Eze 3:17-19 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Intro. A watchman is basically a guard (Security Guard). In the ancient times they are usually found in watchtowers.They were incharge of watching over the city walls to protect it from invaders. Today I’m going to preach on “A Watchman’s Duty”.
Watchman’s duty no.1- To Cry out a warning. Isa. 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. In verse 17 of our text in ezekiel it said “give warning from me”. We should be preach the judgement coming, and warn every one they are going to a place call hell. It might be that your parents, your children, your friends, your coleage is lost well you need to preach to them. The Bible say’s God will require their blood in our hands. How many oh ow many souls have we not warned in our life. I would say a lot. If we would look at our hands it would be full of others peoples blood! Don’t let the blind man fall into the cliffs of hell. Tell him to STOP! Your going the wrong way! Recieve Jesus REPENT! And if you can’t preach on the street witness to some people, give a gospel tract because some times the loudest cry comes from a piece of paper we call a tract.
Watchman’s duty no. 2- To watch for invaders. 1Pe. 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. The word “sober” means regular; calm not under infuence of passion; as sober judgement; a man in soberness. When your impatient you can’t be sober. You might be strong but it won’t do you no good unless your sober. Some people tend to pray this prayer “Lord give me patience and give it quick!” which is not good at all we should faithfully do our job as a watchman for God no matter how boring we think it is. Being impatient distracts you to be a good watchman. If you can’t be sober that’s the time the devil attacks you! (1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: )And he will devour you.
Watchman’s duty no.3- To stay on guard. Never leave your post as a watchman never take a break because the minute that you take a break you’ll end up like David with Batsheba. Don’t sleep on the job stay awake. And to keep yourself from being defeated by the enemy use the right weapon. 2Co. 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Equip yourself with prayer and by reading the Bible (66 cal. KJV Heb 4:12). You need to stay on guard, you know why? Because the devil attacks you when your of guard. In city invasions the first to be attacked is the watchman. So stay on GUARD.
Conclusion: Don’t let the devil invade your city, win the battle for his already a defeated foe. Fulfill your duty as a watchman. Surrender to God’s will.