The watchman attended a meeting for three days during which he witnessed the presence of the Lord. On the three days of the meeting he was totally engrossed in worshipping God. When the heavenly worship choruses, from Revelations 4:8b and 11, Revelations 5:9, 10, 12, 13b were sung, his spirit soared and he could not help but worship with the heavenly company of angels. Indeed, every time he attended worship by true worshippers (in spirit and in truth), his spirit knew and joined in the worship with awe and reverence. The presence of God is real. He is awed. At the end of the session, he made a very important decision in obedience to the Lord.
When giving testimony after the session, a man testified that he saw angels and gold dusts flowing with the speaker when she spoke on the altar and walked about while preaching God’s words. The watchman took heed even though he did not see them.
He returned to his own church (Prayer House) the next morning. Another participant shared her conviction and decision as a result of the intercessors’ meeting. The watchman translated and shared his own testimony briefly. In the afternoon he conducted a teaching session on Acts 8 (as led by the Spirit). At the end of the session, a participant told him that she saw gold dust on his right temple. Later, another person who was not in his class but attended the morning worship, told him she saw gold dust on his head in the morning when he was testifying for the Lord Jesus.
The gold dust signifies the presence of the Lord.
The sign was an important confirmation to the watchman. He has not expected such a visual sign this time but he takes heed the message. He believes he needs to share this testimony and encourage many other watchmen like him. The following are some of what he believes processes leading to such a manifestation of the presence of the Lord in an ordinary watchman’s life. (Please note that this is just one watchman’s personal experience. You may have your own different ones!)
summary of the watchman’s faith in action processes
1.Praying and asking the Lord to fill him with His glorious presence.
2.Worshipping and praying with a group of similar worshippers full of zeal for the Lord’s glorious presence, worshipping in spirit and in truth as commanded by the Lord.
3.Take heed the Spirit’s reminder and obey the Lord’s command to cast off the weight that hinders his race in faith (Heb.12:1b “Let us lay aside every weight, and sin which so easily ensnare us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”)
4.Take heed the Spirit’s guidance, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Heb.12:2a)
5.Believe the crucial verse: Heb.11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
6.Practices faith in action based on the Bible: seek the Lord, ask and knock, spend more and more time in the presence of the Lord, continue to listen to the Holy Spirit and repent as and when convicted, carry out Biblical prophetic acts as led by the Spirit. Pray and sing in the Spirit (Col.3:16) in every possible time (in quality and quantity).
7.Attend meetings with other like precious faith people to seek and worship the Lord and listen to His messages from other senior godly watchmen. Be mentored by godly seniors who fear the Lord.
8.8. Pray and ask for the manifestations of the spiritual gifts of discernment, word of knowledge and word of wisdom.
9.Feed (in quality and quantity) on the word of God, read the Bible, believe and obey the word of God. Be cleansed and sanctified!
10.Be faithful (devoted) to the Lord.
After the above encounter, the watchman perceives in his spirit indeed the significant upward changes in his spiritual discernment. His prayers have been transformed as he could feel a deep sense of peace and rest in his soul. Reading the word of God opens heaven for him! He has never felt so close to the Lord before. Each day he wakes to see another glorious day with the Lord. Now he knows what it means to worship in spirit and in truth and how real it is! Indeed the test of one’s relationship with the Lord is this worship reality. 1 Cor.6:17 “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”
God sees the heart. Take heed to guard our hearts, watchmen!
John 4:23-24 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Take heed the word ‘NOW’!
The following are the watchman’s favorite choruses. His whole being sings as he sings them. For those who do not know how to sing these, sing as the Holy Spirit leads you and give you music!)
Heavenly Choruses from the Book of Revelations
Revelation 4:8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
“ Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”
Revelation 4:11 “ You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”
Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying:
“ You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
Revelation 5:10 And have made us[a] kings[b] and priests to our God;
And we[c] shall reign on the earth.”
Revelation 5:12 saying with a loud voice:
“ Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
“ Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”