“O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray to the LORD day and night for the fulfillment of his promises. Take no rest, all you who pray.” Isaiah 62:6, NLT.
There are three words I want to give to you, “Men It’s time!”
Two decades ago we saw men come together in a movement that was called, Promise Keepers. Tens of thousands of men gathered in stadiums all across America to seek God. Unfortunately that lasted only few years.
God is preparing to Activ8 a new generation of men to be watchmen over His church.
A watchman is a man who has taken the position to be a guard. Not like a prison guard, but someone who is watching over to protect. We guard and protect what is valuable to us. When an expedition is going into new territory they will send a scout ahead to, scout out the land, this is also a type of a lead watchman. So, “watchmen” are men who are willing to assume the responsibility to protect, watch over, serve and I would add, to lead.
Isaiah said that God, “Posted watchmen on the walls; they will pray . . .”
God is continually calling His people to prayer. Prayer movements have changed entire nations. God will always respond to prayer. “They will pray to the LORD day and night for fulfillment of his promises.”
I believe that we are living in the time for the fulfillment of the Acts 2 Prophetic Promise:
“In the last days, God said, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit upon all my servants, men and women alike, and they will prophesy” Acts 2:17-18 NLT. It is important to note Peter is speaking in response to the reaction of the people “seeing and hearing” those who have just been filled with the promised Holy Spirit.
“He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ‘which,’ He said, ‘you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now’” Acts 1:4-5 NKJV. The church still needs the same Holy Spirit baptism today. We need watchmen to contend for this prophetic outpouring to be fulfilled in our generation also.
“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts’” Zechariah 4:6, NKJV. The ministry of the church in 2014 is just as dependent upon the work of the Holy Spirit today as it was during Zerubbabel’s time and the time of the Apostles.
I say, “Men, It’s time.”
It is time for “Watchmen” to pray for the fulfillment of His promises.
Here is a good way to start for 2014:
(1.) Activ8 a personal time of prayer and devotion. I suggest in the morning but it can be anytime that works for you and you are committed to.
(2.) Activ8 men regularly to pray together. This would be in addition to any regular prayer you man take part in with your church.
(3.) Activ8 your God called and gifted leadership
“To the elders among you be shepherds of God’s flock, eager to serve, being examples to the flock.” 1 Peter 5
Saturday January 11, 7am Praise Chapel Rancho Cucamonga will Activ8, “WATCHMEN 2014.” A time Worship, Prayer and Discipleship. Your welcome to join.