The Three Realms of Spiritual Existence.
There are various Realms of Reality.
Each Realm has Growing and Developing Dimensions.
Recognizing the Mysteries of the Realm ABOVE Us.
Acknowledging Those Who are of the Realm Below Us.
Striving to Ascend to the Highest Realms that are Available to Us.
November 18, 2015
Most of us will admit to knowing nothing or very little about other realms of existence beyond the realm in which we live each day. Still, there are many realms of existence, even in the natural world, that we know nothing of as yet.
There are realms where angels operate regularly.
There are realm where demons operate regularly.
There are obviously realms where the devil, himself, operates regularly.
There are realms of prayer and spiritual intuition where some sort of communication results.
There are occult realms of evil communications where there is a “spiritual” activity.
There must be several realms below the visible realm of mankind. For example; Death and Hell!
There are a realms of SPIRITUAL REALITY (plural) above where we are living at the present time! However, for many believers, other realms may seem to be extremely radical or nonsensical or just the fantasies of the dreamers.
Several of the statements that Jesus made were referring to other realms beyond the visible realms of the natural world. Many of the scriptures and statements, which different Apostles used, indicated there were higher realms of existence. For example;
2Cor 4:17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
My desire is to live in, or at least visit in the Spirit, these realms above the outward,
visible things and discover the reality of other realms. There is a realm in which, obviously, the Father is speaking! There is a realm in which Our High Priest, Christ Jesus, is instructing the Holy Spirit what to do and what to say! How do we know that? That is because the Holy Spirit does nothing on His own initiative. There is the realm, called the Holy Place, where Jesus is speaking to the Angel of the Seven Churches and warning them to HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING TO THE CHURCH! There must be a realm where our High Priest, Christ Jesus, is speaking to the church today concerning the defects and deficiencies of the “church” in our generation. Maybe, the church today needs NO correction and is all it is expected to be, so NO communication is necessary.
If we could hear the Words from even the next realm higher than us, this would be extremely helpful in ministering to the needs of the present church. However, speaking words from that realm might be extremely offensive to some believers because of the nature of those words. For example; the words recorded in Revelation 2 and 3 are offensive to those, today, who are doctrinally oriented. Especially about vomiting believers out of His body or erasing their names out of the Book of Life! Casting everyone whose name in NOT written in the Book of Life into the Lake of Fire and the Second Death are offensive to many! Why? They say “ The God I know would never do that.” Of course the God of the Bible does do that!
Rev 20:14 And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
It is the different Realms in the Tabernacle of Moses and the Three Realms of Reality in the Tabernacle of God that we are referring to in this document. Even these three realms are rejected by many simply because they expect heaven to be One Big Place!
The fact is that there are three “veiled” realms revealed in the Tabernacle which is a “picture” of ultimate reality! The first veiled realm (repentance / circumcision/ beginnings) and each “veiled” Realm beyond is separated but not isolated from the next “Veiled” Realm! This is both confusing and offensive to those in the First Ream which is referred to as repentance, forgiveness of sins, and the other basic foundations for the Christian life. Beyond these basic experiences, they know nothing of a reality that is in another Realm higher. It that same way, we know very little of Realms above the Realms we have experienced. Why? That is because this is beyond our knowledge and experience yet in the unfolding of God’s restoration of ALL things. There could be many Realms above the Realm that we are familiar with at the present time. Some of these “realms” may become offensive to us.
For example; If we were limited to just ministering in the Outer Court Dimension, any mention of the Holy Place Realm of ministry could be very offensive to those of us who have no knowledge or experience beyond the basic beginnings. If we referred to another Realm Higher than the Holy Place, that is, the Most Holy Place, and explained the VEIL that separate the Realms, that could invoke a violent protest from many religious people!
Under the Old Covenant, a priest after the order of Aaron could spend his whole life only ministering in the Outer Court or occasionally in the Holy Place. Why? That is because they had certain limitations and no access to the Most Holy Place. Unfortunately, many of us, in New Covenant times, are still limited to ministering in these lower Realms. That is NOT because other realms are not available for us to experience but simply because we are unaware that higher realms exist or we have no desire to experience them.
