“He said to me, Son of man, eat what you find [in this book]; eat this scroll; then go and speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat the scroll. And He said to me, Son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it. Then I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. And He said to me, Son of man, go, get you to the house of Israel and speak to them with My words. For you are not sent to a people of a foreign speech and of a difficult language but to the house of Israel; Not to many peoples of foreign speech and of a hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to such people, they would have listened to you and heeded My words. But the house of Israel will not listen to you and obey you since they will not listen to Me and obey Me, for all the house of Israel are impudent and stubborn of heart. Behold, I have made your face strong and hard against their faces and your forehead strong and hard against their foreheads. Like an adamant harder than flint or a diamond point have I made your forehead; fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house. Moreover, He said to me, Son of man, all My words that I shall speak to you, receive in your heart and hear with your ears. And go, get you to the [Jewish] captives [in Babylon], to the children of your people, and speak to them and tell them, Thus says the Lord God, whether they will hear or refuse to hear. ” – Ezekiel 3:1-11
I acknowledge that we are part of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a people for His own possession; so I will proclaim the excellences of Him who has called me out of my own darkness and into His marvelous light, as He allows me to walk among nations. Listen closely to me; I truly believe that the Father is calling on you as well. According to His Word the Father is saying “I formed you in the womb,” and I knew you well before you were born. I have consecrated you, and appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Now go out to teach and live My Word amongst your enemies; but be sure to tell them this, that you can do nothing on your own, so I hear, judge, and I am also judged by the One who sent me. The One who has sent me is my Lord and my God! So we should no longer be afraid to stand as children of God (sheep) in the midst of our enemies (wolves), and proclaim the Good News gospel. I know we can influence those wolves around us, because I know that the Father has gone before us and prepared a table just for us in the presence of my enemies.
If you believe on today that the Father has already prepared your table despite the works of your enemy’s hands, join us in the Sanctuary as we send Him up His due praises.
Dear Heavenly Father, we come to You today in praise — not in want of anything. We usher up Your due praises for the things that we have already received, what You have done in our lives, and for the things that You have already done but we have yet to receive. Father we know that our greater is coming, and that You may not come when we want You, but You are always on time. Father You are awesome, amazing, blessed are You Lord God. Holy is Your name: Blessed are You forever. Great is Your mercy for Your people. And Your praises will forever will forever remain in our hearts. We praise Your now and forever more, in the name of the Father , the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!
Contributed by: Sharessa Bass
Sharessa currently works for Wells Fargo Bank and is the CEO of The Real Me Foundation. She is a devoted mother of 5, originally from Whiteville NC and is one of 7 siblings. She is a faithful covenant member of The Sanctuary, and is passionate about sharing her faith in a very real way. If this devotional has fed your soul, please share with your friends and family. Click the social share button or leave a comment in the box below for Sharessa.