When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt
offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. The
priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord
filled it. (2.Chr 7:1-2)
I've shared the first part of this Scripture before when I shared about the
divine visitation I had in October of last year. In the OT people had to
bring animals as a sin offering, today we bring ourselves (Rom 12:1). We are
the sacrifice on the altar that has to be consumed by His fire so that
nothing of us is left.
We spend a lot of time confessing and repenting, cleansing ourselves - and
that is good. However, there is more. The altar for the sacrifices was in the
outer court. Everyone had access to that court. People spent a lot of time
there as they stood in line waiting for their sacrifice. But only the priests
could go into the holy place.
We, as believers, are all priests (1.Peter 2). That day (see above), the
priests could not enter the Temple because of His glory. Today we are called
to enter into His glory.
The first time it might take you some time to find the door to the holy
place. But don't give up! The more often you go there, the more easily you
will find it. When you enter, you're blinded by its glory - it's all covered
with gold, it's so beautiful. The altar of incense is in that room - it's the
place where your prayers go up to the Lord. He loves listening to you as you
pour out your heart.
You might be tempted to stay in that room - yet, while heaven is open there,
it is not heaven itself. There is this huge, thick veil and you can sense His
glorious presence radiating through it. Only the High Priest could go into
the holy of holies once a year. Today our Father longs for us to come in.
But that might not be so easy - you're looking everywhere for the opening in
the veil, struggling to find it, hungry to get into the presence of the Lord.
Sometimes you might get tired and frustrated, but don't give up! It's worth
it! And again, every time you go in it gets easier - you'll find the way more
easily each time!
And then you are through - you're standing on the other side. Its splendor is
beyond anything. You're in this huge, glorious hall, its beauty blinding you.
And yet, all the beauty fades and you don't even care - your Daddy is there,
that's all that counts. In the distance you can see that glorious light from
His throne and you're filled with joy in anticipation. Like a little child,
your face radiating, you start running towards your Father. As you come
closer, you see His arms stretched out wide and you run and jump on His lap
as He takes you into His arms. You let go of everything - time ceases, space
ceases, all words cease. His love and glory fills you and all you do is
simply rest in Him. And from time to time He lowers His mouth to your ear and
whispers things to you.
That's the place we need to reach - everyone can go there. Once you've been
there, you don't wanna be anywhere else. And He longs even more for us to be
there with Him. I don't wanna go one day without having been there any
The Lord showed me this picture of the Temple as I prepared for a 5-min
speech in class where I shared this. My prayer is that it encourages you and
stirs your hunger for fellowship with Him.
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (Jh
When you sow seeds, you don't see the fruit right away. You have to water it
and WAIT. If you're a city-person like me, you might get discouraged because
the ground doesn't change, it stays brown showing nothing, and you go hungry
because you need the crop.
Well, after much sowing and watering with tears, the Lord has opened the
floodgates of heaven over me last week - it's time for the crop. I'm left
humbled and overwhelmed with thankfulness.
Remember the 'breakthrough prayer' I received in the beginning of February -
it finally took care of my apartment in Vienna, and accomplished something in
the unseen world.
Last weekend I spent much time fasting and praying in desperation. On Sunday,
after the service, the Lord filled me with abundant joy - bringing release to
my soul and a release in the heavenlies, like a prophetic sign of the things
Let me tell you what He's done last week - to give glory to HIM and encourage
those of you going through hard times:
Several one-time gifts came in
3 people have committed to supporting me monthly (join them with $/€ 10 a
I was returned money for gas/electricity in Vienna
New people interested in the language classes contacted me
Bible Pathway, the online devotional I translate, has doubled their gift for
I was sent an urgent translation to do for an Austrian company - 34 pages for
All this in a matter of days! I've now payed my rent, tuition, have been able
to buy groceries AND my Austrian account is not overdrawn any more! Glory to
Thank you for your prayers and gifts that made the difference. Whoever sows
generously will also reap generously (2.Cor 9:6). What a mighty God we serve!
WATCH WORLD REVIVAL CHURCH ONLINE!!!
Our church has a new - greatly improved - website up. Check it out at www.worldrevivalchurch.org
. The great thing is that there's streaming audio and video there to watch
the TV programs!! (I hope the services will also be added soon). Now all of
you guys living somewhere else can watch the wonderful things God is doing
March 16 & 17
Steve Hill from Pensacola will be here for two services. We're gonna have an
exciting, awesome weekend!
Celebrating 6 years of revival with pastors & leaders from all over.
Pat Robertson, founder of CBN, is flying in for the 6th anniversary service.
College Days in our World Revival School of Ministry, a fully accredited
university. Come and have a look if you can...
Kenneth Copeland is coming for one service, to dedicate the 'House of Healing
& Hope' that will be open 24 hours a day for the sick to receive healing
Conference with Jill Austin & Jim Goll (part of my class).
Women's Conference at World Revival Church with Kathy Gray, Lisa Bevere &
Lots of great things - our guestroom is available to you if you'd like to
come. Just let me know :-) You'll never be the same again.
In HIS service,
Mag. Claudia R. Wintoch
Linguist ~ Teacher ~ Translator/Interpreter (also via e-mail)
8488 Lane Drive
Kansas City, MO 64138
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