A few years ago the Lord gave me a wonderful experience that I believe depicts the calling of several within the Church being prepared to go behind the veil and begin to understand great and mighty things which we presently do not know. There are some being groomed to experience Jeremiah 33:3 and receive key strategies and insight directly from the Lord that will be of paramount importance during this season. This prophetic Scripture declares:
Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). – Amplified Version
In the experience, I saw the Lord walking in a determined manner, but I could only see Him from the back. He was wearing a dark blue robe that reached to the ground. The color seemed to be indicative of His revelatory nature. I was not able to see His face for I was walking from behind Him. I suppose that could be good in that he was leading and we were following.
As I approached Him I knew exactly who He was. Other people were seemingly around but I paid little attention to them. As I approached Him I threw my arms around him and placed my head on his right shoulder feeling a great sense of affection and friendship. It would have been nice to simply remain there for a few years. It is important to remember this is an experience to help illustrate the relationship and affections this company will have with the Lord.
He allowed the loving embrace for a few moments and then pointed to a wall directly in front of us. It had a stone/tile appearance. I noticed at the base of the wall an area that seemed to have been opened once before but was now sealed and “hidden” with small stones, flat rocks and scraps of paper. It was as though the wall was there the entire time but it took the Lord pointing it out to open my eyes to it. I began to remove the paper, stones and flat rocks and discovered that it was an access to a chamber behind the wall.
As I continued to dig, the tile and stone material could be easily removed. Once the hole was large enough for me to pass through I discovered a room filled with thousands of ancient scrolls, parchments, journals and books.
I inherently knew this library of priceless materials had been primarily preserved for our day and contained key secrets in walking closely and intimately with the Lord. It will be a fulfillment of Isaiah 48:6-7 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.”
Great forerunners like the Patriarch Enoch were allowed to go behind the veil and read the writings of Heaven contained in these books. Not only do they portray an intimate walk with the Lord, but also hidden secrets involving creation, time, space, matter and tremendous insights into the Scripture that we must contend for and give ourselves wholeheartedly to apprehend.
Three Key Scriptures
In the center of the room was a wooden stake about six feet in height and a parchment made from what seemed like a small piece of leather attached to it. I knew something important was written on the parchment. I could read three scriptures that were inscribed. They were; Jude, Psalms 68, and 1 Kings 3.
Each of these passages could have a variety of meanings on multiple levels inherent with each individual. However, I believe there is a clear warning being issued, highlighting the characteristics of both true and false forms of leadership that can be identified through the Book of Jude. There are three counterfeit spirits pinpointed in this vital book that we must understand and identify. The spirits of Cain, Balaam, and Korah have been highlighted as New Testament adversaries having the following characteristics:
Cain= sincere form of religious activity with an absence of spiritual revelation as to what God truly desires.
Balaam= attempting to curse what God has blessed and utilizing spiritual gifts for personal gain.
Korah= a rebellious form of self-promotion.
The Lord has given us and many prophetic friends’ clear warnings about solely relying upon human ingenuity and gifting as a substitute for the true and legitimate apostolic ministry illustrated in the book of Acts. Very often a false spirit will preempt the release of the genuine with some very convincing qualities and attempt to sway many to its following. We are admonished in Scripture to judge fruit and the signs of the true apostolic ministry based in humility and a Christ-like nature.
Authentic apostolic ministry will promote the revelation of Jesus Christ and build His kingdom with the undiluted gospel of the Kingdom confirmed with miracles, signs and wonders. The early apostles were vindicated by the Holy Spirit saying:
And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus. – Acts 4:29-30
Supernatural Wisdom and Insight
I believe there are many who will also begin to be commissioned in a manner similar to the way Solomon was set apart and endowed with significant spiritual insight and understanding. Solomon’s wise prayer was for more than just natural human wisdom and intelligence. Careful examination reveals that he asked God for the ability to perpetually here the Spirit’s Voice. He prayed:
So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people? – 1 Kings 3:9 AMP
The Scripture expresses that he received a “hearing heart” allowing him to walk with wisdom and supernatural comprehension during his days of leadership. We desperately need a similar impartation.
A Psalm for the Bride
There are numerous significant truths illustrated in Psalms 68. Primarily it is pointing to God’s justice beginning to be exemplified in the earth rendering blessings for those walking in righteousness and judgment on unrighteousness. It also prophetically highlights the glorious consummation of the ages with the promised “latter rain” outpouring to fully appropriate God’s inheritance. It speaks of people coming out of slavery and bondage to be set free with the purity and freedom of the “dove company.”
The earth quaked; the heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel. You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; you confirmed your inheritance when it was parched. Your creatures settled in it; you provided in your goodness for the poor, O God…When you lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, and its pinions with glistening gold. – Psalms 68:8-10 & 13
It also points to the “spirit of the fathers” being released and restoring us to a place of intimacy and fellowship previously known by our apostolic fathers.
We have been largely known as a “fatherless” generation. However true and genuine spiritual fathers are soon to emerge with a heart of compassion and humility preparing a generation for intimate relationship with the Lord. These fathers will have the ability to impart spiritual gifts and awaken the seeds of desire and hunger for the Lord and the things of His Spirit.