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Tuesday, November 17 2015
Ezekiel 24: The Way That Satan Does Things
"For thy Maker is thine Husband; the LORD of hosts is His Name"
The LORD (see The Identity Of The LORD God and The LORD God Our Saviour) was the Creator of natural, genuine marriage between a man and a woman. Satan then became the mis-creator of the follies and abominations that some very confused humans (see The Cure For Confusion) have declared is "marriage." The LORD Creates reality from nothing, while Satan's delusional influence mis-creates by perverting reality into nothing (see also Satan's Sandals and Why Does Satan Love Liars?).
"2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:24 KJV)
The concept of true marriage extends to the reason that God is called the Father and the true Christian Church is called a woman from which the children of God will be born (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?). The Kingdoms of Israel were created as living prophecies of the Eternal place where the children of God will be born and live forever (see What Gospel Did Jesus Preach?). Satanic delusions and abominations of any sort do not portray that - and in due time will prevent the entry of those who refuse to repent of those self-worshipping mockeries of the LORD.
"54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God." (Isaiah 54:5-6 KJV)
The Kingdoms of Israel became an adulterous wife to the LORD, to the point that they became harlots in the LORD's Sight (see What Did Israel Do In The Harlot's Tent?). In a stark condemnation, "She hath wearied herself with lies ... thy filthiness is lewdness."
"24:1 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 24:2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this same day. 24:3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
The alienation between the LORD and the betrothed people of the object-lesson prophecy who chose to forsake Him became so irreparable that it was as though "she" had died and made the LORD a widower - another object-lesson prophecy that was given to the prophet Ezekiel to demonstrate when his own wife died.
"24:15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Fact Finder: How has Satan turned Christianity into a delusion for many people?
This Day In History, November 17
375: Valentinian, Emperor of the western Roman empire, died of apoplexy (a stroke) in Pannonia (a Roman province in central Europe) after being enraged by the insolence of "barbarian" envoys who were defeating Rome's legions in the forests of Germany and refusing to bow before the defeated "divine" Caesar. Germany later succeeded Rome as the "Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
474: Roan Emperor Leo II died after a reign of 10 months. He was succeeded by his father Zeno, who becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
1278: 680 Jews were arrested (293 were hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins.
1292: John Balliol became King of Scotland.
1539: Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto arrived at the location of what is today Mobile, Alabama.
1558: The Elizabethan era began, with the coronation Queen Elizabeth I of England. She restored the Church of England, which had been established by King Henry VIII in 1534, after her half-sister Queen Mary (Mary Tudor) had turned England back under the control of the Church of Rome.
1636: Henrique Diaz, Brazilian general, won a decisive battle against Dutch colonial forces in Brazil.
1796: Napoleon defeated an Italian army near the Alpone River in Italy.
1855: Scottish explorer David Livingston discovered (for Europeans) Victoria Falls in Africa.
1869: The modern Suez Canal opened after 10 years of construction.
1903: The Russian Socialist movement divided into two factions, the Bolsheviks who supported Vladimir Lenin, and the Mensheviks who followed Georgi Plekhanov. By the 1980s the socialist economic system had proven itself to be a dismal failure.
1913: The first ship crossed through the Panama Canal.
1917: During the First World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), British Field Marshal Edmund Allenby's troops entered the Jerusalem hills prior to the taking of the city (listen to our Sermon The Balfour Declaration). That same day, German General von Falkenhayn left Jerusalem for Nablus, the Biblical Shechem, 40 miles to the north, while falsely assuring the Ottomans (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) that reinforcements would be sent.
1918: Influenza deaths in the U.S. were reported as higher than the number of U.S. troops killed in battle during the First World War (although the U.S. entered the First World War during only the last 18 months of the 4 year war that devastated Europe from 1914 to 1918; listen to our Sermon The European World Wars).
1919: King George V of the United Kingdom proclaimed Armistice Day. It was later observed as Remembrance Day, while a U.S. observance of Armistice Day became known as Veteran's Day.
1941: Less than a month before Japan's attack on the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Japanese Prime Minister General Tojo outlined a three-point plan he said was aimed at peace in East Asia.
1954: General Gamal Abdel Nasser became Egyptian head of state following the fall of President Mohamed Naguib.
1966: The Great Leonid meteor storm was observed in western North America, estimated at 144,000 meteors per hour / 40 per second - the most intense meteor shower ever observed. The meteor storm lasted less than 1 hour and was caused when the earth passed through a dense patch of the Leonid meteor stream. Leonids enter the atmosphere at 162,000 m.p.h., the fastest of any shower meteors, and burn up at an altitude between 80 and 55 miles.
1967: The U.S. unmanned Surveyor 6 spacecraft became the first man-made vehicle to land and take off from the Moon (the Russians were the first to land an unmanned vehicle on the moon).
1970: The Russian Luna 17 spacecraft landed an 8-wheeled lunar vehicle on the moon.
1973: During the Watergate break in investigation, Richard Nixon made his famous denial to the Associated Press, "People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook." Nixon resigned the next year when he could no longer deny and impede his impeachment and criminal prosecution.
1997: Muslim terrorists disguised as police opened fire on tourists in Egypt, killing over 70 British, Swiss, German and Japanese people.