In the Open Heavens Devotional of this morning by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. It is about Christians being God’s Watchmen.
Watchmen are those that have been charged to keep watch and warn others of impending danger – Read Ezekiel 33: 1-6. They are those that the eyes of their understanding has been enlightened and specifically instructed for this task.
Ezekiel 33: 7 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 8 When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 9 But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.
As a Christian, born again and spirit filled you have been charged to go into all the world and preach the gospel, warning people of eternal death if they do not receive the unconditional love of Jesus Christ, the truth, the way, and life, who says, no one can come to the Father except through Him -John 14:6, and no one that comes to Him will He cast away – John 6:37.
To be effective in this charge then, ” we need to avoid falling into the sin of covetousness, pride, self-centeredness, love of money, and ambition for power” Open Heavens Devotional. These vices is what has enabled the world to creep into The Church, where materialism is glorified, holiness without which no one can see the Lord is at best superficial, men and women have become lovers of self, vain, and lukewarm.
The Lord is saying to us all, ” return to the great commission”. Let the undiluted word of God be preached to all, in your sphere of influence speak the truth of the word, glorify Christ in your word, body, and in all your ways! Do not let the fire of the Holy Ghost be quenched.
We must work the works of Christ, not our own agenda, Christ Kingdom, the people He died for must be warned! There is damnation awaiting the wicked, everyone working unrighteousness, hiding under the umbrella of Christianity to commit evil will be damned. We all must repent, so that the fire of the Holy Spirit can have full expression in us, and convict sinners of their sin.
Lord we need fresh fire, fresh oil on our heads, rekindle the fire on the altar of our heart as at first when you met us and cleaned us up. We desire to do your will Lord Jesus, help us today we pray. Amen
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!