Over the last three years, the Lord has entrusted nine prophetic words to our little house of prayer in the mountains of Arizona. These exhortations are directing us through the Lord’s “time of trouble”; (Psalm 27:5) strengthening our hearts, nourishing our souls into vibrant Christlikeness, and preparing our lamps with oil for the hour of His return.
Below, I’ve recorded a summary of these nine signs and directives, their fulfillment, and key scriptures that accompanied each of them. I must make it clear. We have not sought these words for ourselves. In most of these instances the Lord was speaking where we were not looking. It is the Lord Who is being faithful to lead us through this hour. He is the Perfect Leader of weak followers.
1. THE WIND OF THE LORD IS COMING
In March of 2019 the Lord spoke a word to our House of Prayer: “The Wind of the Lord is Coming!” “Beloved, the Spirit of the Lord is about to sweep across our nation like the wind! When the wind comes, it disturbs both that which causes us problems as well as that which is precious. It spares neither our trash, nor our treasure.” (March, 2019)
This word was accompanied by historic, and record-setting tornado activity throughout the spring of 2019. In this word the Lord promised that this wind would do three things:
1.) It would bring great purification to the Church
2.) It would bring a purging disruption to systems and organizations in our culture
3.) It would bring a prophetic awakening to the Church
“So He said, ‘Go forth and stand on the mountain before the Lord.’ And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord…” (1 Kings 19:11)
2. 911 18th ANNIVERSARY
On September 11, 2019 the Lord helped us to observe: “there’s something different about this 18th anniversary… We’ve been sensing that the Spirit is reminding us of the hour. It’s all the later. And our House feels His grief that so much of the Bride has fallen asleep again; distracted, angry, embittered, disillusioned, overwhelmed with the cares of this raging, transitioning world. We may be remembering the event, but we’re deaf to His admonition that was unapologetically meant to come with the event (9-11). The Spirit is groaning for the American Church to prioritize everything to engage Him in His ‘tent of meeting‘ (Exodus 33:7-11).”
The Lord was telling us to make specific adjustments in our ministries and lifestyles so we would not stumble at the “trouble” that was coming.
3. SEEK MY FACE
Throughout October and November of 2019 the Lord spoke to us numerous times that “the time of trouble was coming” (Psalm 27:5) and that He was calling His family to intensify our dialogue with Him by “seeking His Face” (Psalm 27:8). He called our little House of Prayer to curtail all of our additional church ministries and connections in order to “seek His Face” for 180 days; from the darkest part of the year, to the lightest part of the year.
Little did we know that we were going to receive massive help from the Lord, in that in March of 2020 the entire world went into a massive lockdown on account of COVID. Movie theaters were closed. Sports leagues suspended their seasons. Travel industries and schools and restaurants and even churches shut down to “business as usual”. The Lord had “troubled” the whole earth, and even provided humanity with “set-apart space” to “seek His Face”. This was an extraordinary word; one that eventually became the the foundation of the book we published in 2021, “Seek My Face: A Guide to Praying Through the Judgments of the Lord“.
Through it all – from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 – All Nations was miraculously allowed to stay open and offered our community and friends across the nation more than 1700 hours of corporate prayer in His “tent of meeting”.
4. A DECAPITATION IS COMING
As we were concluding our 180 days of “Seeking His Face”, in May the Lord gave us one of the most precise and fearful words of this 3 year season. He gave us a vision and a dream that He was about to strike the leadership of American Christian Nationalism. In the vision, Christian leaders had huddled beneath the Washington Monument during a violent lightening storm. One of the thunderbolts struck the tip, and it fell from the monument. In the dream, the Lord indicated that this decapitation would occur in twelve weeks.
During the week of August 8, Jerry Falwell Jr., the President of the nation’s largest evangelical university, named “Liberty”, and the founder of one of the country’s most prominent evangelical, political “think-tanks”: “The Falkirk Center”, was exposed in an immoral episode, amidst many Church leaders demanding that he step down from his positions. Falwell had been perhaps the first high-profile evangelical leader to whole-heartedly endorse Donald Trump for President in the spring of 2016.
Accompanying the multiple signs of “decapitation” was the promise from the Lord: “Even this will not move the heart of many zealots of idolatrous nationalism. Soon the event and the man will be forgotten and swept under the rug.
