godsfingers – Watchman on the Wall

Spiritual musings, prophetics, lessons, youth ministry, music, etc…by Dan Long


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Get On Your Knees and Fight Like a Man!


http://cccmurphysboro.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/praying-israelite.jpg?w=275&h=265It’s obvious, I love music. I live and breath music and the more that I can offer up in God’s service the sweeter it is and the more connected I feel. But today’s music has been getting soft, nice, unoffending. Don’t get me wrong, I like the music, but in a lot of cases there is no strength to it, no relational connection to Christ, kind of like music you could safely hear on secular radio, or love songs you could sing to your sweetheart. Much of the music has lost the edge, the edge of the sword.

Is this what’s happening, Continue reading

I Believe, Let Me Roar That

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crossI can’t believe the significant increase in traffic over a post I made almost two years ago. The sting and conviction must be increasing and in effect validate the post of the Watchman. The posting, “Roaring on the inside“, was intended to sound a concern with personnel changes with the Newsboys and maybe a little drifting into the Grand Delusion. That discussions that have developed always entered into two schools of thought. One supporting the concern over the possibly veiled acceptance of perverting the scripture or the other supporting such creative license to do what ever with the scripture. The latter always come up with straw man arguments to support the cause but lack scriptural base themselves. The detractors typically come up with, “God Roars”, “Jesus is the Lion of Judah”, “C.S. Lewis has Jesus as Aztlan the lion roaring”, ad nauseam .

Though no retraction ever came out of it I believe the conviction was there on the part of the music team Continue reading


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Citizens in a Foreign Land


Well, it’s here the Eleventh Hour. In the United States of America it seems a do or die time, a time where your single vote will form the basis for the future of the US and ultimately the world. What an awe-inspiring thought. Over the last four years it has seemed to be an ever-increasing prison state in the US and, according to some, we have the chance to change that, again, according to some.

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“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

One candidate, in spite of lies and cover up, has been quite transparent as to where he is going. The other is less certain. He seems to throw out Red Herrings to acquiesce the masses that go by the name of christian. But an analysis of the candidates indicates the only choice is a vote for the lesser of two evils. Continue reading


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It’s Closer Than You Think


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More rockets come into Israel

As the Hamas fires more rockets into Israel with only one thought, kill or maim as many Jews as possible with random shots, my thoughts are drawn to Israel and where are we right now, Haaretz . We’re still caught up in our own little world while Israel remains the epicenter of time.

Here in the US we have two candidates who really can’t decide what the future holds. They touch on the party lines looking for the emotional votes, while ignoring what we know are the impossible topics. Both are banking that things continue to be worse for the rest of the world than for us so that our economy still “appears” better than the rest, full knowing that an ill wind will crash the whole thing. Even worse is that both candidates won’t give an unequivocal support for Israel, and that is dangerous. Is America headed for a cliff? Continue reading


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I Refuse to………. SIT ON MY BUTT!


I REFUSE by Josh Willson

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Sometimes I
I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone’s all right
When no, they’re not

This world needs God
But it’s easier to just stand and watch
I could say a prayer and just move on
Like nothing’s wrong

But I refuse

Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care
I don’t want to say another empty prayer
Oh I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh I could choose
Not to move

But I refuse

I can hear the least of these
Crying out so desperately
And I know we are the hands and feet
Of You, O God

So if you say move
It’s time for me to follow through
And do what I was made to do
And show them who you are
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Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care
I don’t want to say another empty prayer
Oh I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh I could choose
Not to move

But I refuse

To stand and watch
The weary and lost
Cry out for Him
I refuse
To turn my back
And try and act like all is well

I refuse

To stay unchanged
To wait another day
To doubt myself

I refuse
To make one more excuse

Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care
I don’t want to say another empty prayer
Oh I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh I could choose
Not to move

But I refuse

I refuse
I refuse

Yeah

 

So, what do you  think?
Sometimes it gets wearing, all this stuff going on all around. People have been told, yet they still keep going around the same treadmill of sin. You get pretty tired of it, let’em get what they deserve, they won’t listen. Or maybe you’re too busy, you tithe, you pay someone to do this stuff, but you’ll pray for them. Okay, yeah, that’s it, get on the prayer chain, maybe mumble something on one that interests you. Job done.

