O Where are the Black Communities Spiritual Watchers? Ep 19 Part 1 of 2

24 Sep 2023 • 30 min • EN
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Watchmen in the Bible were guards responsible for protecting towns and military installations from surprise enemy attacks and other potential dangers. Ancient Israelite cities often stationed watchmen on high walls or in watchtowers. Their job was to keep watch and warn the townspeople of impending threats. The Hebrew word translated “watchman” means “one who looks out,” “one who spies,” or “one who watches.” Sometimes watchmen were scouts who looked out for approaching friends as well as enemies.There are many references to watchmen who kept an eye out for physical threats in the Bible:  (2 Kings 9:17, ESV). Watchmen safeguarded fields and vineyards during harvest time and acted as sentinels who announced the start of a new day. The Bible also refers to watchmen in a spiritual sense. God appointed prophets as spiritual watchmen over the souls of His people: “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” (Ezekiel 33:; also Hosea 9:8). The prophets’ job as watchmen was to urge God’s people to live faithfully and warn them of the perils involved in falling away from the Lord and doing evil. As watchmen, the prophets were also called to warn wicked people of the judgment and destruction that would come their way unless they turned from their evil ways. The role of spiritual watchman continues in the New Testament in the form of church leaders: “Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. I'm Gary, Producer, Host and Author. I write and communicate from an "Edifying" and "Preventive" standpoint, designed to show individuals how to avoid becoming Victims of relationships and all types of crimes

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