Colossians 3:2 – “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Many people who are filled with unbelief call themselves “realists.” Unbelief is faith in the inferior. Unbelief is actually faith in something other than God. They believe the material world rules over the spiritual world. Materialism is not simply the accumulation of goods.
We can want nothing and be materialistic because materialism is faith in the natural as the superior reality. Spiritual things are discerned only in the heavenly realm, and earthly things become clear only with heavenly insight. Therefore, heaven is the only worthwhile viewing point.
God wants to have a people who are consecrated to walk in His purpose for their life, doing His work so that He might rule over the earth through them.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” – Psalm 139:23-24
The dreams we dream become the strategic road maps God gives to point us in the right direction to align us with destiny. Dreams contain power that will enable us to see what we were created to become. When we turn to the Lord we see Him as He is because the veils of limitation are taken away
UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRIT REALM
“But whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty…But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NASB
There is no time or distance in the spirit realm. It is not confined to time as we know it in our day-to-day lives. God created time and space for us as the Bible states: “With the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as one day.” – 2 Peter 3:8
The Holy Spirit can cause us to transcend time and space barriers of the past, present, and future in our dreams by imparting glimpses of the spiritual realm as we sleep. The Spirit of the Lord enters our dreams, to remove the veils from our faces, so we will be able to see Him in His transcendent glory. When we see Him we will be like Him. He is transforming us from one realm of glory into a higher realm of glory as He reveals Himself to us.
Science has proven that light can travel seven times around the world in one second; however, our thoughts travel even faster. As God’s messengers, angels travel at the speed of thought. Angels enter our dreams through the doors of our hearts to bring messages from God’s eternal realm.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” – Jeremiah 17:9-10
We must activate and train the human spirit to open the door of our hearts by inviting the Holy Spirit to search, test, and teach us. For it is out of the abundance of the heart that our life flows. The Spirit of God will show us glimpses of our nature and our responses to our natural life situations through a spiritual window. The Bible tells us: “He who covers his sin will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” – Proverbs 28:13
SEND AN INVITATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
PRAYER: Dear Lord, please remove the veils that blind my eyes and give me insight with understanding, the spirit of wisdom, with revelation knowledge. Let me become a seer of Your glory. Anoint my eyes to see and ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying. Through the spirit of revelation give me access to the heart, mind, and words of Christ, where all the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven are hidden. Immerse me in the Spirit of Love. Amen (Colossians 1:9).
God’s glory is seen through the eyes of our hearts in the eternal realm of the spirit. Faith enables us to engage and access spiritual understanding. The prophetic words in a dream interpretation help to frame doorways into our world. Faith is being sure that the things we hope for and dream about can be realized, even if we do not see them. God commanded the universe to be formed so that what is seen was brought out of the invisible realm of the spirit. Hope produces the evidence of faith, and love is the substance or tracks that spiritual gifts run on…God is love!
“‘Is not My Word like fire,’ declares the Lord, ‘and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?'” – Jeremiah 23:29
In 2020 be ready for demonstrations of His power, His justice, His provision, His favor, His breakthrough, and deliverance, but God is also looking for a people who are yielded, strong, fortified in Him and His Word alone, prepared and maturing to carry His glory.
As you SEE the power of the Word of God and His revelation contained within it, you stay close to His heart and decree His Word. It’s in the place of having to hold fast, tightly, to the Word of God. It is in the adversity that you receive greater revelation and impartation. The enemy will come in these moments of “testing” to SIFT you but as you hold onto the Word by affirming it and meditating on it as you go throughout the day, the enemy’s temptations will not take root.
It’s up to us whether we get on board and partner with Him in His purpose for our life. The King of Glory is going to be made manifest and again the Church will be left facedown in awe and wonder and trembling at the majesty of God and the power of His Word.
We must steward our lives and what He places in our hands, surrendering to His ways, with purity, integrity, and humility.
A great move of God is coming in! Let us be a people who are READY!
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” – Isaiah 55:1
And again the Spirit of the Lord says: “And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17). When the Bride becomes so mature, and we realize our union (oneness) and readiness with the Holy Spirit, we will say what the Spirit is saying – that is one word: “Come!” (Revelation 22:17b).
