The second part of the journey - from Turkey to Hong Kong
14 November 2014
Arriving at the Istanbul, Turkey
The plane for tonight
Continuing our homecoming journey in the airport
Going to the airport. Getting ready to go back to Taiwan~
Happy Sabbath! The street went from full to almost empty within few minutes. It is amazing~
午餐來到 Yehuda Market 享受一下覺得人文氣息，連麥當勞都有 Kosher 的，只可惜已經要安息日，店家都已經開始在休息了～
We came to Yehuda Market for lunch and enjoyed the culture of Israel. I can't believe that even McDonald's is kosher. Too bad that it is about Sabbath and most of the store are closed.
Jewish quarter in the Old City
Jewish quarter in the Old City
Jewish quarter in the Old City
Tomb of David
The bullet holes around the Zion Gate marked the memory of how Israel regained Jerusalem once again in the history!
Going to the Ild City
Picture with Ps. David Denian and wide
The last breakfast in Jerusalem. We're ready to head back to Taiwan~
13 November 2014
The leaders of Messianic Jews prayed Benedict for the gathering!
Aborigines of Canada prayed for the unity of Jewish and Arabic Church in Israel!
David Maines prayed for what the Lord prepared for the gathering.
David Demian lead people to pray for the reunion of North and South Korea!
Chinese Church leader pray for the reunion of North and South Korea.
Chinese Church joined the Korean Church to pray for the breaking down of walls between the North and the South Korea.
Chinese Church presents a scroll of "from the Great Wall to the West Wall" to the Church leaders in Israel!
中國教會的領袖 - 小強哥分享福音傳回與回家的關係！
One of the Chinese leaders - Chang shared about the connection between Back To Jerusalem & Homecoming movement!
The Holy Spirit broke in to the worship tonight. Everyone worshipped before God explosively. For almost 2 hours, no one stopped with dancing, jumping, raising up their hands!
David Demian invited the pastors from Japan and Germany on stage so that an offering can be collected to see them breaking through with the rest of the nations!
Ron Salka shared about his part of the journey of homecoming in Japan.
The question that puzzled the Japanese pastors is why the revival has not taken place in Japan?
Is it because of their sins (from World War II) or what is the reason?
The Japanese has worked diligently after World War II to rebuilt Japan, but a lot were lost.
The Chinese reached out in love so that the hearts of Japanese were melt. It allows the Father's love to come to Japan.
Ps. Ido from Okinawa shared
From the sharing of one of the Japanese pastors, it really showed that the Father's heart was barely seen in the nowadays world.
The Japanese pastors shared their journey of Homecoming
The worship this afternoon is lead by the Japanese team
The second part this morning invited the Chinese Family Journey leaders to share their experience in the journey in China~
The Jewish and The Arabic leaders joined together to lead us in communion~
Ps. David Demian honored Ps. Nathaniel & Philicia Chow and the Chinese for their endurance in the journey, which initiated the journey for many other nations to walk together~
We have a dwelling place for God so that He can have His inheritance. We, as individual stones are not supposed to scatter, but to fit together.
As we prepare ourselves as the dwelling place for the Holy Spirit, we also need to prepare together as a Body for a dwelling place for God.
To conceive the covenant we made, we will have communion together.
Jesus will have His inheritance starting with our hearts. What can we give to Him as an offering?
The worship this morning started with a heart of thanksgiving. We are grateful for the loving kindness of Him~
Scene by the road
12 November 2014
Everything after the covenant making just went off the ruff. People were excited and shouted for joy for the Lamb had overcome.
The Messianic Jewish leaders, the Arabic leaders as well as the leaders from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Japan to stand on the stage to support them.
The covenant made was from the oath Ruth made with Naomi.
But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.” (Ruth 1:16-17 NKJV)
More than 60 minutes, the worship remains in a high point of singing "hallelujah" in various languages to the Lord! May You receive and manifest more of Your glory, O Lord!
The worship tonight carried a strong anointing right from the beginning. It seemed that people's hearts was ready after the preparation of the earlier sessions for more of God's presence.
今天晚餐感謝安力牧師恩典去到Crown Plaza享受高級的自助餐並和一些的同工們交通一下！但真的要說，修道院 is the bomb!
Thanks to Ps. Anligenu for the special favor for me to dine in Crown Plaza for the gourmet buffet. But I really have to confess that the meals in the monastery is the bomb!
The CEO of Hong Kong Expo, brother Ha shared his spiritual journey in the Homecoming journey~
Ps. Lydia shared about the homecoming journey in Hong Kong~
Watching the video clip for the Taiwan Homecoming Gathering
Tony Tseng, Cheng Wu, Lydia Huang and Eddie Ma shared the story together on stage
Ps. Eddie Ma introduced the movement of Homecoming in the Chinese world
The Chinese part of the homecoming journey will be shared about in the afternoon
中午的佳餚 - 阿拉伯燉飯
Lunch special - Arabic stew rice
Even though the Messianic leaders thought it might be dry for the repentance, you can hear the power of the Holy Spirit working in the people's heart to bring them back to the Lord - the descents of Issac and Ishmael.
The leaders of Messianic Jews stood on stage to pray for the Body of Christ. The Servant team stood in the back to support.
1. The leaders confessed for their giving of impression of better than others. They felt this is one of the main poisons poisons the root of the Olive tree that the Gentile Church is crafted in.
2. Their identity and customs have become their idol that hindered them and others from knowing Christ.
3. They felt others need to learn about Israel before they can connect.
They asked for forgiveness from God.
