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> > Subject: "Last Watchman"! (a "prince" from east!); Book of Ezekiel and End Time prophecy
> > I do not write all verses of book of Ezekiel here, but read them yourself.
> > This book is about:
> > 1) Giving message to Ezekiel, son of Buzi to warn "Literal Israel" (Chapters 1-3)
> > Four beasts are the same as in Revelation 4 & 5
> > 10: As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
May I offer some things to think about as you interpret the scriptures you quoted? I am a student of the Bible, not a prophet. The following are my opinions, formed during 45 years of studying the Bible as hard as I could go.
What do the "Four beasts" in Eze. 1 and 10 represent?
I think the four cherubim represent the four terrestrial planets. In 1:1, Ezekiel said, "the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God." Ezekiel looked up at the sky, and saw four lively flying things moving in concentric circles (orbits) around the Sun, an "amber" "fire infolding itself," that had "brightness" (nogahh, clear shining light, i.e. sunshine) "about it" (1:4).
In Eze. 1:5, "they had the likeness of a man (adam, ruddy, made of red clay of the Earth). We can see that red clay on Mars now, and it is the first heaven of three, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter and Saturn are not counted as terrestrial planets, therefore they are called seraphim (meaning burners). Both Jupiter and Saturn give off more heat than they receive from the Sun, so they have a different heat source.
II Cor. 12:2 says, "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the THIRD HEAVEN" (Mars, Jupiter and Saturn).
In Eze. 1:6, the lively flying things "had four faces" (paniym, faces, as the parts that turn). Verse 10 elaborates on this, saying, "As for the likeness (symbolic language) of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle."
These four faces were on the flags set at the compass points when the Israelites camped around the Tabernacle in the wilderness. They represent the compass points of the orbits of the four terrestrial planets. Their faces represent the surfaces of the planets. The eagle was on Dan's flag. It represented the northern quarter. The man was on Reuben's flag. It represented the southern quarter. The lion was on Judah's flag. It represented the eastern quarter. The ox was on Ephraim's flag. It represented the western quarter.
Verse 12 says, "they turned (sa^bab, turned aside) not when they went." Their orbits are like wheels within wheels, i,e., concentric circles. They don't turn every which way.
Verse 13 says, "As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps". These disks were represented by the lamps on the lampstand in the Temple. According to Josephus, a Pharisee priest, they represented the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
In Ant. III. VI. 7, Josephus said that the "candlestick...spread itself into as many branches as there are planets (i.e., naked-eye planets, of which Saturn is the last one), including the sun among them...and these branches carried seven lamps, one by one, in imitation of the number of the planets."
Instead of describing the four symbolic faces, Eze. 1:13 describes their actual appearance to a man standing on Earth looking up at the sky. It says, "As for the likeness of the living creatures (lively things), THEIR APPEARANCE WAS LIKE BURNING COALS OF FIRE". Burning coals are exactly what they look like in the night sky, as they reflect the light of the Sun. No wonder the western lamp was to always be kept burning. It represented the Sun.
These planets that look like "burning coals" orbit in concentric circles around the central Sun. Verse 16 calls their orbits "a wheel in the middle of a wheel." Verse 15 says, "ONE WHEEL UPON THE EARTH." In other words, the Earth is one of the four terrestrial planets that orbit in all four directions of the compass as they fly their concentric orbits around the Sun that looked to Ezekiel like "a wheel in the middle of a wheel."
Let's go back to verse 1. Ezekiel said, "the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God." The God that he saw was a representation of Christ sitting on his throne on Saturn.
Eze. 1:26 says, "And above the firmament (expanse of space) that was over their heads (i.e., farther out in space than the four terrestrial planets) was the likeness (symbolic language) of A THRONE, AS (symbolic language) THE APPEARANCE OF A SAPPHIRE STONE (meaning dear to the planet Saturn, from the Sanskrit Sani, Saturn, and priya, dear): and upon the likeness (symbolic language) of the throne (i.e., upon Saturn) was the likeness as (symbolic language) the appearance of a man (Jesus, both man and God) above upon it."
Eze. 10:1 says, "Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament (expanse of space) that was above the head of the cherubims (i.e., farther out in space than the four terrestrial planets) there appeared over them as it were a SAPPHIRE STONE (Heaven, i.e., Saturn), as the appearance of the likeness of a throne" (Christ's throne).
