Nov. 15, 2020
Bishop Hamon, Tom, and I were recovering from Covid 19 the week of the election but wanted to take a moment to give you our perspective on the current election situation so we know how to align ourselves in this season. Before releasing this piece, I ran it by Bishop Hamon, Dr. Tim & 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” for declaring 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, however, there has been a preponderance of prophetic words about a Trump victory, some going back to 2012 & 2014, some from various prophetic camps throughout the US as well as prophets from all over the world, that 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!
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 said 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 this 2014 prophecy, the Lord declared he would serve two terms.
I refer to these prophecies, among hundreds of prophecies, dreams and visions that are out there, because they both prophetically predicted that Trump would become president, which seemed unlikely when spoken, and that he would serve two terms.
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, looked him in the eye, and nodded as if you say, “I’ve got this.” Later as I studied the white stone given to the champion or overcomer of Revelations 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 and 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, I deduced God was declaring Trump would be acquitted in his impeachment, given God’s yes vote in the election and would emerge as the champion.
We have a saying at 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 and you will 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 would find 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 war a warfare with the prophecies that had gone on over him. Fight for and with the Word of the Lord!
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, it is the Lord’s.” 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 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.
So what is our responsibility as prophetic people at this juncture? First, 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 when 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 as king instead in fulfillment of the word of the Lord. The prophetic is key in times of turmoil and transition.
Next, 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 August 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 afterward, 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, any more 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, and believe his prophets so the nation can prosper.
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, “And the God of peace will soon crush Satan underneath 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. The word prince means “one who contends, wars, governs and rules.” Rabbinical scholars say 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 yourself, 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!