Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 9 (Watchmen On Zion’s Walls, Part 1)

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 9

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Watchmen On Zion’s Walls, Part 1

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“Watch ye therefore:

for ye know not when

the Master of the house cometh,

at even, or at midnight,

or at the cockcrowing,

or in the morning:

Lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping.

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch!”  

Mark 13:35-37

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There is a biblical concept that is so important, that none living in these last days should be ignorant…

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And just what is that vitally important concept?

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It is the concept of being a watchman…

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Listen…“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch!”  Mark 13:35-37

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Here Jesus warns each and every one of us to be watchful! Not to be asleep!

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ABSORBED IN THE BUSY-NESS OF LIFE

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Now this is not saying that the Christian shouldn’t get a good night’s sleep. No, but this is instead, saying that we are not to get so absorbed in the busy-ness of everyday life that we forget that we are in the midst of a battle for our souls…

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Listen…“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.” Luke 21:34, 35

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So here are the very words of Jesus as He warns us against getting caught up in the cares and pleasures of life only to find ourselves caught up in the snare that is coming upon the whole world!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Dream Maker of Babylon – Signs Of Heaven.org

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WATCHMEN ON ZION’S WALLS

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In the Old Testament, watchmen were appointed to walk upon the walls of Jerusalem, so that they could sound the alarm when an enemy approached…

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Listen…“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at My mouth, and give them warning from Me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” Ezekiel 3:17, 18

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So here is presented the concept that we are to warn the wicked of the peril of remaining in an unsaved condition. If we neglect our commission to be watchmen, warning the world of their peril, God says that He will require their blood at the watchman’s hand!

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Here is one of those passages that should strike terror in the heart of every Christian!

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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THOSE WHO ARE WITHOUT

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“Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Matthew 13:13

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Now, right here the Reader must be warned against those who call themselves “Dispensationalists”, who attempt to cut off much of the Old Testament and Revelation, saying that it only pertains to literal Jews.

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Such erring men have been deceived by Satan in his attempt to keep the Church in great darkness and ignorance!

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The fact is, the entire Bible is a spiritual book, and, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17

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MUCH OF THE BIBLE HAS BEEN VEILED

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Yes, all scripture is relevant to the Church today, but much has been veiled in types, symbols and allegories, and must be understood allegorically to make sense.

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Jesus warned His disciples concerning those who are, “without”, and in darkness… “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Matthew 13:13

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Here Jesus was speaking of those in the Church who are being used by Satan to deceive Christ’s sheep. And so, much of the Bible has been veiled from these “false brethren.”

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BEING WATCHFUL

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“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_during_a_protest_by_David_Shankbone.jpgthe word at My mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” Ezekiel 3:17, 18

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Now does this above passage mean that we must walk down the street and stop and warn each and every person that passes by, that they are going to Hell, except they repent?

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No, but it does mean that we are to be, as Peter says…“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1st Peter 5:8

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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THE WORLD, A SNARE TO OUR SOUL!

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Like never before in history, Satan has created this world to entangle the hearts of Christians to the point that we live carelessly and sleepily in the day of slaughter…

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Listen as James scolds us for our hedonistic lifestyles… “Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.” James 5:5

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Here we see that it is very possible to miss the whole point of being a Christian and follower of Jesus!

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New York Times Square – terabass – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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OUR LIFESTYLE TELLS THE STORY

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We will swear up and down, that we don’t love this present world, and yet our lives reveal just the opposite!

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Yes, we pursue the cares and pleasures of this life with such gusto, that it is evident where our treasure is buried: in the earth! (see Matthew 25:14-30)

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – a party tonight – signsofheaven.org

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HOW DO I WATCH?

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Now for those who wish to become watchmen upon the walls of Zion, the remedy is simple. A daily prayer regimen, a daily Bible study, and an hour-by-houhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgr contemplation of God’s Word. This is how we watch and this is where we watch! And these daily duties are to be combined with a putting away of our cherished earthly idols, such as television, secular radio, and the many other earthly pursuits which crowd out our relationship with Jesus, and quench the Spirit of Holiness.

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A watchful Christian is a happy Christian. And these four duties (Ceaseless prayer, Bible study, constant Bible contemplation, and separation from the ungodly worldly influences) will become our delight, by the power of the indwelling Spirit of Holiness! 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…NOVEMBER 15 (Watchmen On Zion’s Walls, Part 2: When the World ‘Moves Itself Aright!’)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Make me a watchman. Help me to be sober and vigilant. Let me not sleep, but be awake and watchful… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“APRIL 20 ( Wake-up Call, 911)”, or you can also read this article…OCTOBER 5 (How Shall the Moon Be Turned Into Blood? Part 3: Mark of the Beast in the Moon!? 1st Face: The Night Watchman)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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1st FACE…THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

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“MOON IS CONFOUNDED”… The first face, a man’s face, is easy to see. It is that proverbial ‘Man in the Moon’. Most have seen it. Even as little children. (The other two faces are not so easy to see.  But let’s concenThe Silent Witnesstrate on the first face.) Notice that the ‘Man in the Moon’ appears as though he is looking down at the Earth. ‘Shock and Awe’. That’s the look on his face. Sadness too! You might even see the tears running down his cheeks. (“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:136) The Moon is spoken of as a “faithful witness”. God’s covenanted law is spoken of as a faithful witness as well. Listen to the Psalmist…

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“It (God’s covenant with David [i.e., Christ]) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” Psalm 89:37. Notice here that God is comparing His Covenant to the Moon as a “faithful witness”. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun, just as Christians should reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus, who should be in their daily lives. And so the Moon fulfills the verse from Psalms which proclaims… “Praise ye him, Sun and Moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.” Psalm 148:3

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman

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TOMORROW…

OCTOBER 10 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 2: If My People…)

 

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