Three required watchman actions
A watchman is expected to be in charge of activities that influence the smooth progressive move of God’s Kingdom on the earth. They should blow the alarm in time of threats and inform the people how to handle the crisis advancing towards them.Tweet
The watchman plays an important role in exposing, diverting, or destroying the enemy’s plan. He is not to use his gift to authenticate or merchandise his position. Some are in the habit of boasting of revelations that God has revealed to them, instead of praying to abort it, they use it as proof that God has called them. The watchman must submit totally to the will and pleasure of God.
God is bringing us into a new season of preparation to get rid of inadequacy and inefficiency in our watchman assignment. There are many damage control and fire service watchman and intercessors. There is a call from heaven to leave this arena of operation and move to a functional position in our watchman assignment. To do so, we need to develop these three qualities in our watchman routine. It is matured functional watchmen who can carry out these three actions, so there is a demand from heaven to rise and have these built-in our lives.
As watchmen, we should adopt a new posture in this season to be able to guide what God is going to entrust us with. The watchman should position to discover and uncover as Habakkuk did. Hab. 2:1-2. He came into a state of readiness, receptivity, and alignment with God’s current posture. Hab. 1:2-4, 5-11.
God is looking for a man, a people, a generation who will take the right posture for the season. That posture is God’s desired position for the watchman, which is calibrated by revelation. Habakkuk took that position in Habakkuk 2:1-2
A mature watchman rises to the demands of the kingdom on the earth. They are alert to his prophetic trend (What is God saying) and to his apostolic trend (What is God doing). This can be achieved from years of training in transitioning with God’s kairos.Tweet
The First Posture.
When the Word of the Lord is released; the first action the watchman takes is to accurately align with God’s proclaimed intent. Our alignment represents our position taken in the spirit as we move into his will and purpose for that moment or the future event. It becomes a heart position and posture.
Our alignment with God’s demands describes our perceptivity and our timely ability to stay connected and follow his instructions until what is carried is delivered. When we become functional in this capacity, it empowers us to become alert and we can move into the next watchman function.
When God releases his prophetic intent, his watchmen perceive it and become the human activators as they move into the instructions in Isaiah 62:1, 6,7
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest.
For Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.
The Second Posture is to “Make Mention“
The watchman is instructed to make mention of the Lord; it is an active and persistent activity. ” Make Mention” is the Hebrew word “Zakar”, it means to write down, bring strength to the mind, record, and keep constantly in mind to remember. Because of the watchman’s alignment, they can remain focused and retain what is in their spirit. At this point he trusts our ability to hold our position, so he sets us on the walls of our assigned territories or spheres of influence. He expects us to be vigilant and persistent. The watchman must watch and cry out to God and remind him of his promises Isaiah 62:1 until it comes into manifestation.
This is not a casual activity to take lightly. This is a position that is taken amid strong demonic opposition, affliction, and contradictions of God’s promises. Amid the increased darkness, we are expected to be persistent and determined. As we align with the Holy Spirit, we should persistently make mention of the Lord and give him no rest until he births his divine purpose in due season.
When we develop our capacity in the accurate Alignment function, we grow into the second function.
The Third posture is Consistency and Persistency.
To function in the third posture we need to operate in the realm of consistency and persistency. There are spiritual realities that will challenge our watchman’s position in God. He gave us an example of Elijah in James5:17,18. Elijah was just like us, with personal and prevailing social, economic, moral, and spiritual issues, but he overcame them because he aligned with the Lord and his Word. He earnestly prayed in a system that was heavily involved with sorcery, institutionalized demon worship, like our time, and controlled by demonic leaders who cast a spell of stupor upon the people. Elijah’s experience caused him to resolve in his heart that he would prevail. He guided the whole encounter on the Mount and decided the final outcome.
We are called to do likewise. The watchman is responsible to guide the revealed spiritual activities of God on the earth. This watchman quality comes with a sensor responsibility to take care of and watch. We see from Genesis 2:15 that God expects us to guide the spiritual activities on the earth. When God was shifting destinies in Israel; Elijah was positioned to make it happen.
Watchman is commissioned with a purpose, “give him no rest until…”. We are guiding what has been proclaimed. The Watchmen must watch prevailing and unfolding events, discern unfolding prophetic decrees, promises, instructions, etc., and demand open manifestation of God’s intent. These revealed activities of God must be consistently followed to its fulfillment.
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest. For Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.
There is a demand on the watchman to persistently cry to the Lord. Amid opposition, we will not hold our peace nor give ourselves rest because we have seen and have heard and we are instructed to hold on until it manifests.Tweet
We see this dimension in the life of Daniel when he discovered from prophecies that Israel has served her term in captivity, and the fullness of time has come to return to Jerusalem. We also see this dimension in the life of the Apostles in Acts 2:1, 16-18. The Apostles were Watchmen and they guided the spiritual significance of their time. They were able to bring into an open manifestation of what was spoken by the prophet Joel in Joel 2: 28-29
We are required to develop these three abilities as watchman. There are prophetic proclamations that are stagnated in the realm waiting for the persistent cry of the watchman, waiting for them to guide the process to avoid abortion or premature death.
Are we ready to go through the process and take up the assignment?
Are we prepared to make the sacrifice to acquire these qualities?