Author: Jon + Jolene Hamill

Day 19: On the White House Ellipse, 24-7!

Please forward to your friends! More information at www.davidstentdc.org. Yesterday we shared about how God is providing a tent of refuge in a time of storms. The enemy has been trying to “X out” our nation, but God is working to establish His tabernacle of protection over us! Today we want to announce an unprecedented witness to this grace. Imagine 24/7 worship on the Ellipse, the backyard of the White House, from Yom Kippur til election day! To my knowledge this has never been done. God is granting us a literal picture of the Tabernacle of David–in our governmental seat of authority–at the capitol of our nation. Please note upfront–this not about politics in any way. It’s about enthroning Jesus in our praise, and standing as intercessors for our land and leaders! Prayer Coordination The “Wild vision of the year” award certainly goes to Jason Hershey for establishing this. Jolene and I are honored to work with Jason, director of the Washington House of Prayer, on this adventure. We serve as the Intercessory Coordinators for David’s Tent. Which means our Lamplighter family is invited to be “front and center” as we advance! Lets do this together. We’re excited that the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network and the Reformation Prayer Network have also embraced our request to cover David’s Tent in prayer! We encourage you to go wild with this. Get a weekly...

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Day 18: Storm Warnings–Place of Refuge–by Jolene

Note: Major Announcement July 22! Tabernacle in DC! Please continue praying for the victims of the Aurora CO shooting, and their families. It is amazing to hear the heroic acts of people who literally “stood in the gap” and took bullets for children and families they did not even know. Please continue to keep watch for your region and nation at this time! Storm Warnings Especially in adversity, we can become so focused on our own challenges that we fail to see the larger picture. Take this summer for example. Those still recovering from the derecho in Washington DC might not perceive the significance of the drought in the breadbasket of the midwest. Those pulling extra shifts just to pay their credit card bills might not see the significance of the warnings Ben Bernanke recently gave Congress to change course or face another global recession. But the messages within these experiences are one and the same. We began our Dire Straits Prayer Project with a posting on “Storm Warnings.” Today we want to build on this theme. God is calling our nation to radically change course. Why? Because morally, financially, spiritually and governmentally, we as a nation seem to be headed directly into a storm of incredibly destructive power. Over the next few days we’re going to cover the coming storm from a different perspective. Because there’s a bigger...

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Dire Straits 17: America Mourns… Pray Against Copycat Strikes!

Note: Major Announcement July 22! Tabernacle in DC! America mourns today after a deadly shooting at the premier of “Dark Knight Rising” in Aurora, Colorado. At least 12 were killed, and 40 wounded in this midnight tragedy, which occurred 20 miles from the Columbine shooting. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy and their families! FBI and police are now dismantling booby traps tied to bombs in shooter James Holmes’ Aurora apartment. Police initially received a 911 call from a tenant at about the time of the shooting as Holmes left a song blaring on repeat at his apartment. A profile of shooter James Holmes is just now emerging. According to ABC News, Holmes’ mother replied simply, “You have the right person” after breaking the news to her about the shooting. Early reports indicated that Holmes’ father emigrated from Turkey, and that he grew up in San Diego. No known ties to terrorist groups have been found. This strike in America falls on the heels of a terrorist strike against Israeli youths on vacation in Bulgaria. Five youths and two adults were killed in the suicide bombing. Tragedy Occurred on First of Av–Nine Day Watch It is perhaps no coincidence that the Hebrew month of Av began last evening, with a nine day countdown to Tisha b’Av. As we have recounted throughout this “Dire Straits”...

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Day 16: What’s Up with July 21?

Dutch Sheets once observed that “prophets are unusual.” A fact I try not to mention too much to my wife, who’s pretty well-developed in this gifting. Not being unusual… being a prophet. Like the time last August when she began talking in her sleep. “I-in-in that day, I will shake… the he-eavens and the earth…” She began. And from a deep sleep to full awakening, she quoted the entirety of Haggai 2! Just a few weeks later, an unprecedented earthquake shook the entire metro DC region. Cracked the Washington Monument. Toppled gargoyles. If you’re familiar with Haggai 2, God also declares that “the silver and gold are Mine.” This quake began in Mineral VA, home to the original silver and gold mines for the US Mint. Can’t make that up! From Bull Run to Bull Run My point in this is that God often gives warnings on what’s to come in unusual ways. Some local friends, including Sara Ballenger, recently felt an urgency to pray regarding July 21. They had gotten the date in prayer, and felt a sense of peril. At the same time, another friend, Nathalie Hatch, wrote us about an impression she had regarding the Battle of Bull Run. She heard the words, “They fought and ran from Bull Run to Bull Run.” I initially thought to myself, “That’s really…unusual.” Then I discovered that the first...

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Day 15: Twenty Nation Exercise in Strait of Hormuz! Plus Advancing Through Dire Straits

Last night, two stories broke that are important to know. First, Israel’s unity government broke apart–a unity government seemingly forged to better position the nation to counter Iranian threats. Rival factions could not find agreement on drafting ultra-orthodox Jewish citizens and Arab citizens into the Israeli army. This potentially sets the stage for national elections later in the year. Second, the Pentagon announced a 20-nation minesweeping exercise in the Strait of Hormuz. This joint exercise is slated for mid-September. Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for increased sanctions against its economy. Yesterday we shared on the critical importance of praying for our intelligence agencies. Lamplighter family, please lets keep vigilant on this! Advancing Through the Dire Straits The passage below, 2 Thessalonians 3, is a great launching pad for breakthrough prayer. I encourage you to pray this for the remainder of the prayer project. Pray for America and Israel. Pray for intelligence communities, military, elected leaders, pastors, families, friends. Pray for Washington DC, and your own city. Memorize this passage–get it in your heart–and begin to declare the Word of the Lord! Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. But the Lord...

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