Sword Of Great Slaughter
Holy War Series Message #2
Gen. Deborah Green
P RAISE GOD. Welcome to this broadcast. The name of this message is "Sword of Great Slaughter," and that's what God has declared through the Holy War Declaration—that He will be bringing—is the sword of His great slaughter.
Now you know, we have been led astray, led away by the concept of Babylon's Jesus—that all Jesus is, is this pink-cheeked rosy boy that only wants to bring love, love, love. But, we are forgetting in that diabolical doctrine, that Jesus is truth, and He is the Living Word, and He is the Son of God. So, therefore, He is going to reflect the nature, the character of His Father.
And men have tried to so imprison Jesus by their reimaging tactics—that they keep Him as Mr. Cozy-Rosy, you know, blonde hair, blue eyes, and beautiful pink cheeks, and just wants to bring bliss and blessedness to everyone no matter how in the Hell they live. That is not the character of the God of the Bible, nor is that the character of His Son; that is the imagination, and the conjecturing that men have taken up in order to deceive multitudes to their own damnation. It's true.
AND THEY HAVE NOT TAUGHT THE HOLY ANGER OF GOD, THE WRATH OF GOD, THE FURY OF GOD. And yet we see that GOD HIMSELF HAS DEMONSTRATED CONTINUALLY THROUGH THE NATURAL DISASTERS AND THE CALAMITIES that have befallen humankind throughout this earth, yes, for generations, but predominantly over the last generation, His manifested His sore displeasure. And instead of people repenting, and the religious leaders examining themselves and saying, 'Hey, are we teaching something wrong here?,' they've went on and waxed bolder in their deceit, and in their cunning deception that they throw over humankind through the Jezebelian reign that rules over them.
Now, God has declared it—that He is the One who is bringing down Jezebel. Now, when the time came in the Old Testament, and Jezebel was brought down, it was exactly as the prophet had declared under the anointing of the Living God, and she did become food for the dogs, and she did end up as dog dung. And we have a message on that (entitled Queen of Witches—Dog Dung) if you'd like to request it. But, the point of it is that WHEN GOD SAYS SOMETHING, IT IS, and just because we do not see it evidenced in the next five seconds does not do away with the validity of what the Word of the Lord declares—because God rules supreme. And when God says something will fall to the ground, it will fall to the ground; when God says Jezebel will be eaten by the dogs, Jezebel was eaten by the dogs; when God says it is the time of His Holy War, believe me, it is the time of His Holy War, and we are in that time.
That's what the Lord has spoken to us, January 1st, 2017—that it is the time of His Holy War. So, that means that God is the One who is going to declare, and HAS declared war against the unrighteous upon the filthy, the vile, the perverse, the wicked, who refuse to repent. Now, there's none that could say, "I didn't know I could repent," because God, by His Spirit, has put that call out now for a few years—FOR MEN, FOR WOMEN TO REPENT. And, as we see, some have only grown more hatful, more murderous, and more treacherous, and such ones as these WILL be found under the great slaughter of the sword of the Lord, and however God brings that about, that's God's business.
Now, as you may well know, or not know, but it is going on right now, that the leftist camp—the antichrist camp, the murderous camp, the communist camp, which is all one big pedophile ring of perverts, and deviates, and thieves, and liars, and murderers, have declared that Russia is our archenemy, that Russia must be destroyed because it wants to bring humankind under some kind of tyrannical rule, and that Trump needs to be tried as a criminal because he's unfaithful to America because he has had communication with Putin who is the leader of Russia.
Now, this is like a big slop pit all thrown together of false accusation, misinformation, false news and fake news, all in an effort to stop the holy war of God. But you know what? GOD IS NOT STOPPED. God is not stopped, and there are proclamations going forth throughout the earth, and people are saying we need to clean up our act, we need to put an end to some of these corruptions, we need to straighten out our own affairs. And even from Russia there's coming the declaration that we need to stop sticking our noses so far into war, and we need to clean up our own countries.
In other words, they're calling it "swamp draining." Now, it's interesting to note that Washington D.C. is built on a swamp. Isn't that correct? Maybe it will sink in the abyss and be no more. But the point I'm getting to is that there is a world-wide outcry, and of course it's kept out of the mainstream media, but there's a world-wide outcry for the turn of righteousness.
