Author: Jon + Jolene Hamill

Day 12: Apostolic Advancement

DAY 12: APOSTOLIC ADVANCEMENT “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn–both men and animals–and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD”— Exodus 12:12. Yesterday, we remembered dear friends who passed into glory. Today I want to concentrate an underlying theme of yesterday’s posting–that God is faithful to avenge the lives, and unjust deaths of His own. Whether in the womb or in the prime of life, the enemy often seeks to abort the destinies of God’s people. Why? It’s primarily an issue of governance. The enemy perceives how their lives threaten his rulership. From the moment of birth, both Moses and Jesus faced this peril. So did their generations. Throughout history–especially during this period of Dire Straits–Jewish people have faced down the enemy’s unceasing attempts to exterminate their race. Iran’s vehement dedication to wipe Israel off the map clarifies our worst fears on this issue. Lets look at America. Especially since 1973, parents of virtually every baby have at least thought about aborting their child. Makes you wonder–what is the enemy so afraid of? Swift Cloud: God’s Sign We began the year with a word from Rick Ridings where he declared for Washington DC that God is riding on a swift cloud, and the idols of Egypt will topple. “Behold, the LORD is riding on...

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Day 11: Honoring Friends Who Have Passed

“Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep, but I go that I may awaken him from slumber”— John 11:11. Recently two incredible saints of God, Lucy Riethmiller and Janet Sudduth, have passed into glory. Today I want to briefly honor their legacy, as well as the legacy of a dear friend and board member who passed on unexpectedly two years ago today. Lets start there first. I saw Rodger Ekenberg for the last time two years ago in Washington State. Which was unsettling, because he actually passed on in Maryland. It was so sudden. When I heard the news, I retreated to a dusty trail in back of a ranch where we were staying. A Vision As I wrote two years ago… “Lost in thought, tears, anger and prayer, the last thing I expected was to actually see my friend again. But there he was, sitting by the side of the path. Rodge was wearing a purple tee shirt, a jean jacket, matching blue jeans. He looked at me and broke into his hallmark smile, ever mischievous and poignant at the same time. “Almost immediately, the scene changed—and so did his wardrobe. Rodge was suddenly clothed in white, I guess a tunic or a robe. A golden rope—signifying a great achievement–cascaded from his right shoulder to his left side. Rodge’s head shot up as he peered into the sky—his smile...

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Days 9-10: Reclaiming Seats of Authority

FIRST–THANK YOU for the many notes of encouragement and insights in response to the “Snare of the Trapper” posting. Wow. Lets keep praying and claiming Psalm 91! Hopefully today’s posting will add to our arsenal of deliverance from the “snare of the trapper.” Recently I was privileged to join a prayer meeting in Washington DC. Holy Spirit was present and speaking. The level of joy, faith and authority manifested at this gathering was off the charts. In fact, we just burst through the seams of the first segment because nobody wanted to stop! Needless to say, there was great anticipation for round two. We began to dialogue about President Obama and Governor Romney. How do we pray? Snare of the Trapper When we began to touch these subjects–with open and sincere hearts–the spiritual climate changed. Our capacity to pray waned. The level of resistance seemed to intensify, almost quenching our holy fire! And through this, a snare of the trapper became exposed. It seems the enemy is interjecting himself regarding the presidential election, seeking first to marginalize the body of Christ–especially the praying church! Make no mistake, the enemy is after the throne of our Presidency. And he doesn’t much care which party he uses to secure it. This is not about “flesh and blood”–in our time, Obama and Romney–it is about gaining breakthrough in the spirit so that...

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Day 8: Snare of the Trapper

www.lamplighterministries.net | RPN-MD | HAPN-MD SOME DAYS JUST FEEL WEIRD. Like today. Wondering if anyone else felt it, or if it was just a DC thing. Jolene described it as the calm before the storm–but the calm itself was unsettling. Friends of ours had given a warning about enemy activity. Not the existential threat to society kind of warning, more of a sense that the enemy would try to manipulate the minds and hearts of many people today–interjecting ideas that were from hell, not heaven. In prayer, I felt it would be a good idea to keep watch personally through the next few days, covering ourselves with the blood of Jesus. Asking God to contend against enemy assignments we know about and even what we don’t know about. Blessing each day and declaring God’s presence and life into the atmosphere. And pausing to pray and align with His word before moving forward on impressions. Which is always a good idea! Please be extra vigilant for yourselves and your families now through Saturday the 14th. OK? Psalm 91 for Today! BACK IN THE DAY–the late 1990s to be exact–Paul Keith Davis and Bob Jones issued an alert regarding Dire Straits and Tisha b’Av called “the Lance of the Baselisk.” Bob had been given several prophetic experiences related to this time period, in which the Holy Spirit directed him to Psalm 91...

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Days 6-7 Pray! First Day of Dire Straits

From Sunday evening through tonight was the first day of “Dire Straits,” marked by Jewish people with three weeks of fasting and prayer ending on Tisha b’Av. It was remarkable how God orchestrated this day for us. On Sunday evening, we hosted an unusually vibrant prayer time at the apartment, praying especially for Pentagon leaders as well as President Obama and Congress. After our friends left, my prayer burden continued, so I kept watch as the Holy Spirit empowered. I had just finished up when bolts of lightning–breathtaking–began to flash all around! It is interesting that a primary Hebrew word for intercession, paga, can also mean “lightning strike!” Then today, following through with plans to visit with my friend Jason Hershey, I ended up with a group of intercessors on a tour of the US Capitol! The prayer tour was led by Ruth Mizell, a truly favored saint and veteran of prayer in Washington DC. What an honor it was to pray in these corridors of power for God’s grace for America and Israel… on the first day of Dire Straits! I am asking for our Lamplighter family to continue with vigilance in this watch! Take some time to pray for leaders in the offices below. Pray much in the Holy Spirit, asking the Lord to release His counsel to our leaders, especially regarding the Mideast. Pray for followers...

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