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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Capitol is Shaking!

Jon & Jolene Hamill 
www.lamplighterministries.net 
RPN-MD, HAPN-MD

The central pinnacle from the National Cathedral fell as an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale shook the metro Washington DC region. No injuries have been reported, though structural damage has been widely reported throughout Virginia and Washington DC. 

The earthquake, which occurred at 1:51 pm, is said to be the largest in recorded history for this region. Its epicenter was in Mineral VA. 

The Capitol, Pentagon, and other government buildings were evacuated due to the quake. Many employees initially feared the shaking was due to terrorist attacks, according to news reports. News of the earthquake emerged just as residents began preparing for Hurricane Irene, set to hit the region this weekend. 

Prophetic Perspective: Change of Season

A few weeks ago we shared Jolene’s prophetic experience related to Haggai 2. This passage chronicles how God is shaking the heavens and earth, the sea and dry land. Jolene literally awoke quoting Haggai 2. She sensed that God was speaking about some measure impending judgment.

Though we often associate judgment with tragedy, biblically this is by no means the case. Judgment is simply the imposition of Heaven’s verdict and intervention regarding a situation. Very often the initial release of God’s judgments serve as mile-markers that demarcate a change of season. 

Our sense is that the earthquake somehow demarcates a new season in the Lord. Earthquakes often represent the imposition of Heaven’s government in the land (see Isaiah 6, Amos 9:1). 

The Significance of 5.8

God often speaks corporately through numbers and their symbolic significance. The tragedy of September 11 is a good example. Amidst the pain and loss from the terrorist attacks on NY and DC, the Lord sounded a “911 trumpet call” emphasizing Amos 9:11, the restoration of the Tabernacle of David. Earlier this year we felt that this September, the government of God is going to be expressed in the House of God in a much greater way. 

Today’s earthquake had been reported as 5.9, but was adjusted to 5.8 on the Richter Scale. Revelation 5:8, with its description of “harp and bowl” worship, has been one of the most-emphasized passages by the Holy Spirit this decade-- on a global basis. Revelation 5:8-9 conveys heaven’s reaction as the Lamb of God receives the Father’s scroll to rule humanity, and bowls of prayer become filled. 

Revelation 5:8-9—And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, Worthy are You to take the scrolls and to break open its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Revelation 8:5 describes the outpouring that results when the bowls of heaven, pictured in Revelation 5:8, are actually filled. Note that earthquakes are included among the effects!

Revelation 8:5—And the angel took the censer; and he filled it with the fire of the altar and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and AN EARTHQUAKE.

Warnings for Washington DC

On March 10, Jolene and I posted prophetic warnings from key leaders Randy Demain and Terry Bennett. We wrote: 

Both Randy and Terry saw a tremendous shaking coming to Washington DC, with leaders resigning their posts. 

“I heard the Lord say, "What do you see in D.C.?" Then as I looked, I saw under the floors and behind closed doors, many leaders worshiping. They were worshiping the queen of heaven and Lucifer as the light. What they were doing in darkness, they were crafting into laws in the daylight.

I heard the Lord say, "I will shake them and shake them until they fear My Name, I will expose their agendas and utter their names. They will resign their positions and vacate their posts, even their soldiers that surround the city will be overcome by the Power of the Holy Ghost.

One Nation under God is the covenant of the land. As long as it is true, she shall continue to stand. If lawlessness and iniquity continue to abound, I will shackle her with others that are coming down. I will lift up her skirt to reveal her shame, and then the people will call Her by another name.”—Randy Demain, Jan. 2011

“I saw “Martial Law coming to Nation’s Capital”… I have seen that there was a shaking coming to Washington DC. I know some of that is a play on words in terms of there will be a shake up in the political climate but there was a physical shaking. I am talking about an earthquake that came to the Nation’s capitol. The Lord told me, “I aim to shake them…. Another important headline news was, “Resignation Fever Hits DC.” That was in our political, governmental…”—Terry Bennett, Aug. 2010.

9-11 to 11-11: All Nations Prayer Watch

We are beyond grateful that today’s literal shaking, the strongest on record, has brought no reported casualties. However—could it be this was a warning from the Lord to align with His heart before more tragic consequences occur? 

Just honestly, our awareness of these potential challenges was a primary motivation for the 11-11 Campaign. It is why we emphasized here and nationwide the Declaration of Covenant, presented to the Lord on July 4 at the Lincoln Memorial. “One Nation under God is the covenant of the land. As long as it is true, she shall continue to stand.”

And it is why we are strongly emphasizing the season from 9-11 through 11-11-11. Please seek the Lord now how you are to align with the Lord in this coming season. Remember the 40 days of prayer in DC, for DC. More info at www.dc40.net. From Washington to Washington, lets fill the bowls of Heaven… and watch God’s outpouring counter the enemy’s plan for our land!

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