In February 2018, I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day when before me a massive ancient lock appeared suspended in the air. The Holy Spirit invited me to enter in through the skeleton key opening on the front of the lock. When I approached the keyhole, it was like a large arched entryway into a castle or fortress. It was plenty big enough for me to walk into it. The giant arched walkway led into the intricate inner workings of the lock. I realized that my body and presence were being used as keys to gain entrance into the depths of the giant lock.
God's presence and the Word of God refines, purges sin, and purifies people, so they are able to receive and carry out the revelation knowledge they receive from angels. When we are planted in the house of the Lord, we will flourish in the courts of our God (Psalm 92:13). Holiness enables people to enter spiritual gateways. A pure heart is able to enter the realms of the spirit, "For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness" (Psalm 84:10).
Angels have been with us since before the beginning of time. These seen and unseen beings of light can traverse galaxies in a moment of time. Champions of righteousness, they herald God's loving messages of truth, salvation, healing, and deliverance to the earth. These majestic creatures protect and defend justice and oversee an eternal Kingdom. Although angels carry awe-inspiring responsibility on a universal level, they still focus upon the needs of the smallest, seemingly insignificant person.
Father God is making Himself known to us in new dimensions. God is covering us with His glory mantles. We were created to live and dwell in the glory. We cannot successfully act or live independent of our Creator. We get sick, weak and die when we disconnect from God's glorious presence. When the glory departs we enter into survival mode to maintain our struggling existence. Adam walked with God covered by the Holy Spirit in the Garden of Eden. Adam communicated with God in the realms of continuous glory (Eden means gateway or portal). God's Spirit intermingled with Adam's spirit as God and man communicated Spirit to spirit without words.
The Holy Spirit in us also surrounds us while He reveals new levels of revelation knowledge. The hidden realms of the Spirit are deep within the Christ who resides in us. Father God reveals revelation knowledge to Jesus the Son, who tells the Holy Spirit, who shares His secrets with us His friends. When we are intimate with God we become part of the eternal circle of God's revelation knowledge. We are the earthly change agents and spiritual conduits that bring the kingdom of God and manifest it to earth. The Holy Spirit relates to us according to our heavenly spiritual identity in Christ not according to our own self-image, personal belief system or earthly behavior.
A spirit of unity will cause believers to navigate to form one lane that is an upgrade to a team spirit. There is a kingdom convergence onto the Highway of Holiness as God is raising the standard. "Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, 'Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you.' Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped." Isaiah 35:3–5 God works through relational encounters to give us personal spiritual encounters. Let's seek to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and spirit and relate to each other in Love!
A new identity emerges as we see as God sees and obediently embrace a new larger vision. A godly identity and vision comes with a promise and provision. God will provide the creative ideas that will form the provisions to finance your new identity to not only bless you but those in your sphere of influence. Vision always comes with provision for prosperity to increase your sphere of influence. "Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine." Proverbs 3:9–10. These are the Best of Times for the Kingdom of Light and the Worst of Times for the sinful kingdom of darkness!
Abram's descendant Jacob experienced a desert sleep, which allowed him to see a heavenly stairway that joined the gateway of heaven to an entrance point on earth. The Lord's angelic messengers were ascending and descending upon the ladder delivering the Lord's prophetic declarations and visions to Jacob as he slept.
What is the purpose of a dream? How does God use dreams in our lives? What dreams should we pay attention to and what dreams should we ignore? How much influence should they possess in our lives? Is it safe to ignore them and how safe is it to act on them? The premise of this article is to explain the depths to which the Lord uses dreams to affect our lives. He uses dreams to wake us up, to give us prophetic insight, and to spur us forward toward our dreams and destiny so that we don't lose sight of them. In a society where success often looks like busyness and hurried insanity, God sometimes talks to us the only way he can…when we are asleep.
The Bible tells us that as sons of God we are to attribute glory and strength to the Lord Ps 29:1. When we credit the Lord with all the glory; He gives us His supernatural strength and blesses us with joy, peace and prosperity Ps 29:11. "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him. The Lord is their strength, and He is a saving defense to His anointed. Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; be their shepherd also, and carry them forever" Ps 28:7–9. The word 'strength' in these passages is the Hebrew word 'oz.' It means to give praise to the Lord's majesty with a loud, bold force, with all your might, power and strong strength in order to apprehend the security of His protective shelter, refuge or sturdy fortress.