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Your Torch Will Light Up the World!
I write tonight from our perch overlooking Washington DC. The reds and blues of Donald Trump’s motorcade are flickering down Independence Avenue after an extraordinary speech to Congress and the American people. Trump has looked presidential before. But tonight, conveying both fierce resolve and his genuineness of heart for all Americans, he stepped into the stature worthy of his promise.
Back in 2015 we prophesied that a window of opportunity was opening for America that had not been seen since the days of Ronald Reagan. And I have to say, Trump’s message inspired me for America in a way I have not experienced since Reagan.
Amidst a stream of powerful messages, one phrase seemed so hauntingly personal I dare not dismiss it as an admonition from God. Lamplighter family, I’m sure you will resonate.
“While we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms,” declared the President. “Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice — in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world.”
Yes we will, Mr. President. Yes we will!
Purim 2017—Launching Second Phase of Glory Train
It’s hard to believe that a year ago March 4, we connected with the Lamplighter family on a conference call to launch the Glory Train Journey. Each of us carried within us a desperate hope to see God’s TURNAROUND for the nation. And He has brought us far beyond anything we could imagine!
This train is bound for glory. I actually dreamed of this song last night.
Phase two of the Glory Train launches this Purim. As we shared last Wednesday with Bonnie Jones, Purim is becoming a global gateway to God’s glory. And He is bringing us to an incredible intersection to confirm His intended release. This March 11 marks both the beginning of Purim and the 40th anniversary of the date prophet Bob Jones saw “Ichabod” written over the American church. The man who prophesied the “Glory Train” always believed that after 40 years of discipline the Lord would restore His glory. We are now fast approaching this time! We can’t wait to join Bonnie and other ministry leaders at the Bob Jones Vision Center in Ft. Mill SC this March 11! Please make plans to join us.
Why Purim? Many reasons. Purim is one of the most important and holiest feasts, honoring Esther’s courage to avert the destruction of her people. Clearly God is honoring her legacy and calling us all to her same dedication in this perilous hour.
Purim and the Turnaround Elections
Further, remember the eve of Purim two years ago, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compelled a joint session of Congress with the resolve of Esther to stand against another potential holocaust of the Jewish people. His warning against the Iranian nuclear deal sparked Obama’s wrath. To the extent the president’s top campaign manager was hired to help unseat Netanyahu in the upcoming election.
You might remember our focus at the time on Daniel 7:22, which we’ve come to call the “turnaround verdict.” We were privileged to be in Jerusalem as firsthand witnesses when, against all odds, Netanyahu secured the election. This miracle set a precedent that Donald Trump was graced to follow.
And within just a month of Trump’s inauguration, he and Netanyahu together have successfully reversed almost a decade of policies that humiliated Israel and put the Covenant Land in great peril.
Maybe it’s not a coincidence that Purim this year now becomes a gateway to God’s glory.
Crown & Throne—Global Release
Amazingly, the evening of Purim 2017 also marks the date Jolene and I return to Israel. Joining with key leaders Jamie Fitt, Ed Watts, and James Nesbit for the “Crown & Throne Israel Tour” to literally retrace the steps of King David as he restored the Ark of the Covenant, the Ark of God’s Glory, to Jerusalem!
More than eighty people are joining us from Asia, Europe, Australia, and America. We are expecting a global release of God’s glory concurrent with this gathering. Not that we alone are causing the release—but we are certainly bearing witness to His work.
Again, for Jolene and me, our time with Bonnie followed by this tour again demarcates the second phase of the Glory Train journey. We also believe it marks the global release of what we’ve come to call the “Crown & Throne” movement.
Though I wrote the book “Crown & Throne,” you need to know I had no say in naming the upcoming Israel journey. Nor did we have anything to do with the timing of it. Jolene and I hosted a private roundtable with Jamie, Ed, and James just before Revolution last December so they could strategize together about the tour’s final plans. We were honored that they invited us to join. “It took four priests to carry the ark,” said Ed Watts. “And I feel God wants four ministries to work together for this journey!”
