THE REALITY OF CHRIST AND HIS KINGDOM SHOULD BE GROWING IN YOUR HEART DURING THIS PRESENT PANDEMIC

A crisis as such we’ve been presently in can make one bitter or better, more carnal or more consecrated, more earthly, worldly, and temporal minded, or more heavenly and eternally-minded.

Question: Are you closer to Jesus now than you were before this pandemic? Is He more real to you? Is the reality of His kingdom more important to you now?

Personally, I really enjoy watching sports, but I can honestly tell you that I haven’t missed them during this favorite sports season when there are usually exciting rounds of playoffs and a new season of baseball beginning. The Lord is doing a deep work in many hearts during this pandemic. The reality of Christ’s invisible kingdom is coming to the forefront of many believers’ hearts and lives.

This is one gigantic difference between the early Church and today’s Church.

“Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also” (Acts 12:1-3).

“And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping…” (v. 6).

Question: Would you be able to sleep the night before your execution? Peter did. Some could say that it was the gift of faith in operation, but I also believe that Jesus was so real to Peter, he didn’t care if he died and departed to be with Him. He was missing his Master.

The post resurrection appearances of Jesus to His disciples made them to know He was alive, and no longer hindered by time and space as He went back and forth from heaven and to earth and then back to heaven.

“Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:9-11).

john lautermilch | Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven Acrylic Print By ...This is the same reality we’ve got to come to as believers in Jesus. When Jesus rose from the dead, the disciples witnessed the power of an endless and indestructible life. It forever changed them to fully pursue Christ and His kingdom, and be no longer bound to this world and all its’ enticements, entanglements, and allurements. This is the same journey of transformation we must be on.

Jesus as God the Son had no beginning and no end, just like eternity. Hungry and thirsty believers can access eternity through Christ who went before us as a Forerunner begin the veil (Heb. 6:19-20). How exciting!

The first Adam closed the door to the paradise of Eden, but Jesus opened it again when the veil was rent in two.

“ Now it [was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was [darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two” (Luke 23:44-45).

It’s amazing that the penitent thief went into paradise with Jesus. Jesus opened the way to a new garden of Eden.

The post resurrection appearances of Jesus unveiled a mystery to His disciples, not only that Jesus was no longer dead, but that He was now alive with access to travel between heaven and earth, with zero limitations of time and space. Jesus was giving us a peek into the eternal future of the saints, who shall live and travel in both realms.

To a measure, we can learn to live that way now in both the natural and spiritual world, because we are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!

And so we need not fear this pandemic or any other crisis that will come in these last days, and there will be many more, as Jesus told us. Instead, let us focus on the transformation that God wants to do in us to learn to live in two worlds—both the natural and the spiritual world. This is the privilege of those believers who are hungry and yearning to follow the pattern of Jesus, the Son of God, who lived in both worlds, even in His earth walk.

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Jesus learned to walk in the NOW with His Father and we must learn to o the same—to access the realm of eternity and not be limited by time and space. Jesus is in the NOW. He is the Great I AM, and is always speaking to us from the eternal NOW. We must not relegate HIM to the future, and we must not limit Him to what He was to His disciples in His earthly ministry. We are in a different time now in the final hours of the last days. Many spectacular manifestations are just on the horizon for us—divine appearances, angelic visitations, people being translated supernaturally from one geographical place to another as Philip, the evangelist was (Acts 8), great signs, wonders, and marvels are about to happen.

Let us not focus too much on last days crisis, plagues, pandemics, pestilences, etc. Jesus said these things would come. Instead, let us keep eternity in our hearts and know that God is above time and space, and want to speak and communicate with us from the eternal now. We can experience this kind of intimacy with Him all the time, as we learn to cultivate the new garden of Eden in our hearts— acres and acres of it.

This is what it means to live our lives in Christ where we are seated in heavenly places.

May God give the reader understanding.

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THE PRAYER JOTTER: WE WERE PRAYING AND THE HOLY SPIRIT STEPPED IN

The following article is another summary of one of our many recorded prayer sessions when the Holy Spirit stepped in and became the Teacher. Once again, for the last several years this has been a common operation whenever Carolyn and I pray together. Most of these revelatory utterances  would be classified as a word of wisdom from the Lord. I’ve included Scriptural references to confirm the prayer utterances.

(Note: Spoken and prayed with the same Spirit that came on Jesus when He went into the temple and overthrew the tables and drove out the money changers).

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5).

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them” (Heb. 8:10-11).

“Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Mk. 15:38).

PRAYER BEGINS…

The veil was rent in two so we could come to God without a human mediator. Closing the veil is the spirit of religion that tells us we need to go through a man, an organization, or a program.

This is being manifested in many forms today. There is to be no more condemnation concerning these things.

For this is truly a judgment of the heart for all believers to put their fellowship with God above religion and the traditions of man, or having to go to a prophet to hear what the Lord is saying.

For this was the same spirit always confronting Jesus and the manifestation of His compassion, “Who does He think He is healing and forgiving man’s sins?”

Behind the open veil is everything we need, but man ruled by his traditions, wittingly or unwittingly, seems to always be trying to close that veil.

True freedom comes to the one who believes and knows they have free access to the Father through Jesus.

There will be some in traditional churches today who will not fall away simply because they’ve been taught to go into the Holy of Holies for themselves.

Our part is to show them the access without criticizing the traditional church.

It’s necessary and important that the young ones (babies) know how to go into that place in the Spirit even as we were trained in local churches and learned to move with the body.

The key is to train them to move into the Spirit and access that place on their own. Once they learn they can be established as strong trees of righteousness.

For if you train just one to come and be a part of an assembly without man’s restrictions, it’s a victory…(The Holy Spirit brought to remembrance Carolyn’s first church worship leader and what she did with Carolyn and the group in training them to access that place).

Even in Pensacola during the great outpouring of the 1990s those young revival babies learned the presence of God.

Never does it benefit when a man leads another to a man and the wisdom of man.

Keep pointing them to the veil and the access.

For you and the pray-ers are to hold open that door and that entrance for others to come through. And it’s the leaders who then encourage them to move on in.

That is why we can never be satisfied with playing church. Christ has been formed in us.

Instead of being like Joshua who sat on the outside of the tent of meeting and listened (Ex. 33:11), it’s our place as ministers to draw them on in and teach them to stay there and meet with God.

There will always be saints who want to go on in.

This is the only place we are truly rooted and grounded in the Lord.

Gal. 3:1 – That is why this place of man putting their dependence on man is such a bewitching place.

For we will not always be there for them, but they must learn to go there beyond the veil on their own.

That is why this bewitching in toning down the move and manifestations of the Holy Spirit is such a diabolical move – the spirit that closes the veil makes it hard to access Me.

Got to keep people moving toward the Lord where they are at home with Him.

He is the door, the only door.

Free access is through the Blood.

The seeker friendly philosophy closes the door and says you can only have this much access, and you can only go this far by toning down on the Holy Spirit and His workings.

God is in the midst of His people, not behind a veil (Carolyn saw leaders standing in front of a veil and pulling it shut).

Confusion and bewilderment came to those who were used to free access but now are being blocked and bewitched by man.

I believe this is truly a word of wisdom from the Lord that traditionalists may have difficulty receiving. 

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