Bishop Hamon, Tom and I were recovering from COVID-19 the week of the election, but I wanted to take a moment to give you our perspective on the current election situation so that we know how to align ourselves in this season.
Before releasing this piece I ran it by Bishop Hamon, Dr. Tim and Karen Hamon, Sherilyn Hamon-Miller and the rest of our leadership team who are all in agreement about how we should prophetically position ourselves and engage during this strategic time.
First, we recognize the media has "called" the presidential race for Joe Biden and are calling for President Trump to concede. At the same time, there are those in the Church world who are calling for prophets to repent for "missing it" over declaring that Donald J. Trump would have a second term. We believe both of these statements to be premature as the election is still in process with legal challenges and ballot counting.
More importantly, there has been a preponderance of prophetic words about a Trump victory. Some of these word go back to 2012 and 2014, and come from various prophetic camps throughout the US, as well as prophets from all over the world, and they should not be so easily dismissed. In addition, Chuck Pierce prophesied to Dutch Sheets in October of 2018 that the battle in the 2020 election would take us to January 18, 2021! (To watch this full prophecy click here.)
In 2012 a fireman named Mark Taylor had an encounter with the Lord in which God showed him that the businessman, Donald Trump, would be the next president of the United States. As if that didn't sound crazy enough, he also said the Lord told him that Trump would serve two terms.
In 2014 the South African prophet Kim Clement prophesied that the next president would be "hot blooded" and that during his presidency they would cry, "Impeach, impeach!" but God would say, "Nay!" He had previously indicated who this president would be when he declared, "Trump will be My trumpet." In his 2014 prophecy the Lord declared that he would serve two terms.
I refer to these prophecies among hundreds of prophecies, dreams and visions that are out there, because they all prophetically predicted a Trump presidency, which seems unlikely when spoken, and that he will serve two terms.
The White Stone
In January 2020 I had a vision in which Jesus placed a white stone in my hand and the hands of other Believers. I then saw Him approach President Trump and place a white stone in his hand. He closed his fingers around the stone and looked him in the eye and nodded as if to say, "I've got this." (Photo via Pikrepo)
Later, as I studied the white stone given to the champion or overcomer of Revelation 2:17, I found that the white stone signified three things in the Greek culture:
• an acquittal in a trial,
• a yes vote in an election,
• a prize given to the winner of an athletic contest, which became a pass giving access to venues previously not open to that individual.
I had no idea what the white stone signified when I had the vision and, therefore, deduced God was declaring Trump would be acquitted in his impeachment, and be given God's yes vote in the election, emerging as the champion.
Don't Doubt in the Dark What You Heard in the Light
We have a saying in our ministry: Don't doubt in the dark what you heard in the light. In other words, it is not unusual to receive a prophetic word, then have all Hell break loose against you with exactly the opposite of what God has declared. At this point it's important to believe the report of the Lord and to "war a warfare with the prophecies that have gone before you," until you see the fulfillment of God's promise. Abraham had to do this to obtain the promise of Isaac. Joseph had to do this to see the fulfillment of his dreams. David had to do this with his prophesied kingship from Samuel. Jehoshaphat had to do this to see victory in battle.
Early in 2020, many preached out of the passage in 2 Chronicles 20:20 which says, "...Believe the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper." We are now living in that moment. Ultimately, we must all put our trust not in a man or a political party, but in the Lord. Simultaneously, we must trust what has been declared through the prophets.
With this being the theme of so many inspired messages, we shouldn't be surprised that we have found ourselves in the challenging position of actually doing this. It's easy to "believe the prophets" when everything falls into place with ease. It's quite another thing to stay in agreement and alignment with what God has said when other voices are screaming the opposite.
Do we believe what we believe we believe? Faith is only tested when circumstances look contrary to what we have believed. Paul exhorted Timothy to wage the good warfare with the prophecies given to him (see 1 Timothy 1:18). Fight for and with the Word of the Lord!
The Battle Is the Lord's
In the 2 Chronicles 20 story, Jehoshaphat was king of Judah and they were surrounded by enemies in an impossible siege. As Judah fasted and prayed the prophet, Jahaziel, prophesied, "...'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's" (2 Chronicles 20:15).
We could make a case about why Donald Trump should be re-elected as one of the most pro-life, pro-Israel, pro-religious liberty presidents ever, but those are not the only reasons we feel he is God's choice. We are convinced because of the word of the Lord, therefore the battle is not ours but the Lord's.
Jahaziel's prophecy goes on to say that Judah was to show up for battle but that they would not need to fight in this battle. They were to position themselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
What Is Our Responsibility in This?
So what is our responsibility as prophetic people at this juncture?
1. First, we must show up for the battle. Don't allow the declarations by the media to push you off the battlefield and convince you to give up after years of prayers and decrees. Remember the story in 1 Kings; David was dying and God had spoken that Solomon was to be king, however, his brother Adonijah arose first and gathered a crowd to declare himself king. When the prophet heard this, he went to Bathsheba and anointed Solomon king instead in fulfillment of the word of the Lord. The prophetic is key in times of turmoil and transition.
2. Next, we must position ourselves. How? Through prayer, worship and rehearsing/speaking/declaring the Word of the Lord. Then we are to stand, persistently holding our ground in the spirit, until we see what God has said come to pass.
In 2020, an Indian prophet named Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj said God sent him to America to give a message to the Church in the US. He said we were to pray through November 3rd, then afterwards we would need to pray even harder as there was going to come an "overturning."
No one sees how all this will happen right now anymore than Jehoshaphat could see God's strategy for victory then. God isn't asking us to figure it out, but rather to believe the Lord and be established in His will, believing His prophets so that the nation can prosper.
The God of Peace Is Rising!
In August 2020 I was praying and heard the Lord say, "The God of Peace is rising." This of course is a reference to Romans 16:20, "The God of peace will soon crush satan under your feet." I felt at the time there would be major chaos breaking out after the election and had people praying about this. We are seeing it now, and it will probably get even more intense before this is over.
In the Old Testament the Hebrew word for peace is "shalom." JESUS is called the Prince of Peace. A prince is one who contends, wars, governs and rules. Some rabbinical scholars say that the Hebrew letters which spell shalom each carry a word picture connotation, conveying the deeper meaning of shalom as "peace comes when you destroy the authority of chaos."
We are to continuously decree God's shalom over the United States of America, destroying the authority of the spirit of chaos as the Prince of Peace arises and crushes satan under our feet.
In other words, saints, this isn't over! Show up for battle, position yourselves, fast, pray, prophesy and decree, and then see how God brings the victory. (One way to stay engaged is to download the GiveHim15 app in which Dutch Sheets leads daily prayer and prophetic decrees. Engage!)
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Vision Church @ Christian International
Tom and Jane Hamon¬†are the senior pastors of Vision Church @ Christian International in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Their ministry together is an example to the Body of Christ of a husband and wife team working in tandem and unity to accomplish God's purposes. Their ministry is characterized by a rich deposit of God's wisdom to provide apostolic covering for the Church, prophetic teaching and ministry, and demonstration of Kingdom anointing and power. They travel as an apostolic/prophetic team to the nations, imparting both the spirit of wisdom and revelation to establish the Church and break open territories through spiritual warfare for the Kingdom of God to be experienced in a powerful and practical way. Jane has also written several books, including her very practical work on Dreams and Visions, her call to marketplace ministers called The Cyrus Decree, and her proclamation over women in the Church to arise and be¬†The Deborah Company.
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