Undivided Under David: The Two Sticks Prophecy Of Ezekiel - Part II

he initial installment of the present work pointed out how the Messianic Jewish led theology known as Two House, is utilizing Ezekiel’s prophecy to claim the reunification of the Northern Israelite tribes with the Southern tribes of Judah is an end time’s event.

Ezekiel’s 37th chapter follows the “dry bones” prophecy, in which the prophet sees a valley of dry bones – identified as Israel – which comes to life. This portion of the chapter is also claimed to be an end time’s event, with the Jewish Supremacists claiming it applies to the alleged re-gathering of the ethnic Jewish people into the Middle East in 1948.

The issue at hand may seem innocuous enough, as most believers have been conditioned to accept multiple versions of prophecy as varying opinions; however, the New Testament tells us that it is a deadly proposition to deny that Jesus has fulfilled prophecies which were given by the Father:

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (I John 2:22).

This epic verse turns on the word deny and, unfortunately, most believers do not understand that it is not strictly addressing the idea of simply saying that Jesus is not the LORD, as adjacent verses in the Scriptures speak of denial as the equivalent of saying that Jesus did not accomplish all that was required of Him, in order to fulfill the Father’s record of the Son:

“He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son” (I John 5:10).

An excellent example of what I’m seeking to communicate is found in the statement from the Apostle Peter, who tells us that what the disciples observed with their own eyes was not as important as the fact that Jesus fulfilled the prophet’s words, which specified how Israel would know her Saviour:

“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables…but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed…Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:16, 19-21).

Like so many other cases, believers have been falsely taught this “private interpretation” refers to novel prophetic interpretation when, in actuality, it is telling us that God Himself gave the prophets the blueprint, as a record which would allow those who hear His voice to identify the Saviour.

The concept of “private interpretation” indicates that no Scripture stands alone, or is segregated from the wider body of the Words of the Lord. Thus, those who beat people over the head with one verse, while ignoring 20 other relevant texts, are not moving in the Holy Spirit.

The point is, the LORD engineered prophecy through “holy men of God,” so that when Christ arrived, those with ears to hear would realize He is the Holy One of Israel, as He fulfilled the promises communicated by the Father. This is why John tells us if we deny that Jesus fulfilled any of the multitude of prophecies required of Him by the Father’s record, we are denying that Jesus is the Christ.

It is also why John says if we take such a dreadful step, even in ignorance, we are denying the Father as well, because we are, in effect, calling God a liar because He is the one who designated the moves of the Messiah:

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (I John 2:22).

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is truth, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ” (I John 5:20).

Over the years, Christian prophecy has gradually been shifted to what Christ will accomplish at His 2ndcoming, instead of His work in the first century,which identified Him as Christ in the first place – and the two sticks prophecy of Ezekiel is a prime example.

By claiming that the LORD will bring about the supposedly physical re-unification of the so called “lost tribes” -– identified by the false prophets as the Christian denominations of Europe and America – with the Jews in the Middle East in our time, the architects of this politicized theology are now denying the Father and the Son, for this has already occurred.

“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist” (II John 1:7).

This is the “understanding” that John referenced when He said “we know that the Son of God is come” (I John 5:20).

The problem that believers experience in receiving such things, is related to the Gospel which we’ve all been taught and, in our wretched generation, very few understand how JESUS has already accomplished what the prophets stated would occur when the Holy One of Israel arrived. Instead, we’ve been versed in an externalized version of prophecy – one in which the supposed Antichrist makes a treaty, the Jews rebuild their temple, and the military powers of the world fight against the political aspirations of the “chosen” people.

Ultimately, this gross misread of prophecy functions as an abomination of desolation in the Spiritual realm, for Christ has already reunited the divided houses of Israel and Judah, and He is the “one king to them all” (Ezekiel 37:22).

Furthermore, He has already made a “covenant of peace” with us, and this is the “everlasting covenant” in which He has written His law in our hearts, in accord with adjacent prophecies:

“Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them….For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people” (Ezekiel 37:26, Hebrews 8:10).

Thus, those who push the fulfillment of this prophecy into the future, and claim that Christ is not the King over the one people, and the Two Houses of Israel and Judah are not united in Him, are denying the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

“Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee…I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do” (John 17:1, 4).

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (I John 2:22).

--- James Lloyd

[Next: The Everlasting Righteousness That Began When The Two Sticks Of Ezekiel Were United In Christ - Undivided Under David - Part III]

More information on the true agenda of the Two House theology is found in the book THE TWO HOUSE TWIST.

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