AMERICA’S FALSE SHEPHERDS; SO SAYS EZEKIEL
If America is the New Replacement to Israel as Replacement Theologians say, and if America is the New Spiritual Israel as the Christian Church says or if America contains most of the 10 lost tribes of Israel as human History and the Bible Scriptures say, then what do the Ancient Prophets have to say about this Church premise in these last days?
This article looks at some of the commentaries of the Prophet, Ezekiel, that are relevant for the present Church Age and his written address to the current doctrinal and theological basis for American Christians to believe in as it is given by their Pastoral leadership in written and spoken form.
In this direct translation of the Hebrew TANAKH Scrolls, I have not included the confusing Catholic numbering system with its numbers in the middle of sentences, etc. The read only makes clear sense in its original text.
People ask me, “What is your theological/doctrinal position?” my answer is, “I have no position at all theologically, but my boss, Yeshua has one and my job is to implement His position in this world.”
Another big difference between this writing and others of its kind is the denomination of its author. I have none. The works of people are biased by their beliefs. Most people belonging to a denomination are biased, and they tend to change the Bible to suit their beliefs. As I am non-denominational, I change my beliefs, to suit the Bible. So you can rest assured that when I try to convince you that the Bible says something, it really does say it.
A scribe writing of these Holy things is only as good and reliable as the one who bids him to write the things that have been seen or heard given by the initiator of what is written. If the prophet, apostle or patriarch is wrong for whatever reason or biased in his worldview, then what the scribe faithfully writes is of no value whatsoever. The scribe is as responsible for the erroneous writing as the one who bids him to write. The people sitting in pews are as responsible for receiving false teachings as the pastor or teacher is when false doctrines and biased teachings are being taught to them from his mouth. So, pew sitters are the same as scribes if they receive false words into their minds and hearts without question. Ananias and Sapphira are examples for us to look at because they acted on false information. Both were equally wrong. The minds of men and women are to be compared to the blank paper of a scribe and are always ready to receive and process new information sent as knowledge. WISDOM is required up front to process that input as true or false. Scripture always interprets Scripture. Two or more witnesses are always required by scripture to validate Scripture.
Our Lord, Yeshua, repeatedly instructed us: “Be not deceived.” That is an imperative: a command, not simply a suggestion. But how? What are the tools to prevent our being deceived or misled?
The context of a passage is always a primary consideration in the search for understanding of a passage of Scripture. It is often cited, “A verse out of context is a pretext.” And, indeed, one must always maintain an awareness of both who is doing the speaking and the audience being addressed. However, this foundational emphasis can also be a restrictive blindfold to some of a passage’s deeper (and broader) implications.
The thankless job appointment
The word of Yahweh came to me: “Human being, speak to your people; say to them, ‘Suppose I bring the sword on a country, and the people of that country take one of their men and appoint him their watchman. Now if, upon seeing the sword coming against that country, he blows the shofar and warns the people; then, if the sword comes and takes away someone who heard the sound of the shofar but paid no attention to it, the responsibility for that person’s death will be his own —he heard the shofar but paid no attention, so the responsibility for his death is his own; whereas if he had paid attention, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the shofar, so that the people are not warned; and then the sword comes and takes any one of them, that one is indeed taken away in his guilt, but I will hold the watchman responsible for his death. Likewise you, human being — I have appointed you as watchman for the house of Isra’el.
Speaking hard words given by the Almighty
“Therefore, when you hear the word from my mouth, warn them for me. When I tell the wicked person, ‘Wicked person, you will certainly die’; and you fail to speak and warn the wicked person to leave his way; then that wicked person will die guilty; and I will hold you responsible for his death. On the other hand, if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he doesn’t turn from his way; then he will still die guilty, but you will have saved your own life.
“Therefore, you, human being, say to the house of Isra’el: ‘You say, “Our crimes and sins are weighing us down, we’re pining away because of them, how can we even stay alive?”’ Say to them, ‘As I live,’ swears Yahweh Elohim, ‘I take no pleasure in having the wicked person die, but in having the wicked person turn from his way and live. So repent! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, house of Isra’el?’
