Jerusalem that became the Harlot
Ezikiel 16:7 -
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.
Chapter 16 of Ezekiel from which we received today's message talks about the Church of God and the changes that happened to it. The Lord starts with calling it Jerusalem [the real Jerusalem but as a child] and ends up calling it the whore or the false Jerusalem. What we read in Revelation chapter 17-19 is from these scriptures.
When we say Church of God people think about the Church connected with the Apostles. Actually the Church was first started with Abraham when he gathered a congregation in the Name of the Lord by circumcising them. It was this Church which was started with a good note but later became a religion. Among the main people before Jesus were Abraham, Moses and David. When Abraham died his gave existed and the same with David, but when Moses died God hid his body for God knew what they would have done with his bones in the latter days if his grave was with man. It was this reason that even the name of the people was changed to Jews for the religion Judaism they followed. They were and are full of traditions, therefore under bondages of the law of traditions which they assumed from the Word given through Moses since they lack the Spirit of God. Jesus was the first to draw light to the real meaning to the Word given through Moses.
Through this chapter the Lord takes us through all the fornications and whoredom which this Church does through the ages. If one goes through the understanding of the jewellery and the clothes which are sarcastically put one will understand how true the Word of God is.
In the latter part the Lord shows us how this Church segregated into the Jewish church Samaria (which symbolizes rocky mountains or small truths but not the Truth) and the Church called Babylon the Great or the Great Whore which we have with us today.
When the Lord showed me how Satan has gripped the Church with deceit, one will get a shock how even though we have great people of God with us yet we are deceived. Thus there is no way anyone can be saved unless we are in-tune and in total surrender to the Holy Spirit. It is only the Holy Spirit Who can save us from the deceit of the ruler of the air (meaning vanity).
Today as we are getting more and more, true Men and Women of God coming into this word and less spiritual showmen (men and women who start in the Lord but later fall prey to their flesh), we find Satan has renewed his attack on the Kingdom of God. So let us not take things easy, but very thing let us confirm with the Word of God as revealed by the Spirit of God - the Author of this Book.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, Your Church has been under attack since ages from Satan. He does not desire we know You and come close to You. He tries all the tricks imaginable. You have warned us of his tricks and yet we fall to these very same tricks which come in new names. Lord, fill your people with your Spirit and lead them through these dangerous obstacles which Satan as set...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Ezekiel Chapter 16
Genesis 17:9-14, 23-27
9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
Revelation 17 to 19
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