Study #460 – Identifying The Higher Dimensions
The Problem facing us is this: Even though God is here in the area of Earth, He does NOT dwell on the surface of the dirt dimension. Neither does He dwell just in the dirt man, the first Adam. We are using earth / dirt dimension to define the realm of the first Adam- the outer man. The Bible says that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Of course that is true but exactly where “in the body” does He dwell. God dwells in the New Creation Man –the last Adam man– or the new inner man who after Christ is created in the image of God. He dwells in this invisible realm which is basically SPIRIT. God said “I will dwell in them and walk in them and they shall be My people.”
This statement is very confusing to the natural mind to think that the Creator of the Universe lives and walks in man and especially in me. Since God is all knowing, all seeing, all wisdom, omnipotent (all power), and is universally present everywhere, it is difficult to fit all that into understanding how such a God could possibly dwell in me.
Christ, the Eternal, Living and abiding Word of God, is also in that realm of the Eternal Father and Holy Spirit. Just the Trinity, in three persons, who at the exactly same time is One is beyond rational thought. Then we have this realm of “Heaven” that has taken on the imagination of man and through visions and dreams man has defined an invisible realm that has NO earth words to describe what that means. Some imagine a heaven of bliss and tranquility where every day is a holiday.
God – Father, Word and Holy Spirit – resides in a higher realm than is available to the natural man who is limited to the realm of first Adam who came from the earth and will remain on the earth. We could say that God dwells in the realm of Christ, the Last Adam. Even though the New Creation man presently dwells in this dirt body, he actually dwells in Christ. The New Creation Man is the temple in which God dwells. This is also the realm of revelation: Spirit, Light and Life. This is IN the new inner man that is formed in us at the moment we are born again. The new man begins at that moment when we receive the Living and Abiding Word of God as an inner reality and conception takes place to form a new embryo of a different species.
This is also the Realm of the Kingdom of God and the location of the Gold from which He is building the Lampstand Church. (The Inner , New Creation Man is Gold) Since the Lampstand Church is being built in the invisible realm (Holy Place) it is not visible to us who walk in the earth realm. In other words, as the Kingdom of God is NOT of the earth / visible realm so most of what God is accomplishing today is in the invisible realm.
If the Kingdom was of this dirt realm His disciples would be fighting. Jesus said His Kingdom is NOT of this realm. God (Father, Word and Holy Spirit) and now Jesus dwell in the next realm that natural eyes CANNOT see. In this realm natural ears CANNOT hear anything because they are of the wrong species. The Heart of the Natural can understand NOTHING from that next realm. This heavenly realm is here but not of the visible realm. Even though it is here we cannot see it with natural eyes simply because it is in the invisible realm beyond the capacity of the natural man to perceive. My theory is that the new eyes of the new inner man, when developed, will be able to see things in that realm.
How do I know that? Because Jesus said “I only do the things I see My Father doing.” He must have seen into that other realm while His disciples could see nothing in that realm.
God dwells in the location where He reveals the mysteries that have been hidden from past generations. Ephesians 3 reveals that He desires to reveal these mysteries through the church (that He is building) in that realm. Why doesn’t He just reveal the mysteries to the natural church that men are building? Because God does not want to encourage us to live and function in that shallow dimension of natural religion.
Col 3:1 If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
The implication of these verses is that we should have already been raised up and seated with Christ in heavenly places. THAT is the realm where Jesus is seated at the Father’s right hand. This is exactly the realm that I am referring to in this paper. However, since the imagination of the natural man has envisioned a heaven high in the sky above the stratosphere, it is assumed that somewhere up there is a Gold Throne where Jesus sits. It is obvious that we, the natural man, haven’t yet left the earth surface. Still, IF it is our new inner man that is seated in heavenly places in that invisible dimension with Christ Jesus then it must be here someplace but of a different realm.
In the Book of Revelation, John had to “come up here” to see the Lampstand Church and to hear the words that were severely rebuking these “churches” that Jesus IS building. Did John travel to another planet or just rise into the invisible realm of the Great Cloud of Witnesses. These “witnesses” are obviously “here” because they watch us run the race but we do not generally see them because they are not of this realm! Although they are permitted to see into this realm we cannot normally see into that invisible realm where they dwell. This is also the realm where the angels dwell and they watch over those who are heirs of salvation. The angels are here but we don’t normally see them. However, they stand before God.
Why is this even important?
Because, it is my opinion, that this invisible Holy Place dimension is the realm of the next restoration. This realm is invisible to the Outer Court ministries. Why? It is behind the Second Veil which has never been torn. The natural eye cannot see into this realm and the natural ear cannot hear words from this realm. However, everything in this Holy Place Realm is visible to the Priests that minister there. This is the realm where we stand before the Lord, Minister to the Lord and burn Incense. Ministering in this next realm is what identifies us to “be His ministers.” But aren’t all who decide to serve the visible church doing His will and by that “volunteer be His minister?”
This is another “natural light understanding” but is another misconception. He actually chooses His own servants and may be offended when men take it upon themselves to appoint ministers. In Ephesians 4 :11 it is clear that ONLY He can appoint these ministers. It is also clear that in 1 Corinthians 12:28 that the Father sets these ministries in the local church. It appears that men can appoint elders and deacons, maybe Sunday School teachers and probably ushers, but to usurp the Father’s place in the local church by appointing the ministries cannot be very wise. But what if God doesn’t appoint the ministries in our local church? That may be a strong indication that no church exists that He will recognize.
This is precisely why the next dimension of ministry MUST first be of the Priesthood of this Higher Order. That means the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. Our High Priest is certainly effectively functioning in that ministry today. But why don’t we see Him? We would need to be in that invisible realm to see Him. But didn’t John see Him functioning as our High Priest in Revelation 2 and 3? Yes, but John had to be raised up into this other realm before he could see what was happening there.
