Where Have All My Watchmen Gone?

gooddocmike

Follower and Believer of Christ
Dawn brought fear to the eyes of the captain. As he looked over the walls of the city, he could see that their enemy had mobilized, encircling them. The cover of night had brought this surprise to his eyes, and he knew his fate by what he saw. The walls were his responsibility, and the watchmen that filled it were under his command. His men were the eyes and ears of the city, and his sole purpose was to make sure the city stayed safe from all who would bring it harm. As he looked at the mass of troops that would soon be approaching, he knew that the king would hold him responsible for this day. The captain knew his fate would be far better to die in battle that day, than what the king would soon have in store. As he stood alone on the wall that early morning, but one question came to his mind. “Where had all my watchmen gone?”

Before the days of home alarms, our house and family was still well protected. We had a shetland sheep dog that guarded us, and our home, with her life. At the slightest of noise, or the first glimpse of anything out of the ordinary, she sprung into action. She would bark until one of us had gone to the window or door to see or hear what had alerted her. There was never a doubt that she loved her family, and she would have protected any of us at all cost. She was on constant lookout for any danger, and not once did she fail to sound the alarm to warn those she cared for the most. She was the gatekeeper of our house, always on watch.

In Biblical times, watchmen or gatekeepers played a very important role. Most of the cities had thick walls that completely surrounded and protected them. The watchmen were guards who would patrol these walls, looking upon the land to make sure all within were safe. Only the elite, the best of the troops were assigned to this position. They were trained to far higher levels than the average soldier, because of the importance of their responsibilities. They were the most dedicated, the most respected, and the most honored of all troops. They took this role so seriously, that if they witnessed a fellow watchman fail to uphold his responsibility, it was considered a crime to not report it. The future and safety of all would often rest upon the shoulders of these men.

The Hebrew word for watchman is ‘tsaphah’, and it means to ‘ to look out upon or about’. This word has multiple implications in its’ meaning. It means to behold, to observe, to spy out, to wait for with expedience, and to keep watch for. So these men would stand on the wall or in the towers, looking out in the distance at everything that may come their way. They would oversee the city, making sure all were safe. They would watch for messengers, or as the king or top officials of the city returned. And they would look for any sign of an approaching army that may bring harm their way.

Hebrew tradition tells us that these watchmen were often positioned throughout the kingdom. The were positioned at the Temple, to make sure the Lord’s House remained safe, and did not fall into the hands of those that may corrupt it. We are told they were positioned at the gates of many cities and on routes that were often travelled. They would not only protect these key locations, but would make sure all were on the right path, pointing them in the right direction if they became lost. We are also told they were positioned at the house of important people. They would stand watch while the master of the house was away, and would keep watch for the master’s return.

Today, the role of the watchman carries just as much weight, and is just as important in the Lord’s eyes. The modern watchmen, the pastors and Christian leaders of today, are called to their place on the wall. Standing at the very gate of God’s Word, protecting it from enemies that would attempt to destroy it without thought. As watchmen, we are to protect the Church from worldly ideas, and the corruption that follow those ideas. We are to stand true for the Word of God, unwavering and unfaltering, whatever may come our way. We are called to protect the people, making sure they are not deceived by false teachings and wrong doctrines. We are to protect the Church, the Lord’s House, making sure its’ walls remain the example for all the world to see. We are to guard the crossroads of society, making sure all find themselves on the right path. And we are to keep the Church and God’s Word safe, always ready to defend it, keeping this house ready for the Master’s return.

But as we look at the Church today, we hear the Lord reverberating the call of the captain that frightful morning, “Where have all My watchmen gone?” As we look at the vacant walls of the Church today, the words of Isaiah echo through my mind. “ For the leaders of my people, the Lord’s watchmen, his shepherds are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no warning when danger comes. They love to lie around, sleeping and dreaming. Like greedy dogs, they are never satisfied. They are ignorant shepherds, all following their own path and intent on personal gain. “Come,” they say, “let’s get some wine and have a party. Let’s all get drunk. Then tomorrow we’ll do it again and have an even bigger party!” Isaiah 56:10-12.

As I sit here today, I cannot help but wonder, what has become of the Church’s watchmen? Why does it’s walls and gates stand empty? Have they become disheartened, giving up on the very cause that brought them to the wall in the first place? Have they left the gates, falsely thinking there is no threat on the horizon? Have they left their post out of greed, falling victim to the world’s values? Or have they dropped their weapons out of pressure, putting greater value on what those outside the city may say instead of the words of their King?

As we look at the Church today, we see those who no longer are looking for a gatekeeper, they want a doorman who will simply open the gate for everything and anything to enter. They seek leaders who tell them what they wish to hear, without showing them the consequences of their actions in God’s Word and Law. They only seek gatekeepers who will not bar the gates, no matter what they may do inside or outside of the city’s walls. And unfortunately, the leaders we often find inside of our walls fare no better. We find leaders who fail to confront the sinfulness inside their own churches, shepherds who have blindly lead their flocks into perdition. Without wisdom and understanding in God’s Word, they find greater offense in pointing out sin than committing sin.

Within the last few days, we have seen three examples that make this very point. We have looked on as true watchmen have been mocked for pointing out the enemy as they have seen it approach.

We have recently watched as Hollywood released a movie that mocked the story of one of the Bible’s patriarchs. When asked about the movie, the co-writer and director replied that this would be the least Biblical movie ever made. The director, a self-professing atheist, did not use the Bible to tell the story, but chose instead to use obscure Gnostic writings and the mythical beliefs of Kabbalah to tell the story. Several pastors and Christian leaders were quick to point out just how unbiblical this movie was, warning all from seeing it. But while these watchmen pointed out the dangers of this movie, many, if not most church leaders did not. They either ignored the issue, or simply did not have the necessary knowledge of God’s Word to be able to recognize the danger in the movie.

Then there was another group, a group of ‘so-called’ pastors and Christian leaders who mocked and demeaned those who pointed out the truth of the movie. One of these ‘so-called’ leaders had this to say about those within the Church that spoke out against the film, "It’s embarrassing to belong to a faith that attracts a group of people who always have to be right, and when something pushes them just a bit, they want to shut it down or keep people away." To this man, silence in the face of evil was of greater quality, than watching as thousands were lead to a false sense of God. I would love to ask these ‘so-called’ leaders if they have every taken the time to read what God had to say about the issue, “If I warn the wicked, saying, 'You are under the penalty of death,' but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths.” Ezekiel 3:18.

Another example came when I read an interview with Franklin Graham the other day. In the interview, He said that some people working in this current administration were “hostile to Christians”. He went on to say, “And when I say White House, I’m not saying the president, because I’m not sure how much of this he’s aware of. But it’s people that work for him that have power, that are sitting in offices, and they are hostile to Christ.” “They are anti-Christ in what they say and in what they do,” said Graham. “And they are pushing this agenda into the military. It’s scary.

Franklin Graham, a watchman for Christ, securing the gates and pointing out the evil he sees on the horizon. Since this interview, I have watched as leader after leader within the Church has belittled, mocked, and disparaged the warning of this watchman. They see it as a greater offense to warn of this evil than to ignore God’s Truth. I go back to the above verses in Isaiah 56:10-12. Have these leaders become so drunk on the world’s wine that they no longer care to see evil as it approaches?

My last, but far from my least example, took place at the recent conference of the Religious Communicators Council in Nashville. For those who may not know, the RCC is an organization of marketing, communications, and public relations officers of several faiths. It is an interfaith group, that says it comes together to handle the challenges that the world and all religions face. While I have many problems with the very concept of this organization, within it are many who claim to be leaders of the Christian faith. As this recent conference, Dr. Bill Warner and a group of Christian leaders asked to address the conference about the issue of Christian persecution that is on the rise throughout the world today. They were not only not allowed to speak, but the RCC even refused to address the issue. The RCC went as far as to tell this group of watchmen that they were barred from even being in the premises of the conference. They called these watchmen trespassers, rebel rousers, and even traitors, claiming this was a non-issue. We are told that in 2012 over 100,000 Christian were martyred because of their faith, and in 2013 that numbered over doubled. A non-issue?

