The rapture theory didn’t come into existence till 1830. It was started by a young, 15 year old woman named Margaret MacDonald. She had a vision of the church being raptured before the tribulation began. While reciting her dream, she did say at first it felt evil. That didn’t matter to the 2 pastors who ran with the story and taught it to their congregation. The 2 pastors were: Edward Irving (1792-1834) her Scottish Presbyterian pastor and John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), a minister of the Church of Ireland. This new teaching started to spread like wildfire.
The rapture teaching will lead people straight into the arm of SATAN, believing he is Christ come to rapture them away.
Our Father is against this teaching!!
This 13th chapter is written to both prophets and prophests- Both male and female preachers
It is written to the fake teachers of God’s Word
Eze 13:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 13:2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
“Heart” in the Hebrew-
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything: – + care for, comfortably, consent, X considered, courag [-eous], friend [-ly], ([broken-], [hard-], [merry-], [stiff-], [stout-], double) heart ([-ed]), X heed, X I, kindly, midst, mind (-ed), X regard ([-ed)], X themselves, X unawares, understanding, X well, willingly, wisdom.
They preach from their own hearts, minds… not what God says.
Eze 13:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
They don’t follow the Holy Spirit…nor do they seek It. They listen to their own spirit… you can see ego in this..
Eze 13:4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
Think of the Song of Solomon:
Son 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
It has to do with Israel being the vineyard.
Christ is the vine
When the vines begin to have the tender little blossoms on them, the little foxes (Kenites), run amongst the vines and knock off the blossoms, whereby there is not fruit
That’s what false prophets, false teachings do….
Eze 13:5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
gaps = breaches.
hedge = fence or wall of a vineyard (Num_22:24. *
‘Gaps’ in the Hebrew:
From H6555; a break (literally or figuratively): – breach, breaking forth (in), X forth, gap.
‘Hedge’ in the Hebrew:
From H1443; a circumvallation; by implication an inclosure: – fence, hedge, wall.
Israel was suppose to have a hedge, wall, around her, but there were holes where the foxes can get through..They let them in…. false teaching got in…
The day of the Lord is the Millennium and it’s coming… Christ returns at the 7th trump, this is the final day of this flesh age, and the beginning of the 1,000 reign of Christ, before Judgment day.
Are you going to make the stand in the battle against the false one…the Antichrist i.e. SATAN?
Or are you going to put your hopes in the fly away doctrine, which our Father is against?
Eze 13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that their word would be confirmed.
Seen vanity= seen nothing
Lying divination….. Lying about something that’s suppose to be divine. God did not send them, He did not say it!
Poor people go to church expecting to be taught, but instead, they are lied to….
Eze 13:7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
And if God did speak to them personally, they would not be cavalier about it as many are today… “the Lord told me this”, “the Lord told me that”
They would be humble about it… and it would be able to be proved out in our Father’s Word.
Eze 13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
If Father is against you, you’re in a heap of hurt friend…
Eze 13:9 And Mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the secret council of My People, neither shall they be written in the register of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the soil of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Father knows who they are..
They are causing harm to God’s children through the lies they tell concerning ‘thus saith the Lord’
Our Father is keeping score!
Eze 13:10 Because, even because they have seduced My People, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and a false prophet built up the outer wall of a house, and, lo, the false prophets coated it with whitewash:
They whitewash it with false teachings! The whitewash looks so good on the outside, so religious, but inside, it’s the doctrines of devils…….but let our Father’s latter rain come and it washes it away
Seduced the people saying peace…
1Th_5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Dan_8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and BY PEACE SHALL DESTROY MANY: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
It will be a false peace, a danger peace, for this is when SATAN is here claiming to be Christ/God… To worship satan puts your soul in peril and if you think your salvation is still intact when Christ returns, and you’re still worshipping Satan AS Christ… think again….. We are to have no other gods before us…..
Eze 13:11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
Overflowing shower= Truth
Stormy Wind= Ruach.. His Holy Spirit
False teaching will not stand
Eze 13:12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
A bunch of lies will not sustain you against the false Christ.
When that daubed (coated) wall falls, where is your protection?…the lies will not protect you. Only
God’s truth protects us.
Eze 13:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.
Eze 13:14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
You don’t mess around with our heavenly Father.
Eze 13:15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
They went to hell…. they will be no more
Eze 13:16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
Never before in history was there peace in Jerusalem and there won’t be until Christ returns.
But, when SATAN is here playing Christ, people will believe peace is here, though it’s a false peace, a dangerous peace.
Eze 13:17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
‘women’ also symbolize religion- churches
These are false teachers….false churches
Eze 13:18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
‘Armholes’ is a combination of 2 Hebrew words that are listed below:
‘Armholes’ in the Hebrew:
From H680 (in its primary sense of uniting); a joint of the hand (that is, knuckle); also (according to some) a partywall (Eze_41:8): – [arm] hole, great.