But then there are those who seriously haven’t heard, that only you are qualified to speak to them because God has been spending your entire life preparing you to do it. Are you still going to sit? Are you still going to let someone else do it even if you’re the one God has set apart for that very thing?

This song burned a hole deep down to the depths of my heart the first time I heard it. It continues to do so. Many of you visit my writings hoping for another Word, another admonition, another encouragement. Take this Word then, I believe from the Lord, GET OFF YOUR DUFFS AND GET OUT THERE! Wow, did I just say that? Really, I pray the conviction burns in you as it does in me and that you will fervently seek God  and what He would have you do. And when He tells you, and He definitely will, get right to it…


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Remind Me Who I AM


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I’m the one you love

In these times, when the world is falling apart around us, when sin runs rampant and overwhelming, sometimes it’s even overwhelming for those TRULY in Christ and the questions can start. Sometimes we need to pause and get refreshed and ministered to.

Remind Me Who I Am by Jason Gray

When I lose my way,
And I forget my name,
Remind me who I am.
In the mirror all I see
is who I don’t want to be,
Remind me who I am.

In the loneliest places
When I can’t remember what grace is.

Chorus:
Tell me once again
Who I am to you, who I am to you.
Tell me, lest I forget
Who I am to You, that I belong to You,
To You.

When my heart is like a stone
And I’m running far from home,
Remind me who I am.
When I can’t receive your love
Afraid I’ll never be enough,
Remind me who I am.
If I’m your beloved
Would you help me believe it.

Bridge:
I’m the one You love,
I’m the one You love,
That will be enough,
I’m the one you love.

God is calling His church back from what men have made it. He wants our complete and undivided attention. Testing, testing, hardship seem to come our way more and more now and you may feel alone and abandoned. Maybe in this testing you took a little walk to the left. God loves you. He cares for you and wants your best. He hasn’t abandoned you.

The world is in judgement and severe things are coming and have come. He is strengthening you and drawing you closer to Him, because only in Him can you survive. If you’re in a time of testing or if you’ve drifted a little, take heart, refresh yourself, know that you are loved. If you haven’t accepted Jesus the Christ as your salvation, your one true link, your only hope in the destruction coming, take this time, call to Him, make this the time that your future is secure, that no matter what comes, you will know who you are…


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Lyrics: God’s Not Dead and not roaring like a lion


I posted, previously, my concerns over the song God’s not dead and the roaring like a lion part. It’s a great song without the roaring, and so, for the sake of the kids, I modified the lyrics to remove the Satan imagery and replaced it with an omnipresent God, which He is….

God’s Not Dead by the Newsboys (modified lyrics)

Let love explode And bring the dead to life A love so bold To see a revolution somehow
Let love explode And bring the dead to life A love so bold To bring a revolution somehow
Now I’m lost in your freedom And this world I’ll overcome

My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside, living on the outside
My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside, living on the outside
He’s living He’s living He’s living on the inside

Let hope arise And make the darkness hide My faith is dead I need a resurrection somehow
Now.. Now I’m lost in your freedom Now.. And this world I’ll overcome

My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside, living on the outside
My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside, living on the outside
He’s living He’s living He’s living on the inside
He’s living on the inside

Let Heaven roar And fire fall Come shake the ground With the sound of revival
Let Heaven roar And fire fall Come shake the ground With the sound of revival
Let Heaven roar And fire fall Come shake the ground With the sound of revival
Let Heaven roar And fire fall Come shake the ground With the sound of revival…

My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside, living on the outside
My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside, living on the outside
My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside, living on the outside
My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside, living on the outside…
He’s living He’s living He’s living on the inside…
He’s living on the outside

Using this arrangement I feel confident that we can enjoy the Newsboys and the catchy song without losing a beat..

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