This forms the final part of the proceeding word originally received at Tabernacles 5777. This year, we move into 5780 and what was spoken at the beginning of 5777 is still unfolding. What follows is part of that word spoken 3 years ago:
Only a Heartbeat Away
After I had the vision of the cloak, the Lord said that He wanted to release fresh oxygen to those buried deep in darkness and under extreme pressure to give up at this time. He showed me a picture of His heart and the lower-left chamber in particular. It looked dark and a bit empty but I could see the wall of it was lined with the smooth facets of crystal gems. Then I was shown a view of the upper left chamber or atrium, looking directly into the valve between the two chambers. The left atrium is the chamber that receives freshly oxygenated blood from the lungs. As it fills up, the mitral valve opens automatically because of the pressure and fresh oxygenated blood flows down into the left ventricle which then pumps it around the Body. I saw a quill pen inside the valve leading from the left atrium, which seemed to be directing the flow of blood to the lower chamber. This helped me to understand who the words I would be releasing were for.
Only the Spirit of Revelation is able to show a picture to the human spirit and impart, in a flash, pages of understanding that keep unfolding as you gaze intently at them. It seemed, from what I saw, that God’s heart has people dwelling inside of it, who have almost become part of His heart muscle because they are so one with Him. They are the ones who have lain for many seasons with their heads upon His breast, listening to His heartbeat and conforming their lives to what they hear. They take up many different positions in the heart muscle, as their very lives have become a prayer releasing the sound of God’s weeping heart for the nations – but the ones which the Spirit was particularly directing attention to, were those situated in the left ventricle. It seemed the scene was in-between the time when one portion of oxygenated blood had already been sent to the rest of the Body and before a fresh portion had been received from the left atrium. In reality, there is only half a heartbeat in-between these happenings but the picture had frozen between beats, so to speak. This left ventricle is responsible for supplying oxygen to the entire body. It is a herculean task and these saints have been so faithful to release word after word of life over the Body of Christ, His Bride, from their hidden and unheralded position. Moved by the unction of the Spirit, every instruction concerning intercessory prayer and decree has been followed in minute detail and complete obedience – but exhaustion is now the order of the day for many of them.
I sensed there was an atmosphere of desperation and emptiness in this pause between receiving fresh input and washing with life-giving Blood. It is as if they felt they had nothing left to give. The phrase which came to me is one from Nehemiah 4 – ‘the strength of the burden-bearers is weakening’ and I knew God felt very deeply for these faithful intercessors who had remained where He had appointed them for so very long. He wanted to send them a love letter, informing them of His imminent plans for them. In the days following this understanding, I received line after line of poems flowing without ceasing from the Lover of our souls, intended to impart fresh strength to remain just a little longer until His appointed lifting into the whirlwind cloak arrived. (You will find these poems in the pdf Revelations from the Secret Place 5777 on the Storehouse page of this website). Be encouraged – you are hearing His heart correctly, but you are just between beats at present. He is well pleased with you.
The valve between these two heart chambers is called the ‘mitral’ valve, coming from a Latin root from which we also get the word ‘mitre’. The official headdress of the High Priest was given this name and the Hebrew word also means ‘turban’. It was this turban which bore the plate saying ‘Holiness to the Lord’. It is a picture of our minds and thought life being set apart and holy to the Lord; truly possessing the mind of Christ for situations. (it is those who have set their minds apart in holiness that receive the seal upon their foreheads before destruction breaks out, as I have covered in previous articles).
Exo 29:6 And you shall put the turban or mitre upon his head and put the holy crown upon the turban. Exo 29:7 Then take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him.
