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Shawn Bolz is the real deal! What he shares in this amazing book are the first
fruits of what many will experience in the days ahead.
—CHE AHN, Senior Pastor, Harvest Rock Church
Beloved, this book is radical! A potpourri of wisdom pulled from personal
visitations, prophetic revelation, and profound teaching, Shawn Bolz has
gathered rare keys of revelation that will redefine how you approach and
appreciate God. What lies before you is a holy invitation—to come up higher to where angels fear to tread—to the very throne room of God.
—JILL AUSTIN, Founder, Master Potter Ministries The Throne Room Company is truly apostolic in nature, giving readers a glorious glimpse into the heavenly realm. Shawn Bolz is one of the fathers of a new breed of prophets and apostles. In this book, he gives a prophetic description of how the Body of Christ will look at the end of the age. I gladly recommend this book!
—TODD BENTLEY, Founder, Fresh Fire Ministries At a time when our contemporary culture is crying out in hunger for a transcendent reality, The Throne Room Company invites us to a dynamic encounter with our heavenly Father. Shawn Bolz's wonderful book offers a passionate partnership with God in His divine purposes on the Earth.
—MIKE BICKLE, Director, International House of Prayer in Kansas City The Lord has given us a profound invitation to enter into His throne room.
Shawn Bolz releases awesome insights so we can better position our hearts for this ascension to God's throne. Your life will be enriched and blessed as you read the thrilling pages of this book.
—BOBBY CONNER, Founder, Eagle's View Ministries The Throne Room Company is a trumpet call to the Body of Christ. The spiritual insights given to Shawn Bole will help to unlock the destinies and spiritual opportunities for those desperately hungry to apprehend more of the Lord. As you read this book, may you receive a fresh impartation from Heaven.
—PAUL KEITH AND WANDA DAVIS, Founders, WhiteDove Ministries There is a new, young generation being given an invitation to "come up here." The Church is going to begin to live out of Heaven, under the government of the Spirit rather than human engineering. This book is that summons, and Shawn Bolz is a prophet for this coming generation.
—LOU ENGLE, President. The Call The Throne Room Company stirs and ignites our passion to know our heavenly Father and have encounters with Him. Shawn Bole is one of those new generation leaders whose heart is set to apprehend God to the fullest.
—AARON EVANS, Founder, BridgeBuilders International A new generation of prophetic people is emerging on the scene, bringing with them fresh experiences straight from the presence of the Almighty's throne. Shawn Bolz knows of which and of whom he speaks. Read this riveting revelatory book; then turn and answer God's call to "Come up here!" —JIM W GOLL, Cofounder, Ministry to the Nations Shawn Bolz is a penetrating prophetic voice to this generation. His message in The Throne Room Company cuts to the core of our heart's motivation for pursuing God. In light of eternity, Shawn rallies the Body of Christ toward our top priority: To passionately love God and to give unswerving allegiance to His Kingdom values.
—DANIEL KIM, Founder and Executive Director, Destiny Training International Shawn Bolz is a leader with a forerunner spirit. He is being used by the Lord to equip Joel's mighty army that will transform our generation. In The Throne Room Company, Shawn shares visions and revelations that will stir and awaken you to God's call.
—BOB JONES, Moravian Falls, North Carolina The Throne Room Company is for the true and desperate seeker, the hungry disciple whose heart refuses to be satisfied with the norm. Shawn Bolz brilliantly calls our hearts to pure devotion and separation unto what fills Heaven itself—an intimate relationship with the God of glory.
—PATRICIA KING, Founder, Extreme Prophetic Only someone who has stood in the throne room of God can write as Shawn Bolz writes. The Lord has shared many of His mysteries with Shawn and given him permission to pass them on to us.
—ANNA ROUNTREE, Author, The Heavens Opened and The Priestly Bride Shawn Bolz is a forerunner, a groundbreaking leader among a generation of young men and women. I urge you to prayerfully consider what he has to say, that you might interact in a beneficial way with what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches in this day.
—GARY WEINS, Senior Leadership Team, International House of Prayer in Kansas City The Throne Room Company Shawn Bolz
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To my parents, Larry and Stacia:
You have been the light of a million fires that has shown me the way in which to walk.
You have never left your first love, and it makes my own relationship with Him burn brighter.
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.
—JOHN 17:20-26 9 10 THE THRONE ROOM COMPANY Jesus was known by His disciples for the company He kept with God the Father. And we are now known by others for the company we keep with Him. What kind of reflection of God are we? Is His light pouring out of us, illuminating the darkness around us? Or have we hid His light under a box, content to hoard the blessing of God? How will God be known to the world if we hide Him from those who need Him most?
I believe The Throne Room Company is a key salvo in the battle against darkness. Shawn's experience and teaching should provoke all of us to pursue a deeper intimacy with God than we have ever had. We should be seeking more and more of God's truth, becoming a part of God's throne room company of people who love simply to sit at His feet and be with Him.
This hunger for more intimacy is a hallmark of what God yearns to release on the Earth in the realm of spiritual leadership.
