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Earthquake in Christchurch - A Message for Christ's Church

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Awakening And Shaking

Sep 8 2010

by Jon and Jolene Hamil

Quake at Christ's Church

On Friday, September 2, an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand caused the earth to shift 11 ft. to the right. The earthquake hit even as Hurricane Earl was pounding the East Coast of the US. We believe the Lord is speaking with clarity to His people through these two events! Lets begin by looking again a recent posting with prophet Tim McClellan. Here are excerpts:

Hurricane a Sign of Awakening

Tim saw this hurricane as a sign in the natural that God was giving a “right hook” to the enemy—and shift us back on course. It’s important to note that the name “Earl” means “nobleman warrior.” As of this time, this hurricane is hitting Cape Cod, where on 11-11, 1620 our Pilgrim forefathers cut covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ for the nation. We are in for an “11:11 awakening!”

Awakening and Shaking

On January 2, 2010 Tim had a prophetic experience related to this. Tim saw the letters AAA then EEE. “I asked the Lord, what does this mean? Immediately I got, America Awake and Arise,” recounted Tim. “The other letters stood for Economic, Environmental, Earthquake disasters. A couple days after that we had the first major earthquake in Haiti, then in Chile, then the disaster in the Gulf…”

Tipping the Scales to the Right

“On August 27, 2009 the Lord told me that 2010 would be a year of weights and balances,” according to McClellan. “Prayer was the key to tip the scales back to the right.”

11 Foot Shift to the Right

According to the UK’s Daily Mail, The earthquake in Christchurch literally moved the earth’s surface 11 feet to the right! “The earthquake that devastated a city in New Zealand tore open a new 11 foot fault-line in the Earth’s surface,” according to the article. Professor Mark Quigley of Canterbury University said that “One side of the Earth has lurched to the right… up to 11 feet.” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ news/worldnews/article- 1309194/New-Zealand- earthquake-moves-Earths- surface-11ft-right.html)

One Punch, Two Major Shifts

During its course, Earl went from a Category 4 hurricane to a Category 1, and “hit” Cape Cod as a gentle swirl. If the storm was any indication, I earnestly wondered how much of a punch was actually delivered to the enemy, and how much of a shift was actually made. It’s no accident that Hurricane Earl and the Christchurch quake hit at the same time on Labor Day weekend. Prophetically, I now understand they were a “one-two punch” by the Lord to literally change the face of the earth!

Every move of God begins in heaven. A time comes when the bowls of intercession become filled. Revelation 8:5 portrays how both storms and earthquakes may then be released: “The the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar: and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.”

In this one “punch,” two shifts are being emphasized: a 9:11 shift, and an 11:11 shift. These shifts together are beginning to release His wave of awakening on a global level.

9:11 Shift: Safety from the Storm

In Jolene’s dream of coming waves beginning on Labor Day, we found safety in a tent, or tabernacle. Jolene wrote: The pavilion was the only place where the wave did not destroy everything around us.

God is emphasizing a 9:11 shift for his church. Amos 9:11 declares, “In that day I will rebuild the fallen tabernacle of David, and repair its breaches, and rebuild it as in the days of old.” He is calling His church corporately into a greater expression of the Tabernacle of David, a House of Prayer for all nations. It is our place of safety in a time of storm!

11:11 Shift: Quake at Christ's Church

The prophetic meaning of the Christchurch Quake seems pretty clear: GOD IS SHAKING HIS CHURCH! It’s very important to understand that few people were injured or lost their lives. The greatest damage was to property and infrastructure. I believe this is a sign to us all—the Lord is testing our structures to see how they align with His heart and Kingdom expression.

Remember that the 11:11 shift is “a shift to the right.” In other words, God is bringing justice, making wrong things right.

Beginning in Mark 11:11, Jesus presents an amazing dichotomy after making a visit by night into the temple created for His glory. In Mark 11:11, Jesus entered Jerusalem, and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany… When Jesus returns, with a whip. And he begins to release an internal earthquake that would shakes the very foundations of this structure. Jesus drives out the money changers and those who were buying and selling in is Temple, and declares, “My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves” (Mark 11:15-18).

Amidst this storm and shaking, Jesus’ dichotomy is again being presented to us. Are we becoming a house of prayer—individually and corporately—or are we a den of thieves? Are we truly resourcing the dream of His heart, or are we still validating compromises and covering over misplaced priorities with a religious veneer?

Beloved, the shaking of Christ’s church is not just beginning—it has begun. As in Mark 11:11, God is again evaluating His temple. He is demanding that we let go of the compromise of the former season in order to be counted worthy of entering into the window of opportunity now opening to us this Rosh Hashana season.

11:11 Shift: Covenantal Awakening

Finally--as we cross over in this season and become a greater expression of a house of prayer, He will fill us with His glory. The outward expression is that we will become a beacon of awakening!

Friends of Lamplighter are familiar with our decade-long emphasis on an “11-11 awakening.” That God is arising in this hour to confirm the covenant of our Pilgrim forefathers, who consecrated both the land and government to “the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith” on 11-11, 1620.

It is no coincidence that on 11-11, 2009, Holy Spirit fell in a move of awakening at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. As we will explore tomorrow, I believe this is just a foretaste of a major wave of Holy Spirit awakening now upon the face of the earth. John 11:11 declares, Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep, but I go that I may awaken Him from slumber. Doesn’t this describe God’s work even now in our sleepy nation? My prayer is that even now you feel the shaking of the earth in response, and the surge of His mighty wave!

With Desire for a Great Awakening,

Jon and Jolene Hamil

Source: http://www.encountersnetwork.com/email_blasts/sept_2010_combined_ps_New_year.html

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