Watchman On Walls International Fellowship was birthed with a mandate to be a gathering place , an apostolic and prophetic community of creative artist who are trained, mentored and sent to do the will of God in the earth with their unique creative gifts. From a vision given to Pastor Bernard Boulton by a prophetic word in October 2011 to manifestation WOW became a reality on Monday October 1, 2012. For one year Bernard Boulton faithfully called and gave the Word of the Lord to those who gathered on the phone lines from around the country and Bermuda.
The first year of ministry and fellowship culminated with a week of celebration as WOW celebrated its first year. From Sunday October 6, 2013 to Saturday October 12, 2013 Pastor Boulton and faithful callers, many who have been calling in since the first meeting and the first month were on the Call to celebrate and receive life-giving words shared each night from different men and women of God.
The theme for this first anniversary, which is also the theme for the year 2014 is, THE HOLY SPIRIT FORMATION OF A CREATIVE COMMUNITY.” (Ezekiel 2:2-3).
On Sunday night Pastor Boulton spoke from Ezekiel 1, “The Wheels are Moving.” He shared that there is a right now move of God in the earth through creative art. It is a world-wide move that is calling many into the presence of God to receive commission to go forth in the four corners of the earth. The governments of the earth is falling and the government of God is sending forth creative worshippers who are releasing expressions of God’s beauty and holiness through poetry, parables, prophetic dance and song.
On Monday night Prophet Nicole Henderson spoke on “The Gatekeepers.” Prophet Henderson spoke to watchmen of WOW. We are called to keep the gates and the keys. Our intercession determines who is permitted to enter in and who is denied access. Truly the Prophet brought a right now word to WOW and I was personally challenged to hear God as He confirmed this truth in me for this season. It was confirmed because I’d preach on this same topic the day before.
On Tuesday night Prophet Nabiyah Mattocks spoke on “Hear what Adonai says.” She declared fully the heart of God for WOW as an apostolic community with an apostolic anointing and she declared that I walk with an apostolic mantle in the office of the apostle. WOW is a sent community, a beginning and a first fruit set apart by Yeshua (Jesus). She further declared that Yeshua has given us a voice to speak what He is saying.
The personal prophetic declaration to me would not be the only time that it was released this week. Prophet Mattocks declared, “As an apostle you have a pioneering anointing, doing what is not being done. You must Stand, Speak as you are Sent.”
On Wednesday night Minister Shaquanda Stephenson spoke on Ezekiel 2. Holy Spirit led us to go a different way tonight, before Minister Stephenson spoke I interviewed her about her personal journey as an author and publisher. After the interview Minister Stephenson shared how God was moving in the house bringing His glory into the house. She told us how we must have a right attitude in the presence of God. The word STAND speaks to Ezekiel posture before the glory of Adonai (Lord). Adonai speaks in unconventional way. Ezekiel STOOD on his feet, he was a ready position to go where God wanted him to go.
On Thursday night Prophet Sherry Wilson spoke on “I AM ADAM.” Adam named the animals while he was alone. There is a great deal that God requires us to do alone. And everything that Adam needed to do was inside of him. Adam was endowed with much wisdom, the wisdom of God. The wisdom of God met the purpose of God in Adam. The wisdom of God brings forth the creative gift in us. We write by wisdom. We dance by wisdom. Our books are coming forth by wisdom. Prophet Wilson exhorted us to walk in the wisdom that God has deposited in us.
On Friday night Apostle Anthony Gladden spoke on the prophetic meaning of the name WOW, “WHAT’S IN A NAME.” The purpose for this fellowship reveals the purpose of God. God has called WOW to deal with principalities. To stand in regions as Watchmen. We watch in the spirit and in the natural. We are international because God is going to send the Watchmen of this fellowship to go internationally. Our books will enter into countries to establish intercession in that nation bringing forth God’s will in the earth. Our words will travel. We don’t wait until we are international we walk in it now.
Because we are an apostolic community there is not a frame of reference for us to model. We are the frame of reference and we are the model. God is doing it this way to show us what He has already set in us. I will pay a price for this call to be an apostle and for us to be an apostolic community. Our voice is unique for His beloved.
On Saturday night Apostle Theresa Johnson, the apostolic covering for Bernard Boulton and WOW spoke on “Ezekiel and WOW.” Apostle Johnson is her unique demonstrative way of preaching and imparting the Word of the Lord brought the form of WOW from the blueprint of heaven to earth adding to the building of WOW. Apostle Johnson declared that WOW will walk out all that Holy Spirit has placed in us. We are a sanctuary for the people to enter and experience the glory of God. We are moving in our second year into maturity. We are taking another step. In our first year WOW has cultivated, tilled the ground and pulled up weeds.
What a week and we rejoice for the harvest that manifested this week. Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks to all of our Apostles and Prophets who deposited such a rich measure of grace in this celebration. We look for the more in 2014.