Early 1995, Bob Jones prophesied two storms were to strike the U.S. in the same proximity. He was told the storms would have prophetic significance. The first would be an indication of God’s plans while the second would reveal the enemy’s. Although he had seen the two distinct storms, the place of landfall was unclear.
During the latter days of July and early August that year, Wanda and I hosted Bob and a gathering of prophetic friends at our home in Orange Beach, AL. Our meeting was interrupted by a hurricane that entered the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Erin first struck the Melbourne, Florida area before entering the Gulf. Erin came ashore August 3, 1995. The storm’s eye grazed the western boundary of Pensacola and passed directly over the place of our meeting.
Following Erin, hurricane Opal also bombarded the same area 61 days later on October 4, 1995. Opal had devastating effects with considerable foundation and beach erosion that stretched 150 miles.
Meteorologist confirmed that two hurricanes striking the same spot in a century would be phenomenal. Dual hurricanes making landfall in the same area in just over 60 days is supernatural!
Erin— the Watcher
These occurrences fulfilled the prophetic revelation of double storms highlighting a corporate season of significant spiritual emphasis. The name Erin means “watcher” or “one who is awake and watchful.” God is watching over His word to perform it.
Eight days after Erin, on August 11, a beautiful white dove landed on our balcony. Uniquely, it remained although it was clearly not domesticated.
We plainly heard the Lord speaking to us involving this sign as an indication of the “Dove Company.” This body of believers will emerge in this generation possessing burning hearts desperate for intimacy with Jesus.
The Holy Spirit will come and remain upon this company as they find their rest in Him and He finds His rest in them.
Fullness of Time
Many notable things are presently at the door. A renewed emphasis has been placed upon the 1994-95 revelations. We have come to a fullness of time juncture for their fulfillment. Spiritual “watchers” are being charged with Heaven’s decrees to see these words achieved.
Visit from a Watcher
On August 12, 2004 a spiritual being appeared to Bob and identified himself as a “watcher.” In 30 years of prophetic ministry, many of the Lord’s messengers have spoken with Bob. However, this one possessed an overwhelming Heavenly atmosphere that comes only from God’s throne. Bob found it difficult to function in his presence.
When asked why this was the first time he had encountered a “watcher,” the messenger responded to Bob saying, “You are living in a new day.”
Revelatory insights are approaching fresh heights through spiritual doors now open. Greater purposes are being apprehended. Higher levels of spiritual authority and Heavenly support are accessible. It is a new time.
The watcher stipulated that he and others like him have been cooperating with God’s plan on earth since the creation of man. Daniel 4:13 & 17 identifies a “watcher” and a portion of his duties. Daniel records,
I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven. Daniel 4:13
This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers and the decision is a command of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes and sets over it the lowliest of men. Daniel 4:17
God alone is ruler over the realm of mankind. “Watchers” function as His emissaries to fulfill His commands and made known His counsel.
The “watcher” announced and carried out God’s seven year discipline of Nebuchadnezzar. The “watchers” observe and record the actions of mankind and promote the decrees of Heaven. It is their duty to help fulfill Heaven’s plans on earth.
Watching over His Word
Jeremiah’s prophetic commissioning is one of Scripture’s most often read and quoted passages. Close examination of Jeremiah’s mandate reveals involvement of the “watchers.”
The Lord spoke to Jeremiah saying,
See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.
The word of the LORD came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a rod of an almond tree.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it. Jeremiah 1:10-12
Somehow these spiritual messengers were directly associated with Jeremiah’s commission from God. God’s prophet was instructed to tear down and destroy, but also to plant and build.
God’s degrees are issued to pluck up and overthrow things contrary to His kingdom. Likewise, commands are dispensed to also build and plant according to Kingdom design. This struggle is a spiritual confrontation taking place in heavenly places.
In the economy of Heaven, spiritual beings identified as “watchers” operate closely with us in Heaven’s blueprint. The “watchers” function in cooperation with God’s people to see Heavenly mandates and decrees accomplished.
They can bring judgment or blessing from God’s throne. It is the revelation of Heavenly justice. They record the desire of God and work with us for its fulfillment.
God is sending “watchers” to co-labor with us to pluck up and gather out of His Kingdom all stumbling blocks. (Matthew 13:41) Likewise, this spiritual host will also watch over God’s promises that plant and build the way of the Kingdom.
Places of Visitation
Hurricane Erin was prophetically foretold as a sign of God’s definitive plan. Both its name and location highlight a portion of His intention.
The Lord is emphasizing prophetic words regarding places of revival. The “watchers” are present to work under the Holy Spirit’s orchestration to open Heavenly doors. (Daniel 4:23) They oversee God’s oracles in these places to expose spiritual portals where God’s armory can descend.
The armory or warehouse is a prophetic depiction of God’s storehouse containing spiritual provisions used in the work of ministry. These are Heaven’s war implements. (Jeremiah 50:25)
Fortunately, the Lord is revealing a present release of this dimension of His spiritual host. Promises and end-time strategies are poised for fulfillment. God is watching over His word to see it performed.