Sunday, January 29, 2017

A MATTER OF FAITH: THE WATCHMAN ON THE WALL


HABAKKUK 2:1 THE VOICE
I will take my place at the watchtower. I will stand at my post and watch.
I will watch and see what He says to me. I need to think about how I should respond to Him when He gets back to me with His answer.

Maintaining your position of faith is difficult when those around you are living a different less restrictive lifestyle. Though you want to live on purpose for a purpose the opportunity to deviate from your plan is ever present. Today, it is more important than ever that you learn to stand your position of faith in Father God through His Son Jesus and watch, because Satan has rallied his troops and they are attacking with everything they have.

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
Sometimes it is best not to share with people what you are doing and why you are doing it. Everyone has an opinion as to how you should live your life but God knows what you need to do.

Satan’s agenda is to appeal to your personal desires and then convince you that what you have is not enough.  God wants you to have good things even though your desire is a personal relationship with Him.

JEREMIAH 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God’s plan for your life is greater than anything anyone can present to you and better than your own plans. It takes discipline to not allow the things of this world to distract you from doing things God’s way.


LUKE 21:36 NIV
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

It is important to develop a watchman mentality. Do not react to events without thinking first. (As I write I remind myself of this necessity!) Standing your ground is harder today than it was when followers of Christ were respected; today Christians are hated. Far to many churches have compromised the word of God in order to not offend non-believers. Watch what is happening, pray about how you should respond, and do not deviate from God’s word; having done this stand.

EPHESIANS 6:13 THE EXPANDED BIBLE
That is why you need to [L- For this reason,] put on God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil [C- persecution generally or end-time tribulation] you will be able to ·stand strong [keep your ground; resist the enemy]. And ·when you have finished the whole fight [L- after you have done/accomplished everything], you will still be standing.

The position of Christians today should be that of a watchman on the wall: one who maintains a position of seeing all that is around him and that which is coming.  She should not be distracted from what is going on in the world no matter how many ‘expert’ reports are presented. God’s word is the armor that Believers wear which allows them to stand

1 CORINTHIANS 16:13
 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
xxx written by Marsha L F Randolph

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