This is a message to all watchmen at this time. The time has come for all to witness and not just watch. We once thought that we could presume to merely standby and watch and perhaps share what we have seen or heard. We often prayed a typical prayer that God would send others to fill the harvest field for the respective witnessing needs.
Recent years’ events proved that no believer of Jesus Christ can continue to sit in the cozy closet and enjoy the familiar home anymore. Why? This is the time when all hands are required for witnessing the Kingdom of God.
Venturing out of the closet, this watchman has witnessed the working of God in all harvest fields. A believer who believes in the words of Jesus can lay hand on the sick and heal, speak the name of Jesus and cast out demons, proclaim the words of God and convert souls. Even the elements of nature obey the name of Jesus. The authoritative use of Jesus’ name, proclaiming the words of God, was enough weapon under the power of the Holy Spirit in all sons of God, led by the Spirit of Christ.
The prophesy of prophet Joel on the out pouring of the Holy Spirit came true during the apostles’ days. It continues to come true today. The spiritual move of God is global. The prophesy by prophet Ezekiel on dry bones coming to lives, the prophetic acts of prophet Elijah, the many miracles of Elisha, the testimonies in the lives of God’s servants living in modern days equivalent of ‘Egypt, Babylon or Persia” lands (Joseph, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther and others in history) all coming to pass too in our days.
Why are we witnessing? To whom are we witnessing?
Here are the Bible verses in answers to the two questions.
Mark 16:15-20New King James Version (NKJV)
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they[a] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand
19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.[b]
- Mark 16:18 NU-Text reads and in their hands they will.
- Mark 16:20 Verses 9–20 are bracketed in NU-Text as not original. They are lacking in Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus, although nearly all other manuscripts of Mark contain them.
Jude 1:17-23New King James Version (NKJV)
17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 18 how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
Maintain Your Life with God
20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
- Jude 1:22 NU-Text reads who are doubting (or making distinctions).
- Jude 1:23 NU-Text adds and on some have mercy with fear and omits with fear in first clause.
time of the witnesses :
Revelation 11 [Full Chapter]
[ The Two Witnesses ] Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” …