The Watchman

 

Years ago I prayed that the Lord would give me a burden for the lost of this world.  I must say that this is one prayer that He has fervently answered.  Strangely enough my burden isn’t necessary for all those around the world as much as it for those people right in front of me.  While I strongly believe in world-wide missionaries and thank God for them, I also believe that one of the greatest missionary fields in right here in our own backyard.   Here in America our churches are dying.  There is very little difference between most “Christians” in the churches and the average unsaved person in the community.  The sin of worldliness abounds in the midst of the congregations.  The god of this world has blinded the eyes of those professing Christians who show no fruit of salvation to believe in a false sense of security.  We’re living in perilous times.  I thank God for men like my husband who has this same burden and live their lives proclaiming the coming judgment.  This is true love for mankind.  For true love warns, true love cares, true love proclaims Truth no matter what the cost.

               

“Excuse me, Mrs. Denial, but your little baby is playing out in the street.”

 

“Oh thank you, Miss Burdened, for telling me but I really don’t see any harm in her playing there.”

 

“There’s plenty of harm, look at her.  She’s in the middle of a 4-lane highway!”

 

“Please, Miss Burdened.  I love my child.  Look at how well she’s dressed.  And, take a look at those new shoes; she just learned to walk this past week.”

 

“Mrs. Denial, won’t you please go and get her!”

 

“Why would I do that?  All of her little friends are playing there with her; no one but you seems worried.”

 

“But Mrs. Denial, every day dozens of cars and trucks whiz through this street.  In fact, at 4 p.m. the UPS driver will come down this road and it’s now 3:45!”

 

“Miss Burdened, I appreciate the fact that you seem to care about my child but I must tell you, she’ll be just fine.  Besides that, every week we take our baby to preschool and if there are any real dangers in the street they will teach her about them.  Isn’t that enough?”

 

“Can’t you see the danger?  Mrs. Denial, It’s now 5 minutes until 4!  Please, please try to get her attention!”

 

“Oh, she would never hear me.”

 

“Then run towards her, scream at her, DO SOMETHING!  I see the truck coming!”

 

“I couldn’t do that, what if I scared her away?”

 

“If you don’t do something she will die!  There’s the truck, here it is…DEAR GOD….”

 

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”

Hebrews 9:27

 

“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”   Eze 3:17-19

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