Entering the ‘Holy of Holies’ in prayer

Month-end prayer warriors meeting in Nelson Mandela Bay on August 31

Barbara Kolver spoke to Nelson Mandela Bay prayer coordinator Pastor Joan Keeling about their last month-end prayer warriors’ gathering

God has always been faithful to “fill the chairs” at the monthly prayer warriors’ gathering held at the GAP (Greenacres Presbyterian Church) in Gqeberha, says Transformation Christian Network prayer coordinator Joan Keeling who hosts the meeting on the last Friday of every month.

Each month they put out chairs and each month God fills them with a multicultural mix of people from different denominations who have a heart to pray for their region. 

At the last meeting on August 31, a member of the group, Suzanne Pillans, set up a life-size tabernacle which vividly explained the process of prayer and entering the secret place of God which is the Holy of Holies, said Joan. 

She explained that our prayer typically starts from the flesh (outer courts) and as we continue to press in with prayer and worship, we enter into the inner courts or Holy Place which represents our mind, will and emotions (soul). 

Tabernacle model set up at prayer venue

She said Suzanne emphasised that the table of shewbread in the inner courts symbolises the refining and moulding of our wills and yielding to the Lord — just like wheat is refined and processed during bread making.

The menorah symbolises the mind and the altar of Incense symbolises our emotions. As we push through further in prayer and worship we enter into the Holy of Holies where there is complete surrender and revelation through the Spirit of Jesus Christ. It is believed that it is here where we meet with the Lord and hear what He is saying and what we should pray.

Joan said that one of the intercessors at the last gathering testified that the tabernacle prayer illustration allowed something “to touch his heart and switch on in his mind to dying to the self”. even though he had heard and been taught about this before.

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A rock shaped like Africa at the Bible Society of South Africa in Cotswold, Gqeberha (PE)

At the meeting the prayer warriors prayed for revival in local churches, restoration in the city and for salvation of souls in the region.

A prophetic word was also released, based on 1 Corinthians 10: 4 — “ …and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” Joan explained that according to the prophecy, the Lord Jesus Christ was calling the Body of Christ (represented by the believers at the meeting) to come and drink from Him so that living water would flow from them into the world:

She said the message was confirmed through a second prophetic word about the need to restore dry reservoirs with grass growing out of their cracked walls. She said the reservoirs had both an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe.

*We are like these reservoirs that need to be restored, so that the Lord can pour His living water through us – causing the lame to walk; the blind to see; and the deaf to hear! Our congregations are also depicted by these reservoirs,” said Joan.

She said that we and our congregations need clearing of weeds and mending of cracks so that the living water is not leaked away and we are able to experience a great move of God.

She said that evening, somebody in the prayer group shared a photo of a rock shaped like Africa which is at the local Bible Society. Once the rock had inlet and outlet pipes and water used to flow through it, she noted.

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  1. I am a Pastor and also an intercessor. I am based in Kenya. I kindly request to join your Team. Thank you.