9/13/2005 7:08 AM
Title: WATCHMAN ? SPEAK WHAT NEEDS TO BE SPOKEN
S: ?But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not
blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the
sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is
taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require of
the watchman?s hand.? Ezekiel 33:6
O: God is warning Ezekiel to say what has been told to say.
Perhaps Ezekiel was getting tired of always preaching the
doom and gloom message that he was given to preach.
Perhaps he was tired of going to the surrounding nations
and not being able to see any results. Perhaps he was
tired of doing it God?s ways. We aren?t told. But we are
told that what is given the watchman is required to give
out to the people. In other words, don?t hold it in.
A: This passage always challenges me. I have to stop and
ask myself, am I warning the people of the coming
disasters? Am I sharing what the Bible says about the
issues of Sabbath, Sabbath-keeping, and that kind of stuff?
Am I sharing about the things that matter in the long-run,
or am I just preaching to ?itching ears??
I think I am preaching on the things that God has given me
to preach on. I think that I am preaching on the things
that need to be preaching on. I believe that. But I don?t
want to believe wrongly. I don?t want to believe anything
that isn?t true.
P: Lord, my prayer is that I will actually preach the
message you?ve given me. My prayer is that I will preach
the message and that I will preach it in a way that people
will listen, will understand, will open their hearts and
become obedient to you. Lord, I pray you will lead me. I
pray you will direct me. I pray you will keep me listening
to you and you will keep me directed to following you.
Please help me, Lord. Please guide me, Lord. I need your
help and your guidance. I love you.