Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Praise the Lord everybody for He is worthy to be praised!! I pray you are all enjoying Gods blessing.
My wife and I are still enduring our valley experience. The spirit of depression is trying to move in on my wife and by association on me. Our faith is being pushed to the limit but we are not giving up. I am not turning back and therefore we are not turning back. My wife and I have an agreement She follows me as I follow Christ.

I was praying  the other day when God spoke to me and God gave me this scripture Mark 2:3-5
3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.

4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee

I began to think about how we Christian believers are always talking about how we are "pressing" our way. Paul said it first when he said "I press toward the mark..." I've often heard myself and others say "I don't feel well but I'm pressing my way" and there is nothing wrong with that as we see in verse 4 that everyone was pressing, pressing to get near Jesus. To "press" means to compel, to try and influence, to exert steady force against.

 My wife and I had been pressing into Gods presence for a long time, waiting for our touch, our healing. We had been pressing through prayer and supplication week after week, month after month, religiously without change. But God was showing me sometime your usual efforts are not enough. Some times you have to "tear the roof off!" make that extra effort, find another way to get before God. Sometimes the status quo is not enough, some times you can't just follow the crowd, sometimes you have to break free, break through your ceiling and find your own way into His presence. I'm not saying start your own religion, don't get it twisted, I'm saying sometimes God needs to see how far you are willing to go for your blessing.

Maybe you need to spend more time in personal prayer. Maybe you need to get a prayer partner. Maybe you need to Fast as well as pray. Maybe you need to live a more consecrated life, a more Holy life. Maybe you have not been fully obedient in your walk with the Lord, whatever!, It's time to take it to another level, time to tear the roof off your situation and find a way to get closer to God and your blessing.
My wife and I have decided to take our problems through the roof, we're fasting more, praying more, consecrating and being more obedient to His voice when He speaks to us regardless of how it may look to others. We want to hear The Lord say "your faith has healed you"
                                     GOD BLESS YOU ALL, Brother Darrell, A watchman


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


 Praise The Lord everybody! Because He is worthy to be praised!! I am sharing with you all an article I wrote for my church web sight three years ago. At that time no one from my church read it but I pray that you are blessed by this re posting as I was when I first wrote it. 

I Am A Soldier
Posted on March 11, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

2nd Timothy 2:3+4

3) Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4) No man that entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

I have noticed that there are many more "civilians" in the body of Christ in these last days. Civilians are noncombatants,some are conscientious objectors. They come to church on Sundays and enjoy the Gospel "show" many churches are putting on these days, then they go home and get caught up again in the cares of this world. Cares about jobs, getting raises, promotions and achieving wealth and fame. And when things get tough they fall apart, they can't stand, believing in God but denying the power there of. It's all just a show to them, a front and a private club to others. Some are oblivious to the fact that there is spiritual warfare going on all around them. Others know their is a war going on but they prefer to let others do their fighting for them like their Pastors for instance.

Paul talks about us being soldiers in the army of the lord called by God to fight the good fight of faith. The duty of a soldier is to serve and follow orders, the orders of his commander and chief and the commander and chief is God. A soldier knows he will endure hardships and even setbacks but he also knows that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. When he's having a valley experience he looks to the hills and he knows from whence cometh his help. If he falls he will not be utterly cast down. He knows that many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all. His desire is to serve the Lord because He first served us. He loves the Lord because He first loved us. Even when he is not in battle a soldier stays in training by putting his hands to whatever good he can find to do. He loves his fellow soldier and prays that none would be left behind. A soldier experiences many things during war, long sieges where the enemy tries to starve them out, but they know man does not live by bread alone but every word out of the mouth of God.

A soldier keeps his weapon clean and in good working order by studying to show himself approved, rightly dividing Gods word. A good soldier is well drilled and ready for anything, keeping his or her flesh under submission in order to stay on task and not look to the left or right.

