Ezekiel 11:1-2; 1 Moreover the Ruach lifted me up, and brought me to the East Gate of vuvh’s Bayit, which looks eastward: and see at the door of the gate twenty-five men; among whom I saw Ya-azanyah the son of Atzur, and Pelatyahu the son of Benyahu, the leaders of the people. 2 Then said He to me, Ben-adam, […]
Ezekiel 11:1-2; 1 Moreover the Ruach lifted me up, and brought me to the East Gate of vuvh’s Bayit, which looks eastward: and see at the door of the gate twenty-five men; among whom I saw Ya-azanyah the son of Atzur, and Pelatyahu the son of Benyahu, the leaders of the people. 2 Then said He to me, Ben-adam, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
These are the Levitical priests and the Levitical High Priest, the 24 orders of the priests, plus the High Priest!
Don’t set the Feastal calendar by the hybrid math from the DSS, Enoch, and Jubilees, which aren’t scripture because you can tie many of these calendars back to the 24 priestly courses, which were apostate pagan sun worshippers!
Ezekiel 11:3 Who say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the cooking pot, and we are the meat.
The Jerusalemites were twisting Jeremiah’s prophetic words into a heretical message:
Jere 29:4 So says יהוה T’zvuot, the Elohim of Israel, to all the exiles whom I caused to be exiled from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their fruit….When according to My Word seventy years have been fulfilled for Babylon,
Ezekiel 11:4-7; 4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O Ben adam. 5 And the Ruach of vuvh fell upon me, and said to me, Speak; This says vuvh; This have you said, O Beit Yisrael for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them. 6 You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled the streets of it with the slain. 7 Therefore this says the Master vuvh; Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the cooking pot: but I will bring you out of the midst of it.
Those who claimed they would survive the Babylonian attack murdered people who wanted to make peace with Nebuchadnezzar. They filled the back alleys with bodies to conceal their crimes.
The slain are the meat; the city the pot and יהוה will ladle out the inhabitants from the pot and place them in the oven of Babylon for a 70 year slow bake crockpot!
Micah 3:1-3; 1 O house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice? 2 You who hate the good and love the evil; who pull their skin off them, and their flesh from their bones; 3 who also eat the flesh of My people, and strip their skin off them. And they break their bones and chop them in pieces, like that in the pot, like those in the middle of the kettle.
Ezekiel 11:8-11; 8 You have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, says the Master vuvh. 9 And I will bring you out of the midst of it, and deliver you into the hands of foreigners, and will execute mishpatim among you. 10 You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the borders of Yisrael; and you shall know that I am vuvh. 11 This city shall not be your cooking pot, neither shall you be the meat in the midst of it; but I will judge you in the borders of Yisrael:
2 Kings 25:4-6; 4 by the king’s garden. And the Chaldeans were against the city all round. And the king went the way toward the plain. 5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. And all his army were scattered from him. 6 And they took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon, to Riblah. And they gave judgment on him. 7 And they killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with bronze chains and carried him to Babylon.
Ezekiel 11:12-13; 12 And you shall know that I am vuvh: for you have not had your halacha in My chukim, neither did you execute My mishpatim, 11:12 1/2 but have done after the customs of the gentiles that are around you. 13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatyahu the son of Benyahu died. Then I fell down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Oy, Master vuvh! 11:13 1/2 Will You make a full end of the remnant of Yisrael?
Ezekiel 11:14-15; 14 Again the Word of vuvh came to me, saying, 15 Ben-adam, as for your brothers,even your brothers,the men of your relatives, and kol Beit Yisrael, are those to whom the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim have said,
This verse refers to four categories:
Inhabitants of Jerusalem
Members of Judah & Benjamin.
Distance yourselves from vuvh: to us is this land given in possession.
The people of Jerusalem were so far gone, that they actually thought that their brethren had been exiled not because of sin, but because they failed to worship idols.
Ezekiel 11:16 Therefore say, This says the Master vuvh; 16.5 Although I have cast them far off among the gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little kadosh place in the countries where they shall come.
Ezekiel 11:17 Therefore say, This says the Master vuvh; I will even gather you from the peoples, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Yisrael.
The Promise of restoration if repentance is performed vs.11:18-22:
Ezekiel 11:18-21; 18 And they shall come to the land, and they shall take away all the detestable things of the land and all the abominations from there. 19 And I will give them lev echad, and I will put a new Ruach inside you; and I will take the stony lev out of their flesh, and will give them a lev of flesh: 20 That they may have their halacha in My chukim and keep My mishpatim, and do them: and they shall be My people-Ami, and I will be their Elohim. 21 But as for them whose lev follows after the lev of their own detestable things and abominations, I will repay their derech upon their own heads, says the Master vuvh.
Departure of the Glory of Yah:
Ezekiel 11:22-25; 22 Then did the cheruvim lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the tifereth of the Elohim of Yisrael was over above them. 23 And the tifereth of vuvh went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain, which is on the east side of the city. 24 Afterwards the Ruach took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Ruach of Elohim into Chaldea, to those in the exile. So the vision that I had seen departed from me. 25 Then I spoke to those of the exile all the things that vuvh had shown me.
Ezekiel 12:1-4; 1 Ezek prepares baggage for the exile: The word of vuvh also came to me, saying, 2 Ben-adam, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious bayit, who have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious bayit. 3 Therefore, Ben-adam, prepare baggage for exile, and go into exile during the day in their sight; and you shall be exiled from your place to another place in their sight: it may be they will reconsider things, though they be a rebellious bayit. 4 Then shall you bring out your baggage by day in their sight, as baggage for exile: and you shall go out at evening in their sight also, like those that go out into exile.
In vs. 3-6 “before their eyes” is used 6 times, a counterpoint to the description that, “they have eyes to see but do not see.”
Verse 3-6 also symbolize the 3 exiles:
the Ten Tribes,
the second exile of Jehoiachin,
and the third exile that for which Zedekiah and the remaining residents of Jerusalem were destined.
Zedekiah’s future blinding at the hands of the Chaldeans is prophetically unmasked.
Because they were ignoring all the prophetic warnings, now יהוה instructs Ezekiel to take new measures to symbolize YHWH’s message in concrete ways just as Jeremiah had done:
Jeremiah 51:63 And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, you shall tie a stone to it and throw it into the middle of Euphrates.64 And you shall say, In this way shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring on her. And they shall be weary. So far are the words of Jeremiah.
Implements of exile: a bag, a mat, and a dish. Each could be used for two purposes:
The bag could contain flour and be used for a pillow
The dish could be used to eat and drink from
The mat could be used to sit and sleep on.
Had the Jews listened to the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel at least they could have prepared bread for themselves in the kneading bowl instead:
Lamentations 3:16 He also broke my teeth with gravel; He has covered me in the ashes.
Jeremiah 31:30 But every man shall die in his iniquity. Every man who eats bitter grapes, his teeth will be blunt.
The exiles had to dig holes in the ground in which to knead their dough, and the pebbles got stuck in the dough, which they baked over their excrement. When they ate the bread, their teeth were blunted.
The significance of this tale of the implements of exile and punishment wasn’t lost in the consciousness of Israel, ever!
Yahusha exploits this history and deliberately contrasts it when the New Covenant comes about;instead of 70 years of exile, He sends out 70 disciples to the 70 nations and makes sure that NO implements of exile would accompany them, because there was a mission of restoration, not a mission of judgement:
Luke 10:1-4; 1 And after these things Yahusha appointed seventy others, And He sent them two and two before His face into every city and place where He was about to come. 2 Then He said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray to the Master of the harvest that He may send forth laborers into His harvest. 3 Go! Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse nor bag nor sandals.
Ezekiel digs through the wall:
Ezekiel 12:5-6; 5 Dig through the wall in their sight, and bring them out through it. 6 In their sight shall you bear it upon your shoulders, and carry it out in the twilight: you shall cover your face, that you do not see the land:
Jeremiah 39:4 And it happened when Zedekiah, the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, then they fled, and went out from the city by night, by the way of the king’s garden, by the gate between the two walls. And he went out the way of the plain. 5 But the Chaldean army pursued them.