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Saturday, November 13, 2010

THE WATCHMAN

The church has been given the commission to be witnesses and testify to the mission of Jesus of His birth, life, death and resurrection.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

This doesn’t mean you grab everyone you see and start preaching to them, but as the opportunity is available, wherever you go; you are to be a witness, that you are a believer in Jesus as Savior.

In the Old Testament there was a counter part of witnessing by the Watchman.

In the book of Ezekiel chapter 33 it is written; Ezekiel 33:1-9 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. 'He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. 'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.' "Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me. "When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. "But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life.

Ezekiel was given the commission to warn a sinning nation to repent and serve God. They refused and suffered the consequences of losing their nation and going into captivity, both the few faithful and the unfaithful.

The last minister to call this nation to repentance was Billy Graham; one wonders if he was the last one that God is going to send.

It isn’t acceptable among today’s society to suggest that the decline in the USA could be directly related to the spiritual condition of the nation.  People will squirm and scorn at such a suggestion and reject it outright.

This is exactly what the nation of Israel and Judah did.

In this weakened spiritual condition this nation is vulnerable to other religions gaining a strong foothold here, and please notice, these other religiouns are gaining adherents by the millions.

For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the Gospel of God? It is time for this nation to seek repentance for judgment leads to repentance.

The question is; Has judgment begun with the House of GOD? THE WATCHMAN KNOWS

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