The Vision of the Chariot
1 In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. 2 On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoi′achin), 3 the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chalde′ans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. 4 As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out from the north, and a great cloud, with brightness round about it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming bronze. 5 And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the form of men,6 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 like burnished bronze. 8 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus: 9 their wings touched one another; they went every one straight forward, without turning as they went. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man in front; the four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had face of an ox on the left side and the four had the face of an eagle at the back. 11 So was their faces, their wings was spread out above; each creature had two wings, each of which touched wing of another, while 2 covered their bodies. 12 Each went straightforward wherever the spirit went they went without turning as they went. 13 In the midst of the living creatures there was something looking like burning coals of fire, like torches moving to and fro. And among these living creatures the fire was bright, and out of fire went forth lightning.14 The living creatures move to and fro like the flash of lightning. 15 I looked at living creatures, saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of 4 of them.
16 Appearance of wheels constructions and their appearance was like gleaming of a chrysolite. So 4 had same likeness, their construction was wheel within a wheel. 17 When they went, they went in their four directions without turning as they went.18 The four wheels had rims and they had spokes; and their rims were full of eyes round about. 19 When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them when living creatures rose from earth wheels rose. 20 Where the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 22 Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of a firmament, shining like crystal, spread out above their heads. 23 Under their firmament their wings stretched out straight toward others. Each creature had two wings covering body. 24 When they went, I heard the sound of their wings like sound of many waters, like thunder of Almighty sound tumult like sound of a host; when they stood still they let down their wings. 25 There came a voice from above the firmament over their heads; when they stood still, they let down their wings. 26 Above the firmament over their heads the likeness of a throne appearing like sapphire and seated above likeness of a throne was a likeness of human form.27 Upward from appearance of his loins was a gleaming bronze, like appearance of fire enclosed round about. Downward appearance of his loins was fire and brightness about him. 28 Like the appearance of the bow is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. The appearance of the likeness is the GLORY of the LORD when I saw HIM I fell upon my face, and heard HIS voice of one speaking. Again in Ezekiel 8:6, is another encounter with a message from God to people on earth through Israel.
Son of man, do you see what they are doing … things that will drive Me far from My sanctuary?” (Ezekiel 8:6). Do you see? Do you want to see what drives God from His Dwelling Place? Do you want God to simply visit you? Or do you want to dwell with God? The idolatrous practices listed in Ezekiel 8:3-5, 9-12, 14, 16 originate in Babylon the Bible says are detestable to God. All 4 idolatrous practices have to do with pure worship of God. 4 most detestable practices in God’s Eyes drives HIM far from HIS Sanctuary. “So HE brought me into inner court of LORD’s HOUSE. There, at the door of the Temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward Temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east in Ezekiel 8:16. The 25 men knew and loved the LORD; yet grievously bowed down and worshiped the sun. So God said their actions drive HIS PRESENCE from Temple. Scripture said 25 men in God’s Temple serve sun gods as heathen do across all cultures, to celebrate the sun gods on the ancient winter solstice the Roman shifted in Christian time. The Catholic Encyclopedia document Mithra Winter Festival. Constantine in Vatican built atop a hill Mithras cult worship of sun. History records a common practice in fifth century worshipers entering St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to turn at door, put their backs to the altar, and bow to down to worship the rising sun. In the Old Testament history book of 2 Kings, Elijah was taken up to heaven. And the evidence that Elijah went up to heaven means Jews expect him to return. In 2 Kings 2:11-12 as they were walking and talking, suddenly chariot of fire appears drawn by horses of fire. Drove between the two men, separated them and Elijah was carried by whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha saw it so cried out “My father! My father! I see chariots and horsemen and they disappeared from sight. Elisha tore his clothes in distress but received mantle of Elijah to carry on his work so went to join the other prophets waiting. Since Elijah went alive into heaven Jews expect him to return to continue work of God so pray for his return daily. They leave wine on the table for Elijah during the Passover meals each week.
