by Chad Taylor
October 19th, 2004

"Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, "How long are you going to waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!" But the people were completely silent." (1 Kings 18:21).

I heard the Lord say today, I AM OILING THE HINGES OF THE SWING STATES AND THEY WILL TURN MY WAY. There are twelve states officially known as "swing" states that polls and opinions state could go either direction. The number 12 is the number of God's government and authority as well. As I noticed this number I was made aware of the strategic nature of this and that it was by no means a coincidence. In this election the government of God is going to be established not man's. The Lord revealed to me a number of Key scriptures to pray that will release this oil that will turn these swing states - here is the first, "And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open." (Isa 22:21-22). That is what is about to happen in this election. The government is being committed into the Lord's hand.


Another dynamic in this statement is "the key of the house of David will I lay upon His shoulder." I believe this is two- fold. It is a direct statement about the Lord but it is also applies to George W. Bush and the Church. Notice the sentence "he shall open and none shall shut, and he shall shut and none shall open." Let's bring the New Testament into play, "And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (Matt 16:19). These "Keys of David" which represent Divine Government and Divine Authority are in our hands as well. Our prayers and authority in Christ will "commit our government into His hand." I also see that the next 4 years will establish the "House of David" in America. Keys are used to open something and the keys of David open the House of David. David's tabernacle.


The next 4 years will establish the presence and power of the Lord unlike anything we have previously experienced. We have only felt a trickle of what is to come. We are about to step under an open heaven. It is critical we pray for HIS GOVERNMENT TO BE ESTABLISHED NOT MANS. That the "key of David" rests upon George W. Bush and the church of America thus allowing us to enter into the "House of David" accompanied by His unprecedented presence this next four years and beyond. As we pray this way the Oil of the Lord will anoint the hinges of these swing states and many will turn to the Lord's side. If you remember the Lord has 12 disciples and one was a betrayer. I saw many states swinging the Lord's way but there was one that appeared an easy win for righteousness that suddenly turned and went the other way. We need to pray mercy and grace on this state as they put their economy and future in jeopardy because of this blunder. It will be politically and wickedly motivated empowered by greed and false promises.


The Lord also made me aware of the following scripture, "And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues." (1 Cor 12:28). As we pray these scriptures and open the door of David's House we will also be unleashing the other gifts and benefits of God's government; healing, miracles, unity and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Great healing and miracles will accompany the establishment of God's government in the land and a fall out of God's Holy Spirit. We will see the subtle and even blatant resistance to the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the church crushed. As God's government is established so will His will and works in the Body of Christ. We will see wave after wave of the presence of God infiltrating places who historically have resisted Him and the accompanying signs and wonders. "The key of David" or God's government will also unlock the harvest. Because of the unparalleled power in our midst literally millions and even billions will be added to the church daily in the next four years and beyond.


Another scripture that will oil the hinges of this election and this nation is Isa 9:7, "Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." This increase of His government will be felt around the world in the next 4 years. Not only will Iraq be liberated but 6 more countries in that region will as well. Nations around the world will follow suit as His judgment and justice prevail. This Divine Government that will be established will have NO END. It will be perpetual and contagious as nations around the world embrace the Spirit of Christ and are saved. Notice that with His government come's PEACE. Not a peace as we understand it but an inner peace, a peace the prevails in hardship and tribulation. In the next 4 years judgment and Justice will prevail for the Sudanese people of Africa. The government of God and the Key of David will unlock the destiny of these people and determine their future.

A Joseph anointing will rest upon this government that will prosper nations. A "great door of utterance" is opening to us and ministries will prosper and succeed like no other time in history. All of this hinges on this coming election and the Government of God, not man, being established. As we pray these prayers and release these scriptures the oil of the Lord will swing the heart of this country to His will and righteous judgment. We will see the accompanying miracles and healing that are promised with His government. We will experience unity and latter rain of spiritual baptism as the Church is prepared for the dark days that lie ahead. "The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this" and the zeal for the Father's house will consume us as well and a great harvest will ensue and billions will be saved. Our Father's House will finally be filled.

Chad Taylor
October 19th, 2004