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TONIGHT I have the honor of writing our first post from our new “watchman’s perch” on the 19th floor, overlooking Washington DC. The view at sunset is nothing less than spectacular. So grateful for the incessant faithfulness of the Lord, and for your partnership with us to bring this to pass.
Below is a posting most of you have already read before. I am sending it again simply as a witness before the Lord and His angels. A new door has indeed opened, and Jesus is calling us all to come higher! He is tending each of your lampstands, causing them to burn again. Looking forward to talking with many of you tonight.
Global Shift in Watchman Ministry
Jerusalem prayer director Rick and Patti Ridings recently moved the 24/7 house of prayer “Succat Hallel” to a new location. The following posting from October 29, 2013 shares my perception about the prophetic significance of this move. Jolene and I feel that in a very real way, our own repositioning is somehow related.
We had the privilege of ministering at Succat this September, and I shared with Rick and Patti a strong prophetic sense this move would be directly correlated to a global shift in the “watchman ministry.” God is bringing us all up higher!
Rick’s longstanding location gives a breathtaking view of Mount Zion, the “holy hill” upon which the Tabernacle of David was originally established. His new location shares this spectacular view. But because it is at a higher level on the mountainside, they also have a clear view of the Mount of Olives and the Temple Mount, demarcated by the Dome of the Rock. Now that’s quite a perch!
Conquering the Three Mountains
For a long time, the global 24/7 worship and prayer movement has had a pre-eminent focus on Mount Zion—the place of intimacy and praise to the Lord. This focus has been absolutely necessary and right as the primary foundation for the House of Prayer.
And we will never lose this view, even as we “come up higher” in this season. But prophetically the Lord is summoning us to cover and establish His work on two other mountains as well. First, it’s time to focus on the Mount of Olives—the mountain of Gethsemane, of agonizing, world-changing intercession for redemption. The mountain where Jesus ascended to heaven’s Throne, and where His feet will again touch as He descends in His great return. Agonizing in prayer, ascending to the Throne, descending in power—this is our path too.
We must also allow the Lord to draw our attention to the Temple Mount, where Jesus—Yeshua—will set up His everlasting Throne and rule the nations! Can you imagine the weight of the intercession necessary to birth this expression? You’re probably already feeling its intensity. Can you imagine being invited to watch and pray 24/7 for the Throne of David to be fully established?
Crown & Throne: Until Thrones are Cast Down
The prophet Daniel was gripped with a similar call. “I KEPT WATCHING until the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days took His seat” (Daniel 7:9). In other words, Daniel watched and prayed until thrones were established to bring the earth realm into alignment with heaven’s Throne.
Many of you receiving this are being invited into this watch as well. In fact, this call is a primary focus of God’s emerging “Crown & Throne” movement. On a global level, Holy Spirit is intent on establishing thrones of His governance in this season, eventually culminating in the greatest coronation ever seen in the earth!
And you are a watchman for this miracle.
Not coincidentally, from our new vantage point we will be covering in prayer some of the primary issues we just reviewed. From tensions with radical Islam to scandals and secret governance, these themes are all highlighted in the unfolding biblical panorama of life in the end-times. What an adventure!
So—lets celebrate with our friend Rick Ridings and the intercessory worshipers at Succat Hallel as they quite literally lead us all in ascending to a higher vantage point. And lets prayerfully embrace God’s call to watch and pray over His three mountains: Zion, the Mount of Olives, and the Temple Mount. Until the thrones are cast down, and the Ancient of Days takes His seat…