I had to share these verses with you all. In order to do so, I had to divide them up into three frames. It all comes from Ezekiel 3. I suggest you read that chapter in its entirety. The Holy Spirit will share with you through me whatever else He feels pertinent at this time in this post. I highly suggest you take His Words in this post very seriously.
🙏🏼Lord God my ✡️Father, please allow every person who truly does seek You out, to find You, and no longer be part of the wrath and judgment that is to come. I plead with You, Abba—hear their cries of conviction, and see how they humble themselves finally before You, to accept Your ✝️Son and Your Word into their lives.
🕊Holy 🕊Spirit🕊, please enter into them, and teach and guide them into all 📖Your truth, with whatever time remains. I ask You this in the name of Jesus, my Lord, my Savior, my Master, and my King—Amen.
You will also see in that chapter, how the Spirit of God LIFTED Ezekiel up in vv. 12 and 14, and in verse 24 it actually says, “But the Spirit ENTERED INTO me (Ezekiel) and set me on my feet, and He SPOKE to me…” He did the same to the Apostle John in Revelation (4:1-2).
The Spirit of God has always been at work within His people-those who He has chosen to speak the very hard things that most people—sometimes even the ones He has chosen (like Jonah!) do not want to hear.
But sooner or later, we realize it IS all TRUTH—He and His Word IS the way, the truth, and the life—so we accept whatever that call is in our lives, and allow the Holy Spirit to ENTER into us, and do His work, until that particular work is finished, or our time here comes to an end.
For Ezekiel, it was not any different. He had a choice—to allow the LORD God to use him as an instrument of WARNING to the people of Israel (“to the Jew first and also to the Gentile”-Rom. 1:16), to turn from their wicked ways, and also warn them of what was to come in the future.
Most did not heed the warnings. Unfortuately, that is still the case to this very day, thousands of years later, and even AFTER the Father sent the Son AS THE ”Stone of offence and Rock of stumbling” (Isaiah 8:14, Jer. 6:21) to the House of Israel.
Later on, it was to the Gentiles, to provoke Israel to jealousy (Deut. 32:21) as Paul the Apostle stated in Romans 11:11 and verse 14, having that verse in Deuteronomy come to pass.
Why would the LORD use His own Son as a Rock of “offence” and stumbling? To get every single human being to hopefully realize that they cannot make it in this life without Him.
And also, that once this life is over, they do NOT want to spend eternity, writhing in pain, agony, weeping and gnashing their teeth while in the eternal fires (Matthew 13:42).
It was not going to be an easy job for anyone whom He called to give out such warnings to the masses, whether they were Jews or Gentiles. But the warnings needed to be given, along with the blessings of peace with God, and eventually, eternal life for those who would accept Him and His Word.
Much would be lost along the way for these people, who dared to ”pick up their cross” (Luke 9:23), and follow the LORD God whether it was prior to the Son being born of that virgin (Is. 7:14), the very sign the LORD Himself gave mankind, so to know what was to be. And yet, humans STILL chose not to listen, and rejected the Very One who would be able to save them from those eternal fires.
The messages of warning still go on today. The LORD still has much in His Word that needs to come to pass. There are many like myself, trying to get people to “hear what the Spirit has to say to the churches” (Rev. 2:11).
But as the Lord Jesus said in that verse which was repeated throughout Revelation 2 and 3, and even WAY back in Deuteronomy 6:4, which started the Shema—“HEAR, O Israel,…”, one needs to “have an EAR—meaning, they need to be LISTENING to what the LORD God is saying through His Word, and through the people, His prophets, who are trying desperately to get these humans TO listen to what He is saying.
You are being given a loving warning, from the Most High God, and His Son, my Lord, my Savior, my Master, and my King, to HEAR what the Spirit of God—the HOLY SPIRIT is saying and warning to you all about what IS to come.
I do not want blood on my hands. I have done enough wrongs in my life, that thankfully, the Lord has forgiven me for, since I have confessed them before Him. YET, I also do not want to waste any more of the very little time we have left here, to go on living my life as a superficial Christian, barely doing or speaking anything, and worse yet, doing all that I have done, HALFheartedly, as the Father plainly told me I was serving Him beforehand.
That was said to me a little over six years ago, and I have been a believer all my life. But He wanted me to WHOLEHEARTEDLY serve Him, in the way and manner HE chose to do, NOT my way. Hence the life I have been living in these last six plus years.
There are always “consequences” to serving the LORD; those consequences are always in our favor eternally, but here on Earth, for those who are closest to us especially, there may be many “losses” along the way. I have had my share of those recently, and unfortunately, those losses which produce a broken heart is par for the course when serving Him.
People must make their own choices—“free will” is a gift from God, and He cannot overstep His own “prime directive”; it must be honored, if one chooses to reject Him, and the very people He has chosen to spread His Word, and give out His warnings. He is a very fair and Just God, although those who refuse to get to know Him think exactly the opposite.
Warnings will continue to be given, even when the most horrible time the world will ever face, will begin. It is being set up now, with certain pieces of that puzzle being put “into place” even as I write this out.
For those who desire to know, and to be prepared, do what the Scriptures tell you to do, and “SEEK the LORD” now, while you still have time, in THIS “time of grace” that has been given to us, but WILL soon end (Deut. 4:29; Jer. 29:12; is. 55:6-7; Ps. 14:2; 2 Chron. 7:14; Ps. 63:1; Ps. 9:10; Matt. 7:7; James 4:8).
I will end this with Psalms 119:2, and I beg you, dear ones, to PLEASE consider seeking the Lord, humbling yourselves before Him, and accepting Him into your lives, now, while you still have breath in you, and before the judgment of God begins (and no, we do NOT know the “day or hour” (Matt. 24:36).
For thousands of years He has been patient. He has sent His Son, Jesus, to be the perfect sacrifice-the spotless Lamb that was slain (Rev. 5:6), to save people from their sins, and from the WRATH that eventually has to be poured out (Is. 51:17; Ps. 11:6; Ps. 75:8; Matt. 13:41-42, 49-50; Luke 3:7; Rom. 1:18; 2:5; 5:9; 1 Thess. 1:10; 5:9; Rev. 6:16-17; 11:18; 12:12; 14:19; 15:1, 7; 16:1, 19, 19:15). God always keeps His Word. He has been gracious to give us this time to seek Him, and many warnings to heed.
But that time is running out. The “day” and the “hour” will SOON come upon this Earth, for the Lord Jesus Himself said that He IS the Alpha and Omega (Rev. 1:8; 21:6; 22:13), the First and the Last, the Beginning, and the END.
There WAS a beginning (Genesis 1:1), and there WILL be an end (Zech. 14:1-21; Matt. 24:14; 2 Peter 3:10; Rev. 13:1-18; 20:1-15).
“Blessed are they that KEEP His testimonies, and that SEEK Him with the whole heart.” Psalm 119:2