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"2020: The Year of the Prophets"

Bishop Bill Hamon
Jan 17, 2020

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Proclaim and Protect

Prophets' words bring supernatural victory! "...Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established; believe and remain steadfast to His prophets and you shall prosper" (2 Chr. 20:20 AMPC). King Jehoshaphat and Judah won a great victory by acting on the word of the prophet. The spoils from the dead army brought great prosperity and peace, and all nations feared them after God fought for Judah.

Prophet Isaiah prophesied the defeat of the Assyrian's war against Judah, and God sent one of His war angels who killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in one night. "And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was [Israel] preserved" (Hosea 12:13). Prophets guide and protect God's people by revealing the thoughts, purposes, timing and personal word of God, and by ministering His mighty power to them and their situation.

The Mouth of the Lord

The Hebrew calendar year is 5780, which is represented by the letter "peh," meaning "mouth." It is the 17th letter of the Jewish alphabet and symbolizes victory. It is through the mouth of the prophet that the personal and national word of the Lord is proclaimed. God spoke to Prophet Moses, "Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say" (Ex. 4:12). God declared to Prophet Jeremiah, "...Behold, I have put My words in your mouth" (Jer. 1:9).

This is the decade where the company of prophets will be the mouth of the Lord, speaking God's directive to individuals and nations.

The Double-Portion Year and a Great Divide

Only every 100 years do the double numbers 1818, 1919 and 2020 appear. For God's prophetic people, it will be a double-portion year (Is. 61:7). It will be a year of new beginnings. New times and purposes of God will be launched.

It will not be just another year, but a kairos year; a pivotal year when the battle between right and wrong will become more intense. Groups and nations will either swing more to wickedness or righteousness; to light or to darkness. They'll either become more like the anti-Christ or the Body of Christ. Churches will either become like the Laodicean church – lukewarm and passive – or they will be victorious, supernatural, present-truth, warrior churches, that demonstrate the Kingdom of God in every nation, standing as a witness of the only one true Almighty God, Jesus Christ, Lord of Heaven and Earth (Mt. 24:14; Dan. 4:1-37).

The Second Level

We are moving into the second level of God's purpose for His prophets in the 21st century. The restoration movement of 1948 was the first to start teaching that prophets are to be current and active in the Church. In 1986, I published the book "Prophet & Personal Prophecy," which revealed the restoration of prophets and the great company of prophets that God was raising up to make ready a people and prepare the way for Christ's second coming, as the prophet John the Baptist did for Christ's first coming.

In 1987 Christian International conducted the first ever International Gathering of Prophets Conference. In that conference, the saints went into 45 minutes of deep intercessory prayer for the birthing of the company of prophets. In the 1988 CI Prophets Conference, there was a sovereign move of God that birthed a prophetic movement (the details are given in "Prophets & Prophetic Movement," pages 94-100, 105.)

The first level/phase of the prophets and prophetic ministry is described in Ezekiel 37:1-8. It was noised abroad and they came together into different prophetic networks. The second level/wave of God's purpose for the restoration of prophets is described in Ezekiel 37:9-10. They began ministering in resurrection life, and became an exceeding great army (see Rev. 10:7; 11:3-5; Moses prophesying to Pharaoh; Daniel prophesying to Nebuchadnezzar, and many more).


Just like the European nations, America and other allied nations during World War II began making plans for a unified battle that began the fall of the Hitler Empire, and the end of the war, so also Jesus Christ, the Commander-in-Chief of His saints army and angelic army, will begin to reveal His plans and strategies to His army generals for making all His enemies His footstool.

Fivefold ministers must make sure their saints have on their whole spiritual armor and know how to use their spiritual weapons of war. As Jesus reveals His plans and strategies to build His Church to His holy apostles and prophets, He will also use them to bring the revelation of the strategies for winning God's World War III (Eph. 3:3-5). "Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7).

Jesus will do nothing in His Church or on planet Earth without first proclaiming it through His prophets. Listen and heed the enlightening and instructive voice of God through His true and mature prophets in 2020.

