THE LORD CALLS MEN OF GOD AND EQUIPS THEM TO DO HIS WILL AND HIS WORK. THAT WORK? STANDING AGAINST THE STUBBORNNESS AND SINS OF HIS PEOPLE AND DELIVERING HIS MESSAGE!
4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
The Lord knows us. He knows our flesh. He wants to save us. So He prepares Men of God to be able to speak to us with His authority. He will NOT give in to us and condone our sins! He commands His men to NOT give in to us either! The Lord describes this as “forehead against forehead”!
PREACHERS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO PLACATE AND ACCOMMODATE! PREACHERS ARE SUPPOSED TO STAND FOR GOD’S WORD AND WILL — REGARDLESS OF THE PEOPLE’S OPINION OF THEM AND/OR THEIR WORDS. Why? BECAUSE FOR THE TRUE MAN OF GOD, HIS WORDS ARE NOT HIS OWN BUT GOD’S!
A TRUE MAN OF GOD WILL NOT COMPROMISE OR APPEASE! THE SOULS OF MANKIND ARE DEPENDENT UPON MEN OF GOD HEARING, SPEAKING, AND STANDING BY THE WORDS THAT GOD HAS GIVEN THEM TO SAY. IF THEY DON’T DO THIS, THEN IT IS THE SOUL OF THE MAN OF GOD THAT IS IN JEOPARDY!
18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; BUT THOU HAST DELIVERED THY SOUL.
20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, BECAUSE HE IS WARNED; ALSO THOU HAST DELIVERED THY SOUL.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
OH MINISTERIAL BRETHREN! THINK NOT THAT YOU CAN “EDIT” WHAT GOD IS SAYING OR REFUSE TO SAY WHAT HE IS SAYING TO HIS PEOPLE AND/OR TO THIS WORLD AND THAT YOU WILL AVOID BEING JUDGED BY GOD FOR THAT. YOU ARE HIS PLAN! IF YOU FAIL TO BE HIS MOUTHPIECE, THEN YOUR SOUL STANDS IN JUDGEMENT BEFORE THE GOD WHO CALLED YOU! THINK NOT THAT YOU WILL ESCAPE. IF YOU LET PEOPLE GO TO HELL TO SPARE YOURSELF, YOU WILL NOT BE SPARED!