Something the Lord has been confirming to me in this hour and in this season: HE is RAISING up more WATCHMEN, some for His house, some for various regions, and even some for the NATIONS! The Lord is raising up both men and women who will be His mouthpieces and will bring forth the WORD of the LORD as they HEAR it from HIM! They will WARN when necessary, bring WORDS of encouragement and edification when needed, and WILL be willing to WAR in the SPIRIT as part of their assignment from the Lord. Some may even be experiencing a newness and renewed vitality in their prayer lives as they step up as INTERCESSORS in the body of Christ.
Part of the call to be a WATCHMEN often involves much WAITING. And in the waiting it is often easy to become very WEARY, especially given the mass wickedness that surrounds us at every turn. The ENEMY always works hard when he knows God is ready to fulfill His WORD towards His people. If WEARY describes you in this current season, the Lord would encourage you just as He encouraged the Prophet Habakkuk: The LORD replied, “Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it,”Habakkuk 1:5, NLT.
Just because the answer from the Lord has yet to arrive, does not mean it isn’t on the way. Even in your personal lives many of you are very WEARY WAITING upon the LORD for specific answers to your prayers. Some of you have been CRYING out, HOW LONG LORD? Take heart my brothers and sisters. You will not be disappointed in your waiting for the Lord will also work a work in your lives far above all you could even ask or think, DESPITE what the circumstances may look like.
WATCHMEN also SEE what is coming WAY OFF in the far distance. Watchmen have a very SPECIFIC PROPHETIC call from the LORD. Yes, even many of you SEE the PROMISES of GOD and that which is to come in due season. You have heard the WORD of the LORD and even in the WAITING you are clinging to HIS PROMISES! KEEP WAITING! For what God has said, HE WILL DO! He is WATCHING over His WORD to PERFORM it.
Those PROPHETIC promises that you have stored up in your hearts! YES He WILL bring them to PASS! Even GOD had to remind His servant that DELAY did NOT mean DENIAL. “This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place . It will not be delayed.”Habakkuk 2:3, NLT. If you are in a season of WAITING, let this WORD from the LORD bring encouragement to your WEARY souls.
Prophet Habakkuk finally came to the place where DESPITE all the works of darkness surrounding him. In SPITE of all the chaos and what seemed to CONTRADICT the WORD of the LORD to him. Habakkuk made a conscious decision to WORSHIP in the WAITING. Habakkuk took HOLD of God’s PROMISES and offered up a song of PRAISE in the midst of PAIN. “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields,and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!”Habakkuk 3:17-18, NLT.
Does this seem like the SEASON you are IN? Are you called as a WATCHMEN for the LORD? As you set watch for the people of God, for your families, for your children, for your cities and nations, remember that although at times we can become WEARY waiting upon the LORD, yet we CAN WORSHIP the LORD for He will FULFILL every GOOD thing towards HIS people, and NOT ONE of HIS WORDS will fall to the GROUND.
Both for the PEOPLE of GOD and each of you reading this PERSONALLY: receive this WORD from GOD, be ENCOURAGED in the WAITING!
God WILL be FAITHFUL to YOU and He WILL FULFILL His WORD!
~ Kevin Stevens