Son, I have made you a watchman. Therefore, listen to what I say and warn the people for Me. Remind them that I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. So tell them this! Tell them to turn from their wickedness.
Son, you are a watchman; when you see the enemy coming you must sound the alarm to warn My people. If you don’t sound the alarm – I will hold you responsible. Whether they obey or not, you must keep sounding the alarm.
My children will come pretending to be sincere. They will listen to your words, but they have no intention of doing what you say. When all these terrible things start to happen – as they certainly will – then they will know that a prophet has been among them.
Son, I told your forefathers to beware that in their plenty not to forget Me and disobey My word. I told them in the future when the people of America have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and their silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, to BE CAREFUL! Do not become proud and forget Me by saying, “We did all this by ourselves. We have achieved this wealth with our own strength and energy.” They must remember Me, that I am the one who gave them the power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant I made with your ancestors. So tell them, “I assure you of this: If you ever forget Me and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed. Just as I destroyed other nations; you also will be destroyed if you refuse to obey Me.”
Son, tell those lazy shepherds of My children, “What sorrow awaits you when you feed yourselves instead of My children. Your concern is for your own self, and you have let My children starve. You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them for your own purpose and advantage.” I now consider these shepherds My enemies, and I will hold them responsible for what has happened to My children. I will take My children away from them, and I will rescue them.
Son, tell My children I will bless them, and I have broken their chains of slavery from those who have enslaved them. They are a holy people who belong to Me; they are My special treasure. So tell them not to be afraid, but remember that I am among them, and I am a great and awesome God. Therefore, they must not covet silver or gold, and do not bring any detestable thing into their homes.
Lord, You know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from You. Who am I that You would call me Your watchman. In Your unfailing love, help me to be faithful and not fearful.