Thursday, August 18, 2016

Watchman




Ezekiel 33:1 KJV - "Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?" - Ezekiel 33:1-11 KJV.
God's love and mercy sends WARNING before He sends the sword, before the time of His wrath. God sets watchmen, and commands them to WARN the people. The prophets of old, like Ezekiel, were the Lord's watchmen. They WARNED Israel of God's impending judgment. In these last days God has spoken through His only begotten Son, and has sent forth His word. Not only to Israel, but to both Jews and Gentiles. God's watchmen are hated, despised, most were killed. Even the Son was rejected and crucified upon the cross. In modern times there are watchmen, who tell of God's WARNINGS. They are misunderstood, despised, rejected, shunned, avoided, ignored, laughed at, scorned, mocked, accused, and slandered. The sword of God's judgment is coming, believe it or not, ready or not, to the whole of heaven and earth. Trifle not with God nor with your own souls. Hear this day this WARNING...The ancient cry to Israel rings true today to the whole world..."Turn ye from your way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways! Why will ye die?" Turn to God through His dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and live.
DWD