33 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: 3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; 4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. 6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. 7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. 8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
The TENTH Devotional Journal, Day 1
LORD, I Am Available To You
Day 2: Scripture Basis
The following Scripture Basis summarizes today’s learning goal(s). This is what you should take with you from the daily theme to remind you of the day’s lessons.
|Ezekiel||33||1-9||“LORD, Teach Me To Watch & Pray”|
The Watchman is there to see into the spirit realm. This can be a dangerous territory to enter without prayer and fasting. These disciplines take time to develop. Do not play around with the spirit realm. I can tell you from experience that there are some spirits you do not want to meet without the Spirit of God in you. Be careful who you put over your soul condition. Even this book should be taken as what I have learned from my experience with learning to watch and pray. Not that I see everything. I do not see everything.
Prayerful watching in the spirit can help you avoid the traps that the enemy has set for you.
What I needed to do was to ask God to open my eyes and help me to see: to see Him clearly. This is how the 4th Watch Ministry got started. I decided that I should start learning something about fasting and prayer. I started waking up at 3 AM for three hours of watching and praying.
“Watch and pray, live holy every day” – was the benediction for many services I attended as a child. It just sounded like nice words back then. Now I know it was a Kingdom clue.
The 4th Watch is an Heir Force Ministry that promotes praise, prayer, and worship. We believe that there are some situations that only change in the face of prayer and fasting. The 4th Watch is an invitation to step into a time of devoted consecration through prayer, fasting, praise, and worship. Our purpose is to 1.) abide in the realm of the Holy Spirit; and 2.) affect positive change in our lives, our communities, and the world.
We are world changers, working with the Almighty God to break the chains of bondage and cast down generational curses. Join us in a purposeful effort to let the Holy Spirit intervene in our daily lives and the situations and circumstances that matter to us and to all people. You can follow along in praise, prayer, and worship by watching and reading posts in the 4th Watch category, posted on the front page and in the feed below.
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
I asked my readers to join in standing in the gap for the souls of this nation and the world. Some of them did.
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. James 5:16b AMP
In Biblical Roman times, they divided the hours of the night into three-hour intervals beginning at 6 PM. Thus, the first three watches of the night were 6 PM to 9 PM, 9 PM to 12 Midnight, and Midnight to 3 AM. The “Fourth Watch” was the last watch of the night, from 3 AM to 6 AM. The Jews adopted these time divisions and set the guard in array… Whether you spend an hour or a second on any occupation, you can never get that moment or group of moments back because time is fleeting and irreplaceable. In other words, your time is priceless. Allotting such a hot commodity may require changing your comfortable routines. God is looking for someone with uncommon faith, to bless and equip for HIS mission of saving the world.
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