Instructions for prison ministry from the Lord's Word. EZEKIEL CH 2. Read His Word & understand..."He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet,& I will SPEAK to you." Then the Spirit entered me when He SPOKE TO ME,& set me on my feet;& I HEARD Him who SPOKE to me. & He said to me: "Son of man,I am SENDING you to the children of Israel, to a REBELLIOUS nation that has rebelled against Me; they & their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. For they are impudent & stubborn children. I am SENDING you to them & you shall say to them, "thus says the Lord God'. As for them, WHETHER THEY HEAR OR WHETHER THEY REFUSE-for they are a REBELLIOUS HOUSE- yet they will know that a prophet has been among them. & you, son of man, do not be AFRAID OF THEM nor be AFRAID OF THEIR WORDS,though briers & thorns are with you & you dwell among scorpions; do not be AFRAID OF THEIR WORDS OR DISMAYED BY THEIR LOOKS, though they are a REBELLIOUS HOUSE. YOU SHALL SPEAK MY WORDS TO THEM,WHETHER THEY HEAR OR WHETHER THEY REFUSE, for they are REBELLIOUS. But you, son of man, HEAR WHAT I SAY TO YOU, DO NOT BE REBELLIOUS LIKE THAT REBELLIOUS HOUSE; open your mouth & eat what I give you. Now when I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me; & behold, a scroll of a Book was in it. Then He spread it before me,& there was writing on the inside & on the outside, & written on it were lamentations & mourning & woe.Ezekiel ch. 3 Moreover, He said to me, "Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, , & GO,SPEAK to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, & He caused me to eat that scroll. & He said to me,"Son of man, feed your belly, & fill your stomach with this scroll that I will give you." So I ate, & it was in my mouth like honey in sweetness. Then He said to me;" Son of man, GO to the house os Israel & SPEAK with My Words to them. For you are NOT SENT TO A PEOPLE OF UNFAMILIAR SPEECH & OF HARD LANGUAGE, but to the house of Israel, not to many people of unfamiliar speech & of hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have LISTENED to you. But the house of Israel, will NOT LISTEN to you; because they will NOT LISTEN TO ME; for all the house of Israel are impudent & hard-hearted. Behold, I have MADE YOUR FACE STRONG AGAINST THEIR FACES, & YOUR FOREHEAD STRONG AGAINST THEIR FOREHEADS. Like adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THEM,NOR BE DISMAYED AT THEIR LOOKS, THOUGH THEY ARE A REBELLIOUS HOUSE". Moreover, He said to me,"Son of man,, RECEIVE INTO YOUR HEART ALL MY WORDS THAT I SPEAK TO YOU, & HEAR WITH YOUR EARS. & GO, GET TO THE CAPTIVES, to the CHILDREN of My people, & SPEAK TO THEM & TELL THEM, 'THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD,' WHETHER THEY HEAR, OR WHETHER THEY REFUSE". Then the Spirit lifted me up, & I heard behind me a great thunderous voice: "Blessed is they Glory of the Lord from this place!" I also heard the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, & the noise of the wheels beside them, & a great thunderous noise. So the Spirit lifted me up & took me away,& I went in bitterness in the heat of my spirit; but the HAND OF THE LORD WAS STRONG UPON ME. Then I CAME TO THE CAPTIVES at Tel Abib, who dwelt by the River Chebar; & I SAT WHERE THEY SAT & REMAINED THERE ASTONISHED AMONG THEM seven days. . Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the Word of the Lord came to me, saying "Son of man, I have MADE YOU A WATCHMAN for the house of Israel, therefore, HEAR A WORD from My Mouth, & GIVE THEM WARNING FROM ME." When I say to the wicked, "You shall surely die' and you give them no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. "Yet, if you warn the wicked & he does not turn from his wickedness, not from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. Again when a righteous man turns from his righteousness & commits iniquity, & I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin & his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless, if you turn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, & he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning,also you will have delivered your soul." Then the Hand of the Lord was upon me, & He said to me "ARISE, GO out into the plain, & there I shall TALK WITH YOU". So I arose & went out into the plain, & behold, the GLORY OF THE LORD stood there, like the Glory which I saw by the River Chebar, & I FELL ON MY FACE! Then the Spirited entered me, & set me on my feet, & SPOKE with me & said to me; "GO, SHUT YOURSELF INSIDE YOUR HOUSE, ,. & you, o son of man, surely they will put ropes on you & bind you with them;so that you cannot go out among them. I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth so that you shall be mute & not be one to rebuke them, for they are a REBELLIOUS HOUSE. But WHEN I SPEAK WITH YOU, I WILL OPEN YOUR MOUTH & YOU SHALL SAY TO THEM, "THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD 'HE WHO HEARS,LET HIM HEAR; & HE WHO REFUSES, LET HIM REFUSE; FOR THEY ARE A REBELLIOUS HOUSE!!!"