Man has a tendency NOT to listen! Everybody recognizes this. Yet the critics still complain that YHWH is not fair to use “horrible” prophetic events against mankind. Since they can’t think, let’s do it for them.

Mankind, as a whole, does not want to admit to a higher power. To man, he/she IS the higher power. Because of his CARNAL mind it is extremely difficult to get man to listen and change. Man, according to his inner voice, knows everything better than anyone else. Except, of course, his personally accepted and chosen guru, another man.

We are told that the CARNAL mind, which man has, cannot and will not accept nor obey the laws of YHWH. Without a miracle of “conversion” it is impossible for man to accept, not only His law, but to accept Him. For, “the carnal mind is not subject to the law of Elohim, neither indeed can be.”

64 times in the book of Ezekiel we are told the WHY of prophecy. There is an end result brought about by prophecy that can be brought about in no other way. The reason it has to be that way is the CARNAL mind of man. There is only one way to get man to listen, and then, to change. That is done through prophecy.

Prophecy tells mankind thousands of years in advance what is going to happen. Lots of time is given man to ridicule, laugh at, and demean Bible prophecy. The reason for this is simple. First, it gives man plenty of rope to “hang himself” with his rebellious scoffing attitude towards the Bible and the Creator. But, more important, the second reason is to show beyond any doubt that another man could NOT make such future pronouncements and then bring them to pass.

Combining those two facts with this third one explains what prophecy is used for. The mind of man cannot be changed through logic, and talk. Mankind cannot be reasoned with when it comes to the FACT that the Creator YHWH exists, and that He means business, and describes that “business” in His Word the Bible. So, how can man be turned and changed? Well, look at man’s history. Wars are fought by men. Why? Because when two or more nations set their mind that they will not listen to the other nation or nations, there is no reasoning that will change their minds. So, what will? War and death and pain UNTIL there is nothing left to do but submit to the greater force. We all know this to be true. Sad to say, in the case of man versus Elohim, there is only one way to change most men. That is to jerk them up short, punish them, and even kill them.

That seems harsh doesn’t it? But, it ultimately isn’t. Man brings it upon himself by his rebellion, and Jeremiah 17:9 mind. Look it up and read it.

However, there is, sadly, a perfect way to wake man up, change his carnal mind, and then give him eternal life. That is to kill him, and then wake him up from death and see if he still thinks YHWH doesn’t exist! That should wake up anybody. But, again, sadly, the mind of man is quite stubborn. The Bible shows us that there are some men who will have to die twice before they will wake up.

We are now living in the age when all these prophecies are going to come to pass. And, without being diluted. And, this is the age when men having died will finally be brought back to life, with the shocking realization that they are now standing before the One they denied.

So, what is the end result? What is the real reason for prophecy?

The end result is: Mankind will be changed, given eternal life and riches beyond belief. “Unsearchable riches” they are called in the Greek Scriptures.

So, the real reason for prophecy?: To cause mankind to know YHWH, without question and without doubt. This is the part made clear by Ezekiel with his 64 proclamations that “they may know that I am YHWH.” And, the story of the Exodus teaches the same thing!

So, here’s the process, all based on the fact that the mind of man will NOT listen to reason, pleading, begging, or logic. Man only listens when he is overpowered and, sad to say, punished. Here’s the process, the only process that man will listen to!

1. Warn mankind, even thousands of years in advance.
2. Give man time to absorb the warning. Even thousands of years.
3. Bring about the warnings after man refuses to listen, even after thousands of years.
4. Let man know the penalty is DEATH. Let him know, even thousands of years in advance.
5. Give man that final punishment for his refusal to listen, after he has been given thousands of years to understand and change on his own.
6. After that final punishment, death, bring him back to life, even twice for some.
7. Result? Man WILL FINALLY KNOW that the Creator exists, and is YHWH. Bringing to pass the goal, “that man may know that I am YHWH.”

And why is that so important? What in the world is so important that man must KNOW that? Isn’t it silly and stupid to spend thousands of years to finally get mankind to KNOW YHWH? Not really. Here’s why:

Be sure to read all of this, and read it closely!

“Glorify Thy the Son, that Thy the Son should be glorifying Thee, according as Thou givest Him AUTHORITY over ALL FLESH, that EVERYTHING which Thou hast given to Him, He should be giving it to them, even LIFE EONIAN.”

Now HOW is that done? There is only one way to give life eonian to mankind, and the next verse shows how. I’ve presented it in Greek first. Read the following translation CAREFULLY.

“Αὕτη δέ ἐστιν ἡ αἰώνιος ζωή, ἵνα γινώσκωσίν σε τὸν μόνον ἀληθινὸν θεόν, καὶ ὃνἀπέστειλας Ἰησοῦν χριστόν.”

“Now it is aionian life that they may KNOW THEE, the ONLY TRUE ELOHIM, and Him Whom Thou dost commission, Yahshua Anointed.”

Do you see? If one does not KNOW the ONE TRUE ELOHIM, that is, YHWH. One cannot gain life aionian without that knowing. The Father cannot just give someone that kind of life apart from Himself. It is impossible. So, the KEY to saving ALL of MANKIND is to cause them to KNOW HIM.

So, why prophecy? Because there is no other way to bring man to YHWH. Man IS the problem, and the rebellion of man. So, to put it in human terms, “YHWH’s gotta do what He’s gotta do to save man.” The alternative? Let mankind die and rot and disappear from eternity.

OH, by the way, what about you? Are you rebellious? What are the chances, based on thousands of years of man’s own example?

There is an easier way for you. Read Acts 2 and you’ll see what I mean. Or, will YOU have to see the end result of prophecy?

Author: Bob Petry

Student of the Bible since 1953. And am still learning.

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