“Jesus is giving us this last chance to repent of our turning away from God’s purposes, and to desperately seek Him to restore all of the godly foundations of our land. He desires that we may be one to rebuild this nation and to work together in love, respect and humility”—Patti Ridings
JESUS OVER EAST COAST—PATTI RIDINGS VISION
Plus Prophetic Declarations for Each State
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Happy Pentecost! Today and tomorrow I want to share two extraordinary prophetic visions by Rick and Patti Ridings, directors of the 24/7 Succat Hallel in Jerusalem. I am sharing these with you as fuel for your forerunning prayer for the east coast in general, and for our “Glory Procession” journey in particular.
Patti’s vision came in 1997, just before their original 13 Colonies Prayer Journey. Rick’s vision came this past November, during the time they commissioned Jolene and me to lead this summer’s 13 Colonies Prayer Journey, following in their footsteps.
Below Patti’s insights I have included prophetic declarations the Lord gave me for each state. Again with the purpose of inspiring you to engage in forerunning prayer for God’s work on the east coast this summer.
JESUS INTERCEDING FOR THE EAST COAST—Patti Ridings, 1997
About a month before the 13 Colonies Prayer Journey, I saw a vision of Jesus lying prostrate on the East Coast, interceding for us. The fact that His body covered the East Coast showed His concern for the roots of America. It seemed that His intercession for us was holding back the judgment from God that we deserve. Compassion and mercy were flowing from Him into the 13 original colonies. This vision came as I was praying for the cities, and asking for God’s compassion, especially for New England. I was thinking about Harvard, and how the Ivy League schools have promoted secular humanism and anti-Christ teachings all over the world. I felt the Lord say that the reason for this rebellion against Him was the legalism and harshness in much of the church of that time. Jesus longs to draw New England back to Himself. He wants our hearts to burn with His compassion instead of self-righteous judgment, which alienates us from the people who need Him most.
New England—Mind of Christ
In the vision, I saw the forehead of Jesus over New England. I understood that His original purpose was to impart His mind, “the mind of Christ”, to that particular region in a special way. New England thinkers incorporated many Godly principles into the government of this nation. Of course the enemy saw this potential and all hell broke loose to try to pervert this wonderful God-given gift.
While we were praying at Harvard and Yale, and many New England cities, we saw that God is beginning to move there to restore His mind, and tearing down the arrogance and pride of man.
His Mouth is Over Connecticut
Much of the great preaching of both Great Awakenings was in Connecticut, where we had one of our most powerful times of intercession. We proclaimed Jeremiah 1:9 on a busy street corner in Hartford, in front of a statue of Thomas Hooker, an anointed man of God, and felt that God spoke to us there about His mouth being over Connecticut.
Florida—Gospel of Peace
The feet of Jesus were over northern Florida. Ephesians 6 came to my mind, which says, “Put on the full armor of God…having your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace…” Of course I immediately thought of the revival in Pensacola, where people are hearing the gospel, having their lives transformed, and taking this revival all over the world. God has begun the process of American revival and restoration in one of our oldest cities.
I asked the Lord where His heart was, and I felt so clearly that He said it was over Philadelphia. Philadelphia was founded as the “city of brotherly love”, and for many years lived up to its name. The Quakers who founded Philadelphia were exemplary in their dealings and friendship with the Native Americans. But today we see the terrible fury of the enemy, with racism and crime running rampant in this troubled city. When this city lost her love for God, the brotherly love turned to bitter hatred and revenge. But we are encouraged by a wonderful cross-ethnic, cross denominational network of spiritual leaders building true friendships in this city. I believe Jesus wants His heart to beat over the dying heart of this nation, and bring it back to life.
Virginia—A Womb of America
With this vision in mind, we started on a journey to pray about the good and bad roots of America. We felt we should go to all 13 original colonies, and to start in Virginia, where the first English settlers arrived. When we began praying there, the intercessors shared with us that Virginia is often called the “womb of America”. Satan tried to propagate greed through the “gold seekers” who seemed to be the majority of the early settlers. We repented there for the greed, but prayed blessing upon the few, but strong, righteous roots (such as Rev. Robert Hunt), and felt that Jesus wanted to plant Godly, kingly, noble seed there to be a blessing to America, and to the world (Southern Maryland could also be considered as part of the “womb” of America).
Knees over Carolinas & Georgia—Prayer
As we were going through the Carolinas and to Savannah, Georgia, I felt the Lord say His knees were over this region, and that He is raising up a strong intercessory army to pray for America there. It is interesting that many prophetic ministries are based in North Carolina.
New York—Shouldering Finances & Government
When we were in New York City, I thought of the Scripture in Isa. 9:5: “…the government shall be upon His shoulders”. We prayed in front of the New York Stock Exchange, and proclaimed that Jesus is Lord, not Mammon. New York had a destiny of serving the nations, not enslaving them to unrighteous mammon. The Statue of Liberty stands as a complete irony, as we read just days ago about hidden gross slavery in New York City. However, we are thankful that God is raising up servant-leadership and true generosity in New York City churches, and pray that their influence will change the character of this city.
Washington DC—Belt of Truth
As we came nearer to Washington D.C., I thought of Eph. 6 where it speaks about the “belt of truth”. We felt such a powerful anointing as we sang “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (“His Truth Is Marching On”) over Washington D.C. We believe God wants to expose the enemy’s lies and cause our nation to once again care about the truth. Now Washington is caught in a web of deception, as lies flow daily out of our capital. The lies grow as the need increases to cover up our weak national character.
Jesus is giving us this last chance to repent of our turning away from God’s purposes, and to desperately seek Him to restore all of the godly foundations of our land. He desires that we may be one to rebuild this nation and to work together in love, respect and humility.
I saw how each region was just as loved by Him, and just as desperately in need of His intercession and compassion…and ours.
Prophetic Proclamations for Each State—Jon Hamill
Recently the Lord gave me a prophetic phrase for each state we are visiting, for my personal intercession. I thought I’d share them so you could be praying too. The declarations are below. If you receive fresh revelation on these, please write your comments below this posting on our wordpress site—jonhamill.wordpress.com
FLORIDA: THE COVENANT THRONE
GEORGIA: THE RE-CONSTITUTION STATE
SOUTH CAROLINA: SHILOH’S SCEPTER
NORTH CAROLINA: REFUGE AND REVIVAL
VIRGINIA: THE FREEDOM ANTHEM
WASHINGTON DC: BURNING LAMP AWAKENING
MARYLAND: WOMB OF THE DAWN
PENNSYLVANIA: THE FREEDOM SEED
NEW YORK: CROWN AND THRONE CONVERGENCE
NEW HAMPSHIRE/ VT: THE END-RUN REVIVAL
CONNECTICUT: THE VOICE OF AWAKENING
RHODE ISLAND: THE LIBERTY COALITION
MASSACHUSETTS: SPIRIT OF REVOLUTION
NEW JERSEY: THE NECK THAT TURNS THE HEAD
DELAWARE: THE GLORY GATE