THANK YOU all who are praying for us! We are making a brief stop at the International House of Prayer in KC before journeying down to Dallas TX for a Reformation Prayer Network gathering and Global Spheres meeting. It is always a delight to connect with friends again across the spectrum of the prayer movement.
In this season, we are contending together for the birthing of a new move of the Spirit. We will be sharing vital revelation on this Crown and Throne movement this September with dear friends at Rock Road Chapel in Berne NY. Please make plans to join us if you can!
Today I want to share with you a few foundational prophetic expressions for your own faith to be ignited. Please note that though the east coast is highlighted, I fully believe this emerging movement is national—and even international. Further, as you will see, many of you have been involved in forerunning this movement already!
East Coast Prayer Movement—Vision of Three Fighter Jets
I was living in Colorado Springs when I received this vision, working for Mike and Cindy Jacobs. At the time, their headquarters were there, in the same complex as the church Dutch Sheets pastored. Chuck Pierce and Peter Wagner were across town, operating Global Harvest Ministries out of the World Prayer Center. Chuck, the Jacobs, and Dutch have all moved to the suburbs of Dallas now. Generals of Intercession is now Generals International, and Global Harvest has been transformed into Global Spheres.
In the prophetic experience, it seemed as though I was on a runway near a control tower. I watched as a fighter jet took off from Colorado Springs, heading east. I then found myself in Kansas City, above a runway, watching a fighter jet take off towards the east. In a moment I was in the mid-atlantic region of the United States—I believe near Washington DC—watching a fighter jet launch towards the northeast.
These three jets then converged over New England, entering into military formation. They shot across from New England to Israel to engage in battle. I knew this battle was so important, it was literally as if the life of the nation was in the balance.
God brought an immediate interpretation. These fighter jets all represented prayer movements.
The first jet represented the spiritual warfare movement, pioneered by Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, George Otis Jr. and many others.
The second jet represented the “24/7 “harp and bowl” movement pioneered primarily through the International House of Prayer in Kansas City by Mike Bickle, Allen Hood, Misty Edwards and others. Bob Jones and James Goll were key prophets whose words helped frame the movement in the very beginning.
The third jet was puzzling to me. Though I saw the jet take off—I knew this movement had not yet begun! A prayer movement with a birthing “point of contact” on the east coast. One uniquely different to the other movements, yet completely complementary to them.
Further, I knew that unless this fighter jet got off the ground, the corporate expression of the prayer movement in the nation would be incomplete. God has ordained for them to converge, and fly in formation to help empower Israel in a time of challenge.
For this reason, WE NEED A COMPLETE EXPRESSION OF THESE MOVEMENTS JOINED TOGETHER—not just for our nation, but for Israel and many other nations of the earth! This movement must get off the ground! And truly, it is.
Friends, it is this movement I feel God is now birthing in this season. Crown and Throne. A move of Holy Spirit awakening and manifestations of covenantal authority.
Crown & Throne: Rick Ridings Prophecy
I look back to July 4, 2011 as the point where this Crown and Throne movement actually began. When at the Lincoln Memorial, we culminated a national initiative to divorce Baal, and presented The Lord with the Declaration of Covenant, asking Him to marry the land again. You know the story. Fifty days later, God thundered His response. An unprecedented regional earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the richter scale, cracked the Washington Monument. This dramatically confirmed a prophetic word given by Jerusalem prayer leader Rick Ridings more than a decade before that a time would come through covenant and prayer where The Lord would crack the hard shell of demonic resistance in DC.
Rick came to Washington DC in January 2012 and prophesied this Crown and Throne movement. Note that I had the honor of sharing with him a bit about the covenant and the earthquake beforehand. Rick shared prophetically:
As I say in Isaiah 19 when I come on a cloud swiftly the idols and the gods of Egypt will tremble before me… The Lord says, those thrones of the enemy that have been set at the gates of Washington DC are going to come down because I am coming on a cloud swiftly…
And in these next ten years, as I have restored the “harp and the bowl,” I am going to further restore now the walking with the “throne and the crown.” I’m going to restore to My people walking in governmental intercessory, kingly authority. That what you proclaim on earth shall be that which you have already heard proclaimed in heaven! —Rick Ridings, Washington DC, January 2012.
Note that Rick clearly identifies how God will move, and the gods and thrones of Egypt—in other words, tied to idolatry—will tremble before Him. The Washington Monument is an obelisk, probably the most famous expression of Egyptian idolatry!
He then shares how, just as God emphasized the Harp and Bowl ministry in the previous decade, He is restoring the Crown and Throne in this decade!
Earthquake 5.8—He Will Reign, and You Will Reign!
It’s important to note that the earthquake measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. Revelation 5:8 actually depicts the harp and bowl ministry! Further, The saints who bring the harp of worship and the golden bowls full of incense—the prayers of the saints—are in this passage the 24 elders who have been awarded crowns, and sit upon thrones of authority before the Throne of God!
Crown and Throne. Revelation 5:8. You cannot make this stuff up.
Lets close for today with Revelation 5:8-10. It’s worth a very careful reading. The scrolls of human history are transferred to Jesus. It is in this passage that He is declared worthy to receive the scrolls, and then we are declared as kings and priests to our God. It’s where, because of Christ’s redemption, you are recognized as being qualified to receive your crown and throne!
“Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 And have made us[a] kings[b] and priests to our God;
And we[c] shall reign on the earth” (Rev. 5:8-10).
Amen… and Amen! Please pray for the full birth of this new move of the Spirit. And please continue praying for Egypt, Syria and Israel! And of course, America…