As for me I don't know how much time I have left on this earth but I'm giving my all to Christ who has called me out of darkness into his marvelous light. Every morning as I put on the full armor of God and prepare to do battle in this world I look in the mirror and tell myself, "I am a soldier."

God Bless You all,
Brother Darrell

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Praise the Lord everybody fore He is worthy to be praised!! I pray everyone is enjoying Gods blessing. My wife and I are enjoying the blessing of a warm home during this nor-easter that is pounding our area today. God is moving in our ministries and we are still believing Him for our healing.
While in prayer yesterday He reminded me of an article I wrote for my churches website awhile back called "I am a soldier" all about soldiering in the army of the Lord and the things you have to endure while serving in His army. As I was thinking on those things a song came into my spirit "Hold on old soldier!" and as I sang that song to myself God gave me this scripture, 1st Samuel 30: 3-8
3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

5 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.

6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.

8 And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all

I thought about how David and his men had been out doing what soldiers do and after another long battle were finally on their way home. They were looking forward to some rest, some peace of mind, a time of refreshing with their wives and children as they trudged home in anticipation of all these things. When they finally arrive home they are hit with another trial another heartache another let down. My wife and I have been experiencing the same thing lately, every time we think we're getting out something pulls us back in.

Davids men did not handle this well, they began to dis pare and became angry with David and even talked about stoning him but David did the right thing, he encouraged himself in the Lord. He asked for and as king put on the priestly garment and enquired of the Lord as to what he should do about all this.
We are soldiers, my wife and I but we are also joint heirs with Christ and as such are able to put on our priestly garments encourage our selves in the Lord. And that's exactly what we have begun to do. We are spending more time before God enquiring of Him, "what shall we do?" and just waiting on Him in his presence. What a wonderful thing.

When David enquired of the Lord, He was told " Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all" And God is telling us the same thing today. Pursue your hopes, your dreams, your desires and most importantly your needs. you will not only catch up to them but you will "overtake" them meaning like David not only will you get what you went after but you will get more than you had hoped for like they did.  More importantly you will "recover all" recover your family, your friends, your job, your career, your wife, your husband and your life, whatever was stolen from you. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!. 

                                     God bless you all, Brother Darrell, A Watchman

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Praise the Lord everybody! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! I pray everyone is enjoying Gods many blessings. My wife and I are still holding on to Gods promises. It seems like God is still way down the road somewhere, no where in sight. The word says that "we walk by faith and not by sight." and it's a good thing that we don't because I probably would have stopped walking by now.

We love the Lord, we've witnessed His work in our lives on numerous occasions in our lives but some trials, some tribulations are so painful you feel like dropping out, giving up before the blessing comes. Right now my wife and I feel like we are reaching the end of our rope and we've begun to cry out to Jesus "when!! when are you coming!" some of the people who were there praying with us from the beginning are starting to fall away, They have stopped believing for us and are starting to say "maybe it's time for you to stop crying out and praying, maybe it;s time to accept the fact that it is not Gods will for you to be healed." and I was starting to believe them until God Gave me this scripture Matthew 20: 29- 34  And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

You see we are like those two blind men right now sitting on the side of the road, waiting for something to happen in their lives and we, just like them, know that Jesus is our only hope. we can't allow ourselves to be discouraged by friends and "church folks" who don't understand your faith and have not heard what you heard from God. We must cry out all the more "Jesus!" and stop holding back out of fear of what people might say or think. We must stand on His promise because He is not a man that he should lie.

Jesus is walking by right now in our lives and we are not going to be stifled hindering spirits sent by the enemy to deprive us of our blessing. WE WILL CRY LOUD AND NOT HOLD BACK! JESUS WILL HEAR OUR CRIES AND SAY "WHAT WILL YE THAT I SHOULD DO UNTO YOU?"
We have built up our "spiritual stamina" over the years and now we have to put it to work, we will hold on even as others fall away we will persevere.

                  God bless you all, Brother Darrell, A Watchman