July 2, 2005
Full-Circle: The Jerusalem Report"
by Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries
Devoted Prayer Warriors:
We have come full circle back to Dallas.
Thank you for praying for us. This has probably been one of the most historic
trips we have ever taken. I believe future history will also be determined
because of the intercession made by you on our behalf and the decrees that the
Spirit of God decreed at each place. I hope you have enjoyed the reports.
This retraces a major portion of the history of the Church. Our goal was to
break old cycles preventing power from coming forth in this and the next two
generations. I believe we have had victory as we traveled to Moscow, Istanbul,
Rome and Jerusalem. We have decreed reversal of lost power over each one of you,
and asked the Lord to restore His power in fullness to the Church.
We have asked the Lord to also release an anointing so our expected end is
greater than where we have ever been. I am decreeing that all hindering
religious forces and false truths that have been built into your spiritual
foundation "let go" and that you walk in a whole new clarity of the purpose of
God in your life.
What a joy it is being in this wonderful city that belongs to God. You can sense
His sovereignty. You can also begin to realign yourself to God's perfect time by
embracing the history of His visitation and opening your eyes to see His word
being fulfilled presently. You also feel an anticipation of the future.
We met Rick and Patti Ridings, Martin and Norma Sarvis (who do our Prayer
Updates from Israel), Lindy Heidler and John and Una Gere. They are all part of
the 24/7 Sukkat Hallel House of Prayer in Jerusalem. At the beginning of the
Hebrew Year 5765, God opened up a place to develop a house of prayer on Mt. Zion
in a location that was once a discotheque. This place overlooks the Ben Hinnom
Valley as well as the Mt. of Olives. You can imagine 24 hour prayer with this
visual focus. Therefore, part of our joy on this trip was for our team to attend
several of the prayer watches. John Gere along with the others listed above
served as our guide on our tour.
One important recent discovery was an inscription on a stone at the corner of
the Temple Mount area. The stone says "This is the place where the silver
trumpets are blown." Once this was found, members of Sukkat Hallel began to go
and blow silver trumpets at this place. (You will find the reasoning of blowing
silver trumpets in Numbers 10 -- they called together leadership and announced
war. They also decreed the movement of the camp.) After hearing the blowing of
the trumpets, some Orthodox leaders also began to do the same. This signifies a
coming full-circle and an announcing that war, movement, and a change in
leadership is occurring.
An interesting article that was released the day we started this journey was
"After 2,000 Years, a Seed From Ancient Judea Sprouts." This article by Steven
Erlanger of The New York Times stated that Israeli doctors and scientists have
succeeded in germinating a date-seed nearly 2,000 years old.
The seed, nicknamed Methuselah, was taken from an excavation at Masada, the
cliff fortress where, in A.D. 73, 960 Jewish zealots died by their own hand,
rather than surrender to a Roman assault. The point of germinating this seed is
to find out what was so exceptional about the original date palm of Judea, much
praised in the Bible and the Koran for its shade, food, beauty and medicinal
qualities, but long ago destroyed by the crusaders. "The righteous shall
flourish like the palm tree," says Psalm 92.
"They shall still bring forth fruit
in old age. They shall be fat and flourishing."
Plants grown from ancient seeds usually keel over and die soon, having used most
of their nutrients in remaining alive. The plant is now 11.8 inches tall and has
produced seven leaves, one of which was removed for DNA testing. Radiocarbon
dating in Switzerland on a snip of the seed showed it to be 1,990 years old,
plus or minus 50 years. So the date-seed dates from 35 B.C. to A.D. 65, just
before the famed Roman siege.
In the time of Pliny, forests of date-palms covered the area from Lake Galilee
to the Dead Sea and made Jericho famous; a date palm is featured on ancient
coinage, as it is on the current Israeli 10-shekel coin. The date palm
symbolized ancient Israel; the honey of "the land of milk and honey" came from
the date. It is praised as a tonic to increase longevity, as a laxative, as a
cure for infections and as an aphrodisiac. But the dates of Judea were destroyed
before the Middle Ages, and what dates Israel grows now were imported in the
1950's and 60's from California and originated elsewhere in the Middle East. It
takes 30 years for the date seed to mature and produce fruit. However, we
believe this signified the beginning of coming full circle and starting a whole
new cycle of life, freedom and fruit.
