GOD'S WATCHMAN

By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel


INTRODUCTION

God's watchman is to sound the alarm to warn of impending judgment; unless repentance is sought as in the case of Nineveh.  God gave that great city (of over 600,000 inhabitants) forty days in which to repent.

Scripture reveals: So the people of Nineveh believed God (through His watchman's announcement), and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least (Jonah 8:5).  And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented (or relented) of the evil that he said that he would do to them; and he did it not (Jonah 3:10).

Many once godly nations have increased their ungodliness; with no thought towards a rescinding order from God.  We are  seeing record breaking natural disasters, a global economy problem, new perplexities rising on a daily basis, political corruption, unrest, racism rising its ugly head, and pestilence surface, with no Nineveh type response in sight. 


God's Watchman - Sounding the Alarm

There are far to few "Sounding the Alarm" to bring a turnaround of the destructive ways that would prompt the wrath of God.  Ungodliness is flourishing and being made lawful to do so!

There is a lack of moral discipline in lives of those who should be setting an example for others to follow. Ungodliness is being promoted with no shame.  Morals that use to be the norm are now being sweep aside and replaced with ungodliness.

Has the vain imaginations of the heart brought God's displeasure? Is His judgmental side been tampered with; have we been weighed in the balance and found wanting? The alarm is being sounded, by some, but an attitude of indifference continues to dominate the scene.

Warn Them that are Unruly

The Apostle Paul exhorted the church to warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded (or faint-hearted), support the weak, be patient toward all men (1 Thessalonians 5:14).  Prove all things, hold fast to that which is good, abstain from all appearance of evil.  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly (or fully); and I pray God your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:21-23).

Some are sounding the alarm as the Day of the Lord approaches. Now is not the time to be at ease, eat, drink, and be merry.  As the Day of the Lord approaches it is a time for one to be drawing closer to the Lord; not further away!

Blow the Trumpet

The word of the Lord came to the prophet Ezekiel saying:  Son of man, speak to your people, and say to them, when I bring the sword upon the land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts (or territory), and set him for their watchman; if when he sees the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; then whosoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and takes not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head (Ezekiel 33:2-4).   

If You Blow Not the Trumpet

If the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people are 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.  So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me (Ezekiel 33:6-7).

Say to them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked: but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel (Ezekiel 33:11)?  A Bible commentary noted:  Ezekiel did not dwell exclusively on the subject of Israel's sin and judgment.  Like all Old Testament prophets, he included a prediction of a time when Israel would be restored to her land and to the blessings of God.

Scripture reveals:  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

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