The watchmen for Christ ✝️
👩🎨 Isaiah. 20
👉 Babylon fell to the Assyrians and they would not stop until the entire region was under their domination.
👉 Against this backdrop of war, and attack upon the nation of Israel, God commands the prophet Isaiah to assume the role of a watchman.
👉 Isaiah is to look to the prophetic future and tell the people what he sees approaching.
👉 Today, just as there was in Isaiah’s day, there is a need for the people of God, to assume the role of watchman.
👉 There is a need for us to take our stand, look at that which is approaching and open our mouths and sound the warning.
Three facts concerning the watchman.
👨🎨I. THE WATCHMAN AND HIS MISSION (v. 6)
📍The Watchman stood upon the city wall and kept watch over the surrounding countryside.
📍When invading armies or other dangers came into his view, he sounded the warning and those inside the wall knew to prepare.
Verse 6 points out the two-fold duty of the ancient watchman.
👀He Was To Watch –
👀He was to be in his place, with his eyes open. He was to watch!
🗣He Was To Warn
🗣He should report to the people within the walls, when they asked him of conditions outside.
🗣The ancient watchman had a duty to watch and to warn.
- THE WATCHMAN AND HIS METHODS (v. 7-10)
👁v. 7-8 He Was Vigilant In His Watching –
👁Verse 7 tells us that “he saw.”
👁The watchman took great care in watching.
👁The watchmen is in his place both day and night.
👁This watchman sets a great example for those who would be watchmen in our day.
👁The word “alert” means “to be watchful.”
👁The idea here is that the Lord’s watchmen are not to get caught up in the excitement of the times.
👁We are to be ever watching.
👁When we see trouble on the horizon
👁 we are to sound the warning!
🗣*He Was Vigorous In His Warnings *–
🗣When this watchman saw trouble approaching, he did not keep the message to himself.
🗣Instead,* he opened his mouth and shouted out the warning for all to hear*.
🗣We have a responsibility to sound the warning.
👩🎨3. THE WATCHMAN AND HIS MESSAGE (v. 11-12)
👩🎨The Watchman Speaks Of Dawn –
👩🎨The news that dawn was coming brought comfort to the hearts of the people in the city.
💥Jesus has promised that He would come. (John 14:1-3; 1 Thes. 4:16-17)
💥AND HE WILL!
💥In fact, His last recorded words are “Surely I come quickly,” Rev. 22:20.
💥It may look dark right now, but morning is about to break and we are leaving here!
💥Thank God, with the morning comes joy, Psa. 30:5!
💥Today is the day of salvation!
💥He Speaks Of Doom – He tells the people that after the morning passes, night is coming back again for the lost sinner!
💥He Speaks Of Decisions – The watchman tells those who hear him to enquire, return and come.
💥He is calling the wayward ones back to God.
💥Danger, great danger, looms on the near horizon…
💥But it is not too late.
💥God is still saving souls.
💥He is still changing lives.
💥He is still receiving all who will come to Him by faith.
💥That is the message we need to share with this lost world.
💥They need to hear the news that there is still hope.
Are you doing everything you can, to comfort those looking for hope and challenge those headed to Hell❓
ARE WE SERVING AS WATCHMEN FOR CHRIST❓