THE VALUE OF HUNGER AND INTIMACY
Those who are hungry and thirsty will be satisfied. It’s time to drink the living water of life and begin to release healing on the earth. Creation is groaning and waiting for you to know your identity in Him (see Romans 8:19, 22). The maturity of the Bride in waiting is to cultivate the oil of intimacy with the Holy Spirit while we are waiting for His return. In the meantime, equip the Church body in:
Who they are in Christ Jesus,
Their Right Standing with God, and
Walking in the Spirit,
so they can preach the Gospel with signs following – no excuses! Those who were the five wise virgins knew how to wait in intimacy. It’s a heart issue! We need to position ourselves to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, with all our souls, and with all our minds (see Matthew 22:37).
THE FULLNESS OF TIME
“But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results” – Matthew 9:16
The word “patch” in Matthew 9:16 is the Greek word “pleroma,” and it means filling up, fullness, fullness of time, supply, completion, patch. It is the same word used in Ephesians 1:10 – “that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth – in Him.”
Allow the Lord to use you as an ambassador to release spiritual mandates and decrees so that He may activate angels to do His word and His bidding. These flames of fires and ministering spirit are ready to be released and to charge the front-lines of your battles.
The Lion of the tribe of Judah has roared. Those who hear and see beyond the thunder and lightning in His voice hear and see the visions of His heart and have received a revelation of their CALLING in Christ Jesus. There is acceleration in the glory. Move swiftly at the sound of Heaven and you shall be rewarded, as a son – now.
Job 22:28 – “You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways.”
We can see from several passages of Scripture the power of our decree. The people of God will receive their breakthrough by what they decree, decide on a matter and declare prophetically for breakthrough in the area of their need.
A decree is based on our decisions. In addition, angels only respond to God’s Word and are sent to carry out His will in our lives. “Bless the Lord, you His angels, who are mighty, and do His commands, and obey the voice of His word. Bless the Lord, all you His hosts; you servants who do His pleasure.” (Psalm 103:20). When we return the Lord’s Word to Him, angels are supernaturally dispatched to carry out the fulfillment of the Scripture and Word of God.
If we want our prayers and declarations to be successful, it is vitally important to utilize the Word of God.
1 Chronicles 14:11 — “So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, ‘God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.’ Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim [meaning Master of Breakthrough].”
Breakthrough is the result that occurs after you have allowed God to change you. Your sins and iniquities are no longer holding you down and making you weak in your battle against the enemy. You are NOW able to take over new territory, having a more effective warfare against him, and giving you greater access and entry into the next level of your destiny.
Breakthrough means you have allowed God to change you more into His image and likeness, and this has given you greater strength and the power to defeat the enemy who has bound you and imprisoned you for so long. Breakthrough means that the prison doors are now opened—no longer standing in the way of you getting to the next level of your destiny. Breakthrough means NO MORE BRICK WALL. NO MORE DAM STOPPING THE FLOW. However, breakthrough shouldn’t stop there. It is when we achieve breakthrough, and the boundaries to victory have been removed, that we then need to breakout—start pursuing and defeating.
THE ABILITY TO BREAKOUT INTO NEW VICTORIES
Micah 2:13 (NKJV), “The one who breaks open [breaks through] will come up before them; they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it [new found freedom—take new territory and accomplish great victories]; [because] their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head”
Breakthrough opens the way and breakout pursues the victory! The Gospel of Mark says it this way: Mark 16:20 — “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” Breakout also requires our participation. The barriers to the final victory have been removed. Now we need to start pursuing the final victory. What we are looking for in breakthrough is BREAKOUT — the finale of breakthrough.
Colossians 3:3 – “For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
Paul informs us that God hid our abundant life in Christ. Where is He? Answer: seated at the right hand of the Father, in heavenly places. (Ephesians 1:20) Our abundant life is hidden in the Kingdom realm. And only faith can make the withdrawals.
Faith was never intended only to get us into the family. Faith sees. It brings His kingdom into focus. All of the Father’s resources, all of His benefits, are accessible through faith.
To encourage us in our capacity to see, Jesus gave specific instruction, “Seek first the kingdom of God…” (Matthew 6:33). Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Scripture tells us to turn our attention toward the invisible. Faith has its anchor in the unseen realm. It lives from the invisible toward the visible. Faith actualizes what it realizes. The Scriptures contrast the life of faith with the limitations of natural sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).