Paul Keith & Wanda Davis, Shawn Bolz, & Bob Jones
As mentioned in our previous bulletin, the beginning of 2004 has been initiated with a clear download of insight and strategy for the coming season. Unquestionably, we are entering times of heightened spiritual activity and confrontation. There is a present need for clarity and notable leadership to emerge with a credible prophetic voice to provide direction and divine wisdom.
With the emerging emphasis on apostolic ministry there is a great demand for biblical understanding of this notable office within the Church. The Bible plainly portrays false apostolic ministries that will attempt to mislead and dilute our true spiritual inheritance. Therefore, there must be a biblical identification of the counterfeit and the genuine. Much of what we will be writing over the course of this next year will either directly or indirectly relate to this subject. The Lord willing and with His help, we hope to present the perspective given to us by the Holy Spirit.
There are clear spiritual endowments being imparted to those groomed and prepared for governmental responsibility. Never before has there been greater need for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. Like Daniel and his three friends while in Babylonian captivity, we desperately need the impartation of Heavenly wisdom and knowledge as well as intelligence in all manner of writing and literature. We desperately need insight and interpretation into our dreams and visions. (Daniel 1:17)
It is our perspective that all true spiritual leadership is birthed out of friendship with Jesus. He once told his disciples that He no longer called them servants but friends. From that place of intimacy, Heavenly secrets and strategies are shared into the plans of Heaven and the thoughts of the Father for this generation. Therefore, our foremost pursuit should not necessarily be a spiritual office but friendship with Jesus.
May that be our quest and highest aspiration for this year… to be the friend of Heaven and trustworthy stewards of the mysteries and power of God!
Warmest blessings of peace and grace,
Paul Keith and Wanda & the WhiteDove Team
by Paul Keith Davis
In many ways, Daniel and his three friends provide a representation of the manner in which the Lord will equip his people for the special assignments set before us. The Babylonian captivity of natural Israel provides a prophetic portrait of our condition and the Lord’s promise for deliverance of spiritual Israel.
Daniel 1:17 describes the special empowerment from heaven imparted to these loyal young men. God gave them,
intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
The Lord gave them by inspiration, revelatory knowledge and intelligence in various matters of writing and literature. The Lord quickened in them special skills to apprehend and articulate spiritual understanding and heavenly wisdom. Daniel was notably gifted with supernatural perception into all manner of visions and dreams.
There was a specific impartation from God that empowered them to excel in the apprehension of wisdom and governmental scholarship. The Lord bestowed by spiritual transference the blessing of unique knowledge and exceptional capacity in literature and all manner of written work. This pattern will also be followed in this day when the Lord discovers devoted hearts of obedience and loyalty. There are vast storehouses of revelatory insight and supernatural knowledge involving the Scriptures, creation, science, the arts and many other subjects that will be entrusted to saints who follow the model established by Daniel and his three friends.
A Prophetic Standard
These four young men provide a prophetic standard for the spiritually strong who know their God and carry out great exploits. They will intimately know God and engage the revelatory realm of heaven. In them will be an excellent spirit granting acute perception and understanding to interpret dreams and visions, clarify revelatory experiences and solve difficult and enigmatic problems. They will be people who apprehend insight from the throne room and respond to the invitation to “come up here” to be shown things to take place in the future.
A few years ago during a prophetic experience, the Lord specifically stated to me that Daniel 1:17 was spiritually linked to Ephesians 1:17. These are parallel passages stating the same promise from different time frames. One is from the old covenant outlining the dealings of God during difficult times but also pointing to a future day of supernatural intervention into the lives of mankind. The other is expressed in the new covenant recording for all generations the heritage of the saints.
Despite our perceived personal limitations or lack of educational opportunities, the Lord is a quickening Spirit. He has promised to give life to our mortal bodies with His Spirit and grant to us the Spirit of Revelation that will access mysteries, secrets and revelatory knowledge as our legacy in Him.
Tokens of the Past
Many who attended Maria Woodworth-Etter meetings at the turn of the 20th century would be caught up in the Spirit to experience visions and revelations of the Lord. Some would be commissioned in their encounter as missionaries to foreign lands and emerge from their visionary revelation capable of fluently speaking the language of the nation to which they were called.
