Our first duty is to those in our own homes. Then we can more effectively work outside for our relatives, our kinfolk, and finally others.
We who choose daily to die, daily to know God deeper and deeper, and to truly love God, become true keepers of His Commandments.
He has called us to be watchmen in our homes, to our relatives, to our friends, in the workplace, to anyone else we meet in passing. We daily sound the trumpet: whether it be a verbal warning call or physical warning (by how we live our lives).
Our daily choices witness to whether or not we are God’s faithful witnesses, His watchmen.
Whether we truly know God, love God, or love others as ourselves is reflected by The Ten Commandment Law written in our heart–or not.
There is not one moment that we are not to be on the wall watching, ready to give the warning call. Whether people want to hear it or not, we are to by faith obey the voice of God, according to the Word of God. Let the consequences then fall where they may.
If we fail to give the warning call, because we are so concerned about what people might think or say, or how they will perceive it, etc, we ourselves sin against God and lose our own salvation. Because of not giving those persons the warning to turn away from evil, from their iniquities, from their transgressions, from their wicked ways and surrender their all to God, or because our lives as lived before them spoke inconsistencies, backsliding for the sake and approval of our children, parents, siblings, so-called friends, or for the sake of money and position and titles, or because of covetousness, because of holding on to our past, as though they were “the good old days,” we fail God, our loving heavenly Father, and them and may help cause their eternal loss.
“Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: if when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”
(Ezekiel 33:1-11 KJV)
I know my place. By faith, I choose to answer God’s call and remain His chosen. I choose by faith to do what it is my duty to do: Be His witness, the watchman He calls me to be; to be His servant, His daughter, His ambassador.
I sound the trumpet, the warning call “Jesus is coming back soon. Get ready. Be ready.” “Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation.” “Repent and be converted that your sins be blotted out, that you be born again.” “Be not deceived.” “Repent for God’s judgment is now.”
When we see Christ come, it will be too late to prepare, too late to get ready. The time is now. Today, hear God’s voice. Harden not your heart. Surrender 100 percent to God today, and then each and every day forward.
“See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: that thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 KJV