Friday, October 11, 2019

Watchmen!

The voice of thy watchmen! They shall lift up the voice; together they shall rejoice: for they shall see eye to eye, how the LORD shall return to bring again Zion. Isaiah 52:8 Jubilee Bible
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The watchmen are not only waiting - they are watching! 

We have often been asked how we have been able to bring together seemingly disparate elements of Christ’s Body to strive together with one heart and mind.  Our answer is that we do not try to make it happen. We only look to see who else is looking to see - that is, those who see eye to eye. And when we see one another our hearts leap together as one in joyful expectation. 

God has placed those on the wall who are watching to see.  The vision may be faint such as Elijah’s cloud as small as a man's hand - but they cannot be seduced to come down from the wall.

We adhere to what we call the Simeon principle. Because Simeon was looking to see he saw the consolation of Israel for God had put eternity in his heart. “And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.” Luke 2:25 

Watchmen!  You are among a company that is greater than you think. And your ear is also inclined for you hear in the distance the sound of an abundance of rain - all of your senses are alert! For it is the season of the latter rain: “Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain, so the LORD shall make lightnings and shall give you abundant rain and grass in the field to each one.” Zechariah 10:1 

Though with a scornful wonder
men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, "How long?"
And soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.
S.J. Stone 

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