We are held responsible for declaring what we hear God saying. He has anointed us watchmen
Soberingly scripturally it tells us that we each have a responsibility for not compromising His scriptural truths and allowing anyone to stumble or remain in ignorance.
Now is a time to rise and make a stand speak out and return to God and His ways.
Our steps forwards should be upon the highway not in the sinking mud where progress becomes increasingly irksome.
The Church body has a responsibility to not be nominal but to take the lead know what God’s word says and deliver that wisdom.
“ my people know not the rules of the Lord. “
In Revelations John brings the church from Sardis to task saying :
“Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.”
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”
The Holy Spirit is calling out the remnant called the Ekklesia to revive Jesus’ power and leave all that is fake in humanism and progressive living to be left behind.
Church as the bride of Christ has to have purity and be answerable to Gods alone.
The church which bent to accommodate man.
That became about therapy instead of theology.
That became about motivating and not biblical.
That became justified in sin not in the blood of Christ.
Has to be awakened to their Lord Jesus.
He was an extremist for Love, Truth and Goodness.
He spoke out and would not remain silent in what he saw as unjust and unrighteous.
He was the voice.
He was radical, disturbed the peace but was peaceful.
Change and transformation can be brought about only by Christ and His body of people the church.
Silence and lack of authoritative action gives the illusion that all is well at its best or that we are just a social club not a seat in govern-ship.
The challenge in this decisive hour is to rise up, remove the muzzle from the dogs and to bark ferociously and aggressively into this spiritual battle.
The present call of the Holy Spirit is for a passion for Jesus Christ and His rule.
To understand the true message of the kingdom and freedom for all.
Run the race with no intimidation only passion for the Lord Jesus.
We are about to win a great victory if we don’t sleep through the finishing line.
The illustration shows the three dogs awake and alert. One standing ready for action but quiet, one muzzled, made silent and therefore laid down the third up, standing and making his presence known by aggressively barking out loud.
Five Scriptures that come to mind:
““Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.
But if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have delivered your soul.””Ezekiel 3:17-19, 21 ESV
“His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge; they are all silent dogs; they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.”Isaiah 56:10 ESV
“They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, declares the Lord.
Everyone deceives his neighbour, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity. Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit, they refuse to know me, declares the Lord.”Jeremiah 9:3, 5-6 ESV
“But my people have forgotten me; they make offerings to false gods; they made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient roads, and to walk into side roads, not the highway,”Jeremiah 18:15 ESV
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