A VISION OF THE PILLARS OF THE LORD--DISPLAYING GODLY CHARACTER

by Tom Panich

"DISPLAY GODLY CHARACTER in Your Community--
Be a Pillar"

Accessing the Heavenlies

The Glorious river of God's life, HIS Glory, is being poured out like no other time. As we incline upward, our ability to access and see into the Heavenlies becomes a much easier adventure. Are these viewings because of the times we're living in? Perhaps, but perhaps not. Truly, ONLY by faith do we have entrance into God's drawing rooms. Here is what Jesus said, "If you are able to believe, ALL things are possible to those believing." Mark 9:23

Upon approach of the Third Heaven, there are immeasurable access points into the Heavenlies. In the Spirit of the Living God, there is found infinite arrays of HIS wonderful expression, and of HIS plans and purposes. As we climb higher in and with the Spirit of God, we realize our Father has conveniently positioned His solid-rock pillars of revelation for us to advance into and see His Third Heaven Visionary plans.

Earlier this year, the Spirit of the Lord revealed to me another vision of a purple, majestic stairway, with golden pillars attached along the edge. The color purple speaks of "God's Majesty" and the color gold always has spoken to me of "FAITH."

"I advise you to buy from Me gold having been fired by fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, and your shame and nakedness may not be revealed. And anoint your eyes with eye-salve that you may see." Revelation 3:18

Moses, God's prophet, built an altar at the foot of the mountain. Our Father wants us at His feet in His Presence. "And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD. And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel." Exodus 24:4

A Vision of Twelve Pillars

There is a "twelve tribes of Israel" pillar revelation the Spirit of the Lord has given me through this vision and word. The word of the Lord revealed the names of the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 49) that are upon these golden pillars, leading up the stairway into the Heavenlies.

The purpose of each pillar is to display GODLY CHARACTER and to reveal to us how to be a pillar in "THE PILLAR" of our communities.

So, ascend within this revelatory vision if you will.

Pillar One: The Releasers. This pillar has the name Reuben upon it. Reuben convinced his brothers to not kill Joseph his brother and to release him. "And Reuben heard, and he SAVED him (Joseph) from their hands and said, 'Let us not smite his soul.'" Genesis 37:21

There is a releasing thrust upward at the first pillar. God is looking for a people that have a ROCK solid revelation, as they've been released by and through the blood of Lamb and the Word of their testimony, Jesus.

Pillar Two: The Hearers. This pillar has the name Simeon upon it. "And she (Leah) conceived again and bore a son. And said, 'Surely Jehovah has HEARD that I am hated and has given this one to me also.' And she called his name Simeon." Genesis 29:33

The name Simeon means "to hear." Perhaps Simeon was hearing from the Spirit of the Lord by becoming a hostage to get Benjamin released.

God is searching high and low for a remnant people that know it's definitely His Voice that they hear.

Pillar Three: The Adherers. This pillar has the name of Levi upon it--the original forerunning ancestors of Israel's tribe of priests. "And she (Leah) conceived again and bore a son, And she said, 'Now, this time, my husband will be JOINED to me, because I have borne to him three sons.' So his name was called Levi." Genesis 29:34

God is calling out for leaders with an unwavering attachment to His ways.

Pillar Four: The Speakers. This pillar bears the name of Judah, who are the celebrative ones--the praisers with distinctive preeminent qualities and stature. "...Jacob sent Judah on ahead to TELL Joseph that they were on the way...to arrive in Goshen...." Genesis 46:28

In this hour, God is calling His praisers out for specific forward advancement.

Pillar Five: The Laborers. This pillar bears the name of Issachar--the hired workers, calling forth the righteous sacrifices. "She named him Issachar (meaning 'Wages'), for she said, 'God has repaid me for giving my slave-girl to my husband.'" Genesis 30:18

God is looking for the righteous sacrificer--those who will offer sacrifices Holy and acceptable to Himself. He is in search of hard-working, committed laborers in His vineyard; laborers unafraid to plow up the soil of their hearts with His word and Spirit that produces much fruit.

