They had prophets and preachers preaching prosperity and ease, but this was not what God was saying. They were foolish and as madmen. Often they treated the truth spoken with contempt. Because of their iniquity they hated the messengers of God.
Isa 44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
Eze 13:7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
Hosea 9:8 The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
The true watchmen, the prophets who warn the people, are hated, even in the house of God.
The prophet is to speak the word of God. The Pastor or teacher who hears from God is to share what he hears. Jesus made us all watchmen and witnesses to the lost.
Mat 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
1Jn 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
The church has an obligation to share the word of God and to warn the lost while it is day. A time will come when we are no longer in this place and have passed on by death to everlasting life. We are to share our Lord with those who are sent to us.
Wait, watch carefully and obey when you hear from the LORD
Psa 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Psa 130:6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Psa 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Psa 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
It seems that Christians are often too busy fighting with each other thinking that they are doing the Lord's work. I think many have turned from our message because of our fighting with each other. We are to love one another; however their are wolves among us.
Joh 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Luk 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Luk 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Luk 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Luk 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.