Ez 3:4, 7 “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak my words to them…But the house of Israel will not listen to you , because they will not listen to me”
Ezekiel was a prophet during the time of the Babylonian captivity and was called by God to be a “watchman” to the house of Israel and to proclaim Gods word to them. Ezekiel was given the command to “go” and he went. The problem? God had told Ezekiel ahead of time that the house of Israel would not listen to him. Ezekiel was faithful even though he knew they would not listen.
Ezekiel 3 can be applied today to the great commission, we are commanded to “go make disciples”, yet the message we share most often falls on deaf ears. Unbelievers will not hear us because they will not hear the Word of God. We have a command to “go into all the world and preach the gospel” not just to those who will believe, but to all the world.
Why was Ezekiel told to speak to them, the word of God? God had a warning to give, a warning that if the house of Israel would not hear the words of God, they would “die in their iniquity”. If the house of Israel would listen, it would “save their life” (verse 18).
If you are reading this and have not surrendered your life to Christ, you are being warned just as the house of Israel was warned. You will die in your iniquity. There is no sugar coating this truth. But God has provided a way of escape, through Christ. There is only one way your life will be saved, it is not playing church or claiming a title of “Christian”. Do not be under this false illusion that being “good enough” will somehow save you.
John 3:3 says you must be born again, period. There is nothing good enough in us, we are dead because of sin and separation from God, Rom 3:23 says “all have sinned”. We will pay for our sins because the wage for sin is death Rom 6:23.
Is God drawing you to Himself? Then receive Him by faith and become a new creation in Him. If you are unsure, PLEASE talk to someone, Pastor Paul or Pastor Mike, someone today. The apostle Paul said “Today is the day of Salvation” tomorrow may be too late.