According to our experience natural time is linear, and it runs from the beginning of creation until the end of creation as we know it (from Genesis to Revelation). The beginning came out of eternity and the end will return to eternity. Along our linear experience, at specific times and places God has chosen and continues to choose to connect eternity and natural time, like “Jacob’s ladder”. We may refer to this as “opening the windows of heaven.” When Jesus taught us to pray that God’s will would be done on earth just as it is in heaven, He was challenging us to represent the eternal Kingdom in our natural time and space. I made the image above to give you a basic illustration.
Often God gives clues to his prophetic children when He is about to connect eternity and creation in a profound encounter. The Lord does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). But they only know in part and prophesy in part (1 Corinthians 13:9), so they have to gather their pieces together and seek confirmation in community. When they don’t do the gathering and the confirmation, they often develop a false narrative. It’s like guessing the details of a massive puzzle when you only have a few of the pieces. You only know what you know and the rest is a guess. We were made (all of us) for intimacy with God and intimacy with a spiritual family, and we are totally incomplete without both.
Last weekend, I woke up at 3am with these words in my heart: “Watchman, proclaim from the city walls, ‘Open the gates! The King of Glory is coming!’”
I wrote this down in my journal. I knew the words were from scripture, but I couldn’t remember the reference off the top of my head. Instead of searching, I decided I’d do my scheduled daily Bible reading then come back. My scheduled reading happened to include Psalm 24. I was so moved that I asked my son to sit next to me and listen to verses 7 to 10.
Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory! [Psalm 24:7-10 ESV]
So I woke up at 3am as if God had audibly spoken to me, God then providentially placed the corresponding scripture right in front of me, and I called my son to witness what the Lord was doing. I’m telling you this to show you my “hearing” process. Next I prayed, meditated on the scripture, and did an in-depth word study. “Head” represents the chief, top, captain, leader, or ruler. “Ancient” is perpetual, eternal, literally time out of sight. “Lift up” is rise up or bring forth. “Door” is opening. After further prayer and meditation (spiritual chewing), another word began to formulate in my spirit and it had the associated sensation that I’ve felt many times before of a greater presence of God. Glory means weighty. When God’s glory is present, you feel it.
The following is my interpretation of what I believe the Holy Spirit was speaking to me as a “watchman”:
“Rise up, gatekeepers! For openings of heavenly time, spiritual and eternal, have been brought forth. Doors are opening between the natural visible and the supernatural unseen. The Lord God is about to step into our present time with His glory. He is coming in battle array as Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
Last Sunday I submitted this to my Wellspring family. Since then I’ve heard more experienced and confirmed prophets saying they’re hearing the same thing. By the way, I do not refer to myself as a prophet, but I am experiencing God building me into a higher level of discernment and prophetic prayer as a “watchman”. In Ezekiel 33, God calls Ezekiel to be a watchman. His role is to see and hear the Lord and to shout it from the walls. Then in verse 33 (Ezekiel 33:33 has a lot of threes), the Lord says, “When this comes—and come it will!—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.” I have my faith fully fastened to what I believe the Lord is saying, but the proof is in the product. When the people see the watchman’s words manifested in the natural, then the watchman is acknowledged as a prophet.
Ready yourselves for we are entering a God time. Direct portals between eternity and creation are opening up and we’re going to experience supernatural repentance, salvation, healing, and miracles like we’ve never seen before. Don’t misinterpret what He’s doing and try to figure it out within your own means, power or understanding. This is BIG. Do you have faith for God to do something BIG? I feel confident in what I’m saying, and I encourage you to pray and meditate and see if the Lord directs you to join your faith with mine.
This next Sunday I want to talk about what it means to be a “Gatekeeper”. God has announced His approach and we each have a part to play in rising up and in opening gates. I can’t wait to see you on Sunday! I’m so excited about what God is revealing to His children!
Just a reminder, Jill Nothrop will begin Prophetic Training tonight. This will last five weeks and meet each Wednesday evening at her house. If you’d like to participate, let her know. If you don’t have her number, just respond to this email. No childcare will be available and the age is 18 years old and up.
Take courage and hold firm!
DAILY WORD FOR JANUARY 27, 2021
“Para Theo panta dynata” — with God all things are possible! Impossible is nowhere in God’s list of adjectives. His power to do and achieve is limitless. Dynata comes from the Greek word dunamai which is to be powerful and have mighty ability. This is where we get our word “dynamite” from. God is explosive in power, able to demolish mountains and dramatically change heaven and earth.
There are limitations to everything within the human realm. We can only lift so much, we can only run so far and so fast, we can only imagine to a certain extent, and we can only live so long. We are limited in every aspect of our lives. A human can’t even save himself. We are incapable of doing good enough or living right enough. We are completely dependent on God’s limitless power to carry us safely out of the impossible.
Lord, we surrender our lives to You. We trust You and we depend upon Your explosive power, that same power that raised Christ from the dead and comes to abide in us through Your Holy Spirit. Work the impossible on behalf of us. Work supernatural miracles in and through us. As we continue with You, transform our understanding and perception of what is possible. With You, Father God, all things are possible!
- 1/27 Genesis 27, Psalms 27, Judges 3, Matthew 19:1-15
- 1/28 Genesis 28, Psalms 28, Judges 4, Matthew 19:16-30
- 1/29 Genesis 29, Psalms 29, Judges 5, Matthew 20:1-16
- 1/30 Genesis 30, Psalms 30, Judges 6, Matthew 20:17-34
- 1/31 Genesis 31, Psalms 31, Judges 7, Matthew 21:1-22
- 2/1 Genesis 32, Psalms 32, Judges 8, Matthew 21:23-46
- 2/2 Genesis 33, Psalms 33, Judges 9, Matthew 22:1-22
- 2/3 Genesis 34, Psalms 34, Judges 10, Matthew 22:23-46
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