It is the Father’s good pleasure to reveal to us the kingdom and perform awesome deeds that only He can achieve. It was a small thing for Him to rejuvenate the bodies of Abraham and Sarah and quicken them with strengthening virtue. Even after Sarah’s death and well over one-hundred years of age, Abraham continued in the strength imparted to him and bore many more sons through Keturah. The Lord is more than able to equip us to access the unfathomable treasures hidden in Him that require supernatural gifts like those entrusted to the apostle Paul.
As the Bible also clearly promises, the Holy Spirit knows what is hidden in darkness and reveals the deep and secret things. Light dwells with Him bringing illumination to that which has been set apart and reserved for the generation of destiny. (Daniel 2:22)
Even now there are individuals engaging the revelatory realm of heaven receiving downloads of insight into physics, light, sound and spiritual colors. The visitation of the apostle John to the throne room of heaven was both visual and audible. His experience disclosed awesome sights, sounds and vibrant colors surrounding the Lord’s seat of dominion and victory. The more understanding we have of that realm the greater our ability to cooperate with heaven in the demonstration of the kingdom dominion on the earth.
Those being awakened to this realm and seeking understanding into science, physics and the elements of creation are not super geniuses with great scientific minds. Most are ordinary Christians who are tapping into the heart of God desiring to release supernatural endowments of His mind into the Bride. Much is going to be spoken and written in the coming days involving this dimension of our heritage. Like Einstein, an insatiable desire to understand creation and the Creator will flourish in the hearts of many Christians. Access to the spiritual books of heaven will be granted providing divine wisdom, revelatory knowledge and supernatural strategy.
Fireside Chat with Bob Jones
By Paul Keith Davis
This past New Year’s Eve while in a conference in Charlotte NC, Bob had a divine encounter that produced an unusual but compelling revelation. During the worship service, his spirit eyes were opened and he saw the Spirit of the Lord as a cloud of light. It was a similar encounter and manifestation of God that the apostle Paul witnessed on the road to Damascus. The Lord appeared to Paul as a bright Light and spoke to him with audible expressions.
In a similar fashion, the Lord spoke an audible phrase to Bob sharing His desire to release a “spiritual Rosetta stone” to the Church to unlock the mysteries of the kingdom. The Lord went on to say that His inspired priests will discover great insight with understanding into the Scriptures and the secrets of God for this generation.
Clearly, this was a symbolic expression to highlight a spiritual truth from a natural occurrence that transpired several centuries ago. In 1799, leaders of Napoleon’s army discovered a granite stone in Lower Egypt outside of the seaside town of Rosetta. This relic was dated to 196 B.C. and provided an inscription written in three distinguishable languages. Fortunately, one of those languages was Greek which allowed the archeologist to decode the other two communications.
This discovery provides something of a language dictionary to help translate many other writings from ancient Egypt. The inscriptions were present for many centuries but no understanding was available until the Rosetta stone provided a key of interpretation and comprehension to decipher the messages.
In like fashion, the Lord is releasing by the Spirit of Revelation, keys of understanding and interpretation into mysteries and secrets in the Scriptures. The passages have been present all along but our understanding has been limited. There is now being released from heaven a spiritual endowment that will provide divine wisdom and revelatory insight. The prophecies of Isaiah point to this saying,
You have heard; look at all this. And you, will you not declare it? I proclaim to you new things from this time, even hidden things which you have not known. They are created now and not long ago; and before today you have not heard them, so that you will not say, “Behold, I knew them. Isaiah 48:6 7
During the days of the early Apostolic Church, unprecedented events were taking place. The disciples were compelled to examine the prophetic writings of the prophets to provide a scriptural basis for their experiences. No one could have anticipated the prophetic fulfillment that transpired on the Day of Pentecost. The Scriptures pointing to Pentecost were present all along but now the experience itself unlocked revelatory insight into the mysteries of the kingdom that were imparted during the early church.
