Much of my life and ministry have been given to the convergence of prayer and the prophetic. I have seen some amazing results, but at times I have also had to steer my way through a maze of questions and riddles. Let me give you an inside look into one of the jigsaw puzzles I have been putting together for the last year or so concerning prayer, the prophetic and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
On June 27, 2018, I was awakened at 2:22 a.m. from a clear dream followed by a Word from the Lord. In the dream, Judge Anthony Kennedy's face came before me and it was revealed to me that his resignation was imminent. As I was aroused from sleep, I could feel the tangible presence of destiny filling my bedroom. The external voice of the Holy Spirit then began to speak to me. I was told that President Trump would preside over the replacement of three Supreme Court Justices.
It was obvious that the first replacement had already transpired. As we know, Judge Neil Gorsuch had replaced Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, being sworn in on April 10, 2017. That was one down, with two more yet to come according to the word I received. Amazingly, Judge Kennedy resigned later the very same day I had the dream about it, on June 27.
The details of the Holy Spirit are sometimes very exact and clear, and at other times they seem veiled. Hmmm ... I was left pondering why I woke up at 2:22 a.m. Was there some significance to that time? To me it was obviously a reference to the key of David according to Isaiah 22:22, shutting doors to the past and opening doors to the future. But in my heart I divinely knew, "It has something to do with 222 days."
Another Word in the Fall of 2017
On Oct. 4, 2017, I participated in a National Prayer phone call as part of the preparations for Awaken the Dawn, coordinated by David Bradshaw. This event was followed by Rise Up The Call led by Lou Engle and his team on Monday, Oct. 9. Each of these prayer rallies took place back to back in Washington D.C. Though I was unable to attend these consecrated times of intercession in person, I prayed fervently in my home while many of my friends convened on site. The prayer call on Oct. 4 was transcribed and posted on various ministry websites, though I only recently received a copy of it myself. Here is a portion of what was stated:
We need to pray not just for the next four to five days, but for the 40 days afterwards [that] are keenly significant. There could be a shift that happens in the Supreme Court of America within a 40-day period after this, if the Lord has the fullness of His will. I hear the Lord saying, "Watch the courts! Watch the courts!
I believe that some of you are going to move into dimensions of intercession and identification that you have never known before. You are going to be overcome by travail and by weeping. Yes, there will be great joy and there will be great celebrating, but there is going to be weeping. And you're going to have a Joel moment where you weep between the porch and the altar, and God is calling a holy consecration.
We are shifting by a power surge [of the Holy Spirit] to be awakened to the "Days of Acceleration." The winds [of change] are coming, and they will bring an awakening. Watch the courts. There will be a shift of justice in the courts. Look for a deepening of identification and intercession.
Needed Confirmation Comes
The Holy Spirit will confirm His word by the testimony of two and three witnesses (see Deut. 19:15, Matt.18:16 and 2 Cor. 13:1). Brian Hume, who served as the National Prayer Coordinator for Awaken the Dawn, was given a detailed confirming dream. In his dream, it was explained that the 40 days after the event would be the "Crowning Moment" and would be as equally important as the ATD event itself. He and others were told of the need to "sustain the momentum in the place of prayer and intercession."
One of the highlights of Rise Up The Call was the time of corporate prayer for the Supreme Court. After a period of silent petition for the ending of abortion, everyone on both the field and the stage stretched out their hands in the direction of the Court releasing a roar of intercession. A command, in accordance with the knowledge of God's will, came forth for the reforming, resigning or removing of judges in the Supreme Court.
According to Cheryl Amabile, staff writer of The Briefing for The Call, many intercessors, including Matt Lockett's Bound for Life team in Washington DC, carried these prophetic words in prayer. Nov. 17 was 40 days after the Rise Up The Call gathering on the Mall. According to The Briefing, "Though we did not see a Judge step down at that time, Matt's team did see a 'shooting star fall from the sky' on that 40th night as they prayed before the Supreme Court building. We felt it was a sign of what was coming with a judge. Then, Justice Kennedy announced his resignation 222 days after that 40th day."
Wait, What, When?
Did you notice the details? How many days after the 40th day of devoted prayer did Justice Kennedy announce his resignation? 222 days ... Hmmm ... now where did we hear about the time frame of 222 previously in this prayer and prophetic picture puzzle?
As I stated earlier, I was awakened at 2:22 AM on June 27 from a dream showing me that Justice Kennedy would resign—which he did that same day. God really does confirm His Word. But let's continue; there was more revealed to me that epic morning of June 27.
After I was awakened from the stunning dream, I was catapulted into a vision where I saw through a picture frame into a time after the first of the New Year of 2019. I was told that there would be another "tremor or shaking in the land" resulting in yet another surprise that would transpire in the Supreme Court. I then heard, "I have a Deborah waiting in the wings. This Deborah will be appointed and will tip the scales towards constitutional justice."
Speaking very candidly and transparently, I was never given the names of either Judge Brett Kavanaugh or that of Judge Amy Barrett. But other trusted voices have been given additional details that have not been revealed to me. My job is to report my part. But as we each bring our pieces to the table we can see the greater whole. We really do need each other!
A Defining Moment
The United States of America is in a defining pivotal moment. We are in a time of opening and closing generational cycles and doors. This is why the climate of spiritual warfare is so intense. We must rise above the polarizing division and remember according to Ephesian 6:12, "For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."
We need the Lord to strengthen His prayer warriors with confirmation and confidence in this critical hour. We need to stand in gap before the Lord for the healing of this great land. A window is open before us right now. Will you seize the moment?
Dr. James W. Goll is the founder of God Encounters Ministries, an award-winning author and communications trainer and has ministered in over 50 nations. For information on his webinars and online classes, visit godencounters.com. James continues to live in Tennessee and is a joyful father and grandfather today.
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