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…so my mouth was opened and I was no longer silent (Ezekiel 33:22).
Ezekiel had been mute for two years, as God was using Ezekiel as a very vivid illustrated sermon.
Ezekiel had been mute, but he hadn’t been silent.
After God had taken away his voice, Ezekiel picked up his pen and wrote chapters 25–32 as prophetic warnings. It was after all of these warnings were written down that God renewed His call to Ezekiel to be His watchman (33:7 and 3:17).
How many times do I want to check out because I am not able to do things as I had been doing them before? Any one of us can fall into that all-or-nothing mindset—if I can’t do everything as I have been doing it, I won’t do anything at all.
Ezekiel teaches us three important lessons:
- No complaints to God
- No excuses for discontinuing his ministry
- Full obedience to God’s call on his life
What an outstanding lesson for all of us!
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