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Watchman Rise and Build – August 2017 Herrnhut Gathering Report

November 25th, 2017 · No Comments · News Updates

Watchman Rise and Build – August 2017 Herrnhut Gathering Report

When the Earth Shook….

To the Global Watch family:

The Global Watch carries much of the spiritual DNA of Herrnhut Germany. As such, we are relaying a summary of a significant landmark gathering in Herrnhut, Germany August 11-18th, 2017 on the 290 year anniversary of the outpouring. People from 30+ nations (including villagers) gathered in Herrnhut, Germany to seek the Lord and “Re-dig” the well of revival that took place there, August 13, 1727. The Lord took us to this defining moment surely pointing to a “set time.” The supernatural connections and events that led us to the convening were marked by “Only God could do” confirmations. The gathering was a distinct call of God, and those in attendance came as a response to that call at significant price and sacrifice. We are humbled by the numerous stories of God’s obvious hand and provision on how many heard from God and provided supernaturally for their journey. None came for any recompense, even speakers, and worship leaders. Most came with a stated desire to “Encounter” God. It has been our experience that when we ask for such experiences, often the “Encounter” comes in ways we do not expect or understand. Our sense from the beginning with the lightning strike on God’s acre (confirmed by some of the youth who were there when it happened), to the end, there was a divine message and “Power encounter” with God that ensued and sense of spiritual birth and shift in atmosphere. Signs followed.

Scripturally, the earth shook when Jesus died; the waters parted when Israel was delivered from Egypt, and when the priests stepped into the Jordan to take Israel into the promised land, to name a few. During creation God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years.” Suffice it to say, signs can emphasize “set times” of the Lord. In set times, such as in Abraham’s time, the promises of God come true, Genesis 17:21. They are times when God is emphasizing His purpose and need for focus, perhaps a correction of course (Habakkuk 2:1). It is not “super spiritualization,” but rather an apprehending the times of the Lord, to be noted and to draw our attention to Him, the Lord of Hosts. Not to underestimate, but rather give focus, the acronym “PRICE” has come to mind describing the experience at “Watchmen Rise and Build” week in Herrnhut. We experienced the following, each in our distinctive way:

P- Power Encounter with God
R- Re-setting and re-aligning us with our
I- Identity in Christ individually and corporately
C- Commissioning and
E- Empowering us forward

In very “Brief” review, a few hours before the meeting in Herrnhut started, the area encountered a lightning and thunder strike that “Shook” the earth. The testimony of the lightning strike that “Shook the earth” hit “God’s Acre” has come through young adults on sight at the Watchtower when it happened. Many of the residents in Herrnhut and those of us there were suddenly riveted to attention. Residents of Herrnhut said they have never witnessed anything like it. That was the beginning of the Lord of Hosts taking command of a meeting that only time will tell of its significance. Suffice it to say; the “Summit” was at the very least provoking, if not life-changing for many of those in attendance. Why? Because the Lord of Hosts met us.

Getting serious with God, Tuesday evening, August 15th a travail broke out that led many into the wee hours of the morning weeping in surges across the room. The meeting was closed to allow God to “deal” with each one of us individually as deep repentance took over the convening. The sense of spiritual birth was real. This spiritual nature of the travail was confirmed when reports reached us of similar manifestations happening at the same time on a University campus in Egypt and in two prayer groups in California. That night a massive thunderstorm hit Europe, shutting down many of Europe’s airports.

 

Key concepts and ‘take home’ messages from Herrnhut:

Revival begins with us; many commented on a new desire and call to prayer and intimacy with God. Psalm 34:18
God is retrieving seeds, past vision, purpose, plans that have fallen to the ground and have died to now raise them up. John 12:24; Isaiah 58:12
Watchmen are key to the formation and release of the government of God and peace in our communities and cities. 2 Kings 11; Isaiah 9:7
Not only is ongoing corporate prayer and informed intercession important, but the infrastructure of relationship is vital to a sustained move of God and transformation.
Gender and generational integration are integral to the formation and sustenance of communities of committed prayer, i.e. “Watches.” Malachi 4:6
Small groups meeting in homes, or houses of prayer are included and should not be intimidated in this grassroots call. They are vital parts of the building necessary to bridge our cities/states/nations.
The harvest time includes re-alignment of personal and corporate identity. Part of that alignment will include the church coming into its fullness of the understanding of Ekklesia. Watchmen will be key in facilitating that shift as they align with their God-given identity and call. Habakkuk 2:1-3; Isaiah 62:6-7; Romans 11:25
Commitment to core values forms solid foundations for healthy relationships, bred in a culture of honor, and continued growth and expansion.
Key Scriptures:

John 12:24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.”
John 15:1-15
Isaiah 58:12 “Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations, and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, and Restorer of Streets to Dwell in.”
Isaiah 54
Psalm 46
Isaiah 9:7
2 Kings 11

INVITE GOING FORWARD: Whatever your take on the convening, understanding the role and construct of the “Watch” and being “Watchmen” in repairing the breaches, and restorers of the understanding of Ekklesia are powerful transformational concepts. It was a message that shook the earth, and the heavens declared its impact and import. Now the commission is to go forward. It’s time to carry the seed of Herrnhut forward into the nations and nurture it to fruition.

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