The Book of Ezra Chapter 4, Opposition by The Elamites

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Most of this Chapter will cover the opposition who see this new threat of power which The Jews seem to have as they work on the restoration of The Temple with Cyrus,Xerxes and Artaxerxes. Work comes to a stop until the Second year of reign of Darius, King of Persia.

Names like Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabbl, Rehum, Shimshai, The Elamites, those whom Osnappaar deported to Sumaria are now causing a slow down in Jerusalem with the restoration of The Temple.

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Ezra 4:15-16, The Accusers now represent Jews as Disloyal

As we read more about the accusation being made, we will see how much more dangerous The Jews are going to be to the Government of Persia with the walls completed. So the accusers, The Elamites, are asking for a search be made about The Jews from older records.

Lets read the next two verses, V15 that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers. And you will find in the book of the records and know that this city [is] a rebellious city, harmful to kings and provinces, and that they have incited sedition within the city in former times, for which cause this city was destroyed. V16 We inform the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are completed, the result will be that you will have no dominion beyond the River.

So when the walls of Jerusalem are completed, Persia will have no dominion on the West side of The Euphrates River, according to the accusers, The Elamites.

This Jerusalem, is a rebellious and bad city,(v12) brutal to Kings and provinces.( v15)

Jerusalem, the joy of the whole Earth. Psalms48:2, is now the reported scandal of the whole Earth by the Elamites.

Jerusalem had been a Loyal City of G-d to it's rightful princes and about its current inhabitants, they were well affected to the King and his Persian Government.

This is especially true with men like Daniel who had a reputation that even his enemy's could find no fault with him, Daniel 6:5, but that was Nebuchadnezzar's reign in Babylon.

Elijah, was also unjustly charged with troubling Israel, and so were The Apostles also accused of turning the world upside down.

But so was Jesus accused of this same thing because they were all doing the job that G-d had Called all of them to do.

So if this went on all through History in The Bible, don't you think it will also be done today. Who are The Modern Day Elamites? And who do you see them accusing in the news of today? Has the finger pointing received a more current events theme? Only when the ones who were thrown out of Heavens Gates, and down to earth, are removed, will we see a big difference in the way things work on Earth as it is in Heaven.