Further, they decided right then to call the journey the “Crown & Throne Tour!” This stunned me. But they together felt the Lord was launching this new expression of worship and prayer globally during this time. Then I shared with them the timing related to Bob Jones’ vision, and a heavy weight of Presence seemed to settle over us all. These orchestrations could only come by God alone. And we were being sovereignly drawn into something much bigger than we could imagine.
Vision—Fighter Jets to Israel
Seventeen years ago I saw a vision that defined the launch of the Crown & Throne movement. Three fighter jets took off, converged together, and accelerated like rockets TO ISRAEL.
Each jet represented a prayer movement that was impacting the earth. I saw the first jet take off from Colorado Springs, followed by a second jet launching from Kansas City MO. The third jet launched from the mid-atlantic region. The jets all converged over upstate New York and New England and shot across to fight for Israel in a desperate hour.
The interpretation came immediately. I knew the first jet represented governmental prayer. I was living in Colorado Springs then, working for Cindy Jacobs in the epicenter of the governmental prayer movement. There are also a number of air bases around Colorado Springs, secret and not so secret.
The second jet from Kansas City represented 24-7 worship in the spirit of the Tabernacle of David. Jesus as Bridegroom, King and Judge. It’s interesting that Whiteman Air Force Base launches the dreaded B-2 Bombers just an hour from IHOP-KC. These bombers have consistently hit the mideast, as are resourced to fly 24-7 through airborne refueling.
Warrensburg MO also happens to be the birthplace of Prayer Storm founder James W. Goll.
The third jet was an enigma at the time. I knew the jet represented the launch of a new move of prayer and revival from the East Coast, centered on our covenantal foundations and rekindling the fire of God’s awakening. But even after a decade of prayer for this movement I still didn’t have a name that resonated. That is, until Rick Ridings mentioned the phrase “Crown & Throne” in an astounding prophetic word about Washington DC.
Crown & Throne! Kingly, governmental intercession that facilitates the toppling of idolatry and the rulership of Jesus Christ. According to Rick’s word, it is soon to be a global movement. No King but Jesus!
And by the way, there’s also a pretty famous air force base here as well. Among other things, Andrews Air Force Base serves the office of the President and his entourage. Wheels up friends. It’s time to soar!
A Movement is Birthed
The story is a little too long to go into, but I believe the Crown & Throne movement really began to emerge when Apostle John Benefiel gathered leaders from all 50 states to Washington DC to divorce Baal and restore covenant with Jesus Christ. What ensued was the largest and most comprehensive repudiation of idolatry in American history, praying onsite at more than 10,000 altars of historic and present idolatry.
We presented the largely completed work to the Lord on July 4, seeking God’s hand in marriage once again according to our original covenants with Jesus Christ. In the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial, we sought God for what Abraham Lincoln envisioned in his day. That this nation, under God, shall have New Birth of Freedom.
We are in the midst of this movement right now. But it began immediately. God confirmed the restoration of covenant with an unprecedented earthquake exactly 50 days afterwards in Washington DC. Gargoyles toppled from the National Cathedral. The quake, measuring 5.8 on the richter scale, even cracked the Washington Monument.
Four months later Rick Ridings came to town and prophesied a dramatic increase of the very things we had just witnessed with our own eyes. Crown & Throne. He then prophesied that Jolene and I were to move immediately to Washington DC to become a catalyst of this work.
That seemed most impossible of all. Miraculously, we moved in two weeks. And have been here ever since!
Can’t make this stuff up, folks. You really can’t. There’s no place I’d rather be living now than Washington DC, joining with each of you to intercede from Washington to Washington to Jerusalem. Together we are seeing a revolutionary move of God’s Spirit unleashed—a move which is already beginning to redefine our world.
Friends, I love rehearsing and celebrating God’s work with you. I hope you see the fruit of the journey we’ve taken together over these past few years. A torch has truly been given to us. And we will use this torch to light up the world.
For those who feel led, please consider sowing into the launching of this national and global release. We need your help. Covenant blessings to each of you!
Jon & Jolene