We Are His Watchmen
God told Adam to keep and preserve the garden. This is the first mention of the word for “watchman”. They were to be the watchmen on the planet. Shamar. It means to preserve, to guard, and to protect. He was saying that they were the protectors and they would keep things in order. They were to be His management, His government, the stewardship over their new home. God told them He was giving them complete authority to rule over it.
“God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Determine to be a watchman, watching over yourself, your family, your neighborhood, and any other realm of influence God shows you. Determine to also watch over the nation in prayer.
- As an “keeper of order”, ask the Lord for scripture to pray that protects your areas of responsibility – use them as the sword of the Lord.
- Tell the enemy to back off, because you are going to use God’s Word against him.
- Prophesy Isaiah 21:11, “Watchman, what is left of the night? When will the night be over?” Ask God to hasten the dawning of the new day, when you will see the results of the intercession you have been making.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I thank you that you created your people to be watchmen in the earth – watching over the realms of influence you have placed us in. I do not want to shirk my duties in this regard, so show me what you want me to see and protect. Show me how to guard and preserve what is important to You and to me. I know You have a national plan, as well, that I want to participate in. Give me scripture to use as a sword against the enemy. God’s Word is against you, Satan! I prophesy to the watchmen, “Watchman, what is left of the night? When will the night be over?” Keep me faithful to watch with You until the breaking of the new day, Jesus! Amen.
I decree that I will watch and pray and act in the dominion God has given me, until His glorious light is seen in this nation once again!