5. OPEN LETTER TO THE BODY OF CHRIST
In November of 2020, All Nations House of Prayer Southwest issued an Open Letter to the Body of Christ in America. In this letter we detailed the extraordinary words the Lord had been giving our House of Prayer, and we encouraged our sisters and brothers: “The Lord has brought us into a time of global trouble to judge, reward and prepare hearts to herald the coming reign of our Bridegroom King. The God of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20) Hezekiah (Isaiah 36 & 37) and 500 billion galaxies says: “Church in America, do not take shelter in the promise of government. Let Me make you singularly jealous for the exaltation of My Son’s glory in this hour!” (November 12, 2020)
6. SEEK MY FACE: A GUIDE TO PRAYING THROUGH THE JUDGMENTS OF THE LORD
Throughout 2021 the Lord had us write and publish the story of how He led our House of Prayer to “Seek His Face” (Psalm 27:8). This book is available on AMAZON. It also explores what the Bible says about the topics of “the judgments of the Lord” and “repentance”, and calls the body of Christ to offer the Lord a bonafide response to His 1 Peter 4:17 judgments.
“17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 Now ‘If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?’.” (1 Peter 4:17-18)
7. WHAT HAVE WE DONE WITH NATHAN?
This past June, the Lord began to press “the fear of the Lord” upon us in the place of prayer. For nearly two months we felt a great weight on us every time we entered into our daily 5 hours of prayer. It was the most intense, prolonged time of face-down prayer I’ve ever experienced. The Lord led us to fast for seven days. At the end of that fast He confronted us with the question: “What have we done with Nathan?” He was telling us as He did to king David in his adultery, He had been faithful to send His prophetic message to the unfaithful Church in America. But, unlike David in 2 Samuel 12, we have turned Nathan away. We’ve not received His word. We have not humbled ourselves before the Lord. Consequently, in this wretched state the Lord has declared: “O evangelical family, you have brought violence into My house and wield it against your own nation. You’ve attached false prophecy to your hearts while resisting My many prophetic warnings and stern judgments. You’ve refused to repent. You smolder with a spirit of rebellion within My courts. Now…you bring holy violence upon yourselves and your nation.” (June 17, 2022)
The exhortation of the Lord that we are engaging with all of our energy in this hour is “Humility. Contrition. Repentance. Fear of the Lord.”
8. SNOW IN ARIZONA – ON JUNE 29th!
At the end of fasting and the intense encounter with the “fear of the Lord” it snowed in our little community. As I drove through the 2 inches of snow (with cars pulled off to the side of the road to make snow balls) the Lord spoke to me saying: “Don’t be deceived by what others are saying about this season. They may say it is summer (and the time for the ripening of the harvest). I say that it’s winter.”
9. JULY 21 VISION • THE LOT HAS BEEN CAST
On the afternoon of July 21, 2022 the Lord gave me a very vivid and very disturbing vision of His rebuke being released across the land.
“As the vision opened, I saw several giant red and white dice being rolled out of the Father’s Hand, bouncing across the hills and plains of America. Before the dice settled, apocalyptic storm clouds, filled with lightening and doom; clouds that stretched from the north to the south rapidly unrolled from the east coast to the west coast of our nation. Beneath the destructive canopy of the clouds one calamity after another burst onto the continent: hail; tempest; famine; plague, sword and more… One calamity spring-loaded the next… A sequence of destructive events is about to explode across our country – like the plagues of Egypt – perhaps packed into a much shorter time-span.” (July 21, 2022)
What’s the summary of these words to the body of Christ? I’ll be brief. Our King is coming. Now is the hour to bring all of our ways to the threshing floor and “Seek His Face” (Psalm 27:8). Everything in our lives needs to be plumb-lined from the place of humility, contrition, repentance and the fear of the Lord, unto the increase of first-commandment love for the Lord.
Everything in our lives needs to be plumb-lined from the place of humility, contrition, repentance and the fear of the Lord, unto the increase of first-commandment love for the Lord.
It does no good to add additional elements to the assignments that the Lord has given to us to accomplish in this hour. If we’re not corporately engaging Him in humility, contrition, repentance and the fear of the Lord, whatever else we’re doing matters little.
There is abounding grace and great reward available as we make adjustments to our paradigms. But it is all accessed in this season through humility, contrition, repentance and the fear of the Lord.
Beloved, sisters and brothers. The Blessings of our Father to each us as the Holy Spirit makes us (Matthew 10:38) “worthy” of the One Who is coming.
JSB • August 8, 2022