John 7: 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
Ezra was a scribe in Babylon that arrived in Jerusalem after the 2nd Temple had already been built. Ezra was sent by the Persian king Artaxerxes with gold and silver to donate to the temple but also establish a scholarly scribal and rabbinical system to teach the Law of Moses and enforce this system by capital punishment, banishment, imprisonment and the confiscation of property. Ezra is very clear that he had been sent by the authority of Artaxerxes and not God.
Ezra 7:25 And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.
26 And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
Ezra and Nehemiah arrived in Jerusalem and deposed the families of Jeshua, son of Josadak who was the high priest and Zerubbabel. The basis for removing and replacing Jewish ecclesiastical and secular leadership was over their practice of marriage (marriage to proselytes, polygamy).
The consequence of Ezra’s actions were the establishment of the Jewish scribal and rabbinical system and the cessation of prophets. Malachi was a contemporary and when the Jews adopted this false scholarly system, God ceased to send prophets to Israel until John the Baptist. (Jeshua is a type of Christ)
Another consequence of Ezra’s rabbinical system is that the resultant scribes and pharisees led the people astray such that when thier Messiah came to them, they not only did not recognize Jesus as the Christ, Christ’s words and actions offended them to such a degree that they crucified their God. Jewish priestcraft caused the truth to become repulsive, disgusting, and repugnant.
The third commandment given to Moses and Israel was Ex 20:7 Thou shalt not take/[carry] the name of the Lord thy God in vain;. The word “take” is more correctly interpreted “carry”. Thus this commandment has less to do with cursing and more to do with the sin of priestcraft and falsely claiming to act in the nane of God when they have not been called.
Today we see that the mainsteam Christian world has adopted the scholarly system ofecclesiastical authority modeled after Ezra’s rabbinical and scribal system. The consequence of this is that billions of Christians are being led astray such that the true church and true doctrine of Christ sounds and feels disgusting to people.
John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
The true Church and Kingdom of God is led by Prophets and Apostles who may not havetheological or divinity degeees, but have been called by God by revelation and ordained and set apart with the authority of God.
1 Tim 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.