“”When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman,
3, when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,
4, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.
5, He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.
6, But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman”s hand.” (Ezekiel 33:2-6)
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Pastor Mike Taylor;
Each of us are watchmen on the wall. If you stand behind a pulpit or preach to a congregation in whatever media you use, you have a responsibility to warn those who are in danger of hell fire and all that it represents. God does not send anyone to hell, as it is a decision that each of us must make, but the Word of God must start with men and women who are commissioned by God to take the Word of Truth to those who are in their sins.
Whether a minister believes he is a watchman or not, he is commissioned by God to spread the Gospel to the lost. He is to preach the penalty of sin. He is to abandon a feel good “gospel”, prosperity gospel, or a social speech of humanism and being just a “good citizen”. This won’t save anyone. It will not warn those who are walking the wide road and gate to destruction, but will only placate them that they are OK…they are not OK, as they do not have Jesus in their hearts. It is a minister’s job to take the message of salvation to his congregation, his community and the rest of the world.
Jan Markell, Olive Tree Ministries;
Prepping for ‘Mr. Fix-It’
Society is being prepped for the Antichrist, and as prophecy-loving believers try to warn, the words are falling on a lot of deaf ears.
The stage is being set for a closing act. The players are getting into their proper positions. Heads of state are meeting to plot and scheme and deny even more rights. In places like Australia, Lithuania, and Austria, good people are enemies of the state even though they are upstanding citizens.
World leaders have no comprehension they are majoring in minors. To them, it makes perfect sense to obsess over carbon emissions. During the Tribulation, this will fade from their memories as they cope with Seals and Trumpets and Bowls. These will spark “climate change” they cannot imagine!
Most receiving this newsletter are “watchmen.” Ezekiel 33 tells us that if you don’t warn, the blood is on your hands, so you cannot be silent.
Brace yourself to be shocked daily by things you read and watch. Satan is getting more active, and wickedness is rising, so God’s people must shine more brightly.
But for the believer, a glorious event will happen soon. It is known as the Rapture of the Church. It is any day. Any hour. Any minute. So don’t grow weary!
And yes, if a believer is a Rapture skeptic, they get the surprise of their life someday soon. Then you’ll have the privilege of saying, “I told you so.”
Won’t that be a glorious day?
Pastor Greg Laurie; Harvest Ministries
“God promises this in the book of Revelation, and He also gives us a promise of global peace. The Antichrist, however, will bring pseudo peace. During the first three-and-a-half years of the seven-year Tribulation, he will come across as a good guy. But in reality, he will be a bad guy. And the Scriptures say that he will use peace to deceive many. Ultimately, once Antichrist is taken out of the way, God will bring global peace.”
Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries
Jesus indicated that one (of many) signs of the end times or the end of the age grace would be that love for one another would grow cold. Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” This can also be interpreted that lawlessness will abound. This includes violence, murder, terrorism, shootings, abortion, sexual attacks, knife attacks, car/van attacks, chemical attacks and other similar acts of destructive and evil behavior. Yes, these things have occurred in time past. But consider the frequency, intensity and devastation of these types of attacks and mass school shootings. They are like birth pangs in frequency and intensity. This is just one part of the CONVERGENCE or CONVERGING of signs.
‘Distress of Nations’; The lawless city that epitomizes America’s urban decline. Tens of thousands of people – in particular African Americans – are fleeing Chicago, appalled by a crime wave that is out of control and by political leaders’ unwillingness to address the city’s serious problems. ‘The Last Person Out, PLEASE Turn Out the Light.’ Current mayor, Lori Lightfoot, and her allies in the city council cut $1.8 (6+6+6) billion from the policing budget last year, eliminating 600 (6) vacant cop jobs. Six ‘6’ is the number of the Evil Beast, and the Evil False Prophet and Evil Man’kind. 666, the most evil that has ever been on the earth, or ever will be.
20 Dec, 2021 17:08 RT
If you headed to Chicago in the 1970s, you’d likely see a sign as you drove into the city that said, “Welcome to Chicago, the City that Works.” Fifty (5) years later, however, it’s clear that something’s not working in the Windy City.
Once the second most populous city in the country, it has now fallen to third in population, behind New York and Los Angeles, as it struggles with problems such as persistent poverty, violence and charges of being one of the most racially segregated big cities in America.
The population of Chicago maxed out in the 1950s and 1960s at 3.6 (6×6) million. By 2019, the city had shed nearly a million people and it now stands a tad shy of 2.7 million. And no population decline has been as steep as that of the African American residents.
Some black people have given up on the city to go back to the more racially-integrated south – or to flee to the suburbs to claim their share of the quietude promised by suburban life.
