As a very young woman, in my late 20’s, I went to a pro-family, pro-life meeting, and listened to a lady, telling me why I should be involved with what was going on in my nation. The Word that she brought that day has remained in my heart all these years. The time period was before my 3rd son was born, so it was more than 30 years ago. How amazing is our God!
The prophet Ezekiel was Israel’s watchman, and in Chapter 33, it begins:
The Word of the Lord came to me; Son of man, speak to your people
and tell them: Suppose I bring the sword against a land, and the
people of that land select a man from among them, appointing him as
their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and
blows his trumpet to warn the people. Then, if anyone hears the
sound of the trumpet but ignores the warning, and the sword comes
and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. Since he
heard the sound of the trumpet but ignored the warning, his blood
is on his own hands. If he had taken warning, he would have saved
his life. However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but
doesn’t blow the trumpet, so that the people aren’t warned, and the
sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been
taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman
accountable for their blood. As for you, son of man, I have made
you a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a word
from My mouth, give them a warning from Me. If I say to the wicked:
Wicked one, you will surely die, but you do not speak out to warn him
about his way, that wicked person will die for his iniquity, yet I will
hold you responsible for his blood. But if you warn a wicked person
to turn from his way and he doesn’t turn from it, he will die for his
iniquity, but you will have saved your life.
As an ambassador for Christ, with the ministry of reconciliation, I am blowing the trumpet in Zion. Israel was God’s chosen people. He was their God, and, yet, in Ezekiel 33: the Lord God is saying through the prophet and watchman, Ezekiel, to tell the House of Israel:
“I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the
wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent, repent of
Your evil ways! Why will you die, House of Israel?”
Now, in the Church, today…and I must say a very spoiled church we are here in the U.S. …there is very little preaching on Holiness and living Holy Lives! In many cases, the best of the Church families are very compromised today, if we compare us to the Church families of the past. I mean, we have as many divorces as unbelievers. We have children living the homosexual life style, we have children living with significant others instead of husbands or wives, and we have children outwardly adorning their bodies with clothes, jewelry, and artwork that is not Christ-like. And, yet, they are naming the Name of Christ.
I’m not sure what happened. I was in my teens, when the Beatles and all the Hippy revolution hit our nation. It was very easy to dress as a wannabe, but the Fear of God kept me from crossing over the line. The floppy hats, no makeup, no bra, barefoot, etc., is as close as I got. At 24 years old, and with 2 small children, I repented. I had to throw away anything to do with what sign I was born under, toss love stories and magazines, give up soap operas, and renounce yoga. All were taking me away from my Lord. Once I knew that I was grieving the Holy Spirit, I had to run from the deceiver, the devourer, the enemy of God.
God has not changed! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! In Revelation, when He says there will be no adulterers and whoremongers in Heaven, are we so foolish – so wise in our own eyes – that we believe He does not mean what He says! I know that God is who He says He is! I know that He will do what He says He will do! That’s not only positive thinking – that’s Word! It not only means I’m in the beloved and blessed! It means that the Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.
I don’t believe the Church is walking and living in the Fear of God! I hear Christians – at least they say they are – defaming the Name of Jesus! I hear them – especially the younger ones say – those words said in all the movies and even on the t.v. and the life-styles portrayed – aren’t so bad to say or watch. God didn’t really mean when He said not to look or even mention such depraved things. He didn’t mean when He said keep your tongue from evil!
These same precious people are praying, and they have no idea why God is not answering their prayer. God has His rules. He requires obedience. God doesn’t say I will bless all my disobedient children. He says Obedience is better than sacrifice. If you are a man and you are not the head of your home, leading your wife and children in the way they should go, each and every day, 24/7, then, you are disobedient. The Word says that anyone who cannot rule his home should not be a deacon or a pastor. If you are a woman and you are contentious, not submissive to the head of your home, not making your children obey you and their father, then you are disobedient. The Word of God is hindered and blasphemed. Obviously, iniquity is regarded in your heart, and He can’t hear your prayer.
Let me tell you how often I’ve been corrected – disciplined – by my Heavenly Father for my rebellion to His Word. That’s why I’m sharing with you. The Lord corrects the one He loves. If you’ve not been corrected by the Lover of our souls, then are you truly His son or daughter. The Word says, if we’re not disciplined by Him, we are bastard children.
I know this is bold and tough to take. But, Church!!! Bride of Christ!!!! I blow the trumpet!!! The sword is coming upon the land, and it is the Lord God Almighty, Himself, and He will judge His House first. If we do not judge ourselves first, confessing our sin and turning from our wicked ways, He will judge us when we see Him. Ezekiel says in verses 13 -16, paraphrased, that if the righteous man trusts in his righteousness and commits iniquity, then none of his righteousness will be remembered. He will die because of the iniquity he has committed. The wicked man, who confesses and repents from his sin and does what is just and right will certainly live. None of his sins will be held against him.
You may say that’s the O.T., Teddi, not the N.T. Let’s look at Hebrews 3, after Paul is talking about Israel, and the testing in the desert, he says beginning with verse 12:
Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God. But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception. For we have become companions of the Messiah if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start.
There’s no more time to play Church. No more time to sit waiting on Jesus to come for an immature, very blemished Bride. It is time for us to join in one voice across this world in intercession for our Jerusalem, Judea/Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth. Make ready! Fill your lamps “wise virgins” – have all the oil needed to shine brightly and replenish as we await our groom. “Foolish virgins” will run out of oil, and while they go to get more, He will come and the door will be shut. Forever! Matthew 24 and 25 are prophetical!
I am a watchman on the walls of the Church and Israel. We are in one fold since the veil was rent at the crucifixion of our Lord. In Jesus there’s no Jew of gentile. We are One. Isaiah 52 says the watchmen will see the coming of Zion! We watch daily, now for 8 full years. Many have now joined us across this earth to pray in one voice with us. As a Watchman I blow the Trumpet because I see the sword of God’s judgment coming upon this land – my nation – and all the nations of this earth. The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof!
The Lord is returning, and we must ready ourselves to meet Him while it is still Today!!!!
In Jesus’ Name…
Amen and Amen.Tweet