Watchman what of the night?
Sermon shared by Larry Meador
Summary: A call to both men and women of God to be watchmen of their home, church, and land during this hour of tragedy
Audience: Believer adults
The gospel was being spread, and they were furnishing the transportation and means to accomplish it. What man will do and mean it for harm, God has ways of turning things around. Itís a known fact throughout history that persecution and vexation makes the church come together in unity.
You give some people freedom of religion and you have a drop in church attendance, and a rise in crime. I say, God send the church some old fashion vexation. Iím telling you today that the church will prevail against any onslaught of the devil because itís built on the ROCK, Jesus Christ.
God will not fail his people!
I say, "God, give the church a backbone today, Donít let us be like the old wilderness church who wandered around in circles for forty years because they refused to believe. But let us rise to the occasion and show forth ourselves mightily in this hour of despair. Another thing the watchman sees is;
2) ITíS DECISION TIME
The church is at a crossroad today. Will the church call Sin, Sin, or will they simply pretend not to see it? The church condones to many things today. Sin used to be on the outside of the church, but now itís moved to the front row. Isaiah 58:1 says, "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins." Watchman, what of the night? God spoke through Isaiah in the 62nd chapter: and said, "I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day or night: Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence...and give him no rest, till he establish, and make Jerusalem a praise in the earth." God has set watchmen over his churches today, over classes, over each family here.
God has told us, "Cry aloud", "Keep not silent"
Heís telling us to call sin, SIN. Euphonies it all you want to; Paint it some Pastel color, but itís still SIN! You can call a skunk, a two toned kitty with fluid drive if you want too, but it still stinks!
It was Peter and John that said, "We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." I want you to know that there are a lot of people speaking things that theyíve heard, but it wasnít from God! Iíll agree with Billy Sunday, he said, "Iíll butt sin as long as I have a head; Iíll kick it as long as I have a foot; Iíll beat it as long as I have a fist; Iíll bite it as long as I have teeth; And when Iím foot less, and fist less, and toothless, Iíll gum it to death. I hate Sin!!
If you are the head of your house, you are the watchman of your house. And God will hold you accountable. What will your answer be when the call goes out? "Watchman, what of the night?"Is everything well?
Well God, my daughter is in trouble. She was running with the wrong crowd! And God will say to you, "Did you teach her, Did you warn her, Did you cry aloud?, Did you make her attend church?" Donít you know they are youíre responsibility?
I believe there are some at the crossroads today. If you donít cry aloud and warn your family, you could lose them. Hear me today, God has set you as a watchman over His property.
Iím closing with this story of Esther
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