The May 2020 Vision: God’s Judgement Against Evangelical Nationalism
Hello beloved friends,
I’m writing you in a hot-bed season of words, dreams, and visions (Who has time to read one more prophetic word in this hour?) but with a spirit of urgency that I have rarely felt. Over the last 12 months, our little House of Prayer has experienced the prophetic voice of the Lord unlike anything I’ve experienced in 40 years of professional ministry.
For the sake of convenience, I’ve listed a timeline with data points below.
Scan the bullet-points.
Direct your attention to the DREAM/EVENT detailed under MAY and AUGUST.
If this resonates with what you’ve been hearing from the Lord we’d be pleased to dialogue more. (There is a lot more…)
Above all, the exhortation we’re hearing is
PRAY THAT THE LORD MAKES THE CHURCH JEALOUS TO EXALT THE GLORY OF JESUS. PRAY FOR FRIENDS OF THE BRIDEGROOM TO SINGULARLY EXALT THE GLORY OF JESUS IN THIS HOUR. (There’s an unction and a warning to this singularity.)
We’re honored to be family with you under the loving reign of the One Who’s coming.
Jon & Kathy Boegl
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2019
• The Lord told us the year 2020 would be “the time of trouble” from (Psalm 27:5)
• He called our small House of Prayer in the mountains of Arizona to 180 days of prayer with fasting.
• We had not yet heard of Lou Engle’s call to the 2020 40-day fast
• Our House of Prayer made preparation to simply “Seek His face” (Psalm 27:8) No agenda.
• We invited hundreds of pastors, intercessors, and ministry leaders across the nation to pray and be our guests in our multiple guest-quarter complex (January 1 – June 30)
JANUARY 1 – JUNE 30
• We engaged in 10+ hours of corporate prayer with worship every day of the week, except Sunday.
• 180 days and 1700 hours of corporate seeking His face with fasting.
• 40+ locally regularly participated
• 400+ more participated online
• During this time, the Lord identified 7 Issues of Judgement in the American Church “2020: The Seven Judgements of the Lord (For Reward & Rebuke)”
MAY 14, 2020 • DREAM/EVENT
On Thursday, May 14, 2020 the Lord gave me a horrible dream where numerous leaders within the household of God were seeking shelter from a violent thunderstorm. In their desperation, they lashed themselves to the base of the Washington monument, only seconds before a lightening bolt struck the tower and brought one-third of the edifice crumbling to the ground. In my dream, I heard the voice of the Lord declare: “Decapitation.” And He indicated it would commence in 12 weeks – at the beginning of August.
JUNE 4, 2020 • DREAM/EVENT
Three weeks after the dream, on Thursday, June 4, 2020 the Washington Monument was ACTUALLY STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Eight times during the next 12 weeks the Lord confirmed this word, and had me write about a “Decapitation” that was coming upon evangelical nationalism.
AUGUST 6, 2020 • DREAM/EVENT
Then, in the first week of August, exactly 12 weeks from the date of the dream, the president of the nation’s largest evangelical university, one of the first evangelicals to endorse and champion our President, and the co-founder of the Falkirk Center, an evangelical political think-tank, was asked by his board to step-down from his multiple posts.
Decapitation had come – on the very date God indicated, and to the very heart of the issue over which He was disciplining the Church – our inordinate veneration of political power.
Friends and ministry associates, across the nation have asked me numerous questions about the “decapitation” prophetic dream. Some felt a similar sense in their spirits… Some queried, “What is the Lord showing you about the elections? What do you hear Him saying about the social furor surrounding COVID and the cultural civil war?”
By the grace of God, I could honestly say, I don’t know what’s going to happen. He is our vision. And He hasn’t given me a gift to see into the future. He’s given our little house one or two important messages to declare. And He’s literally backed them up with thunderbolts. Right now everything we’re doing is in a posture of great humility, repentance and yieldedness. On the basis of what He has shown us, the body of Christ, like our New Testament forefathers who heard of the Lord’s dealings with Ananias and Saphira, should be steeped in the fear of the Lord. “So great fear came upon all those who heard these things.” (Acts 5:5)
Throughout the election melee, we’ve repeatedly heard the Spirit say: “Keep your eyes focused on this one prevailing message: ‘Behold, the Bridegroom is coming! Exalt His glory! Exalt His glory! Level every mountain that hinders the exaltation of His glory.”
NOVEMBER 11-12, 2020
A week after the election, as we watched American leaders praying for darkness to be exposed in our government, challenging the vote count and anxiously looking for evidence that the election process had been compromised, I began to recognize the tension of these events matched the vision in my dream. Many of us are misreading the nature of the storm, and are lashing ourselves to the Washington Monument, attempting to find protection in a fixed, constitutionally conservative nation, rather than nakedly seeking the Face of God.
Exalt Me. Do not exalt a man, or the glory of a nation.
Take refuge in Me. Do not take refuge in political power.
Tremble before Me. Do not tremble before evil and conspiracies.
Repent of your idolatry.
Rejoice in Me. Do not rejoice in pride and lies.
In the storm that is raging through the Body of Christ the Lord is sternly warning us through Psalm 2:11-12:
“Exalt, Rejoice and Repent with trembling. Blessed is everyone who takes Refuge in the Lord.”
[The Hebrew word for “rejoice” is “gheel”. It means to EXALT, REJOICE and REPENT.]
The Lord is saying:
This is the (Isaiah 40:3-5) way of the Lord’s increase in this hour. Remember Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20) Remember Hezekiah. (Isaiah 36 & 37) Will the God of 500 billion galaxies not also freely give us all things as He is lifted up? Now is the time for Friends of the Bridegroom to exalt the King and cry: “Behold the Bridegroom” with all our strength, soul, heart and understanding.
There’s a lot I might add to this concerning pastoral admonitions and prophetic direction, but I refrain for the sake of not wanting to turn what the Lord means to be pure into another foil in the political tempest. We are in “the time of trouble”. Our Father is exhorting His family to do Psalm 27 in preparation for this day: “Prioritize everything. Do One Thing! Behold Him. Inquire of Him. Seek His face…” When we’ve done all this, David promises “He shall hide me in His pavilion; He shall hide me in the secret place of His tabernacle, He shall set me high upon a rock” (Psalm 27:5) through the coming season of great shaking on the earth.
For more about what this prayerful paradigm shift entails I’ve written a supplementary article here: “2020: The Year One Thing Becomes Our Only Thing” by Jonathan Boegl
We thank God for you and bless you into the increase of His glory. To dialogue more with us about this word, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org