Sept 21st Praise that we don’t want to hear 쓴 소리 복음

“Now, son of man, take a block of clay, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it. Then lay siege to it: Erect siege works against it, build a ramp up to it, set up camps against it and put battering rams around it. Then take an iron pan, place it as an iron wall between you and the city and turn your face toward it. It will be under siege, and you shall besiege it. This will be a sign to the people of Israel. “Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the people of Israel upon yourself. You are to bear their sin for the number of days you lie on your side. I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin. So for 390 days you will bear the sin of the people of Israel. “After you have finished this, lie down again, this time on your right side, and bear the sin of the people of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year. Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her. I will tie you up with ropes so that you cannot turn from one side to the other until you have finished the days of your siege. (‭Ezekiel‬ ‭4‬:‭1-8‬ NIV)

너 인자야 박석을 가져다가 네 앞에 놓고 한 성읍 곧 예루살렘을 그 위에 그리고 그 성읍을 에워싸되 운제를 세우고 토둔을 쌓고 진을 치고 공성퇴를 둘러 세우고 또 전철을 가져다가 너와 성읍 사이에 두어 철성을 삼고 성을 향하여 에워싸는 것처럼 에워싸라 이것이 이스라엘 족속에게 징조가 되리라 너는 또 좌편으로 누워 이스라엘 족속의 죄악을 당하되 네 눕는 날수대로 그 죄악을 담당할찌니라 내가 그들의 범죄한 햇수대로 네게 날수를 정하였나니 곧 삼백 구십일이니라 너는 이렇게 이스라엘 족속의 죄악을 담당하고 그 수가 차거든 너는 우편으로 누워 유다 족속의 죄악을 담당하라 내가 네게 사십일로 정하였나니 일일이 일년이니라 너는 또 에워싼 예루살렘을 향하여 팔을 벗어메고 예언하라 내가 줄로 너를 동이리니 네가 에워싸는 날이 맟도록 몸을 이리 저리 돌리지 못하리라 (‭에스겔‬ ‭4‬:‭1-8‬ KRV)
If you don’t believe in God you will be sent to boiling water in hell. And when told to someone who does not believe in Christ, hearing that you are destined to go to hell does not sound good as it is scolding. However, through scolding you could change a persons life as through fear he/she may understand and start learning the other side of God.
In today’s scripture we can see that Ezekiel said such thing for them to be saved, as it is something that you must know.
  1. As believers in Christ, and mouth of God we need to spread the word that the world will eventually end: Ezekiel 4:1 shows and visualizes the situation Jerusalem was in at the point. And then it goes on to explain detailed on how they were surrounded. God directed Ezekiel to tell the people of Jerusalem that their country will go into ruins. And in fact through three attacks Jerusalem was in ruins. No matter how they tried to prevent it, God had already decided the fate of Jerusalem, and Ezekiel had the responsibility to speak to those in Jerusalem. It is definitely difficult to tell someone that they will fail, that they will die, that they will not survive. And those that listen to it won’t take it nicely. However, God has clearly shown the blueprint to the world ending so we need to let everyone know no matter how they recieve it.
  2. As believers in Christ, and mouth of God we need to judge each person strictly: When you look at Ezekiel 4:5-8 it shows what kind of punishment they will recieve. What we need to concentrate on is verse 7. In verse 7 it sates that we as believers in Christ need use all our strength to let everyone know. No matter how we act and we pretend to be nice to people, God knows exactly how we think and how we truly feel. It is definitely difficult to tell someone that they are sinners in front of God, but it must be said. And we must let them know that through Christ all our sins can be solved.