There are notable thoughts and plans that are resident in the heart of God that have been sealed and held in reserve until the appointed time. That day has now arrived and the Lord is releasing a spiritual impartation that will be as dynamic in the spiritual arena as the Rosetta stone was within archeological circles. The scriptural truth and kingdom mysteries that are imminently before us will have as much impact as Martin Luther when he nailed his ninety-five theses to the Church door in Wittenberg Germany.
The term inspired priests is one taken from both Old and New Testament scriptures generally referencing teachers who receive their understanding of the Word “through a revelation of Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 1:12) The Apostle Paul stated that his discovery of Truth came not by the teaching of man nor by reading a book, but by a divine revelation of Jesus Christ. The inspired teachers present truth that will begin to sanctify believers according to John 17:17; “LORD SANCTIFY THEM IN TRUTH; THY WORD IS TRUTH”.
One of the Old Testament redemptive names given to the Lord is Jehovah M’Kaddesh – The Lord Who Sanctifies (Exodus 31:13) The term holiness is derived from the Hebrew word “Kodesh” and is allied to “sanctify” and is translated as dedicate, consecrate, hallow or holy. “I am Jehovah M’Kaddesh – The Lord who sanctifies you”. This term’s main influence relates to moral and spiritual purity. In the New Testament, many scriptures relate to the process of sanctification, the sum of which is provided to the church through the atoning work of Christ.
The “inspired teachers” will promote sanctification within the church, making her a suitable dwelling place for the fullness of God’s Spirit. His manifest Presence will empower believers to become partakers of His divine nature and His Holy character. All of these purposes, related to the inspired priest or teacher, are identified with the true biblical definition of discipleship. That is, teaching believers to become the Lord’s “friends.” This form of discipleship will also lead the church into the full revelation and realization of Galatians 5:22-23.
The main assignment of the “inspired teachers” will be to Biblically reveal the requirements of the Lord for the end-time church to taste the good Word of God and prepare her to walk in the power of the age to come. Through their revelation of the Word by the Holy Spirit, they will more fully acquaint the church with the necessary steps of preparation and consecration needed to be viable participants in the glorious ministry yet to come.
The Library Room of Heaven
By Shawn Bolz
This was an experience I had in 1999. We published a form of it a few years ago. I wanted to bring it back out and go into more detail because of the relevance for this season.
I was caught up into a trance in which I saw a vast library in heaven. The main room was divided into three sections: past, present, and future. It was a very busy place with angels and saints who had already entered into eternity. It was not like an earthly library where we try and stimulate a quiet somber attitude. It was a place of action! People were reading, writing, and discussing the material. I looked around trying to take in as much of the room as I could see.
The Book of Life
There was one book that was constantly referenced in the middle of the room. It was living and felt like it had its own consciousness because the power of what it contained was so intense. I would describe it as a computer that had the knowledge of the process of God’s love in our temporal time frame. It was the Book of Life and there were angels and spiritual beings all around it. The pages rolled out like a scroll in many directions. I don’t know how to explain how this worked but it was amazing. Scrolls of light beamed the information from the living pages into their hearts and imprinted on their spirits.
The Lambs Book of Life didn’t just have names in it. It was the actual revelation of the testimony of Jesus and His reward. It categorized how He showed His love to everyone and who responded. Not only showing the bride’s one time response but every response that each person individually had made towards His divine pursuit over their lifetime. It was the most amazing book ever written because it was being ‘penned’ by the glorious Holy Spirit at all times.
The Section of Library of the Past
When I could bring myself to look past this process I began to survey the various sections of the library. I first noticed the section on the past. I saw angels extracting books and bringing them to Earth and delivering them to people so that we would have wisdom and impartation from the past— what God has already done on the Earth.
I realized that these books were not like books on earth. They were actually prophetic revelation that when imparted onto the earth would act as an expansion to someone’s very being. There were people who were given a book and it would inspire them to teach or write about great revivals of the past or spiritual happenings so the revelation of God that had already been revealed in other generations would be built upon— great truths of the past rediscovered. There were books written about men and women of God throughout history and various moves of God on earth.
As I watched this unfold, I saw numerous old historical documents beginning to surface on Earth that had been hidden away. Nevertheless it was now the prophetic time for them to be revealed. I knew this was an “end of the age” experience that proved we are living in the day of the Lord. The importance of what was being re-revealed, but with new and expanded comprehension, spoke of the Kingdom of God coming upon us. I could feel the magnitude of some of these testimonies that caused a deep yearning in me for Jesus to return.
Revelation of the Ages
There were also teaching books that angels were giving different people and they would rediscover teachings that had been all but lost or had never been fully developed! Very soon we are going to see an emergence of teachings that builds a much better context for us to understand Christian history and the different church ages as seen through the eyes of heaven. Revelation will come to many who will be able to interpret historical events and bring great light on societies of the past.
The Library Section of the Present
Then, I was brought to another section of books. I looked upon the section of the “present.” In the “present” section there were spiritual beings sitting at tables watching the movement and impact of Heaven upon the earth and writing history with the Holy Spirit’s interpretation as it transpired. Many times the books they were writing were also given to people on Earth. When individuals received these books they would be filled with understanding and wisdom about the state of the church and the condition of the world. It was giving them a global perspective of how Jesus was being revealed on the Earth and they would fellowship with His burning passion to inherit His reward. Again some people were furnished these understandings to be a trumpet to herald them through their teachings and the writing of books.
The Library Section of the Future
The last area I was brought to was the “future” section. There were divine guards set up and I wasn’t allowed past them. I had to look from afar because I was not in heaven at this time to receive revelation from these books (to my disappointment). Most of the books had seals or locks on them. There were dates on the locks, and I knew that some of these books could not be opened for some time! But others were to be opened well in advance of the events taking place.
As I looked around there was a table skirting the boundaries of where I was not allowed to pass. At the table was a man reading a book from the future section and I walked up behind him and peered over his shoulder. However, he closed the book very fast and a seal appeared on the book as he got back up and placed it upon the shelf. He didn’t say anything out loud but I felt a rebuke from him. The fear of the Lord touched me and I began to shake because I had acted with presumption. I almost came out of the trance but there was great mercy that flooded me for my immaturity. These were Holy books that represented the Kingdom touching the Earth and I saw two guarding angels over them. (Later a close friend of mine named Jill Austin called these “The Guardians of the Glory.”)
The Future is Written In Heaven
Then as the mercy and love of God was warming me, a spiritual being came to me and motioned me to come into the section on the future. The guarding angels almost scared me too much to pass them, but this spiritual being had so much kindness I knew I would be safe. He brought me to the first of the many shelves of books that were closest to the middle of the Library. He stood next to me and pointed at different volumes
I looked up at the shelves and there were names on some of the books. I recognized many of the names he pointed out so I new they would be written in the near future. Some were the names of authors that I recognized, but others were the names of the books. We need to understand that although these were books in heaven they were not necessarily written books on earth yet. The names of the books were all either historical events, or God’s moves on His church, while others were named after people and places. Few people were allowed to get near this section. If they did get near them, only a small number of books could be written because the seal was part of the heart of God that was too holy to touch.
A little bit of understanding hit me (I will not go into detail about this here, but will just say an example of what I saw was a book that said “The Testimony of George Bush” and it was a prophetic testimony of our own US President and works he would accomplish for God that will be written and published as an encouragement especially to the evangelical church). There were many such titles, and they had timing on them that when activated would be broadcast worldwide.
In This Library Room was Charles Finney!
After looking at many books, the spiritual being that was with me motioned me toward the center of the room again. He led me to stand next to some men who were already in eternity. One of the men was talking to two other men. I heard the Holy Spirit say “That is Charles Finney” and I grew excited inside! I haven’t read much about Charles Finney, but there was the glory of our abiding God pulsating from him. His eyes were filled with the revelation of Jesus and the plans of God!
He was talking about revival and telling the two other men “What God did in my day was awesome, and many of us were privileged to experience great outpourings that are now looked upon as revival. But there is a release of glory from heaven coming that will bring such a complete revival to America that it will far exceed any revival ever known in any country.”
America is Close to Revival
“The church in America is full of doomsday prophets proclaiming an end to America, but they don’t understand that the country is only a few hundred years old and still in its infancy. It has many destinies to play out, and God is going to reactivate the covenants of the forefathers in the land, and America will start to grow and mature. God has both hidden and obvious purposes for America that will unfold over a long period of time and this coming revival is going to activate the plans of the Creator that were promises at the forefront of the nation’s history.” He spoke of a coming year and said: “This is a gateway year that will help build the gate from heaven to Earth. The Holy Spirit will whisper strategic things into the land through churches, music, media, events, and then soon these things will be shouted from roof tops!”
At this point I saw a calendar that had various years on it. There were 8 future years (not in succession) circled and names of cities next to different years. The first year only had a few major cities, but each year that was circled had more and more cities until there were too many to list. I could see a cloud off in the distance of this vast library, and I realized that it was a cloud of angels with glory swirling around it. It was the angelic host that would release these things on Earth. There was constant movement in the cloud. The scene was truly beyond description.
Charles’ Message to Me
Then Charles Finney turned to me, (I didn’t even know he knew I was listening), and he shouted at me face to face “One Nation Under God!” “One Nation Under God!” “ONE NATION UNDER GOD!” he said this ten times. Some kind of deep impartation came with his words and rested in the bowels of my spirit. I had a knowing that Jesus has an incredible plan to build the church in America and bring revival to the lost. He is going to bring a picture of His body all over the world through America! I knew that intercession was going to go forth on the Earth with new strategies for America.
I Saw a Vision of Holiness Hitting the Air Waves
I then saw the spirit of Holiness released from Isaiah 11. I saw it touching media and broadcasting services. I saw God ordained messages broadcast through the media waves into the earth. God is about to claim His ownership in radio stations, T.V., and movie theaters. I saw that He wants a satellite that man has made by His inspiration. I saw a special anointing come on these tools to bring the message of holiness and the cross unto salvation.
After I saw the Holy Spirit change the atmosphere of the air waves with waves of His anointing hitting the media. I saw it cause power bursts that would literally destroy in the natural some of the secular equipment used by organizations of the world. There will be some days of disturbance that will hit multiple media centers and these will be signs that the Forerunner Spirit is going to come upon these very industries.
Commissioned Back to Earth
At the end of this vision I was looking at the Book of Life again. The spiritual being that had been with me in the Library Section of the Future came over to me once more. He had books in his hands and he started to push them towards me. I thought he was handing them to me so I stuck out my hands— instead he pushed them into me. As I took them in I was sent back to earth.
I was sitting in my chair and God spoke to my spirit saying “I am releasing books from every section to expand people! The Library room of heaven will be known on earth! It will bring a manifestation of my government being established. Many leaders will be visited and the difference in what comes forth in their communications will be evident.”
The Spirit of Compromise
by Wanda Davis
In our natural bodies, physical pain forces us to awaken when we have been asleep. It obligates us to pay immediate attention to a specific need and drives us to look deeper into the truth. In other words, it motivates us to examine closer the cause of a problem instead of the symptom. I believe the corporate Church is facing a spiritual pain that is pressing us awake.
I recently attended a meeting where I heard someone say “this has happened on our watch” referring to the many spiritual concerns facing the western Church. This person was pointing to the distinct and valid issues we are compelled to address in this day. I totally agree that we are responsible for numerous things that have entered on our watch. However, to more fully broach this subject I believe there is a need for us to understand that compromise actually infiltrated the church many centuries ago. Some of the problems of today we have created…others we inherited. How we now respond to our present condition is the defining issue.
Just as “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” we haven’t experienced the full effect of compromise in one generation. The present condition of the Church has been a progression of seeds sown many years ago. We cannot merely address the fruit of those things, but strike the root of the tree.
We are now in the day of restoration promised through the prophet Joel. This process began first with Martin Luther and his message of justification by faith. Secondly, John Wesley recovered the message of sanctification by the washing of the Word. Thirdly, the baptism of Holy Spirit was reintroduced corporately in the last 100 years. The Azuza Street outpouring helped launch this awareness and spiritual restoration. Perhaps it is valid to assume that the last 100 years could be considered our watch!
