Watchmans-Cry---Forerunners-of-America

"If the watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn’t sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their captivity. They will die in their sins, but I will hold the watchman responsible for their deaths." ~Ezekiel 33:6

America is on a perilous trajectory. Difficulty and danger lay ahead if we fail to heed God's warnings. A watchman is needed to sound the alarm!

It may be that times of increasing difficulty are God's chosen means of alerting us to the consequences of our continued national waywardness. Watchman's Cry seeks to amplify this alarm by evaluating our nation's present difficulties in light of God's Word. God has a redemptive role for America – if we will only heed the watchman's cry.

A Dominion Mandate
Part 1

By Timothy Zebell

Having uniquely designed humanity to serve as His stewards over creation, God bestowed upon Adam and Eve both a blessing and a charge…

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Human Government Established
Part 2

By Timothy Zebell

In order to protect life in a creation corrupted by sin, humanity would need to focus not only on the cultural disciplines needed to control animals and the environment, but also on the…

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The Origin of Nations
Part 3

By Timothy Zebell

Shortly after experiencing a global flood that was released to cleanse the earth of its rebellion and wickedness, humanity again forfeited its renewed opportunity to steward God’s creation in submission to His will….

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The Purpose of Nations
Part 4

By Timothy Zebell

God may have established nations in judgment, but His heart was filled with mercy….

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When God Troubles A Nation
Part 5

By Timothy Zebell

Sometimes God must trouble a nation before it is willing to look beyond itself….

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The Fate of Nations
Part 6

By Timothy Zebell

Far from becoming obsolete at the return of Christ, nations will continue to play an important role in God’s redemption story throughout eternity….

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Nations in Eternity
Part 7

By Timothy Zebell

Nations will retain a form of human government with God’s faithful servants appointed as kings over nations…

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The Redemptive Role of Nations

Today, God is actively involved in the affairs of every nation as He seeks to draw the hearts of mankind to Himself. Nations play a critical role in God’s redemptive plan. Indeed, their purpose stretches even into eternity. What does the Bible reveal about the origin, purpose, and destiny of nations?

America's War with God

America is engaged in a conflict it cannot win. It is time that we remove the fog of war and honestly evaluate our predicament. Does hope remain? What can we as individuals do? How do we end this war? America’s future is dependent upon the way we answer these questions.

No Longer a Christian Nation
Part 1

By Timothy Zebell

Surveys indicate that only 6% of American adults possess a basic Christian worldview about things like God’s attributes, the accuracy of the Bible, and salvation. Worse yet, the trend line is quickly declining …

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A Nation In Rebellion
Part 2

By Timothy Zebell

Our quest to cast aside all moral restraints in pursuit of hedonistic euphoria has only unleashed societal chaos….

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Poised for Judgment
Part 3

By Timothy Zebell

Fundamentally, every nation is given the same choice given to Israel: Choose God and receive blessing, or disobey God and be cursed…

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From Discipline to Destruction
Part 4

By Timothy Zebell

God’s judgment often comes in two phases. The first phase is a corrective judgment in which God lifts His hand of blessing and protection, permitting a nation to experience the destructive consequences of sin….

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Point of No Return
Part 5

By Timothy Zebell

It is possible for a nation in rebellion to reach a point of no return, securing an inevitable transition from God’s discipline to destruction….

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Rejecting God’s Prophets
Part 6

By Timothy Zebell

Prophets declare God’s Word even when it is not welcome. When God sent national warnings to Judah, the people rejected and mocked the prophets…

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A Nation In Denial
Part 7

By Timothy Zebell

It is futile for us to hold out hope that God will miraculously transform our country when even our religious leaders are afraid to confront sin and to call people to repentance…

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Reaping the Whirlwind
Part 8

By Timothy Zebell

Having sown the wind for generations, is America now reaping the whirlwind? Our institutions are in chaos; our youth are in bondage; our churches are in decline; our government is in turmoil, and our foreign policy is in retreat….

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Is It Too Late?
Part 9

By Timothy Zebell

Merciful and patient as God may be, there is a limit to His tolerance of sin. Severe judgment awaits those nations that ignore God’s corrective judgments….

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What Can We Do? (Part 1)
Part 10

By Timothy Zebell

Far from encouraging a fatalistic mindset, 2 Chronicles 7:13–14 provides God’s people with an action plan for aligning our hearts with the heart of God in times of crisis…

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What Can We Do? (Part 2)
Part 11

By Timothy Zebell

God’s solution to our problems remains the same today. His solution is consistently sprawled across the pages of Scripture from beginning to end…

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We Must Own This War
Part 12

By Timothy Zebell

When the American church chooses to remain silent on political and culturally controversial matters that are fundamentally moral, is it any wonder how our nation has lost respect for God’s opinion regarding life’s most significant issues?

