The Lie of Peace Our False Prophets Teach The Lie of Peace Our False Prophets Teach There is a great lesson contained in the thirteenth chapter of Ezekiel...especially for these end times! Oddly, or perhaps it isn't at all odd...the number thirteen carries the meaning...Apostasy; Depravity and Rebellion. You will see those actions contained in this thirteenth chapter. Ezekiel 13:1-5 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD. As Ezekiel was a "son of man," we too are sons of man. We too are to prophesy against the false prophets, those that stand lying in this house of Israel today. They speak falsely and leave us unprepared for the great battle...a battle in which we will all stand. They speak words of "their own spirit" but we are to "hear ye the WORD OF THE LORD," not the word of man. 13:6-8 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken? Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD. Were they the ones that thought of this lie? No, but they continue teaching it as if it was written...it is not written for it is "a vain vision," and He did not speak it! How many listen to the false prophets instead of seeing what He spoke? 13:10-11 Because, even because they have seduced My people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter: Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it. The great hailstones ARE the false prophets! They lie, deceive, seduce His children....us. How? By preaching peace..when there is no peace. What does "peace" mean in that usage? Peace # 7965 shalowm ~ from 7999: safe, well, happy, friendly, also (abstr) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, peace, favour, friend, great, good health, perfect, peace(able,ably) prosper, rest, safe(ty), salute, welfare, well, wholly. Safe, healthy, happy. They teach we will all be safe, at peace (when there is no peace!) At peace/safe from what? We are seduced by liars telling us we will be safe/at peace from what? What do they teach (out of their own vain imaginations) that don't prepare us to stand in that great day of battle? 13:14-16 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD. Thus will I accomplish My wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it; To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD. Please understand that Jerusalem is God's holy city. A literal city? No...this speaks about us for we are His city. The false prophets prophesy to and about us falsely saying we will be safe but our Father tells us..."there is no peace," or...there is no safety as they are teaching. The wall, the lie, shall fall and the prophets that lie shall feel His wrath. The foundation of the lie "shall be discovered." The foundation of the lie that will be revealed is "a liar and the father of it," [John 8:44]. He is.... 11 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 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. We're told that there will be false prophets among us...teaching lies and the foundation of those lies is...the son of perdition. Although he raised that wall keeping us from the Lord, there are the false prophets that "daub it with untempered mortar," keeping it standing through the years and they too shall fall. What is the wall, the lie he seduces God's children with? What is the lie of peace/safety that takes down our hedge of protection in the day of battle? God not only allows this lie but He sends the delusion. Even though we know none of us have all the truth, we must have love of the truth or..... 11 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Continued.... .