While black flight is happening in many northern cities, Chicago’s black population has shrunk more than others.
“In sheer numbers, Chicago’s outflow [of blacks] has been particularly dramatic. In 1980, about 40 percent of the city’s total population was black — one of the country’s most formidable concentrations of black business and political power. Since then, that number has dropped to just under 29 percent,” reported Politico recently.
Politico estimates that one Chicago neighborhood, Englewood, which boasted 100,000 residents in the 1960s now has just 22,000 mostly black residents who face “a seemingly intractable level of street violence.”
The violence is now going citywide, and not just confined to black neighborhoods.
With not much more than a week left to go before the new year, Chicago has had 812 murders in 2021, up from the 803 mark for 2020, versus 552 homicides in the pre-pandemic year of 2019. The number of people shot has surged from 2,221 in 2019 between January and October to 3,766 in 2021, during the same period, a 70% increase.
But besides futile gestures like declaring gun violence a “public health crisis” and rhetorically demanding the violence “must stop,” little has been done by local politicos to stop the violence, while much has been done to allow it to flourish.
The Chicago Sun Times says that the current mayor, Lori Lightfoot, and her allies in the city council cut $1.8 (6+6+6) billion from the policing budget last year, eliminating 600 (6) vacant cop jobs after 1,000 police retired in the wake of the budget reductions.
Now the violence on the South and West sides of the city is creeping into the business districts, encouraged by fewer police and the violent anti-police political protests staged downtown that were fueled by the George Floyd killing in 2020.
After two teens were shot, “dozens of young people flooded the area, fights broke out [and] police made 21 arrests of youths” over a recent weekend according to Fox News.
Subsequently, police were forced to consider closing down the downtown area, complete with raising Chicago River bridges, as if the area was a medieval fortress and the river a moat.
A week later, in a brazen attack, thieves stole over a million dollars’ worth of watches from a downtown car dealer in an armed, daylight raid where the showroom security had the good sense not to shoot at the bad guys and instead chalk the loss up to the insurance company.
But local community leaders were outraged, condemning the seeming acceptance by Chicago’s political establishment of such acts of brigandage.
“If we continue as citizens to accept this abnormal behavior as normal behavior, someone just coming into your place and stealing… we can’t live like this,” community activist Pastor Anthony Williams told local ABC News.
The current crop of politicians in the city either don’t seem to be hearing pleas from the community to do something or aren’t up to the task of leading the city out of the crisis atmosphere.
In fact, Mayor Lori Lightfoot seems to be making it worse. Lightfoot blamed local businesses for not doing enough to protect themselves, after a series of smash-and-grab robberies downtown a year on from her police budget cuts.
“Mayor Lori Lightfoot was accused Thursday of abdicating responsibility for the retail crime wave sweeping Chicago and, instead, pressuring merchants to implement their own costly and unworkable security measures,” said the Chicago Sun Times.
Her leadership style, which can be kindly described as “prickly” at best, was exposed as rude and combative when the Chicago Tribune obtained copies of text messages between her and colleagues that call others “jackass,” “full of crap,” and a “dumb, dumb person of color.”
The collection of texts “further reveals the extent to which the mayor – who campaigned as a reformer aiming to unite the city – at times resorts to name-calling and shaming of her perceived enemies as she governs the city,” said the Chicago Tribune.
Even before the texts were revealed “about three-fifths of likely Chicago voters say ‘No’ to another term for [Lightfoot],” according to a survey by Fox 32 Chicago.
That’s down from the 75% approval she had in June of 2020 when she was helping to defund police, to near universal applause in Chicago.
And it’s a peculiarity of Chicago politics that Lightfoot is likely to still be the frontrunner to win the 2023 election in what’s supposed to be a non-partisan election that relies a lot on a crowded field of candidates. In 2019, for example, Lightfoot made the runoff election after securing less than 18% (6+6+6) of the vote citywide.
It’s in the paradox that allowed Chicago voters, who opted for Joe Biden in massive numbers (82%), to applaud while the city defunded the police, yet recoil as they deal with the fallout of that decision. And it goes a long way toward explaining exactly why the city just doesn’t work anymore, losing population and spawning violence, a cold mess on a lake in the upper Midwest.
Chicago voters are enamored of the dramatic gestures of electing (and perhaps reelecting) the first, black, openly gay woman, Lightfoot, as mayor, and of defunding the police – both of which have had questionable results – rather than doing things like basic policing.
The result has been a city that has been losing population, and a victim of rising crime, a cycle that threatens to feed on itself until voters come to their senses and make Chicago a city that works again.
8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.