Revolution DC 2016! Dec. 8-11, 2016. Thrones of Glory! With Rick Ridings, James Nesbit, Martin Frankena, Abby Abildness, Jamie Fitt, more. Whole Word-the Gate, Oakton VA. More information at

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Dear friends,

As we move towards Revolution DC, I am absolutely riveted by a prophetic word Rick Ridings gave back in January, 2012. My guess is you will be too. Because it describes with great clarity the transformative turnaround now in play in Washington DC.

Rick gave the word at the consecration of the Washington House of Prayer, founded by Jason Hershey, which three months later became focused on Davids Tent. It is amazing what the Lord has done!

We’ve long honored this word as a foundational prophecy for the Crown and Throne movement as a whole. We were honored to write the book Crown and Throne which gives a framework for  that the movement. But it is so much bigger than us or any other ministry! It is instead a collaborative movement.

We’ve also associated it with a personal turning point, as Rick prophesied then that God was calling us to Washington DC. Our lives have been forever changed. We moved in two weeks.

But I didn’t realize the scope of detail pertaining to right now. The word even conveys the theme of this year’s conference—spoken to me while in Jerusalem. THRONES OF GLORY!

Here’s a compilation of just a few phrases, with notes on some points.

Thrones Tied to Freemasonry Crumble: “The gods of Egypt thought they had a throne through freemasonry and the wrong foundations that were laid at the corners of the District of Columbia, at the points of the gates. But the Lord says, those thrones of the enemy that have been set at the gates of DC are going to come down cause I am coming on a cloud swiftly.”

“I will judge the gods of Egypt in this city. As thrones have been set in the gates in the north, and the south, and the east, and the west of the District of Columbia, those thrones of the enemy shall CRUMBLE in this season…

Note: The national movement to divorce Baal at more than 10,000 altars of historic idolatry began in Washington DC exactly SEVEN years ago this December, with a gathering convened by Apostle John Benefiel. Seven. The number of covenant. This being the year 5777. Can’t make this stuff up!

We went to all the points described, as well as many places within. And we’ve been at it ever since. But as you will see, these actions are specifically catalytic to seeing thrones of glory established in our Nation’s Capitol.

My Throne Shall Rest Upon This City: “And I am raising those up in the north, and the south, and the east and the west who shall act as arms to lift up, as pillars lifting up my throne, and MY THRONE SHALL REST UPON THIS CITY IN A WAY THAT IT HAS NOT IN THE PAST…”

Note: Seven years after the beginning of this movement, God is moving in a new way in Washington DC and our nation. In this year 5777, He is crowning our vav with His glory and government! 

Seismic Shift in Government: “We thought a few believers would somehow change everything. But you don’t change everything UNLESS THE FOUNDATIONS, AND SYSTEMS, AND DEMONIC STRUCTURES ARE CHANGED. And I believe the Lord is saying this is a season where I am judging demonic structures and demonic systems in government.”

“EVEN IF BELIEVERS CAME INTO OFFICE, they hit a brick wall, they were unable to move forward in Kingdom of God priorities, because of systems and structures that were evil, that were set in place, and they could not budge. And through worship and intercession THESE THINGS WILL BE BUDGED. And it is through worship and intercession that I DESIRE TO SEND AN EARTHQUAKE into the very foundations of Washington DC… into the VERY GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM of this nation…”

Note: I believe what we have seen this year is a seismic shift in governance. Not a Republican shift or a Democratic shift, but a revolution within both parties that has been catalyzed in large part by the extraordinary intercession of so many to save this land—and to shift the thrones of our governance from alignment with hell to Heaven. No King but Jesus—the thrones belong to Him!

Covenant Relationships Key: “…The enemy has been able to succeed in scattering once again… but I believe this is a season where the Lord says, I’m going to bring together those who will learn to walk together in covenant with Me… God is going to bring forth those who know their positioning upon the wall, and will be ready for this time of positioning to work and to flow together in a covenant relationship that the enemy cannot pull apart.” 

Note: Covenant relationships remain key to harnessing the full potential afforded to us within this window. Across the spectrum the challenges within this invitation have been detrimental to the wholeness of the body of Christ. It’s time for a change! As an aside, Jolene and I are so glad to be working with Abby Abildness and Jamie Fitt to facilitate these Revolution gatherings. Well worth any wrestling!

Kings and Priests (Melchizedek Anointing):“I believe God is going to bring these together: the priestly and kingly anointings… by priestly I mean long times of waiting in God’s presence, intimacy with Him, drawing near to minister to the Lord. That is one part of what God is building into this house of prayer. But the other part is the kingly, the kingly is the government of God governing over the kingdoms of this world.”

Note: This remains one of the most challenging unions in the prayer movement locally and nationally. But the potential afforded by the synergy and union of the priestly and kingly expressions has been abundantly proven.

Legislative Authority in Prayer: His kingdom governing over the mountains of society. exercising authority to be salt and light and to bring significant change…governing, legislative authority in prayer to shift and change in foundations, and structures, and systems.

Note: The Revolution gatherings were established from a word given by Jill Austin to Jolene and me to establish a “Continental Congress” that harnessed this legislative authority in prayer.  Each of you who come to this gathering are coming as representatives of your sphere, with legislative authority that together forges a better future!

Crown & Throne Movement: In Book of Revelation when you see the elders of God, they have harps and bowls. And the Lord says I have been restoring the harp and the bowl in the last 10 years in a very special way throughout the earth. I’ve been restoring the harp and bowl and I’ve been bringing together worship and intercession as a fragrance, as a ministry to the Lord of harp and bowl. 

But the Lord would say there’s two more thing that those elders have. They not only have a harp, they not only have a bowl, they have each have a throne and they each have a crown. 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!

And you will learn through the harp and the bowl to mount up into the very council rooms of God, and to hear my counsel in the heavenly places, and to proclaim and declare my counsel on the earth as I taught my disciples in prayer: Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

So as in these past 10 yrs I restored harp and bowl, I in these next 10 yrs will restore the throne, the throne and the crown to my people. To learn to walk in kingly authority. So I believe the Lord is saying that what He is raising up here, He is going to bring a marriage of the priestly and kingly… So even as God has brought us to see how worship and prayer belong together, as He has married those together, He’s going to marry the harp and the bowl with the throne and the crown that the elders also exercised in that heavenly place. And of course, ultimately it is to throw down before Him, it’s all about Him… it’s all for Him…

Note: As I’ve mentioned before, I believe this year 5777 marks an acceleration of this movement in America and the nations. In this season we’ve all been so focused on doing Crown & Throne that we haven’t given much teaching or equipping. But this year we are working to establish gatherings and schools nationally towards this end.

Jon & Jolene—Move to DC: Ezra priestly, Nehemiah kingly, and God is going to bring these things together… (to a DC prayer leader) I believe one of the primary things in your life has been priestly, and that God is going to join others who have been moving more in areas of governmental intercession. And in that sense I felt tonight, and I checked this out because I don’t give this kind of prophetic word without checking it out beforehand, but both Patti and I really felt for Jon & Jolene that the Lord had prevented the vision from coming forth in MD in Frederick in ways you had hoped… when we were there we just couldn’t get excited about the building you were showing us. We didn’t have the sense, this is it!

And we were sharing together in the plane today on the way here we both felt separately that somehow in this season that God was going to have you very focused for quite a season in Washington DC. And it may involve a move. It will involve a move of focus to Washington DC and it may even involve a physical move to Washington DC. And I believe there’s something the Lord has taught you and developed in you and through you in terms of governmental intercession that’s going to be very key in what God wants to bring forth in this house of prayer. So I submit that to you all to pray about it…