What Heaven is Saying TodayBy Pastor James Durham

At this point in my Yom Kippur experiences, there were only a few hours of this awesome day left, and I was not ready to end this day of being in the awesome presence of the Lord. I began to pray for more from the Lord. I thought about Psalm 115:14-15, “May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” I received this prayer for myself and paused to wait on the Lord. Suddenly I went into a series of visions from the Lord.


In the first vision, I was carried by the Spirit to a very old mansion. It was not well kept and everything was covered with dust. In places the dust was over an inch in depth. The lighting was very dim and as I walked slowly through one room. I passed by what looked like an old picture frame on the wall. It too was covered in a deep layer of dust. The odd thing was that the dust appeared to be over a three-dimensional object. As I cleared away some of the dust, I saw that this was a large diamond pendant on a gold necklace. It had been framed because it was too large to be worn around someone’s neck.


As I pondered the meaning of this object, I heard the voice of the Lord saying: “I have hidden many treasures for my people and I am now opening their eyes to see what I have provided for them.” I understood that the diamond represented a store of spiritual treasures. The words of Revelation 2:17 came into my mind, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” Many biblical scholars believe the white stone is a diamond. This diamond shown to me by the Lord represented the reward for overcomers. Are you an overcomer? If you are an overcomer, begin to open your spiritual eyes to see the treasures the Lord has stored up for you. We have entered into a season of light and the light is revealing the good things of the Lord.


James 1:16-18, “Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.”


Next, I was shown an outdoor scene. A blue laser light from heaven was touching the ground. As it slowly moved further away from me, I saw that it had cut a huge trench in the ground dividing the earth into two halves. I saw many people gathered on both sides of the trench. I heard a voice making a decree; “A separation has begun for the church. The apostate church is on the left and the apostolic church is on the right. (goats and sheep parable) The apostate church has gone too far and when they realize what they have done it will be too late to cross over to My side. The divide is becoming a chasm which cannot be crossed.


Matthew 23:33-36, “And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’”


I was then taken back into the mansion, and I found myself in another very dark room. In the low light, I saw an interesting object. It was a very old and ornate cape placed over what looked like a mannequin for a seamstress. Again, I heard a voice saying: “Old mantles are being released again in this generation. Ancient prophetic and apostolic mantles will come upon many people in this generation as the time of the end draws near.” Are you ready for a new mantle which is in fact very old? Are you ready to take up your authority to speak the Word of the Lord in a rebellious and evil generation? Are you ready to stand with the Lord regardless of the things which may come at you for your faith? If you answered yes to these questions, be ready to receive an awesome gift and responsibility from the Lord. Begin to expect it now. Amen?