Because you know why? Because people are sick of being sick perverts. Now, some are so reprobate they'll remain that way throughout eternity and be damned in Hell, but some are actually moaning and groaning under the slave chains of their captivity, and that's what God is seeing. He says He's hearing the cries of those who are desiring to be free, and He's hearing the cries of His own people who want to see righteousness and true holiness restored. So, God is the One who is giving this declaration.
Now, go with me if you will, to Ezekiel 21. And the Lord led me to this last night, and I thought, "Oh boy, here we go, God is getting more and more militant as the days go by." But you know what? We need to follow God! If God gets militant, we need to be militant, if God is angry, we need to be angry. This passive, love-sick Jesus that's been presented and covered the land in this oopey-goopey syrup of slime has brought in more sin than any other false doctrine, and the lust for riches.
Everybody's got to be rich, people panting after money; and more people are broke, more people are homeless, more people are jobless than ever before. So, how's it working? It isn't. It only works for the religious elite who make their wealth off of the minds that follow them. But, it's about time we return to the mind of the Living God who judges sin, who hates iniquity, who hates those who want to continue in iniquity, and we side with Him. Because it is the time of God's Holy War, and the sword of great slaughter is SOON to be revealed.
Ok, and it says, beginning here in verse 1, "AND THE word of the Lord came to me, saying,” now this is the prophet Ezekiel, “Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem and direct your [prophetic] word against the holy places; prophesy against the land of Israel."
So here we see God is saying "Turn it upon my people—the ones who claim they are mine." See, they had a Babylon covering of falsehood even back then—where the priesthood was drunk on pride, intoxicated with deceit, and loving it—because they had things the way they wanted them. Not the way God wanted them, the way they wanted them.
And did you know, if you want your way above God's way, your way will take you to Hell? Because we're not going to be rebels in Heaven. Did you hear me? We're not going to rebel against God and be found in heavenly places. If we want our own way, it will take us right to Hell. So He's saying, "prophesy against the land of Israel. And say to the land of Israel, Thus says the Lord: Behold, I am against you and will draw forth My sword out of its sheath and will cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked. Because I will cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My sword go out of its sheath against all flesh from the south to the north, And all living shall know, understand, and realize that I the Lord have drawn My sword out of its sheath; it shall not be sheathed any more."
So there's a promise for you promise keepers—that God is bringing out His sword. Now, what do you think a sword's used for? Death—it's used to bring forth death. Now you say, "Well that's not true because the Bible says that “the Word is sharper than any two-edged sword." What is that Word meant to do? Bring death to carnality, bring death to the old way, bring death to sin.
We are so distant from the God of the Bible in these times. Everybody wants candy-cane, lollipop, sweet-daddy Jesus, but the truth of it is, He's a man of war, and the truth of it is, He came to His own, and they received them not; and He said to them, "Your house will be left unto you desolate, not one stone will be left upon another" Mr. and Mrs. Temple-worshipers–those of you who want to live in your oblivious state of compromise and believe that the Lord won't let anything bad come. WELL, THE BAD HAS ALREADY COME IN YOUR REPROBATE LIFE, REPENT OR YOU'LL BE UNDER THE SWORD.
And then it says, "that I the Lord have drawn My sword out of its sheath; it shall not be sheathed any more. Sigh therefore, son of man! With breaking heart and with bitterness shall you sigh before their eyes. And it shall be that when they say to you, Why do you sigh? that you shall answer, Because of the tidings. When it comes, every heart will melt and all hands will be feeble, and every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it comes and it shall be fulfilled, says the Lord God."
So, the mockers mock on, the scoffers scoff on, the parading perverts twist and cavort a little bit more to show their defiance of God, to show their rebellion against God, to show their hatred for God, but the Lord says what? "Behold it comes and it shall be fulfilled." So, it's exactly what I was saying—that the Word of God is; if God declares it, it is, and it doesn't matter how much unbelief swells up against it, it doesn't matter how many mockers and scoffers make light of it, what God says is. If God has declared it shall be fallen, it will fall. If God declares it will be smitten, it will be smitten. If God declares that the sword is out of its sheath, and the sword of what?...great slaughter is coming…it is coming.
Ok, and it says, "Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord: Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened and also polished; It [the sword of Babylon] is sharpened that it may make a slaughter, polished that it may flash and glitter like lightning! Shall we then rejoice and make mirth [when such a calamity is impending]?" So, he's speaking to the mockers, he's speaking to the scoffers, the ones who are in unbelief, the ones who are in doubt, the ones who are in contempt towards God.
