“When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people. Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action, it is their own fault if they die. They heard the alarm but ignored it, so the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning, they could have saved their lives.” Ezekiel 33:3-5 NLT
Somehow I woke up again without the aid of my alarm. It’s just in me now, to wake up in time enough to get to my 5:30am workout class. When I got to class there was a woman standing by the weights starting into space. I asked her what she was thinking about. She said, “life…my alarm went off and I said, ‘is that alarm for me? Then I hit the snooze button!”
Did you hear the alarm or did you hit the snooze button again. God always sends warning before destruction. We’ve been getting warning after warning that racism in America is getting worse. The highlight of that warning came yesterday when the President-elect named a white supremacist as his top advisor. A lot of people hit the snooze button but even worse a lot of watchman refused to sound the alarm.
The watchmen were responsible for sounding the alarm when the enemy army was approaching. If they sounded the alarm early enough the city had a chance to defend itself.
- The problem with our nation is that our watchman refuses to sound the alarm. The elect have been deceived. Our gatekeepers have left the gate open. The leaders of many of our churches have not adequately warned the people of the coming danger of unchecked power and unresolved racism.
- You and I are the watchmen on the wall. In the airport, TSA has a sign at the security checkpoint that says, “If you see something say something!” Our job is to cry loud and spare not. People’s lives depend on it. If you warn a person of danger then they have a chance to do something to prevent unnecessary loss of life.
- After you warn them it’s their responsibility not yours. It’s not your job to convince. It’s your job to warn. But if you don’t warn then the disaster is your fault. Our people perish for a lack of knowledge.
Today go out into the world and workplace with eyes wide open. Quit closing your eyes to injustice. Stop allowing the enemy to encroach upon God’s people. It wasn’t so much the power of the Nazis that overwhelmed the Jews in the holocaust but it was the deafening silence of German Christians who refused to sound the alarm against an evil nationalistic movement. 6 million deaths later the alarm sounded. How many have to die before you open your mouth?
Sound the alarm in America! We are opening the floodgates for racism to rear its ugly head yet again. Our government is shaping into an alt-right nationalist regime and losing its diversity. Father even our elect have been deceived into thinking they are doing something righteous. Father God make America Holy again! Forgive us if our hatred and exclusion. Give us the courage to sound the alarm on every high mountain. Open our eyes and our ears. Sound the alarm!
In Jesus Name,