2016 has been a tumultuous year in America, especially in politics. Beyond America there were great shifts in Europe with the UK voting to exit the European Union, conservative groups gaining traction in France, Germany and other nations and the emergence of a more Christian worldview. Mass immigration, embraced under the mantle of ‘compassion’, has led to violent sexual assaults, riots in refugee camps, increased gang activity, and efforts by European governments to hide the effects of decades of open borders and denial of Islam’s agenda in western culture. The first tangible evidence of a turning point in Europe came with the UK voting for BREXIT to withdraw from the European Union.
America experienced violent riots in major cities, assassinations of law enforcement officers, and tacit approval from the White House of racial division and unrest. The political roller coaster of the presidential election rubbed raw the emotions of many on both sides of the conservative-liberal divide. In the midst of all that, the United Nations UNESCO arm voted to declare that the Temple Mount (original site of Israel’s temple) was not rightfully territory of the nation of Israel, but the territory of Islamic Palestine.
Having just returned from Jerusalem, I witnessed historical events in America from the land of Zion. At the worship gathering in Israel I saw and experienced the reconciliation between the descendants of Ishmael and Isaac through Christian pastors in the Messianic and Arab communities in that nation. Unseen under all of this was a shift, a spiritual earthquake of sorts, generated by global intercession for nations and peoples. This global intercession was on behalf of the Kingdom of God which has been opposed by satanic global political powers; powers whose world view is a man-made one-world government whose goal was to instill peace and tranquility through common secular values, elite governing power, borderless identities, and world system finances. In other words, we would all be one big happy family through a ‘united nations’ engineered by man. In many ways this is a reflection of the vision for Old Testament Babylon.
Pastors, prophets and apostles in many nations partnered with intercessors to plow spiritual ground, plant kingdom seeds, and water the soil for the sprouting of a different kind of united nations. This is a united nations within the Body of Christ to align with God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit to impart spiritual birth pangs for the return of the One who would rule a spiritual United Nations in the Kingdom of God. Everything seemed to lead up to a November to remember.
At the gathering of believers from almost 40 nations in Israel there was a key prophetic word declared that has relevance to the global body of Christ and to America. This word was released on the morning of November 8th hours before the United States went to the polls to choose their president. One portion of that prophetic word is, “This will be known as the dividing time of nations. Because of this gathering, nations now will choose their alignment with My nation. I say this is the beginning of the tares and the wheat and the goats and the sheep. I say this gathering is the determination point of the future of how the harvest of nations begins.” (to watch and hear this complete prophetic word go to www.watchmen.org, select the video recording of Session 2 and watch the 5 minute segment found at hour 1:12 to 1:17).
I believe that the events of 2016, including the presidential election, coincide with the ‘dividing time’ of the prophetic word. The election was not about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but about a place of agreement in the church and in the heart of a nation, for choosing a new direction. What we do and how we pray from this day forward among the remnant in the church will determine the extent and dimension with which we align with what God is doing in this day and hour. November 8th was a dividing point, a November to remember.
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In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples: the nations will rally to Him, and His resting place will be glorious. Is. 11:10As you read this America will be voting for their governmental leadership. However I will be worshiping the Lord in Jerusalem alongside brothers and sisters from every continent. I’m at a gathering of several thousand believers from over 30 nations to worship in Spirit and in Truth, to agree with the Lord’s prayer that the will of our Father in heaven becomes reality on earth. This gathering of a remnant of the church is a prophetic picture of where the church of the east meets the church of the west. It will be a place where the east honors the rich deposits of the west through centuries of evangelism and discipleship in the east. It will be a place where the west embraces and follows the move of the Holy Spirit flowing through and from the east. It will be a place where Ishmael and Isaac embrace their spiritual roots in Abraham to heal ancient wounds within the body of believers.
The church in China has arisen to become the global leader of the converging alignment between believers in nations. They now lead as the point of the arrow piercing the dark barriers of resistance in the church. This is not the ecumenical move of man we saw in the 1960’s. No, this is a move of the Spirit authored by the Father, made possible by the work of the Son, and manifest through agreement among His children. This is not a tour of Holy sites in Israel but a flow of the Holy Spirit from Mt. Zion.
It is not coincidental that the Lord has me in Jerusalem on November 8th, election day in America. I already voted. We will see what the people choose; the status quo or a new direction for America. The days following the election may see as much turmoil as those leading up to it. Pray into the coming days for our nation, specifically for the church in our nation.
Please pray and intercede for the leadership of this event. For as you know, much spiritual opposition exists to blunt or divert what God has planned. My role here is not leadership, but a partnership with what God is doing through others.
However Deborah will be addressing a key group of international leaders from many nations on Monday at an afternoon meeting beginning at 12:30pm. Pray for her! As you pray agree that the banner of the Root of Jesse will stand above all others and His presence will rest upon the people and His glory will be tangible. Worship sessions will begin 7pm Monday evening, 9:30am and 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:30am on Friday. Jerusalem will be 9 hours ahead based upon Colorado time. Double check if you are on daylight savings time!! Join me and watch via livestream at the following link ….