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  The Watchmen

Posted: Monday, November 16

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Ezekiel 33:1-34:31
Hebrews 13:1-25
Psalm 115:1-18
Proverbs 27:21-22

 

Verse of the day:

But if the watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn’t sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their captivity. They will die in their sins, but I will hold the watchman responsible for their deaths. (Ezekiel 33:6)


Who are today’s watchmen? Who is standing at the doors of our homes, schools, government buildings, and churches? Who are the ones keeping an eye out for the enemies of today?

 

 

You are; and by you I mean all of us that are informed about the things that we see going on in our country and our culture. It is up to us to sound the alarm and send out the call. It is up to us to be a voice to those that are unaware.

 

 

Sadly today, too many voices have called for alarm in weird ways. They cry so often that we have grown numb to them. So how can we sound the alarm without sounding like an alarmist? We each need to share with those in our circle of influence the things that we see the enemy doing. Driving down Main Street with a bull horn may not be the most effective way to sound the alarm. If the message is vital, then it should be thoughtfully proclaimed.

 

 

Have you heard of Paul Revere? His midnight ride to awaken the citizens in the early hours before the British army would arrive roused the military and ready a young country for a response. Did you know that there was another rider that night named William Dawes? Dawes road out like Revere but he was less successful in getting the message across. Revere causes revolution while Dawes failed to raise a sense of alarm. It was not the message, for the enemy was coming. It was the messenger.

 

 

You are the watchman for your family, church, coworkers and friends. We must sound the alarm that the enemy of our souls is coming, but we also must use wisdom so that our message does not fall on deaf ears. Pray today that God will not just make you a watchman, but an effective communicator to those you watch over. Pray they hear the alarm and turn from their sins. We cannot make them turn, but we can watch and pray.