We are Called to Deliver Message

When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.

Ezekiel 3:18-21

In the heart of God there is no interest in humans lose their souls. God calls sinners to repentance so they turn to Him and be saved. But also for those who have known God, when they stray from His way, He wants them back to His fold. It is unlikely that a stray sheep wicked or open the Scriptures to serve the call that God gives them. That’s why the method used by the Lord to speak is through His servants.

Four situations are presented in Ezekiel 3:18-21. The first is in Ezekiel 3:18. God sends us to deliver the warning message to an unbeliever and we refuse to do so. In this case, the wicked was not apperceived from his evil way and dying will be condemned. Certainly, that person will receive the just punishment for his sins; but if we do not give him the message God sent to him, the guilt of his condemnation will fall upon us. Therefore, our neglect to avoid preaching the Word of God that person will make us responsible for his undoing.

The second case is in Ezekiel 3:19. We hear the voice of God and deliver the message to the wicked, if the person hears the message and repent, we will have won a soul to Christ; but if by hearing the word he rejects it, his condemnation will not fall on us. Sometimes we fail to deliver the message to unbelievers for fear of being rejected. This is not a valid reason because if they reject the message we carry them, rejection is not for the messenger. Therefore it is not to take it personal.

The third and fourth cases are in Ezekiel 3:20-21 and refer to believers who turn from the way of God. And just as happened with the wicked, we will be responsible for the consequences of failing to deliver the message. On one occasion God led me to give a warning message to a believer. At first I was reluctant to do so because I was sure that she would not believe me; but anyway I obeyed God. Of course she ignored me and then I witnessed how other servants of God gave her the same message and she did not listen to them. Finally, God separated me from the path of that person.

Every day God puts before us people to deliver them His message. No matter whether believer or not, our duty is to hear the voice of God and tell them what the Spirit urges us to convey. It is not our responsibility to convince anyone, only talk to them. If they accept or no will fall within the exercise of individual will of each one; but if we fail to give the message, the Lord require of us the blood of the condemned. God bless you.

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