Pillar Six: The Supporters. This pillar embraces the name Zebulun. Because of this tribes support above and beyond the call of duty, they reaped for themselves a prime location for super-abundant harvest. "Zebulun shall live at the seashore, and he shall be a haven of ships, even his border beside Sidon." Genesis 49:13

The Father is wanting us to be obedient to "go and do" at His leading. As we go and as we sow, He supplies ALL.

Pillar Seven: The Interpreters. Pillar seven is adorned with the name Joseph. Our Father is the God of increase, and with a name that means "God will add sons," how can you go wrong? Joseph's prophetic words to his brothers almost got him killed by his own family. In the face of the enemy, prophetic interpretations got him a promotion. "And, behold, my sheaf rose up and also stood up. And, behold, your sheaves came around and bowed themselves to my sheaf." Genesis 37:7

By God's Spirit, He is sending His visions of grandeur. If we're in position to receive Heavenly dreams and visions from God, then His skyways have no limits.

Pillar Eight: The Warriors. This pillar bears the name of Benjamin--the men of war. The body of Christ has been training up warriors for years, for this is the time of divine offensive strategies. Through this preparatory time, many are now ready for active engagements.

"For we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the rulers of this world, of the darkness of this age, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenlies." Ephesians 6:12

We're to be slingers of intercession, slingers of praise, slingers of prayer, and slingers of the Rock of our Salvation. David was definitely a slinger.

Pillar Nine: The Advancers. This pillar is marked by the name Dan.Embracing Kingdom advancements amidst opposition and destiny, the tribe of Dan experienced much pressure and harassment from the Philistines. Samson, "the Danite" pressed-in to the end, and toppled the pillars that had him bound. "And he (Samson) bowed mightily and the house fell on the rulers." Judges 16:30

As we bow down and call upon the name of the Lord, we are strengthened to do His will. Let us call to You Lord, to show Your right hand. If we allow him to, our adversary can blind the spiritual destiny of many of God's best warriors. It's time that we pray for many to be strengthened--that the sweet vengeance of our Lord be magnified over our lives.

Pillar Ten: The Wrestlers. This pillar is marked with the name Naphtali. The loosed servants of the Lord are free in Him, freed to do His Will. As we run hard after Him as a deer, exhausted, we approach His living water for soul and spirit refreshments. We are freedom's friends loosed into eternal realms to jump and to run in His Glory. "As the deer pants after the channels of water, so my soul pants after You." Psalm 42:1

Pillar Eleven: The Fortunate Ones. The name of Gad is upon this pillar. We're His favored ones when we're obedient to consistently move forward in the Lord.

God said, "Every place where the sole of your foot treads shall be yours, from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the the river, the river Euphrates, even to the uttermost sea shall be your border" Deuteronomy 11:24. Obedience is going to war for our inheritance. A.W. Tozer said, "Our inheritance is limitless. That's the whole universe."

What we need today are Holy Spirit downloaded war songs: songs written by saints tried and tested in the harvest fields; worship songs that speak of Jesus as our Revivalist; and songs of strategic war, with and by, God's graceful Mighty hands. The tribe of Gad made this type of music with David and Nathan.

Pillar Twelve: The Highly Favored. This final pillar has the name Asher upon it. This tribe was the most blessed, for they had the Lord's abundant blessing and happiness overshadowing them. "Then Zilpah produced a second son, and Leah named him Asher (meaning "Happy"), for she said, 'What joy is mine! The other women will think me blessed indeed!'" Genesis 30:13

God's blessing is our covering day and night. Our receiving ALL His blessings, are based upon us following the belief system He has set up. The Father wants us all to be good stewards of what we've been given.

Be A Pillar for the Lord

God is raising up visionary warriors in this hour that are called, appointed, and positioned for such a time as NOW. God is looking for the rivers of His Word in ALL of the earth. He's seeking revolutionaries to capture the true heart of His calling, to be called upon. "Call to Me, and I will answer you and tell you great and mighty things; you do not know them." Jeremiah 33:3

Let's decree and pray:

"Lord, we will be pillars for YOU, and let the same Holy Spirit that was upon Anna, Your prophetess, and Elijah, Your prophet, NOW rise up in YOUR church in the Spirit of our Lord and proclaim, 'This is the acceptable year of our Lord!' Isaiah 61:2."