Needed – Hard Headed Baptist Preachers
By Johnny The Baptist B.A.D.F.
Ezekiel 3:4-11 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
Please notice GOD has a man that he is sending to a hard hearted and hard headed people. I use to pastor this crowd and some of you are tonight pastoring such a hard headed people, ain’t that right nod your pointy little head. So for GOD to reach a hard headed bunch of Baptists he has to send a hard headed Preacher that will not bend or bow to the will of the people.
Please read v.7, GOD says they are hard hearted and then in v.8 they are Hard Headed. Now to be called hard headed is usually not a compliment. I can ask your wife and she will say your hard headed or ask you did your mama drop you on your head as a baby? What I am talking about is, Are you spiritually hard headed for CHRIST?
So I believe when GOD calls a Baptist Preacher to declare His word and stand for what’s right he makes him Hard headed Amen! Amen! If you don’t study the KJV you’ll be empty headed.
Now here are a few things that I am Hard Headed about, and will not budge one inch.
I AM HARD HEADED WHEN IT COMES TO BELIEVING THAT
(1) Before there was a sinner, there was a savior 1st Peter 1:18-20
A. A lamb was slain – Revelation 13:8
B. A lamb was sent – John 1:29
C. A lamb was spoken of – Genesis 3:15
(2) Before there was guilt there was Grace
A. Before a man ever strayed
B. Before a man ever sinned
C. Before mans separation.
(3) Before there was punishment of life there was a promise of life Titus 1:2
A. To those who would come
B. To those who would confess
C. To those who claim Christ as Lord
(4) Before there was a Hell there was a heaven Ephesians 1:4 / Matthew 25:34
A. For a redeemed people
B. For A purified people
C. For a forgiven people
Yes sir, put me down that I am hard headed on these thing’s
And plan on staying this way until He calls me home, things like The Book, The Blood, the Blessed hope, The business meetings, The Baptist (that does not stand), the Big shots, Bums in the ministry, bragging preachers and britches, boys with long hair and jewelry, bossy women, backbiters, backsliders, blaspheme, boredom (especially Sunday school ugh) bitterness, brawlers and last beggars (they will preach for JESUS and even pass out a tract or street preach or fly to Israel if my expenses are paid) Pastors your gonna give account for every dime you waste.
YES, GOD NEEDS SOME HARD HEADED BAPTISTS