“Pull up the wagons, load up, and move it on out!” could be the focus phrase for what’s going on a Watchmen Arise International these days. This past year has been one of many changes – new alliances, new assignments, and expanding territories to develop, to name a few. The last few months have been a time to evaluate EVERYTHING and let go of the old in order to step into the new. One of the things that became apparent was the need to isolate Watchmen Arise International to one location, namely our offices and training center in Auburndale, Florida didn’t fit in with our future assignments. With that said, our team is finishing the process of closing down this location in order to fully focus on the new assignments God is presenting to us for this year. It is an exciting time to be alive as a minister of the Gospel. Just wait and see what the Lord is about to do throughout the nations!
A GLIMPSE OF MOVING THROUGH TRANSITION
The last few weeks have been full of decisions of how and what to move out of the Watchmen Arise International Auburndale, FL training center. Oh, the times of glorious encounters with the Lord that happened here. Freedom, activation, birthing of ministries have happened in this place. New songs, a book, many articles and hours and hours of training have gone on. It’s amazing how many treasured memories I will always have of my time in this location. However, it’s time to move into a new season free from building maintenance, it’s overhead and geographical restraints as doors to reach regions in our nation propel me further into a life of itinerant ministry on a level that demands my all.
I must admit that as of this writing I am quite tired of moving stuff, shuffling things around to make them fit in my home office, and selling the stuff I don’t want. There is a price to shift into the next season…time, physical effort, and a willingness to let go of the old to fully embrace the new. For many of us, it’s time for a natural rearrange to prepare to run in the new supernatural assignments ahead.
I’m preparing for the NEXT. Anyone care to join me?
Watchmen, it is God’s appointed time to step through this gate of time called Rosh Hashanah/Head of the Year and prepare to enter into the new season He has prepared for you. Isaiah 43:19 declares:
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Yesterday, during our Sunday morning gathering, I released the following prophetic word. May you be encouraged as you pick up your Sword of the Lord this year and wield it to advance the Kingdom of God.
October 2, 2016 – We are in a strategic day here. As sundown approaches we are entering into the next Hebrew year. Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown tonight so this is the moment to finish things. This is the moment to say, “Lord! Thank God for the last season, but Lord let me throw off those things that weren’t so great this last season. Those things that tried to take me down, let me throw those things off and leave them here at this gate of time, at this moment of time, as we press forward into this next Hebrew year 5777.”
We are going from a time of when our tent pegs went in, where our territory became secured and we are moving into a season of where the sword of the Lord is rising up. It is the year of the sword. Are you ready to war? (Watchmen Arise) you all are ready to war. So Lord, we just thank you. We thank you that even with the tent pegs, things are shifting all the way around. They are shifting here at Watchmen Arise, there are friends I have been talking to that have things that are shifting and visions and blue prints to go in and to stake new territories. Lord, we just thank you for all of those that are moving and advancing into this new place that they are going…
Here is what I am seeing: I am seeing like when you see a new development that is going in and all its’ scrub oaks and nasty pine trees. It is Florida wildlife. Which is not that pretty. We are going in and we have gone around these areas that God has called us to stake out and we have put the stakes in the ground but it still looks like a mess. It looks like wilderness. But, this is the year the machete comes in our hands and we clear the land to go in and occupy and set up.
We thank you that behold you are doing a new thing, Lord. That this is the season of the new thing. We echo the words of Isaiah, behold you are doing a new thing. And Lord our ears are tuned to the words of the prophets that have been coming forth and all of the synergy of the words that are coming. Even in the last couple of months God, there has been this grand symphony of prophetic words coming together. Alignments coming together. People coming together. And Lord, we just thank you that we are in this moment of time and we are going forth ready to clear the land, ready to prepare the next for You. I even say that in this place, that this is a day that the new wineskin begins to form. That thing that we have so embraced in this past season, in these past seven years, that thing that we have so embraced, called Watchmen Arise, we just say today that we lay it down at this gate and time. And Lord we just say do what You will. Do what You will Lord.
We thank you for this season. We thank you for the wine that was poured into that wineskin, but Lord we say today that we want the new. We want your best. We want the territories that you are calling forth so Lord in this ten year season that we are entering the last third of, the AYIN – the look again, the see again, the pay attention, the wells Lord, spring up o well, the watchmen decade – we say in this last third of this race that Lord you create a new mandate, a new call, a new wineskin, O Lord, to form to move forward. Lord we just say have your way. We will do what you long for in Jesus’ name!
