The Door of
Recently I was praying in my living
room and had an encounter with the supernatural. I watched as a large door
appeared in front of me in the Spirit. It was an awesome double door; it
quickly opened towards me. It opened to the left and right. Each door was
etched with gold writing. The left door was named "Filled." And the right
was called "Fullness."
I looked through the door and was captured into a trance. I realized
instantly by revelation that this door was the entryway to Ephesians
"...that is, you will know the love of Christ,
which goes far beyond knowledge, and will be filled with all the fullness
of God. Now to the one who can do infinitely more than all we can ask or
imagine according to the power that is working among us- to him be glory
in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever!
I know that God is opening a door to fill us with a full measure of His
love. This simple statement, when understood in the Kingdom perspective,
is a huge invitation for His sovereignty to come to us.
Jesus has desired a people whom His Spirit can fill with His fullness
since day one of creation. Something has been opened to our generation to
experience a full measure of His love which will cause His kingdom to
visibly invade the earth. Just like Paul says in Ephesians 3:20, it's
beyond what we can ask or imagine.
Yes the Door of Revelation 4:1
is Opened, but What is it Opening To?
I have heard so many people in the last few years proclaim that the door
of Revelation (3:8 and 4:1) is opened to us, and it is true! This is a
popular theme because God is opening our eyes to heavenly realities; He is
grounding us in eternity. We need to start giving language, though, for
what is through that door.
In the same way, many people are teaching that God is opening our
spiritual eyes; but what happens when it's not just in our mental and soul
realm where we see? It's not just a daydream anymore or a mental vision.
What happens when we are translated to spiritual places by His love and we
see as He has desired a people to see -- with no veils over our eyes?
Just like Ephesians 3:20 says, He wants to go beyond our imagination, not
just inspire it. He wants to open up Heaven's desires, not just deal with
our desperation for what we perceive is deep.
The Daniels Have Gone Home
In the last 2000 years, God has been looking for friends He could trust
with His fullness; those who would pay the price to gain a place of
authority in love. This means they would go through any wilderness, climb
any mountain, pilgrim through any desert, with a solitary goal in their
hearts: To be filled with the full measure of His love.
These became like modern Daniels; the Lord befriended them and told them
His secrets. Even in modern days we had "Daniels" like William Branham,
who had the Spirit of Truth stand next to him in sometimes-visible-ways to
the people. The Lord loved Him so much that He sent endorsement for
brother Branham's genuine friendship with Heaven.
Others were like John G. Lake who could see past the physical realm, past
the spiritual truths, into the very heart of God's Spirit. He would
manifest the divine love He saw in His faith realm right into our natural
world where people would be healed of every incurable disease.
He was reported to have over 100,000 documented healings in his ministry.
This does not include many that were in 3rd world countries and places
that are not easy to document. There could have been as many as 100,000
more miracles. Even the secular newspapers were constantly reporting the
miracles because they were so obvious and profound. Secular media carried
the message of heaven invading earth!
These are just two out of many -- too many to mention here -- but these
men and women were thought by modern intellectuals to be "divinely
touched." They were actually Daniels. They were those who, like Daniel,
would advocate the Kingdom of Heaven because of their great uncompromising
love for God.
A Legacy and
Inheritance Left for a New Generation
They were rare in their generations, and much of what the Lord told them
and shared with them from His eternal heart was never spoken about to the
masses. Just like Daniel, they were not contending in a generation trying
to reproduce or clone their life and ministry; they were holding a door
open in the Spirit out of sincere and devoted love as true fathers and
But, as they passed on into eternity, just like Daniel, they had to "seal"
the scrolls of truths they had learned. Their friendship was gained and
not transferable, and they went on to be with the Lord, leaving a message
through their life and leaving incredible historical fruit for
Christianity and the world.
They did not, however, reproduce or create more "messengers" on a
corporate scale or release spiritual sons and daughters who moved in the
same complete realm that they did. Each one of the men and women may have
fathered or mothered a small group of those who would go on to have access
to a portion of their anointing, but none completely reproduced
themselves. This is because the one who became a Daniel had a high calling
of ministering to the Lord's agenda, so their purpose was not to recreate
themselves, but rather to promote Jesus.
God has taken many of the Daniels home in the last few years. I believe
they prepared the way for what is coming. Bill Bright, Derek Prince, Ruth
Heflin, Fuchsia Picket, and many, many others have moved on, leaving a
legacy and inheritance to a generation.
Churches call them apostolic fathers and mothers, which is not the
holistic way to see them. They were the Daniels of our generations,
holding onto the mysteries of God. They encouraged us by the fruit of
their lives that there was so much more available if we would just access
From a Small Company of Daniels
to a Generation of Johns
There is something now opened, though, that God designed from the beginnin
g.In contrast to Daniel who was told to close up the scroll for his
generation, we now have a whole new breed on the earth that John the
Beloved was a token of. John was invited into such a friendship with
eternity, that Jesus could not wait but to reveal the fullness of His
purpose to John. He was a picture of an end-time generation.
Although Revelation is a hard book to understand for many, and though
misunderstandings has caused as much fear as faith in generations of
believers, it is about to become the love letter of our last generation.
As John saw the same sorts of things as the Old Testament prophets, unlike
them, he was given the authority to bring forth the complete word of the
testimony of Jesus to His generation. He was told in Revelation 10 that it
was time for the scrolls to be released.
Breaking Open Heavenly Mysteries
for a Whole Generation
Instead of God's friend being a secret keeper of eternal mysteries, John
was called to break open a generation to the heavenly realm. He began to
give insight and language so that everyone could understand the fullness
of God's desire.
John the Beloved was a forerunner of a people who would have fullness; a
full revelation of the Love of God in this age. We are going from the few
sovereign Daniels of every generation to a whole generation of Johns.
These are those who would be captured by the desire of Heaven, and who
would be fascinated by the mysteries of God.
Revelations of Heaven's
Starting in the past few years, you can begin to document the number of
mainstream ministries that are promoting love as the primary issue of
ministry and life. This is because they themselves have been encountered
by the heart of God. There is a new heartbeat that is acting like a
rallying war cry in the hearts of those who are dedicated to Jesus.
God has opened the door of Fullness and is encountering people all over
the earth with a revelation of His full love.
In our meetings we have begun to lay hands on people and even open the
door in corporate ministry by calling people to Ephesians 3:19 -- to the
full measure of love. This full measure is beyond what we are able to
contain in our own nature. We have to be expanded supernaturally to
contain it. In some ways this is the baptism of fire that was talked about
Are you beating with the fullness of His love in your heart? Call your
spirit man up to it; it's available. Become like John the Beloved.