Yechezk'el (Ezekiel) Chapter 33

The corresponding Hebrew letter to this chapter is Kaf- Crowning Accomplishment

Yechezk'el 33:1-6 And the word of the L-RD came to me saying, "Son of man, speak to the sons of your people, and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman; and he sees the sword coming upon the land, and he blows on the shofar (trumpet) and warns the people, then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. 'He heard the sound of the shofar (trumpet), but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. 'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.'

The watchman was to position himself on top of the wall of the city or in an observation tower looking out for those who might try to attack the city and harm the inhabitants. If an enemy approached he was to sound the shofar (rams horn) to alert the inhabitants to the impending attack. If the watchman did not perform his duty he put the welfare of the entire city at risk. The news of an impending attack is never pleasant but it is necessary that the watchman be faithful in carrying out his duty to warn the citizens.

Yechezk'el 33:7-11 "Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from my mouth, and give them warning from Me. "When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you shall surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. "But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your life. "Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, 'Thus you have spoken, saying," Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are rotting away in them; how then can we survive? "' "Say to them, 'As I live!' declares the L-rd G-D, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?'

Yechezk'el is appointed as a watchman over Israel.

We are also commanded to warn others of G-d's impending judgment. We are to tell others the good news about Yeshua. Once we do this they have a free choice to reject the message. Their blood is no longer on our hands.

Acts 18:6 And when they resisted and blasphemed, he (Sha'ul) shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be upon your own heads! I am clean. From now on I shall go to the Goyim (Gentiles)."

Yeshua wants none to commit the spiritual downfall that results from rejecting Him.

2 Peter 3:9-11the L-rd is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the L-rd will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

Turn back from your sin! We are to admit we have fallen short of perfection and trust not in ourselves but in what Yeshua did for us. For I am not ashamed of the good news for it is the power of G-d for eternal salvation for everyone who believes first the Jew and then the Gentile. For in it the righteousness of G-d is revealed from faith to faith. One day the L-rd will return at the last trump (May be some Rosh Hashanah) and we will meet Him in the air before the terrible day of the L-rd.

1 Corinthians 15:51-58 Look, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory. "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to G-d, who gives us the victory through our L-rd Yeshua HaMashiach Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the L-rd, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the L-rd.