Some people are convinced they know who the next president of the United States will be. Some respected prophetic voices have publicly prophesied Bible parallels that certainly make sense to many spiritual minds. Other extremely accurate prophets are just as convinced they know who will be the next commander-in-chief but have not publicly declared their prophetic insight.
People have contacted me with detailed dreams about Hillary Clinton becoming president and the chaos that would ensue. Others claim to have had clear visions of Donald Trump taking up residence in the White House. Still others insist Clinton will be arrested and Obama will not hand over the keys to the Oval Office, holding tight to the presidency and imposing martial law to deal with the violence in the streets.
I’ve never seen such a prophetic swirl over an election in my life. You probably haven’t either.
The night before the election (last night at the time of this writing) I dreamed I was hosting a large prayer meeting for the nation. There was disorder among the intercessors and prophetic voices. Although many sincere believers were at the meeting crying out to God for the nation, others were there for greedy gain and recognition.
One “intercessor” rushed the mic to let people know how they could buy the photographs she was taking during the prayer rally. Another “intercessor” started pedaling unhealthy snacks in case people got hungry during the intercessory prayer meeting. Still other “intercessors” were just looking for an opportunity to prophesy before the large crowd that had gathered—they wanted to be seen by men.
Don’t take me wrong. I am not saying folks who are prophesying publicly have wrong motives. Some of them may, but not all of them do. Nevertheless, the dream disturbed my spirit.
In the dream, once we rooted out all the opportunists and merchandisers, the true intercessors remained. They were fewer in number, but there was order. It reminds me of Gideon’s Army. The Lord did not need a large number of warriors to defeat the enemy. He just needed those without fear in their hearts—the ones who would throw themselves into the midst of the battle headlong.
As I was considering this dream in the early morning hours, I heard six words clearly in my spirit: “Today, a kingdom will be toppled.”
We all know what a kingdom is, but I looked it up anyway. One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions for kingdom struck me: “a politically organized community or major territorial unit having a monarchial form of government headed by a king or queen.” Take note of the words, “politically organized community.”
Merriam-Webster defines topple as “to remove (a government or leader) from power.”
I’m still praying on this but felt an urgency to share this message today to encourage you to keep praying and to vote. Like Gideon’s army, we must not fear even if the outcome is not what we hoped. No matter what we see with our natural eyes, I believe a kingdom will be toppled today. What that looks like and how it manifests remains to be seen. But I’ve sensed a major shift in my spirit for the past 10 days that goes far beyond this election. It’s time for the ekklesia to arise.
Let this Scripture inspire you:
“God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah. There is a river—its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High. God is within her; she will not be toppled. God will help her when the morning dawns. Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice. The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah” (Ps. 46:1-8, HSB).