Eyes Of The Watchman
When we hear the eyes of the watchman, or eyes of the spirit, what or who are we exactly speaking of? Are they the eyes of the angels of the Lord? Are they the eyes of God, or the Holy Spirit? What is their purpose, and what do they represent? Lets do a little searching in the scriptures and see what we come up with. We will begin our study in the book of Revelations. Keep in mind that in chapter 1 verse 10 of the book of Revelation, Saint John was taken in the Spirit to the first day of the millennium. These are some of the things that he saw.
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the
first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which
said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
It is Christ that is going to show John these things.
And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold,
a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. (Revelation 4:2). Again, it was John
that was in the Spirit and they are talking here about the throne of God.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. (Revelation 5:6). The Lamb that was slain was Christ. (Isaiah 53:7, John 1:29). The seven horns and seven eyes represent the seven Spirit of God. Their destination sent forth into all the earth.
Lets go to the book of Zechariah and learn a little more about the seven eyes of the spirit. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. (Zechariah 3:9). The stone laid before Joshua was the head stone, Jesus Christ, the stone that was rejected. (Psalms 118:22, Isaiah 8:14-15, Isaiah 28:16, Acts 4:11, Romans 9:33, 1 Peter 2:4-8). The One who would remove the sins of the world in one day. (Jeremiah 31:34, John 1:29, Hebrews 7:27, 1 John 2:2). Upon the stone shall be seven eyes: The head stone is Christ, the seven eyes represent the eyes of Jesus Christ as related to the Holy Spirit.
For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth. (Zechariah 4:10). The "eyes of the Lord" that search around the world. (Revelation 5:6). The "Eyes of the watchman." Jesus Christ, He is the watchman.
So, with that being said, what do these seven eyes of the spirit actually represent, and what is Christ watching out for? I believe it is seven important facets of the Holy Spirit. What could those be? Lets make a list of these facets and see if they match up with scripture and the qualities of the Holy Spirit.
Justification: And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11). You were once like that but now you are made right (Justified), with God in Jesus name and by the Holy Spirit. (Acts 26:18, Galatians 3:24).
Sanctification: But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. (2 Thessalonians 2:13). God chose you from the very first to give you salvation (through sanctification), cleansing you with the Holy Spirit and by your trusting in the truth of the Word.
Life: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2). Because we believe in Christ and walk after the Spirit we belong to Christ. Because we belong to Christ, the Spiritual law of (life), has freed us from the power of sin that leads to death. (2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:1). Christ has made us free. (John 8:32). Make sure you stay free and don't get all tied up in the chains of slavery to the old sacrificial laws and ordinances. (Acts 15:10). Beware of being under bondage to any religion, organization, or traditions of men. "You are a free agent."
Truth: Jesus tells us how the truth will come. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (John 16:13). When the "Spirit of (truth) comes" (the Holy Spirit), He will guide you into all truth. Our guide into the future! (1 John 2:27), When you dwell in the light which is Christ, the Holy Spirit will teach you all things when it comes to discerning truth. Don't listen to any man or woman who is contrary to God's Word. Also referring to (Acts 2:17-18), The "Holy Spirit" will speak through men and women in the last days. Remember what Joel said. (Joel 2:28-32). Jesus gives us this assurance. I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6). Jesus couldn't make it any clearer than that. "Christ shows us the way through example." "He gives us the (truth) through the Word of God." "He gives us eternal life with the Father because He defeated death at the crucifixion."
Wisdom: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: (Ephesians 1:17). When you acknowledge God through His Word, the wisdom of His truth will be opened to you.
Deliverance: 1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13). You are never tempted with more than you can handle in life. God will never give you anything that you cannot handle when you believe in Him. The Apostle Timothy would say: Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. (2 Timothy 3:11). The Lord rescued Timothy from all his afflictions. He will do the same for you. Just keep plowing in the word and do your best.
Prayer: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:26). The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. Sometimes we don't know what God wants from us, or what we really need. So, we let the Holy Spirit help us with "groanings" Strong's Concordance G4726 "stenagmos" meaning "a sigh" a deep breath, which cannot be uttered. (Has nothing to do with strange sounds and chanting). Just talk to the Heavenly Father like you would anyone else and He will answer your prayers.
So, we have covered a pretty good representation of the Holy Spirit and what God expects from us through the Holy Spirit. Once again, it is Jesus Christ who has the eyes of the watchman, and "He is watching."
Keep The Faith,