Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 14 of 48 (23 verses.)

Ezekiel 14Wrench

YAH Condemns Syncretistic Pseudo-Believers
1 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion Then some of the elders of Israel come to me. They sit before me, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
2 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
3 Idolatry [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ these mortals have erected their excremental-idols inside their heart[s]. They set the stumbling-block of depravity before their own faces. Why should I let them ask any advice from Me?
4 Idolatry So address the [idolaters]. Say to them, โ€˜Adonai YHVH decrees, โ€˜[I confront] every man of the house of Israel who erects his nasty-idols in his heart, who lays a ruinous stumbling-block before his face, then comes to [also seek guidance from my] prophet. I YHVH answer him [with fire,] as I [always answer people who] chase polytheistic idols.
5 Idolatry [Via punishment,] I take back the hearts[s] of the house of Israel. Their idol-worship alienates them from me.
6 Repentance So tell the house of Israel, โ€œAdonai YHVH says, โ€˜Repent! Turn yourselves [away] from your idols. Spin your faces away from all your disgusting-deeds.
7 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion My [fire] answers every person (in the house of Israel, and every foreigner visiting Israel) who separates himself from me, who sets up his idols in his heart, who puts the stumbling-block of his evil before his face, then comes to [my] prophet to ask me [to tell his fortune].
Today's churchmongers spend all week chasing the devil's money. Then they sit in church for an hour and consider themselves righteous. Their idols are politicians, celebrities, possessions and the โ€˜almighty dollar.โ€™
8 Idolatry I set my face against that [idolatrous] man. I make his [death story] a sign. [His life morphs into] a [cautionary] proverb. I cut off his [life as he stands] amidst my people. Then you grasp that I am YHVH {The-Omnipotent-One}.
9 Spiritual Blindness And if a deceived prophet speaks lies, I YHVH let that preacher [die] deceived. I stretch out my hand upon him. I exterminate him right in the middle of my people (Israel).
YHVH does not deceive people. He allows them to choose to be deceived. This is the same type of Hebrew idiom used in โ€˜YHVH hardened Pharaoh's heart.โ€™ YHVH allowed Pharaoh's heart to harden. 'Deceive' = #6601 pathah: to open, allure, flatter, etc.
10 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion [False preachers] bear the harm [caused] by their ruinous [lies], ๐Ÿ˜‡. The punishment [sufffered] by the [sham] prophet equals the punishment [that smashes] whatever [fool] chases him;
11 Repentance So eventually the house of Israel stops drifting astray from me, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They stop polluting [themselves] with all their treacherous [crimes]. Again they become my people, and I their Elohim {Sovereign},โ€ foretells Adonai YHVH.
Get Your Life Straight or Burn In War Fire
12 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive] in me:
13 Political Evil [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ when a country keeps on committing devious crimes against me, I stretch out my hand upon it. I smash its food supply. I send famine upon it. I cut off man and beast from it.
That curse is smashing today's world, including the sacreligiously-Christian USA and the UK.
14 Punishment Even if these 3 mortals: Noah {Rest}, DaniEl {El-Judges}, and Job {Persecuted} lived in [this land], they could [only] snatch their own souls out [of the fire] by their [own] righteousness,โ€ laments Adonai YHVH.
World society has grown so evil that we evangelists cannot reasonably expect to bring another soul to heaven with us.
15 Punishment โ€œI [come soon to] allow evil beasts to pass through the land. They spoil it. These fury-faced animals leave it wrecked, ๐Ÿ˜‡. No man can pass through [for years]!
16 Punishment Even if those 3 men [Noah, Daniel & Job] inhabited [this land],โ€ Adonai YHVH says, โ€œas I live, those [prophets] couldn't even rescue [their] sons or daughters, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Only the [most righteous people] would rise to safety. The land would still lie desolate.
21st century Christian, your job is not to bring souls to live eternally with you in heaven. Your job is to warn them of their coming annihilation. A few might repent, but only through the holy Spirit's power, not through human effort.
17 Punishment [Swiftly] I bring a sword upon the [warmongering] country. I say, โ€˜Sword, [fly] through the land. Slice man and beast off the [earth].โ€™
18 Punishment Even if those 3 men [Noah, Daniel, Job] dwelt in [your land],โ€ Adonai YHVH warns, โ€œas I live, they couldn't even save their sons or daughters. I would only airlift the [holy ones out of danger,] no one else.
19 Political Evil I send pestilence into [every incorrigibly blasphemous] land. I pour out my fury upon it in blood. I slice [every] man and beast off its surface, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
That judgement is coming to the country you live in today.
20 Punishment Even if Noah, DaniEl and Job were in this [disgusting country],โ€ Adonai YHVH warns, โ€œas I live, they'd deliver not one [of their] son[s] nor daughter[s]. The [most] righteous [man alive] would rescue [his] own life-breath and [nothing else].โ€
21 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion For Adonai YHVH says, โ€œ[Watch] me send my four ruinous verdicts upon Jerusalem: the sword, the famine, the evil beast, and the pestilence. I [come to] excise every [ruinous] man and beast from [Judea]!
Presumably the animals were infected with human STD's or other plagues.
YAH Eventually Saves A Statistical-Few Saints
22 Redemption Yet [one day in your future you, ๐Ÿ˜‡,] see me leave in [Judea] a remnant-population, both sons and daughters [of Israel]. I bring [saints] out [of disaster]. Watch [repenters stream] forth to [seek] your [prophetic guidance]. You watch the [repenters'] life-paths and actions [improve]. You eventually feel comfort concerning the ruin I rained on Jerusalem. [At last] you [come to] understand every consequence I bring upon [my people].
23 The Body of Believers And [other] saved [people one day bring] comfort to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. With joy you share their [holy] lifestyles and their [helpful] habits. You come to see that every single thing I do, I do with [abundant] cause,โ€ says Adonai YHVH.
Our message is the informed consent that on Judgement Day obliterates the sinner's defense, โ€˜I wasn't warned!โ€™