August 6, 2013
A door stands open in heaven with the trumpet call to “ Come up here.” The apostle John saw this door and said, “I looked and behold, a door was opened in heaven. John then heard a voice like that of a trumpet with the invitation, “Come up here and I will show you the future” (Rev. 4:1).
There is a door standing open in heaven. When Jesus died on the cross and said, “It is finished,” the veil of the temple was rent that enabled God’s people to enter into the heavenly realm. The apostle Paul tells us that we have been made alive in Spirit and ‘Raised up” to be seated with Christ in heavenly places (Eph. 1:4-6).
The invitation still stands to “Come up here.” We must first go up in Spirit in order to step through heavens door. God is a Spirit who created us in His image to be seated in heavenly placed with Christ Jesus. The place where we abide in God’s love to know His thoughts, His purpose and His passions. For intimacy and fellowship!
Here in the heavenly realm, we come into alignment with the Father’s heart that enables us to come into sync with heaven’s purpose. God is doing a new thing and those who carry the Father’s heart will birth God’s plans from above. God is removing the old ceiling so we can rise up to a new level to “ Look down from heaven “ (Is. 63:15). We must see with God’s perspective through the eyes of the Spirit. We must see with the Father’s heart in order to have clear vision to fulfill His purpose.
As we see the things of HIs Kingdom, our hearts will burn with the passion of His desires. Thus, God will give us the passion of our hearts because they originated from Him. Those aligned with the Father’s heart and with one another create an open portal that impacts the events on earth with heaven itself.
We have witnessed new ministries birthed from above by those aligned with the Father’s heart and with one another. We have experience the supernatural reality of the Kingdom that invades those who trust in the Lord, “For the angel of the Lord encamps about those that trust in Him and delivers them” (Psalms 34:7).
God is Doing a New Thing
The Lord tells us – Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert (Is. 42:18-19).
Recently I saw a vision of a tombstone. Someone was looking down at the gravesite with flowers in their hand. The Lord said, “Do not grieve over the old man, the past or that which could have been. Do not make a memorial to the past for I am the resurrection and the life, and I will resurrect the dry bones of the graveyards by the power of my spirit” (Ez. 47).
Our old way of doing things will no longer work. In order to usher in a new season, the old must pass away. It’s time to look up – not down! The Lord is now renewing the spirit of our minds to embrace a kingdom mindset. With this will come a wave of awakening that will ignite hearts with the love of God. These lovers of God in turn will become His minsters as a flame of fire (He. 1:7).
Who Are We Called to Align With?
We are being called to know who we are to be aligned with to form a network with those aligned with heaven. Because God is doing a new thing that will reveal the blueprint off heaven, these alignments must take place outside traditional Church boundaries. We are not talking about close friends, family members or those you like to hang out with, but the divine connections with those that carry the atmosphere of heaven. These are the pioneers, freedom fighters that are agents of change with the passion to reveal the realm of heaven on earth.
How you can tell WHO you are to be connected with? By the Spirit! You will know them by the life of Christ that flows in them. When you are with them, you feel as if you are dining at the Lord’s Table. It is the Kingdom reality of a fellowship enriched by those who are in fellowship with the Father and His Son. You know them by the fullness of the Lord’s joy they carry and His peace that prevails in their presence and by the warmth of the Father’s love (1 John 1:3-4, & 4:16-17).
As you connect with Christ who is your head, God will show you the ones you are to be knitted with. As you join together with them, and others do likewise, we will see is the body of Christ become “fitly joined together” in Christ that will edify itself in love (Eph. 4:16). As each person fits perfectly in His body as God has set each one, we will then see the Church arise with the Lords glory (1 Cor. 12:18).
In whom you all the building fitly framed together grows up to become a holy temple. In whom you are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit (Ephesians 2:21-22).
As the above scripture indicates, it is “through the Spirit” by those joined together as one that will attract and host God’s glory for “ He that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit” (1 cor. 6:17). We can no longer perceive Kingdom unity as the people coming together to implement a program, attend an event or gather around an idea. Kingdom unity takes place by the unification of God’s people that gather around the Lord’s table. It is His Spirit – His presence that makes us one. We go from the place of fellowship with His presence.
Don’t worry about those that cannot go where you are going. A separation process has been taking place for a number of years now. In order to move on, sometimes-old relationships will drop off until the timing is right for reconnecting. Just bless them and release them. As you go forward, the Lord will bring those that are called to align with you. You will know them by their love for God with the passionate fire for the things of Christ and His Kingdom.
It is imperative that Watchmen and Intercessors network together to pray forward from above, God’s purpose that prepares the way for the new. Prayer shields are being knitted together by those who are hearing the call.
These prayer networks will become connecting points for other networks. God is raising up those who have the gifting not only to form networks, but the ability to network other networks to work together “As one. “ We should never move ahead of intercession. The wisdom of God is now released for creative ways to implement this, especially through media technology. It will take a regional network of intercession and watchmen to provide a prayer shield for the Lord to pour out His Spirit upon a region, citywide ministry, or local church.
We believe we are on the verge of a great awakening. Soon, a great influx of new converts will flood the churches. In order to prepare for the Harvest, God is creating a net that consist of the people of God to hold the catch. Soon, Churches will experience in influx of new converts that will more than double their size.
I believe among the first harvest will be the “un-churched.” It is said that over 80 percent of Christians in Maine do not attend a Church. Many of these are wounded and need of healing and restoration. The wind of the Spirit is now blowing upon the fallen warriors to raise them up.
A strategy is being released to network those who can mobilize and train others for the work of ministry. It will take a team of wise master builders to build up the household of faith to become a habitation for the Spirit of God. It will take a regional network of gifting by a people that work together to help relieve the pressure that a harvest can bring upon a Church or ministry.
It is time to prepare. Do you know who you are called to align with and what your purpose is? