The Dimensions of the Spiritual Life - Part 1
The Right of Rulers
If you have been following me over the past 4 years in my writing, you would have by now gathered relevant truths about what I believe and know to have happened in the spiritual realm concerning the Kingdom of God in the earth. The changed season is upon us and we are now forging ahead and pressing beyond the veil of the soul and the temporal and peering intensely into the dimensions of the Spirit, into places that even Angels long to look into. This dimension has been hid in God the Father, since ages past and is now being opened to this generation of Sons of God because it is time for this truth to come into the earth. Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.
There are a people now ready to receive this, because they have had their minds renewed, their culture altered and are dead to the things of this world. They live an abandon life totally dependent on the Father for their provision and protection. They are not trying to build any Church system, they are assisting in the placing of living stones into the Family of God, they are spiritual eunuchs, postman, fathers of the souls of men, friends of the Bridegroom that watch over to present this Bride, chaste and pure to the Desire of the Age, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Scriptures that once was left untouched like;
Dan 12:8-10, I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?" He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end. Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
Heb 9:5, above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.
Rev 10:4, And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down."
I am convinced, more now than ever of the season and times that we are now in, the, “Time for the Sons of Thunder”. Those that have eaten the bitter sweet “Scroll of Suffering” and the Lions roar are in their belly and there is fire in their bones. They have their robes washed in the slain blood of the Lamb, and their teeth are white as milk, because they have not eaten the philosophies of Babylon the delicacies from the Nations of the Worldly Kings tables, they are from the Tribe of Judah, the 42nd immortal generation. “The over-comers, righteous kingly rulers”.
Rev 10:9-11, So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, "Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey." I took the little scroll from the angel's hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings."
Gen 49:8-12, "Judah, your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you. You are a lion's cub, O Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness—who dares to rouse him? The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his. He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk.
Now the scripture that has been keeping me up for weeks on end is Colossians 3:1-3. With the help and approval of my brother Fred Seigneur from Washington DC, who has totally deconstructed this text, and has offered some astounding comments in context, when you consider them, some very startling and amazing truths are revealed.
Colossians 3: 1-3
1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
· Then G3767 oon -Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly[wfs1] , or (conjugationally) accordingly:—and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
· Risen G1453 - egeirō Probably akin to the base of G58 (through the idea of collecting one’s faculties); to waken (transitively or intransitively), that is, rouse (literally from sleep[wfs2] , from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence):—awake, lift (up), raise (again, up), rear up, (a-) rise (again, up), stand, take up.
G3326 (meta - “amid”) or G3844 (para – beside) that is, by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc.:—beside, with. In compounds it has similar applications, including completeness.
seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
3For ye are deadG599,
o G575 apo - A primary particle; “off”, that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time,[wfs4] or relation; literally or figuratively):—(X here-) after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for (-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-) on (-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
o G2348 thnay'-skoA strengthened form of a simpler primary word θάνω thanō (which is used for it only in certain tenses); to die (literally or figuratively):—be dead, die.
· G2928 kruptō[wfs7] - A primary verb; to conceal (properly by covering):—hide (self), keep secret, secret [wfs8] [-ly].
[wfs1]Not just “then” as in KJV, but “certainly”, as by predestination
[wfs2]Like waking up from sleep, from this “virtual reality”, to the “Real Reality”. To use some words in the meaning of G1453:
- from disease to health;
- from death to life,
- from obscurity (difficult to understand, not able to be seen or heard distinctly – see “hid” G2928, below) to clarity, visibility and understandability,
- from nonexistence (our virtual existence in this virtual world) to real existence in the Real World – the Eternal.
[wfs3] This “with”, with which we are “risen with Christ” is so close that we have companionship with Christ in this death, we resemble Christ (are in His image), we are possessed by Christ (as in ownership, but also as in being possessed by the Holy Spirit, as is the meaning of Christ or Messiah). Being “risen with Christ” is “completeness”, which means that “it is finished” and we are one with Christ like a Union in Set Theory (Venn diagram).
