Who Is The Watchman? My Appeal to You!
Update below - June 1, 2009
By now some of you are probably wondering who I am, so God has impressed me to tell you.
First and foremost I am a husband of 18 years and a father of three wonderful children.
I have been in ministry on and off for the last 25 years. I was formally trained in two Bible Colleges: Southwest Assemblies of God College and Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas.
Over the last decade, God has been transforming me from typical cookie cutter minister into something entirely different.
In order to go through transition with God, a "breaking down" must occur. He cannot work with a vessel that is full of dirt. So God will crack the vessel open and pour the earth out of it. He does this so that He can replace the earth with "New Wine."
This process comes only with trials and tears. To be sifted and purged is painful.
God then took me to the next level. About three years ago it started: a burning, a burning in my soul with the words given by God to WARN the people. It does not leave. Day and night, I was consumed with a passion to devour the scriptures. I sought God in the night watches. "God reveal your mysteries in the scriptures to me! I want to know these things!"
"Allow me to understand these end time things," I asked Him.
And He did! Like a flood, the understanding of scriptures began in a way that I never imagined. With my discoveries, came a burden! I must tell the people! Many of the "traditions" of men teachings on the end times are wrong! No Rapture will save us!
In the last three years I began ministering in a home church Bible study setting. I was reaching maybe 20 or 30 people with the message of warning and preparation. I constantly wanted to reach more people. More people came but many did not like the message. They did not like hearing that their comfortable life was going to be turned upside down in a few years. They did not like hearing the message of repentance. So they left.
I yearned to tell more people. I called up pastors that I knew on the phone to warn them. But they mocked me, scoffed me, and made fun of me. My feelings were not hurt, I was starting to get used to it.
But, I desperately wanted to share my burden with more. I asked God, "God these people don't want to listen! Where are there people that will listen?"
God had a plan for me. But first, He had more purging to do!
I did not expect it!
On February 2008, I had a leg injury that pretty much "crippled" me. I could not walk. No insurance. My family was financially devastated.
I did not know why! Talk about life changing! I had to crawl up the stairs to get to my bathroom.
But God cannot use a person that has pride.
I Had Pride
He showed this to me when I went to Wal-Mart and I had to drive around in the little golf cart that they supply for the handicapped. The first time I rode in it, it was very weird. I was very self conscious about it. God told me that I was self conscious about it because I had pride.
I repented, "God strip me of my pride!"
He told me, "I AM stripping you, that is why you cannot walk. From now on depend on me!"
I had to stop my home church meetings because of my injury. I asked God, "How will I reach the people now, I am a recluse?"
God said, "Share your message on the internet!"
Within weeks I began this online ministry. That was in early 2008.
A Larger Ministry
So here we are brethren. God has taken this ministry and already the message of warning is reaching people all over the world. I have had visitors from over fourty different countries!
This was God's plan from the beginning, He knew what He was doing when He touched my leg and I was hobbled, like Jacob.
And folks here is where you come in. This message needs to be heard by the many that God wants to awaken. I intend to share the oracles that God gave but I have bills to pay. So, I ask you to take this matter in prayer, and if God leads you, please donate to this ministry. I have many things to bring to you in audio sermons and in written Bible Studies.
Thank you and God Bless You,
Nathan Leal - A Watchman
Update - June 1, 2009.
But if these are my ordered steps, then it is okay. Every step that I take with a limp is a reminder of who my master and Lord is.
Thou I am weak, then will I be strong. It is interesting that here I am, 46 years old and I walk with a cane. I never imagined this just a few years ago.
I have a new awareness now when I am in public and I see an elderly person walking with their cane.
In the past, I used to walk past them with no acknowledgement. But now I find myself complementing how nice their cane is compared to mine. I even joke if they want to trade canes. This always brings a laugh out of their face, that seconds before seemed occupied with serious or tired thoughts.
My friends ask me if I wish to be healed.
But after this new awareness of my frailty and my new dependence on God. I have a hard time wishing for this to go away. My eyes are open to the pain in others that I did not have before. I do not want to loose this.
I can actually relate to an area of an elderly persons life. I have a common bond with them. The mortality of our physical body.
His will be done.
My treasure in this earthen vessel is not my vitality, but it is Him.
God Bless You,
Nathan - June 1, 2009
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