When Ezekiel was chosen by God, he was given a task to speak to rebelious people. God even described the people as scorpions. He was there to tell the people to change their ways or else they would die. Eziekiel was tied up in his house and he was only to speak the words from the Lord. All other times his tounge would be stuck to the roof of his mouth. For 390 days he was tied in this way so he could not turn from one side to the other. God asked him to do some incredible things, he even asked Ezekiel to bake his food using human excrement for fuel. This was a symbol of how vile Israel had become. Eziekiel was a law abiding person and he protested this act and God allowed him to use manure instead for fuel to cook his food. God was going to cut off the food and water supply from the people and they would suffer to the point they would waste away.
Ezekiel had the message of the Lord to deliver to the people and it was not good news, it was a message of death, to everyone that had turned from God. God was not going to have them worshiping other idols, God was the one God that had given them the land and they had the choice to turn back to God or meet their doom.
Ezekiel was to be an example of what the people were to expect as they experienced the wrath of God.
He was to tremble when he ate his food and show fear when he drank water. He was to warn them that the days were near when the destruction would happen.
None of us know the day that the Lord Jesus Christ will return. The importance of Ezekiel's message is still true in the present day. Many people have idols they worship, they have turned from God and no one is on the street like Ezekiel with a sign "The End is Near. Repent. Proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord." I could not imagine being chosen like Ezekiel but as a witness for the Lord he is using our trials as our daily testimony for others. If God delivered you from certain ruin, it is your proclaimation that God delivered you, not your own or someone else. I got my voice back and I thank God for it.
Tonight I read through Chapter 16, and it was scary to read about the wrath of God.
As for me I would rather know the love of God than the Wrath of God.
Supreme, Superior, the highest. Lord of Lords and God of gods. The Lord God Almighty.