Today begins the second 100 days of President Trump’s administration. Interestingly, I’ve just been informed it also marks the 228th anniversary of George Washington’s first inaugural address.
And what I’m sharing today is actually like an inaugural address. Especially if you consider yourself part of the Lamplighter family, please take time to read the posting through. I promise you will be uplifted and gain clarity for your future.
Though we prayed much during the first 100 days of Trump’s administration, I honestly didn’t have a “governmental assignment” from the Lord to cover this time period. But as most of you know, He clearly commissioned us to cover the next 100 days.
And His counsel is that these next 100 days are at least equally as important. Opportunities and decisions during this time may actually impact our nation for the next 40 years. Though I feel a strong unction prophetically on this, current events are also bearing witness. We must keep watch!
And in this season between Passover and Pentecost especially, we must receive Heaven’s scrolls to frame our future.
Dream—Washington DC and Armageddon
On Wednesday April 12, the third day of Passover, I dreamed I was on a high hill overlooking the Promised Land. I saw both our view of Washington DC, and a view of Israel’s Jezreel Valley from Tel Megiddo.
Yes, in the dream Washington DC was superimposed on Armageddon.
Honestly that’s kind of unsettling. But though a clear warning was conveyed in the dream, the Spirit’s primary emphasis was actually good news. It was time to secure the harvest! God was summoning us at Passover to begin taking His Promised Land.
Before we go there, lets focus more specifically on the view. From our prayer perch Jolene and I actually overlook the seats of authority for all three branches of our government—the White House, Capitol, and Supreme Court. We also see a portion of the Pentagon. So on our prayer calls, your declarations are resounding to the highest seats of power. No King but Jesus!
In the dream, the Jezreel valley was juxtaposed with this view of Washington DC. Jezreel is the site of countless wars—from the days of Abraham to Gideon, Solomon and beyond. Jezebel was cast down from her tower there. Hosea’s Bride was restored there. As a child, Jesus grew up overlooking this valley, and learned to pray there.
And Revelation bears witness that Har Megiddo or Armageddon will be the site of a cataclysmic battle between good and evil, marking the end of days.
That said, war was not the primary emphasis of the Spirit in this dream. It was harvest.
Note that for the first time in centuries, the previously uninhabited land known as the Jezreel valley now produces the vast majority of the produce for Israel. Jezreel has become Israel’s breadbasket—just as the biblical prophets foresaw. More on this in a moment.
Call to Take the Promised Land
In the dream, a group of us were strategizing on the next steps to take the Promised Land. The view from the hilltop was so expansive—like we could see from one end to the other.
I knew the “land” we were overlooking represented promises from God to us personally as well as to nations. Harvest, blessing, promotion, increase. We saw personally the ground we are called to take in this Crown & Throne movement, including the restoration of His glory across the land.
Through the dream God was aligning today’s move of the Spirit with the movement of His people after Exodus—even regarding timing.
Here’s the progression. Fifty days after Passover, Moses received a “scroll from Heaven” with the 10 Commandments, God’s covenant with His people. Shavuot or Pentecost celebrates this gift.
About 100 days after their first Passover, the window opened for the children of Israel to take the Promised Land. Unfortunately they saw giants and refused.
Only 113 days from Passover they chose to disobey their first call to take the land, and derailed their entire movement for 40 years. The solemn date “Tisha b’Av,” or the 9th of Av, marks the exact date of their disobedience. And on that exact date, future generations would witness the destruction of the first temple and the second temple.
Further, Tisha b’Av came to mark pogroms, expulsions from nations and other tragedies cast upon the Jewish people through generations. It is known as the “saddest date on the Jewish calendar.”
Tisha b’Av was supposed to become a power-filled “time gate” for God’s people to possess the land. But when they failed to move through this gate into a season of war, it negatively affected future generations for thousands of years.
God wants to fully reverse this curse. I sense a similar “time gate” is opening this fall. And it has the potential to affect us positively or negatively for the next 40 years. We must respond to God’s direction. Perhaps this is why the Lord is calling us all to forerunning prayer right now!
Our 40 Years Has Come to an End!
The good news is that after 40 years, this “time gate” opened again. During Passover the Jordan River parted and His covenant people entered into their land.
You might note a “coincidence” here. This is exactly parallel to our hour of history! As of Purim 2017, “Ichabod” has been erased from our land by verdict from the Lord. A 40 year season of discipline has now come to an end!
And—this is so important—the glory of the Lord is now leading us as a movement. God’s angelic armies are going before us to prepare the way. Jolene and I actually experienced this to a measure last year on the Glory Train-Turnaround Tour. And we anticipate His hand this fall as we launch our second Glory Train journey. Please pray!
All that said, Heaven and earth are now resourcing us all to take the land. You must understand, that’s what this dream is conveying.
“Their Defense is Removed from Over Them”
A key issue for these next 100 days is whether or not we are willing to obey God by engaging in supernatural conflict to secure our Promised Land. Joshua observed, “Only rebel not against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us; their defence is removed from over them, and the LORD is with us; fear them not’” (Numbers 14:13, JPS Hebrew-English Bible).
Did you catch that? When God opens the window to possess your portion, the defense is removed from OVER your enemies. You will still have to engage. But the demonic realm will be fully restrained!
It cannot be emphasized enough. This Crown & Throne movement is a FREEDOM MOVEMENT. The Lord promised to marry the miracles of Exodus with the miracles of Acts. And His eyes are absolutely on the multitudes still in subjugation to the enemy. They are our harvest. LET MY PEOPLE GO!
Here’s a personal question. What specific promise is the Lord making alive for you in this season? The opportunity and anointing will be there for you. Shift your mindset. Take time now to receive God’s direction. And then lets take the land!
What do YOU See?
In the dream could see both opportunities and obstacles both near and far. In other prophetic experiences my vision was limited to what I was shown. But in this prophetic experience, it was as though my vision was only limited by what I chose to focus on!
I looked, I saw.
In this season of training as watchmen, He is giving many of you fresh vision. Some of what you receive will be by God’s sovereign choice. But some of what you see by His Spirit will actually be determined by what you choose to focus on. Watchman, what do YOU see?
Here’s what I saw in my dream as our primary obstacle. A woman in a loose-fitting white robe was resting on a rock in the exact geographic center of the field. She smiled at me, waved, and leaned forward showing her cleavage. Jolene was by my side, and I turned to her and said, “that is witchcraft!”
Here’s a clear warning to us all. The primary risk to the advancement of God’s movement in the earth is still covenant breaking and idolatry. We must pray even for our government leaders in this. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil!
Keep in mind again that Jezebel was thrust from her tower in Jezreel. Because this was the primary enemy identified in the dream, I believe the Lord desires for this spiritual stronghold to fully come down in this hour. This means the defenses of this principality are disempowered in a way they have not been in decades.
Lets take this ground. LET MY PEOPLE GO!
What to Expect?
This coming weeks we’re going to explore this commission related to current events etc. We’re going mobilize targeted onsite prayer. We are also inviting you to a corporate 21 day “Daniel fast” from May 7-28.
Lets continue to keep vigil for the National Security Council. I believe the Lord desires to release Throne Room strategies to catalyze freedom while minimizing the bloodshed of war.
I will also say now that the covenant right of Israel to possess their land God will be called into question these next 100 days. We must hold to the promise held out to us from Amos 9. This promise not only prophesies the end-time prayer movement we are all in, but it promises the restoration of the Jewish people from captivity as well. Their vineyards will be restored. They will be planted in their land, “AND THEY WILL NOT BE ROOTED OUT from their land which I have given them,” says the Lord your God (Amos 9:15).
Ok. All this to get to here. Lets revisit Tel Megiddo for a moment. It was actually one of our wildest sites on the Crown & Throne Tour. We climbed ancient stones which bore witness to the conflicts and glory which birthed the western world. These stones again will witness a “conflict of thrones” by which this entire age will culminate.
And if you know James Nesbit, Ed Watts and Jamie Fitt, they were determined that these same rocks be loaded with Heaven’s sound for the hour. Resounding the scrolls of Heaven!
Our team ascended the summit. As we prepared to worship, our tour guide Eran gave us a history lesson. Note that “Eran” literally means “watchful, vigilant.” Can’t make this stuff up!
He informed us that the Jezreel Valley was primarily swampland when the Jewish settlers returned to Israel for its rebirth. Swampland. For endless centuries it was uninhabited, because mosquitoes bearing malaria kept anyone from cultivating the fields.
The settlers knew their Bible. Jezreel means “God sows.” They knew the scrolls of their forefathers had prophesied the Jezreel Valley would one day become a premier region of harvest in the land. Hosea 2 even declares that not only will corn, wine and oil respond to Jezreel, but Heaven and earth will as well!
So to take the land and possess it, one thing was necessary. They needed to DRAIN THE SWAMP.
When our guide uttered these words, our team drew a collective gasp. The shofar sounded. A new song began to be formed. And from Armageddon to Jezreel to Washington DC, we all began to sing a holy declaration. “DRAIN THE SWAMP!”
Drain the Swamp, Unlock the Harvest
Friends you must understand this. Draining the swamp was the primary catalyst to unlocking the harvest God had promised. This process secured the harvest promised to Jezreel in His own word. And it will for you as well.
Why in my dream did God juxtapose a view of Jezreel from Tel Megiddo with a view of Washington DC? God has a plan to unlock the harvest of precious seeds—of our nation, Israel, and the nations. Despite much opposition, these freedom seeds have been sown purposefully and relentlessly over many generations. You’ve sown them as well.
God is showing us DC and the nation as our primary Jezreel. And completing the turnaround requires that we continue to drain the swamp! The mosquitoes that drain the nation of its lifeblood, that spread the sickness and disease of iniquity, idolatry, compromise and corruption, need to go.
Of course this is already happening. But now is not the time to stop! You must see this is how we complete the turnaround the Lord has called us to stand for. It’s how we take the ground. Drain the swamp!
Remember that Jezreel means “God sows.” Unless a seed falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone. But if it dies, it will produce a great, global harvest.
God sows. Jesus is our ultimate Seed, the harvest of the nations our ultimate Jezreel. As we engage in this “Resounding Scrolls Prayer Project,” lets again resound the resolve thundered by the Moravians—that the slain Lamb, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, receive the full reward of His suffering. Here and in the nations of the earth.
And friends, that’s our inaugural address… Amen!