From Washington to Washington 21 Day Prayer Project
March forth: ACCESSING THE NEW!
Jon & Jolene Hamill | www.lamplighterministries.net |
DAY 6: EAST COAST REVIVAL: TWO PROPHECIES
Today and tomorrow we’ll continue where we left off Sunday, introducing key aspects of the 11-11 Campaign. God longs to bring the east coast—the geographic east gate of our nation—into full awakening and revival. Two key prophecies by Rick Ridings point to this very move. We’ll review them today.
Tomorrow we’re going to review two significant prophecies warning of judgment and peril. The first is by Randy Demain, whom we have walked with for many years in ministry. The second is an overview of a word by prophet Terry Bennett. We don’t know Terry personally, though I have been in one of his meetings. What’s most important to know is that they don’t know each other. Yet in their respective warnings, they have both described the same potential calamities.
America at a Crossroads
For now, it’s important to understand the Lord seems to be offering our nation two distinctly different paths. First—we align with His heart, humble ourselves, repent and advance through a great window of opportunity. Second—a greater measure of discipline could literally bring this nation to its knees.
We will probably experience a measure of both. But the awareness of both potential blessing and potential judgment is the reason why we’re giving our all to Jesus for the nation at this time. And it’s why we can authentically call you to do the same.
Mobile: Signal of Awakening
From Jerusalem, prophetic leader and prayer director Rick Ridings saw a “window of mercy” over the east coast for 2011. In a meeting we hosted this November, he shared how he felt that this was a kairos time to persevere in prayer for revival on the east coast. Because the time is now at hand.
Back in 1998, Rick Ridings saw a move of revival break out in Mobile Alabama. He then saw a “wind tunnel” forming from Mobile Alabama to Boston MA.
In his word for 2011, Rick wrote: Jon Hamill reminded me of a word I gave in Boston in 1998-- a vision of a wind tunnel. The wind tunnel spanned the east coast, somehow connecting New England with Mobile Alabama. This wind tunnel would be opened with an initial burst, and soon the winds of the Holy Spirit would blow from Alabama to New England.
I believe that the recent outpouring in Mobile Alabama is a signal to the intercessors on the east coast of America to press in now for the winds of the Holy Spirit to be released powerfully upon their cities and states.
Window of Opportunity
I want to review this word in light of a scripture that promises the release of God’s winds. Acts 3:19 declares, “Repent and return, that your sins be washed away, so that times of refreshing may come from the Presence of the Lord.”
You can probably guess that the word “times” is actually the Greek word “kairos.” Kairos times literally mean “opportune times” or “windows of opportunity.”
What you might not know is the full meaning of the word “refreshing.” The Greek word “anapsuxeōs” literally means “the blowing again of the breath of God!”
What is the Lord saying? As we repent and return to Jesus, He will open up “windows of opportunity” for the “blowing again of the breath of God!”
Rick Ridings saw this from Jerusalem. A window of mercy has opened up to repair the “wind tunnel” and send Holy Spirit refreshing across the east coast. THIS YEAR!
Which is why we are facilitating the 11-11 Campaign in conjunction with the HAPN and RPN and leaders across our region. We must take advantage of this window—and our assignment towards this end is to mobilize this forerunning prayer journey, believing God for His “wind tunnel of awakening” from Mobile to Boston!
Second Prophecy--Crack that Nut!
Many in metro Washington DC and in the prayer movement still associate Rick Ridings with the “Nutcracker Prophecy,” which he also gave in 1998. This breakthrough word became a key prayer strategy for governmental prayer in 2000.
Rick saw a vision of a large nutcracker over our Capital city. He prophesied that if Maryland and Virginia would come together in prayer, God would “crack the nut” of demonic resistance in Washington DC. Below is the original word:
The Lord has His eye on Washington, DC at this time. In His sovereign plan, he has been preparing a “spiritual nut-cracker” which is being formed by what He is doing in Maryland and Virginia. His heart is to bring spiritual pressure from the two sides of this nut-cracker to break open the “hard shell” of Washington, DC. To form this “nut-cracker”, He has been opening ancient wells in MD and VA, in areas which have known true spiritual awakenings in the past… Rick Ridings, Feb. 16, 1998.
Nuts in Washington DC… I know it’s hard to believe. But the initial strategy had quite an impact. Leaders in many spheres still remember how unprecedented numbers of people were born again, returned to church, and took a stand for Christ. Lou Engle held the first Call, with 200,000 gathered for fasting and prayer. And the 2000 election transformed the governance of our nation, with many Christians hired for key, long-term strategic positions.
Re-Activating the Nutcracker
The Nutcracker strategy is simple, yet profound. By joining north and south together in prayer, the hard shell of idolatry, greed and division over Washington DC is weakened significantly. As we’ll see, a major part of this Nutcracker strategy is prophesied in Ezekiel 37.
Interestingly, during their visit both Rick and Patti felt the Lord was re-activating this Nutcracker word again for this season. Though they had returned to the US year after year, they told us this was the first time in a decade they have had a burden from the Lord for the nation. Rick saw there was a window of mercy over Washington DC and the east coast of the US, and that the Nutcracker strategy was key to catalyzing the next phase of His work.
Ezekiel 37: Awakening & Union
Awakening and union are the two primary themes of Ezekiel 37. These themes seem to be concurrent with the Lord’s desire to open a “wind tunnel” In Ezekiel 37 part A, the prophet was told to declare, “Come from the four winds O Breath, and breathe on these slain that they may live.” These winds of awakening responded to the prophet’s call, and a massive army came out of their caskets!
In Ezekiel 37 part B, the prophet was told to take two sticks and join them together as one in His hand. Interestingly, two sticks can represent the number 11. And nutcrackers are made of two sticks. They must be joined together for a nut to crack!
"And you, son of man, take for yourself (T)one stick and write on it, 'For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions'; then take another stick and write on it, 'For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.' Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.
"When the sons of your people speak to you saying, 'Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?' Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand."'
Awakening and union. Holy Spirit wind tunnel, joining north and south in awakening. From the heart of Jerusalem to our own heart-land, many prophets have been alerted by God to show His desire for this new season. Many have also been alerted to warn our nation of dire consequences if we do not make this shift. We have no guarantees. Truly it’s time to AWAKEN, MOBILIZE & UNITE.
Union Station Vision
It’s worth sharing here a prophetic experience given to our friend Dee Copley from VT. Dee was transported in a vision to Union Station in Washington DC. A black janitor met her, and asked, “Do you know where you are?” Dee replied that she didn’t. The janitor then declared, “This is the Ark of the Covenant, and this is the National Treasure.” What is the Lord saying? That Union Station—the place of union, or unity—is where His covenant with the nation is established. His glory dwells there. It’s the site of the National Treasure, where His commanded blessing is released.
Our team for the Accessing the New prayer project includes Jon and Jolene Hamill, cofounders of Lamplighter Ministries; Terry Deckard, director of Highways Universal; Jason Hubbard, director of the Light of the World Prayer Center in Bellingham WA.