Eat the Scroll & then Speak
Blessed to be a Blessing to the Blessed People 👨👨👧👦
EAT THE SCROLL & THEN SPEAK
(Ezekiel 2: 3-10 ; 3:1-4)
Ezekiel was to obey God’s command, not literally eating a scroll (2: 9,10; 3:1-3) but in a spiritual sense by receiving God’s message so that it become an inward passion (Eze 3:1-3,10)
Jeremiah said , “Thy words were found , and I ate them, and thy words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart..” Jer 15:16
Oh, Preachers ❗
Let us learn from Jeremiah to receive God’s Word and to meditate upon it .
Normally scrolls were written on one side only , but the judgement message (words of lament and mourning and woe) was written on both sides (2:9-10)
📌 Ezekiel was commanded to OPEN his MOUTH and EAT the scroll (2:8b ; 3:1), and then to GO and SPEAK to the house of Israel 3:1b
Ezekiel obeyed. He opened his mouth and ate the scroll. And it tasted as sweet as honey – for it was the Word of God (Psalm 19:10) Even though the message was judgement on Israel, the scroll was sweet because it is God’s Word (Psalm 119:103)
Oh, Preachers ❗
“Today you must OBEY and internalize God’s Word first before you PROCLAIM it to others. “
💕Beloved Church, like Ezekiel, let us absorb God’s Word and make them a part of our lives . We must EAT IT before we can GO and SPEAK to the people.
Glory to God 🙏
✍🏽 Mark Boje
Arunachal Pradesh, India 🇮🇳
Exe 2:6 Son of man do not fear them or their words. Dont’ t be afraid even though their threats surround you like nettles and briers….
Israel scowled at Ezekial when he prophesied and threatened to kill him. Every prophet faced such opposition. But God stood by those prophets The confidence of these prophets was in the sovereignty of God.
When Holy spirit is within us, we donot fear ridicule or rejection. God’s strength us powerful to live for Him even under severe criticism.