The Most Holy Place realm was “higher” than the Holy Place Realm. There are still other realms of ministry available to us today that we know nothing about. It was beyond the Third Veil (the Most Holy Place) to which there was NO ACCESS to the Old Covenant saints. That Veil was not torn until after Jesus’ death at Calvary.
The priest after the Order of Aaron, who was limited to the Holy Place realm, might speculate what the manifest Presence of God would be like and the thrill of standing in the Shekinah Glory of God to sprinkle the blood! However, ONLY the High Priest was authorized to enter that realm once each year! The High Priest must stand in God’s Manifested Presence on the Day of Atonement, to sprinkle the Mercy Seat with the blood. This was his exclusive opportunity. It was both his right and his responsibility! This was only possible AFTER the Tabernacle was erected and functioning and the cloud entered the Most Holy Place.
Of course the Ark was only removed from the Tabernacle, after the Presence was lifted. Every time the Tabernacle was torn down, the Ark and the Holy things were covered by several coverings so they remained invisible. Also, we should emphasize, that when the Tabernacle was disassembled to move it for traveling, the cloud of God’s Presence was already lifted and was not experienced in the same way. However, His Manifested Presence was seen in the Cloud that led them.
It was from between the cherubim that God spoke to Moses, as a man speaks to another man, face to face. Moses stood in a place and a Realm above all other men of his generations, including Aaron, his brother, the High Priest.
The Most Holy Place is a realm above, and beyond, the Holy Place Realm and speaks to us of as much higher Realm and of experiences that we are unaware of at the present time. If we are honest, we will admit that we know NOTHING about that Higher Realm! Still, it is as real or more real than any experience that is limited to the Holy Place.
However, today, and in most Christian groups, any experience beyond the very basic, beginning experiences, will seem so abnormal and strange that it is considered as blasphemy. In some other groups it is assumed that we may enter this higher ream anytime we please because the veil was torn. In fact the song leader in many places says he will be taking the entire congregation through that veil into the mighty Presence of God with his guitar. The actual fact requires some modification in that assumption.
Isa 33:14 Sinners in Zion are terrified; Trembling has seized the godless. "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning?"
Heb 12:29 for our God is a consuming fire.
Under the New Covenant, this veil is torn and the Bible says we have “access” to the Most Holy Place. It is true that we have “permission” but that does NOT guarantee us physical access! This not difficult to explain.
HEB 10:19 Since therefore, brethren, we have confidence [Parrhesia- freedom of speech] to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,  by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,  and since we have a great priest over the house of God,  let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Of course, this says access to the “Holy Place” and not the “Most Holy Place” but since it was the THIRD veil that was torn when Jesus was Crucified, it is assumed, this refers to the Most Holy Place rather than just the Holy Place!
My point is this; there is a realm, or two, or more, above where we are at the present time that is open and available for us to enter, if we are qualified. That means with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. The casual believer still has no access and breaking into His Manifested Presence, literally, is extremely dangerous. This is exactly the same problem Israel had ascending up Mount Sinai when God’s Presence came down upon the mountain. The whole mountain was burning like a furnace. It appeared to be quite dangerous to ascend that mountain. However, Moses went and down that mountain 7 times.
However, this ultimate access is offered to New Covenant believers during this dispensation and it is now possible for us to experience this dimension, according to scripture! Even if this access is not yet offered to those “in the physical body” it is offered to us by a new and living way. The scripture indicates that we have the “freedom of speech” to enter that realm. In other words we have access to the Father, now in this dispensation, directly by “prayer.” Just to assume that we can rush into the Most Holy Place by our bodily presence is strange. Why? That is because the Father dwells in the everlasting burnings and He is a Consuming Fire!
The point is this; We may be wondering what, exactly, would accessing these higher realms mean to us and what would we “see” or “hear” that would be perfectly normal in that Realm of inner consciousness. At this point I am guessing that there are actually “dimensions of the realms” above which are beyond anything that we might hope, imagine or even desire.
dimension >noun 1 a measurable extent, such as length, breadth, or height. 2 an aspect or feature. To measure out.
