“Watchmen on the Wall” :: by Jim Torres

“Watchmen on the wall,” that’s how Ezekiel describes the prophets of Israel whom God had appointed to warn His wayward people of impending judgment. God tells the prophet, “When I say to the wicked, O wicked man you shall surely die’ and do not speak to warn the wicked from their way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.”

Christians who are called to this duty must comply or also face God’s displeasure. This is no easy task since atheism and secularism is on the rise, especially in our country. Thus, a handful of watchmen have been warning others for many years now, as God in His mercy always gives sufficient warning before He acts decisively. God, our Creator, derives no pleasure in bringing judgment on his creation.

In fact, He would have all people everywhere repent and seek His face. This small number of prophets, evangelists and preachers carry what for most would seem to be a very heavy burden of shouting out a warning or reprimand to willful sinners, calling for repentance.

They who see these things coming down the pike through spiritual eyes in light of the scriptures are truly blessed and prepared to meet their maker, regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in. Today, even half-baked Christians know something is going on and live their lives in fear as they see the world falling apart.

On the other hand, there are some who are so far gone that they are becoming willfully depraved and even evil as Satan holds sway over their lives. Murder and mayhem rule the day. Lying, adultery and homosexuality have become an acceptable way of life.

Even those who were previously blinded to the raging spiritual warfare that’s swirling around them today are beginning to wake up like someone waking from a drunken stupor asking:

“What’s going on?”

“I never thought I’d see the day!”

“I’m afraid of what I see coming upon this world.”

“Help! Somebody do something!”

These people have found or are finding themselves totally unprepared for what lies ahead. But somebody has done something. Jesus the Christ, our Messiah has conquered the grave, fear of death and condemnation. He is our only hope of deliverance from what lies ahead.

Thank God for watchmen, men and women who are willing to speak out and take a stand for Christ Jesus at the cost of ridicule, scorn, persecution and even possible death. I’d like to speak of more rosy things, but I would be negligent in fulfilling my mandate to warn others of the coming judgment. No, my friend, the world is crumbling all around us and I’d be a liar to say otherwise.

“The wise man built his house on the rock (Jesus Christ) while the foolish man built his house on sand, and the winds blew and rains came and beat against it and great was the fall of it.” Better to build your life on Christ Jesus, the Rock, the solid rock.

It’s hard to believe that we’re living in the last days, especially when the sun is shining, birds are singing and people are going about their daily lives. Yet all of this can change in a heartbeat, and all it will take is a single nuclear blast in the Middle East that sets off another blast from the opposing faction. Even as we speak there are fingers poised and ready to make this horrible tragedy a reality, and if we’re honest about it, it’s not a matter of if, but when this will happen. So it’s best to be prepared and there is nothing to lose by doing so.

When witnessing for Christ whenever the opportunity arises, I know for a certainty that everyone is questioning the events that are happening around the world. People are looking for someone or something they can believe in, and will grasp at anything. Hopefully they will reach out to God in their desperation.

Hopefully many will repent and receive Christ to the point of there being one final great awakening in our country before it’s too late, and the Antichrist (who may already be alive) will take over and rule the world with an iron fist. Then it may be too late, or if they do repent and receive Christ’s forgiveness they will be beheaded for it.

In the midst of all the turmoil that we face today God loves us. You are his precious creation. You were created for fellowship with Him. He sees your every teardrop, and He knows your every fear. That’s why Jesus urged us to “take no thought for tomorrow for sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Take all your cares to Him for He cares for you, like the loving Father that He is. “And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding shall guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to the Lord and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6).

By the way, Hollywood just celebrated the only way they know how; with debauchery, conceit and heathen behavior, drugs and alcohol. I deliberately missed the Oscar Awards show just that reason (something I used to enjoy watching in the past). As an insider I know that it’s all a sham and the glamour is fleeting.

It used to be that movies entertained and informed with a degree of morality, but now they only seem to exploit and pervert human values and behavior. Most movies today are drivel with no redeeming value.

Sorry, but there isn’t a movie to recommend this time around.


Jim Torres “Towers”