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#363 Kingdom: The Eternal Realms Of The Kingdom

John 18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm."

John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and  for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."

In our search for spiritual reality, [ experiential truth ]we first must determine where we will look. It seems reasonable to begin with the Christian Church. However, after we explore the shallowness of the visible church and the lethargy that is evident everywhere in the pews, we wonder if what we see is all there is to Christianity. If “visible Christianity” is the real substance of what Christ is building, it is apparent why the church is in trouble and the world is not impressed. If the “church He is building” is so powerful that the gates of Hell cannot prevail against it, we immediately sense the problem. The church He is building is NOT the visible church we are examining in trying to find spiritual reality. Therefore, we may have to look in another “REALM.”

Since the Kingdom is NOT of this realm there must be another REALM or there may be many other REALMS beyond this REALM in which we must look to find the spiritual reality or LIVING TRUTH. In the Tabernacle of Moses, which is a picture and shadow of spiritual things, there are at least three REALMS. However, it appears that there are REALMS and dimensions within each of the REALMS.

We hear the gospel of a better and fuller “materialistic life” and receiving more temporal things in this life because it is our rights as children of God. The children of the King do not lack anything is the matra we heard for years. We were told; just ask and anything you want and it is instantly provided. Now all you have to do is believe you got it! THEN you get it!!!

When we search and rely upon this earthly realm for reality, we soon lose sight of God and His Eternal Purpose in creating this earth and its inhabitants. Multitudes seek for a greater depth of spiritual life but not within the context of God’s heart and His purpose nor do we search in the REALM where He is. Our search for deeper spirituality has been shaped by the shallowness of earthly rewards and by listening to the man centered messages in the visible church until we are even confused about what “spirituality”even means. We search this earthly realm but ignore the next REALM where “spirituality” is experienced. There may be many other and higher REALMS of spirituality that we are missing by searching in this visible realm! In the type give to us by God concerning the Tabernacle of Moses we would say “We cannot find the Spiritual Reality of the Holy Place by searching in the natural dimensions of the Outer Court.

Since EVERYTHING began with God, it is only logical to begin our seeking for a greater depth of “spirituality” in those realms before the world was and with God and His Eternal Purpose. Our desire for a greater “depth” of spiritual life and eternal reality is the result of recognizing the pitiful condition of the visible church and determining that there MUST be more! We recognize the shallowness of the spiritual life we now live and we wonder if the scriptures promise us more. We no longer have confidence in looking within the realm of the organized church for that deeper experience with God or in our search for “spirituality;” [whatever that means.] We discover that each Christian has his own interpretation of what that term means.

There seems to no universal definition established by God, therefore, we can only define and evaluate “spirituality” from out of our own degree of shallowness. With this method anything “higher” than what we now experience is judged “spiritual.”

For this reason it is my opinion that we need to begin as if we were starting a spiritual journey in which we create no definition until we reach the end. Spirituality is correctly defined, personally, only after we attain it. Everything else appears to be speculation. What we know now is that “spirituality” cannot be institutionalized into a church system, regardless of which one we choose. We strongly suspect that we will not find spiritual reality in this visible realm where we live in the outward man. In the natural realms “spirituality” is only seen as something distant.

It appears that the way we conduct church from a pulpit contributes to the fragmentation that is evident in the life of “Christians.” Too many are looking to “the pulpit” for those “ministers” to be “led into the realm of spirituality”, FIRST!

In this system we present a different message for each meeting, a smorgasbord of information, which may be “scriptural” but NOT related to God and to His eternal purpose and not even within the spiritual realm. These messages may seldom be spiritual at all but just Bible verses or Bible stories. Therefore, each message becomes a fragment of truth that seldom fits into the heart or purpose of God at all. This may be the source of the fragmented lives and the partial conversions we see in the church.

In all this the “outwardness” in the church soon fails to meet the need of the new inner man who has a strange longing in his being for “spiritual reality.”

ECC 3:11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart

When organized religion fails to minister to this inner need of man to prepare for eternity- and all that means- the religious system has failed to satisfy this inner need that is built into each of us at creation. The common excuse for preaching shallow messages is that our calling is to just preach to unbelievers so our focus is upon evangelism. We cannot preach “mystical things” to our church because this realm of teaching and understanding is too far above our congregation. The excuse is that “mystical realms” are limited to the intellectually thinking theologian and beyond the scope of church meetings and beyond the capacity of the ordinary Christian to understand.

Therefore, the conclusion is this; the message of the Kingdom and God’s Eternal Purpose is dangerous because it causes confusion and no one actually knows anything about eternity. “Keep the message simple stupid” seems to be the normal and the standard fare in the visible church. This “simple message” may actually be a valid evaluation of the visible church because of the shallowness of the ministry and the ignorance of the congregation.

If there is no destination defined, no compass to guide, no plan to advance and no vision of a higher life, there is no motive to seek anything beyond the routine of attending “church” and remaining ignorant of eternal things! Therefore, the realms above this natural, visibly realm remains a mystery to the average Christian!

While much of this opinion is based upon experience and may boarder on conjecture, the need to seek eternal truth is more important than the possible danger of falling into error. There is a “collective {corporate} spiritual wisdom” necessary to explore this subject in any fulness but someone has to be bold enough to begin .

Before there was an earth, before there was a man, before there was sin, before there was anything other than heaven and God’s creation there, God had another and eternal purpose in mind to meet a special need that He had in His inner being. This need could only be satisfied by restoring the earth to become an inhabitable place in which God could work out the deepest desires of His heart and to fulfil this special need that He had. In other words God created everything in this natural realm to fulfill a special need that He had in His realm. Even “man” was in the mind of God before anything was created.

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

God chose us in Christ before there was any need for redemption. Before man was created, before there was male and female, mankind was predestined to sonship to Himself. God predestined us to become the sons of God. Before the earth was restored, in God’s mind and in His plan there was Jesus Christ. Back “in the beginning” the Word of God was God and was with God AND there was the man, Christ Jesus, already in God’s plan and man was already chosen in Christ to be holy and blameless before Him. This ALL occurred in a REALM outside the realm in which we exist.

We might say that mankind was chosen by God and was part of His eternal plan BEFORE that plan was put in place and man was predestined to be like Jesus before He began to create the natural and visible things.

Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

In Genesis Chapter 1 we know man was created but we didn’t know until the New Covenant that man was “created in Christ Jesus!” We probably thought man was created in the garden of Eden! Here we learn that the “good works” that we were designed to fulfill were already determined in THAT REALM and at that the time preceding the creation of this realm.

2Th 2:13 But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.14 And it was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

From the very beginning God has chosen us for salvation AND to gain the same glory as the Lord Jesus Christ. He doesn’t mention the fall or our need of redemption. It is as though the fall never happened and God just continues with His purpose. Of course we know that man MUST be redeemed but God’s purpose never changed from before the beginning. Redemption was a bump in the road but never altered God’s eternal purpose. God’s Eternal Purpose was established in that other REALM and is not affected by what took place in this visible realm. Sin took place in this realm so redemption must be granted to this realm but God’s purpose was not changed by the fall of man OR by ANYTHING in this realm.

We may see that all these “end time ministers” are only concerned by what takes place in this earthly, visible realm. Many tremble at the terrible things that will happen during the Great Tribulation. However, nothing can happen in this realm other that what is designed in the higher REALM. If we measure our life by what was predetermined in the Eternal REALM, before the world was, instead of by the blessings and disasters of this realm, we need not worry about the devastation upon this realm.

We should know that we were chosen by God and predestined according to His purpose just by reading the scriptures. Do we really have faith and confidence that we were personally and specially selected by God [ before the world was] for this day and this time for a certain work to be completed in our generation? If we have that confidence whatever it costs and wherever that takes us is first priority and we MUST fulfill our calling. Even unto death! IF we have been raised up and seated with Him in heavenly places (Col 3:1) , it simply means God has chosen us to function from that HIGHER REALM.

Mat 25:34 "Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

When we put all this in the context of our inheriting the Kingdom and sitting in His

throne in Christ, the struggles of this life seem insignificant and irrelevant. If we really meditate upon these events before time began it will humble us to accept God’s will for us today. In fact there is NOTHING else we can do under God’s absolute sovereignty.

What a tremendous privilege it is to be chosen by God, out of His sovereignty so long ago in earth years. If you are reading and understanding this, it indicates that you were chosen by God for this high calling of sonship. My theory is that “sonship” is of another REALM beyond this natural realm. We won’t need to create signs to hang around our neck to identify SONS in this realm.

Of course all this seems illogical and unreasonable because we have no idea how to begin to fulfill God’s eternal purpose that was predestined in that other REALM! If all this depended upon our ingenuity and cleverness we should tremble at the challenge. It really IS ridiculous for the natural man to even consider such a thing. Therefore, we must begin at the beginning.

