The calling of the prophet is to WARN! The voice of the prophet shows a people and a nation their SIN! The prophet tells of what is to come if a people do not HUMBLE themselves and REPENT (Teshuvah) of their transgression against the Word of YHVH! The prophet calls for a return to obedience and conformance to the commands of YHVH.
The people hated the prophets then and they hate them now. No one wants to hear that they MUST change and that they are actually accountable for their transgressions. Sometimes we NEED to be shocked into action! Mosheh spoke some harsh words to Israel…they needed it. They were being brought into alignment with the word of YHVH.
The prophet guards and watches over the commands of YHVH. The prophet goes where he is sent and he speaks what he is given to speak. There is a boldness in the prophet…not a boldness born of pride and arrogance, but a boldness that comes from the urgency of the message he is to deliver. The prophet knows there is no time for foolish things.
To most, the message of the prophet could hardly be called loving…yet it IS a loving and merciful Elohim that calls people back to Him and calls them to return to His Commands.
The people of YHVH MUST have an ear to discern the message of the prophet and eyes to recognize the prophet among them. The prophet delivers the message he is sent to bring and it is up to the people to HEAR and DISCERN.
The prophet understands his calling and mission…and he MUST not fail to do what he has been given to do. He cannot remain silent even if he wanted to, he is compelled to speak and cry out. There is NO holding back…
The prophet stands alone…without compromise and without apology.
6 If a ram’s horn is blown in a city, do the people not tremble? If there is calamity in a city, shall not יהוה have done it? 7 For the Master יהוה does no matter unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. 8 A lion has roared! Who is not afraid? The Master יהוה has spoken! Who would not prophesy? 9 “Cry out at the palaces in Ashdoḏ, and at the palaces in the land of Mitsrayim, and say, ‘Gather on the mountains of Shomeron, and see the many unrests in her midst, and the oppressed ones within her. 10 ‘But they do not know to do what is right,’ declares יהוה, ‘these who store up plunder and loot in their palaces.’ ” 11 Therefore thus said the Master יהוה, “An enemy, even all around the land! And he shall bring down your strength from you, and your palaces shall be plundered.”
Always, seek the truth…rethink, relearn, return.