Let the watchmen arise!
By Madeline James
I believe the Lord is releasing a clarion call for the watchmen to arise. It’s no longer just about one or two watchmen, the Lord desires to raise up companies of watchmen. In times past there have been one or two prophets, but the season of the lone ranger prophets is over. The Lord desires to raise up companies and armies of the prophetic. No two prophets are the same, but I believe He is foucusing on the watchmen, the seer, the shamar prophets.
Recently I was spending time with the Lord and He gave me this prophetic word 2/21/18 for the watchmen, “Where are My watchmen in this hour? Where have you gone? Why have you left your post? Why will you no longer warn My people? By leaving your post you have left an access point open to the enemy to what I’ve called you to watch over. Repent and I will restore you to your post. If you choose to not repent, I will hold you accountable for the words I gave you that you did not release. Where are My watchmen who are not afraid to release the hard words? Where are My watchmen who I’ve called to watch over America? Return to your posts watchmen. Sound the alarm, and release the word of the Lord” says the Lord.”
The watchman is a vital function in this hour, for the enemy desires to infiltrate families, churches, cities, and nations to wreak havoc and terror. We must sure up are defenses and borders, not just in the natural but in the spirit realm. Ezekiel 3:16-17 says, ” At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me, saying,“Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.” The Hebrew word for watchman is tsaphah which means, to look out or about, spy, keep watch, observe. watchmen are seers. I believe the Lord is giving His watchmen fresh vision to see more clearly and further than before. You shall have eagle eyesight, to be able to see things clearly with percision in the realm of the spirit.
Some watchmen have grown weary and have sat down or left their post. They felt like they were the only one. Some got tired of releasing the hard words, because they were severely ridiculed and attacked by those they warned. Repent watchmen, and the Lord will restore you to your post. But if you refuse to warn the people of God, the Lord will hold you accountable. The Lord says in Ezekiel 3:18-19 says, “When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself.” Those who refuse and disobey the Lord in warning the people of God, He will take down, and replace them with those who have a willing heart.
The job of a watchmen is not something to take lightly, or only do it when you feel like it. The Lord is returning the fear of the Lord to the Church and the land. God is raising up the shamar prophets and the watchmen to alert the people. People with either be blessed by heeding the warning, or reap disobedience for not heeding the word of the Lord. The watchmen are the first line of defense, the buffer between the enemy and the people of God, a city, or a nation.
I hear the Lord saying, “Where are My watchmen? Those who are not afraid to release the hard things? I am calling you forth for such a time as this. Your position is vital in this hour. People, churches, cities, nations are depending on you. I am strenghtening and refreshing My watchmen in this hour. Like Ezekiel I shall stregthen and harden, and cause you to be unshakeable. Take your post watchmen. Sound the alarm. Release the word of the Lord.”
Madeline James is a young emerging prophetic voice who resides in Lexington, KY. She is the author of Rooted In Love, and co-author of Emerge. Madeline is the blogger of the prophetic blog Nabi’s Pen. She desires to be a prophetic voice that propels and pushes the Body of Christ forward. Her website is nabispen.com
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