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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Watchman on the Wall ~ Part 1

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While the term sounds rather archaic the biblical application is still valid today. Who or what is a watchman? Isaiah 21:6, gives us insight into the who and what they are.

"For thus, the Lord said to me:
 
'Go, set a watchman;
let him announce what he sees.
when he sees riders, horsemen in pairs,
riders on donkeys, riders on camels,
let him listen diligently, very diligently."

A watchman was constantly on the alert, faithfully reporting whatever he saw or heard. Ezekiel 3:24, says, "And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me: 'Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.'"
 
Ezekiel was called to be a watchman over the house of Israel. Why? To warn the Israelites of impending danger or judgment. To give the people the word of the Lord, so that they would turn from their wickedness and be saved. If he did not give them God's warning as instructed, his own life would be in danger as well.
 
Throughout history there have been wise and unwise watchmen—those who listen to the warnings and those who don't.
 
How does this apply to us today? Hebrew 13:17 tells us to obey our leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over our souls, as those who will have to give an account. And to let them do this with joy and not with groaning, which would not be advantage for us.
 
"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour," Matthew 25:13. This passage follows Jesus parable of the ten virgins. They were to be ready when the Bridegroom returned. Five of the virgins were foolish, unprepared. Five were wise and had made preparations, and were looking for His return. Christians are the bride of Christ, and many of us believe His return is emenint.
 
End time Prophecies are unfolding before our eyes. Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide. Jewish people are returning to Jerusalem in droves from the four corners of the earth, which must take place before Jesus comes again. Jews and Christians alike are hated because of Jesus, and are being persecuted because they belong to Him; beheadings, torture, all because Christians will not deny Jesus and turn to Islam. The increase of knowledge, earthquakes in diverse places, famines, pestilence, etc., are signs of His soon return (see Matthew 24). Hallelujah!
 
Are you paying attention to the signs? Are you watching? Or will you be caught unaware like the unwise virgins who were unable to enter His kingdom because they didn't take time to prepare?
 
In the last days, scripture also says there will be scoffers…

 
Lord Jesus, open our eyes to the signs foretold in your word that we would be ready—a bride prepared for her bridegroom. Help us stand strong when the winds of change threaten to topple us, and to remember that You are our strength when we are weak. May we finish the race set before us and enter Your gates with praise. Amen.


I've chosen to be a watchman--will you join me?

 Have a Blessed Day!

I'm praying for you,
Danie Marie

 
P.S. If you need prayer or would like to know how to be saved, please contact me. I'd be more than happy to provide direction for your journey.

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6 comments:

  1. I'm right there with you, Danie Marie! We just finished a year-long study of Revelation and we included an introduction to the four blood moons and the Shemitah years, and watched the "Isaiah 9:10 Judgement" twice. The headlines shout the fulfillment of prophesy daily. We must be watchful and ready.

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    1. Amen, my friend! Isn't it exciting? Oh, but for those who scoff or are appathetic. They so need our prayers!

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  2. I'm ready but still praying for some who aren't. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Amen, as am I, and you're welcome.

      Blessings!

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  3. In the name of Allah,the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful.

    Say, "O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable between us and you - that we will not worship except Allah and not associate anything with Him and not take one another as lords instead of Allah." But if they turn away, then say, "Bear witness that we are Muslims [submitting to Him]."
    O People of the Scripture, why do you argue about Abraham while the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed until after him? Then will you not reason?
    Here you are - those who have argued about that of which you have [some] knowledge, but why do you argue about that of which you have no knowledge? And Allah knows, while you know not.
    Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to Allah]. And he was not of the polytheists.
    Indeed, the most worthy of Abraham among the people are those who followed him [in submission to Allah] and this prophet, and those who believe [in his message]. And Allah is the ally of the believers.
    A faction of the people of the Scripture wish they could mislead you. But they do not mislead except themselves, and they perceive [it] not.
    O People of the Scripture, why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah while you witness [to their truth]?

    Holy Quran 3:64-70

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    1. Abraham served the God of the Bible, not Allah. He was in fact the beginning of the Jewish race, for the Lord spoke to him and said that his seed would be as numerous as the sands of the seashore. God spoke to Abraham. Not Allah. All of Scripture (the Bible) from the beginning in Genesis after the fall of man, pointed towards the Messiah who would come as the savior of the world. Did Allah die for your sins? No. Jesus did, and three days later he rose from the grave. He went back to the Father and an angel said he would come back in the same way as he left, in the clouds.

      The God I serve is a God of love. Love, hung on the cross and shed his blood for my sins, and the sins of the world. The God you serve is a God of hate. Whoever does not follow your god is called an infidel, and the Koran instructs you to kill infidels. Wouldn't you rather serve a God of love, the one who died for you?


      I'm praying for you!
      Danie

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