David Demian called upon the Chinese to release their burden for the return of the Lord for the land of Israel!
There is a longing for the return of the Lord in the worship this morning.
The Spirit and His Bride are uniting together to seek the will of the Bridegroom.
The worship this morning starting with a video clip from last year's Chinese Homecoming gathering in Hong Kong. The brother from Samoa and Taiwan aboriginal joined hands on stage to bring the passion of the island in worship.
11 November 2014
The Arabic Church shared
The chairman of ICEJ shared on the stage
Emmanuel - God is with Israel~
The worship tonight was lead by the Arabic team
Dinner Time... 期待今晚的驚喜！
Dinner Time... can't wait for the surprise tonight!
The bus didn't show up. The group waited at the side of the street for 30+ min😢
Evening view of streets in Jerusalem
The Watchmen journey team reserved a plane to repent for not receiving the Israelites when they came to Canada after World War II.
Playing videos about the National Repentance Gathering~
David Demian invited one of the spiritual fathers in Canada, David Maines, to share a part of the watchmen journey in Canada!
David Demian shared from how he disliked Canada at the early years. He was just there for his wife to give birth to their first child.
God shared His heart of Canada bring the healing to the nations to David and challenged him for his heart toward the nation.
It would be in vain if God didn't work. God wants His heart and will to be done in the nations.
He cried out to the Lord to WATCH for the nation so that the judgement of God will not come to Canada.
The Lord showed to David with the situation of his son that "it is not an issue of delay but life and death."
David Demian shared his personal journey of homecoming in the afternoon!
The theme of worship this afternoon is preparing a resting place for the Lord
Streets of Jerusalem
The first Chinese, then German, than Japanese, then Asian to stand up to respond to the call of God to be the bonds servant for whatever the Lord wanted to do in this day and time.
The Lord have a prophetic vision in April, 2013.
There were 2 armies. One is the army of the Lord and was ready. The other is the Enemy's army and was ready as well.
The Lord and the Devil were the leaders of their armies.
It was about the battle that is about to come, but the result is determined.
The Lord draw a sword and hit the bull's eye for the armies to clash. The Lord said that when He took Japan back, it would be the sign to signify the end was here.
2015 will be the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and it will be the 400th anniversary of killing the missionary.
The head will have no power without a body. We are here for the Lord. We don't look at ourselves, but look to the Lord.
The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!"
It is not who initiated the cry, but a divine alignment between the Bride and the Spirit.
When it is the fullness of time, it will take place.
We actually stayed in the place where John the Baptist was born.
Jesus is the only God/prophet that is alive today among all the religions in the world today.
In faith, we saw the promises before time.
The preparation of Japan didn't have enough time, but it was just right before ISIS declared their Celipha. It was declared in Babylon, but the Lord said that he would do it from Jerusalem.
The meeting is to declare God's will in this time.
The Lord talked about yeast for the whole dough. The yeast is the Asian Church. 1111 is the time to declare God's purpose.
Jesus wanted us to pray that "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on the earth as it is in heaven."
We need to be able to release heaven from the earth.
We would be baptized in a new love that came from the Lord during this gathering.
It is the first time in the past 25 years to see people from the nations God so fervently without an agenda.
More than our passion for Him is His passion to be with us.
Call upon the Lord, "come Lord Jesus," to settle the disputes and to end the war.
The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore. O house of Jacob, come and let us walk In the light of the LORD. (Isaiah 2:1-5 NKJV)
The shout of 11:11
It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea. (Isaiah 11:11 NKJV)
He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11:12 NKJV)
The government of God is a government of peace which Everyone will be blessed in it.
1111 is the time of divine alignment for God's people to declare their alignment with Him.
Kadosh Atah (Holy are You)~
Baruch Haba B'shem Adonai (blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; ㄧ切歌頌讚美) became the theme for what the Lord desired to do this morning.
Various kind of 🌵
Various animals were kept for food?
Various plants in the monastery~
10 November 2014
Moon in Israel
Ps. Jerry represented the nations to pray for the Jewish and the Arabic leaders.
The Jewish and the Arabic leaders put their hands together to form a bridge to welcome the nations as David and Ruth walked through it as the representatives. The nations raised their hands to bless the land in return.
The Jewish and the Arabic leaders were invited to the stage as the host of the land to bless those who came!
Ps. David invited everyone to bow their heads to honor Jesus as the Lord and King.
The highest of our worship is to give it all to the Lord. In the song, "You're Worthy Of It All," the worship team lead the congregation to worship before the throne.
The service tonight started singing in Hebrew. And the theme for the worship tonight was focused on the greatness of God.
Grateful for the gorgeous lunch in the monastery!
Rick Ridings shared about his vision of coming together.
A Jewish brother, Masala shared the promised from Isaiah 19:23-24.
In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. (Isaiah 19:23-24 NIV)
The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:25 NIV)
When the tribes walked together, God will release His blessings.
The Arab brother repented on stage how they were hurt and would not forgive the Jews.
David Demian shared about the purpose of nations gathered together to see the Jews and Arabs embracing each other.
During the pre-gathering, Jewish leaders stood on the stage to reconcile with the Arabic leaders.
He shared from the story of Jacob apologizing to his older brother Esau when he returned from Param so that they can have peace among them.
抵達會場 - ICC 耶路撒冷
Arriving at the venue - ICC Jerusalem
Arrived at Israrl~
First contact of Turkey~
9 November 2014
Boarding... there is a long line waiting! First time flying Turkish Airlie~
Standing by for the 11-hr flight！