The Hebrew word for ‘mitre’ comes from a root word ‘tsanaph’ meaning ‘to violently turn or wrap up’. It makes me think the violent turning of events depicted in the red whirlwind cloak, as it was wrapped up by the violence of the Bridegroom’s loving whirlwind deliverance and sending out of His own precious ones. In a sense, He is coming to ‘wrap things up’. This word ‘tsanaph’ only appears in two verses in the whole Bible. One refers to the action of winding the high priest’s turban and remember, the gold plate which is bound round the mitre says ‘Holy to the Lord’. No other instruction is received by those with the mind of Christ. They move only under the direction of the Head of the Body. The other instance of ‘tsanaph’ is found in Isaiah 22:18 where it describes the Lord dealing with the unrighteous steward, Shebna, by violently removing him from his self-appointed position as treasurer. Neville Johnson has spoken extensively in previous years about the ‘changing of the guard’ in the ranks of those who are appointed as guardians of the Bride of Christ:
Isa 22:18 He will surely roll you up in a bundle [Shebna] and toss you like a ball into a large country; there you will die and there will be your splendid chariots, you disgrace to your master’s house! Isa 22:19 And I will thrust you from your office, and from your station will you be pulled down. Isa 22:20 And in that day I will call My servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. Isa 22:21 And I will clothe him with your robe and will bind your girdle on him and will commit your authority to his hand; he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
Note that Shebna is also rolled up in a bundle, but not like David, who is in a ‘living bundle with the Lord his God’! These verses describe a sudden turn of events, a turning of the tables if you will. The one who has appointed himself ‘first’ is now last and Eliakim is called and appointed in his stead and given authority. Of course, we know only too well the verses about the key of David being laid upon his shoulder. Eliakim means ‘God raises’ and here once again we see those meek saints who are not willing to elevate themselves but wait until their appointed turn to be called. They know God raises up one and pulls down another and in this year of completion, there will be swift replacements made in Kingdom positions in the earth. The Shebnas are going to be quickly and violently removed and the faithful servants of the Most High, the Eliakims, will be swiftly elevated to the now vacant positions of rule. Hilkiah was the father of Eliakim. What does his name mean? …because it holds a key to understanding what kind of loins produce an Eliakim! Hilkiah means ‘Jehovah is my portion’ and in this finishing season, only those who wear the turban which is inscribed ‘Holy to the Lord’ and who joyfully embrace the Lord Jehovah as the allotted portion of their inheritance will be given authority to rule and open and shut.
Psa 16:5 The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.
The mitral valve consists of two leaves which open and shut. It opens and releases oxygenated blood to the left ventricle and then closes so that that blood can be sent in fullness to the body and not leak back into the upper chamber. In essence, it is a door bearing the name ‘mitre’. It is in full control of the flow of life to the body. Just like Eliakim, upon whom was hung the responsibility for all the vessels of the Lord’s house, this door opens and closes according to Heaven’s blueprint rhythm and directs the flow of the river of life-bringing Blood to the whole Body of Christ. Peter in effect functioned as a mitral valve, releasing the life-giving flow received in the upper room to those gathered in the street below – and 3000 were saved.
Isa 22:22 And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open. Isa 22:23 And I will fasten him like a peg or nail in a firm place; and he will become a throne of honor and glory to his father’s house. Isa 22:24 And they will hang on him the honour and the whole weight of [responsibility for] his father’s house: the offspring and issue [of the family, high and low], every small vessel, from the cups even to all the flasks and big bulging bottles.
Luk 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful steward, the wise man whom his master will set over those in his household service to supply them their allowance of food at the appointed time? Luk 12:43 Blessed (happy and to be envied) is that servant whom his master finds so doing when he arrives. Luk 12:44 Truly I tell you, he will set him in charge over all his possessions.
I see, depicted here in the positioning of the writer’s quill in the mitral valve, those whose tongues are the pen of a ready writer (psalm 45); writers and speakers who move and release words in time with Heaven and not according to the demand or whim of others in the Body. They understand the importance of moving according to the heartbeat of God and not the winds of earth. Why is this so important? Because every release from God’s heart into the Body must be timed precisely.