The way I am using the term “dimension” is defined as “ A measurable and definable realm of existence. A measure of our experience.” An application might be this; We may contact a higher realm, superficially, but only have a very limited Life changing experience of that realm. For example; Jesus said some incredible things about His relationship with the Father that seems to be excluded from our dimension of understanding and our experience. However, in that Realm of existence, from which He was speaking, these things are perfectly normal and relevant and obviously very logical.
For example; John 17 is a prayer that originates in that higher dimension of existence. Even when Jesus fed the 5000 and again when He fed the 7000 he did it in a matter of fact way that implied that feeding the multitudes with a few loaves and a few fish was normal, in that realm. Even stopping the wind by the apostles seemed normal to Jesus.
Walking on the water is normal in some higher Ream and in another, higher, dimension of reality from what is normal to us. While we may be limited to the visible realms, these things originate in the invisible realms. Even Paul indicates that seeing into the invisible realms is normal.
Was going to the water to take money out of a fish’s mouth normal to pay taxes in Jesus’ day? Obviously, He thought so!
Even visiting the Mount of the Transfiguration and speaking with Moses and Elias is normal in that realm of reality. This was a fact, even if it disturbs and offends those limited to a lower realm of recognition. Jesus didn’t seem to treat the transfiguration as something extraordinary but matter of fact reality. Are we offended because those kind of experiences seems strange or are beyond us? Overcoming our reluctance to accept the non-logical and extraordinary dimensions of the realms above us is part of our maturity! Why is this important?
That is because the “restoration” directly ahead of us may touch on these other, higher, Realms. As that time approaches we should be, at least, mature in our understanding. Why? We will certainly be expected to accept the unfolding of higher realms of consciousness in the future! Even today we should be mature enough to reject any thought that these new and higher realms are too radical or strange concepts of spiritual dreamers. Why? That is because there will be many who insist that these realms are just some fantasy which is bordering on spiritual ignorance, arrogance or radical fanaticism. Still, today, as in church history, today’s fanaticism is tomorrow’s universal acceptance. As a current example; observe the Pentecostal and Charismatic experiences. What was considered as extreme fanaticism in 1906, is accepted by many today as a normal Christian experience.
Another example that might be considered as extreme is this; If we became one with Christ that would make us one with the trinity, at least by association! However, if we are raised up with Christ into that dimension where Christ is, seated at the Right Hand of God, we must acknowledge that is a different and higher realm than visiting a church meeting. Many consider that statement as radical extremism or the statements of an idiot.
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.  Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.  For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
Acceptance of the perfection of the Bride / Church will fall into the same extreme realm of scriptural reality! Still, if we were functioning in His eternal purpose and observing things from His viewpoint, the perfection of “the bride” would be a normal experience and essential to our eternal destiny. We must ask ourselves if that is a realm of possibility or another fantasy we must reject!
This is only truly reasonable, logical and possible for those who have an Eternal Vision compatible with being raised up and seated with Him! Whatever is scripturally true but beyond our experience is easily rejected. Experiencing this dimension of Truth revealed in Colossians 3 permits those who are convinced it is possible to be seated with Him, to now be able to see true reality from out of His heavenly perspective. It is certain that if we only have an earthly viewpoint, this “elevated viewpoint”, will seem very strange and must be rejected by rational individuals.
Over the years I have been confronted by several “ministers” who are “doctrinally oriented” that reject any experience that is revealed by their doctrine. For example; The Baptism or being filled with the Holy Spirit! Therefore, they are adamantly opposed to things they know nothing of.
If we were truly living “by His Life,” experiencing this elevated realm and these invisible dimensions would be Scripturally normal for today’s Christian.
2 COR 1:19] For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us--by me and Silvanus and Timothy--was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.  For as many as may be the promises of God, in Him they are yes; wherefore also by Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
Since “every promise of God is “YES” in Christ” we should expect these “promises” to be experiential for us, personally. Then why is it that we are not experiencing all these promises as realities in our lives? We can not honestly or scripturally say these promises are “not for me” because “NO” is not a possibility to those who are “in Christ.” .
Therefore, we must acknowledge that there are dimensions, realms and realities “IN CHRIST” that we have not yet experienced. Even in our human dimension of defects and deficiencies, there are certain promises are given (like salvation or healing) that we have already experienced. We may have also experienced all the basic Christian Foundational experiences but still feel there is much more that is beyond our current experience. It is true that there are very many other non-revocable promises which are beyond our current experience. Why are the current experiences so much less than what was promised? These promises are still real and valid but some are limited to other realms! In other words God DID NOT SAY “NO” but “Yes” in the next realm.
What if we prayed with sincerity and faith that God would give us these experiences that have been promised? Would that guarantee us all the experiences? Not necessarily! Why?
That is because some of these “greater Promises” are available to us, as normal
experiences, but maybe limited to the next realm higher where that experience is in the normal realm of the Promises! However, we should recognize that many of these absolute promises are not available in these lower dimensions of eternal reality. We might call this; GROWING AND DEVELOPING INTO THE PROMISES!
Praying for the experience of these promises is not wrong but may be getting the promise before the maturity necessary for the promise. Why? Getting “in the realms of Christ” where these experiences are normal is the first priority. Then “the prayer” is answered automatically because in that dimension many of the promises are “Yes” and normal and experiential. For example; the Promise of the Holy Spirit should follow being “born again.”
Luke 24:49 "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
Act 2:33 "Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.
Act 2:38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 "For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself."
For another example; At the same time that Jesus along with Peter, James and John were on the mount of transfiguration experiencing something of eternity, the other disciples were in the valley, in the dirt dimension, arguing about which one was greatest! These same disciples recognized they couldn’t even cast out a demon.
Realm # 1; the Dirt Realm of natural life. No revelation and very little understanding with limited experience.
Realm #5; The Mount of Transfiguration and a current revelation delivered by Moses and Elias. Here is Revelation, confidence and understanding about what is about to happen!
These are, obviously, different realms, ALL happening at the same time and among the same group of people, but in an entirely different experiences in degree, dimension and scope.
This is an example of two dimensions of revelation occurring at the same time among the same group of 12 disciples. Two realms, visited at the same time, in the same location, but with entirely different results! This also explains the diversity of experiences, understanding and maturities within the same assembly. Wondering which one is greater among those who have no power is also common today.
If we apply this concept of other dimensions to the doctrine of the overcomer is it possible that “the overcomer” is just a believer that has taken up his full position “in Christ”. This may be a position or realm that has escaped the experience of the casual believer who is an under-comer. The overcomer then is just normal while the under-comer (under-achiever) is sub-normal, luke-warm, casual and unacceptable in the body of Christ. To be vomited out of His body is still rejected by many “ministers.”
The original experience of Adam and Eve in Gen 2 was normal. Walking and talking with God and having dominion over all of God’s creation was normal for Adam and Eve! What followed the fall was totally sub-normal for Adam and Eve! In too many instances we have accepted the sub-normal as normal and declared the normal to be fanatical, radical and extreme.
When Jesus commanded the fish to bring money to pay taxes, this was normal, even for Adam who had dominion over the fish of the sea and the fowl of the air, this was normal.
However, in our sub-normal viewpoint, this would seem extreme and fanatical. Let us consider the “authority” Jesus demonstrated.
Did Jesus use the authority given to Adam, as the “son of man”, or did He do that as the “Son of God?” Did He walk on the water as the “Son of God” or as the “son of man?” Did He feed the 5000 as the “Son of God” or as the “son of man?”
If He did it as the “Son of God” why did He tell His disciples to give the multitude food since they were merely the sons of Adam or the human “sons of men?” That is because some of the Promises are for the “sons of men” and are just repeating the promises given to Adam before the fall which are still in effect today. How do we know that?
Jesus rebuked His disciples because of their unbelief because they did NOT stop the storm! These “disciples” were in tremendous danger from the sea because of the small boat they were in. BUT, by what authority should they have acted? Obviously, they should have enacted the basic authority they had as the “sons of men!” Why? They were not yet the New Covenant species of the “Sons of God.”
There are 83 references to “the son of man” in the New Testament referring to Jesus. There are 43 references to the “Son of God” in the New Testament. Over and over He said “the son of man” must do these things. The reason is because He is the “last Adam” and “the second man” and He must fulfill all that was purposed for Adam and mankind to complete. The “promises” and authority given to first Adam seem to be included for the Last Adam also. Therefore, Jesus functioned as the Last Adam but as “the son of man” and not as “the Son of God.” Why?
If neither the first Adam OR the last Adam did the things promised to the first Adam maybe neither the promises or the authority were valid!
As the “Son of God” He also had certain things to fulfill that could not be fulfilled if He
only functioned as the “son of man.” Why? The Son of God operated in one realm while the son of man operated in another Realm. These realms did not conflict with each other but were still distinct in their purpose. Here, we see One Man operated in two different realms and in different dimensions of each realm.
What He did as “the son of man” is normal for us during the church age because we are “the sons of men” becoming the “mature sons of God”. While functioning in that higher realm may seem to be just another mysticism that is beyond our capacity or our pay grade, within the Kingdom provision we will present this function as “normal Christianity.” Why? It is these other realms that we may expect the “Greater Works” to be done! It is these higher realms that hold and release these greater Truths. This is referred to as “mysticism” by many “ministers.” Still, it is these higher dimensions that must reveal to us the Ultimate Truth that is God, Himself. However, if this revelation does not become our personal experience, is it then wrong and just
another deception that we must reject? Not at all! It just means we have not yet experienced our participation within that realm of the “promises.”
When our experience of the Truth fails, we lose our witness and we may suffer eternal loss! Why? We are responsible to be both salt and light to the world by our personal demonstration of both salt and light! Let us be real about our human limitations that we must overcome!
For example; There are hundreds of religions in the world and new ones being invented each year. Not all are true and we cannot fall into a pattern of tolerance toward them or we deviate from the absolute truth that IS Christ. Why? THE ULTIMATE TRUTH cannot be sacrificed just so we can “get along” peacefully with all men. Accepting LIES for us to achieve peace is stupid and may be fatal. Why?
If there is one absolute TRUTH that is Christ, Himself, then all other religions are false. Even though this is disrespectful of all other religions and philosophies, that is the position that we must take as New Covenant Christians. Why? That is because HE IS ULTIMATE TRUTH WHICH CANNOT BE COMPROMISED for the sake of acceptance or for political correctness.
Of course that “radicalism” is denounced as racial, fanatical and unreasonable and from a deficient and perverted human viewpoint! However, from the Realm and Reality that “IS Christ”, it is the only possibility reality and the focus of our message.
But, brother, why must we be so radical and disagreeable? Won’t we just isolate ourselves from the very people we want to win to the Lord with that radical and unreasonable message? Isn’t Christianity supposed to love and accept everyone and welcome them into the Kingdom of God. NO! Why? Christ Jesus is the ONLY WAY through the door. Why?
That is because Christ is not a philosophy that will adjust or can be modified to accept or incorporate various human cultures and religions and philosophies. Why? He is absolute TRUTH which cannot incorporate any lies, concepts, principles or acts that are not compatible with Absolute Truth.
JOHN 14:6] Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to
the Father, but through Me.  "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him."  Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us."  Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how do you say, `Show us the Father'?  "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me?
This is either absolute TRUTH or is it the rambling of a mad man who is fearful f His destiny.
“I am the way” is totally exclusive and eliminates every other way! “I am the truth” is totally exclusive and eliminates every opposite “truth”! “I am the Life” is totally exclusive and eliminates every other method of access to God, the Father.
As nominal Christians, we can accept this Truth or reject it and try to modify it. However, we cannot change it and eventually everyone must deal, experientially, with this TRUTH. No other religion can fit into this narrow way and so they eliminate themselves from the Truth.
But, brother, isn’t Christianity just another one of the Great Religions that are evident among different cultures? NO!