The Lord Released Key Prophetic Revelation
I would like to release the overall prophetic word of God that seemed to come
forth during this journey before I explain the key revelation released at each
"For this is a time that Heaven is resounding and My voice is descending to
bring forth victory in the earth. I will have a joyful house of prayer for every
ethnos people. This is a day of extension, for I am extending Myself to places
in the earth that have never received My joyful sound.
"Nations are in the valley of decision choosing their altar and object of
worship. I will watch how they worship. I will come down and review their houses
of worship, and I will reconcile all nations back to My land of Israel and the
city of Jerusalem. Nations who have never known My Sprit will have an
opportunity to experience Me in days ahead.
"As you stand upon this hill (the Temple Mount), you are standing on the focal
point where the nations of the earth will choose their alliance. This is the
place that My watchmen will come into conflict over. My Glory will cover the
earth, but My glory will enter in through the Eastern Gate and I will establish
Myself as King over the earth.
"Be still and know that I am God. This is a time of conflict. This conflict will
decide who will stand with Me as the nations align. This is a time of contending
for the portal of heaven to be opened over this city and this place that you
stand. My watchmen will contend in the nations that are contending for Me. The
conflict that is occurring in the heavenlies will begin to penetrate the earth.
"The next three years will reflect the level of conflict. Many will have
opportunity to know Me and align with Me. Others will turn away and harden their
hearts. One nation at a time will be reconciled with My covenant plan. I am
raising up those who are watching with Me. These will gain the strategies over
how to realign entire people groups with My plan for days ahead. I will create a
sound of praise that will be contagious. My House will be filled with joy. Those
who resist the joy of My House will also lose their strength as a nation.
"This will be a season of descending. You must first go to the low place to win
the high place. My Son first descended before He ascended. You will learn to
worship in your low places. You will learn not to fear the hell around you. You
will worship in unusual places. But when you worship in the low places, I will
rend the heavens and come down and I will raise you up, level your path, make
your crooked places straight and produce a way out of the wilderness.
"I will teach you to worship in new ways. Therefore, adversity will not capture
you. I am calling you to stand in new ways. If you will journey with Me and be
willing to face the enemies that have attempted to defeat you in the past, I
will place you in the cleft of My rock. I will surround you, weaken their
ability, and send you forth to break their cycles. This is a time of recovery!
"This is a time of procession. I am beginning to come close to you to lead you in
a new way. Submit, resist and follow me for I am drawing very near to you. I am
drawing near to this city. As you say, ‘I will come near,' you will begin to
hear My voice in a new way. I am ready for you to hear My voice at the gates.
"There is a sound beginning to be released at the gates. Hear the sound at
the gates. I am putting a prophetic anointing within your mouth to speak what I
am speaking. Open your mouth and I will fill it. I will take you from gate to
gate and place to place. You will record the sound and sing the songs of
deliverance that will open up the gate. For each gate has a sound that heaven is
"This is a time that My armies are responding to your singing in the earth realm.
I am ready to send help to establish you at the gates of your lives and cites. I
am ready to establish Myself at the gates of Jerusalem. Hear the song, sing, and
watch the Hosts of Heaven align themselves to assist you at the gates."
The Word Comes Alive As We Pray!
There were several scriptures that became very important. The first passage that
God gave us when we were leaving Rome for Jerusalem was Zechariah 4. This is
referring, of course, to the Menorah of God. The Menorah represents the light in
the revelation of God being the central rallying standard that all civil as well
as spiritual government must align with. This passage also shows the power of
the Spirit of God to overcome what we have never overcome in our past.
We stood behind the huge man-made Menorah at the Knesset in Jerusalem and
declared there would be a realignment of government with God's spiritual
foundations for this hour. We decreed that the Spirit of revelation would enter
every structure of society. We also decreed that you would have revelation to
speak toward any mountain in your life that you were not able to overcome in the
past. Please read this passage.
