I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest till He establishes And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isaiah 62:6-7 NKJV
In ancient times, watchmen stood guard on a city's walls to see to the welfare of its citizens and to warn of coming trouble. Jerusalem is a walled city with very broad walls where people can walk on top of these walls. Watchmen used to walk up and down them, peer into the night and guard against potential attacks of the enemy upon the city.
Who is to do the job of watchmen today in a dangerous world moving closer to the crisis of the close of the age?
Do we sigh and cry for the moral condition of our nation? Do we see the world through God’s eyes and understand how far people have strayed from His righteous commandments?
Examining the concept of watching in the New Testament helps to complete the picture of this role. The Greek word gregoreo, translated as "watch," means to keep awake, to watch and to take heed. Through neglect or laziness we could let down and be overcome with sin, or a sudden calamity could overwhelm us spiritually.
In Mark 13:32-37, in Jesus' prophecy of the end time, He urges His disciples three times to "watch" during the times leading to His second coming. The emphasis is on a personal watch through prayer to know the times.
God is telling us today to look into the distance through prayer to see potential harm that may come to our cities, churches or families. God is establishing His people as watchmen to give Him no rest until the Kingdom of God is established throughout the world.
WATCHMEN ON THE WALLS is a series of teaching sessions on Intercession. It teaches us what we need to know regarding Intercession which even a beginner can understand. It enlightens us on the different facets of Intercession varying from the basics even upto Spiritual Warfare, equipping Intercessors to stand strong as effective Watchmen on the walls. These sessions empower the Intercessors to stand well equipped, wearing the Spiritual Armour, against the fiery darts of the enemy, to be effective Watchmen on the Walls.