The following report is from Martha. She and a group of about 10 have traveled to Rome and through the land of Israel for the last three weeks. While in Rome they joined hundreds of others to celebrate the Lord and the work His has done in the 40/70 nations for the last five years. From Rome they traveled to Israel where they declared the Word of the Lord over the land. As you read the report you will find they also went to Bethlehem and Jordan – places that their Jewish guide and bus driver could not go with them. This is very sad as we consider our own freedom to move from nation to nation. We need to continue to faithfully pray for Israel and the nations of the world. God is sifting the nations:
“All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” (NKJV)
We appreciate all of you and trust that God will meet you as you seek Him for your families, businesses, places where you work, churches, cities, states, nations and the world. Regardless of your position in life, as saints of God we have the mandate to carry His word to the ends of the earth. Your daily impact on those with whom you interact is a key element of that mission. May we all rise to a new level of demonstrating the Kingdom of God.
Blessings and great grace,
Dana on behalf of Martha Lucia and The Watchman Network, www.watchmannetwork.org.
ROME – September 2005 40/70 Gathering
Peter Wagner provides the following account of the September 1-3 gathering in Rome
We have just returned from Rome 2005, a truly extraordinary prayer event climaxing our 6-year assignment to pray through the 40/70 Window. As we look back to Hanover (2001), Sophia (2002), Almaty (2003), Santiago de Compostela (2004), and now Rome, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the privilege of mobilizing the strategic prayer power of the body of Christ in such an awesome way.
Of the many activities which combined to make up Rome 2005, two of them stand out above the others. Our base of operations was Rome, but early one morning about 400 of us, from about 40 nations, took the 3-hour bus ride south to Puzzuoli, near Naples. This is the place that Paul landed before walking to Rome (Acts 28:13), and it also became the site of where the greatest number of martyrs gave their lives for Christ during the Roman persecution.
The ancient arena, where the Romans customarily gathered for the grizzly “entertainment” of seeing Christians torn apart by wild beasts, is beautifully restored. It was there that we claimed the blood of the martyrs as the seed of the church. We worshipped, prayed, prophesied, and spread throughout the arena to take communion in small groups. The most dramatic moment was when each group poured out the remaining wine, representing the blood of Jesus Christ, on the same ground where the martyrs’ blood had been spilled. Strongholds of the enemy in the invisible world were torn down for a new day of the advance of the kingdom of God.
As we exalted Jesus there, it occurred to us that such a thing as we did had never been done there before, and it never had to be done again. The task was completed.
The next day a similar thing unfolded at the huge Circus Maximus in Rome, probably the length of 5 football fields. Contrary to what most people think, more martyrs gave their lives in the Circus Maximus than in the famous Coliseum. We had a much larger crowd there, and at the end we again spread out in groups through the whole area to take communion together when a large number of shofars trumpeted their praise to God at the same time.
This was the last meeting of the 40/70 window with Peter Wagner and Chuck Pierce in which Peter gave us our new marching orders. From 2006 to 2010 the prayer focus will be the 9/11 Window. This includes all Muslim nations. In Rome we called forth the true Apostles and Prophets and declared the restoration of the true foundation of the Church.
We were blessed to have Jeannette Storms and her team from California along with our team which consisted of USA and Britain.
Our team traveled from Rome to Israel for which we provide the following report.
We arrived on September 5th and beginning the 6th we began at Jaffa where we called forth the anointing of visions as this was the place where God first revealed to Peter that salvation was also to the Gentiles. Then we went to Caesarea by the Sea. This was a gateway between Rome and Israel as this was the place where Apostle Paul preached his last sermon before being shipped to Rome to stand before Caesar.
Our next stop was Megiddo which overlooks the Valley of Armageddon. This is a place of many battles.
Next we went to the Tel of Jezreel which was the capital of Israel at the time of Jezebel and Ahab. We declared the spirit of Jezebel would no longer be tolerated in religious and political arenas. We released the Jehu anointing to destroy the spirit of Jezebel. In the place where Naboth's blood was spilt, we took communion and poured out the wine and the bread on the ground to redeem the land and separate the spirit of Ahab and Jezebel from the entrenchment in the land.
We continued to Caesarea Philippi where God revealed who Jesus truly was - the Christ, the Son of the Living God. This was revealed by God in a place where pagan worship was practiced for thousands of years. In this place we declared that from our bellies would flow living waters and the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. Looking over the valley of Megiddo we released the Deborah and Jael anointing to destroy the mind of the enemy.
We crossed the Sea of Galilee where we had an awesome time of praise and worship which brought breakthrough to the whole team. While visiting the Mount of Beatitudes we cried out, “Lord, teach us to pray” and also declared the Beatitudes are the Manifesto of the Kingdom which will transform the hardest of hearts.
Then we went to Capernaum which was the sight of many miracles and we declared the miracle anointing of Jesus to raise the dead, heal the sick, preach the Gospel to all men.
We then went to the Jordan River where our pastor from Pennsylvania, Alan Potter, baptized those wishing to follow the command to be saved and baptized.
