Welcome to the ninth edition of Watchmen Connect!
Over and over again, the Lord has been highlighting His heart and longing for His Body to walk in the greater measures of oneness that He talked about in John 17:21 (TPT): "I pray for them all to be joined together as one, even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one.” Many individuals, churches, ministries, and nations have been hearing this heart cry and have been pressing in to see its fulfilment. Amazingly, three separate facilitating teams sought the Lord for a name for their upcoming Gathering - and He told them independently to focus on oneness with Him. Among countless other ways, this common thread that is woven through the hearts of God’s people can be clearly seen through both the upcoming and recent Gatherings.
May 23-25, 2019 — Kuching (Sarawak, Malaysia)
The Body of Christ in Malaysia continues to rejoice over the huge breakthrough they experienced last year, as they truly entered into a New Era! As much as the Malaysian Family rejoices over all that God has done, at the same time, there has been a warning, along with a sense of urgency, to continue pressing in deliberately so that things do not become “seven times worse”. (Matthew 12:43-45) The key in this New Era is walking in oneness, as Jesus talked about in John 17:21.
The Lord desires a oneness of hearts for His people to exemplify what oneness means to a world that is fractured and broken, and to ultimately point them to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. In response to the warning and sense of urgency, and in response to Jesus’ longing in John 17, there will be a “New Era: Oneness” Gathering in Malaysia from May 23rd to 25th.
The Malaysian Family welcomes the Global Family to come and stand together with them at this critical Gathering.
OVERSEAS CHINESE HOMECOMING
May 30 - June 1, 2019 — austin, texas, usa
In the fullness of time, the Lord has prompted the North American family to call a gathering of overseas Chinese in Austin, Texas, USA to further continue and expand His work from the Esther Arise Gathering in November 11, 2017.
JULY 24-27, 2019 — HONG KONG
The Lord has been knitting the hearts of the Chinese family together. On July 24-27, 2019, Chinese from around the world will be gathering together in Hong Kong to celebrate what God has been doing amongst them and to present themselves as a first fruit offering to the Lord. The international family is invited and encouraged to come and stand with the Chinese at this time.
“AS ONE” CANADA
AUGUST 7-10, 2019 — OTTAWA, CANADA
We are excited to announce that there will be a Gathering in Canada this summer!
The Global Body, along with the Canadian Family, is invited to come and gather together as one in Ottawa, from August 7th to 10th.
Japan Gathering in Kyoto
Come up here, Japan! Revelations 4:1
— by Sally Nazmy
“Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.” — Isaiah 66:8
We have witnessed an incredible breakthrough and it is a marvel in our eyes: A new Japan has been born!
Together as families of nations, we gathered in Japan with full assurance that Father God had called us into His presence. Our hearts knew we were about to witness Him usher in a new era of His Kingdom on earth before our very eyes. While not one person had any idea how God was going to do it, He had a plan that would confuse the enemy and shame the wise and strong.
The Kyoto Gathering had participation from across all generations. Everywhere you looked, there were people of all ages worshipping Jesus together as one and embracing one another. Spring break brought not only the cherry blossoms, but more children than usual at the Gathering.
Within the first few sessions, it became evident that the Father purposed to speak through the pure and innocent voice of those children. Through the young ones, He brought forth His power and displayed His wisdom.
“Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.” — Psalm 8:2
It became a living and powerful message to us all, bringing us to the posture of little children as He ushered us into a new era of His Kingdom.
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” — Matthew 18:3
As Japan embraced this, from the youngest to the oldest, the fire of His Spirit spread among us like a tsunami of love melting us all as one into the very heart of Jesus.
Japan’s awakening launched a clarion call to awaken and activate God’s holy warriors of love from across the earth. From Japan, with a Christian population of only 1-2%, the Lord of the Harvest issued His decree and called forth His army - His family - to be sent into the earth to usher in the greatest harvest the world has ever known. Even in the Gathering, we saw first fruits of this as one of the contractors was overwhelmed by the power of His love, and gave his life to Jesus on the spot. Since the Gathering, we have heard reports of more Japanese opening their hearts to the gospel.
Throughout the years and many Gatherings throughout the nations, we have witnessed signs in the heavenlies of God’s hand affirming His breakthrough. As we ended this Gathering, the skies displayed a beautiful double rainbow, reminding us that the land of Japan is redeemed, freed, and blessed by its Maker.
It is a new day. It is a new Japan. It is time to enter this new era as children and bring in the great harvest!
Japan has been reborn in God’s hands!
— by Shulamite Park
Over the past few years, the Lord has been leading us in an intense way, to see the family of Abraham fully restored. This includes the Highway of Isaiah 19, between Egypt, Israel, and Assyria. In 2019, we believe that there will be an explosion of love in the hearts of the families, creating a bond that the world has yet to see. This will be a convergence of many ventures and prayer initiatives from the past, and will be a sign and a wonder to all the nations.
This month, as we reflect on the Lord’s death and resurrection, we see that one of His intentions on the cross was to break the wall of separation between Jew and Gentile. He has been particularly highlighting the Highway of Isaiah 19, where we have seen a very deep repentance, an embracing, a supernatural love, and a longing to walk together.
Please cover the families from the Isaiah 19 Highway as the Lord continues to move powerfully and fulfil all that is on His heart for this significant region.