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15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at
all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that
fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD. 16Thus
saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where
is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But
they said, We will not walk therein. 17Also I set watchmen over you,
saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
Note:Watchmen were God's Prophets, then Apostles, Preachers and Teachers. Hearken to their voice, lifted
up like a trumpet:
1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Hearken to their voices, the voices of the Watchmen, whose voices were lifted up like a trumpet, hearken to the Word Preached by them. To God's Law,
which lays before them their sin and danger. To the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, which is a joyful sound, and gives a certain sound, which
proclaims God's peace, pardon, and Salvation, by the Lord Jesus Christ -- alone. "But they said, We will not hearken". So the Jews, in the times of the Lord
Jesus Christ and His Apostles, turned a deaf ear to their ministry, contradicted, attacked, and blasphemed the very Son of God, the Word of God, the Lord Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, Who had created them, and blasphemed His Gospel which was taught them, and judged themselves unworthy of it, and unworthy of Eternal Life,
brought to light by the Gospel Watchmen.
Therefore, if one who claims to be one ofGod's Watchmen, one who lifts his voice up like a trumpet,to shew (i.e.: show) God's people their transgression and their sins, makes an uncertain sound,
that is he is a false Preacher/Teacher, one who does NOT speaks God's Truth, how would God's people know to prepare themselves for battle? We MUST try, test the spirits, 1 John 4:1 to see if the Preacher/Teacher/Evangelist or Deacon, really ANY individual who claims to speak the Truth of God, to judge if their words agree with the Word of God, the Holy Bible. That is, not just merely quoting Holy Scripture as satan himself did that, Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13, but does their words make Holy Scripture agree, or is there open contradiction from what they speak that they cannot explain? Indeed, if he makes an uncertain sound, i.e.: his words do NOT follow and harmonize Holy Scripture, the Holy Bible, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, he is in fact a wolf in sheep's clothing, Matthew 7:15, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15,
1 John 2:18. Furthermore, if the Bible being used does NOT harmonize Holy Scripture, the Holy Bible, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that is, if it too makes "an uncertain sound," this "bible" is then counterfeit, and IS NOT GOD'S WORD. The King James Version, the Authorized Version, of the Holy Bible makes a certain sound, and IS God's Holy Word. Do NOT turn from God's Word, turn NOT to the right nor the left, Deuteronomy 5:31-33,
Proverbs 4:26-27, and images shall be unto thee as a menstruous cloth, Isaiah 30:20-22.
Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, Ezekiel 37:23.
1 Corinthians 14:8 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?