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This Is Our War to Surrender
Part 13

By Timothy Zebell

America’s war with God began in our churches and in our households, not in our government. As such, the responsibility to surrender this war with God ultimately rests with each of us individually, not with our government leaders….

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Clinging to Hope
Part 1

By Timothy Zebell

Apart from national repentance, America will be unable to avoid divine judgment indefinitely. Discomforting as the thought may be, this is a good thing….

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Whitewashed Tombs
Part 2

By Timothy Zebell

Before we critique other people’s behavior and exhort them to repent, we ourselves must first determine what remains to be repented of in our own lives….

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Becoming Watchmen
Part 3

By Timothy Zebell

Although warnings are not always appreciated in the moment, our society expects responsible citizens to warn those who are being irresponsible….

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How to Sound the Alarm
Part 4

By Timothy Zebell

Our warnings should reflect both the severity of God’s judgment against sinful behavior and God’s heart for restoration….

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Sounding the Alarm

We warn others because we reserve hope that a change of mindset and behavior can stave-off judgment. As such, our warning is not a decree of fated disaster. Instead, our warning is a call to action that emphasizes the consequences of inaction. But how do we do this?

Making a Difference

Confronted with the reality that America is on a perilous trajectory, each of us has a decision to make: Do we want to make a difference?

What Is Our Concern?
Part 1

By Timothy Zebell

Before we can determine whether we want to make a difference, we ought to know whether we are satisfied with the way things are now. About what are we concerned?

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Silence of the Lambs
Part 2

By Timothy Zebell

How can a nation ever hope to draw the hearts of people back to God if God’s people refuse to share His heart on practical life issues and to hold culture to account?

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Embracing Our Message
Part 3

By Timothy Zebell

A popular, yet dangerous, myth maintains that God wants His people to be known by what they are for, not what they are against….

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What Do We Hope to Change?
Part 4

By Timothy Zebell

Having identified our primary concerns as being our nation’s failure to accomplish its divine purpose of drawing the hearts of people back to God and the silence of God’s people regarding moral matters in our culture, what is it we hope to change?

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Part 5

By Timothy Zebell

Our ability to think and to make decisions have been fundamentally corrupted. As much as we may want to believe that humanity is naturally inclined to choose what is right and true, reality paints a far bleaker picture….

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What about Political Activism?
Part 6

By Timothy Zebell

While there is a place for politics in this conversation, we ought always to keep in mind that the political is merely symptomatic of our nation’s spiritual condition….

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The Task Is a Gospel Mission
Part 7

By Timothy Zebell

Jesus did not confine our gospel message to a proclamation of His death, burial, and resurrection. Instead, we apply this proclamation….

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The Redemptive Role of Nations

Today, God is actively involved in the affairs of every nation as He seeks to draw the hearts of mankind to Himself. Nations play a critical role in God’s redemptive plan. Indeed, their purpose stretches even into eternity. What does the Bible reveal about the origin, purpose, and destiny of nations?

A Dominion Mandate
Part 1

By Timothy Zebell

Having uniquely designed humanity to serve as His stewards over creation, God bestowed upon Adam and Eve both a blessing and a charge…

Read More

Human Government Established
Part 2

By Timothy Zebell

In order to protect life in a creation corrupted by sin, humanity would need to focus not only on the cultural disciplines needed to control animals and the environment, but also on the…

Read More

The Origin of Nations
Part 3

By Timothy Zebell

Shortly after experiencing a global flood that was released to cleanse the earth of its rebellion and wickedness, humanity again forfeited its renewed opportunity to steward God’s creation in submission to His will….

Read More

The Purpose of Nations
Part 4

By Timothy Zebell

God may have established nations in judgment, but His heart was filled with mercy….

Read More

When God Troubles A Nation
Part 5

By Timothy Zebell

Sometimes God must trouble a nation before it is willing to look beyond itself….

Read More

The Fate of Nations
Part 6

By Timothy Zebell

Far from becoming obsolete at the return of Christ, nations will continue to play an important role in God’s redemption story throughout eternity….

Read More

Nations in Eternity
Part 7

By Timothy Zebell

Nations will retain a form of human government with God’s faithful servants appointed as kings over nations…

Read More

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