It could certainly be supported that within the past 40 years we have allowed the sacred experience of being Holy Spirit filled to be watered down and diluted to a superficial level. It is never our intent to be critical but we must identify the root cause of our condition in order to apprehend a remedy. John G. Lake acknowledged that his generation missed the mark and lost the day of their visitation because of a lack of appreciation and understanding of being Spirit filled. Could that have affected the condition we are faced with in our generation as well?
Unfortunately, many segments of the corporate Church have resolved being Holy Spirit filled according to the Acts 2 model, as an optional experience or somehow unnecessary. Still others have equated Him to speaking in tongues only. In no way should we minimize speaking in tongues as part of our heritage. We as believers should have this as an integral part of our daily prayer language. This is vital form of communication between our spirit with the Holy Spirit. When Holy Spirit was poured out they did speak in tongues and were endued with power to do the work of the ministry
The Scripture plainly supports the position that the early disciples were empowered to cast out demons, heal the sick and do other aspects of the ministry. However, we discover that the disciples were actually commissioned and functioning in that purpose before the Day of Pentecost. (Matthew 10:8; Luke 10:8)
Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in
it who are sick, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you”….The
seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.
And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have
given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the
enemy, and nothing will injure you. Luke 10:8 9 & 17-19
Most importantly, the infilling of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost changed their character. Before that experience we discover some of the disciples jostling for personal position in the kingdom and attempting to discover who would sit on the Lord’s right and left hand. Neither did they possess the personal strength nor fortitude to remain awake and “watch” with the Lord in His hour of greatest need. Furthermore, they were afraid to be identified with Him and even denied that they knew Him.
Nevertheless, following the Acts 2 experience of being baptized in the Holy Spirit, something was radically changed internally in their nature. Before the experience they were afraid of losing their life and being identified with Christ. After, they freely gave their life for Him. Their nature had been transformed. This likewise allowed for an even greater measure of power and authority to do the work of the ministry.
A greater capacity was imparted to them through the Holy Spirit that allowed the comprehension of truth with understanding. Mysteries they were unable to apprehend before the experience now became clear. The Holy Spirit led them into all truth. These are the true evidences of being filled with the Spirit. The Lord said,
I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the
Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own
initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. John 16:12 13
Clearly, a key for our generation is to also experience the Holy Spirit in like fashion. The Lord wants to impart the Living Truth, not a truth. The baptism of the Holy Spirit produces all of these elements of His attributes that are essential for us to fulfill our commission in this generation. The question is being asked, are we willing to lay down our lives for this reality?
Undoubtedly, having witnessed the crucifixion first hand and the brutality of His sufferings must have left a lasting impression upon the initial disciples. However, we also find Paul and many others throughout early Church history who were equally as devoted though they did not personally witness the crucifixion. The Spirit resident in them provided a vivid reality of the cross. He will do likewise today!
It is not our desire to return to Pentecost but we do desperately need the fullness of the Pentecostal experience that birthed the apostolic church. That same empowerment will equip us to overcome the spirit of compromise that entered the Church in 325 AD. It will allow us to strike the root of unbelief and compromise and move forward into maturity as His sons and daughters.
The Weeping Room– Pathway to Strategy
By Jennifer Miller
One day as I was in prayer the Lord began to open up my eyes to a spiritual encounter. I saw myself being taken up to heaven. Before me I saw a huge house with many rooms. I knew instantly that this was the ‘Father’s House’. I could feel the love of the father drawing me in, so I began to run as fast as I could to enter the house. As I entered, the Lord walked with me through many rooms, each one packed with spiritual meaning.
He quietly invited me to follow Him into the most beautiful room in the whole house— the intimacy room. It was absolutely extravagant and beautiful. Upon entering the room, I was overwhelmed with love and wanted to stay there forever. In the Spirit I could hear other people (other believers) in all the different rooms of the house. Some were studying books in the library; others were becoming intoxicated in the spiritual wine cellar. I was somewhat surprised that everyone wasn’t in the intimacy room since it was the most beautiful room in the whole house.
