By Chad Taylor

"Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence..." (Isa 64:1).


Israel is a mirror into the spiritual realm. Look into her and you will see what is occurring presentlyt in the heavenlies. It is a time of extreme warfare and spiritual engagement. Light and darkness are colliding which in turn is producing "signs in the heavens above and earth beneath, blood, fire and pillar of smoke..." A spiritual fire works display in the spiritual realm. (Acts 2:19).

Sept. 11th, 2001 was a rending of heaven. Israel is a greater rending of heaven. What it is creating is an open Heaven with a greater access into the glory of God. The word rend in Hebrew means to "tear." These current events are "tearing" the heavens open and allowing the earth to be under a more intense window of power. Water, fire and wind can be very destructive forces, but in the right environment they can produce the greatest energy and productivity as well.


Positive and negative charges produce explosive power. What is happening in Israel is creating a window of stunning opportunity for harvest and soul winning. A "tear" is happening in the spiritual realm creating an open heaven which will enable us to engage the lost with greater impact and intensity. We must capitalize on this window of spiritual opportunity and reach out INTO the darkness and pull out the hidden treasures.

The tendency in a storm is to run from it, but revivalist know that running toward it will create the momentum needed to sustain revival. While the whole army of Israel ran away from the giant, David ran toward him creating a spiritual momentum and synergy that harnessed the power of the giant for the Kingdom of God. David cut the head off the Goliath with his own sword...

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled." (1 Sam 17:50-51).


We must run toward the storms of conflict and controversy not away from them. These critical moments in history are producing the atmosphere we need for revival and reformation. Hearts of men and women are opening like a vacuum desiring spiritual truth. If we miss this moment we may lose another generation to psychics and paranormal spiritualism as we have done previously in church history. God is calling "David's" from the fields of obscurity to run at the social giants that others have avoided.

Good Samaritan's that will cross to the other side of the street and lay hands on social lepers that the church has shunned. Father's that will create an atmosphere that welcomes the prodigals rather than alienating them with our myriad of traditions and rules. The church of the future looks nothing like the church of today. This storm of human conflict will be the force that God uses to change the religious landscape of this hour.

"The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet..." (Nahum 1:3).


Ecclesiastes tells us that there is time to rend or tear, and a time to sew or close up. This is the hour that the Lord is rending the heavens and shaking them. The fruit is being shaken off the trees. Mantles are being shaken from Heaven to be picked up by the sons and daughters of God in this present generation. Glory and power is pouring out upon the church for those that are ready to take it and pour it out. Those that are not willing to pour it out will lose even the little bit they already have. Only those willing to run toward the storms and the shaking will be in position to receive this end time anointing for harvest and revival. God is no respecter of persons, He will anoint who He desires to anoint. These present distresses upon the earth is the spiritual spear that is tearing at the heavens above us, creating an open heaven unprecedented in human history.

We must leap through the tear in the heavens and apprehend the glory and power we need to meet the awesome demand of harvest. We must stand under these open heavens and allow His power and presence to change us from glory to glory. We have to run up the Mountain of the Lord and be transfigured. Then when we descend the world will see the glory of the Lord shining upon us and be saved.


A new breed of ministers are rising from the shadows of modern day commercialism and compromise. They are revivalists. Their ministries and lives will create controversy and conflict, it will mark them wherever they go creating spiritual tension and breakthrough. The old wineskins will resist them creating even more energy and power. God will take the negative charge being produced and use it for His glory. What the enemy has meant for evil God has meant for good.

God is rending the heavens and coming down. Where He is going to land will surprise and even shock the status quo. He will come upon the most foolish and unqualified, the unreligious and undignified. From the burning flax of religion will emerge David's mighty men. Women will be counted in the ranks as well. From this modern day controversy and conflict these warriors emerge.

Many will come from incarceration and institutions. Many political prisoners will walk from the walled cities and prisons with a profound message for the hour. God will defy every human projection and false judgment. God will delight in the simple and the downcast, from them he will have a remnant and a strong nation. They will climb the mountain of the Lord and come to a place of revelation that their forefathers were not willing to die for. Like Abraham, this army will count the cost to ascend.

"In that day," says the LORD, "I will assemble the lame, I will gather the outcast and those whom I have afflicted; I will make the lame a remnant, and the outcast a strong nation; so the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion from now on, even forever..." (Micah 4:6-7)


Chad Taylor