Recently, as I was praying with a group of intercessors, the Lord showed me a clear vision concerning the three branches of U.S. Government.
First, I was taken to the oval office, where a golden lampstand was raised up. It was suspended like a chandelier, hovering at the ceiling, from which its light could flood the whole house. The Lord said, “Pray for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to be fully installed in the White House.”
Then I was taken to the rotunda of the Capitol building, where I saw a golden lampstand “installed” at the highest point and in the same manner. The Lord said, “Pray for the Seven-fold Spirit of God to take root and grow in both houses of congress.”
I expected to see the same golden lampstand erected at the Supreme Court. However, to my surprise, I saw the Hannukah scene playing out before my eyes there. Just as in the Hannukah story, Greek culture had come to oppress God’s people and darkness was hanging over the land. The Lord rebuked me and said,
“Do not pray for three, four, or even five righteous judges on the Supreme Court: Pray for NINE righteous judges to break off the oppression of Greek culture. I will remove the lampstand of any unrighteous judge who does not repent and I will install those who will shine with the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Holiness.” As He said this, I remembered the Hannukah story, how the oil was supernaturally supplied to give God’s people more time to make more consecrated oil. In this story, there was a handful of warriors raised up to restore the temple, most notably Judas Maccabeus, who led the revolt against the Seluecid Empire.
Interpretation: The Lord gave the interpretation when He gave me this vision—obviously, this is a clear call to pray for our three branches of government. However, the image of the golden lampstand points to a spiritual Wisdom that transcends ordinary politics or good intentions. The golden lampstand points to a deeper spiritual Wisdom that flows from above, where the Seven Spirits of God, which are the seven eyes of God, burn continually before the Lamb. If we pray, our government will be greatly influenced by these seven burning flames! The primary way the Spirit of Wisdom works is to reveal things from God’s perspective instead of from man’s perspective, because the Seven Spirits of God are His eyes.
Second, the lampstands point to priestly influence in all three branches of government, as many of our incoming leaders already have solid relationships with the priesthood of believers. Many people have been predicting that prophets and apostles will have more influence on government. However, as a “kingdom of priests,” we must recognize that our greatest authority is expressed through prayer and prophetic declaration of what the Lord is saying. When we faithfully pray and declare His words, we exert priestly influence over the government, even if we never set foot in Washington, D.C.
As I have prayed for President Obama and President-Elect Trump, I have been strongly prompted not to try to defend Trump from those who point out his foolish words and rash actions. The Lord said, “He can only be vindicated by good governance. A national crises is coming that will signal a great awakening in this nation.” I believe this crises will set us up for a time of national awakening, revival, and restoration…NOT national destruction. It will be a turning point. Just as George W. Bush was regarded very differently after the way he handled the 9-11 attacks, Trump is going to be regarded very differently if he governs effectively and wisely in a time of national crisis. I have not been shown what this crisis will be.
As I researched the Capitol rotunda, I found it is the highest point in the Capitol building and is described as its “symbolic and physical heart.” God does not want to only influence policy and law…He wants to capture the hearts of every politician, from every party.
The word about the Supreme Court is harsh, but also alludes to Christ’s words of rebuke to the Church of Ephesus. I have included the context because it also refers to the key symbols of the vision:
(1) These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. (2) I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. (3) You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
(4) Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. (5) Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. (6) But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
(7) Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
We must recapture “the love we had at first,” or in earlier chapters of history, in our nation: Love for God, Love for each other, Love for nation, Love for freedom. We must “consider how far we have fallen” so that we can “go back and do the things we did at first.” Of course, any student of history can tell you that there have been great injustices in American history. However, we must re-capture the righteous foundations that stood in spite of these injustices.
The Greek word “Nicolaitan” literally means “against the laity.” One of the primary things judges on the Supreme Court will have their “lampstand removed” for is for making rulings that stand against the will of the people and the rule of law. If we pray, the era of Judicial activism can come to a decisive end.
To be clear on prayer strategy, the Lord said that He would remove their lampstand if they did not repent. Our job is not to curse judges we deem to be unrighteous, but to ask the Father to turn their hearts and lead them to repentance. As we pray, let’s have faith that some of the judges we strongly disagree with will actually repent and make some surprise rulings in favor of righteousness and freedom.
Biblical Context and Background:
As a prophetic intercessor, I frequently ask the Father to bless my own life and others with the Spirit of Wisdom. The scriptures encourage us to specifically ask for the Spirit of Wisdom (see Ephesians 1:17, James 1:5. Likewise, Proverbs explains why we need to find Wisdom and embrace her at every opportunity (see chapters 1-4).
When I see a greater need for Wisdom, I pull out the heavy artillery and invoke all Seven Spirits of God by name, as listed in Isaiah 11:1-3. I have always seen great fruit from this invocation. The names listed in Isaiah identify exactly who the Seven Spirits of God are:
The Spirit of the Lord
The Spirit of Wisdom
The Spirit of Understanding
The Spirit of Counsel
The Spirit of Power
The Spirit of the Knowledge of the Lord
The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord
While we can find many other names for the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible, these seven names are special because they are the seven flames of the golden lampstand. As a kingdom of priests, we have a responsibility to walk in the light of this lampstand and also let this light shine on others. The importance of the Seven Spirits of God is also emphasized in Revelation 4:5, where we see them burning continually before the Lamb. These Seven Spirits are the “seven eyes” of the Lord—The reason that they burn continually before the Lord Jesus Christ is because the Seven Spirits of God are how He sees, judges, and restores all. When we invoke the Seven Spirits of God, what we really get is Christ’s perspective because He gives us His eyes.
Join me in praying for the golden lampstand to be "installed" in all three branches of government, for great spiritual influence to come from the prayers of God's people, and for Wisdom to turn our nation back to God in a time of national shaking!
The Lord gave the interpretation when He gave me this vision—obviously, this is a clear strategy to pray for our three branches of government.
“Do not pray for three, four, or even five righteous judges on the Supreme Court: Pray for NINE righteous judges to break off the oppression of Greek culture. I will remove the lampstand of any unrighteous judge who does not repent and I will install those who will shine with the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Holiness.”
Check out chapter 9 of Paths of Ever-Increasing Glory for more detailed teaching on the Seven Spirits of God...