And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. Mark 14:32.
The evening of His Passion, Jesus made a special request of His chosen that confers unto all who are devoted to serving the Lord.
And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. Mark 14:34.
A watchman is someone who takes on the burden of intercession; the lonely occupation away from the spotlight and near to the Father’s heart. Every saint must take on a measure of this responsibility to be an over comer.
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38.
The watchman often become a voice to the people, as the Lord speaks with the voice of His intercessors.
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. Ezekiel 3:17.
The watchmen of Jerusalem are a type for the saint who carries a burden for the “heavenly Mount Zion.”
For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burns. Isaiah 62:1.
Now the basis for the title of this blog is revealed:
Day and night they keep at it, praying, calling out,
reminding God to remember.