Happy New Year: Watchmen on the Walls
My message in this video is best understood in context of the Old City’s walls where it was shot. I encourage you to take a few devotional moments to watch it and be blessed by its message.
In 2 Kings 6 we read the story of Elisha’s servant who looked out over the city walls, much like those found in Jerusalem. He saw a fierce enemy army ready to overtake the city and cried out in dismay to Elisha who responded:
“Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw.” (2 Kings 6:16-17)
You might feel like Elisha’s servant—as if your life is surrounded by enemies and the situation is hopeless. Perhaps the bad news of Covid-19 infections, of lockdowns, and of deaths has you feeling like there are enemies on every side.
In Habukkuk 2:1 the prophet was in a similarly desperate situation when he made this strategic decision:
“I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.”
You might feel hard-pressed on every side, but I want to encourage you for 2022 to man your personal watchtower, the wall of your family, and of your community and that you ask the Lord to allow you to see the situations around you as He see them.
I believe that the Lord will answer you and that you will see, as the servant of Elisha did, that those who are with you are more than those who are with them.
I wish you a successful, a blessed, and a breakthrough year in 2022.
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