OF SILENCE AND THE HEAVENS RENT
Encouraging Intercession Over Those Who Have Suffered
The Pain of Silent Times]
had a very special day this day in intercession,
6/05/04. During the early AM hours the Lord laid it upon
my heart that it was time to offer up to Him the pain
from silent times. Silence, when I so need a response.
As I began to do this, I sacrificed my need for the
silent responses in my life to be broken. I gave back to
Him the prayers and the longings for the silent times to
end. It was a brave prayer, a brave act. I felt a twinge
of pain to give this up, but I felt I could offer this
up to Him. Then I heard the Lord say:
You’ve ravished My heart, My friend, My bride. You’ve
given your all, nothing you have denied. In return do I
open, the flood gate of heaven.
I saw a long, wide ribbon and it was being cut with
scissors, as in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
can’t leave her like this. She needs Me, I know. My
heavenly dove, the power to change a life. One Word at a
time. Please let Me set her.
was the intercession of Jesus over His bride, who has
become isolated in the echoes of silence when she so
needs a response. The phrase "set her" I have heard in
various aspects having to do with being established and
key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder;
so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall
shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a
nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious
throne to his father's house.
EXPERIENCE: On the way to church the Holy Spirit came
upon me and I began to feel a strong burden. It was a
deep groaning and I also felt a wounding in the heart. I
began to pray in tongues to press through this and
memories of old pains of silence began to surface…. The
many times I have prayed and felt no answer, the times
when I asked to hear His voice and only silence
answered. The times when I had written letters to others
in desperate requests for prayer with no response. The
times when I had yearned for a pastor to hold my heart
and there was no understanding. The times when I was
sent as God’s vessel to leadership and only blank walls
stared back. The times when I longed to hold my children
and they were off and playing somewhere else. The times
when I longed to hold my mate and he was encased inside
his own misery. I knew this was much deeper than my own
pain, these are the issues of His children all over the
world. It was in this place I once again heard the Lord.
Wound, I can feel it. You need to be set free. Remorse.
This level of love is deeper then you’ve ever known
EXPERIENCE: At this point, I am still praying in tongues
and a cassette tape is quietly playing in the background
in the car. Paul Keith Davis mentions that Bob Jones
says once you fly higher than the snake line, they drop
off. This encouraged me to pray almost violently in
tongues and just as I pressed into this, I experienced a
strong download of the Presence of the Holy Spirit. All
the junk was immediately washed, the pain subsided from
my heart, and I felt a wave of release.
CONFIRMATION: Just as this occurred, I passed a bright
yellow mylar balloon tied to a mail box. It was a yellow
happy smilie face which was strongly quickened to me.
CONFIRMATION: When I got to church, on the overhead
projector was a sign that said, "Congratulations
graduates. We’re so proud of you!" There was the same
round yellow smilie face.
EXPERIENCES IN WORSHIP: During the hour long worship
part of the service, I heard the Word, "Canopy." Then
later during worship, I heard the Lord say this about
the groaning of the Holy Spirit: "Burden, I feel it.
Wound. Silence. Sacrifice. Like an arrow into His
heart." At this point I am once again feeling the pain
of the silent times bubble to the surface. I continue to
offer it up the Lord and ask Him to take the darts away
and wash the wounds.
CONFIRMATION: The pastor announces that earlier in the
prayer room there was a Word the Lord was going to
release as a canopy over the church, like a big blanket.
This blessed me as I had heard the word canopy during
HEAVEN EXPERIENCE: Suddenly the youth pastor rushes in
from the children’s worship room. The heaven’s had been
opened and every one of the youth heard a trumpet
playing. Everyone in the room had heard it. They began
to worship again and once again the trumpet sounded and
everyone heard it the second time!
[At the end of worship]: Burden for you lifted.
totally relieved, washed and set free, and I sat down.]
REVELATION: As I am sitting in my seat, the memories of
what I had heard in the early morning hours came into my
thoughts, "In return, do I open the flood gate of
heaven" and all the intercessions of the pain from
silence rushed upon me at once. I immediately realized
that His answer to His bride and His reward to her years
of enduring silence was an open heaven where she would
never again hear silence when she needed a response. She
had finally graduated from the many years of schooled
tests and He was cutting the ribbon as a ceremony, also
cutting the yokes in her heart to set her free. His
strong sign to this, was not once, but twice the
heavenly trumpets sounding upon the ears of the children
as they worshipped in parallel movement in their own
CONFIRMATION QUOTE PAUL KEITH: One the way home from
church there was a quickened quote: "…We pray for an
open heaven, but we need to add to that prayer, Lord
give me eyes to see and ears to hear into the open
CONFIRMATION: That night, a friend for whom I had been
praying to hear the Lord’s voice, heard His voice impact
his ears quite strongly. I was greatly encouraged that
the silence was broken and the Lord was opening heaven’s
doors for those who are hungry to listen and hear.
to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words}
OVERCOMING THE PAIN OF SILENCE
collect my focus to You this day, my heart finds its
peace away from the fray. I have learned a lesson I will
never forget, that fellowship tasted, is joy deeply met.
Your pain is when we come and go, in and out of Your
life, as our ebbs do flow. How can You live with touch
and go - except that Your grip is much deeper than we
know? So hold on tight as I wince and wane. Keep me from
running as I face the flame. Turn my pain into passion
and light my way, as I yield to You and to what You say.
remain firm and in its place, as communion without Words
deepens before Your face. In times of silence, in times
of despair, help me always to know You are there.
Reaching beyond the distant miles, bowels of
intercession bridge me for awhile. Carry me through
this, Lord I pray. Open the windows of heaven to us this
day. Let the silence be broken, as we receive Your
token. That we can hear, as You draw near.
To You I
will cry, O LORD my Rock: Do not be silent to me, lest,
if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down
to the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications when I
cry to You.
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