Ezekiel 2:1-3:4 – CALLED!
To me, the greatest privilege in the world is to be called to preach God’s Word!
Ezekiel’s call to preach should be a challenge to anyone who hears God calling him into ministry!
RECRUITMENT OF EZEKIEL – 2:1-3
In Ezekiel 1, Ezekiel saw a great vision of the glory of God.
He was reminded as to whom he would be serving.
Isaiah also had a vision of God’s glory in Isaiah 6:1-4.
Those called to preach must see God in His glory and must have experienced salvation for themselves. In these verses, God singles out Ezekiel as one who would be God’s representative. There is no higher calling than the calling to preach! Romans 10:15
REBELLION OF ISRAEL – 2:3-4
All preachers like to see positive results from their preaching. However, the preacher does not always see positive results. Often, people will rebel against the message. Even though the preacher may not see the positive results, he can be assured of a positive outcome. Isaiah 55:10-11, Ezekiel 3:17-21, 1 Timothy 4:11-16
REASSURANCE FROM GOD – 2:5
No matter what the response to the preaching of God’s Word, the preacher who is doing God’s will can be assured that those hearing will know that he is a messenger from God.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PROPHET – 2:6-8
- Be Fearless – Vs. 6
- Be Faithful – Vss. 7-8
RECEPTION OF GOD’S WORD – 2:9-3:4
God’s word must be received and digested before it can be shared with others!