9. The visions of Ezekiel

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The visions of Ezekiel on the New Jerusalem;
         living in freedom and carefree on the New Earth

In the last newsletter we discussed some of Daniel visions, such as the succession of world powers and the horn with eyes and a mouth speaking great things.
In this newsletter we will discuss a number of visions of Ezekiel, a contemporary of Daniel.
It is almost certain that both Daniel as Ezekiel in their youth heard about Jeremiah, when he prophesied the warning messages in Jerusalem.
A brief history of the kings of Judah during their exile:

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1. Babylon the Great

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Babylon the Great, a real city. In a world in which all is dominated by money.

For Babylon the Great see also:
4. Worship of the ‘image’   https://www.dojc.nl/?p=5231&lang=en

Economy (literally household knowledge) is basically a theory of human action to make choices in relation to the needs of people and the resources.
Already for a longer period, it isn’t that simple anymore.
The modern economic thinking has become a debt and profit driven ideology.
It is this new way of measuring, to which the current market models are set up to, growth is essential and the relevant financial factors such as efficiency and minimal (labor-) costs are measured.
So they treat the earthly things very limited, things that are precious to Christians,  such as the protection of and care for the society, the planet Earth with its mineral resources, nature, caring for animals, etc.
The current economic market models are presented by prominent economists (such as the central banks) as valid, correct, as the truth and are scientifically based.
One is supposed to have full confidence in these, but then you have to believe them and that’s what is happening.
The financial world has the greatest interest in this debt economy and employs an extensive lobby to the responsible persons -such as politicians- to influence them.
The population is gradually and imperceptibly prepped for this debt and market economy ideology.
In this respect, the market economy becomes a new religion, with in the lead the central banks who are turning the knobs and what is carried out by the financial world and is accepted by a very large part of the people.

But this market economy, has it  been found to be a solution for a happy society?
The global notifications do not lie about families who have been placed out of their homes, families with large debts, poverty or hidden poverty. Not to mention the destruction of the planet.
The reality is, that this new economy is adding to the highest possible profits and prices, to greed of money and greed of (multinational) companies and in which the role of the big banks has become crucial.
These are no longer allowed of falling over and will always need to be rescued with taxpayers  money.

How do Christians fit in such a world?
Christians are not a part of this world, the truth – that Christians are searching for – can be found in God’s Word:

KJ21 (John 17: 14-17) 14 I have given them Thy Word, and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is truth.

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