The prophetic role of A prophet during the Babylonian exile who saw visions of God's throne-chariot, new life to dry bones, and a new Temple. is compared to a lookout on the city walls during a battle.
Ezekiel’s role is compared to that of a watchman or lookout on the city walls. As the enemy approaches, the watchman must give the warning trumpet call. For a military lookout, failure of duty could result in execution. Ezekiel must prophesy God’s word of judgment, even if the wicked do not listen or Repentance is a central biblical teaching. All people are sinful and God desires that all people repent of their sins. The Hebrew word for repent means to "turn away" from sin. The Greek word for repentance means to "change on'e mind," more specifically, it means.... The prophet must warn the A righteous person is one who is ethical and faithful to God's covenant. Righteousness in the Old Testament is an attitude of God; in the New Testament it is a gift of God through grace. In the New Testament righteousness is a relationship with God... and the wicked alike in order to fulfill his obligation to his Lord; otherwise “their blood I will require at your hand” (3:18b), that is, God will hold Ezekiel responsible for their deaths. See also 33:1-9.