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Ezekiel Chapter 23 Two adulterous sisters
In this chapter the Lord tells the story of Samaria and Jerusalem and how we get to their destruction.
the Lord tells Ezekiel that there were two daughters of the same mother. They became prostitutes The older sisters name was Oholah and her sister was Oholibah. In this story Oholah represents Samaria and Oholibah Represents Jerusalem. The Lord says to Ezekiel that Oholah engaged in prostitution while she was still his,she lusted after her lovers Assyrian warriors. She gave herself to the elite of the Assyrians and defiled herself with all the idols of everyone she lusted after.
The Lord says therefore I handed her over to her lovers and the stripped her naked and took away her sons and daughters, and killed her with the sword. she became an example among women
The Lord said her sister Oholibah saw what happened to Oholah yet she went down the road of prostitution. She was more corrupt than her sister. Oholibah also lusted after Assyrians elite and the Lord said that he saw her defile herself; both of them went the same way.
The Lord said that Oholibah took it even further she saw Babylonians and began to lust after them. She sent a messenger to them in Chaldea and they came to her, to her bed of love and in their lust they defiled her. The Lord says after she had been defiled she turned from them in disgust. The Lord says he turned from her in disgust, just as he had turned from her sister. And still she became more and more promiscuous thinking about the day she was a prostitute in her younger days in Egypt.
The Lord says that he will stir up her lovers against her. The Lord says that it will be his anger and they will punish her. He will put a stop to her lewd behavior and prostitution that had began in Egypt. you will not look to these things anymore he said.
The Lord says to Oholibah (Jerusalem) I am about to hand you over to the ones you hate those that you turned from in disgust. They will deal with you in hatred and take everything that you worked for. Because you have lusted after the nations and defiled yourself with their idols. you have gone the way of your sister so i put her cup in your hand.
The Lord declares to Jerusalem that destruction and sorrow will come her way just has it came for Samaria, and Jerusalem will suffer every drop
The Lord asks Ezekiel to Judge Oholah and Oholibah for committing Adultery with their Idols and for defiling his sanctuary, for sacrificing his children to the Idols. The Lord says that Jerusalem invited men from far aways and enticed them prepared for them and offered up incense and oils that belong to him.
The Lord said a mob will come against her and cause destruction this will put down and end the lewdness and prostitution.
In this chapter the Lord has Ezekiel tell the people of Jerusalem why they are being handed over. In the story of the two sisters the Lord shows how they gave them selves up without any concern for him. Forming alliances with godless nations, and being lewd by desire to have things. We must be careful, I always wondered where the term ” I serve a Jealous God” comes from. In this chapter we see his Jealousy, we see haow upset he is. He loves us so much and angers when we put things desires before him. The christian walk can be a hard thing to do. We must remember he is our provider and our strength. we must be ready to put our faith in him and not try to control with our desires remember the enemy lures through desires. be ready to rebuke the enemies entice of desires, and call him out. At that moment God will show up. God Bless You
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