WATCHMEN CONNECT | EDITION 13
We enter the year of 5780 in the Jewish calendar with great excitement and anticipation of what God has in store!
For those of you who missed the online Global Gathering, or who would like to revisit it, please click the link below to access the webinar recording and written recap.
Seoul, South Korea — March 2020
Exact dates and details coming soon on the Watchmen website and in the next edition of Watchmen Connect.
European Family Gathering Report
"One Family in His Presence"
Ambilly, France – August 2019
We have heard the prophecies that 2019 will be a year of possession – of promises, dreams and inheritance for individuals, families and nations. As the year progresses, we have seen the Lord establish oneness in the “Eastern Triangle” of the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans, as well as between the Isaiah 19 nations of Egypt, Assyria and Israel. As we see the Global Family walk in increasing depths of love and oneness around the globe, the journey has come full circle now with the establishing of the “European Triangle”.
Right from the beginning when this Gathering was planned for Ambilly, France in August, the Lord spoke to us to gather His Family, particularly from the English-speaking, German-speaking and French-speaking worlds in Europe. While we recognised that these three language groups do not fully cover all of Europe, we felt that this was a beginning and a representation of the Lord’s Body pledging to walk together in the spirit of oneness for the sake of the Father’s dream for all of Europe.
The timing of this Gathering could not be more strategic, as we discovered on the first day that it coincided with strategic Brexit meetings between the political leaders of the United Kingdom, Germany and France, and the week culminated with the G7 summit in Biarritz, France! God called together a representation of His Body to arise in love and John 17 oneness, so we could be His spiritual government declaring heaven on earth.
Humility, surrender, and vulnerability were some of the keys the Lord gave us from the start, and as we worshipped, the Lord circumcised our hearts and aligned our hearts with His, so that His European Bride would be renewed with His supernatural love that transcends intellectual reasonings, political opinions and religious divides.
Coming into alignment with the Lord’s heart, we also came into alignment with the land, as the Lord “opened up the ground”, and we got in touch with the ancient wells and anointing of the Hugenots and those who had gone before us, as well as the blood of the martyrs spilt in Europe. The Lord had been preparing His European Bride to take her place in authority, so we might declare His decrees over Europe.
It was significant to have representatives of the “Eastern Triangle” – the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans – with us, as we in Europe were building on the oneness of heart the Lord had done in and amongst them. Along with them and other internationals, we witnessed a wedding between the English-speaking, German-speaking and French-speaking worlds. Words of love were exchanged, there was the proposal with the resounding “Yes”, and the wedding covenant in English, German and French was signed and sealed in the presence of the internationals. We covenanted to walk “as One”, grafted on Israel through the blood of Yeshua.
As we declared the Lord’s supremacy over Europe and released the Lion’s roar over the land, we felt the Lord breathe His breath of life over the dry bones of Europe. A new and renewed Europe, full of the glory of the Lord has risen. What amazing days we live in! As the psalmist sang of the restoration in Psalm 126, we echo, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad!” (verse 3).
Malaysia Gathering Report
“Celebrating the past; moving forward in faith”
Kuantan, Malaysia – September 2019
This Malaysia Gathering was the last Gathering in the nations for this year, before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year – the “home stretch” in the spirit.
In the first session, the Lord called out to us saying, “Malaysia, I need you! Don’t look at yourself. I will prepare you. I just need your ‘Yes’ and I will make the impossible possible!” Together, with one voice and one heart, we gave the Lord our “YES” and responded to the Lord with – Here we are! We offer You, one Body, so You can come as one Head and You can do all that You desire in Malaysia!
September 16th was our National Malaysia Day, and we entered this significant day as one Body, with a renewed commitment to not count the cost, but to surrender our all to Him, for the sake of the new era we have entered. One representative from each state in Malaysia had brought a stone from their respective states, and on this historical day, we built an altar of remembrance. It was interesting to later note that with a stone from each of the 13 states and 3 territories, along with the one stone representing the Body of Christ in the nation, we had a total of 17 stones. Once again, the Lord was reminding us of the oneness He longs for in John 17. In fact, the leader who brought the stone representing the churches had painted on it “John 17”!
Malaysia is referred to as a “Rainbow Nation,” because of the different people groups within the country. The tribal believers, along with all the other races in Malaysia, displayed this rainbow beautifully throughout the Gathering – whether it was while declaring “YES!” together, releasing a shout with whole-hearted voices and shofars, laying the stone altar of remembrance, taking communion, dancing in celebratory worship, or singing “Come what may, we will obey!” with surrendered hearts.
The young people played a significant role throughout the entire Gathering – from administration, to worship, to dance, to discernment, to sharing hearts, to serving...! Whatever they did, they did wholeheartedly. As they walked humbly, yet boldly, in the safety of family, they were extremely key to the breakthrough. We are privileged to have three generations walking together – honouring, preferring and releasing one another into their Kingdom positions in this new era. Only as we walk in greater alignment with the Lord and with each other can we receive the authority to walk in all He is calling us to. So, it is such a joy to walk multi-generationally within the family! This is surely how God intended it to be!
Once the Malaysian family came into alignment, they were able to call the Singaporean and Indonesian families to come and stand with them. The three nations expressed their love and commitment for one another, and vowed to walk together in oneness, as yet another “triangle” – the Southeast Asia Triangle.
Our hearts were touched deeply by the many who came from the nations to stand with us. You brought tremendous strength and encouragement! A huge thank you also to all those who were with us through prayer from your own home front. Above all, we thank God who continues to make the impossible possible!