Arriving in Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives, we prayed Lord help us to pull forward the time when your feet will touch the Mount of Olives and you will suddenly come into your temple and rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Our visit to Gethsemane, which means olive press, was a time of thanking Jesus as He shed His first Blood for the redemption of the world. We reminded ourselves of the importance of keeping the four watches which Jesus cautioned the disciples of the consequences of not keeping the watch. In these four watches you see the consequences of temptation, betrayal, denial, and death.
Then we went to Bethlehem where we had to leave our Israeli bus driver and guide behind and board an Arab bus that took us into Bethlehem square. That is where we thanked God for the Word made flesh and the Word made logos as this was the place where Jerome transcribed the Vulgate.
At the Pool of Bethesda we need to stir the waters within ourselves that brings healing. While visiting the Garden Tomb we took communion and praised and worshipped. The amazing thing to us was hearing the praises of God in the tongues of many Nations. We declared that even as the grave could not hold Him that Heaven would release Him and we asked God to help us in hastening the day of the coming of the Lord.
The Lord spoke to Martha that the time of the ingathering is at hand. At the room of the Last Supper the nations gathered before our very eyes as if to confirm the Lord's word to Martha and seeing Isaiah 60 unfolding.
When we went to the Western Wall our prayer was, “Lord, open their eyes.” We went to the Temple Mount and then on the Eastern Gate on 9/11 and declared the gates of the 9/11 nations to be opened to the Gospel which would bring about the opening of the Eastern Gate through which Jesus will enter.
Our next visit was to Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. This was at a time in history when the world was saying God is dead. At this kairos moment God revealed himself in a miraculous way to show the world that HIS WORD is the same yesterday, today and forever.
At Massada we realized the connection between Rome and Israel. Reminds us that the Jews gave up their lives voluntarily as Jesus said I lay my life down as the Romans crucified him.
Then we took a jeep tour of the Judean desert where Martha declared, “I wish for you all a desert experience as all the Prophets came from the desert declaring the Word of the Lord.” Our travels took us through all the deserts which caused us to see the miracle of the Lord bringing His people from Egypt through these deserts and made us appreciate the trials Moses went through, and the momentary sympathy for them until we got on our air conditioned bus.
When we crossed over into Jordan, we once again had to go without our Jewish guide and bus driver. We went to the breathtaking site of Petra. Our mode of transportation ranged from camels, donkeys, horses and chariots and much foot work in between. This place is known as the door of the treasuries. We made many declarations from the Word of God - Isaiah 19:23-25, also Isaiah 34 which speaks of Idumea which is this area. Realizing the demonic that would settle there, it was MOST OBVIOUS as we traveled through this area which was settled by the Nabateans who were Arabs. This area sits on the Kings highway which was a major trade route between Egypt and Assyria. The Word of God says He will have a highway which covers this same trade route. Isa 19:23 - “In that day there will be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria and the Egyptian shall serve with the Assyrian. In that day shall Israel be a third with Egypt and with Assyria even a blessing in the midst of the land. Whom the Lord of Hosts shall bless saying blessed be Egypt my people and Assyria the work of my hands and Israel my inheritance.” This is a major miraculous wonder to be fulfilled by the Spirit of the Lord. We declared to the demonic sitting in this place that the Word of the Lord would come to pass and bound this demonic area that is sitting in the way of this completion. We declared the door of the treasuries to be open and commanded the demonic network to get off the wealth of the earth which belongs to the Lord.
The next morning we enjoyed the beautiful red sea and the variety of colorful fish in the crystal clear waters.
Then we went to the highway that comes into Israel out of Egypt to the Masonic monument sitting in the middle of the highway that Satan has set to stop the Word of the Lord from being fulfilled. We declared the power and communication, deception, lines of the demonic - so many things I can't remember. We threw the oil on it and said to the demonic dwelling there that the Word of the Lord would be fulfilled - again quoting Isa 19:19-21 “In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of Host in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors and He shall send them a savior and a great one and He shall deliver them. And the Lord shall be known to Egypt and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day and shall do sacrifice and oblation, yea, they shall vow a vow unto the Lord and perform it.” Continue reading through verse 25 to see the picture of what the Lord will do.
We returned to Jerusalem and had a farewell dinner as some of our team was leaving for home. Six of the team remained to do more warfare.
On September 15, 2005 we went to the new Supreme Court building which was built by the Rothchilds and contains every Masonic symbol and the illuminati. This place was built as a connection to the mind of Satan as this connects to the Knesset and all the government buildings and is to house the Prime Ministers office next door. We knew we sat in a major axis of evil and made many declarations against the mind of Satan ruling this land and the earth. The Word of the Lord says the Law, the Word, and much more will go forth from Jerusalem, but the enemy is setting his kingdom right in the midst of what God has said will be performed. We commanded all to line up with the Word of the Lord. We declared Jesus sovereign in Israel as there is no sovereign. There is so much in this place you have to read about how this place was built to get the impact of what is sitting here.
On Friday, September 16, we went to the home of our guide and enjoyed a Shabbat meal with him and his family.
Thanks to all who prayed.