Several weeks ago, I was posting questions like these on Facebook:
• If someone was robbing you blind, would you want me to tell you?
• If you were jumping from an airplane, should I tell you that you have no parachute?
• If you are going bungee jumping, should I tell you if it’s a rope instead of a bungee cord?
• If you are drowning, should I call for a lifeguard?
I am just trying to get some straight answers.
Many times, we as watchmen try to warn others of the coming of Christ and what His word says. People tend to get mad because of what the Bible says and accuse the watchmen for judging them, when all we are doing is speaking what God is saying to the body of Christ. Noah warned the people for 120 years and no one trusted the words he preached.
16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
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.
Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
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.
Many of you who read them said you would have wanted help in the scenarios I posed on Facebook. But when I warn you of what the Bible says, you get upset and mad because the word is what cuts and judges – not the words I speak but the Word of God in the Bible. The Truth, the breath of life – this is what cuts.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
And this know, that if the good man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
I am the watchman. Get your house in order.
Pastor Craig Cook is the Senior Pastor of Spirit Life Fellowship Church.