I have an avocado tree outside my office window. I often notice a small Rufus Hummingbird sitting on a branch. He is turning his head back and forth, and then looking up and down.
What’s he looking for?
This tiny bird, one of the smallest of the species, is guarding a hummingbird feeder he thinks belongs to him. Uh oh, here comes another hummingbird, invading his territory. He is after his food! Immediately, little Rufus bird is off, squawking and chasing the invader away. Rufus is on assignment most of the day!
One thing I notice about my hummingbird: he is not aware of his size. He is very bold and determined to guard what belongs to him even when he is eating and enjoying his food.
My little hummingbird is definitely “a watcher.” He’s small but his assignment has made him a mighty “bird of war.” He never looks in the mirror to determine who he is. God has given him a purpose and fulfilling that purpose affects how he thinks. It drives him to take action immediately, with force!
God has called out certain Believers and given them a holy, divine purpose to stand guard and contend in spiritual warfare against evil. In the past intercessors were called “watchers.”
Here are some word definitions of watch:
Actively guarding; a keeping watch over; keeping awake; of spiritual alertness; awake; be watchful; be vigilant; to keep; the watching ones; observe; preserve; watchfulness of those who are intent upon a thing; to abstain from wine, is used metaphorically of moral alertness and translated to watch; sober; to guard
The Watchers Armor of God – Ephesians 6:10-18 AMPC
“And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people). See Ephesians 6:10-18 for the entire armor.
The Watchers Source of Supply
“Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow springs of life.”
In order to be effective in prayer we have to guard our heart for that is the secret place of power; the dwelling place of Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke concerning the Holy Spirit …” (John 7:38)
God, the Holy Spirit in us, the hope of glory!
It was Holy Spirit who was in the beginning hovering over the waters of the earth, waiting for Elohim to speak words. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light, and there was light.’” Each time words came forth from the Father, Holy Spirit brought forth the manifestation.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:1-3)
Seventeen times in this chapter, the words “by faith” are written. Each time, they describe different circumstances that faith had victory over. Not only is Holy Spirit the most important resident in our heart, but also important is this substance called “faith.”
How do we release the power of Holy Spirit and faith?
Through words, especially those entwined with the power of tongues!
Developing your prayer language is very important to Holy Spirit for it will help you grow and develop out of babyhood and childhood, maturing your spirit man. Then when Holy Spirit calls you to an assignment, whether alone or a corporate working with others, there will be a release of the inward power of God. It’s the power of God that can pull down dominions of strongholds as words of faith and authority are released from your mouth.
It is truly magnificent Saints!
The resurrection of Jesus Christ opened the door for man to be born from above, a new creation! Jesus is the Head and we are His body, glorious with diversities of gifts, differences of ministries and activities, to establish the Kingdom of God and His ways on earth.
The assignment for Intercession is wonderful; each one … working intimately and inwardly with Holy Spirit, seated in heavenly places in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:6 and 2:10)
You’re never alone dear heart!
The Kingdom of God
His Kingdom is within you! (Luke 17:21)
Let it out!
“Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:9-10)
God has certainly put the “spirit of might to fight” in this little champion of the skies! His purpose to guard his food supply is very important in his everyday life.
As watchers, our ears are tuned to our heart, watching for what Father has to say throughout our day. Be on call for prayer. Guard against thieves that steal prayer/study time or bring fear.
Your heart is the life source!
This is that …
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)