The whole idea of a watchman and his duties has played a great role in my life this last while, with all that is happening in the church, it’s no wonder. The people of God, as it were, are falling like flies for deception, compromise and half-truths. It seems the flood gates are swung wide now and discernment is a thing of the past. It reminds me of a dam that has a hole in it. The stream of water is pouring through and unless someone does something to stem the tide, the pressure of the water will cause the hole to widen and the natural consequence will be watching the dam crumble allowing the force of the water to gush through and destroy any and all in its wake.
I have been criticized by many telling me to either
- lighten up
- stop being so judgmental
- stop being so negative and/or
- stop being so unloving and critical
Instead they tell me to pray for the person or ministry that is dragging gullible souls to hell. That would be the same as walking down the sidewalk and seeing my best friend being pummeled by a thug and doing nothing about it. It would be love that sends me into the fray and attack the assailant and do everything possible to stop him from harming my brother anymore, even if it meant sacrificing my life for his. That’s love. If I were to take the advice of well meaning people, I would stand there and pray for my brother and for the thug and believe, confess and claim that both would be okay and carry on down the road. Sorry, that’s not Scriptural nor does it make a lick of sense.
Criticize me, brow beat me or excommunicate me (if that’s possible today), I don’t care. I will continue on preaching God’s word, proclaiming the truth and whatever consequences come as a result, so be it!
I said all that to say this, here is a good little article you might find informative if you are of the same mindset as I am. To download, click Abiding FruitOct212007