Proverbs is always a good place to seek wisdom, and today, the scriptures I’ll us is from Proverbs 8:34-35,

34  Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

 35  For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. 


You see, I’ve been waiting by the LORD’S gate daily, for many years, and He has revealed a lot to me.  Many of my friends tell me I should be more aware of what’s going on in the news, but I really don’t care what the world is doing.  Why not?  Because I pray like Jesus taught His disciples to pray; Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

            So, what is the significance of that?  Shouldn’t we pray for peace on earth, pray for the trees, pray for the planet, pray for our leaders?  I didn’t see Jesus telling His disciples to do that.  You see, if we belong to God, (and I’m not saying “if we belong to a church”), then we’re no longer citizens of this world.  We’re just passing through.  Our real allegiance is not to a country, or a flag, but to the Kingdom of God.  Yes, we live in a country, and are expected to live by the laws of the land.

But THIS world is not run by God at this time, it’s run by the devil and his crew, and I’ll give no allegiance to the devil’s kingdom, no, not for a moment.  This country, the USA has been probably the best country in the entire world for a couple hundred years, but now it is run by corrupt and wicked people in high places that have absolutely no desire to run it according to Godly principals.  Every day this country, and the world at large, is going down a drain faster and faster toward destruction.  Eventually, the Bible tells us that wickedness will become the new “normal”, which we’re already seeing throughout the country, and the rest of the world.

Sadly, it’s just a wicked few that are ruining it for everyone in the world, but it all started in the Garden of Eden when Satan got Eve to doubt the Word of God and His commandment, and disobey His ONLY commandment.  And that was not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Since then, evil has multiplied in the earth, helped along by the fallen angels that were cast out of heaven into the earth.  These spirit beings cannot be killed, they endure generation to generation, leading men and women throughout every generation to disobey and dishonor God.

Back in Noah’s day, things got so evil that God had Noah build an ark and sealed him and his family inside it, and flooded the entire earth, killing every man, woman, and child on the earth except Noah and his family.  Slowly mankind repopulated the earth, but do you know what?  You apparently can’t drown an evil spirit, so they went right back to work on this new generation of mankind, and yep, you guessed it, led them into the evil that we see going on all around us today.

The Bible teaches us that God gave mankind a 6,000 year lease on the earth, and that lease is quickly drawing to a close.  And the devil, knowing his time is short, is cranking up the evil, destroying everyone and everything he can.  Fortunately for us, 2,000 years ago, God sent His Son, to be born in the flesh as a man, to grow up completely without sin, to die as a sacrifice for our sins, to be a ransom for whosoever will receive Him as Lord and Savior.  And for “whosoever will” (that’s me, and hopefully YOU), at the “new birth”, we become a new creature in Christ Jesus, and His Spirit moves into us and becomes one with our spirit.  That means we are no longer just “human”, but “God IN us”, dwelling in and with us forevermore.

Are you with me so far?  Good!  That means, as I said earlier, our allegiance is no longer man’s kingdom, but rather God’s Kingdom.  And we should daily be praying for God’s Kingdom to be established here on earth, with things happening here just as they do in heaven.  So far, I’m not seeing much of that going on.  But it’s coming.  I said, IT’S COMING!  So those whose ears are tuned to the world are getting the world’s news, but the Bible not only tells us what is going on in this world, buy WHY it’s going on, and for how long, and what is going to happen soon afterward.  So that’s why I want to daily be at Gods gate, waiting at His door, so I know EXACTLY what God wants me to do, and when.

Many times I’ve said, “You don’t want to be at the airport when your ship comes in.”  I coined that phrase about 28 years ago, because that’s one of the first secrets the LORD let me in on.  Knowing what’s going on in the world is important to worldly people, but GOD’S PEOPLE need to be watching daily at God’s gates and waiting at the posts of His doors, just like it says in Proverbs 8:34.  Why?  So we will find God and find life and obtain favor from the LORD.  Simple as that.

If we spend too much time pursuing the things of this world, we will become numb to the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Now, God will let you do that, because He gives you free choice.  But just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD.  When the time comes God sends His angel to gather His elect from the four corners of heaven, the only ones that will be gathered are those who are watching and waiting for their LORD.  The others?  Well, they’ll be at the airport when their ship comes in.  And that’s too bad.  But they had their chance, it was their choice to let the world keep them occupied instead of diligently seeking the LORD every day.

It is written in Ezekiel 33:1-11,

 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

 2  Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: 

 3  If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

 4  Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 

 5  He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

 6  But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

 7  So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

 8  When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

 9  Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

 10  Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?

 11  Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

            God has no delight in the death of the wicked, but rather, wants them to turn and repent and be saved.  I can’t save you, I’m only a watchman sent to warn you of what’s coming.  It isn’t going to be pretty, and you’re not going to like it.  You may even die or be killed.  But know this; after they kill your body, there’s nothing more they can do to you.  So don’t fear them.  Instead, fear God who can not only kill the body, but the soul as well.  That’s whom you need to fear.  But don’t let fear motivate you to be saved, because the one who turns to God in fear will never truly LOVE and DESIRE God.

Rather, know that the price for your sins and mine have been paid by Christ Jesus of Nazareth, Y’shua Messiah, and He did so because He loves you so much more than you could ever imagine.  It wasn’t the nails that kept Jesus on the cross during that crucifixion.  It was His LOVE, not wanting YOU to perish, but have everlasting life.  So, even though I’m a watchman, sounding the warning, I’m also the bearer of the best news you will ever hear, that God loves you SO MUCH, that according to John 3:15-17,

 15  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

 16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

            So, join me today at God’s gate and wait with me at His door posts, so He can tell us what’s REALLY going on.  Don’t be distracted by listening to the world’s news, it’s a waste of time.  The REAL NEWS is in the Bible, for all those who are wise and paying attention.  The world and all the kingdoms of the world are on their death pangs right now, and it’s NOT where you want your focus to be.  Focus on the Kingdom of God, listen to the Holy Spirit, because that’s where your citizenship is.  Your life isn’t HERE; it’s THERE!  WITH YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR, FOREVER!

Come Lord Jesus and establish Your Kingdom here on earth, even as it is in heaven!