A Declaration To The Spiritual Soldier

A Spiritual Fitness Ministry

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Why does God send a Prophet? By Minister Speed

Key Scriptures: Ezekiel 3:4-11 (KJV)
4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;

6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.

  7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord God; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

Here we see God speaking to Israel the chosen of God, and also speaking to our Church as the chosen of God today. We see the similarities between both chosen entities and how God who is motivated in His love sends them a prophet.

True biblical prophets act like evangelists, only to God’s people. They are reaching out to those steeped in sin, calling them back to the Lord. Just like evangelists, they have to keep their spiritual integrity intact, resisting against becoming like those around them and reaching out to everyone whether or not God’s message through them is accepted.

God’s prophets must also personally appropriate God’s truth for their self before speaking it to others. This is more clearly explained in v.3:10: - Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, take into your heart all My words which I will speak to you and listen closely.”

True prophets of God are immersed in, consumed, and ruled by God’s Word. They are living examples of what they teach. Whereas false prophets try to pervert God’s Word or add to it in some manner, true prophets always live according to it and their message can be corroborated according to God’s Word.

As I stated in my new book “A Declaration to the Spiritual Soldier” “The church cries out for “Revival.” The very definition “Revival” suggests a degradation of the very instrument which gives the church its very essence and influence. This is the power of the Holy Spirit without which there is spiritual death. This proves, conclusively, that if there is a dramatic need for revival in which there is a worldwide cry to God, then there must be a cataclysmic failure of the church to move, operate, and be led under the auspices of the Holy Spirit.

To look for indicators, one could simply look at the dramatic decline of the church population in the past 30 years, or the staggering statistics regarding divorce amongst church going Christians in this day and age. There is also the active and practiced engagement of homosexual and sexual misconduct, including pornography, adultery, and fornication. These are but mere precursors to a host of debacles which the church suffers to persist in its Holy Sanctuary today. These ailments show a maladaptive behavior in the Church of Jesus the Christ, not conducive to what Christ had in mind when He first built His church. These ailments also show why Christendom cry to God for revival”.

True prophets of God come only in times of extreme spiritual distress and generally as God’s last resort after people have rejected all other forms of His Word. Once you truly understand the mission and calling of a true prophet of God, you will never wish to see one. It would mean you’re in so much trouble, that it may be too late.

In looking back to the verses above we can see in verse 5*6*7 It’s actually a kind of way of stating that Ezekiel will, in fact, experience the most frustrating of all language barriers in that they will be largely unresponsive to anything he says because “Israel will be not willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me”.

Jesus said “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.” John 15:20-21

The church has truly lost its Godly mind and many will pay the ultimate price in meeting a God of wrath rather than a loving and forgiven Lord.

In Verse 8 & 9 we see God saying He would make Ezekiel “HARD.” He is to be unwavering to God’s truth in the face of rebelliousness. How “sensitive”, “caring”, or “loving” can someone be if they don’t hold fast to the Truth which others are rejecting and thus leading them to hell? It should be noted that this is the most prized quality which Moses articulated in his blessing of the Levites. Ezekiel is actually being the quintessential priest by embracing these qualities.

“Who said of his father and his mother,
‘I did not consider them’;
And he did not acknowledge his brothers,
Nor did he regard his own sons,
For they observed Your word,
And kept Your covenant”. Deuteronomy 33:9

God’s prophets exhibit the ultimate commitment to the Truth because they are sent to a people whose number one problem is willful and conscious rejection of the Truth. It’s only when they finally return to the Truth that everything else will follow spiritually. The doing and the carrying out of God’s Word is a much different matter than the learning and discovering. Carrying out God’s Word, when one is completely responsible for the consequences, is a different task than learning about it.

This is especially true where prophecy is concerned when the joyful emotions of having something revealed wears off when faced with the reality of what is about to happen to those who will not listen. True prophets care very deeply about how God’s Word will be received and although they stand undeterred in the Truth, nonetheless suffer in their empathy for the lost.

Look what happened to Jeremiah the prophet just after he ate God’s Word, after the “sweet as honey” effect of initially receiving God’s Word:

“I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers,
Nor did I exult.
Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone,
For You filled me with indignation”. Jeremiah 15:17

Look what happened to John just after HE ate God’s Word:
“So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book.
And he said to me,
“Take it and eat it;
it will make your stomach bitter,
but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”
I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it,
and in my mouth it was sweet as honey;
 and when I had eaten it,
my stomach was made bitter”. Revelation 10:9-10

To see my people going through much deception and being fleeced by wolves and knowing that they truly face eternal damnation has brought my Soul much grief. To have the appetite for food removed the majority of the time, and to have nights filled with awakened prayer and the constant study of Gods’ word is indeed very humbling and brings with it much sorrow, for we are in “sorrowful days.”
The American church has rejected the word of God, has thereby rejected His Christ, and in doing so rejected God Himself. Do you understand what this means? This is not a time for debate. This is a time for Americans to prepare.

