Code Orange: The Time is Now
This is the day. This is the hour.
In 2005 Bonnie, co-founder of The Watch of the Lord® and All Nations Church, prophesied:
March shall blow in on a cool orange breeze. Newscasters shall not be your prophets. They shall swat ineffectively at the terror which threatens to take away your peace. The Day of Atonement is a Jubilee. Go and see what this means. Russia, Egypt, and Syria will revive the old Pact. Hornets of God will defend His people to terrorize those who would terrify them also in America.
Unless the Lord guards the city the watchmen wake in vain. The partnership of God’s praying people will defend America from HIGH TERROR alert in the Year of the Lord’s Favor from 3-11 to 11-3. The Day of Sacrifice shall see the Intercessor stand in the gap before the day of sacrifice, and the voice of the Lord shall rise like a mist over the land to make up a wall. Go set a WATCH. Call the watchmen to their posts and let them stand day and night to cry out before the Lord. Make heaven hear the sound of prayers and God will save His people.
Seven years later, we recognize that we are living in the time described in this prophecy! Egypt, Syria, and Russia are on the daily nightly news. And our nation is in one of the most critical times in her history. We are in a prophetic season where God is inviting us to partner with Him in the gates of our nation to save America.
Orange is the color that denotes an elevated U.S. terror alert. In March of that year an art installation, The Gates, was on display in Central Park. The series of orange, curtained gates was a prophetic picture for us of the Church, vigilant in prayer and standing in “the gates” of American during a high terror alert. The image is a call to step into the broken down place of protection for our nation and make up the wall by watching, prayer and fasting for God’s protection to sustain us as a nation.
Proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. Lev. 25:10
These are the words engraved on the Liberty Bell, and the sentiments of our founding fathers. Jubilee meant all debts were forgiven, all slaves went free, and all land and lost inheritances were reverted to their original owner. We are contending for the restoration of our children and our nation to their borders.
Hornets of God
In 1775 the colonists of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County declared: “We hereby declare ourselves a free and independent people; are, and of a right ought to be, a sovereign and self-governing association, under control of no power other than that of our God and the general government of Congress.” Known as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, it was a forerunner of the spirit of Liberty that would lead to America’s Declaration of Independence, and a shift from dependence on Great Britain to dependence on God. The cry of the colonists was, “No king but King Jesus.”
Five years later during the Revolutionary War, Earl Cornwallis was confidently marching his British troops across the colonies toward his presumed victory at Yorktown. When he reached Charlotte, Cornwallis described his reception as encountering a “hornet’s nest.” Mecklenburg county gave the British their fiercest resistance in the war, and sixteen days later a humiliated Cornwallis had to retreat with his forces in the dead of night. Historians describe the battles in and around Charlotte and King’s Mountain as the turning point in the war.
Charlotte is still on God’s map for turnarounds in America. In two days time when the world turns its eyes on Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, 20,000 Muslims will be converging on Charlotte to proclaim the name of their god over this city and nation in alliance with the DNC. The leaders of this Islamic Jumah are not simply out to promote multiculturalism or religious tolerance. Both Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj have a history of association with the Muslim brotherhood and a radical agenda to promote Sharia law and replace the Constitution of the United States with the Quran. It reminds us of an Archbishop’s report of statements made by a leading Muslim clerics during interfaith symposiums. Being censured for their open hostility and lack of reciprocity toward Christians' efforts the cleric told the Archbishop, “Thanks to your democratic laws, we shall invade you; and thanks to our religious laws, we shall dominate you.” This is the bottom line of spreading understanding toward Islam.
Just two weeks ago more than 12,000 Muslims gathered in Charlotte, proclaiming the name of their god, Allah, and proclaiming his triumph over this city and nation after Ramadan, their forty day fast. There are only two kingdoms: The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness. There are spiritual forces energized with these declarations. We wrestle not with flesh and blood, but dark powers and principalities that would hijack our nation.
America is in need of a turning point once again. Forces that are at odds to our God-given liberty and destiny are brazenly marching over our values and freedoms confident of victory. But the hornets of God, the praying Church, can put up a wall of resistance for the sake of our children and children’s children.
Year of Favor
In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’ Is. 49:8-9.
From the beginning of 2012 we have been proclaiming the “Year of God’s Favor.” It’s God’s kairos time where great opposition becomes a window for great victory. This is the time for the praying Church to stand in the gap for our nation. The Day of Sacrifice (Yom Kippur) shall see the Intercessor stand in the gap before the day of sacrifice (Islamic holy day), and the voice of the Lord shall rise like a mist over the land to make up a wall. Yom Kippur, is Sept. 25, and the Islamic day of sacrifice in is Oct. 26. This window harmonizes with, 40 Days to Save America, a call to Christians across America to make up a wall of corporate prayer, fasting, and intercession Sept. 28- Nov. 6.
Now is the Time!
God has promised in 2 Chron. 7:14, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Now is time for Christians to come together like the Hornets of God, anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit to declare the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, the ruler of the world from everlasting to everlasting. It is the hour for us to arise and pray that God will once again pour out His Spirit upon our nation. We are crying out to God to give us a national awakening and cover America from sea to shining sea in His glorious presence.
This is the day. This is the hour. There is an urgency to pray for our city and our nation. 20,000 Muslims are gathering Friday night in Charlotte to proclaim the triumph of their god and their law over our nation, our flag, and over our constitution. As this continues and flows into the DNC, we are asking you to cover this city in prayer.
Many believe, and we affirm this belief, that the 2012 presidential election is as crucial in our history as the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln. Much is at stake, and the time is short. Christians across this nation need to specially focus our energies in intercession and prayer and praise as we have seldom done before. Let us stand in the gap for the sake of our nation and the future of our children. We are praying as the Moses declared over Israel, “Let God Arise, and Let His Enemies be Scattered.”
The Rest of the Story…
There are many more dimensions the Lord is showing us about this prophecy and hour in which our nation stands. We will be giving a fuller description at the Watch this Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:30pm. Join us in person or online (Live stream starts @ 8pm EST) at The Watch.