“Next, you, human being, say to your people: ‘The righteousness of the righteous person will not save him, once he starts committing crimes; and likewise, the wickedness of the wicked person will not cause him to fall, once he turns from his wickedness. No, the righteous person cannot live by virtue of [his former righteousness], once he starts sinning. So if, after I tell the righteous person that he will surely live, he begins trusting in his own [former] righteousness and starts committing crimes; then none of his [former] righteous actions will be remembered; on the contrary, he will die for the evil deeds he has committed. Likewise, if, after I tell the wicked person, “You must die,” he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right —if the wicked person restores pledged property and returns what he stole, so that he lives by the laws that give life and does not commit evil deeds; then he will live, he will not die. None of the sins he committed will be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he will surely live.’
“Now your people say,‘ Yahweh’s way isn’t fair!’ But it is their way, theirs, that isn’t fair! When the righteous person turns away from his righteousness and commits wickedness, he will die because of it. And when the wicked person turns from his wickedness and does what is lawful and right, he will live because of it. Yet you say, ‘Yahweh’s way isn’t fair!’ House of Isra’el, I will judge each of you according to his ways.”
The Almighty’s time clock or the Cookoo clock
“In the twelfth year of our exile, on the fifth day of the tenth month, a fugitive from Yerushalayim came to me with the news, “The city has been struck.” Now the hand of Yahweh had been on me that evening, before the fugitive arrived — he had opened my mouth prior to his coming to me in the morning, so my mouth was open, and I was no longer mute. Then the word of Yahweh came to me: “Human being, those living in the desolate parts of the land of Isra’el are saying, ‘Avraham was only one, and he inherited the land. But we are many, so [how much more] is the land given to us to inherit!’ Therefore, tell them that Yahweh Elohim says, ‘you eat [flesh] with the blood, you raise your eyes to your idols, and you shed blood — and you still expect to possess the land? You depend on your swords, you commit disgusting practices, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife — and you still expect to possess the land?’ Tell them that Yahweh Elohim swears, ‘As I live, those living in the ruins will fall by the sword, those in the countryside I will give to the wild animals to eat, and those in the fortresses and caves will die of the plague. Moreover, I will utterly desolate the land; it will cease taking pride in its power; and the mountains of Isra’el will be so desolate that no one will pass through.’ Then they will know that I am Yahweh, when I have made the land utterly desolate, because of all the disgusting practices they have committed.”
Life on the PC comfort zone
“Now you, human being, your people are gathering and talking about you by the walls and in the doorways of houses. They’re saying to each other, each one telling his brother, ‘Come, let’s go and hear the latest word coming from Yahweh.’ So then they come to you, as people do, sit in front of you as my people, and hear your words; but they don’t act on them. For with their mouths they flatter you, but their hearts are set on their own self-interest; so for them you are like a love-song sung by someone with a nice voice who can play an instrument well — they hear your words, but they don’t act on them. So when all this comes true, then, at last, they will realize that a prophet has been there with them.”
The word of Yahweh came to me: “Human being, prophesy against the shepherds of Isra’el. Prophesy! Tell them, the shepherds, that Yahweh Elohim says this: ‘Woe to the shepherds of Isra’el who feed themselves! Shouldn’t the shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the choice meat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, and you slaughter the best of the herd; but you don’t feed the sheep! You don’t strengthen the weak, heal the sick, bandage the broken, bring back the outcasts or seek the lost; on the contrary, you tyrannize them with crushing force. So they were scattered, without a shepherd, and became food for every wild animal — they were scattered. My sheep wandered around aimlessly on every mountain and hill; yes, my sheep were scattered all over the land, with no one to search for them or look after them.
“‘Therefore, shepherds, hear the word of Yahweh: “As I live,” Yahweh Elohim swears, “because my sheep have become prey, my sheep have become food for every wild animal, since there was no shepherd, since my shepherds didn’t look for my sheep, and instead my shepherds fed themselves but not my sheep,” therefore, shepherds, hear the word of Yahweh! Yahweh Elohim says, “I am against the shepherds. I demand that they hand my sheep back to me. I will not allow them to feed the sheep, and they won’t feed themselves either. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths; they will be food for them no longer.”
EXODUS II, the REAL ALIYAH
“‘For here is what Yahweh Elohim says: “I am taking over! I will search for my sheep and look after them, myself. Just as a shepherd looks after his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so I will look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark. I will bring them back from those peoples, gather them from those countries and return them to their own land. Then I will let them feed on the mountains of Isra’el, by the streams and in all the livable places of the land. I will have them feed in good pastures; their grazing ground will be on the high mountains of Isra’el. They will rest in good grazing grounds and feed in rich pastures on Isra’el’s mountains. Yes, I will pasture my sheep; and I will let them rest” says Yahweh Elohim. “I will seek the lost, bring back the outcasts, bandage the broken, and strengthen the sick. But the fat and the strong I will destroy — I will feed them with judgment.”
THE REAL JUDGE CLEANS HIS HOUSE
“‘As for you, my flock,’ Yahweh Elohim says this: ‘I will judge between sheep and other sheep, between rams and Billy-goats. Wasn’t it enough for you to feed on the best pasture and drink from the clearest water? Did you have to trample the rest of the pasture and foul the remaining water with your feet? So now my sheep eat what you have trampled with your feet and drink water fouled by your feet.’ Therefore here is what Yahweh Elohim says to them: ‘I will judge between the fat sheep and the thin sheep. Because you push them with your flanks and shoulders and butt all the weak ones with your horns, till you scatter them in every direction; therefore I will save my flock; they will no longer be prey; and I will judge between sheep and other sheep.”
THE TRUE SHEPHERD’S “I WILL” Statements
“‘I will raise up one shepherd to be in charge of them, and he will let them feed — my servant David. He will pasture them and be their shepherd. I, Yahweh, will be their God; and my servant David will be prince among them. I, Yahweh, have spoken. I will make a covenant of peace with them; I will rid the land of wild animals; and they will live securely in the desert and sleep in the forests. I will make them and the places around my hill a blessing, and I will cause the rain to fall when it should — there will be showers of blessing. The trees in the field will bear their fruit and the soil its produce, and they will be secure in their land. Then they will know that I am Yahweh, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the power of those who turned them into slaves. No longer will they be prey for the Goyim, nor will the wild animals devour them; but they will live securely, with no one to make them afraid. I will make the productivity of their crops famous, and they will no longer be consumed by hunger in the land or bear the shame of the Goyim any more. They will know that I, Yahweh their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Isra’el, are my people,’ says Yahweh Elohim. ‘You, my sheep, the sheep in my pasture, are human beings; and I am your God,’ says Yahweh Elohim.”
Isaiah 65: 2-4 says as a second witness of many to Deuteronomy 28:
“I spread out my hands all day long to a rebellious people who live in a way that is not good, who follow their own inclinations; a people who provoke me to my face all the time, sacrificing in gardens and burning incense on bricks. They sit among the graves and spend the night in caverns; they eat pig meat and their pots hold soup made from disgusting things.”
I have several articles that this scripture can be applicable too. This is a holy judgment from YHWH on all those who call themselves believers in Jesus/Yeshua and then deny completely YHWH Gods instructions for life. They become lawless ones [not under Torah Law], eat forbidden pig meat, sit in graveyards on Easter morning facing the rising sun, eat soup made from seaborne garbage eaters, worship in modern versions of Tammuz caves, observe pagan holidays, ignore Gods Holy Days and Seasons and follow the traditions of men rather than following scripture. These only keep the last six of the Ten Commandments, and then only when convenient. The first four are ignored and denigrated by Church folk, especially the fourth [Sabbath], by following their own inclinations and extra-biblical traditions.