The ‘so-called’ Christian leaders that are a part of this organization can call themselves this in name only. They have willing tried to make God into a god. In replacing the capital ‘G’, they have lost the very call that Christ places on our lives. They have replaced God’s wisdom, with man’s logic, and they have willingly chosen inclusion over God’s Truth.

I see these stories, and again the captain’s call comes to my mind. “Where have all my watchmen gone?” We look at the wall, and those who stand on it are sparse. We see the gates open and the walls left all but unprotected. We watch as the unexpecting citizens of this city mock and make fun of those that dutifully remain on the wall. They look up, and cannot believe these few watchmen still stand there. The citizens ask themselves why they are still there, thinking no enemy would ever approach this city. They ignore the warnings of the few watchmen that remain, seeing them as demented fools that still stand on an unnecessary wall.

My words today are not a call, and are far more than a warning, they are a plea. Would the watchmen please come home, return to their place on the wall. Before our enemies see us vulnerable and unprotected, Before our Master returns home to find what is left of His city.

I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint. Habakkuk 2:1

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mattfivefour

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YES!!!

Absolutely spot on, Mike! The world today is a political and religious analog of the world into which Jesus Christ came. There is a religious organization run by extremely learned religious leaders whom the world respects but who have perverted the Word of God and who, by their twisted theologies, actively work to bar people from following the Truth. And in order to protect their position and justify their heresies which they call "the real faith" they will readily "kill" anyone who points out their error.

The watchman are still on the walls, bro. You gave three examples of them. It's just that they are getting beaten up, suffering the slings and arrows of the enemy. Yet they are still standing, refusing to leave their posts, undaunted by the attacks, still crying out the alarm. It is up to US to rise up and support them in every way that we can.
 

God's Servant

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What many people have described as Watchmen, seems to fit the burden God has placed on me to warn others and stand in the gap through prayer. The burden is almost too much to bear.

However I'm very careful about false ideas, as they are around every corner. Whilst the OT confirms watchmen, the NT doesn't list it as a church position. And it seems all christians are called to watch. I am also cautious because people seem to be calling it a special calling, a special relationship with God. Talking about being loners etc. Screams millennial to me which is making me cringe. Plus people are arguing over this to the point of displaying non-Christ-like behavior.

I need to know if this is a bunch of hooey or a real thing. But let me be clear the burden God gave me is real. But in trying to understand it, I do not want to fall prey to the enemy's false teachings by trying to hear what my ears may be itching to hear.

Please I need to know what the Word says about this. I only want the truth.
 

kathymendel

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I think, as believers, we are ALL called to be watchers on the wall. Unfortunately, because end times prophecy is for the most part, not taught in our churches today, people are not aware of it. Especially if they don't read their bibles for themselves. And, the attitude of "and where is the promise of His soon coming?" has tainted our congregations to the point that even within the church the actual "watchers" get the eye-rolls, the smirks, and the shaking of heads, should they mention anything about end times. No one wants to hear it.............. They would rather live in denial of what is soon to come, and have potluck get-togethers................ I truly believe that many, many church goers don't even believe that Jesus could call us up and set the tribulation period in motion in our lifetime or for many more lifetimes...........if ever. It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOO sad!!!! And, SOOOOOOO dangerous!!!!
 

Betty

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I believe there are those today, who are called by God to be Watchman (women and men). They warn us of things that are happening in the world that aligns with the Bible concerning end times. They remind us that this is not the time to be stockpiling goods for earth’s pleasure but to be working on things for God that will last for eternity. They warn us of false teaching so we are not lead astray. God has placed people in Israel and the Middle East that tell us what we will not hear about on American television. We should be praying for today's watchmen because the devil is attacking them, attempting to discourage them.
Betty
 

God's Servant

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Oh the enemy tried to make me doubt it, because he knows I am very cautious about false teachings and churches, he tried to say " Did God really call you to be a watchman? Is that even a real thing? Seems false " but as I do my own research lead by the Spirit and hear of sound prophecies from God, He really is raising watchman. It's all over. And from He even spoke of this in prophecies 20 years ago.

