The Flying Scroll – The Word of God

Zecheriah 5:1-4 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.
And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is 20 cubits, and the breadth there of 10 cubits.

Then said he unto, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for everyone that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and everyone that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

Ezekiel 3:1-4 Moreover he (God) said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
I write these verses so one can see the ‘roll’ clearly refers to the Word of God.

We eat the word of God – we must totally feed on it and we find it is sweet however we digest it thoroughly and it fills our bowels with compassion. In otherwords we develop a strong desire to share this spiritual food with others. We find that the word of God is direct, straight, and leaves no room to walk to the one side or the other. Many people all over the world go to religion of one kind or another claiming ‘Jesus’ and swear falsely in the name and the word of God becomes a curse to them, bringing judgement. Jesus said in John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. We see in Zecheriah 5 in the opening verses that people will not walk in the word but rather to one side of it or the other so bringing destruction to their homes.

Zecheriah 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? For they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet (plumbline) in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and for through the whole earth.

Isaiah 28:16-17 (Jesus Is Coming – He Is The Word) Therefore this saith the LORD God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste

V.17 Judgement also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies (read Rev. 16:21), and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

Jesus, the Word of God, is the plummet, or plumbline. He comes with grace and mercy to those who believe in him and with judgement for those who don’t. What is the criteria – you walk the line.

1 John 2: 3, 4, 5 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. V.4. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a lair, and the truth is not in him. V.5 But whose keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Amos 7: 7,8 Thus he shewed me: and behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

V.8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them anymore.
Plummet = a weight on the end of line.
Plumbline = narrow

Matthew 7:13, 14 Enter ye in at the strait gate for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeath to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

V.14 Because straight is the gate (plummet, Jesus, the Word – John 10:2,7), and the narrow is the way (Plumbline, Jesus, the way – John 14:6), which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate (the Word of God) for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

There is coming a time when the door is shut and many shall come banging on the door to get in because thy have believed in their religious service and good works, not the person of Jesus Christ the righteous, IN Matthew 6:24 Jesus said, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon.

Put simply religion is not faith. Either you have religion, which is unbelief in Jesus Christ, the Word of God: Or you have complete faith in Jesus Christ the Righteous and his finished work at the cross with no need or desire for religious works and the faith of Jesus Christ in you will produce the godly life God has purposed for you in Christ Jesus.

Luke 18:7,8,9. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

V.8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man Cometh, shall he find faith on earth?

V.9 And he spoke this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteousness and despised others.

Isaiah 65:2-6 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good (religious self justification), after their own thoughts.

V.3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incese upon altars of brick;

V.4 Which remain among the graves and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of adominable things is in their vessels;

V.5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in a my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

V.6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

V.7 You iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

This world is almost done. Jesus is coming very, very, soon and will put a complete end to everything. We are at the end of the thousand year reign. There will be no new temple or peace treaty in the middle east: And the nation of Israel will be destroyed before Jesus comes back. Where do you stand – on the Word of God, the Rock (Matt 7). The way truth and life (Jn. 14:6) or is your house built on the shifting sands of false religious doctrines perpetuated by the false prophet Billy Graham who rose up in 1949 to strongly support the new nation of Israel as part of his message. Read revelation 13 carefully and prayerfully.

I urge you all to get on your face and cry out to God, repenting of your sins if you don’t already know the truth, the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
Amen
Harald Shepherd
Tues. 16th July, 2008

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