This prophetic word from Gary Beaton was delivered to Jon and Jolene Hamill on December 6 during The Revolution 2014 at Whole Word Fellowship in Oakton, Virginia. Jon and Jolene are co-founders of Lamplighter Ministries.
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December 6, 2014
I bless you all tonight. I feel like the Lord gave me a word for you while I was sitting here.
It’s about Lamplighter Ministries, it’s about what you’re doing. It’s about Paul Revere holding the menorah.
He said, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.”
And part of the reason, on your wedding day, that the servant candle lit on its own was because He lit it. Jesus Himself lit your candle…What the Lord was saying to me was that, Crown & Throne, your book, was the servant candle. That was lit first. And there will be eight more.
And that’s why you’re holding this and riding as Paul Revere. Because you’re going to bring light through your writings. And Crown & Throne was only your first one, and God lit it. And the rest of it is going to bring light to a revolution.
That’s your word.
Instead of it feeling like a weight, like, “Oh my goodness, how am I going to write eight books?” Holy Spirit is going to write them through you. They’re going to be touchstones, and they’re going to be the very thing that people need to read.
They will go down in history like Roberts Liardon’s books, God’s Generals. Your books will go down in history because of the revolution and the movement and these books that God’s going to give you will follow in suit.
And you’ll know what they are, He’ll give you the titles. They can be micro-books. They can be 100 pages. They don’t have to be 300 pages. But God is going to give you the other books to fill this [menorah] up. And you will hold them out. They will become the light so people can follow the revolution and know what to do.
He spoke it out very plainly to me.
The other part of this is cool too.
The Lord spoke to me about your bookshelf. I really feel like this gift that was given to you tonight speaks about humility. It speaks about your lives. His life. It speaks about your lives together. And the 22:22, and the key of David on your shoulder for this revolution. That what you open no man can close, what you close no man can open. And what you’re doing is opening what no man can close. And this gathering has been that fulcrum to unlock and open up that next chapter that no man can close. No man can close what just happened this weekend. That’s the word of the Lord.
But I sat here thinking about the manger and thinking about the humility of the manger. This [bookshelf] is like the manger, the humility that’s sitting here tonight. And that’s what your lives have been about, and the Lord chose you because of your humility. The fertile heart of your lives. Like Mary. You know? A place he could plant a seed that would grow in humble soil, where he would be crowned king and glorified. And he wanted this to be a prophetic representation tonight of your lives. And the other books that will fill this with the Crown of Glory and with the Key of David.
All of this was a set up. All of this was planned.
[He laughs] I didn’t mean to make a joke in the middle of that touching moment.
But it’s beautiful. Isn’t it sweet how Holy Spirit orchestrates everything so perfectly, so beautifully, at the right moment, the right time. Every single thing that happens in our lives, God’s right in the middle of it. Every day and every moment of our lives, and things we miss every day because we’re just not aware that He’s doing stuff. I call it, “Life is like a dream.”
There’s things He does where we’re like, “Well that’s pretty cool”. But He’s really saying something so much deeper, and we’re just not aware. And as a prophetic people, that’s such a message to us tonight about being aware.
This is a night of joy. It’s like the icing on the cake for what the past 3 days have been like. Packed like a cannon. It’s a night of joy.
And a night of refreshing. I don’t even want to take a lot of time, because I’m just standing here stunned in His presence and beauty, at what He’s done tonight. And what He’s saying.
He’s so pleased with everyone. So pleased in the midst of this gathering. Holy Spirit is so pleased. Jesus is so pleased. It touches the Father’s heart. His heart is so moved by the things we do. He marveled over a Roman centurion. God himself marveled at a Roman centurion for his faith. He’s moved by our faith, He’s moved by the things we do. He’s like, “Wow! That’s my son, that’s my daughter, they’re extraordinary.” He’s pleased with you. And He wants to honor you tonight.
God’s so big about honor. He wants us to honor each other all the time. He wants us to have open hands and open hearts. And the simplest things we call “protocol” are huge. You never go before a king without a gift in your hand. You go in honor. The same amongst us. And Jon and Jolene exhibit honor about everything they do.
Honor, humility, there’s so many practical things that go without saying. If we will just do the simplest things, we can’t comprehend how pleased the Lord is with the simplest things. Thank you cards, anything, gratefulness. The most simplest things, the Lord is really big on those. It’s amazing.
I wanted to just jump on [the shelf word] immediately because that is huge for your next steps. You were saying “What are the next steps? What does it mean for 2015? What does it mean for the days ahead?” And I think that’s a word for the days ahead for you. The Lord will give you the plan for why you’re holding that out saying, “The Lord is coming”. Because you’re going to write definitive books of our time. They will be definitive books of our time. They’ll help lead a generation (or generations) in winning the lost and going after those billion souls and bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth. Because that’s the key, that’s the goal, that’s why we’re running this race. And we’re gonna all run it until we can’t run it anymore.
And we win. We’ve already been promised it. It’s not easy, it’s a battle, and we all know that. That’s why it’s so fun to have a night of rejoicing, when we can really let down.