Ezekiel 3

Day 1541

Mission Impossible!

Ezekiel 3


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, June 5.


God sent Ezekiel on what appears to be an impossible mission. The prophet received his divine directive in Ezekiel 3:4-7, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them. … yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me.” How would you feel if God asked you to do something that was impossible? In Luke 18:27, when the disciples were feeling overwhelmed by the mission of God to save souls, Jesus bolstered their faith, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”


When God asks you to be a part of an impossible mission, He is not entrusting to you the results of His divine directive (those are His!), but the process of being faithful to the task. The Lord told the prophet that his only criteria of success was fidelity to Him and His Word, as He explained in verses 17-19:


Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me. When I say to the wicked, “You will surely die,” and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself.


Seize the moment and trust God to do the impossible – to save souls. Your job is to be faithful to the mission of God, proclaiming the gospel in word and deed, so that one day you may hear Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23).


God bless you!


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