And raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:6-7
There is a council that meets in Heaven that decides the things of the kingdom of God before they ever happen.
That truth that has been established in Heaven then needs to be implemented in this realm. On this earth, we need people who know how to walk with God and implement God’s will as ambassadors for Heaven. There are many different ways that this can be done. We can do it through prayer, we can do it through speaking, and we can do it through actions. There are so many different ways to implement the kingdom and God’s desires into this realm. The greatest thing about God is that He has a big heart, and He has an intention for humanity that goes beyond description.
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.—2 Corinthians 12:9-10
The Lord Jesus has asked me not to focus on people’s weaknesses but to focus on their strengths. You must let God come into your weaknesses and strengthen you so that you can be an overcomer in this life. When you receive overcoming power and you overcome, you are also going to be overcome. Understand that God’s perception of things is a lot higher than ours, and His ways are higher. The key down here is not to see God working but to be part of it. We are not supposed to be spectators, but we are supposed to be participators. We are supposed to know His ways, which means that we are implementers.
Jesus Himself told me that the limitations had been taken off my life. Now there are obvious limitations of life here on earth, such as living in an earthly body that will one day die. If you are born again, your spirit has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Your soul, which is your mind, will, and emotions, is being transformed and renewed daily by the power of the Word of God, which frames our mindset. Other than these, Jesus told me that the limitations have been taken off.
When Jesus was raised up, He raised us up with Him. I saw all of this when I was in Heaven, and I saw that it takes participation. This raising up is God’s intention for us, and it is part of His ways. It is not something that we are just spectators of, for we must participate in the raising up of ourselves into the heavenly realms. You must see God working in your life every day, and you should be aware of God’s angels working in your life to help you to implement those things.
The Pharisees were part of a system that God instituted in the desert with Moses. However, the Pharisees became a religious system that was not faithful to help God’s people. They put yokes on the people instead of taking them off and brought the people into bondage. The law was in place to curb sin and discourage people from doing the wrong thing and encourage them to do the right thing.
Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.—Deuteronomy 28:1-2
But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you.—Deuteronomy 28:15
Here in Deuteronomy, God gave Moses a two-item menu for the people to choose from for how they wanted to live. God said that they could choose to be blessed, or they could choose to be cursed. They could be above or beneath. They could loan to many, or they could borrow. They could prosper, or they could be poor. God even said, “except when there may be no poor among you; for the Lord will greatly bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance” (Deut. 15:4). God is against poverty for His people. God is also against sickness because “He sent His word and healed them” (Ps. 107:20). God said, “I will take sickness away from the midst of you” (Exod. 23:25). God gave us a choice. Do you want to be sick or well? Poor or rich?
Most people cannot handle wealth, which is why it evades them because it is where their focus is. Jesus said first seek God’s face and His kingdom, and all of these other things will be added to you (see Matt. 6:33). The Word says that if you leave your family and houses and lands for His name’s sake, you will receive in this life a hundredfold and inherit eternal life (see Matt. 19:29). Remember that with it come persecutions.
God set up the law to expose our inability to keep it. The Pharisees kept people captive so that they would have return customers. That is what satan does, and you can tell everything that he is involved in because you will never get a resolution on it. You keep going back for more advice, but you never get well. The whole system is set up in a corrupt way to keep you in a small place so that you keep coming back for more. But Jesus came to set you free—permanently free.
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.—John 8:36
God has set people in the church today who are now supposed to be guardians of the body of Christ. As a believer, you are supposed to be submitted to apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, and evangelists. These five-fold ministers are responsible and accountable for the body of Christ. They are to bring resolution, and they are not here to keep you captive. They are not here to keep you needing another word, another book, or another DVD series.
You must come to a place where what Jesus said comes to pass, and that is God’s way. God’s ways lead you into freedom, and you should not need the things you previously needed anymore. The reason addictions happen is that we have not discerned what Christ has done for us. We have not been seated with Him in heavenly places even though we are.
Many Christians have been taught to focus on their problems and their needs. They have been told to give money to get money instead of learning how to receive from God. I give to God because I want to, and I know that it is for my benefit that I give. God does not need my money; He needs my fellowship and my time, and I give God my time, which is worth more than my money.
If I sow into healing, I can reap healing. I have to sow into healing, and I do not do that by giving money for my healing. You do not have to pay money to have that done. You cannot get into these kinds of things because it is where you will become bound again. You do not need to give any money to get healed, get a word, or sit in the front row. You can see how easily these kinds of things can become corrupt. If the guardians, the five-fold ministries, become corrupt, then what happens is the people get robbed. The people fall short because the system becomes corrupt, and it never brings resolution. I pray that you will have resolution and that you will not need me, but you have to rise up and be seated with Christ.
