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Watchman, what is left of the night?

Posted by appolus on May 24, 2015

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The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what
of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night. (Isa 21:11-12)

The answer that is given to the question posed by the title of this post is ” Morning is coming but also the night.” I think that is exactly where we stand, we being the Body of Christ living in a world that plunges deeper each day into darkness as it throws of the vestiges of truth yet Christ is at the door. There seems to be a determined effort by the world at large to rid itself of the ” shackles and restraints,” of absolute truth. I am sure previous generations would be horrified to see the complicit nature of so many of the institutions that claims the name of Christ in all of this, and in many cases are actually leading the way.

In Isaiah 21 we see a prophecy against Dumah. No one is really sure who Dumah is but what is certain is that Israel is being warned not to rely upon its neighbors for help for judgement was coming against all of her neighbors. God and He alone must be our help especially in times of danger and judgement. What is certain is that in times of danger while most sleep, there are watchmen and there are folks who want to know what the watchman sees. God has called the pastors of His sheep to be watchmen. For sure the sheep are to be fed and to be led but they are also to be secured. There are bears and there are wolves and they are on the prowl and the sheep are in most danger in the night watches. What good the shepherd if he feeds the sheep well but then sleeps and allows the predators to come in and take the sheep?

Can I put it to the reader that we are living in the days when we could ask “what is left of the night? Right has become wrong, day has become night and the institutions that are supposed to be guarding the sheep from the wolves have in fact been given over to the wolves. They came in wearing sheep’s clothing. They were not after a single sheep nor simply a meal to satiate their appetites, no, they were after the whole flock. To kill and to scatter and to cause disarray. This is the present state of Christendom. Will the Body of Christ look anywhere else but to God for their guidance and direction in these the last days of darkness before the bright morning star comes? It would be foolishness indeed for the Body to remain within any institution clearly run by men given over to unrighteousness. The conscience sounds the warning in the hearts of Gods people. The good shepherds will stand their ground on the solid Rock of Truth. God has his shepherds and they are not hirelings neither do they sleep nor slumber. They see the wolves circling and they sound the warning to the sheep. They will put themselves between the wolves and the sheep. God has put His Spirit in His Shepherds and they do not run from wolves or bears or giants.

In WWII there was a period from September 1939 to April 1940 called ” The Phoney War.” Yes Poland had been attacked and war had been declared but then it went relatively quiet. The people of Britain had prepared for a disaster and yet……nothing. People began to mock the so-called war. It was something of a joke. Yet as we now know, this would become the blackest period in all of human history. I believe we are in such a period right now. Blows have been struck, serious blows and one no doubt more to come in June when the Supreme court passes a ruling. Yet brothers and sisters, this is only the beginning of what is to come against the Body. Plans are no doubt in place in the realms of principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness in high places. The wolf has the sheep in sight. Now is not the time to sleep but to stand.

No matter what happens to the Body of Christ, there has to be a point where the saints say ” this far and no farther.” They must stand their ground whether they suffer loss or not. I believe that every saint of God will do exploits for Him in the coming dark days. We call the soldiers that fought in WWII the ” greatest generation.” I believe we have yet to see the greatest generation of Christians. Our glory days are not behind us they are yet to come. We shall stand bold for Christ and truly be a witness to the world. Now as in the world, glory comes from battle. Heroism is born in the heat of affliction and turmoil. We see the true measure of the man when his back is to the wall and he has to stand or fall. The true reason for the glory to come is because God has His people in every village and every town and every city in the land. And when the enemies flood is released, God will pour out His Spirit without measure on His saints and raise up a standard for all the world to see. That standard will fly high above the battle-field and will leave no one in any doubt about the Christ and His children as the glory of God covers the earth as the waters cover the sea.

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