Now He's called it "My Sword," now He's revealing that His sword is what?...the sword of Babylon: the sword of BABYLON. So, God is going to use an enemy force, you might say, to bring destruction, to bring the great slaughter, to bring retributive justice, it is God who is doing this.
My husband has taught endless times in here and instructed us that God will use heathen kings, heathen nations, heathen powers against His own people; and here the Word of the Lord is declaring it's the sword of Babylon, the very same sword, THE VERY SAME SWORD that He has said is, “My Sword.”
So we see that God is using this foreign element, this heathen element against the backsliders, the reprobates, the defiled, the unclean, the perverse who name His name, because as He starts out here in this chapter He says, "set your face toward Jerusalem and direct your [prophetic] word against the holy places," why? Because they're not holy anymore—because people had turned from the true holiness of the Living God, and had taken up the way of idolatry, taken up the way of corruption, taken up the way of spiritual adultery and gone a whoring. And He's saying, "Ok, the sword is coming to you."
Then going back over here, we shall go back to verse 10 and it says, "It [the sword of Babylon] is sharpened that it may make a slaughter." Do you think it's going to slaughter a bunch of pigs, or dogs, or chickens? No. "Polished that it may flash and glitter like lightning! Shall we then rejoice and make mirth [when such a calamity is impending]? But the rod or scepter of My son [Judah] rejects and views with contempt every tree [that is, since God's promise long ago to Judah is certain, he believes Judah's scepter must remain no matter what power arises against it]! And the sword [of Babylon] is given to be polished that it may be put to use; the sword is sharpened and polished to be given into the hand of the slayer. Cry and wail, son of man, for it is against My people."
So, who is the slayer going to use the sword on? "My people," it says, "Cry and wail because it's going to be against My people." Now, God is doing this, it's retribution, it's the reward of their disobedience, it's the recompense of their rebellion, it's God giving it.
God gives to us what we give—He returns to us what we give towards Him. If we give nothing but unbelief, and hatred, and rebellion, and undermining, God will return it multiplied. If we give obedience, and we give love, and we give sacrifice, and we give ourselves totally unto Him, He'll return that multiplied. So His people are deserving of the cup they will receive. "And the sword [of Babylon] is given to be polished that it may be put to use; the sword is sharpened and polished to be given into the hand of the slayer. Cry and wail, son of man, for it is against My people; it is against all the princes of Israel; they are thrown to the sword along with My people, and terrors by reason of the sword are upon My people. Therefore smite your thigh [in dismay]."
So, he's having him to give these demonstrations–first he says, "Wail and mourn…Cry and wail, son of man, for it is against My people," and then He says, "smite your thigh [in dismay]." In other words just like "Ughhh! Dismay”—because “My people are getting the sword of great slaughter."
Say, "Well, that's just Old Testament." What did Jesus say to His own? “You're going to wish you'd never been born. You're going to scream out and beg the rocks to fall on you, and not one stone would be left on another. So, all that you think you've built, I will show you my utter contempt for it.” And what is God doing here? He's turning the sword of great slaughter against His own.
And then it says, "For this sword has been tested and proved [on others]," it has totally devastated nations. "And what if the rejecting and despising rod or scepter of Judah shall be no more but completely swept away? says the Lord God." So there you see that God is even challenging His own promise to Judah. He's challenging it because they have failed to keep their part of the covenant, they have failed to keep their part of the "If" clause.
And God is saying, "What if…the rejecting and despising rod or scepter of Judah shall be no more but completely swept away? says the Lord God." So He's threatening them. "You think you remain forever, you think you'll always be in power, you think you can rebel against me, and have contempt for me, and hate me, and I can't get rid of you too? I can." God cleansed Himself of His people when Jesus came. What was it like 40 years afterwards [when] the Romans did their job? I guess they were the sword of great slaughter, at that time.
Then it says, "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and smite your hands together and let the sword be doubled, yes, trebled in intensity—the sword for those to be overthrown and pierced through; it is the sword of great slaughter." There's no mercy in any of this, there's no pleading for their souls, it's cold hard death sentence, the sword of great slaughter.
