on him and on his bands and on the many peoples who are with him. Eze_38:18-22, Rev_11:3-13

Put in the sickle, for the harvest has grown ripe. Come, go down, for the winepress is filled, the vats overflow, for their evil is great. Sun and moon shall become dark and stars shall withdraw their brightness. (Joe_3:13-15)

For a nation has come up against My land, strong, and innumerable. Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and it has the fangs of a lioness.

a people [the Northerner] many and strong, the like of whom has never been, nor shall there ever be again after them, to the years of many generations. Ahead of them a fire has consumed, and behind them a flame burns. And from them there is no escape. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and they run like steeds. As the noise of chariots they leap over mountaintops, as the noise of a flaming fire consuming stubble, as a mighty people set in battle array. Before them peoples are in anguish, all faces become flushed. They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of battle, everyone goes on his way, and they do not break ranks. And they do not press one another, everyone goes in his path. They fall among the weapons, but they do not stop. They rush on the city, they run on the wall. They climb into the houses; they enter at the windows like a thief. The earth shall tremble before them, the heavens shall shake.

I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshek, and Tubal. And I shall turn you around, and I shall put hooks into your jaws, and shall lead you out, with all your army, horses and horsemen, clad perfectly, a great assembly with armor and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Kush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet, Gomer and all its bands, the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its bands, many peoples with you. (Eze_38:3-6) And you shall go up, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your bands and many peoples with you.” And it shall be in that day that words arise in your heart, and you shall devise an evil plan: And you shall say, ‘Let me go up against a land of unwalled villages, let me go to those at rest who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,’ to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the gentiles, acquiring livestock and goods, who dwell in the middle of the land. (Eze_38:9-12)

And you shall come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army. And you shall come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the landin the latter days it shall be. And I shall bring you against My land, in order that the gentiles know Me, when I am set apart in you, O Gog, before their eyes.” (Eze_38:15-16)

Then I shall gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. And I shall enter into judgment with them there for My people, whom they have scattered among the gentiles, and they have divided up My land. (Joe 3:2) Proclaim this among the nations, “Prepare for battle! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of battle draw near, let them come up. Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning-hooks into spears; let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ Hasten and come, all you nations, and gather together all around. O YHVH, let Your mighty men come down here. Let the nations be aroused, and come up to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. For there I shall sit to judge all them on every side. (Joe_3:9-12)

It has laid waste My vine and splintered My fig tree. It has made it entirely bare and cast it away, its branches became white. The grain offering and the drink offering have been cut off from the House of YHVH. The priests, servants of YHVH, have mourned. The field is ravaged, the ground has mourned, for the grain is ruined, the new wine has dried up, the oil fails. The farmers are ashamed; the vine dressers wail over the wheat and over the barley, for the harvest of the field is destroyed. The vine has dried up, and the fig tree droops, pomegranate, also palm, and apple tree, all the trees of the field are dried up, because joy has dried up among the sons of men. Is not the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the House of our Elohim? The seed has rotted under their clods, storehouses are laid waste, granaries are broken down, for the grain has withered. How the beasts moan! The herds of cattle are restless, because they have no pasture. The flocks of sheep also perish. I cry to You YHVH, for the water streams are dried up, and fire has consumed the pastures of the wilderness.

Before them the land is like the Garden of Eden, and behind them a desert waste.

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Gird yourselves and lament, you priests. Wail, you attendants of the altar. Come, lie all night in sackcloth, you attendants of my Elohim. For the grain offering and the drink offering are withheld from the House of your Elohim. Set apart a fast. Call an assembly, gather the elders, all the inhabitants of the land, into the House of YHVH your Elohim, and cry out to YHVH.

(Joe_1:6-20)

Yet even now,” declares YHVH, “turn to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.” And tear your heart and not your garments, and turn back to YHVH your Elohim, for He shows favor and is compassionate, patient, and of great kindness, and He shall relent concerning the evil. Who knows – He might turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him, a grain offering and a drink offering for YHVH your Elohim? Blow a ram’s horn in Tsiyon, set apart a fast, call an assembly. Gather the people, set the assembly apart, assemble the elders, gather the children and nursing babes. Let a bridegroom come out from his room, and a bride from her dressing room. Let the priests, servants of YHVH, weep between the porch and the altar. And let them say, “Spare Your people, O YHVH, and do not give Your inheritance to reproach, for the gentiles to rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their Elohim?’ ” And let YHVH be jealous for His land, and spare His people. And let YHVH answer and say to His people, “See, I am sending you the grain and the new wine and the oil, and you shall be satisfied by them. And no longer do I make you a reproach among the gentiles.

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And the Northerner I shall remove far from you, and drive him away into a dry and deserted land, with his face toward the eastern sea and his rear toward the western sea (Moav). And his stench shall come up and his smell rise, for he has done greatly.” Do not fear O soil, be glad and rejoice, for YHVH has done greatly! Do not fear, you beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness shall spring forth, and the tree shall bear its fruit, the fig tree and the vine shall yield their strength. And you children of Tsiyon, be glad and rejoice in YHVH your Elohim, for He shall give you the Teacher of Righteousness, and cause the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. And the threshing-floors shall be filled with grain, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. “Then I shall repay you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, and the consuming locust, and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you. “Then you shall eat – eat and be satisfied – and shall praise the Name of YHVH your Elohim, who has done with you so wondrously. And My people shall never be put to shame. “And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am YHVH your Elohim and there is no one else. And My people shall never be put to shame. “And after this it shall be that I pour out My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men dream dreams, your young men see visions. “And also on the male servants and on the female servants I shall pour out My Spirit in those days. (Joe_2:1-32)

And the house of Israel shall know that I am YHVH their Elohim from that day onward. And the gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into exile for their crookedness, because they have trespassed against Me, so that I hid My face from them, and I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they all fell by the sword. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them. Now I am going to bring back the captives of Ya’akov. And I shall have compassion on all the house of Israel, and shall be jealous for My set-apart Name. ‘And they shall have borne their shame, and all their trespass they committed against Me, when they dwell safely in their own land, with none to make them afraid, when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of the lands of their enemies. And I shall be set apart in them before the eyes of many gentiles. ‘And they shall know that I am YHVH their Elohim, who sent them into exile among the gentiles, and then gathered them back to their own land, and left none of them behind. ‘And no longer do I hide My face from them, for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel.” (Eze_39:22-29)

And YHVH shall roar from Tsiyon, and give forth His voice from Yerushalayim. And the heavens and earth shall shake, but YHVH shall be a refuge for His people, and a stronghold for the children of Israel. Egypt shall become a ruin, and Edom a ruin, a wilderness, because of violence done to the people of Yehudah, whose innocent blood they shed in their land. (Joe_3:16-19) And I shall avenge their blood, which I have not avenged. And YHVH shall be dwelling in Tsiyon! (Joe_3:21)

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Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field, “Assemble yourselves and come, gather from all around to My offering which I am slaughtering for you, a great offering on the mountains of Israel, and you shall eat flesh and drink blood. “Eat the flesh of the mighty, drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams and lambs, of goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan. “And you shall eat fat till you are filled, and drink blood till you are drunk, at My offering which I am slaughtering for you. “And you shall be satisfied at My table with horses and riders, with mighty men and with all the men of battle, And I shall set My esteem among the gentiles. And all gentiles shall see My judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them. (Eze_39:17-21)

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