Third Reformation and World War III

Mighty Warrior Jesus led the fight in God's World War I during the First Reformation. Jesus purchased the Church, birthed it, and established it, and His disciples spread it to ends of the earth. This was God's World War I. God's World War II was fought during the Second Reformation to restore all truths that were taken from the true Church by the devil during the 1,000-year Dark Age Church, who changed its living, experiential truths into religious, dead works. God's World War III is being fought during the Third Reformation to fulfill God's end-time purposes.

The final and greatest battle ever to be fought by King Jesus and His army of saints will bring about the consummation of the ages as described in Revelation 19:11-21. It will close out the mortal Church Age and usher in Jesus and His Kingdom saints, who will rule over all the earth (Rev. 5:10; 19:11-21; 20:6; 11:15; 2:26-27; Dan. 4:34-35; 7:9-10, 14, 18, 22, 26-27).

Awake! Put on Your Strength and Prepare for War!

God showed me what satan is presently planning. It's like the time when the generals in Japan were making plans for attacking Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, while at the same time, Japan sent ambassadors to Washington D.C. to keep America passive and unaware of what was about to take place.

Satan is now planning a "Pearl Harbor Attack" on the Church. He is sending ambassadors (ministers) to keep the Church passive and unaware of what is about to take place in the Church and the nations. It's like when Joshua and the Israeli army crossed the Jordan and engaged in their military campaign to make the nations of Canaan the nation of Israel.

Now, in like manner, Jesus' Church army of saints have crossed their Jordan and have entered their military campaign that will not end until these and many other similar Scriptures are fulfilled: Revelation 5:10; Revelation 11:15; 2 Peter 3:13; Hebrew 10:13.

Can't You Talk Louder, God?

Time to Possess Our Full Inheritance!

I have received several prophecies from major prophets that I would have the anointing like Caleb for possessing my promised inheritance from Christ. Caleb was 85 years old when he came to the land in Canaan that he had spied out. I have reached my 85th year and am at my inheritance. Caleb requested from Joshua that he be given that land to conquer for his inheritance. Caleb had been fighting in Canaan 5 years before it became the time and place for him to begin fighting and possessing his own inheritance.

2020 is the year that I will begin possessing my full inheritance in Christ. Just as the anointing oil flowed from Aaron's head to the skirts of his garment, may this anointing oil pass from me to you to possess your inheritance flow to all God's prophetic people. Because it is the time for the fathers of the prophetic movement to receive the authority and time for possessing full inheritance, I pray and believe for all who receive and honor God's true prophets to receive the same. Let us all keep fighting until we possess all that God has promised us (Josh. 14:6-15; Eph. 1:11). Give me my mountain!

The Majority Have Not Possessed

"...How long will you neglect to go in to possess the land, which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has given you?" (Josh. 18:3). Joshua challenged the 7 tribes concerning why they had neglected possessing their inheritance. There are serious consequences for neglecting to possess and manifest what Christ has given to us.

1 Corinthians 12:7 declares that the supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit are given to every saint. Consider the parable of the talents, the servant who did not use the gift the Master gave to him, it was taken from him and given to another, and that servant was declared lazy, unprofitable, and was cast into outer darkness (Mt. 25:14-30). Use it or lose it!

• "Do not neglect the gift that is in you..." (1 Tim. 4:14).

• "...[S]tir up the gift of God which is in you..." (2 Tim. 1:6).

• "How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation [which includes the gifts of the Holy Spirit]...?" (Heb. 2:3, emphasis mine).

• "As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God" (1 Pet. 4:10).

In 2020, begin to equip yourself with the teaching and training for activating and ministering the grace and gifts of God you have inherited from Christ! God needs millions equipped with their spiritual weapons of war to fight alongside Him in His World War III. He also needs millions equipped with the Gospel and the supernatural to reap His great end-time harvest.

End-time Harvest

The time for God's great end-time harvest has been launched. It will continue to increase until God's desired harvest is reaped. More souls will be saved during the last 100 years of the Church than have been saved during the whole Church Age. Preparation must be made now for the great harvest. The harvesters must be equipped with God's World War III weapons of supernatural, Holy-Spirit manifestations. The powerful, supernatural prophesying of the prophets, the miracles of the apostles, and the powerful Gospel preaching of the evangelist are required to reap this greatest harvest ever recorded.

Determining the Destiny of Nations

Old Testament prophets prophesied God's word to nations like Israel, Egypt, Babylon and many other nations, which revealed and determined their future and destiny. God declared to Prophet Jeremiah, "...I ordained you a prophet to the nations" (Jer. 1:5). God then decrees that He has set the prophet's voice with the word of the Lord over the nations and kingdoms: "See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms..." (Jer. 1:10). This would include the states and cities within a nation.

Certain last-day prophets will be commissioned to speak God's personal word to a nation, and how that nation responds to God's word can determine whether they become a sheep nation that Jesus sets on His right side or a goat nation He sets on His left side (Mt. 25:1-4, 41). National leaders will listen to God's prophetic apostles and apostolic prophets to receive God's wisdom and strategies for situations for which they do not have a solution. An example of this is Isaiah prophesying God's victory for the war (Is. 37:1-7, 21-35; 2 Kings 19:1-17.)

Equipping and Maturing the Saints

Ephesians 4:11-16 shows God's main commission to prophets, apostles, pastors, evangelists and teachers is for them to equip the saints in their "membership ministry" in the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is no longer just a good idea but an absolute necessity for the saints, who will be God's overcomers manifesting the Kingdom of God, to personally hear these words from Christ Jesus: "Well done, good and faithful servant." Ministers who know that they are supposed to equip the saints in the character of Christ and manifestations of the Holy Spirit, but do not, will be held accountable on that day.

The reason this is made a part of the Word of the Lord for 2020 is because Jesus knows the total amount of supernatural harvesters and warriors He needs in the immediate future to reap the harvest and win the war that has already begun. The thousands now prepared must quickly increase to millions!

Mega Grace for Those Committed to the Process

Father God is giving extra grace and wisdom to His committed and chosen ones to hasten the process of conformity to the likeness of His Son Jesus Christ. God's highest calling and priority for His sons and daughters is not to do the greatest works but to be transformed into Christlikeness. Jesus needs a certain amount of human beings who have been born again and have grown to the maturity of Christlikeness.

The Bible reveals that only the overcomers who have been conformed to Christlikeness will be chosen to rule and reign with Christ on levels of great responsibility. Apostle Paul declared that the sufferings we go through in crucifying the flesh, dying to self and the process for transformation into Christlikeness is not worthy to be compared to the rewards it brings in eternity (Rom. 8:18, 29; Eph. 4:13, 15; 2 Cor. 3:18; Heb. 2:10).

God's "glory" for Christians is conformity to Christlikeness.

Dr. Bill Hamon, Founder
Christian International Ministries Network
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Dr. Bill Hamon is the founder of Christian International Ministries. A prophet for over 60 years, he has prophesied to more than 50,000 people and provided prophetic training for nearly 300,000. He has authored seven major books, specializing in the restoration of the Church and what to expect next on God's agenda. Dr. Bill Hamon is respected by church leaders around the world as a senior leader of the prophetic/apostolic company God is raising up in these last days. He serves as bishop to over 4000 ministers and churches around the world.

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Can't You Talk Louder, God?
Bishop Bill Hamon's Itinerary:

Note: Events are subject to change at the ministry's discretion. We suggest you always check first with the event contact listed here and/or directly visit their website for latest updates on each event.

January 29 - February 1, 2020
2020 City Tours
Christian International
Hosts: Jeff & Linda Herbert
Speakers: Bishop Hamon and Gale Sheehan
Washington, D.C.
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February 24 - 27, 2020
Watchman Leadership Summit
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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