And He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth. Hosea 6: 3
This morning we had some much needed rain in the Keys, a downpour that washes away the dirt and the dust and brought a refreshing breeze. The Lord promises that so many times in the scripture, and I thank Him for cleansing me with His forgiveness and filling me with a clearer vision of my purpose and his mercy over my life.
“His mercies are new every morning.” Lamentations 3: 23
Next week, on May 5 at 7 p.m. at Island Community Church, we will host our first gathering for pastors and people of different churches in the Keys who will get to hear from the team from OHOP, Orlando House of Prayer. Why is this important and what is it that I hope and pray will be accomplished through this?
There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, “Come let us go to Zion, to worship the LORD our God.” Jeremiah 31: 6
“I have set watchmen upon your walls O Jerusalem, who will never hold their peace day or night, you who are His servants and by your prayers put the Lord in remembrance of His promises, keep not silence. And give Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes her a praise in the earth. ” Isaiah 62: 6-7 Amplified version.
Next week, during our hosted event, we will most likely hear about the prayer movement in Florida, our nation and beyond. I hope we will also hear some of the prophetic words about the Florida Keys that have been spoken and prayed in preceding years and even decades.
Where are our Florida Keys watchmen today?
Isaiah 56: 10-12 has some very stern things to say about the watchmen of that time.
Israels watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge, they are all like dumb dogs, they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, they love to slumber. Yes, the dogs are greedy, they never have enough. And such are the shepherds who cannot understand; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his own gain, from every quarter (one and all). Come, say they, We will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink! And tomorrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.
It brings the fear of God into me to read that.
But then I look at the radar and the storm that is coming, the heavy rains that are promised to fall and the cleansing and renewing that will follow.
Hosea 6: 1-3 Come, let us return to the Lord, for He has torn so that He may heal us He has stricken so that He may bind us up. After 2 days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up that we may live before Him. Yes let us know (recognize, be acquainted with, and understand) Him; let us be zealous to know the Lord (to appreciate, to heed to, and cherish Him) His going forth is prepared and certain as the dawn, and He will come to us as the Heavy rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth.
He is coming…are you watching? Will you be a watchmen on the wall?