The Prophet Isaiah was told in precise terms that the heathen would call themselves by God’s name, and that God’s people in the midst of the heathen would also sin by calling the heathen “Israel”.
”And when they entered unto the heathen, wherever they went, they profaned my name when they said to them, “These are the people of the Lord, and are gone forth out of the land…”
The word “heathen” refers to those who reject God’s commands. Among them are pimps, child sacrificers and politicians.
The greater sin is that God’s people agree to this misidentification. How can we call this band of murderers and thieves “Israel”? This is truly a great abomination.
The prophet is told that it will not be for our sake that God will correct this error, because we don’t deserve what he’ll do for us. Rather, it will be for the sake of His Holy Name alone that he will put an end to this profanity.
“…I will sanctify my great name which was profaned among the heathen, which you have profaned in the midst of them and the heathen shall know that I am Lord…”
“In that day…I will also cause to dwell in the cities and the wastes shall be builded..like the Garden of Eden…fenced and inhabited.
Theft of the name Israel is tied into theft of the inheritance and the promise.
Isa 36 speaks of the heathen gloating and celebrating this theft. Not only is the land stolen, but the reputation of the heathen is put upon God’s People, so that the innocent are made to “bear the shame of the heathen”.
”Prophecy unto the mountains of Israel…thus saith the Lord God’, Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha! Even the ancient high places are ours in possession…Because they have made desolate…that you might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen and you are taken up in the lips of gossips and an infamy of the people, therefore…because ye have borne the shame of the heathen that surrounds you, they shall bear their shame, for behold, I am for you.”
The Lord God goes into great detail about precisely who the enemy is and how he’ll deal with them for their transgressions. This is all found in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
The King of Babylon [Trump] is sent by God to do this work, but he had no wages for his army. He pays them with land and spoils of the heathen.
”In that day will I cause the trumpets [a call to war] of the House of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee ‘opening of the mouth’ in the midst of them and they shall know that I am Lord…when I set a fire in Egypt and all her helpers are destroyed.”
The term ‘opening of the mouth’ is reference to Isa 3:25 where the prophet is warned that “…Oh Son of Man [God’s title for the true high priest], behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them and thou shalt not go out among them.”
“And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth and thou shalt be dumb [unable to speak], and shall not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.”
Isaiah in Chapter 24 is told that the prophet will eventually be able to speak to “him which is escaped…and thou shall be a sign to them, and they shall know that I am Lord.”
The Cauldron is a “Melting Pot:
The Lord God is not happy about calling his people’s land a “melting pot”. The prophet Ezekiel is given the message in Chapter 11 when Ezekiel looks towards the East [toward America] and sees 25 men.
“Then said he unto me, Son of Man, these are the men that devise mischief and give wicked Council in this city, which say, it is not near us, let us build houses, this is the cauldron and we get the flesh.”
“Therefore prophecy against them, prophecy O Son of Man…thus saith the Lord: Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they the flesh and this the cauldron…this shall not be your cauldron, neither shall ye get the flesh in the midst…
Again in Ezekiel 24:
”Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is not gone out of it…bring it out piece by piece, let no lot fall upon it.”
‘Let no lot fall upon it” means no inheritance, no land and no Priesthood. Who is Ezekiel seeing? Chapter three says “Then I came to the captives of “Tel abib” and there God makes Ezekiel a watchman unto the House of Israel. It is Telabib that “puts the bands on Ezekiel” and it is Telabib where God says, “because of all their abominations, Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations…neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.”
Ezekiel in Chapter 4 is told to get on the internet and lay seige to Jerusalem…
“Thou also Son of Man, take thee a tile [tiled images on the computer screen to compare faces], and lay it before thee, and portray upon it the city of Jerusalem.”
“And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, set the camp also against it, and set ramming devices against it round about.”
“Moreover, take thou unto thee an iron pan [a computer server, mother board or radar jamming device comes to mind] and set it as a wall of iron between thee and the city and set thy face against it…This is a signal to the House of Israel…therefore shalt thou set thy face towards the siege of Jerusalem , and thine arm uncover and thou shalt prophecy against it.”
Ezekiel in Chapter 4 details how the High Priest is made to bear the iniquity of the transgressors. This is also described by Hawaiian historians as the function of the Kahuna, the old word for High Priest. The High Priest volunteers to accept physical suffering in order to cleanse the guilt of sinners and thereby remove collective guilt from the entire tribe.
This is the true function of the High Priest. The High Priest families are not given an inheritance of land. In return for their services they are allowed living quarters within the Temple and they are allowed to take the offering meat from the cauldron with a “talon”. This talon is a three pronged fork which is the measure of the amount of meat allowed to the Priest, along with measures of wheat and oil.
The High Priest is required to work for God. “And behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy seige.”