"3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me."
This passage talks about how God places a watchman over His people. This watchman is supposed to be on the lookout for any troubles that may come. The purpose of this watchman is to warn the people when there is trouble coming. However, when the watchman does not walk in his purpose or is not walking into his season, then God's people are not going to be able to stay safe and fulfill their purposes. God has placed watchmen over His people presently. These watchmen are our shepherds or our pastors.
"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." (Jeremiah 3:15)
In Jeremiah, we see that God will give us pastors or watchmen who will feed us and take care of us. Therefore, they have to walk in their purpose in order for us to be fed and to be taken care of. So, if our pastors and watchmen are walking in their purpose, then we have to make sure to walk in our own purpose.
Looking at Luke 1, we see that John is getting ready to be born. He is being born through the work of the Holy Spirit and through him walking in his purpose or walking in his season, he is preparing the way of the Lord. Through this, you do not know what will happen when you walk in your purpose. Someone may need you to walk in your purpose to become free or to know Christ. Someone may need you to walk in your purpose so that they can understand their purpose and what they are supposed to do. Therefore, we need to make sure that we are walking in our seasons so God can have His way throughout the world. What would happen if our pastors did not walk in their purpose? What would happen if someone was not feeding us with the Word? What would happen if John never walked in His purpose or prepared the way for Jesus? We have to make sure to walk into our season and our purpose because it is preparing for greater to come. No time for excuses!! We are getting ready to go into the new year. We have to make sure to continue to walk in our purposes because God is going to do some crazy, AWESOME things this year. In order to activate it or receive it, we have to WALK into our Season and purpose. It is time, so WALK!!!
Salvation Sundays: Steven Gable
2 Chronicles 6:41 "Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness."