“. . . for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
These are the final words of the Declaration of Independence. My great grandmother was a Bartlett, and our ancestor Josiah Bartlett, was one of the 56 men who laid their lives on the line to sign this document and fight for the cause of freedom from 1775-1783.
Today I come to you first as a Christian, and secondly as an American. I know that what I am about to share is a great risk to my reputation. My background is in academia and I am an artist and singer, so many of my professional contacts lean towards the left in their political persuation. I have already experienced persecution for my beliefs, and I realize that what I am about to share may invite more of that. But like my ancestor, Josiah Bartlett, I am willing to sacrifice my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor. I lay these things down at the feet of my King, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Son of the Living God. And I am speaking this today out of obedience to my King Jesus. Even though I know it may cost me greatly, I cannot deny my King. And I will not be silenced.
Let me be clear: I am not an advocate for violence. But I am an advocate of self-defense. We are now within a moment of history where our Bill of Rights is under extreme assault, and we must fight by speaking out and refusing to be silence and censored. In the Hebrew calendar, we are in the decade of Peh, which is the mouth. Ever since we crossed over into this decade, the enemy has been working overtime to silence us. Since 2017, the LORD has been giving me prophetic dreams and visions about the times we are living in. Today, I am here to speak to you about one of them. And for those of you who are still praying for a miracle for our nation, I believe that what I’m about to share will be a source of encouragement to your soul.
On October 19th, 2020, I had a dream that I was in a large warehouse studio doing a photo shoot with a group of people. We were re-enacting Emanuel Leutze’s painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware. I was missing 2 young men who were supposed to be in the photo shoot. There was chaos outside in the streets and I could see that they were embroiled in it. I went outside to get them and was saddened to find out that they were bleeding. They had been shot and wounded. I knew that I could not re-enact this painting without them, so I implored them to come with me back to the studio so that they could get into the boat and play their part. I was amazed at their strength and fortitude. Even though they were wounded and bleeding, they understood the gravity of the moment and did what I asked. There was a man in the boat with us playing the role of George Washington, but I could not see his face. The dream ended with all of us taking our places in the boat and the photo shoot commenced.
When I woke up from the dream, I knew it was about the election. It took me a couple of weeks however, to realize that GOD was speaking to me an encouragement for the nation. I am not a history buff. So I had no idea about the significance of Washington Crossing the Delaware. Nor did I know that God had specifically chosen the date of October 19th to give me this dream for a good reason.
When George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River into Trenton, New Jersey, it was Christmas in 1776. They prevailed against Hessian forces and had a decisive victory that winter. The victory boosted morale, it led to more re-enlistments of soldiers, strengthening the army. It was a major turning point in the Revolutionary War.
Now for the significance of the date of the dream: As I mentioned, God gave me this dream on October 19th, 2020. As I began to reflect upon the dream, Holy Spirit challenged me to look into why I had the dream on this date. I found out to my great surprise that October 19th, of 1781 is the date when the British Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington. Although the war continued in the sea, this Patriot victory at Yorktown, effectively ended the fighting that had been going on in the 13 colonies. Peace negotiations began the next year, and in 1783, The Treaty of Paris was signed, effectively recognizing the United States of America as a free and sovereign nation. This decisive battle on October 19th was what led to the end of the Revolutionary War.
The bible says that we know in part and prophesy in part. It also says that without faith, it is impossible to please God. So I am coming to you today, humbly, knowing that I am a human who only knows and prophesies in part. But I am also coming to you today as a person of faith, who believes what Jesus said when He spoke the words, my sheep know my voice.
I did not ask for this dream. I did not know about the significance of the Crossing of the Delaware or the date of when the Battle of Yorktown was won. But the LORD is the Alpha and the Omega, and He knows the end from the beginning. And for some reason, He felt it was important to give me this dream on October 19th. I believe, He did this as an encouragement to the ekklesia. I would say it is even quite possible, that there have been things that have happened behind the scenes on both October 19th and Christmas that will lead to a victory for Donald Trump and the nation.
I will now unpack the symbolism of my dream for you. I believe that God gave me this dream to point to this exact moment in history. Like my dream, there has been chaos and violence in the streets. And like my dream, many Patriots are wounded. Many in the Body of Christ have lost faith and have given up. Many have been afraid to take a stand. A few weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night hearing the words, “Judgment has come to the House of the Lord.” At the risk of looking uneducated, I confess to you that I did not even know for sure that this was a scripture. But I had the fear of the LORD on me and I knew Holy Spirit was leading me to pray for Mercy. All I could do is pray Mercy, Mercy, Mercy over and over again.
