Getting the WORD in Edgewise
His SURname Will Be of Israel
On Monday, I hinted on a blog titled “Seeing in Threes – A Message to Remember”, about the “Word” and its law.
My mother keeps trying to get me to read this book “The Tongue, A Creative Force” by Charles Capps. I have put it off because I am currently finding the answers in the Bible as God directs me. And the thing about books like his is that even though I agree with the point he is trying to make (power in the spoken word), the theme in books like that one tend to put a person’s desires ahead of God and His will for you. Case in point – Jonah went against God’s will when he tried to run from the task God gave him. After three days in the belly of a fish, Jonah complied.
Jesus was told by the devil something he already knew – That Jesus could command the stones turn to bread in the wilderness, but Jesus knew that was not God’s will. And his anguished prayers in the garden of Gethsemane that “this cup” would pass from him, if it were God’s will . . . it was not.
Despite what the prosperity prophets preach to you, using Jesus’s well known “mustard seed” parable; that power comes from God, not ourselves alone. Yes, faith can move mountains. And through God, He equips us to overcome. We will be given what we need to accomplish the purpose for which God put each of us here.
We can also program ourselves to accomplish for our own wants and desires, but separate from God and his will for us, it will not last. That is the difference. Madonna in an interview on Dick Clark said into the camera “I want to rule the world”. It was a very self-absorbed and narcissistic statement to make, but financially and famously – she did it. However when this world passes away, so will she and her “rule”.
The things we attain through God’s plan will last forever; the things we attain for worldly reward will pass away with the world. So I am very, very cautious about books that promise us we can use what God gave us to self-gratification. Through God we are fulfilled; through self, ambition becomes greed which consumes all contentment. It is a hollow feeling, but an effective seduction.
Charles Capps has a Wiki page. Nothing on it throws any red flags other than the article’s association of Capps with Kenneth Copeland. Capps is a retired farmer and land developer and he currently has his own web page for his ministries. I have searched his web page previously and as he states in his books, he is careful with what he says and how he says it. From that I could learn.
God’s Word and it’s power is mostly what his books are about. I had read the book “Hung by the Tongue” when I was a teenager but retained little of it because it had mostly to do with marketing and positive thinking along the material wants motivating sales. I hated sales. It was heavily promoted in “Amway” circles.
In the last blog “Seeing in Threes”, I had posted this about God’s Word:
We will continue where I left off there.
“The Word of God” even has a wiki page. God is truth as it has been said by many. His word is truth, and the “Word made flesh” was also truth:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. The same was in the beginning with God. 3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
10. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
There has been none so attacked then the truth made flesh – Jesus Christ. None so falsely personified, mimicked, used, misappropriated. The most famous prophet has been used through the years since his ascension by the very ones who sought to defraud him of his calling.
The much quoted scripture by Jesus in his words has been used to justify self-gratification since he spoke it:
"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."
The reason I wanted to concentrate on this one subject, the power and purity of the Word, is because it is the one focus of the subject of the Bible that will aid in the discernment of those who misappropriate God’s Word – in other words; once you understand the simplicity and power of The Word, it will be harder for those who try to twist it and use it against you and against the truth.
2nd Timothy gives us a verse describing scripture:
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
I have given you the reasons why the King James Bible is the one I more often quote from scripture. “Guess Where Yahweh Came From” and “Michael Called Him Jehovah God” are just two of the blogs where we discussed the corruption of the original Hebrew language and the motives behind it.
Michael, who’s surname was “Jackson” is the “chosen one”. If he were not, he would not have told us in “Billie Jean”, “Will You Be There” and “Cry” amongst his other works.
The Bible tells us that end times servant’s name in Daniel 10:13-21, Daniel 12:1 and Revelation 12:7. Jude 1:9 tells us what their plans were with Michael, and the following scriptures tell us what they do to him to “pollute the sanctuary”:
Isaiah 52:10-15 describes the physical damage to Michael in his time. It also describes the physical damage to Jesus. But in Isaiah 53:1-12, we see things not associated to Jesus, such as some of the end times events in Revelation and a description of the end times servant that does not match Jesus, such as being buried with the wicked and the rich in his death, and the sacrificing of the soul, which did not happen with Jesus (he died perfect, pure and uncorrupted).
I also found a correlating verse to Isaiah 53:2 in Ezekiel 17. I found this while looking for a description of another word that had nothing to do with what I found.
"For he shall grow up before him as " , and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
"20 And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.
21 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the sword, and they that remain shall be scattered toward all winds: and ye shall know that I the Lord have spoken it. 22. Thus saith the Lord God; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs , and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent:
23. In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell. 24. And all the trees of the field shall know that I the Lord have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the " to flourish: I the Lord have spoken and have done it."
If you think that is interesting, you should see the previous verses in this riddle/parable that the Lord tells Ezekiel to say to Israel. This is about he who will “break” the covenant and “despise” it:
"And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2. Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel; 3. And say, Thus saith the Lord God; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:
4. He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants. 5. He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree."
