Here is a metaphor! It also repeats itself in chapter 33. In the structure of old castles, the surrounding wall was constructed with a watchtower at the corners. From there, the men could not only watch over their animals, against the thieves who sought to steal the harvest, but also guard against the enemy coming to conquer their land.
In doing so, they were taught to sound a warning and the town would shut the gates and prepare for battle.
Strangely what people don’t discern from this position was that this watchman stood watching the activities, and the markets. He would begin to see patterns, and lifestyles of the people.
So you see, these men were taught not only to warn but also to instruct.
In the days of old, the men were told by GOD to warn the citizens of Israel of their sins, to repent or die.
And finally, the men (prophet) would deliver the message, instruct the people and his job was done. Such a heavy responsibility then and now.
Noah was a watchman but few listened. Lot was a watchman but few listened. And now we see the end is near and GOD has set out to select certain people to perform these same tasks. They see the dark clouds gathering on the world’s horizon and are to shout from the rooftops.
What encompasses a “Watchmen on the Wall” performance?
1. Warning against false prophets
2. Warning about the “Narrow Gate”
3. Warning of the New World Order/One World Religion
4. Warn of of false doctrine
Sword in the Darkness
Jesus Christ will tell you:
I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men.
There will be days when you will feel utterly alone. There are many reasons why the children of GOD are becoming weary.
Jesus Christ warns us repeatedly that we will be persecuted. That’s a fact. HE will provide the strength needed. All one need do is ask.
The Spirit of Antichrist Wearing Out The Saints
The faith is something that needs to be defended, not forced on others who have no interest in it. Radical preaching is useless. But by simply preaching against various agendas we may equip people with specifics as to not keep people from falling for lies. We are to lead them to The Word-The Bible for Truth. Much like a virus for computers, most will keep a list of possible threats and latest warnings which could harm your computer. Likened this to the soul-one must know the Truth to be aware of lies when we hear them.
But, more than bringing people to The Bible, the relationship with Jesus Christ is the prime objective. To know Jesus Christ is important as to be aware of the Antichrist when he comes claiming to be GOD. Know the Real deal, lest you be fooled by a fake.
The plumeline (Amos 7:7-8) does not contain a complete picture of what’s wrong with the wall, but instead it simply shows a true vertical line; and when the plumbline is dropped, and the wall compared to it, every flaw in the wall becomes evident.
You see, we are all watchmen on the wall.
Ephesians is a book that definitely deals with the supernatural war. The context is clear that the Armor of GOD is to be used in our struggle with Satan and his demons, and specifically excludes flesh and blood in the battle.
There is not one verse in The Bible which gives us the right to use The Bible as a sword against people. Even when Jesus Christ was contending with Satan, the Sword was used as a defensive weapon.
The writers of the New Testament were in agreement that our attitude towards those outside the faith, even our enemies, and the enemies of The Word, should be one of love.
The Truth is never mixed with hate, anger, bitterness, arrogance, and vindictiveness. There is no malice in GOD. GOD is love.
Clearly, we are not meant to fellowship with unbeliever’s, or invite them into our homes, let alone where we worship but we are to have compassion and love toward them.
The way of a watchmen is to be direct and assertive. But, we are not meant to be abusive or malicious in our relating to others, even our enemies.
Sadly, what we are witnessing today is Believer’s hurling accusations, malign slander, and feel a sense of justification actually have no right to speak.
One of the most important skills is to discern between those who really want to know the Truth, and those who are simply seeking an endorsement for their own theories or justification for their actions.
You see, we need to have sound judgment, logic and reason by way of the Truth. We need to be skilled revealing that repentance is necessary. And only by showing repentance, then they will know the Truth. Once they know the Truth they will come to their senses and escape Satan’s trap.
Leading HIS Sheep Astray
This can be accomplished on many levels. First would be false doctrine, this would in effect, lead people to worship false gods.
There are many other avenues by which HIS sheep can be led astray but this one is the prime suspect.
False Presbyterian Teacher Denies Jesus Rose From the Dead
“Apparently, because I don’t believe in a literal resurrection, I’m not really a Christian. This unfortunately also means I won’t be going to heaven with many of you,” he writes sarcastically…
If Jesus Christ wasn’t resurrected, there was no victory over death, hell or the grave.
