The Watchman on the Wall
Daily Devotions For Praying God's Word Over Those You Love
Dr. Ronald Harvell
Welcome, fellow Watchman to the Wall. There are over 6,000 prayer warriors lifting up requests to the LORD using His Word and The Watchman on the Wall, Volume 1 (WOW-1). Through God’s leadership, we are excited to open another arsenal of 366 more Swords of the Holy Spirit for your use with The Watchman on the Wall, Volume 2 (WOW-2).
God has called you to be a prayer warrior for the sake of others. Isaiah 62:6- 7 says God has appointed watchmen who all day and all night never keep silent. These watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem are constantly reminding the LORD to establish Jerusalem. The watchmen refuse to take any rest for themselves, and they refuse to give God any rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Who does God want you to constantly remind Him to establish and make their life a praise to Him? Just like the watchmen in Isaiah keep talking and talking to God about Jerusalem, you keep talking and talking to God about the people He wants you to watch over in prayer. Remind the LORD of His promises, of His good Word, of His good Name. Refuse to back down or take a break. As a watchman, appointed by God, continually intercede until God establishes your loved ones and makes them a praise in the earth. See from your place on the Wall the glory of the LORD as He answers your prayers and changes the landscape of eternity before your eyes in the lives of those you love.
Author BioDr. Ron Harvell is a chaplain colonel in the United States Air Force where he is responsible for ministry to all Air Force personnel in Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. From 2013-2015 he served as the Command Chaplain for all Air Force personnel serving in the 22 countries of the Middle East. Ron felt called to ministry when he was 17 years old. After being licensed to the Gospel Ministry by Circle Drive Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, he attended college where he met and married Marsha (1984). In June of 1985, he was ordained by Friendship Baptist Church in Weatherford, Texas. Following seminary, he pastored Northside Baptist Church in Kermit, Texas for four and a half years. Since 1991, Marsha and Ron have lived in 13 locations around the world serving as commissioned missionaries by the North American Mission Board to the Air Force Active Duty Chaplain Corps. He is an award-winning church growth pastor in both civilian and military organizations and a visionary leader serving God in His transformation of individuals, communities, and institutions. He is the co-author with Marsha of The Watchman: on the Wall: Daily Devotions for Praying God’s Word Over Those You Love. Ron has earned a Bachelors in Art from Hardin-Simmons University in Bible and History, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Asia Graduate School of Theology with a focus in Transformational Leadership for the Global City. He also has a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from National War College at the National Defense University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from The George Washington University. These academic experiences help to shape ministry opportunities and capacities for where his gifts and passions are, preaching, teaching, discipleship, church planting, and church growth. Ron and Marsha have been married since 1984 and have two grown children, Stephanie (married to Jonathan) and Steven (married to Rachel). Both families serve the Lord as ministries overseas. They have five grandchildren: Nathan, Adilynn, Kik, Daniel, and Kyro.
Marsha Harvell has a passion for the LORD and treasures His Word. She has led more than 100 Bible studies. As an international trainer for Precept Ministries, she has taught hundreds of people in Germany, France, Qatar, Bahrain, India, and Japan how to study the Bible and lead Bible studies. Marsha is dedicated to helping others discover the promises found in Scripture. She and her husband, Ron (married in 1984), recently returned to the States after serving for five years in Europe and the Middle East. Marsha is a missionary to the military as a chaplain’s wife, appointed by the North American Mission Board (1991). Ron and Marsha now minister to the military community from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. With a Bachelors in Education from Hardin-Simmons University and a Masters in Gifted and Talented Education from Texas Women’s University, Marsha Harvell is an accomplished woman who has taught in both public and private schools. She has helped plant churches and served as a worship leader and a women’s ministry director. She is also a conference speaker; some of her favorite topics include: The Covenant Maker, Godly Relationships, Being a Godly Wife and Mother, Hearing and Heeding God, Being Complete in Christ, Knowing God, and How to Pray. She is the author of The Covenant Maker: Knowing God and His Promises for Salvation and Marriage and co-author of The Watchman on the Wall: Daily Devotions for Praying God’s Word Over Those You Love. Marsha and Ron have been married since 1984 and have two grown children, Stephanie (married to Jonathan) and Steven (married to Rachel), who also serve the LORD in ministries overseas. They have five grandchildren: Nathan, Adilynn, Kik, Daniel, and Kyro.978-0-9916104-0-2