Much is accomplished by the arrival of oxygenated blood at the door of the many cells in the different sections of the body. Time must be given for the oxygen to move across the cell barrier. Waste matter must be offloaded into the blood so it can be carried away. There is minute detail in the job description of every single portion of blood pumped from the heart and, similarly, a word spoken at the correct moment is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Therefore the correct timing of opening and closing of the mitral valve is imperative. A door that opens at the wrong moment gives the enemy a foothold to attack the whole body right from its center – hence the need for such intensive training in meekness on the part of those who are appointed this position in the heart of God. When the Spirit says ‘close up shop’, it is vital to do so and when He says ‘Release that word now’, it must be done without delay. The welfare of our brothers and sisters in Christ is at stake. Those who have taken delight in continuously displaying every single word heard in the secret place are not considered trustworthy for the next season of war we are entering into. Discretion is the ability to discern when to speak and when to keep silent! A beautiful woman without discretion is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout, says Solomon!
There are some who have been shaped and groomed during their time hearing the heart of the Father, to be a door or ‘mitral valve’ releasing words of life to a small number of saints in the left ventricle – who then impart that life and message to the rest of the Body. We are all positioned and connected differently in the Body and each part must function precisely in this next season, in order for the Bride to have understanding of the times and know what to do. The mitral valve is connected closely to the sons of Issachar, jewels positioned in the left ventricle of God’s heart, who then release words of life and direction to the people of God in pivotal seasons. The opening and closing of this door of life is not according to the metronomes of earth or soulish reasoning. It can only be accomplished by the vessels themselves being immersed in ‘waters to swim in’, where they are carried along by the rhythm of the river that flows from the throne.
It is not easy, especially when one has been washed oneself with powerfully lifegiving images or words of truth, to rein oneself in and keep in time with Heaven. After receiving the content of this pdf, I was instructed to prepare it all and not release it for 17 days. Only the Father understood fully why this time period was necessary and as much as I was itching to share, I knew that He was busy putting finishing touches to work He was doing that would prepare the soil of the hearts of those He would take the word to. Without this preparatory work, anything I released would fall to the ground and be wasted. The number 17 is also the number of resurrection power as Jesus was resurrected on the 17th Nisan, bringing behind Him gifts for men and a train of vanquished foes. Here is our pattern. His wisdom is so far above ours and His understanding has no measure. It is best to just obey, whether one understands or not, because He is orchestrating a vast network of movements amongst His pattern sons and if we all move in implicit obedience, the symphony of heavenly sound plays on in ever-increasing crescendo – and crushes the head of the demonic assignments against the Bride of Christ. When we move in step with Heaven’s leading, our lives release a sound into the atmosphere that wreaks havoc in the realms of darkness.
So often God keeps His cards very close to His chest and those whom He can trust to keep His secrets, keep silent until the moment of release. Think of the march around Jericho. Six days of marching in silence while the shofars sounded and then, in the final revolution, a duet of ear-shattering sound was released which brought the strongholds down. The Spirit is busy moving and instructing you secretly concerning your appointed moment of sound release. If you hold your peace and get into position and then do it at the precise moment Heaven plans, the impact on the kingdom of darkness will be catastrophic.
Beloved Intercessor company, as your heart and mind are refreshed concerning the heart of Heaven toward you, may the Spirit of Truth connect up all the remaining puzzle pieces you hold in your hand, so that you have a clear picture of His blueprint for you. May you hear a voice behind you saying ‘this is the way, walk in it’ as you turn to the right and the left. This in effect is the breath of God carrying sound and washing over you. It will empower you for all that is ahead. He does all things well and you are watched over closely and jealously as He brings to pass His purposes in the earth.
And to those who are positioned as the mitral valve, that double door company, may you become completely aligned to His precision timing as you are moved only by the Spirit of Truth in these days. May you deliver meat at the precise moment needed to feed the waiting ones hidden deep within His heart.