 Incidents like Sandy Hooks, Columbine, and 911 are merely precursors to a Spiritual void from God which will be filled by every demonic fowl and creature not even thought of.

America has been a severe famine for several years now. Claiming land, products, and animals but still they attempt to use legislation and fill the void with regulations and the continuation of negating the presence and Word of God from American lives.

America has experience an economic recession which has been compared to the depression of the 1930’s. Many lost everything i.e. homes, business and jobs, and are still being affected today but politics still use the word Recovery to describe a self- propulsion ideology as a solution to an obvious spiritual problem.

Like Rome of old Sodomites have gain control even in the Executive branch of government and are pushing their agenda in spite of the voice of the people. They have even moved into the church house and attempt to legitimize themselves in writing another version of scripture called “The Queer James Bible.”

To make matters worse Witchcraft and Sorcery (Pharmakea) (Drug Abuse/Use)is allowing the demonic spirit world a door to our very children to come under attack like never before. Never before in the history of mankind have we allowed the devil so much territory in the lives of our Children.

Since Roe Verse Wade 53 Million abortions have been done with consent from the actual parent!!!. What kind of madness is this? The only person that sees this act as anything other than “Child Sacrifice” is a person that is completely asleep. The only person who sees this as a civilized act is one who is completely lost the mind that God gave us. There should be weeping and Gnashing of teeth as there was in the days of Herod with the death of all the infants. There should be an outcry of epic proportion. Instead we like mindless robots have been led astray.

We are ashamed to even speak on such a subject in FEAR it might offend the one who believes in them. Again I tell you to not deceive yourself. When the consequences of your own actions turn upon you America you will ask the same old archaic question as you always do. You will begin to pray to your God and I am here to tell you that you worship that which you know not. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot deny God and violently remove Him from your life and truly expect His blessings. Are you really that blinded to think that you can reject Him and He will be obligated to bless the mess you made yourself?

 It amazing how ignorant people who have fought for this godless way of life will turn around and actually blame God for the mess they made by serving Satan and all his fallen demons. I leave you with the words of Peter the apostle;

Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38

Peter preached to convince these people of two basic things, their sin and God's solution in Christ. The presence of sin in their lives was manifested by how they treated the Christ. God's solution to the sin problem is Jesus Christ, who gave His life a ransom for all. On the basis of that, God offers to forgive us. We accept that offer by repenting and being baptized.

I personally know that I am not that prophet to come before Christ second coming but God has appointed me as a watchman in this the Northern CA area. I will stand me upon my watch. In the Mighty and Majestic Name of Yeshua who is Jesus Christ I will not keep silent and I will not be afraid. Amen.

Ezekiel 33:1-33 ESV -The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. ...

Ezekiel 33:6 ESV -But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.

Ezekiel 3:17 ESV-“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

Isaiah 62:6 ESV -On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest,

Jeremiah 51:12 ESV “Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon; make the watch strong; set up watchmen; prepare the ambushes; for the Lord has both planned and done what he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.

Jeremiah 31:6 ESV-For there shall be a day when watchmen will call in the hill country of Ephraim: ‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”

Isaiah 52:8 ESV -The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion.

Habakkuk 2:1-20 ESV -I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith. “Moreover, wine is a traitor, an arrogant man who is never at rest. His greed is as wide as Sheol; like death he has never enough. He gathers for himself all nations and collects as his own all peoples.” ...

Isaiah 21:11-12 ESV -The oracle concerning Dumah. One is calling to me from Seir, “Watchman, what time of the night? Watchman, what time of the night?” The watchman says: “Morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire; come back again.”

Nehemiah 4:9 ESV -And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night.
2 Kings 9:17 ESV -Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he saw the company of Jehu as he came and said, “I see a company.” And Joram said, “Take a horseman and send to meet them, and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’”

Song of Solomon 3:3 ESV -The watchmen found me as they went about in the city. “Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”

Song of Solomon 5:7 ESV -The watchmen found me as they went about in the city; they beat me, they bruised me, they took away my veil, those watchmen of the walls.

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV -I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ...

Ezekiel 33:8 ESV -If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

Ezekiel 34:1-31 ESV -The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. ...

1 Peter 2:25 ESV -For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV - Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Hebrews 13:7 ESV - Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

2 Timothy 4:5 ESV -As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

1 Timothy 3:1 ESV -The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

Ephesians 4:11 ESV -And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,

Galatians 3:19 ESV -Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.

Acts 20:35 ESV -In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Acts 17:11 ESV -Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

John 1:38 ESV -Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV -Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ...

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20 ESV -Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words. When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.


2 comments:

  1. Your comment are very encouraging to one who has labored long and wearily on the front line for Jesus Christ. I appreciate you very much.

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