The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle

Go Through the Gates

05.25.23 02:40 AM Comment(s) By Rich

Lift Up a Signal Over the Peoples

Since Easter every night I’ve woken in the night and sensed Holy Spirit leading me to a passage of Scripture. I’ve hash-tagged the photos, observations, and prayers that have come from these sweet times of fellowship with the Lord #ScriptureInTheNight on both Facebook and Instagram.

Starting on May 17 I’ve felt led to go through Isaiah 62, with more than a million, who are praying for Jerusalem right now ( Last night verse 9 placed us in the courts:

Tonight we go through the gates. If memory serves, there were multiple courts in the temple, and certain people were able to get closer to the Lord than others. This was a man-made system, but the tabernacle design was given by the Lord, and there was only one court, and it was for all. In both systems only the priests could enter the Holy Place to minister to the Lord, and only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies once a year.

Before we attended the Asbury Outpouring my favorite time of worship was at the tabernacle in the wilderness of Israel pictured above, in 2005. As we got closer and closer to the Holy of Holies worship got more and more intense, and then we pulled back the veil…or at least we tried! It was stapled shut! I guess the designer didn’t know the actual veil was torn from top to bottom like a father ripping his shirt when his son died, opening the way for all who receive what He did for us to enter the Holy of Holies.

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split.

Matthew 27:51, ESV

As we join our prayers with more than a million for Israel, let’s pray that many enter into the presence of the Father through the Son!

The 21 day fast for Jerusalem ends on May 28, which is Pentecost this year. Here's my portrayal of what happened from my one-man play 
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