Eat This Scroll
Are you listless when it comes to the things of God? Have you tried everything but can’t seem to find what the root problem is? Are you experiencing a growing appetite for the things of the world? The things you stopped doing as you got to know the Lord more, do you find yourself attracted to them all over again? Are you in the habit of finding excuses to support this attitude and even find excuses to love them as Solomon did with his many foreign wives including the daughter of Pharaoh? Friend, there is a problem! Open your heart and allow the Lord to walk you through this. It is expected of us to increase in the things of God and decrease toward the things of the world. It is not about confessing the Word but by putting into action the Word we confess. To put it into action successfully is to constantly feed on the undiluted Word of God. As we feed daily on physical foods we see results in our physical bodies. When the wrong foods are eaten, we equally see adverse results. Same goes for our spirit man; whatever we feed on spiritually we would see results. Thus, God is very particular about the spiritual food that we feed on. If we feed on the wrong foods our growth will be stunted and may result in death. No wonder Jesus declared in John 6:53-58 that His Body is the real food and His Blood is the real drink. Only the one that partakes of this will live because of Him and have eternal life. It then follows, that if a person feeds on any spiritual food other than Christ – His word, the person is dead. You might be wondering what the essence of this feeding is. It is important that we feed on Him because of the mandate that had been laid on our shoulders as Christ’s ambassadors. Ezekiel was told in Ezekiel 3:1-4 “He said to me: ‘Son of man eat what you find here. Eat this scroll, then go and speak to the house of Israel.’…Then He said to me: ‘Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak My words to them.’” Ezekiel ate the scroll in obedience and declared the heart of God to the people. What have you been declaring? Do you know that what you declare points to what you have been feeding on? Friend, what have you been feeding on? Or you are unconcerned since there are Preachers to do that sort of thing? You feel and say you have only one life to live and you must live it well by enjoying what life has to offer. No one is stopping you from enjoying life in fact you must because He had come to give us life in abundance. It is the desire of God for you to enjoy this life responsibly as His ambassadors declaring the mandate of His Kingdom to a dying world. Friend, God must have been feeding you with His Word to fill your stomach. What did you do with it? Do you know you have been raised for such a time as this when people are declaring there is no hope? There is violence all over the world and God expects His ambassadors to declare His heart to the people. Ezekiel 37:11b “…Look how they say: our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished; we are cut off.” This is the state of the people and the Lord wants us to prophesy that the graves are opened and men must stand up from what is holding them bound and walk into the marvelous light of God. God expects us to prophesy so that the deadness in the lives of people will be revived. You have refused to share the new life you have because you either have a reputation to maintain or just plain scared of what you will lose. Friend, repent of this evil or you will suddenly find out that the food has been stopped. Friend, rise up, eat the Scroll and declare the Heart of the Most High God! God bless you!