Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman, 3 when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, 4 then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’
7 “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. 8 When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 9 Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
10 “Therefore you, O son of man, say to the house of Israel: ‘Thus you say, “If our transgressions and our sins lie upon us, and we pine away in them, how can we then live?” ’ 11 Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’
Blow the trumpet in Zion! O watchman sound the alarm!
“…he blows the trumpet and warns the people,…”
We are given the word to warn,
“…warn them for Me….”
we choose to share what the Lord has given us to know and understand.
“…you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me….”
Are we faithful? Warn our land, be faithful to execute the word of the Lord!
“…if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; …”
There is redemption, there is forgiveness if we choose to accept the word given to us of a Christ who died for our sins and offers a life free of judgment’s penalty. How then can we live? We can live according to his Word in obedience to his commands; love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. It is not his will that any suffer, but that they turn from their ways.
“…As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, …”
Be found faithful, sound the alarm, live the life that other’s may see Christ in you, Blow the trumpet of salvation.
Blow the trumpet in Zion
they rush on the city
they run on the wall
Great is the army that carries out His Word
The Lord utters His Voice
before His army
Blow the trumpet in Zion
Sound the alarm on my holy mountain