Before there was anything, there was God and He filled all in all. He IS the infinite God. Since he filled everything and nothing existed outside of God, everything that was created had to be created IN HIM.

Col 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

1Co 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all

things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

The scriptures are clear that God and the Word existed before anything other than God existed. They existed in ANOTHER REALM! Before there was anything, there was God and He filled ALL space. The Father, the Word and the Spirit are now and always were God. The Kingdom is God’s Eternal Government and wherever God is, the Kingdom is! God created everything that was created and without Him nothing was created that was created. This fact eliminates every other precept, concept or possibility. Everything exists because God made it exist. No other possibility is valid or acceptable!

John 3:19 "And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil.

Evil men MUST deny the Creator even exists or else they must surrender to Him as Lord of ALL.

John 3:20 "For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

Because all these things are true, there are other things that are related to these things, that have their origin in these things, that are also true. Example; All things were created by Him and for Him. We exist FOR HIM. The Father, His Word, His Spirit, and His Kingdom exist as ONE and each possesses the same attributes. They exist in that REALM from which everything was created. To be conformed to the image of Christ is to be conformed to the image of the Father or conformed to the essence of His Kingdom. For His sake AND for the Kingdom’s sake is synonymous.

essence >noun 1 the intrinsic nature of something; the quality which determines something's character.

Mankind was created FOR GOD and to fulfill His Eternal Purpose. The fact that the first Adam failed does not alter the fact of God’s eternal purpose and what God purposed in His heart before the world was. Nothing can or will change that. The Second Man the Last Adam -- didn’t fail and established a New Covenant that will be sufficient to fulfill God’s original purpose (in this realm) and for man to finally bring joy to God’s heart by doing ALL of His will (in this realm) and entering into His Kingdom Government. (In that REALM)

Each of us were created FOR the Kingdom but the Kingdom puts certain demands and requirements upon us to be conformed to the Image of Jesus Christ and come to His measure and stature and to His fulness. We are to be without spot or blemish and grow up in ALL things into Christ. We were chosen to be holy and blameless before Him.

A common conclusion concerning these facts poses a question to us; But isn’t this just an idealism that man can never attain to in this life? This question is the result of a failed ministry that has presented another gospel called “grace” that assumes all these things are impossible but God knows that so he has covered our inability and failure with something called “grace.” He will just accept us into His Kingdom because we believe something about Jesus. In this “doctrine” our “faith” and God’s “grace” supercede all the demands of the Kingdom. Besides that the “ministry” has decided that the Kingdom is not for the church age but just for Israel during the millennial reign of Christ upon the earth.

My opinion is this; man’s natural concepts have done more to divert the church from God’s eternal purpose than all that the devil has accomplished. It has caused the visible church to lose the Kingdom, its government and its discipline. It appears that the seriousness of the Kingdom and the fear of God have become so insignificant in the church that it promotes a lukewarmness that is foreign to our primary calling. Few today are concerned about making His calling upon their lives and His choosing them [ out of all the multitudes upon the earth] a certain and experiential experience!

2Pet 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; 11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

Today, this is considered to be an ordinary thing that the Creator God has chosen us and then called us to His eternal Kingdom. The “substitute gospel” says “Don’t worry, God’s grace will cover your lawlessness and lukewarmness!” He loves you just the way you are!

Since we were created to fulfill God’s eternal Purpose, and that purpose revolves around the Kingdom of God, it is clear that we were created FOR the Kingdom! However, the Kingdom itself IS NOT OF THIS outward, natural REALM. The Kingdom was created within our DNA and every cell of our person was created to function in this higher dimension. The Kingdom, itself, is of another realm beyond this earth realm. However, that does not make it insignificant to this earth realm. This just indicates that we are designed to live in the realm above this earthly realm. We may even “experience the power of the age yet to come” while living in this age and in this realm.

Therefore, when we live “the Kingdom way” we are living with our creation and when we live in a different way we are living against our creation. The problem arises when we can’t recognize the Kingdom way of living because it is of another realm. Therefore, God raised up a real man – The Second Man– to demonstrate the Kingdom way on earth. Jesus Christ was the embodiment of the Kingdom in human form. He manifested the Government of God –in this realm-- and set the example for us. He removed the confusion concerning the Kingdom of God by revealing it and manifesting it in this earth realm.

Now many “ministries” are busy confusing these issues with another gospel other than the Gospel of the Kingdom. My opinion is that God will hold these “ministries” responsible for promoting this ignorance. Why? Because the Bible is very clear about the Kingdom, extending 150 scriptures to make the point.

extend >verb 1 make larger in area. 2 cause to last longer. 3 occupy a specified area or continue for a specified distance.