Numbers 13 and 14 become two of the most important passages of this year. I have
been encouraging you to read these all year. While we were in Jerusalem, this
was the actual Torah reading for this week. God is saying this! Do not let
anything you "see" remove your faith to advance.
John 9 is linked with the blind man whom the Lord healed at the Pool of Siloam.
You will read about this in the report. Amos 9 and Acts 15 concern the
restoration of the Tabernacle of David. Ask God to give you revelation of these
scriptures. Worship Warrior has much revelation on these chapters. Isaiah 45
pertains to how God raises up leadership that can go through resistant gates and
gain the wealth to accomplish His building plan for the future. Please read this
chapter from Isaiah.
The Temple Mount
This is the place where the war of all worship wars will be fought. The war is
over worship on this Mount. "Who will control worship in the latter days?" is
the defining question in the earth. The Temple Mount is owned by the Israelis,
but under Jordanian stewardship. However, we all know that the Mount belongs to
the Lord. From the above prophecy you can see that God's heart can really be
expressed on this Mount.
Though David was a worshipper, he was man of war and was not allowed to build
the temple. However, he was permitted to gather the materials for it and to
organize the project (I Chronicles 22). The actual work began
"in the four
hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land
of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel" (I Kings 6:1).
Solomon began to reign about 971 BC, so his fourth year would have been about
967 BC. The temple was completed about 960 BC, seven years later (I Kings
In biblical times three temples were built on the same site: Solomon's,
Zerubbabel's, and Herod's. Solomon built the temple on the east side of
Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, "where the Lord had appeared to his father David, at
the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite"
(I Chronicles 21:28; II Chronicles 3:1).
The highest part of Mount Moriah is now the site of the building called The Dome
of the Rock in Jerusalem. During the reign of Rehoboam, Solomon's son, (I Kings
14:26) the Temple treasures were taken to Egypt. Asa used the Temple treasure to
buy an ally (I Kings 15:18) and stop an invader (II Kings 16:8). Manasseh placed
Canaanite altars and carved images of Asherah, a Canaanite goddess, in the
Temple (II Kings 21:4,7). Ahaz introduced an altar patterned after one he saw in
Damascus (II Kings 16:10-16).
By about 640 BC, Josiah had to repair the Temple (II Kings 22:3-7). Josiah was
the king who overthrew Solomon's false altars and restored true worship back to
Judah. Notice these cycles. After robbing the Temple of its treasures and gold
during his first attack (II Kings 24:13), in 587 BC the Babylonian King
Nebuchadnezzar looted, sacked and burned the Temple (II Kings 25:9,13-17). But
people still came to the site to offer sacrifices (Jeremiah 41:5). Do you see
Many temples have been built on the Mount, including a temple of Jupiter, which
was destroyed at Constantine's direction. He despised the place and made it a
dump. In the history of the Temple Mount, a caliph approached the Byzantine
ruler of Jerusalem to ask for a place where the Moslems might build their
mosque. The ruler gave them permission to build the mosque on a dump filled with
rubbish and trash. This dump was the Temple Mount area. So the "Church" actually
gave the Temple Mount away. We asked forgiveness for us, as Christians, turning
the Temple Mount over to the idolatrous worship.
You can see the significance of us not recognizing God's Holy places in the
earth. Now there is talk of building another mosque on the Mount. This would
then be the 5th mosque there - one for each of the five pillars of Islam. The
Temple Mount is truly a portal of heaven and a gate of hell with hidden occult
powers working underground to hold the whole Mount captive. There is much
contention over who will rule this place. In the past, rabbis have discouraged
people from going to this site since they felt it was so holy (with the Temple
having been there). Do you see the war, both physical and spiritual?
After the Temple was destroyed during the Babylonian captivity, the Ark of the
Covenant was never recovered, and so the Second Temple (and Herod's Temple) had
no ark. Neither were Solomon's ten lampstands recovered. These are all prophetic
issues to watch for in days ahead. One seven-branched candelabra, the Table of
Showbread, and the incense altar stood in the Holy Place of the second Temple
(as they did in Herod's Temple), but these were taken by Antiochus IV Epiphanes
(about 175 BC - 163 BC), who defiled the altar in 167 BC. Do you see the war?