You know, WE'D BETTER WAKE UP AND KNOW GOD AS HE IS, and not be counting on the mercy cushion to fall back on if we don't walk it right, if we don't obey God, if we don't stay faithful to God. For too long people have ridden on this delusional horse right to their own damnation, believing that God is just so cushy and comfortable that they can sin up a storm and they're alright with God. No, you sin up a storm, and you fail to repent, you are damned, and destroyed by your sins.
What's He saying here? No cushion, no mercy, no protection, the sword of great slaughter is coming to His own, and He says it's going to be doubled in intensity. Don't you love this message? "The sword for those to be overthrown and pierced through; it is the sword of great slaughter which encompasses them [so that none can escape, even by entering into their inner chambers]."
There's not going to be a protection because God has lifted it. Did you know if God doesn't keep us, we are not kept? Did you know if God doesn't shield us, we are not shielded? It's only God who gives mercy to His own.
And then it says, "I have set the threatening and glittering sword against all their gates, that their hearts may melt and their stumblings be multiplied. Ah! It is made [to flash] like lightning; it is pointed and sharpened for slaughter."
Now, you know the sword used to be considered a great asset because it was a weapon, it was a weapon of defense, and a weapon of offense. And with that sword, if it was kept clean, if it was kept sharpened to the infinite level of sharpening to whereby one slice of it could take off a head, that sword was considered a great power in a man's hand who knew how to use it.
And when He's saying, when He's putting the emphasis on keeping this sword glistening, shining, sharp, and then He's wanting it to be cutting on both sides, He's saying, "Double the intensity," that is a great threat of this sword of great slaughter, because in the days that this Word was given to the prophet, that was the way that most people met with their demise if they were engaged in any kind of battle—was under the sword.
So, when God is making it evident unto them that this sword of great slaughter is coming upon them, He's saying, "You're not going to escape it, you can't run and hide." How many times has God told us, "There's none that can stop me, and there's none that can hide from me," because HE KNOWS EVERYTHING? He knows where we are. I could go down and hide under my bed and He would know I was there. I could go to the ends of the earth, I could go to the what did they say, South pole, Antarctica, I could go here, I could go there and God would know I was there, because God knows everything.
And then it says, "I have set the threatening and glittering sword against all their gates, that their hearts may melt and their stumblings be multiplied. Ah! It is made [to flash] like lightning;" so you could see the power of the sword coming at them, no escape, no running, no hiding, just nothing but fear, and the sword coming at you to behead you, to go through you, to plunge into your inward organs, to tear you asunder…that's your future rebel, that's your future mocker, that's your future hater of God, it's time for God's holy war.
And then it says, "It is made [to flash] like lightning; it is pointed and sharpened for slaughter. Turn [O sword] and cut right or cut left, whichever way your lust for blood and your edge direct you." So, in other words, this sword will have a power, and a mind of its own, and it is to bloodshed, and it is to kill, and it is to devastate. It’s going to have a mind of its own.
AND GOD IS RELEASING IT, it says "Wherever your lust for blood shall turn." You ever heard the term "bloodthirsty?" That's what it means—men in battle get a thirst for blood, they get a desire to see their enemies dead. And it's a power that is beyond our humanness, so to speak.
And He's saying, "Ha! you go ahead, let your bloodlust have its extreme." "And I will also clap My hands, and I will cause My wrath to rest. I the Lord have said it…I THE LORD HAVE SAID IT." So, does that mean they can take it back? Does that mean they can erase it? Does that mean they can delete it? Does that mean they can tell the prophet, "No, no, no!" Let them tell it, it's been given, it's been spoken.
What does it say? "I the Lord have said it." Does that mean it won't happen? Does that mean way out yonder in the great sweet bye and bye, when we're all on that beautiful shore with our compromising Babylonian Jesus, and we've all got our balloons, and our whistles, and we can say, "Happy New Year!" No. It means GOD SAID IT, IT IS, IT WILL BE.
Now listen, God has declared Holy War. Say, "Well, you were saying here a couple years back that God was at war with humankind." Guess what? God's war is more intense, and GOD IS SPECIFICALLY AT WAR WITH THE JEZEBEL CONVERTS UNDER BABYLON'S JESUS who hate the truth and call themselves "His people."
"I will also clap My hands, and I will cause My wrath to rest. I the Lord have said it." So, everything that transpires under the sword of great slaughter, it has been declared by the Lord, and He's the One who can clap His hands and cause His wrath to rest. For me, I don't want to be under that sword, I want to be in right standing with God. What about you? Amen.