“Know your season, conceive your miracle”

HAPPY HANUKKAH & MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE. Jolene and are celebrating with you this holiday season. It was an unexpected blessing to wake up and discover the Elijah List had published a post we wrote on our son’s Christmas miracle. Such a great way to enter into Christmas Eve!

The Elijah List post is below. In the midst of holiday festivities, may you continually experience Jesus in your midst. And may He set in motion miraculous answers to your most heartfelt prayers!


Note from Steve Shultz: On Christmas Eve, this is such a heartfelt story of the miraculous that happened in Jon and Jolene’s family…and we’ll let you read it for yourselves below. 

Yes, the story of Christ’s birth and this season are full of the miraculous in many ways. Here is just a piece from the Hamills:

“…from a heavenly perspective, the holiday season encompassing Christmas and Hanukkah in our time is actually A CHOSEN SEASON FOR HOLY VISITATIONS, AND HOLY CONCEPTIONS OF MIRACLES; it’s one that will, in time, birth Christ’s Kingdom in the earth, and even for your own children.”

As you read the rest of this word, let it encourage you that miracles are all around…and we will witness them with our very own eyes! We pray this is your best Christmas and miraculous season yet! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Merry Christ-mas!

Steve Shultz and Julie A. Smith, Co-Editors
Elijah List Publications

A Miracle at Christmas
It was seven years ago this Christmas when Jesus the Messiah appeared to our son Jonathan in an open vision. He saw Jesus compelling our son to return home to Him. Jonathan’s heart melted. And on the morning the world celebrates Christ’s birth, Christ was born in Jonathan’s heart, and Jonathan became born again!

Here’s perhaps the most important part. It was actually eight years ago this Christmas when Jolene and I stepped out in obedience to the Spirit’s prompting and began to earnestly contend in prayer for both of our children. The Lord had spoken to us He was granting a Daniel 7:22 turnaround, and that to secure it we needed to engage in focused intercession for them every week. That’s how Turnaround Tuesday was birthed. 

And it’s no coincidence that a year to the very date marked the miraculous visitation that brought Jonathan home. 

Why did the Lord call us over the Christmas season specifically to begin praying for our children? The answer to this question can actually help you gain tremendous ground towards your own miracle. It’s actually a matter of expectation. And above all, aligning with God’s timetable. Tick Tock to the Holy Clock!

The Chosen Season
We celebrate Christ’s birth on Christmas day, yet it is now widely understood that Christ was most likely not born on December 25.. Instead, Messianic Jewish scholars especially believe He was born sometime during the fall feasts. Which means, according to the same timetable, that Christ was most likely CONCEIVED over what we call the Christmas season. For the Jewish people, this same season marks the Festival of Lights or Hanukkah. It commemorates the date Judah Maccabee and his spiritual revolutionaries took back the Temple and re-consecrated it by relighting the menorah. 

Lets explore this a moment. The Light of the World was most likely conceived over Hanukkah. That was the “moed” time or “chosen” time prophesied by the angel Gabriel for God to visit a young teenager named Mary. Or more correctly, Miriam. And through her, Messiah was conceived.

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).

What does this mean for you? It means that, from a heavenly perspective, the holiday season encompassing Christmas and Hanukkah in our time is actually A CHOSEN SEASON FOR HOLY VISITATION, AND HOLY CONCEPTION OF A MIRACLE. One that will in time birth Christ’s Kingdom in the earth, and even for your own child. 

It’s Time to Conceive a Miracle
SO TICK TOCK TO THE HOLY CLOCK. This is your season to refocus on Jesus. Jolene and I strongly suggest that you read through the Gospel passages that specifically chronicle the Christmas story. Because within these pathways young Miriam showed us all a forerunner pathway. And it’s now time for you to conceive a miracle that shapes your life, and the lives of your children.

FATHER GOD, right in the middle of the holiday rush we consecrate every moment and every day to You, in Jesus’ Name. We consecrate our times and seasons to you. Please help us to carve out sacred time to encounter You—especially on Turnaround Tuesdays! Holy Spirit we welcome You. Please visit us. Make the word of God known to us. Please overshadow us with your glory!

And we ask that in the midst of our devotional times that You conceive within us, by Your Holy Spirit, a miracle. Especially the miracle that births Christ into the earth within our sons and daughters! In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

REVOLUTION 2022! With focus on the Spirit of Elijah
With Chris Mitchell Jr, Jamie & Redonnia Jackson, Jon & Jolene, more. Location: Remnant Church, Brunswick GA. 

Note: Live-stream will be available, details TBA.

To register click below. Note seating is limited and registration fees are non-refundable.

Revolution Schedule
Friday evening 7pm—Launch.
Saturday morning 9:30am.
Saturday afternoon 2:00pm
New Years Eve—Saturday evening 7pm

  Worship & Message
  Baptism Revival
  (refreshments and light snacks)
  New Years Eve celebration

Sunday morning 10:30am—New Years Day—final session

Location: Remnant Church Brunswick GA, 4429 New Jesup Hwy, Brunswick GA 31520

April 19-May 1, 2023 with Ed Watts, James Nesbit, Jamie Fitt, Jon & Jolene. Focused on the forerunner call. Includes two-day summit on Mt. Carmel! For more information