The MINISTRY of the Watchman Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement is the five-fold evangelistic, restorative and renewal assignment which the Lord has given us to accomplish. This is often termed, “the vision of the Watchman”.
The Lord Jesus often spoke of His ministry on earth in those days (cons. Luke 2:49; 24:25-27; Matthew 20:17-22; John 9:4-5; 12:46). The apostles on their part also often related or mentioned their ministry while they were engaged in same (Acts 1:15-17, 21-22, 24-25; 4:18-20; 6:1-4; 20:24; 26:12-20; 2 Corinthians 4:1; Ephesians. 3:8-9).
An Instrument Of Restoration
RESTORATION here implies bringing back those things lost in the course of time due to (inter alia), the influence of the world and unwariness as to the schemes of Satan. To mention but a few, the following have been lost by the people in the course of the past centuries:- new-life experience of genuine Christians (i.e. regeneration) (2 Corinthians 5:17; John 1:13; Tit. 3:5), the apostolic mission of church leaders (Acts 6:2-4; 4:19-20; 20:17-27; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Col. 1:28-29; 2 Timothy 4:1-2); the exemplary life of Christian leaders (1 Thessalonians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 4:1-2; 6:4-10; 1 Timothy 3:2-7); the practically holy nature of the church (1 Peter 1:14-16; Leviticus 11:44); the vibrant/evangelistic nature of the church due to the presence of the in-dwelling Holy Spirit (Acts 2:41-47; 4:32; 8:1, 4); the Christ only nature of the church (Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2:1-2; Gal. 1:3-9); the praying nature of the church (Acts 1:14; 4:24; 12:12; 21:5); the unworldly nature of the church (John 17:14-16; Romans 12:2; 2 Timothy 2:4; Heb. 11:24-25; 1 John 2:15). It is these things and much more that the Movement was ordained and established by the Lord to restore. The vision that has been given is one like that of prophet Isaiah and apostle Paul (see Isa. 62:1-4, 6-7; Acts 26:16-18).
A Means Of Light To Sinners
APART from the several millions of people who constitute our Jerusalems, discussed in sub-section (a) above, there are several other billions of people around the whole world, who cannot distinguish between their left and their right in the matters of worship of God, faith in Christ, the Bible, heaven and hell, the soul, etc. To these too has the Movement been sent as a means of light, as in the following Bible instances (Mark 16:15; Luke 2:30-32; 24:46-47; John 1:6-8; Acts 26:16-18).
Among these billions of people are atheists, free-thinkers, philosophers, various categories of religious sinners, indifferent people and a host of others wallowing in other forms of darkness. Nonetheless, our vision is that of what happened when the Lord Jesus went up and down the whole land of Israel (Matt. 4:13-16; Isa. 9:1-2; 42:1, 4; John. 4:28-30, 40-42; Matthew 11:4-5), as well as what happened when the evangelists went to those cities in those days (Acts 8:4-8; 14L27).
A Means Of Oneness, Restoration And Renewal To The Body Of Christ; The Church
THIS is the aspect of the vision of the Watchmen that little-minds do not readily perceive, due to what is on ground. Howbeit, it is as authentic and sure as the other aspects.
Meanwhile, the Body of Christ, the Church is in shreds (as it were). There is so much ‘mind your own business’, competition, etc., in the entire Body. Where it appears there is some attempt at what the Lord prayed for (John 17:9, 11, 20-23), it may be mere relationship of those in the same category. The much that may be said to have been done in respect of the real thing is so infinitesimal in comparison to what is desired. The reasons for this situation are legion in number, diverse in nature and magnitude. In fact, those who read and appreciate the Lord’s prayer to the Father on the oneness of the Church in John 17:9, 11, 20-23, and His purpose of giving various ministries in the Church as recorded in Ephesians 4:11-13, keep asking the question:-“will this thing (this oneness) ever be?”. “Is there any hope actually for achieving a glorious Church as described (Eph. 5:25-27) for the Rapture?”
On Restoration And Renewal Of The Body, it is clear the world has affected a larger section of the Church, so that the ancient landmark of not being Jews or Greeks in all areas of life, but another race (as the early church was defined to be, and as the Lord declared – (John 17:14-16), is fast becoming unreasonable and unnecessary for many. Also, the ancient landmark of being vibrant and militantly evangelistic (Acts 2:41-47; 4:32; 8:1, 4), has been removed. The list of regrettable things can continue.
It is to such a Body that the Lord has sent the Watchmen at this end-time. Our vision is a Body, as described in John 17:9, 11, 20-23; Eph. 4:11-13; and 5:25-27. This however does not imply that all will come under one umbrella or one name-tag.
An Instrument of Healing To The Sick & Deliverance To The Possessed & Oppressed By Devils
IT is usual with God to include for every aspect of man, the soul, spirit and body, in His packages. This is the reason the Lord Jesus came preaching and teaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God for the benefit of man, in particular, the soul and spirit, as well as setting the captives free, healing all manner of diseases and delivering the afflicted and possessed by the devils (cons. Is. 61:1-3; (Luke 4:16-21), Matthew 4:23-24; 11:4-5; Acts 10:38). In keeping with rule, He Himself sent His disciples and apostles with the like package as the Father has sent Him (Matthew 10:1-8; Luke 9:1-2; 10:1,9; John 20:21).
Because of this rule, the Lord has included the above aspect into the vision that He has given the Watchmen. Testimonies abound of healings and deliverances as Watchmen minister everywhere, and in all meetings, but particularly, the Charismatic hour fellowships, to prove the above assertion.
An Instrument of Warning To The Adamant
ALTHOUGH this 5th aspect of the vision of Watchmen is incorporated in the first two, it is needful that it be mentioned here separately. A number of reasons underline this specific mention. The whole world in these closing days is at ease, wallowing in the evils of blood-letting through avoidable wars and through abortion, apart from wickedness, satanism and occultism, sexual immorality (to mention but a few), as though there is no danger whatever (cp. Zechariah 1:14-15). This was the case with the people of God at the time of Ezekiel, hence his ministry of stern-warning to the people (Ezekiel 3: 17-21;33:1-9).
Surely, multitudes of people will go to hell for blocking their ears and closing their eyes (as others have already done) (Ps. 9:17; Matthew 8:11-12; 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 21:8). But given God’s nature of equity, they should be shown the danger and warned sternly about it (cp. Ezekiel 3:17;33:7), hence this aspect of the Watchman vision on a specific note.
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE WATCHMAN CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL MOVEMENT
The Watchman Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement (WCCRM) is a unique Movement raised by God as a channel of blessings to all peoples all over the world with the 5-fold ministry of:-
- Renewal or regeneration of millions of nominal and unregenerated church people
- Giving light that leads to salvation to sinners in all other quarters, than the Christian religious quarters.
- Ensuring oneness and restoration to the continually disintegrating body of Christ, the Church.
- Healing the sick, restoring the disabled, delivering the possessed and oppressed by the devils.
- Warning all that will remain adamant and be lost eventually and eternally.
In addition to the 5-fold objectives, the Movement is also given to:
- reach the whole world with the end time gospel of Jesus Christ
- bring about the fulfilment of the prayer of Jesus Christ on the unification of the Christian Church the world over.
- work to prepare the Christian Church for the iminient rapture of the saints.
- raise a great army of Christian from various denominations for the great harvest of souls.
All the above are on course in the 3 fold End-time project currently being executed through the International Gospel Ministers Conference of the Hour being championed meanwhile by the Watchman Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement.