Are you a Watchman?
Sound the Trumpet! Blow the Shofar!!
A Watchman is one who sees with a spiritual eye and discerns the significance of events of the Age. He or she witnesses in his/her spirit with sensitivity and is aware that certain sights and sounds of the Present Time have spiritual significance, and asks God: “What does this mean?”
I am a Watchman.
One particular signpost for these days that indicates to me that time is short and our impact upon the world is imperative has to do with the bending of our sexuality.
Beyond reason, our sexuality is being called into question; whether we are male or female has become complicated.
This reminds me of a particular scripture:
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21)
For example, women who bear children are called mothers, right? But in the UK there is a move even in the medical field to de-sexualise the term mother and remove child-bearing from being considered exclusively a female thing.
Doesn’t anatomy define gender? Not in America, where there have been disputes over the right for men to use women’s public toilets and women men’s, because some people do not feel their anatomy best defines their sex.
In our Age is this not beyond reason! Is this not man becoming wise in his own eyes?
What do we who are Believers do with this information?
We pray, entering into Intercession for those who are confused by socio-political agendas, and by their own sexuality. We pray that children who are bombarded with an agenda which asks children to question their sex and to experiment with same-sex encounters, will not succumb to pressure to sin. We ask God for clarity and discernment, that we will see the move of the enemy and the power of God to protect society from engaging in practices that are an abomination to God and self destructive emotionally and physically.
And we love: all, whether denying their sex or confident in their God-given identity.
Other Attributes of a Watchman:
A Watchman sees detail in the general, and the bigger picture from the detail, with lenses which are both microscopic and telescopic…. Always, always, events, people and occasions are seen with a duel understanding: in the natural and in the supernatural.
A Watchman signposts or announces the spiritual significance of events in order to sound the alarm and to protect or prepare others, some of whom are Believers and even some who are not.
A Watchman intercedes, praying and drawing God into everyday situations that need His hand and His eye.
A Watchman warns: calling others to account for their behaviour and their relationship with God, aiming to protect those who might be in danger of slipping away from Him.
A Watchman needs to know scripture well – in order recognise signs and times which have been prophesied as they are unfolding in the natural.
We who are Watchmen observe and discern. Always our sign posts must be tested as no prophecy or pronouncement replaces the Bible. But God has placed in all of His children some gifts for the sake of the body of Believers, and for the World, that some may come to recognise and follow Him.
We listen, we look, we read and digest… and then we share our understanding. Those who have ears to hear when God is speaking through a Watchman will be convicted in their spirit that truth is being spoken.
Are you a Watchman? Is it possible you are and don’t even know it?
Have you a discernment that you need to test, to share with others to see what God is saying in His revelation to you?
Share here, please, and let us all have ears to hear what God is saying to those who are ready to listen.