June 19, 2013
Oct 24 - Jon & Jolene Hamill
During earl morning prayer recently, Jason Hershey, Washington DC prayer director, cried out, “New birth of freedom! Oh God, that it will be known in the earth that in 2012, America has been born again!”
America born again - I never had thought of it that way. But scripture declares this potential. “Can a nation be born in a day?... As soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her sons.” (Isaiah 66:8)
I have been praying into this phrase, “New Birth of Freedom,” since 2008. Words seeded into our hearts in 2008 are being awakened in this hour! This September, the Holy Spirit highlighted this phrase as His prophetic mandate now through 2013 and beyond, and I feel released to share it. By the Spirit of God, we are entering into a “New Birth of Freedom!”
Vision Beyond Division
Abraham Lincoln first penned these words after trodding through the battlefield of Gettysburg. The slain of both north and south were still on the soil, voiceless markers of Picket’s Charge, Devil’s Den, and a hundred other blood-soaked turning points in the battle.
Much as in our day, the nation had succumbed to a depth of divisiveness from which there seemed to be no recovery. Lincoln saw beyond this - just like the Abrahams of our day must do. We must have a vision beyond the paralysis of current division for a new birth of freedom!
We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this Nation under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.
Let this word run swiftly across our land again! In 2012, let historians note how America has been born again and how government that empowers freedom, as framed by our Founders, has been preserved and even perpetuated in the Nation and world.
Throne Behind the Throne
On Tuesday, November 6 - only two weeks away - America votes. But we have already been advancing into regime change in the spirit, where the “throne behind the throne” is shifted across the spectrum of government. God is calling His refounding fathers and mothers to occupy seats of authority as Eliakims, not Shebnas. There is a thunder in the whisper, “No cross, no crown! And no King but Jesus.”
This New Birth of Freedom is a beginning, not an end. Intercession and action to align government with covenant must be seen through to completion - in Washington DC and state to state.
President Obama still stands between Moses and Pharaoh. How he chooses determines his future, as God has promised that the thrones of Egypt are toppling. We must continually hold him in prayer by the Holy Spirit, along with the Romneys as well!
Awakening & Union: Bridal Canopy Prevails
A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, and a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; moreover, he will seek justice, and be prompt in righteousness (Isaiah 16:5).
Tent the Nation! The Bridal Canopy prevails. We are now in a season where Holy Spirit awakening and union are overtaking the demonic empowerment of slumber and division. Below are a few “unions” the Lord desires to mature in 2013. Please note that God wants every union to have expression first in our own lives.
King and Priest: The Lord showed me how, in this regime change, the President and Congress will function in synergy, not division, even across party lines. At first I didn’t “get it” when He spoke to me about the counsel of peace (shalom) between the two offices.
Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the LORD, and He who will bear the honor and sit and rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the two offices (Zech. 6:13).
The offices referred to by Zechariah are the King and the Priest. In this revelatory experience, the Lord showed me how the President can represent the king. To the extent that Senators and Congressmen actually represent our citizens, Congress can represent the priesthood. And the counsel of peace shall be between the two offices!
Crown and Throne: Watch for this in the body of Christ as well. This union is actually an overflow of the union birthed in 2012 between the “king and priest” in the prayer movement. As Rick Ridings prophesied at the beginning of 2012, the Harp and Bowl has been joined with the Crown and Throne! This next phase of restoration of the Tabernacle of David is actually a new move of God, poised to catalyze both judgment and transformation in the land. And as Rick prophesied, the Crown and Throne movement will mature over the coming decade just as the Harp and Bowl movement matured in the previous decade.
True Statesmen will Arise
We have always had legislators. But for many years we have suffered a void of true Statesmen. Part of this “new birth of freedom” is the birthing of Statesmen who transcend politics to administrate true freedom movements both in this nation and in global spheres. These Statesmen do not just react to history; they decree history. Pray that this new move not be aborted!
Just like David and Josiah, many future Statesmen are actually hidden in the house of prayer. God is calling forth new schools of transformational leadership that will bridge the gap between the priestly and kingly functions of biblical stewardship.
Native American Statesmen
In this hour where Statesmen are birthed, watch for Native American apostles to lead this nation in a new way. I feel that Native leaders in all spheres will exemplify how to function as kings and priests. This Melchizedek anointing has been theirs from the beginning and is key to unlocking the inheritance of this soil. As part of His expression of union, God is calling Natives and Pilgrims to walk together in a whole new way.
The Rise of Governmental Prophets
This “counsel of peace between the offices” will bring forth a new breed of governmental prophets. After the pattern of Isaiah and Jeremiah, whose ministry was birthed “in the days of Josiah,” these prophets will convey God’s heart and counsel in a way that impacts both governors and governance. They themselves will function as Prophetic Statesmen!
Friends, prophetic ministry to government will grow in such credibility that it will be acceptable and even popular to seek this godly counsel. Unfortunately, both light and darkness will be maturing in this expression. Somewhere down the line, a being the Bible identifies as the “False Prophet” will even be welcomed by the governments of nations.
But for now, look for the rise of governmental prophets in the land!
The Statesman and the General: Another key union is that of the Statesman and the General, and it is already in motion. The Lord first alerted me to this after the shooting at the Family Research Council. General Jerry Boykin had just come alongside Tony Perkins. I felt strongly impressed that the spiritual provocation for this attack was directly related to the threat this union posed.
