“I posted watchmen over you who said, ‘Listen for the sound of the alarm.’ But you replied, ‘No! We won’t pay attention!” Jeremiah 6:17
The watchmen are appointed by God. God allows them to see things that are coming. It is not hard to see where our nation is going. It seems to me that we see our nation going deeper and deeper into sin. God has given me a burden for our nation and I pray that our nation will wake up and turn back to God. God is telling me we are heading for some rough times. That unless our nation changes, God will judge our nation. We must be watchmen on the tower warning the cities when we see the enemy coming. The enemy is not coming; he is already here. He is in our country. He is in our families. He is in everything that we do. Our enemy is Satan and he is out to destroy everything that he touches. He wants to destroy you, your family, your children and all that God has provided for us. “They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable.” (Psalm 82:5) This is our nation today; we are walking in darkness and we need to come into the light of Jesus Christ.
We are to blow the trumpet. He who knows truth must make it known to others. The watchman must not simply “let his light shine;” he must blow a trumpet, demand attention, and compel men to hear. The enemy is at the gate. This is no time for mild military tactics; it is a moment when men must be awaked from their sleep and summoned to arms. The Christian preacher speaks to men who are asleep and in great danger. His duty is not simply to let the truth be known. He must arouse, urge, and “compel” men to hear his message.
The prophets are seers of spiritual truths, observers of events of history in the light of those truths, and thus, as watchmen, able to discern approaching dangers. The Christian teachers must not be wrapped up in abstract truth. They must see the application of this, note the condition and needs of men, discern the “signs of the times.”
This scripture fits with the day we live in, God is warning us to turn back to God and we are not listening or we just don’t want to hear the truth. Time is short wake up!