On the corner of the Temple Mount is now the largest underground mosque in the
Middle East, which can accommodate more than 30,000 people. This indicates how
the war has shifted from being above ground to underground. The Islamic
leadership is also hoping to bring water from Mecca to store in the underground
cisterns on the Temple Mount. This would then provide the option for Muslim
faithful to take their hajj to the Temple Mount, giving the Temple Mount status
similar to Mecca. We prayed much about this. Do you see the war?
One of the highlights of the entire trip was while we were on the Temple Mount
and went to stand as close as possible to the Eastern Gate to pray. This gate
has always been closed off by Muslims on the inside of the Mount area. Ezekiel
43 and Isaiah 45 were such key chapters as we prayed on the Mount. However, when
we got in front of the gated area in front of the Eastern Gate, we found that
the gate that would allow us to descend to the front of the Eastern Gate was
The whole team went down and prayed with our hands upon the Eastern Gate. It was
as if we were paving the way once again for the coming of the Lord. We declared
that God was putting His forerunners in place once again to open up the way for
This was the first time that any of us, including the team from Israel, had been
to the actual gate itself. We then went where we felt the center of the original
Temple site was. The bedrock place we stood upon was in alignment with both the
Eastern Gate and the Mount of Olives. We each stood and made declarations of
realignment. We read Psalm 15: "Who may dwell on your holy hill?" This was truly
a key time.
What an amazing emotion to experience as we stood there and remembered how the
Lord Jesus showed respect for the Temple. He referred to it as
"the House of God" (Matt 12:4)
and "Father's house" (John 2:16). He taught that everything in
it was holy because it belonged to God, and was angry when it was defiled.
Therefore, Jesus purged the Temple of the moneychangers (Mark 11:15-17; John
He wept and proclaimed prophetically its destruction (Mark 13:1; Luke 19:41-44).
Jesus' actions in the Temple disclosed Him as Messiah. This was one of the
reasons the Pharisees wanted His death. At the moment of Jesus' death, the veil
of the Temple was torn from top to bottom (Matt 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45).
At the crucifixion, Jesus opened a new way for the presence of God to be
attained. A new order and a new covenant were released in the earth. No longer
was the Temple in Jerusalem to be the only place where mankind worshiped God.
God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him
"in spirit and truth"
The first Christians, converted Jews, continued to worship at the Temple (Luke
24:52; Acts 2:46; 3:1; 5:12,20-21,42). However, persecution and powerful works
caused new wineskins to be developed in other areas such as Antioch, Ephesus and
other cities. We should each realize that we are a new Temple. However, we must
also realize that nations are aligning and God's Living Body is in war with
anti-Christ covenant forces that want to control our worship. By asking the Lord
to return in His power to the Church, the war over the Temple Mount will begin
The City of David
As we approached and walked through the City of David, many military troops
seemed to have converged on that area of the city. It appeared that we were
following the troops wherever they went. The Lord impressed us that He was
mustering the troops of heaven and aligning the troops of the earth for the war
ahead. New excavations are being found all the time. However, the key place that
we stopped to pray was where David defeated the Jebusites of his day.
David constructed a new palace for himself in the area known as Ophel and bought
the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite (2 Sam 24:18). There is a war at the
gates of this city. By understanding the war at the gates of Jerusalem, we
understand the war at the gates of our lives and our cities.
