Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
The Watchmen on the Wall
June 08, 2011
Who are the watchmen on the wall and what is the wall? The watchmen keep watch over the city, sounding the alarm when the enemy approaches to do harm to its people. They also watch over the surrounding fields to protect the crops. They are often found sitting on the city wall, which separates and protects the city from its enemies.
God’s city is referred to as Zion (Jerusalem). It is here where He will be seated on His throne to rule and reign with His bride. He certainly is not ruling and reigning there today, in the Jerusalem we know.
The biblical book of the Song of Solomon gives a pretty good picture of the daughters of Jerusalem who have no understanding at all of where the Shulamite (representing the bride of Christ) is coming from in her declared love for her Beloved (Jesus). The daughters’ eyes are on Solomon who smells of the merchandise of the world, every bit a king of this world in religious idolatry up to his ears, married to and involved with foreign women almost beyond numbers.
He ruled in a Jerusalem as we know it today, full of religious cults, but he will never rule in the Jerusalem of the coming kingdom on earth. The Beloved, Jesus, will rule there with His bride, the besotted Shulamite whom the daughters of Jerusalem cannot understand when their gaze is focused on Solomon and the riches of this world.
Then, there were the watchmen (like the apostate ministry of Christianity today) of Song of Solomon, who, supposedly were guarding the city, but the Shulamite, the bride, became their target for rebuke. They struck her and they wounded her, these so-called keepers of the wall. They even stole her veil from her, which veiled her virgin nature as did the religious system of the church age try to steal the bride’s veil. The city of Jerusalem has now become like Sodom and Egypt because it is under the control of the wicked watchmen of religion.
“So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
Therefore you, O son of man, say to the house of Israel: ‘Thus you say, “If our transgressions and our sins lie upon us, and we pine away in them, how can we then live?”’ Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’
Therefore you, O son of man, say to the children of your people: ‘The righteousness of the righteous man shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression; as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall because of it in the day that he turns from his wickedness; nor shall the righteous be able to live because of his righteousness in the day that he sins (Ezekiel 33:7-12).’”
Like Ezekiel, the prophets were called to be watchmen over Israel, speaking as the voice of God, which meant they could only speak truth, and never religion, if they were to speak for the God of truth. They brought warnings of judgment, calling the nation to give up its evil ways and return to God. Israel always had a kind of superiority complex, which was a form of patriotism of sorts, yet she rejected the very God who had blessed her with His rule of liberty, setting her apart and free from the religious, empirical rule of the world.
The voice of the prophet is timeless. His warning calls sound down through the centuries like a trumpet call to the governments of America, which have walked away from their God. Isaiah, the prophet, clearly warns us about the source of the problem in Jerusalem today, and the intervention of those who want to place her under idolatrous rulers who would divide her. I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth (Isaiah 62:6-7).
The obvious is to look first to the natural city to see what God is doing in the spiritual. Jesus was the ultimate Prophet sent from God, not just as a voice, but as the Word of truth made flesh. He formed His church of the apostles who became the prophets of the future and the witnesses to the truth of the gospels, which they wrote by the influence of the Spirit, to become the written Word of God.
When Jesus died, they became the voice for the Kingfisher of men, called to go out to the entire world with the gospel of truth and fish for men, who were dying in the spiritual rivers of seawater. These men were the watchmen on the wall, and the wall goes back all the way to the Garden when the Spirit of the river of living water set up the wall of truth between good and evil acting as a levee to keep out the seawater of demonic spirits. Adam failed to be a watchman on the wall when he listened to Eve, the woman, rather than to God.
When Jesus came to this earth, He brought with Him the new covenant of the crossover blessing, which would fulfill the promise to Abraham spiritually for all nations. It was the Ephraim blessing upon the sons of Joseph who was a type of Jesus. The house of Israel would move from the nation Israel to the spiritual nation of Israel to become the whole house of Israel.
Yet, religion would have a heyday with the church, keeping her captive to Romanism throughout the many centuries of the church age. In turn, the Christian institutions, erroneously called the church, would keep Romanism alive until the revival of the Roman Empire in these the final days of the Babylonian system. It is in this present day that Satan will finally achieve ruler-ship of the world with a One World Order.
The nemesis of Satan will still be the watchmen on the wall, the revived apostolic church, which, like the empire, will be revived from the ashes of Romanism and from the church age of religion. She is the bride of Christ who will never play the harlot like Eve by forsaking the wall of truth to cross over and join the lies of religion on the other side. This final watchman will allow no apostasy or religious ministry to steal her veil.
Her passion for her Beloved has been awakened and nothing and no one can quench the flames of love, as she becomes the passionate 144,000 last witnesses to the truth of the gospels. It is as a flaming chariot, which will scoop her up to the very throne of God – a chariot of fire and the chariot of Israel, when the voice of bridegroom and bride is heard no more (see Revelation 18:23).
The watchmen shall lift up their voices in adoration for the One they love and proclaim, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of Him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (see Isaiah 52.7).
The watchmen are the prophets, the apostles and the bride, who walk through the judgment flames of the fiery furnace with the Lord, as the spiritual friends of Daniel. They eat only the good food of truth and never the food upon which the religious thrive, the food of the kings of this world. They are full of the living water of the Spirit that quenches the thirst of man, which no other water can quench (see John 4:9-15 and the story of the Samaritan woman who meets Jesus at the well).
“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10).” What God told Adam and Eve about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was not only truth, but was the prophetic truth about life and death.
As truth dies in America, so too will the nation die, with the wall that protected her coming down like a breached levee over which the seawaters will flow. Wake up, America, to the voice of the watchmen on the wall. You are determining this day whether or not you will be surrounded by the protecting, living water of the Pishon or the river waters from the sea of the evil empires, which will overflow your land.
They have begun to flood the land in the natural and will continue to do so in the spiritual. They are the waters of death, which were separated from the dry land by God at the time of Creation, when He created all things good. This is the true pollution about which man should be worried, the spiritual, green-house-gas effect of evil that destroys from sea to sea, as the atmosphere begins to heat up with the approaching flames of judgment.
It is time to rebuild the wall of truth at the borders, which came down in the Garden. Nation and church need to be united behind the same wall where there is no room for the religions of this world to enter in and destroy the country’s peace with the evil it brings along with it. The trumpet has sounded and the alarm has gone out from the prophet and voice of God.
The King has issued the decree to rebuild spiritual Jerusalem as a pure city with a wall of truth, which will be properly overseen and guarded by her watchmen. No more shall she be a multicultic disaster over which the religions of the world have fought to receive the kingly blessing, which will only go to David and the warriors of his lineage, the true Jew by faith, who will rebuild the city with her Lord and King Jesus, fully in obedience to His will.