Christ sitting on his throne was part of the "visions of God" that Ezekiel saw when "the heavens were opened" in Eze. 1:1.
Around the throne, i.e., around Saturn, was "brightness round about" (1:27,28). This brightness is Saturn's ring system. "As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the BRIGHTNESS ROUND ABOUT." Both the rainbow and the rings of Saturn are visible because of sunshine on ice crystals.
In Rev. 4:2-8, after he was caught up to Heaven (Saturn), John said, "And immediately I was (lit., became) in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone (Christ, the first and the last, like these first and last stones in the breastplate): and there was a rainbow (i.e., the ring system) round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald (Judah's stone in the breastplate). And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders (i.e., 12 patriarchs and 12 apostles) sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
"And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven LAMPS OF FIRE (like the lampstand, representing the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) burning before the throne (Saturn), which are the seven Spirits (pneuma, currents of air) of God. By using these seven air currents, God causes both the rotation and the orbit of the seven heavenly bodies represented by the lampstand.
"And before the throne (Saturn) there was a sea of glass like unto crystal (the ring system of floating ice crystals): and in the midst of the throne (Saturn), and round about the throne (Saturn), were four beasts (lively things, moving things, i.e., Jupiter on one side and Uranus, Neptune and Pluto on the other side) full of eyes (full orbs, i.e., spheres) before (before Saturn, Jupiter) and behind (behind as seen from Earth, farther out in space, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto). And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle (i.e., these planets also orbit in the four directions like the cherubim). And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes (full orbs, spheres) within: and they rest not day and night, saying, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY (Christ, Rev. 1:8), which was (at the First Advent), and is (at the Rapture), and is to come" (at the Second Advent).
Rom. 1:20 says, "the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse"
Isaiah also had a vision similar to the ones Ezekiel saw in chapters 1 and 10. In Isa. 6:1-3, Isaiah said, "I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne (the sapphire throne, Saturn, as in Eze. 1:26), high and lifted up, and his train (skirt, hem of his robe) filled the temple (for Heaven is his throne and Earth is his footstool, Isa. 66:1). Above it (i.e., farther out in space than Saturn) stood the seraphims (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto): each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, IS THE LORD OF HOSTS (Christ, the YHWH of hosts): the whole earth is full of his glory."
Isa. 44:6 says of Christ, "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD OF HOSTS; I am the first (YHWH King of Israel), and I am the last (Christ, YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer); and beside me there is no God."
There are four cherubim, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. In Rev. 4:8, we find out that there are four seraphim (meaning burners, i.e., like the lamps of the lampstand). They are Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They are around Saturn, i.e., Heaven. Completing the picture is the astronomical fact that Jupiter and Saturn both give off more heat than they receive from the Sun. Jupiter is one of the seraphim.
Let's go back to Rev. 4:5-8. It says, "out of the throne (on Saturn) proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were SEVEN LAMPS OF FIRE BURNING BEFORE THE THRONE (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn), which are the seven Spirits (pneuma, currents of air) of God. And before the throne (on Saturn) there was a sea of glass like unto crystal (the ring system made up of floating ice crystals): and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes (full orbs, spheres) before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle (i.e., the outer planets orbit in all four directions as the inner planets do). And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him (i.e., they are seraphim, Isa. 6:1,2); and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, HOLY, HOLY HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, WHICH WAS, AND IS, AND IS TO COME."
Isa 66:1 says, "Thus saith the LORD, The heaven (i.e., Saturn) is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me (the temple on Earth, where the hem of his robe fills the temple, Isa. 6:1)? and where is the place of my rest (in heaven, on Saturn)?"
Isa 6:1 says, "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up (i.e., on Saturn), and his train (or hem of his robe) filled the temple" (on Earth).
> > Eze. 4...6...lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
Those represented the 40 years from the Crucifixion in 30 AD to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
> > 4) Double meaning prophecy of ancient time and future, Tyrus-Pharaoh king of Egypt (Chapters 26-32)
> > "Tyrus" is similar to "Mystery Babylon" ("Woman" the mother) in Revelation 17 & 18
The "prince of Tyrus" in Eze. 28:2 symbolizes the Satan-possessed False Prophet that will rule during the Great Tribulation. He will say, "I am a God, I sit in the seat of God (i.e., in the Temple), in the midst of the seas (Jerusalem is between the Mediterranean and Dead Sea); yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God".
II Thess. 2:4 speaks of him, saying, "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that HE AS GOD SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, SHEWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD."
Eze. 28:12-19 is talking about Satan as "the king of Tyrus." Tyrus means rock, and Satan is the king of the rock, the asteroid Wormwood. Rev. 8:11 declares, "the name of the star (aster, star, asteroid or meteor) is called Wormwood." When Satan's planet Rahab was split in pieces, it formed our Asteroid Belt. Evidently, Satan took up habitation in a piece of Rahab. It is a binary twice as long as wide (Zech. 5:1,2). It is "the curse that goeth forth (orbits) over the face of the whole earth" (Zech. 5:3). It will hit the Earth on the Day of God's Wrath, destroying the "house of the thief" (the False Prophet) and the house of "him that sweareth falsely by my name" (the Tribulation Pope) (Zech. 5:4).
Isa. 22:16-19 says, "What hast thou here (Babylon)? and whom hast thou here (the Satan-possessed False Prophet), that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he (Satan) that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock (the asteroid Wormwood)? Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. HE WILL SURELY VIOLENTLY TURN AND TOSS THEE LIKE A BALL INTO A LARGE COUNTRY (erets, earth, world): there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house. And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down."
The words translated "from thy station" are "min" (from, a part of) and "matstsa^b," (a fixed spot, an office or military post, a place where...stood). It represents the asteroid Wormwood, part of the planet Rahab that was split apart, probably because of Satan's sin. The words translated "from thy state" are "min" (from, a part of) and "maamad" (a position, office, place, state). The "Lord GOD of hosts" (Christ, Isa. 44:6) will move the asteroid from its position in its fixed orbit controlled by the Lord's rotating wind and will turn and toss it into the Earth.
It will break into two main pieces, releasing a hail of rocks weighing 100 pounds each. The larger piece destroys Babylon. Rev. 18:21 says, "a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all." The mountain sized piece will hit the Mediterranean Sea (Zeph. 2:3-5).
Back to Ezekiel 28:13,14. It speaks of Satan, the king of the rock, saying, "Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone (i.e., every planet) was thy covering (mesukkah, surroundings), the sardius (1. Mercury), topaz (2. Venus), and the diamond (3. Earth), the beryl (4. Mars), the onyx (5. Rahab, now the Asteroid Belt), and the jasper (6. Jupiter). , the SAPPHIRE (7. Saturn), the emerald (8. Uranus), and the carbuncle (9. Neptune), and gold (10. Pluto):... Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth (sa^kak, guards); and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God (7. the sapphire, Saturn); thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire" (i.e., the planets that look like lamps in the night sky). Originally, here were ten planets, and Satan walked on number five, the planet Rahab.
Sapphire means dear to the planet Saturn, from the Sanskrit Sani, Saturn, and priya, dear. I think Sinai is derived from Sani, because Mt. Sinai represented Heaven, which I think is Saturn.
Gen. 3:24 says, "So he drove out the man (Adam); and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims (planets that rise in the east and set in the west), and a flaming sword (the asteroid Wormwood) which turned every way (rotates and orbits around the four directions), to keep (guard) the way of (to) the tree of life" (in Heaven, Saturn).
Rev 22:2 says, "In the midst of the street of it (the heavenly New Jerusalem), and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations."
The Asteroid Belt is midway between Earth and Saturn. The asteroid Wormwood is the sword of the Lord that will depose the Satan-possessed False Prophet and destroy his house.
> > Ezekiel - Chapter 28:18 = Revelation 18:8 (fire)
> > 28-18: Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Satan's sanctuaries are now on the asteroid Wormwood and in Babylon. The "fire from the midst of thee" is the asteroid Wormwood. It, and Babylon, will both become ashes upon the Earth when the asteroid impacts Earth.
Isa 51:9 says, "Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD (Christ, Isa. 52:10; 53;1); awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut (split) Rahab (Satan's planet), and wounded the dragon (Satan)?
