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Topic: WAIT (08/30/18)
- TITLE: Watchman
By Emmanuella Ellis
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He watches for evil but waits for the morning. Light comes in the morning, with it comes transparency as evil hides its face. Each day has a morning and an evening, moments where there are light and darkness respectively. Life also has the same. Periods of brightness and beauty as well as moments of darkness which comes with confusion, disappointments and pain. As far as there is darkness, the enemy will show his face. He is keen on tormenting and inflicting more pain during those times when we are unable to see anything or experience something positive. There won’t be a need to hide from the darkness because like each day, life doesn’t spare us those dark moments.
But there is hope. The night will come but it is also certain that morning will come. All we have to do is to wait for the morning. I must say that the night does take long, so does darkness and the opportunity for evil to show its ugly face. However, instead of just waiting, there is more to be done. We don’t want to just be watchmen waiting for the morning, we want to be watchmen who are victorious. A prepared watchman is a victorious watchman, not only waiting for the morning but defeating evil into the morning.
What is the benefit of a watchman who just sits there bitter about the darkness hoping for the morning? He allows the enemy to come through the gates where he is to keep watch and cause more destruction to him and his family. When morning comes, and it definitely will, the loss would have been greater than expected. Often, we forget that we have been called to be watchmen. Looking out for evil in our lives and that of our family and friends as it pierces its head through those trying moments. Thus, we forget to fight or prepare to fight as we wait for the morning.
We allow the enemy to win due to lack of preparedness although Christ had won the victory for us millions of years ago. And if we have been fighting for so long and can't seem to know when it's going to end, I can assure you that the morning will certainly come and the devil will submit to the authority of Christ and flee. The fight is worth it.
So, we have to learn to wait patiently not grudgingly for the morning through the tough times. There is an approaching light although it seems to be taking longer. However, we wait well, if we fight well. Remember the battle is always on but we fight from victory. To fight well is to fight with Christ because unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain (Psalm 127:1). To wait is to stay wake, to stay awake is to watch, to watch is to prepare to fight.
Let us wait well, fellow watchmen.
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