As I was admiring this intimacy chamber, I noticed a little wooden hatch door on the floor adjacent to the bed. It seemed really odd to me, because it wasn’t fancy and hardly seemed to fit with the rest of the room. I asked the Lord why it was there, and He told me that it led down to another room in the house. I asked Him why He would put this door so close to the most beautiful thing in the whole room, the bed. He responded, “I keep it here, because down there is where I spend most of my time”. Instantly my curiosity was stirred so I asked what was down there. He said it was called the “Weeping Room”.
Although it hardly sounded like a room I wanted to be in, there was a cry in my heart that said that if that is where the Lord spends His time, then that is where I want to go. I asked Him if I could go down there with Him, and He responded “Very few will choose to go down there, it’s not extravagant like this room, it’s lonely, it’s not comfortable, and you have to get very low to fit through the door.” I told Him that I didn’t care what the conditions would be like; I just really wanted to be wherever He was.
So we opened the little hatch door and began to slowly climb down a dark staircase until we came upon the tiny room. I had to get on my knees to fit through the door because it was so small. As we entered the room it was very simple. All it consisted of was a small wooden chair. One of the walls had a small window in it. The Lord took His seat on the chair and turned His face to look out the window. Instantly I became aware of why this room was called the weeping room.
As you looked out the window-you could see and hear every single cry coming from people on the earth. You could see every single act of injustice all at the same time. Every starving child crying out to God, every woman being raped, every moan of the rejected…you could hear every prayer, every cry all at the same time. The Lord sat in His chair and watched and heard it all.
At once I was overwhelmed with intercession and began to weep. I wept for hours. I wept for those who were hurting, but even more-I was undone by this beautiful King who would choose to spend His time in this place; This King who paid such attention to every cry and who was so full of compassion. As I sat and wept with the Lord, I began to ‘feel’ His heart-and all my selfish ambition began to fade away
While we were in that place I noticed that there was another door in the weeping room. I asked the Lord what was behind that door and He told me that was where the ‘Strategy Room’ was. As He said those words, instantly in my spirit I knew in that room divine strategy for end-time revival was available. Although the door was still closed, I recognized that Wisdom and Revelation where in there.
Heavenly blueprints were laid out to see the fulfillment of His kingdom coming to earth from that room. It was like the hidden room that everybody searches for. Everyone longs to have divine strategy. I immediately asked if I could go in there and the Lord soberly told me that I didn’t ‘fit through the door’. I instantly understood that I had to spend time in the weeping room. As I began to really apprehend the heart of God for the poor and the broken, then issues of my soulish nature would be stripped away until I would become small enough to fit through the door.
At that moment everything became clear. This was the only way to access divine strategy. From the place of intimacy God invites us in to a deeper level— He beckons us into the weeping room-a place where we choose to see what He sees and feel what He feels. And as we spend time getting the heart of God, things of our flesh begin to be stripped away until we are small enough to fit through the door that leads to the strategy room.
I had this encounter over two years ago but I believe that God is now moving many in the church from the place of intimacy into weeping. This will lead them into the strategy room. In actuality, you never have to leave the intimacy room; you just discover the deeper levels. Many have already surrendered themselves to the weeping room and extravagantly pursued the heart of God for the broken— they are now being invited into the strategy room.
I had another encounter a little over a year ago in which I heard a loud voice say, “It’s Time!” and in the Spirit I saw the strategy room door swing open. God is inviting us into divine strategy that will release a global harvest of souls, and establish the revelation of His kingdom on earth through overcoming saints.
I believe that as we enter the “strategy room,” we will be compelled and moved by what we have seen and felt in the weeping room. I have a sense that some have gone before us into the strategy room. Unfortunately, most quickly forgot what the strategy was for and used it to build their own kingdom. (Haggai 1:3-7) God is in the process of raising up a whole company of believers who are repulsed at the idea of building their own kingdom. This company will have their hearts truly branded with passion and compassion. These are the ones that God is looking to release into the strategy room. “It’s Time!”