As watchmen and prophetic intercessors, our assignment is to scan the horizon for potential dangers, loudly and clearly proclaiming the authority of God.
This was brought home forcefully to me one day when I was alone, waiting quietly upon the Lord. The voice of the Holy Spirit came to me, saying, "It is time to make a worldwide impact by calling forth the watchmen to the prophetic power of proclamation."
"The prophetic power of proclamation"—for me this was like the final piece of a puzzle, and from that point forward, I began ministering out of a higher vision.
The picture was clear to me, because I had seen it in
the book of Isaiah:
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day nor night. You who remind the Lord, do not keep silent; give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a glory in the earth (Isa. 62:6-7).
To state the obvious—if we are on top of the walls being watchmen, we are not down on the ground observing and participating in whatever is happening on a horizontal plane. We are to remain up high at our posts because that is the only way to get an overview. As watchman-intercessors, the height of our revelation will determine our perspective.
If as watchmen on the walls, we are never to be silent day
or night, what are we to say while we are up there? We are to remind God of His Word—the promises and proclamations of Scripture as well as the promises currently in the Father's heart today. It is as though we have been issued megaphones in order to echo God's Word to the world around us.
There is more than one way to dismantle the darkness around us. We don't always need to fire arrows or use weapons.