Then how do we develop, grow and ascend into this realm which is now invisible? By experiencing each and every one of the Outer Court Foundations as Real Life Births. That means to experience each death so there may be a genuine resurrection into His Life. Completing each of these seven foundational realms is essential if we expect to “graduate” to the Holy Place Life and Ministry. If we ignore these basic preparations why should God even permit us to go on to the next dimension? Casual Christians and those without a clear vision of God’s Eternal Purpose will certainly NOT be accepted or even interested in that “ministry.”
Now, there will be the confrontation with the Bible facts by the natural mind trying to figure out how we can transition to the Holy Place Life and ministry which is presently in the invisible ream. Why? Because the natural man can only recognize that which is natural and just the visible to be real and the body as the essence of who we are; just the outer man! Therefore, he envisions himself standing in the Holy Place with white garments of linen ministering to the Lord and functioning as a priest of God. Incense then is something we do. Therefore, we try to get the body into some religious position and adjust our mind to think about prayer, praise, worship and thanksgiving. We try to relate to David where his body became the Incense Altar and the Incense was rising from him. We envision the smoke rising up from us and reaching into heaven far above. Then the angels gathering up the incense and storing it in a container to be poured out upon the earth sometime later.
Because we cannot see into that invisible realm we can only imagine what the reality actually is. Of course John saw things which he described in words that are recorded but these earth words speak of things in that higher realm that is beyond the scope of natural words. For that reason the Holy Spirit must reveal the thoughts of God and then give us spiritual words to convey these thoughts. This is what HE calls ministry. Still, sharing our concepts derived from these words that were recorded may be far from the real meaning of the words that were recorded. However, this is the very best that the natural man can do.
For that reason it is essential that each of us become full participants in the Promise of the Father, the New Covenant and experience the reality of the Kingdom of God as an actual inner life government. Why? Because all this provision is necessary to be able to see into these invisible realms and minister Spirit, Truth and Life from those realms.
If we think we can visit these realms in the body by entering in with boldness we will be disappointed. The guitar player may think he can take the bodies in the pews into the throne room but he is deceived simply because he has no idea where that invisible realm is. Only the New Creation Inner Man can enter into these realms. Why? Because he was born from those realms and those realms are his home. He is only a stranger and pilgrim in this earth dimension. The new man was born and designed to function in these eternal realms by at least three births. These births are required if we are to be taught and learn of the heavenly things. To be appointed to be a “leader” when we only perceive earthly things is rejected by the Lord. If we fall short of these invisible realms how will He be able to teach us spiritual / heavenly things.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?”
John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
John 3:7 “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
John 3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? 11 “Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and you do not receive our witness. 12 “If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
ONLY that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Therefore, we can conclude that if we have not at least had these three genuine new covenant births by the Spirit we cannot understand heavenly / spiritual / invisible things. To expect to be “taught by God” when we are still in the natural state or with no new inner man that has developed and grown to be able to receive teaching from God is fantasy. Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit comes He will teach us all things and reveal the things yet to come. Then why is such a small percentage of Christians being taught by the Holy Spirit? Simply because we must be “born of the Spirit” (three births) to able to be taught. But isn’t just accepting Jesus as our personal Savior all that is necessary? No! We must be born of the Spirit, Why? Because that which is born of flesh can NEVER be more than flesh even if flesh accepts Jesus as personal Savior. If we removed all “flesh” sitting in the pews on Sunday morning, many church buildings would be empty.
All these invisible realms can be hidden from the “Christians” in the Outer Court by the Veil of TRUTH / REALITY which has NOT been torn. When we determine to become part of the Lampstand Church that He is building we are immediately confronted by these invisible realms. Before they were not important because we could function in the outward / visible ministry and think we were accomplishing something and God is pleased.
Suddenly it is clear that this outward ministry is getting routine and boring and we are accomplishing so little to complete the purpose of God. Immediately it is obvious that now we must begin to function in the Priesthood Ministry after the order of Melchizedek. Why? Because that is the only priesthood available to us! Until we can stand with Him in the Holy Place ministry and work with Him (the Man, Christ Jesus) in bringing joy to God’s heart we are just speculating on some distant dream.
Why does some natural man in the pulpit assume that if he can convince a sincere seeker to agree to a certain doctrine or say certain words that is all that is necessary to be born again? Can a Catholic priest grant the born again experience any more than an evangelical pastor who invites people to come forward to receive his blessing. No! To be born of God requires that God grant those births by extending his “hand” in impartation. No real conception can take place until the Living and the Abiding Word of God has been received as the Divine Sperma. It is my opinion that God is completely Sovereign over His Sperma. He is not casting it on the earth like Adam but the Divine Sperma is certainly accomplishing the thing for which He sent it and it cannot return to Him until it has accomplished EVERYTHING for which He sent it.
He is NOT entrusting His Sperma to the man in the pulpit who wants to decide who can or cannot receive it depending upon certain man made requirements. God took the initiative and knocked Paul off His horse and put him in a position to receive the Sperma. The religious community had already decided that Paul was unacceptable and would have tried to block him from being born of the Spirit so he could become spirit.
What does that mean? That God works Sovereignly in these invisible realms to call and appoint and ordain just the ones He wants to complete His purpose. He who ascended far above the heavens also appoints ministries to prepare His Outer Court saints to become part of the Lampstand Church that He is building. This includes the corporate Priesthood who will become part of the Kingdom of Priests that will rule over the worlds yet to come. Our High Priest will be Head of the Corporate Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek to become that Kingdom of Priests.
We may ask where are these “ministries” that will complete this work of perfecting the saints? I am guessing they are still in that invisible realm. Why? Because they are not yet visible. At least we don’t see them on TV yet!