Where Are The Watchmen?
After reading the first few chapters of the Book of Ezekiel it is clear to me that God gave Ezekiel a huge responsibility when He told Him to be the watchman for His people. And along with the charge, God told Ezekiel, if he didn’t tell the people what God told him to say to them, God’s people would die, and Ezekiel would be held responsible for their deaths, their blood would be on his hands. To carry out this seemingly impossible mission, God told Ezekiel He had given him a forehead as hard as the foreheads of the rebellious; “Like adamant flint, harder than flint, I have made your forehead.” In other words, God had prepared Ezekiel for this task by making him hard-headed. How did God say Ezekiel would be able to carry out his mission? God told him to eat a scroll written on both sides containing lamentations, mourning and woe. Wow, what a message. “Get your act together, or suffer the consequences,” but Ezekiel said God’s message was like honey in sweetness. These scrolls full of God’s Words gave him the strength he would need to carry out his responsibilities. Do you think God was serious when He gave Ezekiel this huge responsibility? I do.
Have you figured it out yet? God has given His church the same responsibility He gave Ezekiel. On the day of His ascension, Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 28, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” The charge Jesus gave to the church on this day is the same charge God gave to Ezekiel. God said to Ezekiel, “Harder than flint I have made your forehead.” To the church, Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always…” Same power, different words, same message. “Get your act together, (You must be born again) or suffer the consequences.” (separation from God in the fires of hell) He has made us a church with backbone, one that will not give up, one that will keep pressing on in His name until we have completed our mission; or He will hold us accountable for the deaths of those individuals we didn’t warn, and their blood will be on our hands. Do you think Jesus was serious when He gave this command to His disciples? I do. DThrash
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