Sha’ul (Paul) finishes this article with instructions and encouragement from Second Corinthians chapters 6 and 7 [this is for us]:
(2Co 6:1) As God’s fellow-workers we also urge you not to receive his grace and then do nothing with it. For he says, “At the acceptable time I heard you; in the day of salvation I helped you.” We try not to put obstacles in anyone’s path, so that no one can find fault with the work we do. On the contrary, we try to commend ourselves in every way as workers for God by continually enduring troubles, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, overwork, lack of sleep and food. We commend ourselves by our purity, knowledge, patience and kindness; by the Ruach HaKodesh; by genuineness of love and truthfulness of speech; and by God’s power. We commend ourselves through our use of righteous weapons, whether for pressing our cause or defending it; through being honored and dishonored, praised and blamed, considered deceptive and sincere, unknown and famous. And we commend ourselves as God’s workers headed for death, yet look! We’re alive! As punished, yet not killed; as having reason to be sad, yet always filled with joy; as poor, yet making many people rich; as having nothing, yet having everything!
Dear friends in Corinth! We have spoken frankly to you; we have opened our hearts wide. Any constraint you feel has not been imposed by us, but by your own inner selves. So, just to be “fair” (I am using the language of children), open wide your hearts too. Do not yoke yourselves together in a team with unbelievers. For how can righteousness and lawlessness be partners? What fellowship does light have with darkness?What harmony can there be between the Messiah and B’liya`al? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement can there be between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temples of the living God — as God said, “I will house myself in them, . . . and I will walk among you. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Therefore Yahweh says, ” ‘Go out from their midst; separate yourselves; don’t even touch what is unclean. Then I myself will receive you. In fact, I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters.’ says Yahweh Tzva’ot.”
“Therefore, my dear friends, since we have these promises, let us purify ourselves from everything that can defile either body or spirit, and strive to be completely holy, out of reverence for God. Make room for us in your hearts — we haven’t wronged anyone, we haven’t corrupted anyone, we haven’t exploited anyone. I am not saying this to put blame on you, for I have already said that you have a place in our hearts, whether we live together or die together; that I am very confident in you; that I am very proud of you; that you have filled me with encouragement; and that in spite of all our troubles, I am overflowing with joy.”
Beginning with NIMROD And the TOWER of BABYLON on the plains of SHINAR, and continuing until today, the Satanically ruled Babylonian system of Governments and Religions has never left mankind! YAHWEH Elohim, our God, the Creator of Darkness and Light, has allowed mankind to continue to use and develop this Babylonian model throughout history. From the Watchers described in the Book of Enoch, the Nephilim, Anakim and Rephaim, mighty men of old, the stone images of “gods” on Easter [Ishtar] Island in the Pacific Ocean, the Meso-American “gods” of human sacrifice, the religions of cannibalism and death, and the many bloody kings, dictators, popes and conquerors described in history; the story of mankind is one of blood and death sowed on the infamous pages of man’s sojourns on this planet Earth. This is how it was and this is how it shall be until the end comes and YESHUA returns. Myriads of human beings have been summarily slaughtered with malice aforethought, in the name of Religion and in the name of some god, and men, in the name of the “God” of the Bible reimaged, have accomplished the largest slaughtering of their fellow human beings from ancient times until now. The Biases of men color and obscure the truth, even though it is self-evident!
Today in America, Babylon has emerged from hiding and has re-emerged as the 4th Reich [kingdom/empire], ruled by tyrants of the same worldview held by Nimrod. All of the pagan accoutrements of heathenism have been dusted off and presented to the unsaved world as the new normal. Most people fall under the hypnotic spell and embrace the slimy body of a new faith, Babylon reborn. The traditional American religious system and nation captures humanity’s collective soul with ease. This is the way it shall be until Yeshua returns and TAKES OVER. Praise His Holy Name!
Walking on the road to Emmaus,
Rabbi James Talbott, Yeshua HaTikvah Yisrael Ministries