Watch Gardens

The Watch is Being Restored

"But know this, if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come he would have watched and would not have suffered his house to be broken up."

Matthew 24:43

Located around the Global Spheres Center building are four watch gardens. Each of these gardens represents a watch.

In the Bible, we find a pattern. Watchmen on the wall are watching for the enemy and announcing what they see. Let us remind you of four watches:

The first watch is linked with the call of God upon the life of Israel. This is synonymous with the call of God on our life. If we will enter into this watch, then we can see His time of visitation. There is a time of visitation for each one of us. Every nation has a time of visitation. Of course, this verse refers to the nation of Israel but is applicable to each one of us as well.

The second watch comes when we get scattered. In the verse, Matthew 24:43, we see that if we do not watch, then we get scattered. If you never develop a personal discipline of watching, then you will find your life being scattered instead of being ordered. The second watch also represents the times of Israel’s scattering.

The third watch is linked with the concept of Peter’s denial. Instead of watching, Peter hid in fear. The Lord warned that he would deny Him three times before the cock crowed. If we will watch prior to the crowing of the cock, our faith will be made strong. There have been times Israel as a nation has denied the Messiah’s coming. The third watch represents the trial of our faith.

The fourth watch comes during the Lord’s time revealing His glory. There is a breaking of a new day. This occurs when the identity of our future is established. Even with all of Israel’s problems throughout history, they have a wonderful future as a nation. They are God’s chosen nation of example. All nations align and reconcile their relationship with Israel. This watch also represents the power of resurrection as we watch with the Lord, then you will experience HIs glory. There is an ultimate returning of God’s glory of Israel

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