Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. Ezekiel 3:17
God was making Ezekiel a watchman to the people of Israel. God would show Ezekiel what was to happen in the future, what would happen if they changed and followed Him, and what would happen if they rejected Him. Ezekiel was to be the person that would be on the lookout for what was to happen and let the people know about it. Ezekiel was told that some people would listen and some would not, but he had to speak to them either way. Ezekiel would also be responsible for the lives of the people if he did not tell them what God was saying.
People read horoscopes all the time trying to find out what is in their future. Predictions are made all the time about what is going to happen next. Some things happen, while many things do not.
God has made statements about what is going to happen in the future. The individual choices of each person will have an effect on what will happen in their future. Most people have not been told what God has said about their future. They do not know that if they continue to live in sin and not follow Jesus, there is only death and punishment ahead. They do not know that if they turn from sin and follow Jesus, that there is eternal life ahead.
You have learned what God has for you, if you are a follower of Jesus. Knowing that, you also know what is ahead for every other person. Every person on this earth has two paths set before them. One is rejecting Jesus and dying. The other is accepting Jesus and living.
You have the responsibility to go out and tell people what is going to happen. You are the watchman who sees what is coming up and can warn them. If you do not warn people about the coming destruction, it will also be on your head for their death. If you warn them, then it is only upon their head.
Jesus said that you are to be His witness in all of this world. Being a witness is being the watchman that Ezekiel was. Are you a watchman today?
I pray today that you will be God’s watchman to the people; that you will speak to everyone about Jesus; that many will know Jesus because of you; and that God will show you what is coming.