29 Jan Representing God
16 And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me:17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from My mouth, you shall give them warning from Me. 18 If 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, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.”
We sing the song, “What a Friend we have in Jesus” which has as one of its phrases, “what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer’. Think of another privilege we have – representing God on earth.
God says He has made us watchmen on earth. What are we watching over? It is not so that people sleep in peace, being sure that no thieves will break in to attack. It is a task to warn the sinners to repent and come to know the Lord.
It is to demand that our nation listens to the word of the Lord and obey it. It is to give our leadership no rest till they listen to and walk in the ways of the Lord. If they oblige, they will see the goodness of the Lord and this will filter throughout the nation. If they hearken not to the voice of the Lord they just set themselves up for trouble.
We can learn from the prophets –from Ezekiel, Elijah and Isaiah. Times have changed and our nation is not set up like Israel in the biblical times but it makes no difference. It is the same God and it is the same purpose. Let us rise and be God’s mouthpiece by lifestyle and our voice!
1. Thank God for the privilege to be His mouthpiece on earth; in a world that is daily running away from God.
2. Ask for both the lifestyle and the boldness to speak for the God of righteousness in an unrighteous world.
3. Father, please equip me with Your very life and Your word so as to effectively represent You on earth.
I am blessed to represent God my heavenly Father here on earth. I am God’s watchman because He has equipped me for tasks and responsibilities and the power that go with it. I am more than able. I shall not fail God; I rise up in faith and fully execute my responsibilities. I declare that God can count on me to fully represent Him in the name of Jesus.