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The Watchman on the Wall

Ezekiel 33
1   Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2   Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
3   If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
4   Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5   He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
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.
7   So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
 

My friends, once again, this was not an easy message.  It was taught at chat but it is a very important message for us all to learn.  In many ways it applies to all of us.   As leaders of this club or community, we ARE watchmen on the wall.  We will be approaching this from a few different view.

As leaders we have an awesome responsibility to God and to YOU.  We all take it very seriously.  Many of us often have tears regarding the things posted, and those that come into contact with us.  I pray that I can make this clear as we go on. 

A watchman is accountable for several things.  He is to sound the alarm when he sees danger.  This danger can come from within the group as well as from without the group. 

We are to warn of Danger from Within:

We all know about those that may come from outside to cause confusion.  We also know that this is not from God. 

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

We often have those who join our clubs and communities just to post false views of God.  How do we tell what views are false and which are true?  God tells us to ask!

1 John 4
1   Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2   Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3   And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

If one tells us that Jesus was just a  man,  just a prophet or anything other the DEITY...he is a false prophet.  We will not allow anything to stay on our message boards that do not pass this test.

We are to warn of  Danger from Within:

We are told also what we need to look for to tell the wolves from the sheep...the false teachers from the ones teaching the Truth.

Matthew 7
16   Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17   Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18   A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19   Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20   Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

One of the most important fruits we look for is LOVE.  

1 Corinthians 13
1   Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not LOVE, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2   And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not LOVE, I am nothing.
3   And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not LOVE, it profiteth me nothing.

A leader is to warn of Spiritual danger from within ourselves 

Revelation 2
4   Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

We should be alert to see when those we are to lead are leaving their first love...when Jesus is no longer the focus of attention. 

We are to warn against the wisdom of this world:

Colossians 2
4   And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5   For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6   As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7   Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8   Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

2 Peter 2
1   But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2   And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3   And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

We are to warn the  WICKED

Ezekiel 33
7   So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
8   When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
9   Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Why are we to warn the wicked:

Ezekiel 33
11   Say unto 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 ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Now I do want to make something very clear.  To be wicked in God's sight does NOT mean we have to be Adolf Hitler or Bin Laden.  It could be that person living next to you that gives to the poor and goes to church every Sunday.  You see,  anyone that has not been made righteous by God is wicked.  To be made righteous we have to place our trust in Jesus Christ for salvation.   Look at this verse:

2 Corinthians 5
21   For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

We have seen that God hates the death of a wicked person.  Lets  look at what He says about those who are made righteous by trusting Christ:

Psalm 116
15   Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Remember, a saint is any one who has trusted Christ.  Oh we may not be perfect yet, but God is still conforming us to the image of Christ.

Now we need to also be aware that God has not only told your spiritual leaders to warn of Spiritual dangers, but He has told ALL of us to do so:

.Matthew 28
19   Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20   Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Acts 1
8   But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

This command is not given to the leaders, but to all of us.  However, it is the job of  the Spiritual leader to teach you how to do this.  It is the intention of the leaders of this group to do just that. 

We often have heard, and I have said it myself, that if  We do not tell someone about Christ, God will raise up someone else to do it.  My friend, after reading the above, I do NOT want to take that chance.  I do not want anyone's blood to be on my hands.   I am also not sure that this is true anymore.  Read this my friend:

You Were Once My Friend

One day a girl named Louise fell asleep and dreamed a strange dream. she dreamed that a gal in Hell wrote her a letter and sent it to her by an angel-its a true story - if you can read it without weeping then......
The Letter

My friend I stand in judgment now.
And feel that you are to blame somehow.
On earth, I walked with you day by day,
And you never did point the way.

You knew the Lord in truth and glory.
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim.
You could have led me safe to him.

Though we lived together on earth.
you never told me of the sacred birth,
and now I stand this day condemned, because you failed to mention him.

You taught me many things that's true,
I called you friend and trusted you.
but I learn now that its too late.
you could have kept me from this fate.

We walked by day and talked by night.
And yet you showed me not the light.
you let me live and love and die.

But you knew I would never live on high.
Yet I called you friend in life.
And trusted you through joy and strife.
and yet on coming to the end.
I cannot, now , call you "My Friend".

-Marsha

After Louise awoke from that dream and it was still real in her mind, She contemplated the meaning of the dream. And thought that she had not done all that she could to tell her friends about Jesus. She said to herself that she would make a point to tell her friend Marsha about the dream some time soon!! The next day She called her friend Marsha and this was the conversation "Bill is Marsha there?? "Louise , you don't know yet!!!". "No, Bill what". "MARSHA WAS KILLED LAST NIGHT IN A CAR ACCIDENT"!"  I thought you knew"


What are you doing to tell others of the Love of Christ!!

My friend,  this is far too important to take a chance on.  We are told that God will wipe away our tears.  You ever wonder why we will have tears in heaven to  have them wiped away?  Could it be.....that we will see those who may be in Hell..because We...because I did not tell them about JESUS?  People that could well be standing beside us at that moment if we had?  GOD HELP US TO FULLY UNDERSTAND OUR RESPONSIBILITY IN SERVING YOU!

THIS is why I personally have a hard time to delete anyone that I do not know is here to disrupt.  It is the reason I respond to many of the "tough" post as I do.  I do not want to turn someone away that may be seeking God.   Yet I do not want to leave someone here whose only intention is to be a stumbling block to those that do want to serve the Lord.  It is a fine balancing act my friend.  It is the very reason we need YOUR regular and earnest prayer support.

My friend, do you KNOW our LORD?  if  you do, You will come under Psalm 116:15 and God will see it as precious when it is your time to die.  My friend, what about your neighbor, your co workers?  your mother, father, brother or sister.  What about those you see every day?  Will their death be seen as precious?  Or will God abhor their death because they will be told to depart from them for their name is not in the Lambs book of Life?  YOU can make an eternal difference.  Oh that we each will have many that will come to us and say...Thank You for giving to the LORD....I was a life that was changed.

I was recently asked what I wanted on my tombstone.  (no not the pizza kind)  I only want one short sentence....HE MADE A DIFFERENCE

My friend, will they say that about YOU?

My LORD, wake us up.  Help us to sound the alarm of danger from within and from without the camp as never before.  Give us discernment to know when one is seeking...and when they are wolves seeking our ...Your people.  Give us wisdom and boldness to act according to Your will 

We ask this in the Name of JESUS

amen.. 

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