This is a really important word with strong tones to keep praying for President Trump and our nation during this time. You will also find out how you are garmented in a new identity...as kings and priests with new mantles!
I remember hearing from Dutch Sheets that many who work in DC love that the Church prays for them to get into office, but when they get there, they feel our prayers then cease. They have said they need just as much prayer while serving in office too!
Dear Spring Cleaners,
SWING FOR THE STARS, AIM FOR THE SON. That's really good advice as we have launched into our Spring Training prayer project. Your investment in this season of learning, practice, along with disciplined effort and growth will have dividends. It's time to pray big and dream big. Keep your focus always on Jesus! He will see you through the coming storm.
Spring Training—Trump Dream & Call to Prayer
Our recent prayer call was really powerful. I closed by sharing revelation on "the Mantle of the Ancient of Days," which we are focusing on.
As I sat down to write, I sensed an urgency to mobilize prayer for President Trump. In fact, the dream I originally received two years ago, began to replay in my spirit once again—Trump leading "spring training" with his baseball team. Trump and his team were walking off the field as the skies darkened with a sudden storm. White horses then appeared—the war horses of the Lord. Trump was walking by in a blue suit and a red "Make America Great Again" hat, catching my eye and saying, "You gotta keep praying for me."
The dream conveyed a call to training—to establishing a new level of teamwork and learning to synergize together for greater effectiveness. It conveyed a call to prayer, among other things, to make it through coming storms through prayer. (To read the posting of the dream, click here).
The Mantle of the Ancient of Days
"But the generous heart of God will cover us, and bring us safely through the storm into the fullness of His call."
During their 50-state tour, Chuck Pierce and Dutch Sheets prophesied that Alaska is the gateway for North America to the Ancient of Days. We certainly found this to be true. It is important to note this word was governmentally released from Alaska.
When the prophet Daniel saw Heaven's Court, he identified God not only as the righteous Judge, but as the Ancient of Days. The Lord presides as the Ancient of Days because He is eternal. In other words, He knows your past, your present, and your future. He knows the secrets of your family line. He knows when your forefather sinned, bowing his knee to Baal, and thereby opening your entire generational line to darkness. He knows when you entered into this cycle and perpetuated the darkness.
He stands willing to apply the verdict already granted to Jesus and you, to see you completely forgiven and your generational line completely cleansed with a new covering released which reflects your new identity. The mantle of the Ancient of Days!
As background, on a recent Friday evening, our Alaska ministry team was invited to the secluded home of a potential candidate for Alaskan government. He and his wife are strong Believers, but for nine years he had not heard the voice of God. Yolanda McCune led the team in praying for him. He heard God the same night—for the first time in nine years. As this man gathered us after dinner, what he revealed startled us all. Because the voice of God did not direct him about running for office—yet, at least. Instead, he was instructed by the Lord to present a gift to a Native American leader—a man destined to be chief of his tribe.
The presentation was actually a leather coat made for a chief. Our friend purchased it 30 years ago in the very region of Alaska this Native leader is from. It's entirely possible one of his relatives made the coat. The first word our friend heard after 9 years was to give the coat to the tribal leader next in line to be chief. And when the leader tried it on, this jacket fashioned 30 years ago fit him perfectly!
You can't make this stuff up!
When these events played out before our eyes, I was simply stunned because I had already been preparing the night's message on Zechariah 3, the Kingship anointing, and releasing the Mantle of the Ancient of Days when this presentation was made. It was a sign to us, and it is a sign to you who are reading this right now. (Photo via Wikipedia)
It's time for a new identity, completely separated from the past. It's time for old mantles to be removed and new mantles to be received from Heaven for the new season we are in.
Heaven's Court—Facing Charges
Zechariah 3 provides the model for this transaction. The prophet and author introduces us to Joshua, the High Priest, of the move of restoration and transformation in Israel after his people were released from exile. Joshua was essentially chosen by both his God and his people to "Make Israel Great Again"; he is pictured standing before the very throne of God in what should be a scene conveying the fulfillment of his call to his people. The only problem is, it wasn't. Joshua is not there voluntarily. Remember, the throne of God's beauty is also the court of God's justice. Joshua was is dragged into this court as a criminal, facing charges by his accuser.
"Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. The Lord said to satan, 'The Lord rebuke you, satan! Indeed, the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?' Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel. He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, 'Remove the filthy garments from him.' Again he said to him, 'See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes.'
