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Scripture: Ezekiel 3:16-18

Ezekiel 3:16-18 says, “Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “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.” It is obvious that God is serious about crooked places. He is serious about His church being true. He is so serious about His church being true that He gave the specific assignment of shouting the crooked places from the housetops to individuals He called prophets. Ezekiel was just such a prophet. The whole purpose of the prophetic spirit and the watchman on the wall, is to hear the word about the crooked and to reveal it to the church. God always warns in order to save. He never warns to hurt or to offend, although many people come away from warnings with offense. The intent is to save. The offense always signals the conflict between the flesh and the spirit. The church has to be willing to be offensive in the last days, or they will not be true to the prophetic spirit. Are we going to pay the price to walk in the prophetic?