The Watchmen on the Walls
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth. (Isaiah 62:6–7) (ESV)
In his book, the prophet Isaiah demonstrates deep concern for the people of God and City of God. In this sermon on Isaiah 62:6–7 titled “Revival Sermon: Praying for the Power,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones stresses that today Christians should be just as concerned for the church and God’s people. The church is the bride of Christ, the City of God, and His dwelling place. He suggests that if Christians don’t have the same concern Isaiah had, perhaps it is because they don’t possess the right conception of the Church. And if they don’t, they cannot love it the way Christ does. Isaiah has a burdened heart; a heart broken over the state of the remnant of God’s people. He prays to the Lord and pleads with the people to remember His goodness and mercy. When the Church seems to be only a remnant, weak and small, Christians must remember that she is a holy people; the place where God dwells. Dr. Lloyd-Jones points out a few areas where Christians must act upon their concern for the Church such as doctrine, prayer, and evangelism. He reminds to pray for revival and encourage others to do the same. In doing so, Christians are to remind God of His own promises and what He has said about Zion, the City of David, and His church.
We Must Keep Praying to God About His Promise.
“On your walls, Oh Jerusalem, I have set watchmen. All the day and all the night, they shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the Earth.” – Isaiah 62:6–7
Isaiah 62:6–7 uses this watchmen imagery to call us to pray. God says, “I’ve put watchmen on your walls.” So what does a watchman do? He stands on the wall, strategically position, day in and day out, and always keeps watching. He is looking out from the city, over what’s happening around the city, and never takes his eyes off of that. We should continually plead with God in prayer to bring about the consummation of His promise of redemption.
So the whole picture here is God, all throughout Isaiah, has given promises of his restoration to come, the redemption he’s going to bring, and God says, “I’ve put watchmen on your walls of Jerusalem to look forward to that, to keep pointing us to that,” and then he gets down to verse seven. He says, “Now, you who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the Earth.”
We Must Be Watchmen Who Don’t Rest Until God’s Word is Fulfill.
So in other words, those watchmen on the walls don’t rest until it happens, until Jerusalem is restored, until the people of God are reestablished, and God’s name is praised among them. Until these promises become a reality, keep watching. Don’t rest. And then it says, “Give him no rest.” So the whole picture is keep watching, keep praying, and keeps pleading until God brings to pass His Word of promise. He says; don’t give God any rest from your watching, praying, and pleading.
This is the picture that God has called us to in prayer as his people. He has called us to look to him and say, “I have promises all over your word of a new Heaven and new Earth, of a day when justice and righteousness will reign, of a day when sin and suffering will be no more, of a day in which all creation will bow down to worship you, every nation, tribe, tongue, and people’s group will worship you, so I’m going to give you no rest, God, until that promises comes to pass. I’m going to cry out to you day and night, evening and morning, and all day long. I’m not going to give you any rest from my praying and my pleading. Let Your Kingdom come. Let Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
We Must Desire for God’s Kingdom to be Establish.
So we have to be praying continuously without ceasing. Let’s pray together in this matter, right now. O’ God, in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ we pray. We want your name to be hallowed in all the Earth. We want your kingdom to come and be established. Lord Jesus, we want you to come as our King to rule overall things. We want your kingdom to come, and your will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. We want justice to reign over injustice, truth prevails over liars, love overcomes hate and light prevails over darkness. O’ God, in the name of Jesus we want righteousness to reign in all spheres of life. We want injustice, corruption, and wickedness to be no more. We want sin to be no more in our lives and the world around us. Lord God Almighty, we want suffering and sorrow to be no more. Let the whole earth be filled with your glory and praise at the time.
O’ God, we’re asking and pleading for your great love, mercy and salvation for all peoples of the earth. Please, let it be establishing now on earth. We’re your watchmen standing right now on the wall of cities and nations, praying for your intervention and sovereignty over all people in all nations. O’ Lord our God, help us to ask for this all the time, every day, knowing that not one of those prayers is in vain, that one day, our prayer’s going to break through into Heaven, and your kingdom is going to establish, and your will is finally going to be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven. O’ God, we trust in your power and faithfulness to hear and answer our humbly prayer today and always.
We Must Not Stop Praying For Our Love One’s.
We continues to pray for our lives, our family and love one, O’ God help us to accept you perfect will for our lives and walk everyday in your grace to do your will. Help us to do justice and live righteously. O’ God, help us to love your Word (the Holy Bible) and speak the truth we know to everyone all the time. Help us to be holy and live with holiness so our lives becomes transparently. O’ God, make our lives more and more like Jesus every day. We pray for total regenerated of our heart and in anticipation of the day when our transformation into Jesus likeness will be complete. O’ God, we pray you would make us a people who until the day we breathe our last breath, we’re giving you no rest from pleading for the fulfillment of your promises on the Earth. O’ God may it be so. We now say with the Apostle John, Come, Lord Jesus. Come quickly, we plead in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.