[wfs4]When we are dead, we are "away from" “place” (or space) and “time” – away from the limitations of space-time.
[wfs5]Looks like “human” to me.
[wfs6]Lifetime - A life which is subject to the limitations of the virtual world of space-time, rather than the Eternal.
[wfs7]Like “crypt”, where a dead person is buried.
The term “crypto”, or cryptography, which is used to keep secrets concealed or hidden from the unintended recipient. The term crypto comes from “crypt”, a tomb. The idea of hidden (encrypted) messages comes from the hieroglyphics on Egyptian crypts for royal mummies. Egyptian hieroglyphics were not “decrypted” until after the Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799.
[wfs8]Note: When a digital message is run thru the same symmetrical cryptographic algorithm, with the same key that was used to encrypt it, the original message is restored.
Perhaps, when we are incarnated into THIS world, our REAL self is encrypted, or hidden. It is certainly hidden from our own recognition. It’s like having the VR goggles and earphones on. We receive sensory input from this world, and because the Real World (the Eternal) is hidden (kept secret) from the “human” you (see G5216), we think what we see, hear, feel, smell and taste is real. Then when you die to the old “human you” and are “hid with Christ in God”, your encrypted real self is finally decrypted, to uncover/reveal who you actually ARE and are (not were) before your life was constrained to the limitations of space-time.
It evidently clear from the above, that we have not fully understood the dimension of the Spiritual life, which we possess. The reason that we cannot understand, is because we do not believe what the Bible says about who we are in Christ, it always seems to come right back to identity. We have been deceived into believing that who we are is what we do, so our functioning grace of Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Teacher or Evangelist becomes our identity and goal and the only place that those designated functions are recognized, sanctioned and esteemed is in an Institutional Church Culture, mainline or independent, which, to many Church going folk is only operational for 1 hour on a Sunday Morning, 4 times a month, and that being only if you form part of the Ministerial Leadership Structure of that Church, for the masses of Saints in the Congregation, they are just recipients of the program designed by this team. They are the audience if you will, but they are not happy to be the audience, they also want some stage time too. This discontentment within the Saints is an internal spiritual agitation that desires more than what they are presently receiving. And for the Stage performers, eventually they too, have an agitation for more, if they are truly being led by the Spirit to maturity. Now that more, is what we know to be here and now.
I have stated before and will do so again that the Book of Colossians should be read first when reading the N.T because it introduces you to the pre-existent Son and the plans of the Father God concerning Christ His Son before creation. Thereafter showing how you the created have been incorporated into the pre-existent Firstborn Son and how the benefits of being in Christ the Son, is now also extended to you here on the earth. You should then read the Ephesians & John’s Gospel, because that allows you to see Christ now coming to the earth loaded with the intentions of the Father bodily in Jesus. Now darkness is ignorance, ignorance of who you are. Unless you are searching, the Father of Lights cannot come to you. Jesus Christ said, “No man can come to the knowledge of His Son(Christ & sonship), unless the Father draws him”. We have used that text erroneously of salvation and a sinner man coming to find the Lord Jesus Christ which is utterly inaccurate. The Father never convicts a man of sin, it’s the Holy Spirit that has that exclusive function.
(Amplified) John 16:7 -11, However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment: About sin, because they do not believe in Me [trust in, rely on, and adhere to Me]; About righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God), because I go to My Father, and you will see Me no longer; About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world [Satan] is judged and condemned and sentence already is passed upon him.
God the Father is looking at the hearts of those that are searching for Him, that is searching for their Heavenly Father, those that want to come to the knowledge of their (Son-ship) and a renewed identity, when He see that He begins to draw you or leads you into that path of Sonship. Now the Father knows exactly what He wants every Son to look like in the Spirit, they must be just like Him in image and likeness, in character. So he begins to work out in you, the plan of Sonship by using your natural life and circumstances to work in you His nature and puts you in the Refiners Fire because He reforms you to be conformed to the image of His Son, Christ Jesus. The process starts to uncover your encrypted life, which is “hid in Him” until you die to your natural life and for the first time you begin to see the reality of the eternal life and frivolity of the natural life.
Let’s begin with some fundamental truths concerning dimensions in the natural, so as to formulate a framework for what we want to understand in the Spiritual. At this point I would like to introduce and recommend a book by Edwin A Abbott called Flatland. There is an E-book and the Movie available too. You will by now have noticed that 2004-2010 has been the birthing of a new technological advancement for 3D movies, audio-visual equipment, gaming etc. This revolution wants to take and maximize the Sensual Experience. Its wants to take 3D to every home and virtual reality can now be enhanced with this technology. We have seen how television has been improved from just a curved screen of black and white to color, then Flat screen to Plasma, LCD, LED, and LED 3D. Analogue to digital. Also making that journey is enhanced Surround Sound with multiple speakers, this allows one to even hear a pin drop in absolute clarity. The I-Max 3D experience is something that I would encourage you to investigate if you have not already done so it takes viewing and movies into the heights of entertainment and makes it a “out of this world experience”. Picture quality and dept of detail is enhanced to such levels, that it is unnatural yet wonderful and our mind’s eye the brain is fascinated by it. First the natural, then the spiritual.
We live in a 3 dimensional world and our perceptions are shaped by what we could see, touch, taste, smell and hear. The Brain is programmed to receive these stimuli and formulate what reality is to this dimension, because our brain has not been informed of another dimension, called the Spirit. The Spirit operates beyond and above 3 dimensions and Scientist know this and will call it the” fourth dimension” and it is from this dimension they will try and explain what extra terrestrial phenomenon are etc. Please stay with me here I am in no way wanting to become too heavy or spooky regarding this subject that we lose our way and end up in some distant galaxy wanting to quantify how black hole are created, okay? But this kind of information would require on your behalf a bit of a stretch only because these things are not commonly discussed in Church on a Sunday morning. I remember when I was in Bible Study one night, studying the Book of Job and I was about 15 years of age that I turned to my Pastor and asked him about the reference to Leviathan, this great beast and I mentioned that I thought it was a dinosaur, to which He and the rest of the class just burst out laughing, and He said, “Dinosaurs, there is no such thing as dinosaurs”, from that day onwards I could never value his wisdom because He never took the time to answer what was in plain view to me and the known world then, he was just religious.
Today can any one of us deny that Dinosaurs never existed, especially when Paleontologists over the last centenary have been unearthing the bones of these gigantic monsters? Reign Zion my son is a “Dino-maniac” and when I had to explain the disappearance of these creatures to him, I could only conclude that God the Father destroyed most of them in the Flood of Noah, they never made it on board the Ark, because they were too big and were not summoned by the Spirit in a mass migration of the chosen animals towards the Ark building site.. He said, “Oh! Cool”. By the way God that Father also permitted the total wipe out of some Ancient Civilizations, like the Mayans, the Aztec’s and the Inca’s because they were controlled by a such Demonic Prince’s that influenced human sacrifice by the thousands and this was the order of the daily rituals. The cry of the blood of the innocent reached it’s full and the judgment of God was poured out over them. My point is that we have to give an answer to the natural mind on his terms even though he may not fully grasp the spiritual. We are the Sons of God and should not avoid these questions, we should be spiritually informed and open to receive the ancient wisdom of our Father.
Let me just stop there for now and resume our discussion in Part 2 of the same subject, please join me as we explore the pathways in the Spirit dimension. This should be absolutely familiar to us, but never strange only because the Eternal Christ in us has been there before and should bring to your Spirit a sense of comfort and release to believe what you now see and hear concerning this way of life.
Grace and Peace