Here are the gates listed in the Bible:
Beautiful Gate (Acts 3:10)
Benjamin's Gate (Jer 38:7; Zech 14:10)
Corner Gate (2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chron 25:23; 26:9; Jer 31:38; Zech 14:10
East Gate (1 Chron 26:14; 2 Chron 31:14)
Ephraim, Gate of (2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chron 25:23; Neh 8:16; 12:39)
First Gate (Zech 14:10)
Fish Gate (2 Chron 33:14; Neh 3:3; 12:39; Zeph 1:10)
Foundation, Gate of the (2 Chron 23:5)
Fountain Gate (Neh 3:15; 12:37)
Horse Gate (2 Chron 23:15; Neh 3:28; Jer 31:40)
Joshua, Gate of (2 Kings 23:8)
King's Gate (1 Chron 9:18)
Middle Gate (Jer 39:3)
Miphkad Gate (Neh 3:31)
New Gate (Jer 36:10)
North Gate (1 Chron 26:14)
Old Gate (Neh 3:6; 12:39)
Potsherd Gate (Jer 19:2)
Prison, Gate of the (Neh 12:39)
Refuse Gate (Neh 2:13; 3:13-14; 12:31)
Shallecheth Gate (1 Chron 26:16)
Sheep Gate (Neh 3:1,32; 12:39; John 5:2)
South Gate (1 Chron 26:15)
Upper Gate (2 Kings 15:35; 2 Chron 23:20; 27:3)
Valley Gate (2 Chron 26:9; Neh 2:13,15; 3:13)
Water Gate (Neh 3:26; 8:1,3,16; 12:37)
West Gate (1 Chron 26:16)
Dung Gate (Neh 2:13; 3:13-14; 12:31; RSV, NIV, NEB, KJV; Refuse Gate, NKJV)
Dung Port (Neh 2:13, KJV; Refuse Gate, NKJV)
Former Gate (Zech 14:10, RSV, NEB; First Gate, NKJV)
Guard, Gate of the (Neh 12:39, RSV, NIV, NASB, Gate of the Prison, NKJV)
Guardhouse, Gate of the (Neh 12:39, NEB; Gate of the Prison, NKJV)
High Gate (2 Chron 23:20; 27:3; KJV; Upper Gate, NKJV)
Higher Gate (2 Kings 15:35, KJV; Upper Gate, NKJV)
Inspection Gate (Neh 3:31, NIV, NASB; Miphkad Gate, NKJV)
Jeshanah Gate (Neh 3:6; 12:39; NIV, NEB; Old Gate, NKJV)
Muster Gate (Neh 3:31, RSV; Miphkad Gate, NKJV)
Mustering Gate (Neh 3:31, NEB, Miphkad Gate, NKJV)
Shalleketh Gate (1 Chron 26:16, NIV; Shallecheth Gate, NKJV)
Sheep Market (John 5:2, KJV; Sheep Gate, NKJV)
Sheep-Pool (John 5:2, NEB; Sheep Gate, NKJV)
(from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright (c)1986, Thomas Nelson
There is war over God's glory entering our lives, families, cities, churches,
and nations. When you go to Jerusalem, you had better understand the covenant war
that we are in spiritually. David made Jerusalem the religious capital of the
nation. He moved the ARK OF THE COVENANT, which had been kept at Kirjath-jearim
(Josh 15:9) to Jerusalem. Then David proceeded to build a TABERNACLE, in which
the ark was placed.
The city's greatest glory was reached under the reign of King Solomon, who built
the Temple and a royal palace besides greatly enlarging and strengthening the
walls of the city. The greatest humiliation was reached under the reign of
Antiochus Ephiphanes (175 BC - 165 BC), who attempted to annihilate the covenant
plan of God.
The war today for all apostolic leaders is to establish the presence of God in
their sphere of authority. Satan and his hordes' strategy is to remove God's
presence. We are asking the Lord to establish the Ark of His Presence once again
in our cities and lives. Eventually this will come into fullness in the Church.
You will see this fully recovered and brought back again into Jerusalem.
As I said earlier, we stopped and prayed at the place where David captured the
city of Jerusalem from the Jebusites (II Samuel 5:7; I Chronicles 11:5). This was David's
first assignment after becoming king. This also determined the leadership of
David's army. The Jebusites had built a structure so they could get water
without ever leaving the city. This strategy protected them for centuries.
However, David found a way through the water shaft to overthrow the Jebusites
and gain control of God's ordained place for His Ark to rest. You can read more
about the Jebusites in Possessing Your Inheritance.
We declared that in this season we would come full-circle and capture places
that have never been transferred by the Lord into His people's hands. We also
prayed that you would find an entry way into your inheritance, no matter if you
have never pressed through before. Do not say that something is too hard. God
has a way for you to penetrate your enemy's camp.