"Then I said, 'Let them put a clean turban on his head.' So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments, while the angel of the Lord was standing by. And the angel of the Lord admonished Joshua, saying, 'Thus says the Lord of hosts, "If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here."'" (Zechariah 3:1-7)
In Zechariah's vision, the Lord rebukes satan and redeems Joshua. Note that this redemption cost the Father everything. He sent another Joshua—Yeshua, Jesus, His only begotten Son—to pay the full price for all of your sins and iniquities and mine. He suffered on the Cross in our place. This was a legal transaction. This was the only act of intercession which has ever fully satisfied the requirements of Heaven's court! He who knew no sin became sin for us, that we may become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. 5:21). The Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb, is ultimately your only justification before a holy God!
We better never forget this...ever. Your vindication comes only by Christ's own Body and Blood.
Verdict—Remove the Filthy Garments!
As the Judge, God's next action before Heaven's court was to remove from Joshua the High Priest the filthy garments he was wearing, which represented his iniquities. Note that the priestly robes were passed down from generation to generation, so Joshua literally inherited his garments from his forefathers in the priesthood. Seeing that God sent all Israel into Babylonian exile, because of the sins of his forefathers in the priesthood, it's no wonder the robes were stained.
"It's time for a new identity, completely separated from the past."
Friends, the mantle or robe Joshua wore represented the weight of sin, iniquity and shame in his life. The mantle itself literally bore witness to satan's accusations. This weight marred his core identity. It crippled his emotional capacities and his spiritual capacities. It sabotaged his potential.
Watch this now. The verdict granted by Heaven's court not only redeemed Joshua from this sin—with the accuser rebuked—it also STRIPPED HIM OF IT. Present sin and generational sin were removed! This is how comprehensive Christ's salvation actually is! You no longer have to be conformed to the weight of shame and sin imposed on you. Because of Christ, it is now a false covering instead of a genuine representation of your condition. It no longer owns you and no longer has to define you. LORD REMOVE THE FALSE MANTLE!
The order then came, again as part of this verdict from the Ancient of Days, for Joshua to be remantled. This was with a mantle literally from the Ancient of Days.
You have received a Daniel 7:22 verdict of justice in favor of the saints. In the process of receiving it, you have been delivered from the power of the accuser. You have experienced the fullness of Christ's redemption. The filthy garments of shame and reproach are removed. A new identity is given, and your full potential is becoming unlocked. You are recommissioned into the office you attained when you entered into this process. In the spirit realm, your covering is recovered. In fact, you are granted new garments which bear witness to your new life and identity! This is a turnaround mantle. The mantle of the Ancient of Days!
Verdict—Kingship Identity, Kingship Anointing
Final note. This deliverance not only ushered Joshua, the High Priest, into freedom to fulfill his current calling, it also prepared him for his next phase of promotion from the Lord—Kingship. (Photo via Wikipedia)
"Take silver and gold, make an ornate crown and set it on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Then say to him, 'Thus says the Lord of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the Lord. Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the Lord, and He who will bear the honor and sit and rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the two offices."' Now the crown will become a reminder in the temple of the Lord..." (Zech. 6:11-14).
The "turnaround verdict" is forever sealed by Jesus, in favor of the saints! We came into Heaven's court as criminals, but are actually redeemed to be His priests and kings (Rev. 5:8-9). We will reign on the earth. Now that, friends, is a genuine turnaround. We have entered into the season where this facet of God's redemption will be manifested much more fully in our lives. This is our Kingship, our new identity and a new anointing, empowered by the mantle of the Ancient of Days.
It's yours for the asking. So amazing! Not that there isn't a process to walk through. But the generous heart of God will cover us, and bring us safely through the storm into the fullness of His call. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
No King but Jesus...
Jon & Jolene Hamill
Jon and Jolene Hamill are passionate followers of Jesus Christ. They love to share His heart and Word nationally and internationally through ministry and media. Founders of Lamplighter Ministries, they reside in the metro Washington DC area. Jon and Jolene have ministered in conferences and churches throughout America, as well as internationally in Canada, Germany, Sierra Leone and Israel. Jon and Jolene are the authors of the recently published book Crown and Throne: A Field Guide to Spiritual Revolution, which has gained widespread popularity across the nation. Their online blog LAMPostings is focused on sharing real-time prophetic revelation and prayer points from Washington DC, and is regularly enjoyed by thousands. In addition, they have authored numerous prophetic teachings which have appeared on the Elijah List, in Charisma Magazine and other publications.
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