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote: – (+ be) able, X about, + armholes, at, axletree, because of, beside, border, X bounty, + broad, [broken-] handed, X by, charge, coast, + consecrate, + creditor, custody, debt, dominion, X enough, + fellowship, force, X from, hand [-staves, -y work], X he, himself, X in, labour, + large, ledge, [left-] handed, means, X mine, ministry, near, X of, X order, ordinance, X our, parts, pain, power, X presumptuously, service, side, sore, state, stay, draw with strength, stroke, + swear, terror, X thee, X by them, X them-selves, X thine own, X thou, through, X throwing, + thumb, times, X to, X under, X us, X wait on, [way-] side, where, + wide, X with (him, me, you), work, + yield, X your-selves.
sew pillows to all armholes = sew together coverings upon all the joints of My hands: i.e. hide from the People the hands of Jehovah lifted up and stretched forth in judgment (Isa_26:11; Isa_5:2, Isa_5:10).
pillows coverings for purposes of concealment. Hebrew. Kesathoth (occurs only here and in Eze_13:20), from kasah, to conceal, to hide. First occurrence (of kasah) Gen_7:19, Gen_7:20; Gen_9:23; Gen_18:17; Gen_24:65; Gen_37:26; Gen_38:14, Gen_38:15, &c . The object is shown in Isa_26:11.
armholes = My hands; referring to the judgments they were to execute (Eze_14:9, Eze_14:13). Compare verses: Eze_9:21, Eze_9:22, Eze_9:23. The Septuagint renders it proskephalaia = for the head.
make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature = make mantles to cover the heads (and therefore the eyes) of those on whom the judgments of God’s hand were about to fall, lest they should see.
kerchiefs = wraps that cleave close round the head. Hebrew. mispahoth (occurs only here), from saphah, to join, or cleave closely. Saphah occurs 1Sa_2:36 (put = attach); Eze_26:19 (abiding = cleaving). Job_30:7 (gathered together). Iea. Eze_14:1 (cleave). Hab. Eze_2:15 (puttest = holdest). The object being to cover the head so that God’s hand may not be seen (Isa_26:11).
stature = tall figure. Hebrew komah = height. First occurrence Gen_6:15 . Compare 1Sa_16:7 (his stature); Eze_25:20, &c. Put, here, for every man of high or lofty station: i, e. for the princes or rulers in Jerusalem, whose eyes were blinded by these false prophetesses.
hunt = harry, or ensnare.
souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-1B. Put hereby Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part), App-6, for the People.
Will ye . . . ? This is not a question, but a statement. *****
They cover up God’s saving hands with their lies and false teaching… They cover up every knuckle of God’s saving plan!
Eze 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
They claim they’re a preacher, but only do it for the money…they have no care for the flock
to slay, &c. to prophesy (falsely) that they should be slain. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject). App-6.
to save, &c. = to promise life to those who should not live. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6.*******
Bullinger’s App 6 online http://www.therain.org/appendixes/app6.html
Eze 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
*Green’s Interlinear reads: Eze 13:20 Therefore, so says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against your bands with which you are hunting the souls there, to make them fly. And I will tear them from you arms, and will send out the souls, souls which you are hunting, to make them fly.
Beware of some bible versions .. Like the NIV, which reads:
” Ezekiel 13:20 New International Version (NIV):
Eze 13:20 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds.”
If that is all you read, the NIV, you will not see that our Father is against the ‘fly away’ doctrine… They changed “fly” to “birds”…. They completely changed the meaning of the verse!
Again- Eze 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
Pillows= lies they use to cover up our Father’s Truth
Do not think that our Father didn’t know this teaching was going to come about.
Lies, traditions of man, make void the word of God.
Eze 13:21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
God is going to end it when Christ returns!
God is warning against men and women who teach falsely.. It is NOT a light thing!! We are talking about misleading peoples souls!!
Christ said “I have foretold you all things” ( Mark 13)
There should be no surprises to us
Christ foretold us in ALL of God’s Word. (Christ is the Word made flesh)
Christ quoted from the Old Testament…the New Testament wasn’t written yet.
The Old Testament is very valid for us today. Many prophecies whithin the OT are being fulfilled as we speak and many more are yet to be fulfilled
The gospel armor (God’s Word… ALL of His Word) is to stand against the firey darts of satan (Ehpes 6)
Eze 13:22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
It is sad when you hear the lies…. and the lies make it seems easy for the wicked. They don’t repent for they don’t know they are doing wrong, because of false teaching.
Eze 13:23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
God is able.
During the Tribulation of Antichrist, God is going to use His people… They will be delivered up to satan (death..one of satan’s names) by loved ones.. Family will truly think satan is Christ when he’s here, and they will think they are doing good, trying to ‘save’ those who are saying it is not Christ but satan himself. They do it out of love… It is at that time, when God’s people are delivered up, that He will speak through them.. it will not be them speaking, but the Holy Spirit..and What comes out of their mouth will be understood by everyone, regardless what language they speak, without the need for an interpreter… That is the evidence of the Holy Spirit and that is when the True Gospel will be preached. … for it will not be their words, but God’s Words:
Mar 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
Mar 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
Mar 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Mar 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
Mar 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
The true Pentecostal tongue:
Act 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Act 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Act 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
Act 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Act 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
Act 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
Act 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
And don’t forget the Millennium…..
During the Lord’s Day (1,000 yrs), Many will have a chance during the Millennium
God’s elect are going to reign with Christ those 1,000 yrs (Rev 20:5)
A lot of correction will be done there.
They don’t get a second chance, they didn’t even have a first chance because of false teachings. Our Father is the heart knower, and only He knows who understood what they were choosing or not. He decides…