David was a Statesman and a General. In the pattern of David, this union of the statesman and the general represents a forerunning prototype of leadership that will greatly accelerate the body of Christ in this season.
Again, this union must also be cultivated within our own being. God wants His statesmen to also become generals. And He wants His generals to become statesmen.
Mantle of Reagan
Late in 2011, Cindy Jacobs prophesied a really strange word. God was releasing the “mantle of Reagan” on the next President! She even compelled Vicki Norhden, an apostolic leader from California, to pray at the Reagan library for this mantle to be recommissioned.
Ten months later, the world aligned with the word of the prophet. As in Ronald Reagan’s day, not only had the economy screeched to a standstill, but “Death to America” resounded by Islamist militants - from our own consulates in the Mideast. For the first time in 33 years, even one of our own ambassadors was killed.
God worked with Ronald Reagan as He did with Cyrus in the Bible. To understand more clearly, when you read below about iron bars, substitute the phrase “Iron Curtain.”
Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed, whom I have taken by the right hand, to subdue nations before him and to loose the loins of kings; to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut. I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their IRON BARS (Isaiah 45:1-2).
As many prophets have shared, Isaiah 45 is a prophetic mandate for our 45th President. Either with him or in spite of him, enemy strongholds will again fall in an unprecedented way. A teetering economy will be rescued from the brink. And Israel will be resourced and protected. This is not the work of man, but the sovereign work of God.
God’s Blessing on Thirteen
The Lord took me by surprise when we moved this September. My favorite number is eleven. On 11-11, 1620, my Pilgrim forefathers cut covenant with the Lord for this nation. John 11:11 defines the awakening we are now beginning to see.
So it’s great that our new apartment is on the 11th floor! Of course, the only apartment available on this floor was…1113.
God is going to “eleven us” in “thirteen.” Just as the Lord emphasized the 11-11 covenant in 2011, and the apostolic governance of 12 in 2012, so He is now emphasizing 13. Here are a few prophetic priorities for the year.
Micah 2:13—Resurgence of the Breaker Anointing. Watch for this! The key sign the Breaker is in the land is that a people are freed from captivity and joined together in power. The Lord is at their head! Watch for a new Freedom March this year. Even nations will emerge from subjugation to freedom, with the Lord at their head!
Zechariah 6:13—Counsel of Peace between the offices. We covered this above. A window is opening in all spheres for a synergy of offices to bring renewal, opportunity and advancement. It’s important that these offices retain their identities while blending to maximize the opportunity before them.
Psalm 113—Who humbles himself, that he may behold the things of heaven and earth? Too often, the seer anointing has been corrupted by pride in the gifting, likewise in the marketplace with the entrepreneurial gifting. To obtain this grace, humility is mandated this year for all of us. Watch for fresh discoveries and innovations this year as the humble behold heaven and earth!
Amos 9:11-13, Zechariah 9:11-13. We will understand in a whole new way the protection, blessing and transformation afforded in conjunction with the restoration of David’s Tent. And we will benefit doubly from a move of deliverance that returns us to God’s strongholds and restores hope to our being.
Thirteen Colonies—Time for a Second Continental Congress. New birth of freedom! Refounding fathers and mothers will begin to restore godly governance in our nation and even in other nations.
Swift Cloud Justice
Finally, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Our disobedience propelled us into the wilderness. And our greatest attempts to break free from this covenant of death and return to LIFE have seemed as seeds on barren soil.
Not so. As in the 40 years of agony under Egyptian slavery, every cry has been heard from the Lord. By this I mean both the silent screams of babies in the womb and the cries of those who have been impacted by God’s heart for LIFE. God is now on the move.
Roe v. Wade was enacted by the Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. Jason Hershey pointed out to me the tragic correlation between this date and the Book of Exodus.
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.” (Exodus 1:22)
Note that Pharaoh, empowered by the gods of Egypt, commanded the abortion of God’s covenant seed. The Lord took action! It was interesting how Rick Ridings prophesied Isaiah 19:1 this year for Washington DC: That the Lord is riding on a swift cloud, and the gods of Egypt will topple.
A day after John Roberts delivered his verdict empowering the greatest expansion of government-funded abortion in our land, a swift-moving storm cloud came riding into DC. And this inline hurricane, or derecho, knocked out power to more than a million people!
God has been riding on a swift cloud. And the thrones of Egypt are now toppling. I say, “Let My people go!” It’s time for a new Exodus, breaking out of our captivity with the Lord at our head. It’s time for a Freedom March!
Vision: New Birth of Freedom
Part of this new birth of freedom is a grassroots move of awakening that will overthrow the death culture that has bound the soul and conscience of our land. I saw this in 2008 by a well of the Second Great Awakening. An earthquake split the ground between this well and the Washington Monument. Wherever the ground split apart, babies shot out of the ground and into the sky! They were actually caught by angels.
Beloved, all of creation is travailing for this new birth of freedom! Heaven is opening. The earth is shaking. Let’s be among the humble who behold heaven and earth, and labor for the breakthroughs He is affording by His grace. A new birth of freedom… that government of the people, by the people, and for the people might not perish from the earth!