Many leaders appear to be refusing to sound the alarm that we are in the end times, out of concern that many church attendees may disapprove of the "negativity".
The pastors fear that any perceived "negativity" by churchgoers may cause church attendance to dwindle and thus, income to drop.
This mindset, focused on materialism, may have eternal consequences for the many in front of, as well as behind the church podiums.
They assume that their clergymen, being seminary-trained, steeped in Bible degrees/knowledge, are doing the watching for them.
They naturally are presuming that their leaders are alert and diligently watching for the last days signals given to us by Yeshua.
Therefore, many occupying the pews are depending entirely on those behind the pulpits to warn them of the signs of the times.
There again are moneychangers where there is instead supposed to be the sharing of the FREE gift of eternal salvation.
Often, it morphs the ministry into a matter of popularity and telling people whatever they want to hear, in order to profit the man.
This need has enticed many pastors to stick to keeping the message "fluffy", entertaining and bursting with sunshine.
"A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear." 2 Timothy 4:3
Those who have been entrusted with the welfare of the flocks need to remember that by assuming the role as leaders/teachers, that they will be judged more severely:
"My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the severer judgment." James 3:1
God, in His omnipotence, seeing the end from the beginning, knew that in these last days that the Church at large, would evolve into a business.
"Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish." Isaiah 46:10
As a result, God has called laypeople to be watchmen on the wall, to stand in the stead for the leaders of the churches; who have chosen to protect their family incomes instead of spiritually protecting their flocks.
These watchmen come from all walks of life and are primarily composed of laypeople. Since they are not trained pastors, most of the flock usually see the watchmen as either inept or incapable. Oftentimes, they even view the watchmen as eccentric and ostracizable.
Any of these perspectives cause the people in the pews to virtually ignore the watchmen and their warnings.
As we draw yet closer to the prophesied Time of Jacob's Trouble/Tribulation and the Rapture of the readied Bride, God appears to be calling even more watchmen in, to man the walls for the last watches.
There are watchmen of all genders, races and nationalities now sounding the alarm all over the internet.
From Facebook and Youtube to individual websites and Rapture based message boards, the clarion call can be heard all over the world wide web.
God loves His people so deeply that He commanded us to watch for the plethora of signs that He foretold that would signal the end of the age.
It is up to each believer to choose to either heed, or to ignore, the watchmen's cries of alarm.
According to Ezekiel, obedient watchmen will not be held accountable for the choices of those warned.
However, those in the pulpits, shepherding the flocks, will be held accountable for the blood of those in their care, if they choose to not blow the trumpet of warning.
"But if the watchman sees the sword come, and blows not the trumpet, and the people are not warned; if the sword comes, and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand." Ezekiel 33:6
Thus, the negligent leaders behind the lecterns are not only heaping more severe judgment upon themselves, but also leaving many in their congregations woefully unprepared.
If all pastors were faithfully warning their flocks, their flocks would be fully aware of the nearness of the coming of the Lord. Being convinced and aware, these believers would in turn, start sounding the alarm themselves.
Eventually, the internet would be all abuzz with warnings by all believers that we are at the end of the age. Even non-believers would become aware that all the increasing abnormalcy on the planet is actually Biblical prophecy coming to pass.
Many of the lost would be saved and the lukewarm would be readied.
Due to all the preceding factors, it is imperative that all ministers of the Gospel realize that by disobeying the Lord's command to watch, a multitude of souls are at stake (including their own).