What can we learn about leadership from Ezekiel and Jesus. How did they
revolutionize the social media of their day?
It was not unknown in Jesus’ day for a charismatic leader to build
a following. Paul was accused of being the Egyptian leader who built an army of 200 assassins, the Al-Qaeda of its day. Jesus
spoke of movements the Romans put down denying that they were sinful.
Ezekiel and Jesus were trying to turn people to God rather than against
Rome. Today’s movements flash when some fear is awakened, when some oppression is exposed.
Jesus turned the tables in the temple of our hearts. Ezekiel turned the
tables on the depravity of Judah and Jerusalem. Jesus worked the miracles and demanded a change of thinking about Him. Ezekiel
lay naked in the street laying mock divine siege to Jerusalem and demanded return to following God nationally.
The term pre-incarnate Jesus gave Ezekiel is the one He chose for Himself
, son of man. Don’t today’s Radio, web log, Face book, My Space, and other leaders choose a handle for themselves,
or, perhaps better, receive one. Jesus chose his own handle. Perhaps He chose it for himself, looking forward, and then gave
it to Ezekiel.
The Bible says God gave names to all the families. Perhaps He authors these
Both men were way out there. Insane behavior marked Ezekiel, evident even
to the excessively crazy generation we live in today. But Ezekiel’s family did not come to collect him because they
felt He was beside Himself as Jesus’ own mother and brothers did.
Why was shock treatment necessary from two Bible leaders dealing with a
counter to God counter culture that had turned the tables on society and become the establishment culture?
What if our culture, marked by acceptance of unmarried sex and resultant
abortions, were sent a prophet anointed by God to try and turn the tables, so God would be less culpable in judging us. Would
he dot the com, fill My Space, Face the Book, twitter and tweet, TV and radio broad and web pod cast, Would he post on Free
Republic or NARAL web logs the argument he makes.
You can’t just oppose the way another lives without God when the
God-fearing themselves are sheep gone astray, living no differently. Neither could you were God’s followers chaste.
They haven’t the means to play your way. It is a spiritual thing that can’t be imposed outside a tyranny that
rightly is one day reserved for God.
It is possible in web society to interact and converse with each other
so we can politely and persuasively introduce and expostulate and defend: Who and what God is and how He fits in to societal,
political and moral questions.
The new czar over governmental regulations says we should regulate the
internet. He says he feels that there is too much polarization promoted by it, that one can shield oneself from other points
of view by frequenting only sites promoting one’s own belief. (Regulating the web is what will surely disable it. Change
it from a noble democratic free forum to what Google and Yahoo helped build in China. We’d have a Czar where they have
a “commissar.” We could then “commiserate” with the Mainland Chinese.) If that is true of the ones
God is calling to lead society into the kingdom of His dear Son, our Savior, then we have forgotten the great commission
to disciple or lead all people. What about the physician tending the sick instead of the well?
God himself will through His Spirit give you wisdom to converse admirably
for Him when you log on and create your accounts at sites where you thought you never would. Didn’t God promise we could
appear before all levels of people and he would give us that very hour what we would say. Now we can get out their and put
this to the test. Before you do, set up a standing desk if you can for much a sitting is not so healthy and deadens the mind
God will be using as He takes you before the small and the great.
We don’t have to do what Ezekiel did, We can’t do what Jesus
did. Whether we are young, old, disabled or form fit, We can go into the cyber and my space where the needy lost and dying
are and give the what they need, help them find their way to God and nurture in them faith that will not perish, that will
instead live forever. The issues of the day are the means of engaging them.
What about the illiterate and the web illiterate (I am discovering we all
are that second in comparison with someone else.)? The ones we reach will reach them.
Lead, like Jesus, like Ezekiel, use: facebook, webpodcast, youtube, weblog,
Twitter & tweet, MySpace, etc. To make disciples is to lead to Jesus Christ.