The Role Of The Watchtower In The Entry Of Revival: Sermon By Minister David Muhia
A watchtower needs a far reaching level of sight that is high. It’s placed in areas of strategic importance.
Revival is divine intervention in the affairs of men. It is God being intentional with His people.
Revival touches on all sectors of society – government, economy, etc. When God shows up, everything changes.
God is preparing us to steward His move of revival in Kenya.
Qualities Of A Good Watchtower
1. Quality Of Sight
How far can you see? Sight is important especially for those who are called to watch.
A watchtower can’t share the same quality of sight with those who are being watched over.
God wants us to enjoy a level of sight where before something happens in Nairobi, we are aware of it.
The closer you are to the truth, the clearer the counterfeits become.
A church should not institutionalize the Holy Spirit or dictate how He can move.
Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree [the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter]. Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.Jeremiah 1:11-12 (AMPC)
It’s one thing to be shown something, but it’s another thing to see it well.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.Psalm 119:105 (AMPC)
The word of God is what illuminates us and enables us to see per time and season.
Being able to see correctly is being able to see the truth. When we see things based on God’s perspective, strife and confusion will end.
Proper sight allows us to have a proper estimation of ourselves and the circumstances we find ourselves in. We need to see one another based on the light of the word of God.
Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [in terms of the flesh]. Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (AMPC)
We need to forgive quickly because faithful are the wounds of a friend.
Correct sight and identity of oneself and others affects our level of service and dedication.
Our inability to serve in our homes, schools and workplaces is a result of lack of sight on what God wants in those gates of society.
Sight is an important tool in the apostolic and prophetic, which are the foundations of the church.
What good is a worker who has not captured the blue print of the work of the architect?
When the fathers of faith in Kenya relinquished their position because of the love of money bringing confusion about the stand of the church during elections, the church lost any authority it had.
If God isn’t behind the policies we make as a country, the policies we make will not work. We must understand the economic agenda that God has for Kenya.
God needs sons placed in strategic places so as to advance His will.
For wisdom is a defense even as money is a defense, but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the life of him who has it.Ecclesiastes 7:12 (AMPC)
Studies show that 90% of wealth doesn’t grow beyond the 3rd generation.
We need to get wisdom from God as to how to get a blueprint of the economy of Kenya.
God is in the business of working with stewards (who keep under their care what they have been given) not hoarders (who store, keep for themselves and get their self-esteem from what they have).
If the amount of money in your pocket influences your self-esteem, then you’re not ready for wealth.
Elijah the Tishbite, of the temporary residents of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before Whom I stand, there shall not be dew or rain these years but according to My word.1 Kings 17:1 (AMP)
Elijah decreed a famine in the land as a son of God. He called it off when the time was right. We are called to decree things in the spirit as sons. Elijah understood who he was and this was why God partnered with the word he spoke.
When we begin to understand who we are, we will declare it and it will be so.
The most precious resource on God’s earth is the word of God. Not money. Not connections. We must revere His word.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.Proverbs 25:2 (AMPC)
If God is taking you back to things He spoke to you, it’s because He wants to launch you.
We need to understand His word because this is where we derive our identity and capacity to function.
Just like soldiers in the army have positions of hierarchy (cadet, lieutenant, general, special forces, seal team, etc) in accordance to their levels of training, believers are to be conditioned in their walk of faith by working out their salvation with fear and trembling and building deeper roots of relationship with God.
This training and conditioning of our walk of faith is not easy.
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.Isaiah 41:10 (AMPC)
If God is encouraging you right now, it’s because of what He’s about to put you through. His way is so much better in the end.
Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.Romans 5:3-5 (AMPC)
Process is meant to reveal Christ in you. Whatever God is doing is meant to obliterate the flesh and reveal Christ in us.
A watchtower is elevated and so are the expectations.
When God releases a word, He is addressing your character, perspective and posture. God calls us to reframe those aspects of your life.
Don’t flirt with disaster in order to realign your walk with God.
Partner with the move God is orchestrating in your life. He does a generational work.
A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children’s children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up. The prophetic points where people are to go. It destroys wrong foundations. The Apostolic builds on wisdom.Proverbs 13:22 (AMPC)
God is a businessman. He expects a return to be generational.
The prophetic points to where people are to go. It destroys wrong foundations. The apostolic builds on wisdom.
The role of the watchtower is to not lord it over others. It is for a larger purpose beyond itself. It is for others benefits.
Just like the tribe of Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh whose role was to ensure that the other tribes settled before they settled, this is the role of a watchtower.
A spiritual watchtower is a divine portal opened and installed by God. It enables the children of God to have access to the realms of the spirit and heaven but also facilitates the stewardship of the (transitions of the) moves of God in as far as times and seasons is concerned. Revival is going back to what was there initially or the beginning.Bishop Gobanga