a Son of a Maacathite, one of those who came to Gedaliah at Mizpah (II Kings 25:23). b Son of Jeremiah of the Rechabites (Jer. 35:3). c Son of Shaphan, in Ezekiel's vision (Ezek. 8:11). d A son of Azzur, a prince of the people, one whom Ezekiel was told to prophesy against because of the man's devising iniquity and giving wicked counsel (Ezek. 11:1).
Meta. Uplifting thoughts in consciousness, thoughts that are attentive and obedient to spiritual Truth. Thus they are recognized by Spirit (whom Jehovah hears) and are raised out of all depression and strife (one Jaazaniah was a Maacathite, a descendant of Maacah, who refers to oppression, depression, friction). See GEDALIAH and MIZPAH.)
The Jaazaniah of Ezekiel 11:1, who devised iniquity and gave wicked counsel, must refer to a deceptive thought in man that would cause him to believe that he can reap the blessings of divine favor without really becoming obedient to the law of God. Many persons today think that by faith in an outer Jesus they will be saved and taken to heaven, to enjoy spirituality and all the blessings of life and good, without really overcoming their sinful nature on this earth. They are mistaken, however. Those who teach such a doctrine are false prophets, for Jesus Christ came to save His people from their sins, not in them or in spite of them. Only those who actually put away sin here in the body will be able to enter the heavenly realm and be saved alive and entire.