And I know it's not my flesh calling me to this. I don't even want this job nor did I seek it out because of the heavy burden and accountability. I am fearful of not warning people. But God told me this is what I was made for. Who am I to stand in the way of God?
 

FaithnHope

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Oh the enemy tried to make me doubt it, because he knows I am very cautious about false teachings and churches, he tried to say " Did God really call you to be a watchman? Is that even a real thing? Seems false " but as I do my own research lead by the Spirit and hear of sound prophecies from God, He really is raising watchman. It's all over. And from He even spoke of this in prophecies 20 years ago.

And I know it's not my flesh calling me to this. I don't even want this job nor did I seek it out because of the heavy burden and accountability. I am fearful of not warning people. But God told me this is what I was made for. Who am I to stand in the way of God?
I think you perfectly described how most of us feel. None of us were seeking to be “that” family member. You know the one, they are the ones who WILL tell you Jesus is coming and here is why, are you ready? We get avoided after awhile but that’s ok. I will be sad but their blood won’t be on my hands. I have been warning my family and friends my whole life. The Lord gives me opportunities and I take them. Never act before He tells you to. He knows who is ready and who isn’t. You have been called to a mighty blessing!
 

God's Servant

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I hear you. But God is showing me all the things wrong with His bribe, and I just keep thinking they won't listen to me. They will say "don't judge me!" And probably call me a devil. But He keeps telling me to tell His bride to repent and He will heal them. The burden is ALMOST too much to bear. I don't want to be lonely. I am dying for fellowship.
 

Lookingup83

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We are on the walls, we've been sounding the alarm. It's not easy, I tell ya. It's made me realize just how few people there are around me that really get Jesus. Maybe 1 out of all my acquaintances...Praying without ceasing for them and all of the lost. I really really look forward to meeting all ya'll up there.
 

FaithnHope

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It's ok. If there aren't any around, I truly believe God is going to raise them up. Keep praying for revival. It's coming.
I hate to say it, but the Bible says we will be cold and uninterested in the last days and here we are. There will be a revival after the rapture, the Bible speaks of countless ones that do come to Him after we are gone. The revival you believe is coming is likely that one.

You aren’t alone! Look at how many of us there are on here who understand exactly how you feel. We are your brothers and sisters. :) :meet
 

Andy C

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I hate to say it, but the Bible says we will be cold and uninterested in the last days and here we are. There will be a revival after the rapture, the Bible speaks of countless ones that do come to Him after we are gone. The revival you believe is coming is likely that one.

You aren’t alone! Look at how many of us there are on here who understand exactly how you feel. We are your brothers and sisters. :) :meet
I agree.
 

God's Servant

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I normally dislike conflict and arguing about God. But the Lord kept pushing me, REALLY hard to speak. I didn't want to, and it troubled me greatly. I know I have no power to convince you of anything. But He does. I really don't want to do this, at all. I just want you to know. I basically fought Him briefly about this. But I must obey. Even if it yields nothing, it will not be on my hands.

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Do you think that the Lord is going to come back for a sleeping bride?

Do you think that the Lord will hold back His Spirit and mercy because of your understanding of His Word?

He Will do all things as it pleases Him.

Lean not on your own understanding, but in all ways acknowledge Him

Let the Spirit guide you into all truth, not your understanding.

The Lord sees the state of His bride, He has heard the outcries of His saints and He is a God who answers prayers.

Do not be discouraged or think that He will not act. That is not who He is.

Yes these are dark times that will get worse and worse according the Scripture. However God is gonna shake things up, wake up His bride, wake up those are sleeping, and empower and equip them to go out for the harvest. For the harvest is ready, but the laborers few.

He is calling all His to the bride's supper. It is almost ready.

