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Yeckizki'Yah/Ezekiel 17 and a great eagle with great wings and the USA government seal:

12/2/6986 7th day of the week (02/12/05)

Updated 11/25/6990 [5769] 7th day of the week (02/21/09)

Updated 09/18/6991 [5770] 1st day of the week (12/06/09)

Yechizki'Yah/Ezekiel 17:1:  And the Word of YaHVeH came to me, saying,

2. Ben of Adam, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Yisrael;

3. And say, This says the Rabbi YaHViH; A great eagle with great wings, long winged, full of feathers, which had variegation/rikmah of colors, came to Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

From JAMIESON/FAUSSET/BROWN A COMMENTARY CRITICAL, EXPERIMENTAL, AND PRACTICAL VOLUME II PART II PAGE 260 and 261:

 

Page 260.

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This needs to be noted in this commentary. You MUST remember when reading Yech-iz-ki'Yah that the House of Yisrael had already been taken captive over 130 years earlier by the Assyrian Empire, before the House of Yahudah was taken captive by the Babylonian Empire. Yechizkiyah was receiving his visions around 132 years (updating time line FCA/608 BCE) after the House of Yisrael was taken captive (updating time line FCA/740 BCE), and he was with the captives of the House of Yahudah.

{Daniel/Daniy'Yah: 7:1: In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

Da: 7:2: Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the shameh strove upon the great sea.

Da: 7:3: And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

Da: 7:4: The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.}

Yechizki'Yah 17:4:  He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants.

5.  He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.

 

{Genesis (B’resheet): 49:22: Yoseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

Ge: 49:23: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

Ge: 49:24: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty of Ya'akob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Yisrael:)

I think this needs to be noted about verse 24. If you look up this verse in E-sword Strong’s Concordance you will see that the word for “God” is not there:

[Gen 49:24:  But his bow7198 abode3427 in strength,386 and the arms2220 of his hands3027 were made strong6339 by the hands4480, 3027 of the mighty46 God of Jacob;3290 (from thence4480, 8033 is the shepherd,7462 the stone68 of Israel:)3478]

Do you see where I underlined? It says “...mighty God of Jacob...” Normally the number code in Strong’s Concordance is 410 for “El” or 430 for “Elohiym,” if you will notice the number code is missing and the word “God” is in gray. Evidently the word does not actually appear in the manuscript. So I believe the phrase should be the “the mighty of Ya'akob” instead of “the mighty God of Jacob.” The implication is that it is not Yahveh who they are relying on for strength, but as the pagan nations around them did, they relied on the god of forces (Daniel 11:38) for their strength. They rely on their fleshy arm (Yirmi'Yah/Jer. 17:5; Yechizki'Yah/Ezek. 33:26; Hoshea 8:14), their military power, their chariots and horses for their protection and strength. Yahveh has allowed it; because HE is going to use these very things they rely on to protect them to backfire in their faces. I believe the verse is talking about the mighty (military) men of Ya'akob.

Ge: 49:25: Even by the El of your father, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall prosper you with prosperity of shameh above, prosperity of the deep that lies under, prosperity of the breasts, and of the womb:

Notice verse 25 plainly says “...the El of your father, who shall help you...” Now if we look at the verse in E-sword Strong’s Concordance it reads:

[Gen 49:25:  Even by the God4480, 410 of thy father,1 who shall help5826 thee; and by the Almighty,7706 who shall bless1288 thee with blessings1293 of heaven8064 above,4480, 5920 blessings1293 of the deep8415 that lieth7257 under,8478 blessings1293 of the breasts,7699 and of the womb:7356 ]

Do you see the number code 410? This is the Strong’s code for “El.” Notice it says “by the El of thy father, who shall help...” This is speaking about Yahshua Mashiyach, Yahveh’s right hand rescuing the children of Yisrael after the Great Tribulation is over, which is signaled by the sound of the 7th trumpet.

E-Sword Strong’s Concordance the Hebrew word translated into “God” is:

H410

àى

'E^l

Ale

Shortened from H352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity): - God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might (-y one), power, strong. Compare names in “-el.”

Ge: 49:26: The prosperity of your father have prevailed above the prosperity of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Yoseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.}

Yechizkiyah 17:6:  And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.

7. There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.

{Daniel: 7:6: After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.}

Yechizkiyah 17:8:  It was planted in a bountiful soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a ample/ad-de-reth vine.

The body of Yahshua also needs to remember that Yoseph was planted in Egypt by his brothers selling him into slavery, and by doing so Yahveh used Egypt a pagan kingdom to sustain the children of Yisrael during times of plenty and famine. Yoseph became 2nd in command under Pharaoh. At that time Egypt was the “bountiful soil by great waters.”

Yechizkiyah 17:9:  Say you This says the Rabbi YaHViH; shall it prosper? Shall HE not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? It shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof.

10.  Yes observe, being planted, shall it prosper? Shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind touches it? It shall wither in the furrows where it grew. 

The eagle with wings is the symbol of transporting the system of Babylon. The eagle is a bird of prey it devours. I don’t believe it is any small coincidence that the symbol the USA (Menashsheh, one of the shepherd tribes of the house of Yisrael) seal is an eagle. The children of Yisrael continue to want to be like the nations around them (I Samuel 8), no matter where Yahveh scatters them.

I don’t believe we can call the USA the Babylon spoken of in Revelation. Yes, the USA system is based on the Babylonian, Greek and Roman system/image of the Beast of Revelation 13:14, but I believe we have to stay in the boundaries of Daniel chapter 2 and chapter 7 in understanding these hidden things. When Yahshua returns it will be the Beast power of Rome with ten horns of Middle East kings that is in existence. I believe we have to look at the EU as that final Roman beast, Babylonian system that will have great power, influence and dominance over the whole world. I believe it to be the beast power that Yahveh will use to punish the children of Yisrael for their disobedience.

Understand it is the USA (Menashsheh) and (Shepherd tribes of the house of Yisrael) the UK (Ephrayim) who are right now resurrecting the attitude/ruach of Babylon, which we know today as Iraq.

Articles to read:

58: http://bodyofyahshuakeptinyahvehsname.webs.com/58relavenceofjer13.htm

61: http://bodyofyahshuakeptinyahvehsname.webs.com/61zechariah56.htm

72: http://bodyofyahshuakeptinyahvehsname.webs.com/72howezekiel16.htm

Yechizkiyah 17:11:  Moreover the Word of YaHVeH came to me, saying,

12.  Say now to the rebellious house, Know you all not what these things mean? Tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Yahushalam, and has taken the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to Babylon;

13.    And has taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and has taken an oath of him: he has also taken the mighty of the land:

14.    That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand.

From what I understand of this verse, the king of Babylon made an agreement with the king of the house of Yahudah not to lift itself up and stay under Babylon’s authority, so the House of Yudah can continue as a nation/kingdom/government.

Yechizkiyah 17:15:  But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? Shall he escape that does such things? Or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?

16.  As I live, saith the Rabbi YaHViH, surely in the place where the king dwells that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die.

Refer to YirmiYah chapters 24 – 26. Also refer to YirmiYah chapters 32 – 39.

Yechizkiyah 17:17:  Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company make for him in the war, by casting up mounts, and building forts, to cut off many persons:

18. Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and has done all these things, he shall not escape.

19. Therefore this says the Rabbi YaHViH; As I live, surely MINE oath that he has despised, and MY covenant that he has broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head.

20. And I will spread MY net upon him, and he shall be taken in MY snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he has trespassed against ME.

Note the USA and UK (Shepherd tribes of the House of Yisrael) as I type this article have their military stationed in Iraq (Babylon).

Yechizkiyah 17:21:  And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the sword, and they that remain shall be scattered toward all winds: and all of you shall know that I YaHVeH have spoken it.

22. Thus says  Rabbi YaHViH; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon a high mountain and eminent:

This planting of a “tender one” on a “high mountain and eminent” is speaking about royalty. Remember the assignment that Yahveh gave YirmiYah:

{Jeremiah/YirmiYah: 1:9: Then YaHVeH put forth HIS hand, and touched my mouth.  And YaHVeH said to me, Behold, I have put MY words in thy mouth.

Yirmi'Yah: 1:10: See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.}

Yechizk'Yah 17:23:  In the mountain of the height of Yisrael will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a ample cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.