In this simple statement Jesus Christ challenges every religion on the face of the earth, in all ages. Jesus Christ IS THE EXCLUSIVE WAY TO GOD, THE FATHER! This means there IS NO OTHER! If we preach this message with conviction, we will offend every other religion, philosophy, intelligence and political class that hears us.
If we preach the rest of the message of the Kingdom of God, we will offend those that have another gospel. We will offend every religion (or those with no religion) but certainly those who insist they are free to believe or do as they please and ignore the Ultimate Truth of God.
We will Not foolishly be led into offering to establish fixed realms or even degrees or dimensions of these realms of existence! Why? That is because these are just my opinion and, at best, just hypothetical theories .
However, we will point to Other Scriptural REALMS that are normal.
THESE ARE THE REALMS IN WHICH JESUS MINISTERED! HE MINISTERED EXCLUSIVELY OUT OF THE NEW COVENANT REALM! IN THIS REALM FEEDING MULTITUDES, WALKING ON WATER, TAKING MONEY OUT OF FISHES MOUTH, AND REBUKING THE WIND IS NORMAL.
Even receiving the Revelation of the reality of Christ among us revealed on the MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION IS NORMAL. How do we know that? That is because Jesus Christ, Himself, received and revealed these things as normal. @@##$$%%^^&
Also, in rebuking the wind and commanding it to stop is normal. Why do we know that? Jesus rebuked His disciples because they fell short of these realms of authority that obviously were theirs as just normal “sons of men.” If these “realms” were beyond their capacity as men, why would Jesus rebuke them for their unbelief? He obviously expected them to stop the wind. Being limited to THE REALM BELOW, in the visible / dirt realm of natural human activity, is certainly SUBNORMAL for every New Covenant Christian! Still, we see “ministries” functioning in this subnormal realm while declaring any other realm is fanatical and extreme. Still, this dirt realm of subnormal “Christianity” accepts human, ego-centric persons, devoid of revelation, as “men of God” simply because they have been taught to operate in a pulpit ministry as a career choice! We can clearly say that the visible church and its ego-centric activity is SUB-NORMAL and too far short of true New Covenant Christianity!
These scripture present a Realm above the dirt realm ; The Transfiguration MARK 9: 2-8 or MATH 17 :1 - 8. Feed the Multitudes; MARK 6:38 - 52 and MATH 14: 24- 33 Walk on water. MATH 17: 27 the money in fish’s mouth, and Feeding the Multitudes, etc and there are many more! For that reason, functioning in the dirt realm is subnormal for the church today.
My theory is this; This other Realm may even seem strange to us today. However, I am speculating that even Greater Works will NOT be impossible for the next generation if they continue to develop and grow up in all things into Christ! Why? That is because many of these things are normal, possible and promises for those who grow up into “the fulness of Christ.” Still, the Greater Works may be reserved for that next Realm. Why? That is because the Greater Works may, through pride, ignorance or arrogance, destroy those “ministries” that are limited to the dirt realm of activity. For that reason God may NOT permit it!
My theory is this; The deeper that God can work an inner change into our lives, the more of Adam’s fallen characteristics that are removed, the more that God can trust us to function in the greater works and to ascend into the higher realms of Life.
While I am guessing about these things, it is both the Tabernacle of Moses AND the Tabernacle of God that reveal these Higher Realms of Life, a more disciplined ministry and a Bond-servant mentality. It is the Greater Manifestation of God’s Glory and the growing revelation of God’s Purpose that calls us to a Greater Consecration! It is this dimension of responsibility that leads us to a higher oppurtunity in which the Greater Works will be normal.
People have expressed to me their total doubt that any of these things can happen in our generation simply because Jesus is coming back very soon now. The time is so short that we need to be ready for “the rapture” any day now. How do they know that? That is because some WATCHMEN ON THE WALL (radio ministries) are already saying that? They are men of God so anything they say must be true.
My question is this; WHAT IF JESUS DOESN’T RETURN VISIBLY FOR ANOTHER HUNDRED OR EVEN ANOTHER THOUSAND YEARS?