Don't allow the enemy to talk you out of what God is gonna do. He would love to use the real idea of false prophets and religion to make you doubt everything, including God himself so that you miss out on what He is going to do. There is a lot of doubt and debate amongst the bribe about how things will play out in these end times. But soon He is going to correct that, and make us of one accord. For a house divided against itself cannot stand. He's not coming back for a broken bride.

Revival is not impossible because you say it is. I am living proof to myself of this, it has strengthened my faith and my resolve. I will not stop following Him. For in just a couple of weeks a new creation has been made. When I look in the mirror I don't see the old me, I see Christ. God has revived me! God is reviving and empowering me! And this light that God has put in me will shine through me, shine through the darkness and shine on men.

For if revival is impossible as you say, then I am not truly revived, I am not a new creature, the bride will continue in affliction and to sleep, and when the Lord comes, she will not be ready. Then I have no hope and everything I've done I've done in vain and I should just shut myself in my room and wait for the rapture, alone, because nothing will change and just get worse. NO! God forbid!

BUT if it will happen after the Rapture as you say. Then I pray to God that I am permitted to stay behind to help those who will be called to salvation. I don't wanna go home until it is done.

Here I am Lord, I will stay, send me!

Praise the Lord!

(I'm sure people will rip this apart and cry false words, and thats ok with me, know I will not fight back, because the battle isn't mind, it's the LORD's, and it is Him alone who justifies. I did what He asked of me, so I won't bring it up anymore nor fight you. Do what you must, but I still love you all no differently, even if you spat in my face and banned me from here)
 
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Betty

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I normally dislike conflict and arguing about God. But the Lord kept pushing me, REALLY hard to speak. I didn't want to, and it troubled me greatly. I know I have no power to convince you of anything. But He does. I really don't want to do this, at all. I just want you to know. I basically fought Him briefly about this. But I must obey. Even if it yields nothing, it will not be on my hands.

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Do you think that the Lord is going to come back for a sleeping bride?

Do you think that the Lord will hold back His Spirit and mercy because of your understanding of His Word?

He Will do all things as it pleases Him.

Lean not on your own understanding, but in all ways acknowledge Him

Let the Spirit guide you into all truth, not your understanding.

The Lord sees the state of His bride, He has heard the outcries of His saints and He is a God who answers prayers.

Do not be discouraged or think that He will not act. That is not who He is.

Yes these are dark times that will get worse and worse according the Scripture. However God is gonna shake things up, wake up His bride, wake up those are sleeping, and empower and equip them to go out for the harvest. For the harvest is ready, but the laborers few.

He is calling all His to the bride's supper. It is almost ready.

Don't allow the enemy to talk you out of what God is gonna do. He would love to use the real idea of false prophets and religion to make you doubt everything, including God himself so that you miss out on what He is going to do. There is a lot of doubt and debate amongst the bribe about how things will play out in these end times. But soon He is going to correct that, and make us of one accord. For a house divided against itself cannot stand. He's not coming back for a broken bride.

Revival is not impossible because you say it is. I am living proof to myself of this, it has strengthened my faith and my resolve. I will not stop following Him. For in just a couple of weeks a new creation has been made. When I look in the mirror I don't see the old me, I see Christ. God has revived me! God is reviving and empowering me! And this light that God has put in me will shine through me, shine through the darkness and shine on men.

For if revival is impossible as you say, then I am not truly revived, I am not a new creature, the bride will continue in affliction and to sleep, and when the Lord comes, she will not be ready. Then I have no hope and everything I've done I've done in vain and I should just shut myself in my room and wait for the rapture, alone, because nothing will change and just get worse. NO! God forbid!

BUT if it will happen after the Rapture as you say. Then I pray to God that I am permitted to stay behind to help those who will be called to salvation. I don't wanna go home until it is done.

Here I am Lord, I will stay, send me!

Praise the Lord!

