Summary: Watchman, what of the night? We are called of God to warn people while we stand on the wall staying ready, watching, and being vigilant. We are to give a clear warning of the consequences of sin.
This is part #3: READY, WATCHING AND WAITING (NOT WARNING)
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
We have used for our text verse:
1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself
to the battle?
Today we must guard the message that we are declaring to the church and to the world.
Our time and strength are limited, we must be about the Father's business.
ELISHA WAS CALLED OF GOD... WHEN THE EVIL KING REFUSED TO LISTEN,
HE WARNED AHAB AND JEZEBELOF THE VIOLENT DEATH WAS WAS COMING
BECAUSE OF THEIR SIN AND TREATMENT OF NABOTH...
1 Kings 21:19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed,
and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In
the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found
thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.
21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, ---
23 And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of
Jezreel. 24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field
shall the fowls of the air eat.
GOD CALLS MEN AND WOMEN TO BE WATCHMEN AND TO WARN PEOPLE
THAT GOD KEEPS GOOD RECORDS...
Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore
hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 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.
ARE WE REALLY WATCHING AND BEING VIGILANT AND WARNING THIS GENERATION?
WHAT DOES GOD'S WORD SAY?
Ezekiel 33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the
sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he
that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. 6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow
not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from
among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
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. 10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak,
saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we
then live? 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the
wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why
will ye die, O house of Israel?
GOD CALLS HIS PEOPLE TO WATCH AND TO WARN ---
IF WE REFUSE TO BE ALERT AND READY, EVER WATCHING AND WARNING GOD WILL
REQUIRE IT OF OUR HANDS...
GOD HAS NO PLEASURE IN THE DEATH OF THE WICKED.