It is certain that HE WILL COME FOR SOMEONE EVERY DAY and they may only have a short time to get ready. However, for the rest of us, we also must make the BIG CHANGE and GROW UP IN ALL THINGS INTO CHRIST. Why? There will still be the big work of the church to complete on this earth.
It is certainly true that whole generations have departed from this earth realm since the first Pentecost. At that time many were waiting for Jesus to come again and saying they only had a short time. Some are still focusing upon that rather than preparing themselves to function in the eternity directly ahead of all of us. Waiting for Jesus to come again, rather than fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose NOW, personally, during the church age, is a big deception. Teaching people that there is no time now to prepare for eternity is entirely irresponsible and the ignorance of these “strange ministries” should be exposed.
While it is true that Jesus MIGHT come at any time, NO ONE KNOWS THE TIME, ONLY THE FATHER! One thing I am sure about is this; Jesus is NOT coming for a baby bride or for carnal believers who have not grown up into Christ. He is NOT coming for those who just “believe” something about Jesus! He is coming for those who are fully prepared to take their place in Eternity and to function in God’s Eternal Purpose. If we are to rule with Him it is certain that this does not include those who are ego-centric, or the domineering, or spiritual babies, or the arrogant and those who are manifesting less than fully developed Christians.
We are being questioned about the reasonableness of any expectation that average Christians should be challenged to operate in some higher realm. Especially the invisible realms. Of course this functioning in higher Realms would be impossible if Real Christianity was just based upon the natural man believing some doctrine about Jesus and being “saved.”
It is my opinion that even basic Christianity is based upon being a New Creation. A different species, that has been born of the Semen of God. A Christian is not born by the will of man or by the will of the flesh but the Christian is, exclusively, born of God. Since every True Christian is born by the sperma (semen) of God, exclusively, the True Christian is a different species from other humans here on earth. As a different species of beings (little Christs), we are not limited to the restrictions common to other earthlings.
This is exactly why Christians must be encouraged and free to understand and function in these Higher Realms of the Promises. It is because Christians can, will and must function in these higher realms that the “greater works” that Jesus promised are normal. Since He went to the Father, all these other Realms have become normal.
Speaking in tongues is “speaking from another realm.” Prophesy and the other gifts are introductions to another Realm of function. Ministering out of the New Inner man is ministering from another realm that is not available to the natural man. Why? That is because the Adam man has no new man and this realm of ministry is not available to the old man. While the New Covenant requires that we posses a New Inner Man who has been born by God! Why? That is because there must be “the new inner man” ( the Christian) which is clearly revealed in several scriptures! This is clearly revealed so it is amazing that there is nearly total ignorance concerning the function of the “NEW CREATION MAN” in the church.
Accepting that only the visible realm is valid for the church in this dispensation is the reason for this nearly universal ignorance within the visible church. This is the reason for the extreme limitation within the visible church which leads to unbelief among “believers.”
1Cor 3:11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. 14 If any man's work which he has built upon it remains, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.
Every time we see men building with the natural man (wood, hay and straw), we see a “church” that will not survive the fire! This is a wasted life of worthless activities.
It is because of this ignorance that we must be aware that the church which men are building is NOT the church He is building. The church men are building is just wood, hay and straw but the Church He is Building is ONLY made of silver, gold and precious stones. It is built from only the living stones.
1Peter 2:4 And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1Peter 2:9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
The Christian is of “another Race” ( a chosen race) ( a chosen species) that is not white or black or even male or female nor is it Jew or gentile and neither is it bond or free.
When we understand that the outer man, the Adam man, the flesh man, is NOT the living stones that are be built up into a Spiritual House, we MUST adjust our theology! Our only conclusion then is that the “spiritual Stones” are only the New Covenant, new inner men, or Christ, the living and abiding Word of God, in us growing into that “Spiritual House.”
Putting our trust, expectation, hope or eternal destiny in any other “realm,” or lessor dimensions of that realm, is really ignorant and a big deception. RE-FOCUS and go Forward.