Angels at the Altar of Intercession
By Chad Taylor
"And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth; and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake..." Italics mine. (Revelations 8:3-5).
For in this hour says the Lord the angels from My throne have been released to the earth to the altars of prayer and praise that have been created for Me. For their are those that I have released a spirit of David upon, to build a tabernacle of intercession and upon this altar My fire will come says the Lord. On this altar My wind of revival will blow, blowing the embers from this altar into the uttermost parts of the earth. Where they land revival will burst into flame, harvest fields will ignite and burn and My glory will be seen.
For in this hour an alliance will be made between angel and intercessor, between Heaven and earth. The void and the veil shall be removed. For the first time many will see and be amazed. I will take My church to the Mt. of transfiguration and they will be transformed. Angel and intercessor shall walk together on the earth. Prophet and angel shall contend together for the nations says the Lord. They will stand on the high places and speak the oracles of Heaven. Unlike any other generation you will see Heaven on earth says the Lord, Heaven on earth.
For in this hour the fire from the altar of intercession and the fire from My throne shall mingle. This fire will light up the midnight sky and the glory of the Lord shall be seen. Kings will come to the brightness of your rising. The song of Simeon will be heard in the earth again, "For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared before the face of all people, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel..." (Luke 2:30-32).
For in this hour voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake will be released. My voice will be heard like the voice of many waters upon the earth. An army will hear Me and speak. In the hi-ways and bi-ways will they declare My will and purpose and I will turn the hearts of kings like water says the Lord. The hearts of kings like water. The steps of My intercessors will sound like thunder in the distance as they traverse other nations and other lands. The Red Seas will part to their steps and the waters of the Jordan shall stand up and they will walk on dry land.
The lightning of My revelation will illuminate the darkness of nations and tribes and tongues. Where ignorance and idolatry has ruled for generations now shall the song of salvation be heard! Where once darkness ruled My righteousness shall rule. An earthquake of My presence shall shake the church with boldness to take the land and occupy. An earthquake of My power shall shake the prisons that hold men captive in soul, spirit, and body and their doors will come open and their shackles released says the Lord. The captives set free.
Even as I suspended time as Joshua prayed, so shall I suspend time today. As My intercessors and prophets pray time will stand still. 24 hrs. will become 2 hours as My breath breathes upon them. Time and space will flee at the sound of their voices as My holy angels meet them at the altars of intercession. From that place the nations will shake and the ancient gates will be opened. The ancient gates will open at the sound of their voices says the Lord, the ancient gates will be opened. For in this hour a holy alliance will occur between the angels of Heaven and those upon the earth. The one will walk with other and their eyes will be opened.
"Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron... (Is. 45:1-2).