There are some leaders and prophets who have apologized for the prophecies God gave them about President Trump being our president for 4 more years. Some are doing this because they are doing their best to be humble, and they don’t know what they don’t know. But many in this hour, have fear of man. Several weeks before this started happening, God spoke to me personally that fear of man is idolatry. This truth pierced my soul, and I knew that God was dealing with me to fear Him more than the opinions of man. I repented and allowed Him to tear this idol down from my soul.
For many Patriots right now, God is also tearing down the idol of Donald Trump. Many have put their faith in a man instead of in God to save the day. I still believe that God has chosen Donald Trump as His vessel. But the victory will not be won unless God wills it. It is God Who raises up Kings and takes them down. If Donald Trump is vindicated, the victory will be the LORD’S and God will get the Glory.
(In-progress version of my painting inspired by the dream. Color to be added after the underpainting is complete.)
Out of obedience to God, and to honor Him for giving me the dream, I decided to actually go through with recreating Washington Crossing the Delaware. There are some faces you may recognize: Washington is flanked in the sky by the spirits of Biden and Trump. Trump has his face set like a flint towards the Archangel Michael who is bringing the scales of justice. The LORD told me to put Michael in the painting several weeks ago, and I was deeply grateful to hear that Apostle Dutch Sheets had received prophetic words about Michael being released over Washington, D.C. I have painted Dutch right underneath Trump, and right next to Washington. I have depicted several others who are fighting for the nation like General Flynn Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, Rudy Giuliani. There are so many right now who are standing up, and this is encouraging. I could not fit everyone in the boat, but I put those who the LORD led me to paint. Candice Owens, Brandon Tatum, Jenna Ellis, Bevelyn Beattie, Dr. Yan, as well as many unknown Americans who are praying have also been depicted.
The fact that I could not see the man’s face who was in the role of George Washington points to the lack of certainty right now about the future of America and who will lead it. It points to the lack of faith in the Body of Christ, and to those who have stopped believing what the prophets have spoken. But I believe that God gave me the dream on October 19th for a very specific reason. We are in a revolutionary war with the Chinese Communist Party. Their desire is to take over as the world’s super power and colonize our country through our businesses and by paying off our politicians. They have even begun buying land in our country. China would like to colonize the United States of America. Yet just like Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington on October 19th, 1781, I believe God gave me this dream on October 19th 2020 to point to our victory!
In the summer of 2019, God gave me another dream for the nation and I saw a huge storm coming. I was standing on the shores of Virginia where Reverend Robert Hunt first came over with the Viriginia Company in 1607. Reverend Robert Hunt dedicated this nation to the spreading of the Gospel. This is God’s plan for our nation! God sent me to those shores on October 5th to pray for our nation, to pray for the 2020 election, to pray for the military, and to open up a portal where angels could descend and carry out the prayers of God’s people. God sent me to this on October 5th, which was 4 days before my dad decided to quit dialysis. I stood on the shores of Virginia at First Landing, and I asked the LORD for more time with my dad and for my dad to give his life to Jesus before he died. God answered those prayers! My dad rededicated his life to Christ and even took communion with us before he passed. And God was faithful to give us more time with him. His hospice nurses had never seen anyone live that long without the aid of dialysis.
So I am here today to tell you that I do not believe that God is going to abandon America. Our nation is in a dark night of the soul. But I believe that God is allowing this for a reason. We are being humbled and broken, we are being persecuted. But Jesus promised us that the meek and persecuted will inherit the earth and receive the Kingdom of Heaven. God knows what He is doing and we must allow Him to have His way in us right now.
As we allow God to humble us, and as we humble ourselves, we are making room for Him to move. He gives us promises when we do this. 1 Peter 5:6 says “Humble yourselves, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” He also promises us that He will heal our land. I believe this pivotal moment in history is preparing our souls to be able to handle the Great Harvest and Awakening that is coming.
Join me now in prayer: Father God, we ask You to search our hearts and reveal anything in us that is hurtful or wicked. You promised us that when humble ourselves, pray, turn from our ways, and we seek His face, then He will hear from Heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. We do that now before You, LORD. Forgive us of our trespasses, as we forgive those who have trespassed against us.
LORD, I pray for your church, Your ekklesia, to understand the authority You have given us as Your Royal Priesthood. Help us to hear Your voice and to decree what Heaven is saying.
You, Lord are the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. You will not grow tired or weary, and Your understanding no one can fathom. You give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. and just like the wounded young men from my dream, Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
God will not allow our country to fall into the hands of a tyrannical communist government.
The attack on faith in this hour is going to be used by the LORD to refine the Body of Christ. God is allowing it order to sift us, to humble us and to grow us up into a Bride that is holy, without spot, wrinkle or blemish.
Stand firm, my brothers and sisters in Christ. God is on the move!