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Doves and Heavenly Portals

Steven Shelley

Steven Shelley

New Hope Revival Ministries

November 5, 2006 · 4 min read

Part 1:

I had a vision on Thursday night. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Nashville. And I asked the Lord to give me a sign that I was really supposed to be there, and help me to know what I was supposed to do. And I asked Him to help me know how to act. “Help me, Lord, to know how to act and how to behave and how to bring glory to You and not dishonor.”

And so the Lord gave me such a wonderful sign. I’d no more than asked the Lord that but there was a beautiful whirlwind that came in the Spirit. I must have been seeing it in the Spirit and not in the natural. But it came right down in the middle of the hotel room, maybe an arm’s length away, right toward the foot of the bed, and was spinning.

And in this whirlwind were beautiful particles of something. I don’t know what it was, but it was particles. And I knew it wasn’t dust. But it was beautiful and a little bit sparkly, almost like diamond dust or something. You know, just real sparkly, rainbow looking, in this whirlwind. I’d asked the Lord for a sign. That’s a pretty special sign.

And all of a sudden three beautiful white doves dropped down out of the ceiling into that whirlwind. And I watched them flutter.

And I looked at the clock. There was a clock with hands on it on the wall. And I looked at the clock, and I said out loud, “The whirlwind is going clockwise.” That was a strange thing to say. It was a strange thing to notice. I’ve never noticed the direction of a whirlwind. I’ve seen several in the natural and in the spiritual.

I knew it was a sign. I knew it was one of the most precious things the Lord had ever done for me like that. But I didn’t know what it meant. I thought, “Well, I know I got my sign, but a sign is only a sign if it doesn’t have a message, a voice, a meaning.”

And it left me very trembly. I told them yesterday when I was sharing it with some of the brothers, when I was brushing my teeth my hand was shaking. I could hardly brush my teeth. And this was 45 minutes later. I was still trembling like this, trying to brush my teeth. It was that real.

And all of a sudden after it had come down like that and the three white doves dropped down, it just lifted right back up out of the ceiling.

Part 2:

And all of a sudden Bob Jones leans over on the table like this and looks straight at me. And he said, “Who’s been seeing the white doves?”

Well, I just about passed out. I almost fell in the floor. I said, “Uhhhhh…” And I started adjusting my napkin on my lap.

He said, “I know you’ve been seeing the white doves.” And so I began to describe what I saw.

He said, “That’s right.” He said, “But you don’t have any idea what it means, do you?”

I said, “No, sir. I really don’t.”

He said, “Well, I want to tell you what it means.” He said, “Do you remember down at the beach when I told you there was an open portal over your head, and wherever you go it goes with you, and you have always had access to the Father?”

He said, “That’s what the Lord was showing you.” Said, “You were asking the Lord for a sign of why you ought to be here.” He said, “The Lord was showing you that you didn’t just come to receive; you come to bring something. You brought that portal with you.”

He said, “And you noticed it was going in a clockwise direction, didn’t you?” He said, “That was evident to you.” He said, “That’s because it’s a heavenly portal.”