Read: Ezekiel 33:7-9
7. So thought, O son of man, I
have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore though shalt hear the word at my mouth and warn them from me.
8. When I say unto the wicked, O
wicked man, though shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to
warn the wicked from his way,
that wicked man shall die in his
inquity; 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 inquiry.
As a watchman over the souls of
men, it is our responsibility to preach the Word. What word?
The Word of life; the Truth that
sets a person free from the
bondage of sin. Today, there is a
scarcity of the word of God in
some quarters. We have been given the mandate to proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to unbelievers. But it is
unfortunate that many are not
carrying out this instruction.
There are ministers of the gospel who are preaching other things
outside the Word of God.
Because all men will stand before
the judgement seat of the
Almighty God, it is imperative that
we proclaim the life-saving gospel to them. We are to preach
the Word and the Word alone.
We are not to preach the
theologies and philosophies of
men. We are not to preach the
ideals of the western world, but the living Word of God.
There are people living in sin today
because the watchmen are no
longer at their duty posts to
reprove them. The Word of God
is not what you preach when it is convenient for you alone.
Necessity is laid on us all to
continue to reprove and rebuke
sinners and encourage them to
embrace the path that leads to
life and godliness.
We live in a world where people
are no longer content with the
Word of God, they have
abandoned the Word of life and
they are searching for fables.
They are like sheep in search of a meal that will not profit them.
God's Word is the wisdom of God
for humanity. The problem with
the present day Church is a lack
of balanced spiritual diet for the
growth of the flock. Potentially sound believers are not sound
after all because they lack the
wherewithal to grow to maturity
despite the fact that they are
genuine seekers of the truth.
We should take time to examine the level of pollution in the Church today by the modern and post-modern philosophers who
have turned themselves to Bible
scholars, thus, misleading the
people of faith with their power of logic, oratory and academic
tenacity. We need God's
watchmen to put an end to the
scarcity of truth in all our
assemblies. We need to constantly remind ourselves that the thoughts of western civilisation should not be
superior to the Word of God. As
watchmen, we need to keep
people informed about the
correct knowledge of the Word of God.
We need to constantly remind ourselves of the beauty of Christian living as the best way of life. We must cast down imaginations and every high knowledge that exalts itself against the knowledge of God
and not allow heresies to thrive
in the body of Christ. Your role in
the church should put an end to
the famine of the Word of God.
Don't join those who only make noise and appeal to the emotions
of people with the mind of
leading them to hell. To be a
watchman unto the souls of men
is a divine mandate that must be
carried out with urgency. The voice of the watchman must be clear and distinct so that the people that God wants to reach through His voice can hear the warning for the hour. If you want to serve God, serve Him with all of your heart. Let your
path be straight. Always be ready
to change when there is a need
for it. You must be a good
example to your hearers. You
must be a fire brand for the Lord.
Father, help me to do the work of
an Evangelist with diligence.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts
14:1-16:15 and Song of Solomon
AUTHOR : Pst E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 13: WONDERFUL STORY OF
1. Wonderful story of love;
Tell it to me again;
Wonderful story of love; Wake the immortal strain!
Angels with rapture announce it,
Shepherds with wonder receive
Sinner, oh, won’t you believe it?
Chorus: Wonderful story of love,
Wonderful, wonderful story of
2. Wonderful story of love;
Though you are far away; Wonderful story of love;
Still He doth call today;
Calling from Calvary’s mountain,
Down from the crystal-bright
E’en from the dawn of creation, Chorus:
3. Wonderful story of love;
Jesus provides a rest;
Wonderful story of love;
For all the pure and blest,
Rest in those mansions above us, With those who’ve gone on
before us, singing the rapturous chorus