919 - Les Feldick Bible Study - Lesson 2 Part 3 Book 77 - Connecting The Dots Of Scripture - Part 43
Through the Bible with Les Feldick
LESSON 2 * PART 3 * BOOK 77
CONNECTING THE DOTS OF SCRIPTURE – PART 43
Genesis – Revelation (The Kingdom)
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All right, Ezekiel chapter 47, and we’re going to continue on with the Old Testament prophecies concerning this time that is still future. We’ve been looking at all the horrors of the Tribulation in the past several tapings. That’s why we’re looking at the Kingdom now, because that’s the next event after the Battle of Armageddon. We’re going to be looking at the Second Coming of Christ, if not this afternoon, it’ll be in our next taping.
But here we’re still in the Old Testament promises concerning this glorious Heaven on earth Kingdom with the capital in Jerusalem. All right, in Ezekiel chapter 47, Ezekiel is describing the millennial throne in Jerusalem. I’m not going to take the time to go back to all that. But in the first verses of chapter 47, he’s speaking of the throne room in Jerusalem as being the headwaters of this gorgeous river that’s going to flow from Jerusalem to the Mediterranean to the West, and it’s also going to flow to the Dead Sea to the East.
Now, we’re going to pick up the one that flows east of the Dead Sea in Ezekiel 47 verse 7. Now get the picture. Christ is ruling from the throne room on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. From underneath the throne room will come this fountain of fresh water—half going west to the Mediterranean and half going east to the Dead Sea.
“Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and the other. (in other words, on both sides of this river) 8. Then he said unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, (That is from Jerusalem.) and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: (That is the Dead Sea.) which being brought forth into the sea, the waters (the Dead Sea waters) shall be healed.” Now, I think you are all aware that nothing lives in the Dead Sea today. Now verse 9:
“And it shall come to pass, that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither:…” In other words, this freshening water supply coming from this river out of Jerusalem will actually generate the Dead Sea into a fresh water sea, and all the fish will begin to be in its habitat.
“…and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. 10. And it shall come to pass,…”You know, I love those words—just simply because it flies in the face of most of humanity. They doubt these things, and they think that we’re just grasping at something.
But listen, as I’ve been saying for the last six months every place I go. When it says it’s going to happen, then it’s going to happen! You can just rest on it. And we’re getting closer and closer every day. My goodness, when you see what’s going on in the world and the things that are almost – like I told Iris, I’m not one to worry, but I am getting a little bit concerned even about our own beloved America. Because, you see, everything is so fragile.
If anything collapses, the whole thing goes. I trust you all know that. And all of a sudden our abundance might be anything “but.” So, I’m all for—you’d better get a little garden ready. You’d better start some home garden, because it could happen overnight. But anyway, when the Book says that--“And it shall come to pass,” we can see the handwriting is on the wall. We’re getting closer and closer.
Now, after the Dead Sea becomes fresh water and filled with fish, well, what follows? Fishermen! And here we come in the next verse.
“And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi…” Now, those of you that have been there, En-gedi is a park. It’s a Jewish wildlife park on the west side of the highway. On the east side is the Dead Sea where you usually go swimming. It’s a resort area now. That’s En-gedi.
“…from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish (They’re going to be catching fish.) shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.” The Mediterranean—this renovated Dead Sea is going to produce fish like you won’t believe.