The description of the great eagles with longwinged feathers that “had divers colors” pretty much describes this country, the United States. But it also reminds me of the description of a peacock (diverse colors, long winged, the peacock feather in “Can You Feel It” video). He “The Lord” as we learn in Ezekiel 17:20-24 above. The Lord takes this “tender twig” to Babylon. The eagle crops off the top of the young twigs “in Lebanon” and brings it to a “land of traffick” and “set it in a city of merchants.” Where have we seen the willow, the sycamore and the cedar before?
"The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel. 9. And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, 10. The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars."
According to Psalms, the willows are by the water ways in Babylon:
"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion."
Then I found another description of willows, only this one threw me into a state of shock. Let us see if you can find it. I will even bold it for you:
“And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
5 One shall say, I am the Lord's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel."
Surname! One shall call himself by the name of Jacob – and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord . . . and SURNAME himself by the name of Israel (which is Jacob).
From the 2012 topic “The Etymology of Michael”:
And from “And God Said Let There Be Light”
Now lets go back to Ezekiel 17. We covered verses 1-5. Now let’s look at verses 3-10:
"And say, Thus saith the Lord God; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar: 4. He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants. 5. He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.
6. And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs. 7. There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.
8. It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine. 9. Say thou, Thus saith the Lord God; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof.
10. Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew."
Which vine is he talking about? Furrows are trenches dug in the fields to retain water aside rows of plants. Ezekiel is told to ask Israel if he knows what this means.
"Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to Babylon; 13. And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:
This could easily be about the exile and King Nebuchadnezzar and Zedekiah. This is about what happens to the seed of the King of Judah, and the covenant made with the King of Babylon. In some translations it reads “member of royal house” for seed. But Zedekiah was not the seed of Jehoiakin, he was Jehoiakin’s uncle. The “seed” of Zedekiah (last king of Judah before the exile) would be an offspring. What history of Zedekiah we are given of this back in 2 Kings 25:1-7; 2 Chronicles 36:12 and Jeremiah 32: also matches a future event or foreshadows a future event. Otherwise the kings would have been named, and further in Ezekiel 17 we see something else:
14. That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand. 15. But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?
16. As I live, saith the Lord God, surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die."
What do we have here? Eagles cropping from the cedar to another “field” and planting it as a willow; the king of Babylon took the king of Jerusalem and princes, and took of the king’s seed, made a covenant with him so that his kingdom might stand if he “keeps the covenant”, but he rebels against that king, sends his “ambassadors” into Egypt.
The key here is “shall he break the covenant and be delivered?”
If he is breaking the covenant with God, there is no deliverance, so the “covenant” has to be with the devil (the selling of souls) symbolizing the “king of Babylon”.
This is also reiterated in Daniel 4:25-32 when Nebuchadnezzar’s vision is realized; he dwells in the fields and eats grass as the beasts and has a heart of a beast until “seven times” passes over him, foreshadowing the end times beast and seven year tribulation.
King of POPulation
We learn that this “king” in Babylon whom the oath and covenant is made with the one that was made “king” shall “die” in the “midst of Babylon”. Let’s look at another verse backing this up:
"Thus saith the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; " , and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
It is our “redeemer, the Holy One of Israel” four our sakes is sent to Babylon. Jesus was not sent to Babylon, but he is our redeemer, isn’t he? So we know that Ezekiel 17 is not talking about a period king and we verify this further down in Ezekiel:
"Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company make for him in the war, by casting up mounts, and building forts, to cut off many persons: 18. Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these things, he shall not escape.
19. Therefore thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head. 20. And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and " , and will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.
This person made “King” by the “King” of Babylon; and below, the tender plant spoken of in Isaiah 53:2 and the “tender grass” to be eaten by the beast in Daniel 4.
"Thus saith the Lord God; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs , and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent:
23. In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
24. And all the trees of the field shall know that I the Lord have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made " to flourish: I the Lord have spoken and have done it.
"For he shall grow up before him as a " , and as a root : he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Now take a look back at Ezekiel 12:
"Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are among them. 11. Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.
12. And that is among them upon his shoulder in the twilight, and shall go forth: they shall to carry out thereby: , that he see not the ground with his eyes. 13. My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though .
14. And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword after them."
He shall cover his face…
"Thus saith the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships."
Who dies in Babylon?
"And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 8. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, .
15. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever."
Do you not yet know what Babylon is? Back in 2012 we talked about the difference between “Political Israel” and “Spiritual Israel”. Israel by its very name means “Struggle or Strives with God”. How can a geographical location or a political state do that? It can’t. This is strictly the condition of people’s souls. Spiritual Israel is discussed not only in Genesis 32 with Jacob, but also in Romans 11:13-19 where we learn that even bloodline Israel can be cut off and grafted back again, and in Galatians 3:28.
And if Israel is more than a location on a map or a political identity, so then is Babylon, Sodom and Egypt as we discussed back in May of last year on “Spiritually Called Sodom and Egypt – Michael Jackson:One”. Babylon is not just a place on a map either. It is a system with a religion behind it. The “seven hills” are not located in Israel – they are the seven continents. The “whore” sits on the seven hills (Rev. 17:9). The seven heads are the seven mountains. The “waters” are the multitude of tongues and nations. In verse 10, there are seven kings – Five are fallen (at the time John received the Revelations of Jesus Christ), one is, and one is not yet come who is to continue a short pace.
We are in those days of the one “yet to come” right now.
We have a couple more Keys to go . . .