Eze 33:1 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Divine Commentary –
“My servants celebrate in jubilation at the outward evidence of their God at work within a life.
My servants have no constraint of the time of man in dealing to the devil,
have no constraint of the time of man in the pursuit of freedom from satanic works,
have no constraint of the time of man when about the works of God.
For the works of God are not timetabled for the benefit of man,
are not constrained by the bounds of time,
are not turned off and on to satisfy a clock of man.
My servants should ensure by enquiry the completion of that which they have initiated in a child of God,
in a sheep within a sheepfold,
in a lamb in hands of loving care.”
Eze 33:2 "Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: 'When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman,
The Lord God of Abraham,
say to My servants this day,
‘Let not the devil interrupt the ministry of God.
Let not the usurper of salvation amass his forces at the outposts of My servants.
Let not the devil rule through the ignorance of My servants.’ ”
Eze 33:3 'when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,
The Lord Jesus,
say this day to My servants,
‘Carry no fear for the devil.
Carry no dismay upon your shoulders.
Carry no disillusionment within your hearts.’
The Lord God,
in the presence of The Father,
declare My servants are protected when walking in the boldness of their faith,
in the boldness of My Spirit,
in the boldness due their ministry within the arch of God.”
Eze 33:4 'then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.
“My servants all should know the power and the authority which backs the gift often lying dormant within the mouth of every saint.
For as the tongue of man can start a firestorm on the earth,
so the tongues of My Spirit can start firestorms in the heavens,
firestorms in the domain of satan,
firestorms throughout the totality of creation.
Wise are My servants who call the tongues of heaven to confront satanic forces,
to cause the likes to flee,
to bring to pass their absconding from the field of battle.
The purifying firestorms of God are the liquidators of the threat from Satanic forces,
set the bounds beyond which they cannot advance,
hurl discordant forces into a mass retreat,
subdue the activities of the foe of man.”
Eze 33:5 'He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.
“My servants do not clutch at the things of God,
do not secrete the gifts to avoid embarrassment,
do not hide the glory of their gifts from the presence of man.
My servants were born to share:
in this time with their callings,
in this time of their taskings,
in this time for their presences on the earth.
My servants are not as shadows which come and go,
are not lightly dismissed from their tasks at hand,
are not overcome in the presence of The God of Love.”
Eze 33:6 'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.'
“My servants serve in unity of purpose:
can summon others to assist when outnumbered by the seekers,
when surrounded by the querulous,
when the spirit heeds the scent of victory.
My servants can accompany the rider on the white horse with a sign emblazoned on his thigh,
as an arrow for a bow,
as a firebrand of attention,
as a burning arrow targeting a soul.
My servants are destined to overcome their opposition,
to overcome the mischief of the day,
to overcome the tempting of the night.
My servants overcome that which would forestall the works of God in the life of man.”
Eze 33:7 "So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me.
Eze 33:8 "When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you shall surely die!' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.
Eze 33:9 "Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
Eze 33:10 "Therefore you, O son of man, say to the house of Israel: 'Thus you say, "If our transgressions and our sins lie upon us, and we pine away in them, how can we then live?" '
Eze 33:11 "Say to them: 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'
Eze 33:12 "Therefore you, O son of man, say to the children of your people: 'The righteousness of the righteous man shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression; as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall because of it in the day that he turns from his wickedness; nor shall the righteous be able to live because of his righteousness in the day that he sins.'
Eze 33:13 "When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die.
Eze 33:14 "Again, when I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' if he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right,
Eze 33:15 "if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
Eze 33:16 "None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
Eze 33:17 "Yet the children of your people say, 'The way of the Lord is not fair.' But it is their way which is not fair!
Eze 33:18 "When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, he shall die because of it.
Eze 33:19 "But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and does what is lawful and right, he shall live because of it.
Eze 33:20 "Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not fair.' O house of Israel, I will judge every one of you according to his own ways."
Eze 33:21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, on the fifth day of the month, that one who had escaped from Jerusalem came to me and said, "The city has been captured!"
Eze 33:22 Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me the evening before the man came who had escaped. And He had opened my mouth; so when he came to me in the morning, my mouth was opened, and I was no longer mute.
Eze 33:23 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
Eze 33:24 "Son of man, they who inhabit those ruins in the land of Israel are saying, 'Abraham was only one, and he inherited the land. But we are many; the land has been given to us as a possession.'
Eze 33:25 "Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "You eat meat with blood, you lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood. Should you then possess the land?
Eze 33:26 "You rely on your sword, you commit abominations, and you defile one another's wives. Should you then possess the land?" '
Eze 33:27 "Say thus to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "As I live, surely those who are in the ruins shall fall by the sword, and the one who is in the open field I will give to the beasts to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and caves shall die of the pestilence.
Eze 33:28 "For I will make the land most desolate, her arrogant strength shall cease, and the mountains of Israel shall be so desolate that no one will pass through.
Eze 33:29 "Then they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have made the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed." '
Eze 33:30 "As for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking about you beside the walls and in the doors of the houses; and they speak to one another, everyone saying to his brother, 'Please come and hear what the word is that comes from the LORD.'
Eze 33:31 "So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
Eze 33:32 "Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them.
Eze 33:33 "And when this comes to pass—surely it will come—then they will know that a prophet has been among them."