Kimberly J. Wilson at Watchmen Arise International, Auburndale, Florida
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It’s time for Watchmen Arise International’s Intercession in the Fast Lane 2016 with Becca Greenwood and Kimberly Johnson. This year join us December 9-10, 2016 at Ekklesia House International in Dover, Florida (Tampa Bay) for a weekend to activate your prayer life and adventures in intercession to a whole other level! Hosted by Watchmen Arise International and the Strategic Prayer Apostolic Network.
Get ready to be activated into the glorious joy of strategic intercession as Becca tells stories of fast track intercessory God-ventures and releases a charge to mobilize the strategic prayer army in this season.
About Our Speaker: Becca Greenwood is co-founder and president of Christian Harvest International and Strategic Prayer Apostolic Network (SPAN) and author of Authority to Tread, Let Our Children Go, Destined to Rule and more.
Over the past 23 years, she has participated and led in spiritual warfare prayer journeys to 25 countries such as Egypt, Nepal, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, Spain, China, and to many cities and locations throughout the United States in which measurable breakthrough of transformation have been realized.
Rebecca has been a guest on TBN, Its Supernatural, God Knows and the Harvest Show. She has written for publications such as Charisma, Pray! Magazine and Spirit-Led Woman. She graduated with a Doctorate of Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute where she also serves as a core faculty member.
Host: Kimberly Johnson, founder of Watchmen Arise International and author of Preparing for Battle: Developing the Lifestyle of a Victorious Prayer Warrior.
Register at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edabf0zvd7c831ab&llr=n9lskzbab
It’s time for new weapons for a new season with Don Lynch and Clay Nash!
Watchmen Arise International is excited to host our next Weekend of Activation and Training from Thursday, August 25 – Saturday, August 27 at our training center in Auburndale, Florida. Each month we provide strategic opportunities for Christian prayer warriors to gain new tools of the intercessory trade and to refine old ones. This month is no exception as we learn from Dr. Don Lynch and Clay Nash.
Don’t miss our next Watchmen Arise Weekend of Training and Activation
with Don Lynch and Clay Nash
Thursday, August 25, 2016 7 PM
Friday, August 26, 10 AM, 7 PM
Saturday, August 27, 10 AM
God is re-arming the prayer movement. It’s time for NEW WEAPONS FOR A NEW SEASON! Don’t miss Watchmen Arise International’s Weekend of Training and Activation on August 25-27 with Dr. Don Lynch (Jacksonville, FL) and Clay Nash (Southaven, MS) for this epic weekend to gain new weapons for the Kingdom battles ahead.
Seating is limited to 55. Register today to reserve your space.
Spiritual parenting is more than being the church boss or lead administrator for a ministry. A healthy leader will inspire growth in God’s sons and daughters by discovering the gifts within them, providing opportunities to learn and grow, and revealing resources available to accomplish their God given purpose.
One of the most important responsibilities of a father
is to reveal to their children the resources they have
and ultimately to help a child see
more resources than they normally would see.
– Arthur Burk*
Leaders in the body of Christ would do well to view our responsibility as spiritual parents through the lens of how Father God parents His children. The goal ultimately being to raise healthy sons and daughters who are secure in their identity as children of God. One of the ways we do this is by pointing the way to resources that will further the development of the gift and calling in those we are raising in the Kingdom of God.
One of the greatest ways to do this is to identify the joyful gift and resource in the son or daughter the Lord has placed before you. Are you raising your sons and daughters so that they reach their full God created potential and purpose? Are you revealing the resources of the Kingdom to them so that they will succeed? (By the way, YOU are not their only resource). If not, chances are you are operating as a hard taskmaster, a slave owner at best. Let’s purpose to change the way we minister.
Let’s raise blessings.
Let’s raise healthy family members.
Let’s abolish slavery and foster care that has wreaked havoc in the identities of God’s people.
Let’s move fully into the heart of the Father and the spirit of adoption.
Let’s purpose to break the false identity of slave in those we lead and raise healthy sons and daughters of the Lord Most High.
Lord God, use me to raise healthy sons and daughters in your Kingdom. Give me Your heart for those you have caused to cross my path. Give my Your vision and created purpose for them. Unveil the resources that are needed to move them along in the process of discovering destiny. Give me wisdom in how to help them grow. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.