The Pharisees would never have had this kind of doctrine being taught in the synagogues because they would have no longer been needed. You no longer have to go to the priest or the pope to confess your sins because you can go to the one Mediator between God and man, which is Jesus Christ (see 1 Tim. 2:5). Once you realize that there is no other in-between besides Jesus, then the corrupt system is no longer needed. That corrupt system will get very angry, and that is what happened to Jesus.
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.—Revelation 3:21
Jesus died on the cross and went down into the heart of the earth and was raised to life. He then went and sat at the right hand of God in the heavenly places (see Matt. 12:40; Eph. 1:20). Jesus took you and I with Him so that now it is a local call to the throne because you are seated with Him in the heavenly places. When I was in Heaven, I got to sit on the throne mentioned in the Book of Revelation (see Rev. 3:21). Jesus said that if you overcome and are victorious, you will sit with Him and the Father on His throne, and that is the truth.
All the angels cannot figure out why God looks at us and favors us. We have been placed higher than the angels, but it is not apparent now because of the fall. The angels have an advantage over us because we do not see into all the realms as they do. We can only see one-sixth of light, and our hearing is not as acute as before the fall. There are realms that are not open to us like they used to be before man fell. We have to become spiritually active through the born-again experience to tap into what is around us in the other five-sixths of the spectrum of light. It is about so much more than being able to appreciate the rainbow’s beautiful colors. Some spectrums expose other realms that are hidden from our eyes.
Have you ever noticed that you can see movement around you out of the corner of your eye? You can see things, and it has to do with how light bends and how your eye is made. There are times that if you look straight ahead, you will see movement on either side of you. Those are God’s angels and, hopefully, no demons. The spirit realm is wide open to us through Jesus Christ, and we only need to go to Him and be seated with Him.
You need to have an edge about you, a command about you, an authority knowing that mountains have to move if you tell them to move. You must be a “seated with Him in heavenly places” kind of Christian. The problem is that our world is so small because we have not allowed God to take the limitations off of us in our perceptions. They have already been taken off spiritually, but many of us go through life and never know this.
I realize the gift I have been given of getting to see this from the other side in Heaven and then being sent back. I want to tell you that all my years of study and all the degrees I have on my wall mean nothing to me now. They cannot compare to the one glimpse I saw of how vast God’s kingdom is and how powerful it is. To see how loving and kind Jesus is and that He has nothing in Him to in any way hurt you, and that through His love He bought you at a price. Jesus has given us this age of grace that we are in right now to love people and try to help them.
When people go their own way, then judgment comes. If someone has not accepted Christ, they are not redeemed, and they are not walking in Jesus. They cannot walk in the blessings of God, and evil spirits can touch them. Then satan can take them over and do what he wants with them. If you are born again, satan cannot take you over because you are a child of God. The devil then tries to get you to hand parts of yourself over to him. You have authority over your body, mind, will, and emotions, and you have to give that authority to satan yourself.
You give that authority to satan when you give yourself over to alcohol, or adultery, or pornography, or any kind of evil thing that takes you away from God. All of satan’s evil spirits are instructed to get people hooked on things to gain access to those human beings. It is not easy to get people possessed because of the light that is in this country. The United States was dedicated to God at one point, and now God wants His country back.
I saw that demons were instructed to get people hooked on something other than God to make it very hard for people to be impassioned for God. The last thing satan wants is Christians getting together singing and dancing and praying in tongues. It is okay to dance and shout and raise your hands at a ballgame, and that is why they moved professional sports from Saturday to Sunday. I saw that satan and his demons are trying to make it so that you are dumbed down and hooked on something other than God.
You do not go to hell because you smoke or have other bad habits. You go to hell because you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, or you have but you rejected Him. As a Christian, you can get to the place where a demon can get in and convince you that you do not need Jesus Christ anymore, and that is the unpardonable sin.
When you tell Jesus that you do not want Him anymore, that is how your conscience becomes seared. If you have said something like that from a place of hurt and still have a conscience about it, you have not committed the unpardonable sin. The people who have meant it know what they are doing, and they do not care.
The demonic spirits want to get you away from God. Anything that causes you not to look at Jesus Christ and trust Him is a sin. When you sin, you need to repent. Repentance is when you turn back toward Jesus because something has taken your gaze away from Him. Your gaze is now on something else, and it is controlling you because you have handed yourself over to it. If you correctly adhere to God’s ways, the limitations are taken off. If you had a revelation of how much God loves you and what He has for you, you would not have to sin.