The Tidewater Region of America
Tidewater, VA is the birthplace of the United States. Â From the first landing in Virginia Beach in 1607 to the first permanent English settlement in this land at Jamestown, the US was founded on the Bible and faith in God, right here in Tidewater, VA. Â As each city and county in Tidewater returns to its God-ordained purpose (for which it was named), the region of Tidewater, VA will once again be a physical sign to the nation and the world of God’s dominion on earth!
God calls this region â€śThe Watersâ€ť because it represents the God-given dominion that mankind holds in the earthly realm. As Tidewater, VA comes into its purpose and destiny, the world will see a living model of how the dominion of manâ€”when guided by Godâ€”can move heaven and change the earth! There are â€śWatersâ€ť in the heavenly realm as well. God desires that â€śThe Watersâ€ť here on earth (Tidewater, VA) would connect with heaven to receive a wave of His glory into this land! Â It is not just for Tidewater; it will mean the empowerment of Godâ€™s people throughout the earth!
*Note: Â To read about the separation between the “waters” in the heavenly realm from the waters here on earth, read Genesis 1:6-10.
Transformation in Tidewater, VA for Healing our Nation
The Books of Acts and Revelations make it clear that God wants His people to live and serve in unity, and He looks at us not just individually, but also collectively. Â The letters in Revelations were not written to individual congregations, but to cities, for all of the congregations in those cities. Â As we seek God to reclaim our nation, we must start first with our cities and counties, then our whole region of Tidewater, to lead the nation back to Him. Â Leadership of the nation is the prophetic destiny of Tidewater, VA, that has been revealed throughout the history of this nation and confirmed by national and international prophetic voices coming to this area. However, we have not arisen into our prophetic destiny to fulfill the will of God. We are called to unity and power in the Spirit. Â Yet, we have used only a small portion of the anointing that God has poured out upon us in Tidewater. Â When I, Apostle Markita Brooks, inquired of God about which of the letters in Revelations most directly applied to the Tidewater area, He revealed the letter to Sardis.
The Letter â€¦ to Sardis
â€śTo the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Â Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. Â Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. Â Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. Â The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels. Â Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.â€ťâ€”Revelation 3:1-6.
As the Bride is awakened from her slumber, she can arise to be the Ecclesia (assembly of the called out ones) and join God in His work to make all things on earth as they are in heaven. Â The Truth In The Spirit has worked in uniting the Ecclesia for years, and now God has charged us with helping the Ecclesia to arise. Â Will you join us!
Ecclesia 2013: Enter the Millennial Reign was the catalyst for Ecclesia Arise Worship Experiences held throughout Tidewater, VA. Â These gatherings continue throughout the region, as well as Tidewater Ecclesia Network meetings with pastors and believers in cities and counties in Tidewater, VA.
God desires to transform each group of people, each city and the Tidewater area as a whole in 3 phases. Â It is Godâ€™s Biblical order for transformation! See the Plan and phases below.
Invitationâ€”Invite the manifest presence of God (Exodus 33:18-23)
Reconciliation â€”Be reconciled one to another (Matthew 5:23-24)
Restoration â€”Allow God to use us to restore relationships (Malachi 4:5-6)
Worship â€”Worship as one in Him, in spirit and in truth (John 4:21-24)
Witness â€”Witness the glory of God upon our unified worship (Acts 2:1-4)
Word â€”Hear God speak His Word concerning the work He requires from us (Isaiah 6:8-10)
Teaching â€”Receive the teaching that will enable us to fulfill the mission (Luke 24:44-49)
Transform â€”Be transformed in our souls to agree with the Word (Romans 12:1-2)
Transition â€”Plan to allow God to change our lives, ministries & communities through us (Matthew 28:18-20)
To watch teachings on each one of these nine steps above, simply click each step to view its teaching on our YouTube Channel.
God’s Purpose for Cities in Tidewater, VA
Getting Involved:Â Pastors and Leaders
Getting Involved:Â Intercessors and Prophets
Prophetic Training Sessions and Roundtables are being scheduled throughout Tidewater to insure that intercessors and prophets are trained and on one accord in seeking God for strategy as we reclaim our region. Â The intercessors and prophets also gather to address the spiritual forces of darkness opposing God’s will for each city and to open the heavens over each city. Â For Prophetic Roundtables, contact Apostle Markita Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting Involved: Worship leaders, singers, dancers, artists and musiciansÂ
God has need of you for all of the Ecclesia worship experiences coming up. Â If you would like to be involved in this move of God, lending your worship gifts to His service, please contact Markita Brooks at email@example.com. Â There are many opportunities for you to bless God and His people through your worship!