SATURDAY , MAY 21
Scripture: Ezekiel 3:19-21
Verses 19-21 state, “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.” Verses 19-21 describe a crooked place for the prophet called bloodguiltiness. Bloodguiltiness accrues to us and becomes a crooked place when we see somebody in their deception and choose not to speak to it, if we have the opportunity and are released to do so by the Holy Spirit or have the relationship that will sustain the weight of the correction. Bloodguiltiness is a crooked place that none of us can afford. Certainly when we look at the church today, many segments of the church have chosen to enter bloodguiltiness. Certain segments of the Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Lutheran and Christian church have chosen to ordain and marry homosexuals. They are committing bloodguiltiness in a wholesale manner by accepting a lifestyle God judged worthy of death (Romans 1). There is one guarantee that every one of those churches will hear; Depart from Me you workers of iniquity, I never knew you. Bloodguiltiness is real and it becomes more and more an issue in the end-times as deception in the church mounts. Will we choose to suffer the consequences of speaking the truth even though the people we speak to do not want to hear it? The choice is ours!