It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
But I do agree with you that it totally blocks everything in man that is good, kind, compassionate, unselfish and at peace. It causes huge discrimination and devision. Religion has become financial institutions of a profiteering nature hiding behind a facade of spirituality. Wars can never be of a pure nature and thus it cannot ever be faught in the name of the Creator. The Graceful Being must be appaled at the way we conduct ourselves 'in His name'. It is an illusion in the mind of people that peace can be reached through violence. It is often a total facade for greed, power, and total ego and selfishness.
edit on 10-10-2011 by UnlimitedSky because: (no reason given)
As I looked, behold, i a stormy wind came j out of the north, and a great cloud, with k brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, l as it were gleaming metal.2 5 And from the midst of it came the likeness of m four living creatures. nAnd this was their appearance: they had a human likeness, 6 o but each had four faces, and each of them had four wings. 7 Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot. And they sparkled p like burnished bronze. 8 Under their wings q on their four sides r they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus: 9 their wings touched one another. s Each one of them went straight forward, q without turning as they went. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, t each had a human
face. The four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four had the face of an eagle. 11 Such were their faces. And their wings were spread out above. Each creature had two wings, each of which touched the wing of another, while u two covered their bodies. 12 sAnd each went straight forward. v Wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went. 13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was w like burning coals of fire, w like the appearance of torches moving to and fro among the living creatures. xAnd the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. 14 And the living creatures y darted to and fro, z like the appearance of a flash of lightning.
15 a Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them.1 16 aAs for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like b the gleaming of beryl. cAnd the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel. 17 d When they went, they went e in any of their four directions2 f without turning as they went. 18 And their rims were tall and awesome, g and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around. 19 hAnd when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; i and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose. 20 j Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them, j for the spirit of the living creatures3 was in the wheels. 21 h When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; i and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them, j for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
8 “But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. o Be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and p eat what I give you.” 9 And when I looked, behold, q a hand was stretched out to me, and behold, r a scroll of a book was in it. 10 And he spread it before me. And it had writing s on the front and on the back, and there were written on it words of lamentation and mourning and woe.
And he said to me, c “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. t Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” u Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth v as sweet as honey.
Originally posted by catwhoknowsplusone
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Thank you for that,
I am feeling totally gobsmacked!
So, what do we make of this?
•In the third group (xii-xix) many different prophecies are brought together, whose sole connection is the relation they bear to the guilt and punishment of Jerusalem and Juda. Ezekiel prophesies by symbolic actions the exile of the people, the flight of Sedecias, and the devastation of the land (xii, 1-20). Then follow Divine revelations regarding belief in false prophecies, and disbelief in the very presence of true prophecy. This was one of the causes of the horrors (xiii, 21-xiv, 11), to be visited upon the remnant of the inhabitants of Jerusalem (xiv, 12-23). The prophet likens Jerusalem to the dead wood of the vine, which is destined for the fire (xv); in an elaborate denunciation he represents Juda as a shameless harlot, who surpasses Samaria and Sodom in malice (xvi), and in a new simile, he condemns King Sedecias (xvii). After a discourse on the justice of God (xviii), there follows a further lamentation over the princes and the people of Juda (xix).