(I'm sure people will rip this apart and cry false words, and thats ok with me, know I will not fight back, because the battle isn't mind, it's the LORD's, and it is Him alone who justifies. I did what He asked of me, so I won't bring it up anymore nor fight you. Do what you must, but I still love you all no differently, even if you spat in my face and banned me from here)
Do not pray to stay behind. God is coming for His Bride. Only sinners will be left behind. Be joyful at the expectation of the soon rapture.
Betty
 

FaithnHope

Well-Known Member
I normally dislike conflict and arguing about God. But the Lord kept pushing me, REALLY hard to speak. I didn't want to, and it troubled me greatly. I know I have no power to convince you of anything. But He does. I really don't want to do this, at all. I just want you to know. I basically fought Him briefly about this. But I must obey. Even if it yields nothing, it will not be on my hands.

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Do you think that the Lord is going to come back for a sleeping bride?

Do you think that the Lord will hold back His Spirit and mercy because of your understanding of His Word?

He Will do all things as it pleases Him.

Lean not on your own understanding, but in all ways acknowledge Him

Let the Spirit guide you into all truth, not your understanding.

The Lord sees the state of His bride, He has heard the outcries of His saints and He is a God who answers prayers.

Do not be discouraged or think that He will not act. That is not who He is.

Yes these are dark times that will get worse and worse according the Scripture. However God is gonna shake things up, wake up His bride, wake up those are sleeping, and empower and equip them to go out for the harvest. For the harvest is ready, but the laborers few.

He is calling all His to the bride's supper. It is almost ready.

Don't allow the enemy to talk you out of what God is gonna do. He would love to use the real idea of false prophets and religion to make you doubt everything, including God himself so that you miss out on what He is going to do. There is a lot of doubt and debate amongst the bribe about how things will play out in these end times. But soon He is going to correct that, and make us of one accord. For a house divided against itself cannot stand. He's not coming back for a broken bride.

Revival is not impossible because you say it is. I am living proof to myself of this, it has strengthened my faith and my resolve. I will not stop following Him. For in just a couple of weeks a new creation has been made. When I look in the mirror I don't see the old me, I see Christ. God has revived me! God is reviving and empowering me! And this light that God has put in me will shine through me, shine through the darkness and shine on men.

For if revival is impossible as you say, then I am not truly revived, I am not a new creature, the bride will continue in affliction and to sleep, and when the Lord comes, she will not be ready. Then I have no hope and everything I've done I've done in vain and I should just shut myself in my room and wait for the rapture, alone, because nothing will change and just get worse. NO! God forbid!

BUT if it will happen after the Rapture as you say. Then I pray to God that I am permitted to stay behind to help those who will be called to salvation. I don't wanna go home until it is done.

Here I am Lord, I will stay, send me!

Praise the Lord!

(I'm sure people will rip this apart and cry false words, and thats ok with me, know I will not fight back, because the battle isn't mind, it's the LORD's, and it is Him alone who justifies. I did what He asked of me, so I won't bring it up anymore nor fight you. Do what you must, but I still love you all no differently, even if you spat in my face and banned me from here)
You completely misquoted me, I did not say it was impossible once. With God all things are possible. I simply told you what the book of Revelation says about the state of the “church” before He returns. His bride is watching for Him, the apostasy church is not. After the rapture there will be countless people who turn to Him and they will pay with their lives. There will be a great harvest then. I trust what my Bible says and I’ve been reading it for 40 years, studying and watching.
 

maryrae

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For if revival is impossible as you say, then I am not truly revived, I am not a new creature, the bride will continue in affliction and to sleep, and when the Lord comes, she will not be ready. Then I have no hope and everything I've done I've done in vain and I should just shut myself in my room and wait for the rapture, alone, because nothing will change and just get worse.
The Bible plainly states that the last days are not ones of great revival, but rather of growing evil and a growing apostacy from within the "church" of today. World wide revival before the Rapture is in my opnion, highly improbable, but INDIVIUAL revival is not impossible.
BTW, to me, a "revival" is for the Church, not the world. The word itself implies, something that WAS alive, but is now dead, or nearly so. Those who have never accepted Christ, ARE dead, and they need a SAVIOUR, not a revival. They were never alive in the Lord. ..... but...I digress...sorry! There will be a great harvest....in the time of Jacob's Trouble or, the Tribulation as it's mainly known.
You are a new creation, don't let the devil deceive you in that!
The Bride of Christ IS ready! We are ready, because He paid the price completely, once, for all time! And please don't pray to stay behind @ the Rapture (that won't happen anyway, if one has accepted Christ) It is going to be so horrible that unless the days be cut short, no flesh would survive.
 
