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Bible Study by Dena Stevens for Sept. 19, 2013

SoVaNow.com / September 20, 2013
Ezek. 32:24 “There is Elam” (the word ‘Elam’ means the blind, and it’s speaking of the deceived Christians in the end times) “And all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised” (in shame) “into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.” How ashamed the people will be - those who should have known better - when they realize they have followed the wrong “Jesus’; Satan.

Ezek. 32:25 “The have set her” (the deceived) “a bed” (a place) “in the midst of” ( in the middle of) “the slain” (the deceived) “with all her multitude:” (there will be many, many of those who are deceived) “her raves are round about him:” (Antichrist) “all of them uncircumcised,” (shamed) “slain by the sword; though their terror was caused in the land of the living,” (meaning they could have lived also, because the living Truth was among them, but they would not listen; they fell for Satan’s message) “Yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit;” (Satan and his fallen angels) “he is put in the midst of them that be slain.” True circumcision is not of the flesh, but of the spirit.

Exek. 32:26 “There is Meshech” (the old name for Russia) “Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword,” (made spiritually dead by that lying tongue of Satan) “though they caused their terror in the land of the living.” People from all nations will be deceived.

Ezek. 32:27 “And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised,” (those who died physically and spiritually before the tribulation. The mighty warriors among the unbelievers at least died proudly and were buried with dignity. Those who call themselves believers will not even have the dignity of the heathen in burial) “which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.” The meaning of this is that although the heathen general might have a sword placed under his head for dignity, these foolish ones who follow after the traditions of men, all they are going to have put under their heads is a symbolic sword of the king of Babylon, and that’s the lies that he spreads. I might add that the mark of the beast in their foreheads will be their only mark of glory if they worship Satan.

This next verse is addressed to Pharaoh: Ezek. 32:28 “Yea, thou shalt be broken” (overthrown; cease to be a nation) “in the midst of the uncircumcised,” (the shamed) “and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.” This is fixing the time as being at the end. God has promised that Egypt will always be a nation, albeit a ‘base’, or not a great one. When Egypt ceases being a nation, it will be because the end has come, and they are absorbed into the one-world system.

Ezek. 32:29 “There is Edom,” (Edom in the Hebrew language means ‘red’, and is speaking of Russia) “her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they slll lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.” This is not talking about the citizens of Russia who are Christians, or in any other place in the world, but about those godless leaders and people of that nation who have either rejected Christ or who have not cared anything about God and or religion.

Ezek. 32:30 “There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians,” (Satan’s stronghold) “which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.” Everybody will know when the True Christ returns at the Second Advent. They will know that they have been following the false ‘Christ’. Many of them will be crying for the mountains to fall on them because of the shame brought on because they were fooled by Satan.

Ezek. 32:31 “Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted” (in the sense that misery loves company) “over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord God.” Israel always tried to lean on Egypt, rather than leaning on Almighty God, but now, Pharaoh will be the one looking for someone to lean on. He will lean on Antichrist, and when they realize that the one they leaned on was Satan, and he cannot help them, they will have nobody to comfort them. They only have each other in their misery.

Ezek. 32:32 “For I have caused” (given permission for) “My terror in the land of the living:” (this is God speaking) “and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God.”

Nobody will be spared who does not follow the Lord God; not even Pharaohs, kings, presidents or anyone else. No matter what station in life they hold, without Christ’s salvation, they will march into the lake of fire, along with Satan, at the end of the Millennium.



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