After accomplishing our task over the Valley of
Ge-Hinnom, we proceeded to the Upper Room, also on Mt. Zion.
1) To open heaven’s gates upon Israel,
and release G-d’s salvation and blessings.
2) In particular we were to lift the covering
veil of unbelief that has prevented the Jews from seeing and recognizing
their Messiah (as Joseph’s brethren did not recognize in the Egyptian lord
their own brother because they believed him to be dead).
3) With the lifting of this “blinding”
veil we were to include the nations who also had been covered by it because
the appointed time has come for the Gospel to go forth freely and with
great power to every people, nation, tribe and tongue.
4) We were to pray for the UNVEILING of
the “Ark of the Covenant”, Yeshua HaMashiach, Who is Himself the fulfillment
of the Ark, and for Israel to finally see and recognize Him.
We arrived through a narrow gate that exits into
the passageway to the Upper Room. Suddenly a friendly Arab official appeared
and suggested that we park right in front of the Upper Room, rather than
descend into the far parking lot. Seated next to me in the car, he guided
us through a narrow path leading to the Upper Room building itself. There
really was no parking --- yet Achmed made room for us.
When the Upper Room guard forbade us to play our
instruments, Achmed, our friendly helper, took us to the roof of the building
where we not only looked once more over the prophetic sites of Jerusalem,
but also enjoyed cool breezes in the shade. It was a perfect setting. The
favor of the Lord had made room for us, literally.
We prepared ourselves again, and Shira began to
minister once more on her keyboard. And again I saw what the Lord had her
1. First I saw innumerable hands raised
in worship, then faces turned upward, lips moving in praise.
2. From the raised hands I saw smoke of
3. The continual praise created a sudden
opening into heaven in the shape of a funnel, the wide part being heavenward.
4. Through the opening I saw an angel
catch the smoke of incense as one scoops up water. The angel entered the
Holy Place and mixed the smoke of incense with the smoke arising from coals
on the altar.
5. Having filled his vessel with the incense,
smoke and coals from that altar, the angel went back outside and poured
everything out over Jerusalem.
6. Then a voice said, “Let righteousness
rain down that salvation may spring up.”8
I repeated the same words after this voice.
7. Instantly I saw a brightness of glory
rise up from the ground, meeting midheaven with the glory from heaven9.
As they met a glorious whirlstream formed like the funnel of a tornado,
yet not destructive.
While I heard the voice speak, Shira was told
by the Lord to play an ascension. And just as I saw the glory arise from
the ground, Shira’s playing was indeed taking us higher into the Spirit.
8. Then I saw people being drawn into this
whirlstream of glory --- Jewish people I was made to understand. Once in
that whirlstream they became “sons of glory!”
9. Then I saw the waters above the earth
as I had seen them once before, crystal clear and smooth as a mirror10.
They were stirring in response to Shira’s music and again they dripped
and drizzled from the “sea of glass” before the throne (apparently the
“sea of glass” serves as a “filter” through which the waters from above
the earth are poured, and transformed into a “rain of righteousness” which
causes “salvation” to spring up).