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Andy C

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The Bible plainly states that the last days are not ones of great revival, but rather of growing evil and a growing apostacy from within the "church" of today. World wide revival before the Rapture is in my opnion, highly improbable, but INDIVIUAL revival is not impossible.
BTW, to me, a "revival" is for the Church, not the world. The word itself implies, something that WAS alive, but is now dead, or nearly so. Those who have never accepted Christ, ARE dead, and they need a SAVIOUR, not a revival. They were never alive in the Lord. ..... but...I digress...sorry! There will be a great harvest....in the time of Jacob's Trouble or, the Tribulation as it's mainly known.
You are a new creation, don't let the devil deceive you in that!
The Bride of Christ IS ready! We are ready, because He paid the price completely, once, for all time! And please don't pray to stay behind @ the Rapture (that won't happen anyway, if one has accepted Christ) It is going to be so horrible that unless the days be cut short, no flesh would survive.
Excellent response.
 

Andy C

Well-Known Member
I normally dislike conflict and arguing about God. But the Lord kept pushing me, REALLY hard to speak. I didn't want to, and it troubled me greatly. I know I have no power to convince you of anything. But He does. I really don't want to do this, at all. I just want you to know. I basically fought Him briefly about this. But I must obey. Even if it yields nothing, it will not be on my hands.

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Do you think that the Lord is going to come back for a sleeping bride?

Do you think that the Lord will hold back His Spirit and mercy because of your understanding of His Word?

He Will do all things as it pleases Him.

Lean not on your own understanding, but in all ways acknowledge Him

Let the Spirit guide you into all truth, not your understanding.

The Lord sees the state of His bride, He has heard the outcries of His saints and He is a God who answers prayers.

Do not be discouraged or think that He will not act. That is not who He is.

Yes these are dark times that will get worse and worse according the Scripture. However God is gonna shake things up, wake up His bride, wake up those are sleeping, and empower and equip them to go out for the harvest. For the harvest is ready, but the laborers few.

He is calling all His to the bride's supper. It is almost ready.

Don't allow the enemy to talk you out of what God is gonna do. He would love to use the real idea of false prophets and religion to make you doubt everything, including God himself so that you miss out on what He is going to do. There is a lot of doubt and debate amongst the bribe about how things will play out in these end times. But soon He is going to correct that, and make us of one accord. For a house divided against itself cannot stand. He's not coming back for a broken bride.

Revival is not impossible because you say it is. I am living proof to myself of this, it has strengthened my faith and my resolve. I will not stop following Him. For in just a couple of weeks a new creation has been made. When I look in the mirror I don't see the old me, I see Christ. God has revived me! God is reviving and empowering me! And this light that God has put in me will shine through me, shine through the darkness and shine on men.

For if revival is impossible as you say, then I am not truly revived, I am not a new creature, the bride will continue in affliction and to sleep, and when the Lord comes, she will not be ready. Then I have no hope and everything I've done I've done in vain and I should just shut myself in my room and wait for the rapture, alone, because nothing will change and just get worse. NO! God forbid!

BUT if it will happen after the Rapture as you say. Then I pray to God that I am permitted to stay behind to help those who will be called to salvation. I don't wanna go home until it is done.

Here I am Lord, I will stay, send me!

Praise the Lord!

(I'm sure people will rip this apart and cry false words, and thats ok with me, know I will not fight back, because the battle isn't mind, it's the LORD's, and it is Him alone who justifies. I did what He asked of me, so I won't bring it up anymore nor fight you. Do what you must, but I still love you all no differently, even if you spat in my face and banned me from here)
I appreciate all your passion for Him, but many of your posts seem TO ME, as if you are claiming to be a prophet or an Apostle, and that you are the “Chosen” one.
 
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