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A Prophet among You

When what you say to the people for God resonates with how you live among them as an imitator of God, they will know that a prophet has been among them.

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A couple years ago I was smitten by a message given at a church ordination service. It was from Ezekiel 2:4-5: " The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. "

Can you identify with that?

" Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says.' And whether they listen or fail to listen — for they are a rebellious house — they will know that a prophet has been among them. "

Here's the setting of this passage: Ezekiel is sharing his personal story about how God called him to be a prophet-priest and gave him a vision. The biblical account is complex and vivid, full of imagery. Ezekiel saw the glory of Yahweh coming down from heaven. It was so overwhelming that he fell on his face. (That's the only place for us to be when we're in the presence of the glory of the Lord — on our face.) But the Lord would not let him stay there. God said, " Son of man, stand up on your feet, and I will speak to you " (vs. ). And the Lord spoke. ...

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