“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them a warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you will have saved your life.” ~ Ezekiel 3:17-19
There were no Christians in the days and times of the Old Testament prophets, though they knew He was coming (Isaiah 53), and us with Him. The bridge connecting Old to New is the greatest multi-generational blessing there is. Why? Because today’s Christian finds the essence of himself in their days and times, as a group of us are presently doing every Friday morning in the Book of Daniel. Imagine navigating the adult world today, as crazy as it is, if you did not know yourself as a child. According to my Scottish friend Oswald Chambers, “The essence of Christianity is that we give the Son of God a chance to live and move and have His being in us, and the meaning of all spiritual growth is that He has an increasing opportunity to manifest Himself in our mortal flesh.” Who among us would ever give Him the opportunity without the understanding of Genesis and Exodus, the soul (mind) of Ecclesiastes and Proverbs, and the spirit (heart) of Psalms? Therefore, I can say with absolute certainty that the Watchman’s role is as essential to Jude as it was to Ezekiel, and to you and me as well…which begs the question, “Who are the Watchmen, and how are we accountable?”
According to Dutch Sheets in his An Appeal For Justice, “We are living in the days the Bible said would come, where evil is called good and good is called evil.” If this is true as I believe most reasonable souls would agree it is, then we should also be able to agree that the watchmen are either sleeping at their post, not at their post, simply failed (Ezekiel 3:18) to report the evil they saw…or, as is the case of Ezekiel 3:19, they are warning the wicked choir of the approaching wicked preachers.
Who is David Daleiden, and who would not “want the world to see what (he) saw”? I would like to suggest that whistleblowers like David who blew the whistle on Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal and highly profitable sale of body parts from aborted fetuses after his company, Center for Medical Progress, completed a thirty-month undercover investigation are indeed His Watchmen. In this case it seems pretty clear that the California AG who is now acting as our Vice President, and the who that ordered the raid on Daleiden’s California home, is the same who that does not want the world to see what Daleiden saw.
The evil being done to children on OUR WATCH has become impossible to ignore or deny. The horrors being reported on our southern borders are beyond a good person’s ability to fathom and/or comprehend…and isn’t it reassuring to know the very same wicked that moved to silence Daleiden is in charge of managing our southern border crisis? And did you hear that Russian and American Special Forces teamed up to rescue over one thousand children from their prison container cells aboard the Evergreen that mysteriously ran aground blocking the Suez Canal a couple of weeks ago? The question to a critical-thinking mind…who ordered that military operation? We know that wicked did not. You can help His Watchman HERE.
It is because of the good watchmen, whistleblowers, and sheep dogs that wicked is now forced into the light of day as never before. What we did not know then we know now. And like all exposed, cornered, and dare I say…wounded animals, wicked has become more desperate and dangerous than ever. Imagine, for a second, having the power to destroy ALL of your enemies…not with nuclear bomb, not with a massive invincible army, but with the very cure for the same disease you created. As Elvis once sang, for the wicked it is truly now or never. There was once a time when the good promised a chicken in every pot…today the promise is a Crispy Crème for every shot! How stupid would we have to be? Never mind…strike that. Maybe there are more than a few of us who lack the discernment and ability to see the wicked. But apparently the wicked sees us as clear as day!
This would all be one hell of a great movie…IF I were not in it. But I am, and so are YOU. The truth of the matter is that we are ALL His Watchmen. And each and every one of us will be held accountable by His Own Word in Ezekiel 3:17-19, Ephesians 5:11, and Matthew 5:14, which leads us to the most important lesson for ALL watchmen, whistleblowers, and sheepdogs. We have His same Word to protect us in Psalm 91 and Ephesians 6:10-20. As Dutch so beautifully states it, we have what wicked fears most…The Sword of the Spirit in the Word of God.
I love Scott Kestersons Bards of War podcast intro:
War is the teacher, soldiers its students. Faith and Knowledge the greatest weapons of war. Through stories, we reshape the narratives to strengthen our resolve, awaken the truth, expand our vision beyond the limits of the Matrix and bring us closer to God. In the end, God wins.
F– Forget E- Everything A– And R– Run
F– Face E– Everything A– And R– Rise
So…Therefore it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.” ~ Ephesians 5:14