D.K.O Ministries Presents Rapture Awareness One Soul Project
LESSON:JESUS’ WARNING TO WATCH
Theme:Will you become one of God’s watchmen?
Text: Ezekiel 33:7
Son of man,I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.
LIFE APPLICATION :
God called the prophet Ezekiel to be a “watchman” to the nation of Israel to warn them to repent of their wicked ways or else suffer dire consequences God told Ezekiel that He would hold him accountable—that if he didn’t warn the people he would share the guilt for their suffering (Ezekiel 33:1-6 ).
Beloved, this is another application of Christ’s command to “watch.” He means for us to act as watchmen;how can we best do that?
*First, we must strive to be “the light of the world” by being a godly example for others to follow (Matthew 5:14 ).
*Second, we must study the Bible so that when people ask us important questions, we’ll be prepared to give them biblical answers (1 Peter 3:15 ). Also we should stay well-informed regarding world affairs so we’ll be able to help them understand those events from a biblical perspective.
*Third, we must learn how God is using His Church to “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” ( Mark 16:15 , NIV). We should learn how we can support and be a part of that great collective commission of “preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God”.
The word gospel means good news, and the true gospel includes the wonderful news that Jesus Christ will soon return to give us true peace on earth! And before that, God will give forgiveness and protection to those who repent of their sins and make the commitment to obey and serve Him.
Jesus told us to regularly pray to God, “Your kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10 ). How can we convince others of the urgent need for God’s Kingdom if we can’t explain what’s wrong with the present world? Keep watching!
Perhaps the best summary of this subject is this sobering warning from Jesus Christ in Mark13:35-37: “Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning—lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
“DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND”