“Therefore I (Paul) also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” (Eph. 1:15-18)
After prayerfully asking the Lord for a message for the Church yesterday, a vision of an individual standing somewhere and looking out and up with binoculars was shown.
The first thing that came to my mind after the vision was the word “Watch”. As an optical instrument with two prisms in each of its telescope, binoculars are utilized for providing depth perception and a magnified stereoscopic view of distant objects. They are designed to give an ‘upright‘ view of what is seen from left to right thereby providing the seer with two sets of data to process and combine. By analogy, these prismatic binoculars provide the faithful watcher with what is physically seen and spiritually discerned through the lenses and light (truth) of the Holy Spirit and Word.,
“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. ” (1 Cor. 2:10)
Jesus and His Apostles instruct us to actively watch. Translated from the Greek, it also means to “stay awake” and/or to “be sleepless”. In other words, to be aware, alert and focused in order not to fall into temptation. In brief, it is a word that scriptures associate with survival, salvation and prayer.
“Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mat. 26:41)
Christ is returning – let us not be like the foolish unprepared virgins who missed the Midnight Call to meet the Bridegroom (Mat. 25:1-13). On another level of understanding and given the unfolding of deceptive world events, it is high time for those in positions of authority to ‘uprightly’ keep watch and alert others. It is high time for many in the Church to awaken from spiritual lethargy and slumber:
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Rom. 13:11)
“And when these things begin to come to pass (latter day signs) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Lk. 24:28) (Jesus then speaks about the parable of the end-time fig tree….)
My goodness – this message is making you know who very angry. So be it.
Keep the Faith in Jesus Christ and His finished works – it will help you stay awake.
Praise GOD and thank you Jesus Christ – most honorable and powerful King of Kings and Lord of Lords!