Jerusalem was under Muslim control from 637 to 1917 except for the brief periods
when the Crusaders held Jerusalem. But times have changed and are changing. God
has a covenant plan and will not be satisfied until all of His purpose is
completed. Pray that the Spirit of the Lord continues to gain control of the
city of Jerusalem. Begin to thank Him that the enemy has weak points and is not
The Pool of Siloam
Another highlight of the trip was our visit to the newly excavated Pool of
Siloam. This was only uncovered six months ago. The expression "Pool of Siloam"
(which is translated, Sent) is found in three passages: John 9:7, Nehemiah 3:15,
Isaiah 8:6. Stairs that went down from the city of David (the southern portion
of the Temple Mount) and the king's garden were in close proximity.
The scripture in John 9:7 where the blind man is sent by Jesus to wash at the
Pool of Siloam seems to indicate that it was near the Temple. However, after
being there, you could see that it was quite a trek for a blind man to find his
way from the Temple to the Pool, even if he was being led. It was from Siloam
that water was brought in a golden vessel to the Temple during the Feast of
Tabernacles. Oh my -- the significance of this is incredible!
You can see from the abundance of vegetation in the area that the pool was quite
large. You can see the pure running water. However, the excavations have stopped
next to land that is owned by the Greek Orthodox Church. This will be one of the
future indicators of the movement of God in the earth this hour.
The Pool of Siloam being uncovered means that the season of being "Sent" is upon
us, and has come full-circle again. This means that the apostolic reformation is
maturing. This also means that the healing dimension of power linked to
evangelism is being restored to the Church. Additionally, this means that we are
in a religious war to continue uncovering what has been lost.
Decree that you will have clear vision. Even though you may seem to be stumbling
in making your way forward in your spiritual journey, declare that you will make
it to the pool that the Lord is sending you to so that your vision will become
Lunch at the Cave
We had lunch on the Mount of Olives, which is mainly Arab. The owner of the
restaurant we visited was an Arab man who formerly resisted anything about God.
One of his ten children got leukemia and was sent home from the hospital to die.
Christians who were visiting Jerusalem and were connected with Ruth Heflin met
this man and asked if they could pray for him. When he told them about his son,
they asked if they could visit him.
They entered this man's home and began to pray and worship. This affected his
life greatly. They then told him if he would bring his son to a church for
prayer that the Lord would heal him (very similar to the blind man needing to go
to the Pool of Siloam). The son insisted that his father do this. During the
prayer and worship time for healing at the church, the Spirit of God began to
deal with this man's hard heart. He found himself upon the floor weeping
uncontrollably. If you would meet this man you would see what a strong, hard man
he was. When he arose from the floor he noticed that his son, who was unable to
walk when they entered the church, was now worshiping and dancing. After blood
tests, the son's healing was confirmed. Now the whole family loves the Lord. Our
meal with this man and his sons was a joyous time.
The Upper Room
While I had a meeting to attend, the rest of the team went to the Upper Room.
This is believed to be the location of where the 120 went to pray after Jesus'
ascension. We felt it was important to go there since we had left on Pentecost
and our role was to declare a reversal of lost power back to the Church. Here is
Robert Heidler's report from that time:
Our team left the USA on the biblical feast of Pentecost, and retraced the
history of the Church from Moscow to Constantinople (Istanbul) to Rome and
finally back to the Church's origins in Jerusalem. We ended our trip in the very
place the church began when the Holy Spirit fell in the Upper Room.
The Upper Room is one of the few biblical locations in Jerusalem that can be
identified with a fair amount of certainty. The roof of the building has been
rebuilt, but the lower part of the walls date back to the first century.
Archaeology has shown that this was definitely a first century Hebrew-Christian
synagogue, and many early writers identify it as the location of the Upper Room
where the Spirit first fell.
As we entered the Upper Room, the first thing we noticed was that someone had
recently installed a large bronze sculpture of an olive tree. As we looked at
it, we were amazed that it showed an olive tree whose branches had been cut off
. . . but that new shoots were springing forth and bearing fruit. What a picture
of our prayer journey!
