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Christian Women’s Fellowship

Heed the words of the watchmen

We are noting, in this season, the imperative of the voice of the Holy Spirit in the midst of our congregations. It is like the commanding sound of the trumpet or of a bell pealing, calling us to ‘take heed’, to ‘watch’ and to ‘listen’. The trumpet is sounding in the midst of the churches: ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ Rev 2:7.

In the book of Jeremiah, the Lord brought His people to the crossroad of the many pathways of life, imploring them to consider their ways. He said to them, ‘You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. Ask where the ancient paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls.’ But His people replied, ‘We will not follow it!’ Then the Lord said, ‘I have appointed prophets as watchmen to warn you, saying: “Pay attention to the warning sound of the trumpet!” ’ Again, His people replied, ‘We will not pay attention!’ Jer 6:16-17.

The Spirit is addressing us, our households and our extended households in this season. Many have heard the sound of ‘the trumpet’, calling them to consider their ways, and to heed the words of the watchmen. Isaiah the prophet declared that, in these days of restoration, the watchmen shall lift up their voices and sing together. They shall see ‘eye to eye’. We shall join their song, and break forth into joy, singing together. The Lord shall comfort His people. He has redeemed Jerusalem. In these days of restoration, all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Isa 52:7-10.