By Bill Burns
This is the season of the open door.
"There is a threshold before you, and I invite you to step through without hesitation. Come boldly before the throne, for entrance has been given to you. Fear not, little ones, but come into My glory for the times of refreshing. Step through the door. I declare to you that a new door in heaven is being opened. This is a new season that I have prepared and called forth and released by My Spirit. I say to you that the only way to enter in is by the door, and you do this by faith and as you trust in Me.
This is the season of the open door. I have called you for such a time as this, and I have prophesied and spoken to you through My servants of this season and the fresh oil and the wine that is being poured forth. I am filling your cups to overflowing. Come and step through.
Leave the past behind, the heartache of old, for you have been in a wilderness, but I say that the wilderness has a purpose. It is in the wilderness that you get to know Me. In the wilderness I strengthen you. In the wilderness I feed you with heaven's bread. In the wilderness I bring forth the water from the Living Rock. In your wanderings you have learned of Me and found Me in a fresh way.
Because you have not let go of the promise or left the vision now you will cross over the Jordan. Through the waters you shall come and receive the promise. You must now rise up and walk in obedience, for it is written that the children of Israel refused to follow My direction because of unbelief. I say now, gird up the loins of your faith and get ready to cross over. I am sounding the trumpet, and the door is open and the threshold is before you. It is but a small step of faith, and you will be transported into the newness of life and into the place that I am taking you in this season, says the Lord.
In this place I will give bread, and I will give living water. You shall be transformed. You shall be renewed. You shall be healed. You shall walk into your destiny, for I have ordained it and spoken it forth. Now I am revealing it to you that you may simply believe and receive that which I am giving in this season, says the Lord."
The Spirit of God has announced that a door in heaven is now open to this generation.
Revelation Chapter 4:
Revelation 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this."
The door of revelation is now open to those who, like John, are seeking to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23) John was worshiping in spirit (Revelation 1:10) when the Lord said, "Come up here." Those who go through the open door will receive the revelation that the Lord is now releasing.
John was caught up in the spirit (Revelation 4:2) before the throne of God. In this place John also saw twenty-four thrones on which sat twenty-four elders.
In that place before the throne of God John saw the four living creatures who are empowered by the seven spirits of God. The fourth living creature was like a flying eagle (Revelation 4:7). This symbol signifies that in the year 2004 the prophets (true ones) will take wings and come up higher like a flying eagle. This means that their words will be released from the heavenly realm and will release the power of heaven to come to the earth.
The words of the prophets will not only be more powerful, but they will be more insightful. They will be viewed from the third heaven (eagle vision) and will be more specific and revealing than the words of the past, which were viewed as through glass darkly (1 Corinthians 13:12). Thus, prophetic words will begin to come forth, which will reveal the detail that the Old Testament prophets did. This is because the prophets will begin to see the Lord "face to face" as the apostle Paul prophesied.
Micah Chapter 4:
The power of the prophetic word that is being released will facilitate the building of the Lord's House.
Micah 4:1-2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and people shall flow to it. Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
The spiritual Zion (cities of refuge) will be established where true doctrine will be taught. This word (law) shall flow out of Zion and bring restoration to the remnant (true believers).
Micah 4:6-8: "In that day," says the Lord, "I will assemble the lame, I will gather the outcast and those whom I have afflicted; I will make the lame a remnant, and the outcast a strong nation; so the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion from now on, even forever. And you, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, to you shall it come, even the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem."
The former dominion (power) shall return to the Church as it was demonstrated in the first-century Church and again in the 1950's. The following is a prophetic word: I am the Lord that heals you, and I come to quicken your faith and that you might know that in this season I will demonstrate the power of healing once again as it was in the 1950's. There shall be a people who understand, who know and desire to see My glory manifest in the earth. To that people, I say, there is coming the abiding glory upon My people, a glory that will not lift or be removed or be diminished in any manner. You are a people who are abiding in Me, and those who abide in Me and are obedient to My word and to that which I have ordered in your lives shall find the glory cloud of My presence and power. It is spoken, and it shall come to pass.
Prophetic intercession will also be birthed by those called to be intercessors.
Micah 4:9-10 Now why do you cry aloud? Is there no king in your midst? Has your counselor perished? For pangs have seized you like a woman in labor. Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in birth pangs. For now you shall go forth from the city, you shall dwell in the field, and you shall even go to Babylon. There you shall be delivered; there the Lord will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.
The enemy of the true Church (Mystery Babylon -- Revelation chapter 17) will be defeated spiritually by the intercession of the righteous.
Micah 4:11-13 Now also many nations have gathered against you, who say, "Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion." But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord, nor do they understand His counsel; for He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor. "Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hooves bronze; you shall beat in pieces many peoples; I will consecrate their gain to the Lord, and their substance to the Lord of the whole earth."
Zechariah Chapter 4:
Those who have come out of Mystery Babylon will carry the light of the Lord and produce the oil of this season.
Zechariah 4:1-7 Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. And he said to me, "What do you see?" So I said, "I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps. Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left." So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, "What are these, my lord?" Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord." So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of "Grace, grace to it!"'"
Zerubbabel means "out of Babylon." Those who are the true servants of God are the two olive trees (Zechariah 4:11-14); these two (men and women) will bring forth the anointing oil of this season that will bring forth the fullness of the Holy Spirit's work.
Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? For these seven rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the Lord, which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.
These seven (spirits of God) are to be released in the Church by the golden oil that is produced by the servants of God. The foundation (true doctrine) will be laid by the true servants of God. His house, Zion, shall be built upon the foundation of truth, and the Capstone (Christ) shall be brought to cover His house with shouts of grace, grace to the Lord of glory!
1 Peter Chapter 4:
The time has come for judgment to come to the Church.
1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
This speaks of further separation of light from darkness in the house of God. The wicked shall be removed from the righteous and reserved for destruction (Matthew 13:41). Many of the divisions within the Church that are perceived to be the work of the devil will actually be the work of God.
Matthew 10:34-37 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes will be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me."
Many of God's people have suffered persecution for the past several years will be vindicated because they have sought to serve the Lord with their whole hearts.
1 Peter 4:12-14 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
The Spirit of God's abiding glory will rest upon those who have paid the price to remain obedient to the Lord in spite of the persecution. The cry of the righteous saints has been:
Philippians 3:10 That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.
Malachi Chapter 4:
Malachi confirms the judgment that Peter prophesied.
Malachi 4:1-3 For behold the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, That will leave them neither root nor branch. But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings, and you shall go out like stall-fed calves. You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this, says the Lord of Hosts.
Malachi also confirms that a time of healing and restoration is coming to those who love the Lord. The glory of the Sun of Righteousness shall rest upon the Church. This is the abiding glory that the Lord has said would be upon His people in this season.
These are the things that the Spirit of the Lord has quickened to me concerning this coming season. I have shared them with you that your faith might be so quickened that you will be compelled to step through the open door. If you will get into the Spirit you too will hear the voice of the Master, "Come up here, and I will show you."