WHY ARE WE CALLED WATCHMEN?
The first and most important answer is because that's what the Lord called us "Community Watchmen Ministries".
We had a prophetic word in June 2005 - God said, "The Anthony Gormley’s statues of the men looking out across Liverpool Bay are a sign to you, that I am releasing my angels to watch over this gateway place. As they look out they are symbolic of the watchmen being raised to stand and watch over what comes in and what goes out of this gateway place. Just as you have stood across the mouth of the river and made declarations of what can come through this gateway I have been enforcing that which you have declared says the Lord.
Just as day by day the number of the statues are growing, I am going to raise up those who will stand with you. For I am calling you to in the places of authority that I have prepared for you says the Lord. I want you to know that I have prepared the ground for you. You will be well rooted in the ground of My rock says the Lord. You will not sink! As the waves come, you will be washed with My life; it will not overwhelm you or drown you. At times you will be in well over your head says the Lord but you will not drown! For I am doing a new thing do you not perceive it?
As you take your place, as you begin to stand in the gateway you will experience the breakthrough of many waters. As you begin to comprehend who you are and take hold of what I am calling you to, you will know a new level of authority and anointing. You will see a level of breakthrough that you have only dreamed of. As you learn to be who I have created you to be, just being who I have destined you to be will yield more fruit than you have experienced. Come and stand. Take your place of destiny."
16th June 2005
In these days it is essential that we all understand the importance of serving God and especially for the WATCHMEN, GATEKEEPERS, AND INTERCESSORS to be connected. We need to honour one another, listening and working together for the sake of our families, communities, and nations.
A Watchman can be male or female and is a Prophet, but the important thing is to understand what makes them different from other Prophets. We have authority to speak to individuals, churches, cities, nations, businesses and organisations, and all of creation.
Ezekiel was one of the first Watchmen appointed in the Bible and his appointment is found in Ezekiel 3:17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so, hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.” This passage not only gives a job description but also a severe warning of what will happen if the Watchmen does not do the job with integrity!
Watchmen were not only in the Old Testament, they can also be found in the New Testament with words used like staying awake and being alert!
One of the most heart-breaking stories of the failing of the Watchmen is found in Matthew 26:40. “Then Jesus returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep WATCH with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”