A high place between two realities is where we are called of God to stand. It is where the lines for the battle are truly drawn. You may not seem to be able to discern in this moment of just where this is of what I speak. That is okay, just stay or come with me. For it is a place to which we never can say we have arrived at, for it is the very place for which our soul is destined to attain and it is who we are to become and forever aspire to press into. It is in the crushing and the pressing that life brings us that we discover what we are made of.
It is where the presence of God declares to you and I “I’m jealous for you. I long for what is inside of you”. This place between two realities; between the natural and the physical, is where you and I are a manifestation of what happens when heaven and earth meet, when flesh and Holy Spirit meet and what happens when God brings the two together and a shift in the atmosphere takes place; one that we can only but give full sway to. Are you experiencing this right now, this week or perhaps such is merely beginning to unfold within you and you don’t even know where to begin to find the words to even come close to saying “what this is? But you are willing to go with this nevertheless because the Lord is working in us to manifest His glory.
There is a different buoyancy and gravity to which the manner in which we experience life here in such a place, and can be liked unto being in water or soaring on the currents of air high and lofty in the skies where all is much different to what we experience on land. Is this connecting with you right now, what I an describing, is there a witness in your spirit this morning?
We are meant and are drawn to live in two realities simultaneously in every moment with every breath we draw. I believe that “all things are possible for one who believes”. (Mark 9:23b ESV). Do you believe God at His Word?
I’m talking about the realm unseen with the physical senses although the physical senses can come on board by faith and align with and agree with the Word of God and thus cooperate. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. This Word is as near as in your mouth and yet you must speak it before it becomes tangible to the senses. Faith and action in tandem is love moving constantly taking “the next step”.
The Spirit of God speaks expressly and continually and hovers over the expanse of the waters in which we live, move and have our being, beckoning our response. This response being cultivated in and drawn by the very love of God, broods over these waters. Being born again from above means being born of water and Spirit; both are essential, experiencing the unseen is being fully surrendered to the Kingdom of God in His righteousness where all things are added unto you. Can you truly declare Jesus as your Beloved and that you are fully His? Answer and ponder this will you, if you can declare that you know this from the depth and core of your very being? You see our believing and our walk turns us on to other realities. Do want to live supernaturally? Then you may. However you must consciously choose and act.
Do not lose heart. “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV) So I say that we cash in the seen trials and afflictions and invest them into the unseen realm of faith. They have not been presented to defeat or destroy you but rather they afford you the opportunity to move beyond that which is greater than you and in the midst of your greatest of trial, test, infirmity, or weakness is the strength of God made perfect. Greater is “He who lives within you” than He who lives in the world. He who the Son sets free is “free indeed”. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1 ESV)
You and I cannot afford to be more human than spiritual. The weight of the glory of God demands it. That which we can’t see demands of us to be more spiritual than we naturally want to be. The only way we can live out the heart and mind of God is to be immersed in the depth and dimension of His love and to choose to live in the unseen. The only way to do so is to is to make sure the seen is not overwhelming the unseen. Allow the unseen to dominate your eyes, your mind, your vision and your heart.
As you become and are so set on seeing the unseen, when God comes to you with a vision of an unseen future, you can have the courage to step into it because you have already grown accustomed to living in that way. Get used to living in the unseen. If we want to bring anything at all to the playing field that counts for eternity then we have to believe in what cannot see.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12 ESV) Understand from a heavenly perspective. Let this mind be in you that is in Christ Jesus. Your battles are never with people; they are with orchestrated circumstances in the heavenly places unleashed into life and it is your choice as to how to respond to them.
May God restore your determination and fight for the unseen. “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”
Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful. Faithful is literally being “filled up in faith” and this comes by way of being filled up with Holy Spirit. My prayer for you is this shall be so. Run well my friends this race, for only the one who finishes is one who wins in the end, and when all is said and done, may you finish well. Take heart and be of good courage; be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Fight for every dream God has given you! Never, ever give up contending for these.