Ezekiel Called to Be a Prophet
Ezekiel 2:1 And He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.”
Ezekiel 2:2 Then the Spirit entered me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard Him who spoke to me.
Ezekiel 2:3 And He said to me: “Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day.
Ezekiel 2:4 For they are impudent and stubborn children (Lit. stiff-faced and hard-hearted sons). I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.
Ezekiel 2:5 As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse—for they are a rebellious house—yet they will know that a prophet has been among them.
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Ezekiel 2:6 “And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
They are not going to take this message well.
We know God’s Word is not going to be taken well among unbelievers; yet love seems to open the door of Light and lets the gospel in. But Ezekiel is going to be confrontational to the leaders whom God calls briers, thorns and scorpions. Ezekiel is warned!
Ezekiel 2:7 You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious.
This is the second time the statement is used “whether they hear or whether they refuse (to hear).”
The Messiah comes down from heaven twice: once at the first advent and again in the future to set up His kingdom on earth. The second time those who refused the first time will be force to hear the second time.
Ezekiel 2:8 But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you.”
Ezekiel 2:9 Now when I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me; and behold, a scroll of a book was in it.
Ezekiel 2:10 Then He spread it before me; and there was writing on the inside and on the outside, and written on it were lamentations and mourning and woe.
Revelation? Who is worthy to open to seal?