Summary: A call to both men and women of God to be watchmen of their home, church, and land during this hour of tragedy
The church has moved into Russia, China, behind the bamboo curtain, How did it do it?,
By standing firm upon the Rock, and not wavering under fear and unbelief! "It’s not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord."
Gorbachev when he was in power had a meeting to relax the tight restrictions against the church because they found out that the more they persecuted the church, the stronger they became. The greater the membership grew. The church has always become stronger in times of persecution! Prosperity always breeds ruin!
God’s always allows something devastating to bring back our nation and his church to where they ought to be. The policy in Russia used to be to round up the Christians and put them on railroad lines in the remote regions of Siberia, but they found that every time the railroad would move on there was a small group of Christians left behind.
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. It’s 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. I’m telling you today that the church will prevail against any onslaught of the devil because it’s built on the ROCK, Jesus Christ.
God will not fail his people!
I say, "God, give the church a backbone today, Don’t 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) IT’S 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 it’s 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"
He’s telling us to call sin, SIN. Euphonies it all you want to; Paint it some Pastel color, but it’s 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 they’ve heard, but it wasn’t from God! I’ll agree with Billy Sunday, he said, "I’ll butt sin as long as I have a head; I’ll kick it as long as I have a foot; I’ll beat it as long as I have a fist; I’ll bite it as long as I have teeth; And when I’m foot less, and fist less, and toothless, I’ll gum it to death. I hate Sin!!