And Malachi 3:1 states Jesus said Look! I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me. The Lord you seek will suddenly come to His Temple. And the messenger of the covenant who you look for eagerly is surely coming,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. Matthew 11:9-10 says John is more than prophet so Scripture confirms messenger ahead of Jesus to prepare way before Jesus.’ In Malachi 4:5-6 God said Look I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the LORD arrives. 6 His preaching will turn hearts of fathers to their children and hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise I will come to strike the land with a curse.” Elijah was taken to heaven so never tasted death. In the end time before return of Jesus on earth, Elijah us expected in Israel to evangelise with 144,000 male Jewish virgins sealed by God. Matthew 17:10-13, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Why do teachers of the religious law insist Elijah must return before Messiah comes? 11 Jesus replied, Elijah is indeed coming first to get things ready for the Messiah. 12 Elijah lived and was not accepted by Baal idol god worshippers who threaten his life. In the same way they made Son of Man Jesus to suffer. 13 The disciples realized Jesus talked about John Baptist beheaded by King Herod, so Elijah will be beheaded when he returns to preach in Israel again during end times days. It will precede the Armageddon battle in Israel and the Millennial Reign of Jesus. And Jesus said John the Baptist was not Elijah but was a representation of him. Since both will meet same fate of abuse by those who reject Jesus literally they kill the messengers of Christ. But Elijah will arise in 3 days after death. Another fascinsting story is Enoch walked with God and is father of Methuselah at 300 years plus daughters in Genesis 5:22. Enoch listened to God, talked with God and obeyed God. Enoch enjoyed special relationship with God for he devoted his entire life faithfully to serving God. At 365 years old God said it was time for Enoch to leave earth to go to heaven so God took Enoch alive to heaven, Genesis 5:24. By faith Enoch was translated so did not die so pleased God in Hebrews 11:5. Enoch was taken in the whirlwind in golden chariot like Elijah to heaven.
As God’s chariot with rotating wheels visited Ezekiel so Enoch and Elijah rode God’s chariot alive into heaven so the Bible says there will be signs and wonders from God in heaven in the skies. God’s signs and wonders fulfill the end time prophecy warnings to alert mankind of imminent coming of Jesus in the cloud in rapture and in Second coming in the Millennial Reign. Some signs emit rays, fire, thunder, tsunamis etc. Others are to get world’s attention to look up to expect Jesus back. Like things of God, other spiritual forces in heavenly places mimics God’s great signs and wonders too. It is important to determine “UFO” from God as signs manifesting warnings in Bible in Matthew 24:29-30 and Luke 21:10 among other verses. And so these wheels in wheels Ezekiel saw and other chariot of fire Elijah rode into heaven is similar to various objects from God as promised for use as signs and wonders. Objects used for signs and wonders of God are seen by numerous people too. The special angels of God are created to represent symbols of messages given to Ezekiel. This special multiheaded angels with beasts had a specific meaning for Jewish people in exile to understand:
- There they bring God to Ezekiel
- To let them know it takes longtime
- To bring message of hope to them
- To point people to God to be saved
Bible gives answers to what is going on in the world at this time. In Matthew 24:3-14, Jesus gives us a description of our day:
And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately saying, Tell us, when shall these things be and what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world? Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying I am the Christ; and shall deceive many. And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars be not troubled for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom: and shall be famines, and pestilences, earthquakes, in divers places. All these are beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and hate one another. Many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many. Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Those who endure to the end will be saved. So Gospel of God’s Kingdom is being preached in all the world for witness to all nations then the end will come in Matthew 24:3-14
This scripture tells us in the time Christ returns to earth these conditions will be happening. Jesus warns people against “deception” as the above scripture says some would do. This truth answers the questions in scriptures. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 says, “False apostles, and the deceitful workers, transform into the apostles of Christ so no marvel satan himself is transformed into angel of light. If his ministers transform into ministers of righteousness so their end is according to their works.” How can we protect ourselves from this sort of deception? The Bible tells us we must study the Bible to know what the Holy Scriptures tell us about this kind of thing and avoid it.
Jesus said, ‘Take heed you are not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draws near do not go after them.’ Luke 21:8 Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. Continue in things you learned, assured of, knowing you learned from childhood the Holy Scriptures, able to make you wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness: That the man of God as believers may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:13-17 Know therefore before God Lord Jesus Christ shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and Rule His kingdom. 2 Timothy 4:1
If you study Scriptures you will know the LORD warns in Deuteronomy 4:19, “those who lift up eyes to heaven and see the sun, moon, stars, all the host of heaven so driven to worship and serve things, the LORD God put in nations under heavens sin against God.” Those looking into heavens for spaceships for answers to life need to seek the TRUE CREATOR God of heaven. Followers of Jesus, know if anyone says to you Lo here is Christ of is there do not believe. For there shall arise false Christs, false prophets showing great signs, wonders so much if its possible shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before if they shall say to you, Behold, He is in the desert; do not: behold, He is in secret chambers; believe it not. For as lightning comes out of the east, and shine in the west; so shall the coming of the Son of man be Matthew in 24:23-27. This Scripture tells us Jesus will RETURN to the earth to judge all people so that event is being prepared and heaven is watched for His return. He said this event occurs during a time of great deception in the earth so do not be deceived as His followers.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbid marriage, command to abstain from meats God created to be received with thanksgiving for those believe and know the truth. 1 Timothy 4:1-3
Jesus’ followers be aware some UFO are imagined things if watching too many science fiction movies. So some reports probably do fall under such a category or mental health. However, many who idolise the aliens and UFOs cannot be dismissed as oddballs, eccentrics. They are scientists, intellectuals, government leaders and astronauts. So what is these strange sightings invading the heavens and does the Bible give explanation for them? Natural or supernatural reports in news show unexplained sightings of strange manifestations. The origination is one or two of these sources: “natural” or the “supernatural.” If a source is in the natural it is explained by scientists or people responsible for occurrence. If the military do this in regard to crash of Roswell flying saucer with explanation of weather balloon and dummies falling from the sky. But the unexplained lights in the sky show up on radar as the lights over Phoenix, if no physical explanation found for phenomenon, assume dealing in the “supernatural” or spiritual realm. Realize all “supernatural” occurrences come from two sources: satan or God. In spiritual realm two kingdoms, satan or the devil’s kingdom and God’s Kingdom. Since satan is enemy of God, so tries to lead people into deception taking their attention to things not of God to ensnare their souls. Emphasis on UFOs or aliens extraterrestrial beings is a disguise for satan’s activities and demons. They are designed to lead people astray by tactic to blind people to Gospel of Jesus Christ, capture minds with new age philosophy incorporating belief in UFOs and aliens.
Demons Impersonating Aliens
Many science fiction movies over the years conditioned hearts and minds of this generation to accept demons as the aliens from outer space. So very young children view E.T. as a friend sets them up to accept demons as good entities instead of evil beings. No wonder they are deluded into believing they were good heavenly visitors. Star Trek and Star Wars, with a host of other science fiction movies, encourage interest in life in outer space, thus preparing a whole generation to accept UFOs and aliens. They should be taught to stand against deception that comes along with these movies and encouraged to understand the reality of a real heaven and hell. As Christian parents we should be careful about allowing children to view these sorts of movies as it prepares children early to accept the witchcraft and new age philosophy incorporated in such films. Most people see UFO objects or “little green men from mars” fail to realize what they see are not aliens from another planet but evil spirits disguised as aliens to lead people astray. The reason they see demons manifest is because they have in some way opened their spirit up to receive this deception. How can one do this? Those tampering with things of darkness satan’s domain becomes susceptible to satan, demons attacking or manifesting to them.
Witchcraft Can Cause UFO sightings
Many people who see extraterrestrial beings, involved in types of witchcraft or place encounters these things as site for witchcraft or close friends or family involved in it. Scriptural definition of witchcraft is power practice of witches of evil or occultic nature constitutes witchcraft abomination to God. Bible says Manasseh, the most wicked king in Israel practiced witchcraft as a result Israel was taken captive by the enemies in 1 Chronicles 33. So King Saul in Old Testament consulted witch for guidance resulted in downfall death in 1 Samuel 28. Misguided Christians do witchcraft practices without knowing truth about what they are doing end up suffering consequences of their involvement. This happens in ignorance, going to “fortune tellers studying astrology, other occultic teachings. Come under oppressive spirit of fear and torment and health begins to fail, sever relationships and financial problems, spiritual world of the demon spirits invades house, other experiences manifest frightening sounds and smells. The sound of a window glass breaking, yet no broken windows in house after gone fortune tellers for reading home smell bees wax candles burning in the house; racing through house find no candles burning. Fortune tellers claim to be religious people with hands placed on Bible. They put money for their fees under Bible deceived so fall into trap of deception do not know scripture forbid such practices. Be filled with Holy Spirit study Scripture and receive deliverance from demon spirits. The Supernatural phenomenon surrounding UFOs in different areas many times is traced to practice of witchcraft in the area. When corporate satanic practices go on in certain vicinities, unexplained sounds, weird displays of sights, lights, electrical shorts can occur. These occur without any natural explanation as they are coming from satanic spirit world. Many practice witchcraft by covens producing these sorts of satanic manifestations. These practices slaying, blood letting, castrating of cattle or other animals the people who know nothing of spiritworld think deaths result of extraterrestrial beings attacking cattle or animals. The truth is those who are satan’s followers seduced into animal sacrifices to know higher realms of power. And so satan’s ultimate goal is to destroy souls and damn them to hell. Scripture in New Testament of Bible tells us what we are to pursue or what to avoid not to come under satan’s influence witchcraft:
The works of the flesh manifest as adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and I tell you now, as I told you in time past those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-25
Lack of Knowledge Opens UFO Door
Hosea 4:6 says, “My people destroyed for lack of knowledge” Many of God’s people can be destroyed if involved in modern-day cults, New Age practices. Seek knowledge of Word of God so that we are not vulnerable to satan and his demons. Many Christians are wasting time reading many worldly books and watching too much secular television while spiritual knowledge of the things of God is very limited. This gives enemy advantage over them. The LORD does not want us to suffer destruction. The Bible tells us in John 10:10 we have an enemy satan who is a thief who robs and destroys lives. Jesus came to give us abundant life more abundantly. “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy: Jesus comes so we have life to have it more abundantly. Jesus is the good shepherd: good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep in John 10:10-11. So people deceived by cults are ignorant Christians who do not know the Bible. Return to the Word of God as standard for guidance and answers as warned in 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 not to accept any other gospel but the Gospel of Christ, “I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through subtlety, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity in Christ. If they come to preach another Jesus, whom we have not preached or receive other spirit, not received from God, other gospel, not acceptable to God do not bear with such.” Knowledge of TRUTH keeps from spirit of error so first receive TRUE Gospel found in John 3:16-21:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because has not believed in the Name of the ONLY begotten Son of God. This is condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light because their deeds, evil. For every one that does evil hates light, neither come to light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Those doing truth come to light, that his deeds may be made manifest as they are done through God. John 3:16-21
We live in perilous times. As Christians we are promised that we shall not be destroyed but through the power of the Holy Spirit we shall be able to live an overcoming life in Him. However, if we do not seek Him and His truth, desiring His righteousness, we can become deceived and believe a lie as spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:8-13:
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:8-13
Satan does lying signs & wonders
From this scripture we can see that Satan is able to perform “signs and lying wonders.” Among these are the Satanic UFO manifestations. God is also capable of performing supernatural signs and wonders but His works will always bring glory to God and point people to salvation through Jesus Christ. We must have the discernment to know what is of God and what is not of Him. This only comes as we know Him personally and know more of His Word. In 1 John 4:1-6 we are given this advice:
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 1 John 4:1-6
Power of God’s Spirit Protects
We must have the power of the Holy Spirit to live in victory and overcome the enemy and his deceptions at this hour. We must ask to be filled with the Spirit and seek Him with our whole heart and turn away from all that is not of Him. Pride stands in the way of many. We must not be high minded, but seek God in humility asking Him to keep us from deception and error in this hour of much evil.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:1-7
Christians, in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 says to “Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good.” If you are one of those who ensnared by satan’s deceptions, there is a way out. The Bible says in James 4:7-8: “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Clean your hands, sinners; purify your hearts, double minded.” If you know people who are in bondage to Satan and his deceptions, remember we are to pray for them to receive the light. We are called to love. We must remember our battle is not with people (flesh and blood) but with the forces of darkness that hold their minds captive to a lie. The Bible should have the last word on this subject. Here is what we are told in Ephesians 6:10-18:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Ephesians 6:10-18
Life In Outer Space?
The only worlds the Bible speaks of as being inhabited are this earth, heaven and hell. This does not rule out the possibility of other galaxies that have planets that contain life but the Bible was given to man so he would know how to live in this life and procure heavenly life in the world to come. To speculate on things that the Bible is silent about is presumptuous to me. Many people are spending hours seeking to understand the mysteries of the universe but haven’t even taken the time to understand the mysteries of this life that are revealed in the Bible. To me it is more egotistical to theorize and allow my imagination to conjure up things that the Bible is silent about. Many people seeking the mysteries of outer space are prone to receiving suggestions and suppositions that are not Biblically based. When we delve into things the Bible is not commanding to seek opens to deception. Christians our goal should be to first be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ and get the Gospel out. I do not know everything God has in store for His children in the world to come, perhaps exploring the galaxies is one of them. However, we should leave those things to God and the future we have been promised in Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
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- Ezekiel 1:10 Cn: Heb lacks in front
- Ezekiel 1:10 Cn: Heb lacks at back
- Ezekiel 1:13 Gk Old Latin: Heb And the likeness of
- Ezekiel 1:15 Heb of their faces
- Ezekiel 1:17 Heb on their four sides
- Ezekiel 1:18 Cn: Heb uncertain
- Ezekiel 1:22 Gk: Heb awesome crystal
- Ezekiel 1:26 Heb lapis lazuli
- Ezekiel 1:27 Or it