We have seen how the early Church was cut off from the olive root (Rom 9-11)
back in the fourth century, and grafted onto a pagan root. But in our day God's
olive tree is sending forth new shoots, and the life of God is returning to
produce an end-time harvest. In Rome we saw a Church that had literally been
built on the foundation of a pagan temple. Here we saw the true foundation God
intended for the Church!
John Price saw a picture of an electrical plug that was so corroded that no
power could be transmitted. We confessed the things that hindered the flow of
God's power to the Church, and asked God to bring restoration. As we thought
about the things we had witnessed on the journey, we repented for specific
points of compromise that caused the Church to lose its true foundation and
power. Then we asked God for a fresh release of the Holy Spirit upon his Church.
We did several prophetic acts. Linda Heidler had designed a piece of jewelry
that pictures a dove, but also the burning bush, the tongues of fire, and the
menorah . . . all symbols of the Holy Spirit coming upon His people. There was a
small window high on the front wall of the Upper Room. We put one of these
pendants on this window sill -- high up and out of sight where it would remain
for a long time -- and asked the Spirit to come upon His Church again!
We also took the key that we had locked in Rome, and put the key into a small
hole at the top of the olive tree sculpture, allowing it to fall down into the
interior of the piece. What we had "locked up" in Rome could only be unlocked by
coming back to the original root!
From the Upper Room, we went out to a nearby first century ritual bath or "mikveh."
This mikveh was a large pool of water with a stairway going down, and another
coming up. It was originally designed for Jewish ritual washing, but is probably
the location where the 3000 were baptized at the birth of the Church on
Pentecost. At the mikveh we asked God to purify His Church from the defilement
of paganism, and re-establish His Church on its true foundation!
Rick Ridings poured out water from the Gihon Spring, and quoted from Job 14:7-9:
"For there is hope for a tree if it is cut down that it will sprout again and
that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth
and its stump may die in the ground, yet at the scent of water it will bud and
bring forth branches like a plant." We closed by praising God for all He had
done on this trip!
Meeting with Eitan Shishkoff
There is always a new wineskin forming. My meeting with Eitan Shishkoff was such
a joyous meeting. Eitan is the apostolic leader of five congregations throughout
the Haifa area of Israel, one fellowship being in Nazareth. He is such a
powerful yet humble man who has withstood great persecution to bring forth
Eitan is connected with Dan Juster and Asher Intrater. Our visit was most
encouraging. This just reveals God's apostolic plan for this season in Israel.
There are other major leaders in Israel that are also key in what the Lord is
doing this hour. Eitan will be with us in Denton at our FirstFruits Gathering at
Glory of Zion on August 12.
Before we left Jerusalem, we visited the midnight watch at Sukkat Hallel. This
watch is led by Steve and Tonya Hansen and Lindy Heidler. This was just a
wonderful, vibrant time of worship to seal all that God is doing. Our team
(consisting of myself, Brian Kooiman, Marty Cassady, Ginny Marks, John and
Sheryl Price, Robert and Linda Heidler, Diane Buker and Sylvia Sizemore) thanks
you for praying with us.
I want to say this: THE LORD IS BRINGING ALL OF US FULL CIRCLE! Break your old
cycles, receive new power and enter into the season of victory that God has for
you. Pray for the Body in Jerusalem. Pray for those that are participating in
the 24/7 prayer effort. Pray for the apostolic leaders as they share the good
news of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries
Chuck Pierce's Upcoming Itinerary:
July 28-30, 2005
Taking Back Spoils from the Enemy: Let Deliverance Arise!
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dallas, TX (DFW Airport)
Peter Wagner - Convener, Doris Wagner, Chuck Pierce, John Eckhardt, David Kyle Foster,
Tom Hawkins, Chris Hayward, Pat Legako
September 1-3, 2005
Pozzuoli, Rome Italy
September 15-17, 2005
Arise and Be Healed: Becoming Whole in Body, Soul and Spirit
Bethel Christian Fellowship, Rochester, NY
Speakers: Peter Wagner, Doris Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Peter Horrobin, Che Ahn