Tuesday, July 12 2011
Verse of the Week:V3 “If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;”
1. The Faithful Watchman (V1-4)
V3 “If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;”
Christians today are the watchmen in the days of the prophet Ezekiel. The faithful watchmen or Christians are those who blow the trumpet and warn the people that if they refuse to repent of their sins and believe in the true and living God, they will perish in the fiery pits of hell the moment they die.
V4 “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.”
2. The Unfaithful Watchman (V5-19)
V6 “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.”
The unfaithful watchmen or Christians are those who refuse to blow the trumpet and warn the people that if they refuse to repent of their sins and believe in God, the people will be condemned to hell the moment they die. God also pronounced that the blood of the people shall be in the hands of these unfaithful watchmen or Christians.
V8 “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.”
3. The Holy Judge (V20-33)
V20 “Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.”
Instead of repenting their sins, the people of Israel falsely accused God of being unfair. Hence, God pronounced judgments upon the people of Israel. Subsequently God’s judgments came, and many were destroyed, and the people of Israel realized that Ezekiel was indeed the prophet sent by the Almighty God. Indeed, God is fair and He shall judge the sins and wickedness of every man and woman, and no one shall escape His judgment.
V33 “And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.”
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, please help me to be Your faithful watchman.