On Wednesday, September 7 at 6:00 PM the message "Say to them, whether they listen or fail to listen" was given by Minister Christine Lee at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. The message was taken from Ezekiel 2:9-3:19, Romans 1:16, I Corinthians 9:16, II Timothy 4:2, and Galatians 16:9.
Ezekiel was given a terribly serious and difficult commission. He was told to speak and warn the people even though the Lord said they would not listen. Then he was told if he didn't speak their blood would be on his head. The believer today has the same commission to preach wherever and whenever they have an opportunity and calling in order to try to save some.
Christine shared God wanted them warned anyway because of His great love for them. As Ezekiel's forehead was made harder, so must the believer be more persistent and determined. Like Paul, they should not be ashamed of the gospel. They should be ready to preach in and out of season, not get weary and consider themselves the modern day watchmen.
After the service, all the members present shared and discussed how this message applied to their lives, especially in light of being in a similar generation of hard people as Ezekiel was.