This is AMAZING and had to share it – gave me chills. From Jill Austin’s Dancing with Destiny:
One time when I was in prayer, the Lord gave me much deeper revelation and understanding of this. It was an amazing visitation that happened to me during one of my own Master Potter conferences.
I found myself moving at breakneck speed through a realm of eternity in heaven. It was smoky all around me, like swirling glory. As I looked below, I could see glimpses of a sea of glass and hear sounds of worship.
In front of me, huge gates opened, and I went through them. I was astounded as I found myself close up against the chest of Jesus. I could feel His robe underneath my face; it felt like linen. I could hear His gigantic heart beating and beating. Then I could feel the arms of the Lord around me, holding me and loving me. I felt so secure and so protected. There was no other place anywhere in the world that I wanted to be more than there–leaning on my Beloved, snuggled up against His chest, feeling His arms around me and hearing His heart.
It seemed as if the chamber was made of flesh–it felt very vulnerable–and I could feel the loud pounding of eternity. Then I realized that I was hearing the cries of the oppressed and broken and lost as they surrounded me. I could also hear Him weeping. This great Intercessor was weeping for the lost. His heart was like a wall and inscribed on it were the names of every single human being on earth. He was crying out for each one of these names. Each one. If I looked at a name, his or her face appeared and I had a glimpse into that person’s life. It was like experiencing heaven’s wailing wall.
I could feel as well as hear the people in this wall crying out: “Is there a God? Is He really there? Do You feel my pain?” In the enormous chamber of His heart, I could hear all of humanity, every name, every face and every circumstance. I could hear the sounds of the abused and the broken: “is there really a God?” I could also hear the prayers of the intercessors on earth and cries of the lost. Then it was as if, underneath, I could hear the sound of the blood of the martyrs, “How long, O Lord? How long, O Lord?”
The response of His great pain for each suffering person was like a heart attack.
Gradually I realized that I could hear music and other sounds of heaven. I remember the words Holy is the Lamb. All of the voices and instruments were mingled, as if an enormous orchestra and choir were assembled in the weeping heart of the Lord. It made a great crescendo–the anguish of the people and the music of heaven in the midst of His great intercession.
Then I felt as if the Lord was speaking to me. The key to apostolic authority is love. If people want to move in signs and wonders and miracles, if they want to see heaven breaking in to take whole territories, then they need to discover My heart and My compassion. Then I will give them the power to set the captive free and the anointing to see the sick healed and the dead raised.
In the distance I could see other chambers, like other rooms in heaven. His heart was like heaven itself with many different dimensions. I could see the throne ahead but my attention was given to His words: If people want to move in My power and My presence, they need to have My love and My heart.
Jill Austin, an award-winning potter, is the founder of Master Potter Ministries and a leading prophetic voice in the Church. She travels nationally and internationally as a popular speaker at charismatic and prophetic conferences.
I haven’t finished the book yet but it’s amazing so far – she’s a really anointed author in my opinion.