> > 18: And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
22: And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
Don't forget Eze. 38:20. It tells what happens when the asteroid hits Earth on the Day of the Lord. Eze. 38:19,20 says, "For in my jealousy and in the fire of MY WRATH have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea (the asteroid of Rev. 8:8 hits the Mediterranean Sea at noon, Zeph. 2:3-5), and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence (paniym, face, i.e., the Sign of the Son of Man, Mt. 24:30; Rev. 6:14), and the mountains (asteroids) shall be THROWN DOWN, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground."
Rev 16:17-19 says, "the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city (Jerusalem) was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath."
> > The nations which named in this Chapter such as: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya ... are symbol of "all direction" toward "holy city" at the end of 1000 years. At that time there will be no literal nation anymore.
When Gog's army attacks Israel, it will be on the Day of the Lord that is the Day of God's Wrath that ends the shortened Tribulation. As you know, Gog's army is from all nations. Zec 14:1-3 says, "Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather ALL NATIONS against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle."
Joshua 10:11-14 tells us about that former "day of battle", Joshua's long day. It "came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron (meaning house of hollowness, foreshadowing the harlot church of Babylon, Rev. 17,18), that THE LORD CAST DOWN GREAT STONES FROM HEAVEN (heavens, the sky) UPON THEM unto Azekah (meaning tilled), and they died: they were more which died with hailstones (eben barad, hail of sling stones) than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites (meaning publicity) before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And THE SUN STOOD STILL, AND THE MOON STAYED, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, AND HASTED NOT TO GO DOWN ABOUT A WHOLE DAY. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for THE LORD FOUGHT FOR ISRAEL."
Isa 24:1 says, "Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and TURNETH IT UPSIDE DOWN, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof." As the pummeled globe rights itself, that day will be another long day. Jesus is Joshua from the Hebrew, so it will be Jesus' long day.
At the end of the 1000 years, the nation of Israel will still exist. Israel is promised the Earth forever. Christ's kingdom will never end, and his laws will go out from Jerusalem.
Gen 13:14,15 says, "the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed FOR EVER."
Dan 7:13,14 says, "I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man (Jesus) came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: HIS DOMINION IS AN EVERLASTING DOMINION, WHICH SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, AND HIS KINGDOM THAT WHICH SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED."
Ex 15:18 says, "THE LORD SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER."
Ex 31:16,17 says, "Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a PERPETUAL covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel FOR EVER."
De 4:40 says, "Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon THE EARTH, WHICH THE LORD THY GOD GIVETH THEE, FOREVER."
Rev 21:1 says, "I saw a new (kainos, renewed, refreshed) heaven (ouranos, sky, air, i.e., atmosphere) and a new (renewed) earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away (parerchomai, neglected)".
Psa. 104:30 says, "Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and THOU RENEWEST THE FACE OF THE EARTH." This is necessary because of the destruction wrought by the asteroid impacts of Rev. 8:8,10.
II Peter 3:10 says, "the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens (atmospheric) shall pass away with a great noise, and the ELEMENTS SHALL MELT with fervent heat, the earth (ge, soil, i.e., at the impact sites) also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
> > [Revelation - Chapter 20]
> > 11: And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
The Greek word heurisko, translated "fled away", means to find (literally or figuratively): perceive, see. In John's vision of the Great White Throne Judgment, he did not see Heaven or the Earth. That doesn't mean that they ceased to exist. The Great White Throne Judgment will take place in space.
> > Ezekiel - Chapter 44
> > 1: Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.
2: Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.
The LORD (YHWH), the God of Israel (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, Jesus Christ) entered by that gate. Isa. 44:6 says, "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD (YHWH) of hosts; I am the first (YHWH King of Israel), and I am the last (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer); and beside me there is no God."
According to II Cor. 5:19, "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself". In Rev. 1:8, Jesus said, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning (YHWH King of Israel) and the ending (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer), saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, THE ALMIGHTY."
May the Lord open your understanding more and more as you research and write. Agape
Earth Asteroid Bombardment Mystery Solved?
James Owen, 9-15-05
Scientists turned planetary detectives say they may have solved a solar system whodunit: What caused a cataclysmic asteroid assault on Earth and neighboring planets some 3.9 billion years ago?
Researchers suspect that the devastating bombardment, which lasted between 20 and 200 million years, originated in the main asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.
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