Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PROPHET OF THE LORD: Open your mouth and EAT!

"As for you, son of man, hear what I say to you: be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you." ~ Ezekiel 2:8 AMP

This message is intended for the End-Time Prophets of the LORD who in this hour have been positioned to hear, receive and release the WORD given to them to eat and speak.

Ezekiel was commanded to eat what he found within the scroll given to him.  It was filled with words of lamentation, mourning and woe. (v.10).  The Prophet Ezekiel opened his mouth.  He did not shrink back nor hesitate to obey as many would have considered because of the weighty assignment given to him to deliver The WORD of God and preach righteousness to a rebellious people.

God sent Ezekiel to the children of Israel because they have transgressed against Him thus like their fathers. They were described as hard of heart, rebellious people, stubborn and obstinate. (v.2-3).  Have you taken notice that a majority of "the Church" today stands as such:  a rebellious house.  They have become lovers of self, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS BUT DENYING ITS POWER.(read 2 Timothy 3:2-5).

Ezekiel was sent to those who knew the LORD as their God.  He was given specific instructions. He was to eat of the words on the scroll.  He first had to chew and digest the word, taking in the word for himself so that it became a part of him and release it to a people.  Therefore Prophet of the LORD, so must you! You must eat of it first!

A house (church or nation) that is in disobedience and living in wickedness will not be given a word of encouragement as many prophets today do by declaring "peace" when there is none. (Ezekiel 13:10)  They prophesy out of their own hearts (Ezekiel 13:2) or out of fear of man.  In doing so the prophet stands in rebellion and disobedience towards God when He has been given a word of warning to release.  The bible says:

"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me; When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet if you warn the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul." (Ezekiel 3:17-19)

God then repeats Himself again in verses twenty and twenty-two! Take heed! Get it deep into your spirit!

There are prophets who have been raised up for such a time like this.  That is why you have found yourself being rejected, isolated, abandoned, mistreated and misunderstood.  Where others have been sent out, you have been hidden.  God has chosen instead to keep you at His feet - giving you to eat.  He has not allowed the revelations that has been poured into you to be released and you have found yourself to be frustrated in keeping them to yourself.  You have wondered why and have cried out "injustice"all the while Father knew the purpose and time for your revelation (Romans 8:19).  There is so much to this that I cannot possibly relay it all in this post.   I will try to get back to this on another post and the importance of your position as "watchmen".

Yes, prophets are to exhort and encourage to edify the church but they are also called to warn the people if they are walking in disobedience to the LORD -  not to condemn a people but to save a life!

God's love will not keep us, the Church, in the spiritual condition we find ourselves in and He has looked for and has prepared a people that have come to an end of "self" - those who have taken on the heart of God, His will and have yielded all of their being in obedience for His use at a cost that they have paid and continue to pay.

What has God given to you to eat in this time so that it fills your stomach?  What "word" has He placed deep inside of your spirit to release for this time; for this generation and for the "house of the LORD"? Is it a weighty word that has challenged you to step out of fear and into obedience? Fear is not of God! The spirit of fear and timidity comes from the enemy who desires to paralyze  and silence you from operating in the prophetic mantle.   Even the enemy knows the effect it will cause the people when you release the Word of the LORD: a shaking; an awakening in the people's spirit; a LIGHT that will dispel the darkness of their heart - it frees, breaking every chain and it saves.  A releasing of resurrection power!

Prophet of the LORD, DO NOT FEAR - hear what the Spirit of Life says to you in this hour as He has spoken to Ezekiel - He speaks to you:

'...Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!' (Ezekiel 2:1 NASB)

There is a shifting in our spirit where once it laid dormant is being awakened to STAND at attention to receive, respond and release....

'And they, whether they will hear or refuse to hear - for they are a rebellious house - yet shall they know and realize that there has been a prophet among them.  And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words; though briers and thorns are all around you and you dwell and sit among scorpions, be not afraid of their words nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.  And you shall speak My words to them whether they will hear or refuse to hear, for they are most rebellious.

As for you, son of man, hear what I say to you; be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you. " ~ Ezekiel 6-8 AMP

Prophet of the LORD -OPEN YOUR MOUTH, EAT AND SAVE A LIFE according to what God has given you for His people.  In all, with love as the driving force.  Do not limit yourself in how God will cause you to release His Word.  It may come in the form of a message on the pulpit, in written form whether in an article or a post on social networks, a poem, prophetic art or a book.  It may also come in a face to face encounter with an individual. Whatever and however it may come for you to present - release it accordingly.  Do not add, nor take away from what was given to you but deliver it in its fullness and in His Power and see the manifestation of His Glory! Whether they listen or refuse, accept or reject - walk in obedience to the LORD your God.

It is time for the true Prophets of the Most High to arise and stand:  fearless and relentless in delivering the oracles of God!  He has chosen you; He has kept you in the Refiner's fire; He has fed you and now He shall release you!  Not by your power or might but by the SPIRIT OF THE LORD.......

To God be the glory forever and ever......