So we can see now that Yahveh through YirmiYah was going to move the royal seed to another location. The question is where was and is that location that the royal seed of Yisrael would be planted? It was planted in England and before the USA was a great and powerful kingdom, Great Britain was even greater. It was through Great Britain that the USA even became a nation, because the USA was one of her colonies. Remember it would dwell in the “shadow of the branches” of Babylon. The royal seal of Great Britain (today the United Kingdom) is the lion. Not only is the lion symbol for the tribe of Yahudah (Gen. 49:9); it is the symbol for Babylon (Daniel 7:4). It is also the royal seal for Great Britain. The same goes for the USA. Remember they would be dwelling in the “shadow of the branches” of Babylon. Not only is the eagle the symbol for Assyria it is the seal of the USA government and the symbol for the tribes of Yisrael that camped in the west. Remember the beast in Rev. 4:7 it had four faces; one like a lion, eagle, ox and man. These four symbols represent the tribes of Yisrael and in what direction they camped. Here is an illustration:

 

Do you see? No matter where Yahveh scatters the children of Yisrael they continue to promote the influence of Babylon with them. They truly are “sniff-hearted” people (Yechizkiyah/Ezek. 2:4).

The British Royal Arms Seal copied from this web site:

http://www.parowanprophet.com/Great_Seal/british_symbols-2.htm


Seal of the United States of America

Picture was copied from THE NEW BOOK OF KNOWELDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA COPYRIGHT IN 1980 VOLUME 7 PAGE 329 

From E-Sword Strong’s Concordance the word for “shadow” is:

H6738

ِى

Tse^l

Tsale

From H6751; shade, whether literally or figuratively: - defence, shade (-ow).

I believe verse 22 and 23 is speaking about a future nation (which is today USA and UK Rev. 12:14) that will allow the children of Yisrael to be protected for a period of time. Remember the Word of Yahveh says, “...in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.” A “shadow” is made by an object that stands in front of a light source, and the outline of the object is projected somewhere. When I think of a shadow I think of concealment, a place to hide from something or someone or a person to lurk in. A shadow also gives you protection from the heat of the day. It reminds me of Psalm 83:3:

{Psalms: 83:3: They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.}

A shadow is projected by an image, and a nation can copy that image and only be a shadow of that image, not as splendid and defined as the true image, but conforms to it close enough to resemble the religious system of Babylon, which the disobedient children of Yisrael have accepted and submitted to the teaching of that system. Remember Revelation 13:11-14 another beast came up with two horns like a lamb, which was the Roman Catholic Church in the west and later the Greek Orthodox Church in the east (Rev. 13:11). All the other Protestant religions take their queues from these two horns, hence that is why they are called the "Mother of Harlots..." the Protestants/Harlots are the off spring of their Mother.Also remember the children of  Yisrael are liken to clay (Yasha'Yah 64:8); remember the miry clay that is mixed in the feet and toes of the statue of Daniel chapter 2. That is the children of Yisrael and they are held captive until the stone is cut out of the mountain without hands comes and smashes the feet of the statue so the entire structure crumbles to the ground.

This is from the American Heritage Dictionary 3rd edition:

Shad·ow (sh²d“½)

 n.

1. An area that is not or is only partially irradiated or illuminated because of the interception of radiation by an opaque object between the area and the source of radiation.

2. The rough image cast by an object blocking rays of illumination.

3. An imperfect imitation or copy.

4. shadows The darkness following sunset.

5. a. A feeling of gloom or unhappiness.

b. A cause of gloom or unhappiness.

6. A shaded area in a picture or photograph.

7. A mirrored image or reflection.

8. A phantom; a ghost.

9. a. One, such as a detective or spy, that follows or trails another.

b. A constant companion.

10. A faint indication; a premonition.

11. A vestige or remnant.

12. An insignificant portion or amount; a trace.

13. Shelter; protection.

 v. Shad·owed shad·ow·ing shad·ows

 v.  tr.

1. To cast a shadow on; shade.

2. To make gloomy or dark; cloud.

3. To represent vaguely, mysteriously, or prophetically.

4. To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.

5. To follow, especially in secret; trail.

 v.  intr.

1. To change by gradual degrees.

2. To become clouded over as if with shadows.

 adj.

1. Not having official status.

 [ Middle English from Old English sceaduwe, oblique case of sceadu]

 shadow·er n.[1]



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Yechizki'Yah 17:24:  And all the trees of the field shall know that I YaHVeH have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I YaHVeH have spoken and have done it.

In closing the Babylon that Revelation is speaking about is the system that will defeat the nations of Yisrael (UK and USA are shepherd tribes of the House of  Yisrael and House of Yudah is the modern day "Jewish" state) and hold them captive until Mashiyach returns in the clouds. YaHVeH will use the very system the children of Yisrael wants to emulate as HE did anciently, HE will use in the end/"last days" to punish them. That's why YaHVeH had Yirmi'Yah write this down:

Yirmi'Yah: 13:21  What will you say when HE shall punish you? for you have taught them to be captains, and as chief over you: shall not sorrows take you, as a woman in travail?

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