Windows and Branches


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The following article is an introduction to Prayer to Renounce the Illegal Access of the Windows of Heaven

In January 2015, I woke up on my birthday and remembered a dream in which I was looking at an open window to my left, and wondering why it was open. Through the screen, I could see a tree branch rapidly growing and branching out. I looked outside to my right and saw another branch growing.

Less than a month later, I had another dream. Looking through two windows in a warehouse, I could see two cabins, and realized I had rented the cabin on the left. I went to the cabin and met a caretaker who said I was to check out at 6:00 AM. I thought, “What a stupid time to check out!” I realized it was now 9:00 AM. The caretaker said, “Since you are late you owe one thousand times for each minute you were late.”

I was stunned. Even after all these years of generational prayer, evidently I had not recognized something that was profoundly affecting me, to the extent that the enemy still had a right to exact a huge penalty against me. I needed to address the issues of windows and branches.

The Lord has been showing us that there are not only gates and doors in the heavenly places, but also windows. A familiar passage in Malachi 3:10-11 teaches us about these windows:

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,

That there may be food in My house,           

And try Me now in this,”

Says the Lord of hosts,

“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven

And pour out for you such blessing

That there will not be room enough to receive it.    

“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,

So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,

Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”

Says the Lord of hosts.

In my dream, I realized that the open windows should not have been open, and it seemed to be tied to my generational line. The mother’s side seemed to be on the left, and the father’s on the right. Isaiah 24:18 and Joel 2:9 speak of open windows that result in severe problems:

And it shall be

That he who flees from the noise of the fear

Shall fall into the pit,

And he who comes up from the midst of the pit

Shall be caught in the snare;

For the windows from on high are open,

And the foundations of the earth are shaken.

They run to and fro in the city, they run on the wall; they climb into the houses, they enter at the windows like a thief.

It seems we have often looked at Malachi 3:10-11 only in the context of tithing, but not in the larger context of the chapter, which lists many sins that can have generational impact.

In the first dream, I realized that ungodly windows were still open above me not only because of my sin but also because of my generational iniquity. The second dream indicated that the enemy, the caretaker, was exacting a severe financial penalty because of these open windows. I also realized that instead of renting that house, I should be the owner.

But there were other truths to be discovered in the dream as well. What was the brilliant white branch that I saw growing so rapidly, and branching out? Although Joel 1:7 indicates a white branch that was stripped and made white, it seemed to me that the branch I saw was a righteous branch that was not correctly connected to me. Jesus said He is the vine and we are the branches, and in the Old Testament, Jesus is referred to as the Branch (Zechariah 4:8, Isaiah 11:1). It seems that because of generational and lifetime sin, we are not correctly connected as a branch to “The Branch,” Jesus. Ungodly branches have been connected to us, which need to be destroyed so we can be rightly connected to Jesus, the True Branch. It appears that these branches connect us through the heavenly windows to the gates and the doors in the heavenly places.

On June 9, 2015, Chuck Pierce had this prophecy:

As you are praising, arise out of the depth of your hearts. My windows are opening up even now in a greater way than you’ve ever experienced. So prepare your house for the multiplication of people, the multiplication of resources, the multiplication of success, the multiplication of My presence. For I have glorious benefits that you know not of. Prepare yourself for the glorious benefits that I will be sending your way!

Port cities, prepare yourselves! For even now I will re-arrange the trade structures that are being brought in. I will re-arrange the way you are doing things, and I will bring some new ships in. There will be an uncovering of what is being brought into this nation. I am re-aligning the trade routes. Watch the hurricanes this year as they form. For as the hurricanes are now beginning to form in Heaven during this ‘whirlwind’ year, you will now see the movement of these hurricanes come into earth by August. And you’ll see a movement and new routes and alignments begin to form.”

I was stunned by Chuck Pierce’s word. In October 2014, we were in Kaneohe, Hawaii as Hurricane Anna moved toward Hawaii, and we were preparing for the landfall of the storm. During the week before the expected arrival of the storm, the Lord revealed the golden pipes and the whirlwind through discernment (Zechariah 4).  The following weekend Anna (which means grace) turned slightly away from the Islands, and Oahu was blessed with gentle rainfall but no hurricane-force winds. We learned a powerful lesson: when we are in His Eye and surrounded by the righteous whirlwind, we are protected by His grace. We also moved into a new understanding of His Power

Exactly nine months to the day, in July 2015, remnants of another hurricane brought historic rains to Southern California. Torrential rains fell in the High Desert where we live. What was conceived in Hawaii was birthed in Southern California. The desperately needed blessing of rain in drought-stricken Southern California had fallen! I believe this is an indication that revival has come to the Pacific Coast.

Those nine months indicate that when we understand the windows and branches, we are linked to His blessings, grace, and power. So, how do we move from where we have been to a new place of experiencing the power and the blessings of open heavenly windows?

My dream was a roadmap. I needed to pray and ask the Lord to reverse some issues in my generational line and myself so that the righteous windows of heaven could be opened, and so that I could be correctly connected by the righteous branches to The Branch, who is Jesus, and to the heavenly places. As we discussed these concepts with many people, the Lord gave us a prayer. As you pray, it is my prayer that you will experience His power and the blessings of heaven.

Click below for the prayer:

Prayer to Renounce the Illegal Access of the Windows of Heaven



About Paul L. Cox

Paul L. Cox is co-director of Aslan’s Place, a ministry center dedicated to bringing freedom and wholeness to the wounded and captive. It also brings training and equipping to the body of Christ for spiritual warfare. Paul is a graduate of the California Graduate School of Theology where he earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree. As an ordained American Baptist pastor Paul ministered at several churches as senior pastor. He is committed to prayer ministry that brings freedom through generational deliverance. In order to share the revelation and insights the Holy Spirit has imparted, he and his wife, Donna founded Aslan’s Place in 1999. This facility in Apple Valley, California not only serves as an individual ministry center, but also a training and seminar center. Many people are growing in freedom an d the Holy Spirit as a result of ministry at Aslan’s Place. The ministry given is Biblically based and Holy Spirit led. As a result of their heart for the nations, Paul and Donna have also had the privilege of ministering at many of the major ministry centers around the world such as Rivergate Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, Canada, Hope for Munich, Germany and several others worldwide. Aslan’s Place has also participated in several mission outreaches to Argentina. It is Paul's heart to continue to learn from the Holy Spirit and the body of Christ and to share openly what the Spirit is teaching him.