The 33 parables concerning the Kingdom are not just given to us as more information but to inform us of the characteristics that we need to possess in order to participate in His government. The LIFE of Christ demonstrates the Kingdom of God becoming incarnate in man. That means; the Kingdom of Heaven being manifested upon this earth and the will of God being done on earth in the same measure it is being done in Heaven. God didn’t do this through angels but by a real New Covenant man, Christ Jesus. God’s desire is for these two REALMS to be lived by man during the church age. God has made the Wisdom from the next REALM to be available today in this realm.

1Co 2:6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

Why are these “REALMS” only available to the New Covenant man? The basic reason is because the New Covenant provides the LIFE of the Higher Realm to those in this realm. However, to accomplish this we must first experience the full provisions of “The Better Covenant” based upon better promises or man would be helpless to ascend to the next realm of the Kingdom dimension. This “New Covenant” must transform the inner Life of the inner man, of every Kingdom person, to enable the New Covenant man to meet the demands of the Kingdom Government of God. Those who insist upon living outside the government of God and its Laws are called “lawless.”

Mat 7:22 "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

To prophesy, cast out demons and do miracles are all possible by those who believe, but to live under the Government of God is consecrating ourselves and surrendering to another and to a higher REALM! This is more than just doing outward ministry in this earthly realm. Outward ministry in this realm is necessary but NOT the final goal!

If these Kingdom demands are beyond the capacity of the New Covenant Christian Life and are just an “impossible idealism”, how can Christ cast out of His body those who are just lukewarm? How can He reject those who are lawless? How can He condemn all those who fall short of His standards for the seven Lampstand Churches of Revelation?

The answer is this; None of these things are beyond the capacity of the New Covenant believer who has benefitted by participating in the New Covenant provision. This provision is God’s method for the transformation of the Inner Man , the New Covenant believer, to enable him to do the whole will of God. Therefore, all who live in this dispensation are without excuse. Even those who stand in the pulpit, Bible in hand, preaching less than the Kingdom OR they who preach a substitute, “feel good”, gospel that is so popular today.

How could we be chosen “in Christ” before the world existed? It was not our body that was chosen because it is of this creation and for this age! It will disappear in and with this creation. But the real me is the Life I possess. 1 John speaks about Jesus and tells us that it was “the Life” that was manifest.

John 1:1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we beheld and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life-- 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us--

From this we learn that the Word of Life was the Life that was manifested and that this same Life was with the Father. John said that this Life was with God and was God. God IS Life! If we can see this it helps us relate to Christ before the foundation of the World and explains how we were chosen in Christ from all eternity past.

If we possess THIS eternal Life we possess the Life of the Higher REALM. This Life that we have been given preexisted creation and IS from that REALM. Then our preexistence is related to this Life which has no beginning and no ending. While our natural life may be traced back to the birth of our body, the eternal Life that we have now preexisted this creation. If we only see ourselves as human beings who appear in this realm and then disappear, we may miss our eternal significance and our destiny in the plan and purpose of God.

Unless we possess THIS eternal Life we are in danger that eternity may overtake us and we are left desolate! THIS eternal Life has no beginning of days nor can it have an end of life. This IS the “Indestructible Life” of the eternal priesthood after the order of Melchizedek. This Life enables us to hold our priesthood permanently. Why? Because it is a “priesthood of Life” and not a priesthood established by carnal commandments and by physical requirements. My theory is that the primary function of this Eternal Priesthood is in the Higher REALM. Its secondary function is then in this realm and in this age.

In Christ we Live and move forward but outside of Christ we stagnate and die. Why? We must have His Life in order to live! Otherwise, we just die like 1st Adam who never participated in the Tree of Life because the “way” was closed and guarded to both Adam and Eve.

Speaking of “salvation” outside of His Life must be speaking of a different “salvation” than the one offered within the New Covenant. To claim an Old Covenant “salvation” while we stand within reach of the full provision of the New Covenant is ignorance of the New Covenant and the grace that is fully provided in Christ. Ignorance of our calling to function in the Higher Realm of the Kingdom has restricted the visible church and assigned it a place limited to this realm and this age.

The full grace of God is poured out in His Life and Spirit for us and in us. This grace does not cover over our wickedness but enables us to overcome and escape the wickedness. The GRACE of Christ will permit us to escape the limitations of this realm and function in the power of the age yet to come.

I assume that very soon a “Christian” will be identified by this Life of God instead of by what he says or by what he does or by what he believes! A New Covenant Priest will not be identified by “a certain ministry” or by some “ title or position” but by the Life he manifests.

At the present time there is an unseen realm of “Life” which is related to the Kingdom of God but is designed to be manifested through us AS the Kingdom of God upon this earth.

1John 1:2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us--

At least SOME of the mysteries are revealed through an understanding of this “Life” that has come into the world and was manifested. Understanding the “Life of the Kingdom” removes many of our doubts about our ability to live in the Kingdom way. First we must understand that we were created to live the Kingdom way. Those who live “the Kingdom Way” are living with their creation and those who live opposite the Kingdom way are living against their creation.

All the promises concerning the Kingdom are available to all those who live in the Kingdom Way. The “Kingdom Way” is synonymous with “The Christian Way.” The Kingdom Life and the Christian Life are exactly the same Life and from the same REALM. Since both the gospels AND the epistles reveal the Christian Way, it is not difficult to identify the Kingdom Way by living in the Christian Way.

The problem is not the “identification” of the Kingdom Way but identifying which is the cause and which is the effect. It is the Kingdom Government of God within that enables us to live in the Christian Way. It is the New Covenant that provides the Inner Life by which the Kingdom Way, which IS The Christian Way, is manifested. The Kingdom within then is “Cause” and the Christian Way / Life is the effect.

If this “higher realm” of Life is not recognized as essential to the next restoration, the next restoration will just remain another idealism that passes us by. Jesus spoke about this Higher Realm of Life” in John 6 and strongly indicated that it is this “dimension of Life” that enables us to be raised up on the last day. It appears that the first resurrection is related to this realm of Life.

John 6:54 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

Obviously eating His flesh and drinking His blood is of another realm higher that this earth realm. My theory is this; It is of the same realm as the Kingdom which is not of this earthly realm. In the earthly realm we can only recognize “eating and drinking” in the natural sense. Therefore, we must relate this to something OF THIS REALM like they did in Jesus’ day. How can this man give us His flesh to eat? We don’t do that but we just call it “communion” and use bread and grape juice to satisfy the requirements of this realm. However, the bread and grape juice are of this realm and are related to “remembrance” while His flesh and His blood are related to “resurrection on the last day.” These are two different realms!

The main problem with limiting ourselves to the Outer Court ministries is that we can read the scriptures and find the promises related to the Kingdom of God and to that REALM and then preach them as promises for this realm. For example; Seek, as first priority, the Kingdom of God and all these thing will be added to you. To preach that all these things are added to believers in this realm who are NOT participating in the REALM of the Kingdom is a deception. Maybe an ignorant deception but still a deception. Many in the Charismatic Movement quit working because of the promise that God feeds the birds and clothes the lilies, so why work? Work is interpreted as for unbelievers but not for the children of God. It is easy to see that WORK in the Kingdom REALM is of a different kind than in the earth realm. In that Kingdom REALM His burden is light because we are working WITH Him in a different dimension.

John 4:33 The disciples therefore were saying to one another, "No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?" 34 Jesus *said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.

Obviously there are two kinds of food to feed us in these two different realms.

There are two different kinds of work also. This realm of food is given for this realm of work. If I am doing the will of God HE HAS TO FEED ME is a common mistake. This depends upon the REALM of the work and the KIND of food you expect.

John 4:35 "Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. 36 "Already he who reaps is receiving wages, and is gathering fruit for life eternal; that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

It is obvious that there are different kinds of sowing and reaping AND different kinds of harvest. These are of different REALMS.

Claiming the blessings in the earth realms when they were meant for the Kingdom REALM is a serious mistake. If His Kingdom was of this earth realm that might work. It is important that we recognize the Kingdom REALM and the earth realm.

If “my food is to do the will of God” then my “poison” is to do the opposite. This is not just a matter of hunger in this earth realm. If my food is to do the will of God in the higher REALM, then in this higher REALM to do the opposite works like poison. We could say that working against His will and His Kingdom is “anti- spiritual health.” This “poison” destroys my usefulness in the Kingdom and my effectiveness in ministry and my testimony in the world.

The matter of compatibility of the inner man and the compatibility of the outer man is essential to recognize. The outer man is compatible with the earthly realm. The New Inner Man is compatible with the higher REALM. It is the Inner Man that is raised up and seated with Christ in heavenly places (the higher REALM). The Outer Man is limited to this realm.