But, then he goes on to say…
“Don’t give me a second thought. I’ll be fine. I’ll try to keep down my screams of agony.”
Unfortunately, Rigby is deceived and being deceived—and deceiving others. This is a two-fold problem. Not only is he deceived by Satan but he’s pulling others into the deception. We must pray for him and them.
Ezekiel 33 (KJV)
6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
Jeremiah 23 (KJV)
1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
These Scriptures, I believe cover the scope of GOD’S demand.
We are children of GOD.
Yes, we are called to spread The Word of GOD. Of this, there is no doubt. But, we are to do it in the way that Jesus Christ did.
A set of standards from The Bible governs our thought-life, shapes our ideals, controls our desires of the heart and the values we choose to live by.
Prophets for Profit
The parable of the dishonest steward gives us foresight into how we are to take great responsibility over our belongings by using them honestly, and to put them at HIS service and at the service of others. This is where we are to exercise true faith by averting spiritual crisis and personal disaster.
True wealth does not consist of what we have but what we give away. Insight and discernment tells us that this is not only material possessions but spiritual. And honestly, the spiritual level should always take precedent.
It should not surprise you that religion is one of the largest industries in the world today.
Matthew 21 (KJV)
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
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Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus
What if I told you, Jesus came to abolish religion?
What if I told you getting you to vote republican, really wasn’t his mission?
Because republican doesn’t automatically mean Christian,
And just because you call some people blind, doesn’t automatically give you vision.
If religion is so great, why has it started so many wars?
Why does it build huge churches, but fails to feed the poor?
Tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they’ve ever been divorced
Yet God in the Old Testament actually calls the religious people whores
Religion preaches grace, but another thing they practice,
Tend to ridicule Gods people, they did it to John the Baptist,
Cant fix their problems, so they try to mask it,
Not realizing that’s just like spraying perfume on a casket
Because the problem with religion is that it never gets to the core,
It’s just behavior modification, like a long list of chores.
Let’s dress up the outside, make things look nice and neat,
Its funny that’s what they do to mummies, while the corpse rots underneath,
Now I ain’t judging I’m just saying be careful of putting on a fake look,
Because there’s a problem if people only know that you’re a Christian by that little section on your facebook
In every other aspect of life you know that logics unworthy
Its like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey
But see I played this game too; no one seemed to be on to me,
I was acting like church kid, while addicted to pornography.
I’d go to church on Sunday, but on Saturday getting faded,
Acting as if I was simply created to have sex and get wasted.
Spend my whole life putting on this façade of neatness,
But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness.
If grace is water, then the church should be an ocean,
Cuz its not a museum for good people, it’s a hospital for the broken
I no longer have to hide my failures I don’t have to hide my sin,
Because my salvation doesn’t depend on me, it depends on him.
because when I was Gods enemy and certainly not a fan,
God looked down on me and said, “I want that man!”
Which is so different from religious people, and why Jesus called em fools
Don’t you see hes so much better than just following some rules?
Now let me clarify, I love the church, I love the bible, and I believe in sin
But my question, is if Jesus were here today, would your church let Him in?
Remember He was called a drunkard and a glutton by “religious men”
The Son of God not supported self-righteousness, not now, not then.
Now back to the topic, one thing I think is vital to mention,
How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums,
One is the work of God one is a man made invention,
One is the cure and one is the infection.
Because Religion says do, Jesus says done.
Religion says slave, Jesus says son,
Religion puts you in shackles but Jesus sets you free.
Religion makes you blind, but Jesus lets you see.
This is what makes religion and Jesus two different clans,
Religion is man searching for God, but Christianity is God searching for man.
Which is why salvation is freely mine, forgiveness is my own,
Not based on my efforts, but Christ’s obedience alone.
Because he took the crown of thorns, and blood that dripped down his face
He took what we all deserved, that’s why we call it grace.
While being murdered he yelled “father forgive them, they know not what they do”,
Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you
He paid for all your sin, and then buried it in the tomb,
Which is why I’m kneeling at the cross now saying come on there’s room
So know I hate religion, in fact I literally resent it,
Because when Jesus cried It is finished, I believe He meant it.