I’m going to show you something about Winston Churchill that helps explain why he was so great.
Ezekiel 33 contains an amazing prophecy. God sends His prophet with a message about a time when a sword would come against the land, and “the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman.” God explains what will happen if this man warns the people of the approaching danger.
Ezekiel’s prophecies are intended most of all for the end time (request our free booklet Ezekiel: The End-Time Prophet for proof)—so this is prophecy primarily for this modern day.
I believe this prophecy was fulfilled by Winston Churchill. There has been no other watchman in this end time of similar stature.
Churchill became an outcast for doing so, but he bravely stood up and warned the world of the approaching danger. If Churchill did that, God must have prepared him in some ways to do that job. He was chosen by the people, but God used him in the political system to save his country and much of the Western world!
“For [Churchill] to have supreme control of a major war was the fulfillment of a lifetime’s training and preparation, an opportunity to use to the full his peculiar powers and talents,” Kirk Emmert wrote (Churchill and the Empire). Was that just coincidence? No.
If you continue in that prophecy, you see that later God sends a watchman to warn the people. This time, there is no political watchman on the scene like Churchill, and the world tends to ignore the messengers that God Himself sends. Though the Western world was saved by Churchill’s leadership, this time there is no escape.
You can read more about this in our free booklet Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman.