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 Youths: Inheriters of Faith

Ezekiel 12:1-8

V. 2: "Son of man, you are living among rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people

In this passage, Ezekiel writes about his prophecy from God. Ezekiel was a man who grew up in Jerusalem and began to train to become a priest.  In the verse mentioned above, The Lord tells Ezekiel that judgment is coming upon The Kingdom of Judah.
The Lord told Ezekiel in Jerusalem to warn all that the Judgment Day is coming very soon. He then tells Ezekiel to “go” into exile with everyone watching by packing his belongings and digging through the wall in front of all to see. He is symbolically showing what will happen to them and their King at that time if they do not obey the Lord’s instruction.
You may ask, how old was Ezekiel when this happened?
Ezekiel was around the age of 25 when he was told the Word by God. 
Even at the young age of 25, God was able to use Ezekiel for his will. Although reduced by some, the youth are the future of the world and especially the church. The Lord used many young people to help further his kingdom. As Jesus says “ “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God” The youth and children are our future. We should continue to uplift the children and raise them not by our will but our Father in Heaven.

Father, thank You for sending Jesus not only to be our Savior but our example. Fill us afresh with 
Your Spirit and empower us to be the very best version of Jesus we can be. In His precious name, we pray, Amen!

Thought of the day 

“I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.” - Martin Luther

Roshan Varughese Jr.
Epiphany Mar Thoma Church

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