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NFL Football Game Stopped for Prayer

Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin Suffers Cardiac Arrest on Field; Players and Fans Turn to Prayer; Game is Cancelled

Hamlin Down
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Cursing Turned to Blessing

NFL Football Game Stopped for Prayer
Spiritual Meaning

NFL Football Game Stopped for Prayer

January 2, 2023 (Day 3):  Buffalo Bills' safety, Damar Hamlin (#3) suffered sudden cardiac arrest after making a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals' Tee Higgins (#85) in a January 2 National Football League (NFL) playoff game.  Hamlin got up after the tackle but then fell flat on his back passed out.  Medical personnel resuscitated  him.  They performed CPR and used a defibrillator to get his heart started again.  They worked on him for 19 minutes before taking him away in an  ambulance.

Players immediately recognized the gravity of the situation and began to pray.  Some cried.  And the Buffalo Bills coach gathered the team around him in a huddle, and the team prayed.  Fans were also deeply moved and prayed.

The incident occurred about 8:55 PM EST (0155 GMT) with 5:58 minutes left in the First Quarter with Cincinnati leading 7-3.   The NFL cancelled the game officially after 10 PM EST.  Hamlin was later listed in critical condition in intensive care and was breathing with a breathing tube.

Spiritual Meaning

This is a very graphic illustration of the meaning of the year 2023, for cursing turned to blessing.  Damar Hamlin was cursed with cardiac arrest.  Then the players and fans began praying as they sensed that it was a life and death matter.  Then the television audience heard about it, and others prayed all over the country.   The next day churches began to pray for  him.  When the peopled prayed, they were asking God to change the cursing to blessing, although they probably didn't say it that way.

This incident is like the approaching comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), which is the curse of a major stumbling block.   Both are severe curses.  The curse of Hamlin began with God and was executed by angels and demons who engineered the blow to the heart of Hamlin and got the attention of the spectators.  Hamlin wore Jersey #3, for the Justice of the Holy Spirit.  He tackled Tee Higgins, #85, for an eye, spy, or spectator.  Higgins' shoulder appeared to strike Hamlin's chest at precisely the right time and place to knock his heart out of commission.  The contact of the two players was totally under angelic control.  Whether demon or Elect Angel, both were involved in a push/pull.  Although there is no need to speculate, heart problems are often associated with Lawlessness and the Prostitute  of Babylon, and mobility problems are often associated with Legalism and the Evil King. 

Hamlin was 24, born March 24, 1998, Day 83, where 24 is for Satan's attack on Israel.  A weather elephant was crossing the Mississippi and approaching Cincinnati as a sign of Baal
at the time of the NFL game.  Cincinnati is at 39 N, for the sin leading to death, and 84 W., for the weakness of the church.  These coordinates were related to the incident in that Hamlin was dying and the church was praying.  Hamlin is a Christian.  He has a Bow in his Birth Chart which means he is unstoppable, irresistible, but he has a big blind spot.  And he has:
  1. Red Planet in Pisces - injured team member
  2. Almighty God in Aquarius - broadcaster
  3. Last Adam in Scorpius - victim of Satan, murderer
He fell backward like Eli when the glory departed (1 Sam 4:18) and like Pope Benedict on his bier.  Thousands of people watched Hamlin's medical emergency.  They were under the spell of an angel who made them aware of loss of life.  This was Part 1, but Part 2 was equally impressive.

In Part 2 the players suddenly began to pray.  They turned to God.  They were asking for mercy, grace, and healing,, but they were also asking for the cursing to be turned to blessing.  This is a promise of God (2 Chron 7:13, 14).  This was actually Damar's testimony earlier this season (ref. Tweet).  Part  2 was also under the power of an angel (an Elect Angel), and the prayer of the people was also under the  power of the Holy Spirit.

An NFL game was actually stopped for prayer!  This was miraculous.


Buffalo Bills' safety, Damar Hamlin, went into cardiac arrest after a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals' Tee Higgins.  Hamlin fell flat on his back.  Medical personnel rushed to resuscitate him.  They had to use CPR and a defibrillator to get his heart to start again.  The players recognized the seriousness of the situation and began to pray as the medics worked on Hamlin.  Then the Buffalo Bills' coach gathered the team for prayer.  Fans also began to pray for Hamlin.  Hamlin was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical condition, but he was alive.

This was an example of the meaning of the year 2023, which is cursing turned to blessing.  Hamlin was cursed when he was knocked into cardiac arrest, but this was used to motivate his team mates to pray for him.  They were in effect asking God for blessing.  They turned to God, and the NFL canceled the game.  People came to God consciousness all over the stadium.  Unbelievers had a chance to know God and be saved, and believers had a chance to exercise their faith through prayer, witnessing, or some other way.


1.  Larry Wood, "The Meaning of the Year 2023 - Cursing Turned to Blessing" Jan. 1, 2023.
Phil Helsel, "Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest during NFL game," NBC News, Jan. 3, 2023.
3.  Rachel Maddow, "Terrifying football moment as Bills' Hamlin collapses after tackle," MSNBC Nightly News, Jan. 2, 2023.
4.  Caitlin Burke, "Buffalo Bills' Safety Damar Hamlin Collapses on Field, Team Turns to God in Prayer," CBN News, Jan 3, 2023.

Released Jan. 3, 2023 - Revised Feb. 17, 2023

Author:  Larry Wood