On May 26th I had the honor of interviewing Bishop Bill Hamon and Elizabeth Tiam-Fook on my livestream, “Adventures in Prophecy.” Bishop Bill Hamon is called the “pioneer of the modern-day prophetic movement.” He has taught, trained, and activated countless people in prophecy around the world and founded Christian International. Elizabeth Tiam Fook is the founder of International Young Prophets which serves the office of the next-generation prophet. I first met her during a conference in Norfolk, Virginia where I was later part of a prophetic roundtable with a medium-sized group of prophetic voices in the Hampton Roads area.
During the special hour-long episode, Bishop Bill Hamon and Elizabeth Tiam-Fook amazed me with how they honored one another. They modeled how important it is for each generation to run together. To pray, minister, and prophesy together.
Moses and Joshua
I think of Moses and Joshua going into the Tent of Meeting in Exodus 33. Verse 11 says, “The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.”
Moses and Joshua were of different generations, but they prayed together. Joshua would participate and see Moses’ prayer life as they were in God’s presence. But Joshua understood that even though Moses was God’s friend and spoke to Him “face-to-face,” he needed his own encounter and friendship with God. Joshua watched Moses carefully and applied the principles he saw in Moses, staying in the tent to pray.
Fivefold Ministry Generations
We need generations of fivefold ministry gifts praying and ministering together. Our elders who lead us well deserve “double-honor.” And the young, emerging apostles and prophets should imitate those who’ve paid the price before them like Bishop Bill Hamon. We should glean all the spiritual truths and wisdom we can and then seek God’s face for our own encounter.
It’s no secret that from the place of prayer we learn to prophesy. But when we run together with generations in mind, I believe there is a supernatural acceleration and blessing.
Generations Need Each Other
Elizabeth Tiam-Fook said each generation needs each other. Our generation needs the older generation, and together we need the younger generation. Unfortunately, some ministries won’t allow older, more experienced apostles and prophets to speak into their lives. On the other hand, some won’t listen to anyone younger than they are. This should never be the case.
God has generations in mind to multiply His kingdom on earth. Psalm 145:4 says, “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Mutual friendship, mentoring, and accountability are needed. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
At the end of the interview, I asked Bishop Bill Hamon and Elizabeth Tiam-Fook to lead us in a prophetic activation. It was a powerful time as Bishop Hamon gave the scriptural foundations to activation. And through this they modeled several generations working, ministering, and running together.
Call to Action
In conclusion, I want to encourage you to consider who to run with in the generations before you or after you. Reach out to them and start meeting with them today.
Jared Laskey, M.Div., M.A. Christian Ministry, is the founder of Fireborn Ministries and host of the Adventures in the Spirit podcast. He lives to see Jesus awaken this generation to the power of the Holy Spirit. Jared loves teaching people how to hear God. He has recently published the Spirit Empowered Journal, available on Amazon, and a mini e-course, Fellowship with the Holy Spirit. His testimony of how God supernaturally healed him of PTSD is in Joan Hunter’s new book, Miracles for Veterans.
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