In 2002, 1 had an encounter with the Lord and His Holy Spirit that disintegrated many former opinions I had held. In this encounter the Lord spoke to me and said, "The pecking order in the Church is about to topple. I am going to start promoting unknown people to the fourth row" To fully understand the gravity of this simple word spoken to me, you must understand what God was referring to about promoting leaders to the fourth row. Several years ago, I had an encounter with a heavenly messenger who took me to the third Heaven. While there, I saw and heard about a great move of God that was coming to the Earth.
Entering an expansive white room, I saw four tiers of pure white rock bleachers on one side of the room. The first three rows were filling up with church leaders. All of the leaders on the third row were very famous, but those leaders on the first two rows I did not know at the time.
The angel looked at me and said, "The key to the next great move of God in the Earth is found in the book of Romans and in particular, chapter four. Contained therein is an unembraced truth that will mark and distinguish this coming move from all FOREWARD 11 other moves of My Spirit."
Suddenly, I understood that each row represented the established pecking order in the Church, and that one day there would be a sudden and great change. The angel told me that one day the Lord would suddenly catapult leaders on the first two rows over those on the third row, who had lorded their ministries over the others. These unknown leaders would then stand on the fourth row, where no one had stood since the early Church.
You see, the Lord does not respect the Church's pecking order. Instead, He respects those with humble hearts and contrite spirits, who are true to Him. It is communion and intimacy that God honors, not works and accomplishments. Humanity has imposed a self-made system of supposed spiritual acknowledgment. If one does not fit into this layered hierarchy (pecking order) and wait to be acknowledged by those above, then one will be shunned for not following human-enforced protocols.
To be truly great in the Kingdom of God, however, we must be humble and passionately in love with the King. Like Mary at Jesus' feet, we need to be content to sit and wait on God. We should hang on His every word. This is what a throne room company does. We must be willing to look foolish in the eyes of our peers, as we proclaim boldly what God has told us to say and do.
It is only through God's power and trust in us that our destiny can be fulfilled. Our own abilities, strategies, and schemes will continually fall short.
In the coming days, God will raise up unknown and humble men and women of faith, who have patiently waited for God to do the miraculous; He will promote them as leaders. These men and women will be refined by years of making good choices that reflect godly character, ethics, and morality.
These leaders will not be recognized for their titles or ministries, but for the presence of God evidenced in their lives.
They will have an intimate and beautiful relationship with their 12 THE THRONE ROOM COMPANY heavenly Father. In addition, many of these will be a company of people who will be taken to God's throne room.
When this happens, supernatural power and miracles will return to the Church. It will not be limited to one person, one church, or one geographic area. God will scatter His manifestations of miraculous power over many cities and nations.
As this thick presence of the Holy Spirit infiltrates the Church, denominational boundaries that have separated churches will become insignificant. A fresh emphasis will be made on having a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit. People will be known for walking humbly with God as well as with men and women. Past issues that God has permitted to exist will come under greater scrutiny and conviction by the Holy Spirit. A new wave of holiness will fall upon all believers. Repentance from self-righteousness will become a stronger focus. Meekness, which results from sacrificing the right to be right, will be evidenced in the lives of those upon which the Lord's anointing rests.
God will be known by the company He keeps: a gloriously revitalized Church desperately in love with Him. This coming move of the Holy Spirit will not be dependent on a certain individual's gifting or anointing. Rather, the Holy Spirit will sovereignly release this Presence. We simply need to be ready and full of humility, transparency, vulnerability, hunger, and brokenness, so we do not crumple when the weight of God's presence touches us.
The Throne Room Company will help prepare us for this new move of God. We all need to be equipped by emerging leaders like Shawn Bolz, a man with a proven track record of fulfilled prophecy and miraculous healing. Shawn's heart is to disciple and train others, a call he has walked out with the Forerunner School of Ministry in Kansas City and numerous conferences and seminars. Shawn's word to us to pursue intimacy with God is both timely and necessary.
FOREWARD 13 It is my prayer that we would all become a part of the throne room company, relying fully on our intimacy with God to see us through every situation in life. If we are known by the company we keep, then God deserves the greatest company of all.
—John Paul Jackson Acknowledgments
I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER A SPECIAL THANK YOU TOWhiteDove Ministries: Paul Keith and Wanda Davis, Bob Jones, and the doves! You are such a great ministry family that covers me with the love of Heaven so I can do what I am doing. I am truly and eternally grateful that I am a part of you.
I also want to thank Theresa Lea who helped me know how to believe for Heaven; you are one of the most amazing people I have ever known. I also extend thanks to her family; you have become my family, Byron and Zion.
I am grateful to Jonatan Toledo who has stood faithfully with me year after year, keeping our focus on the highest as we travel the world together. Thank you for being a true "Jonathan" to me.
God bless you Heath King. You are like the little brother that I never had.
To Kadir Raful, you have the biggest servant's heart I have ever known. Thank you for all the deep talks and the gift of your friendship.
I want to extend my most sincere thanks to the Mitchell family. You have loved me with a love that is unnatural to this world; your love has allowed me to press in so much higher. You are some of God's best, and I am humbled to be your friend.
I am also grateful to my friend, Paula Benne. Your prophetic journey has inspired so much of mine. May I grow up to be like
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven.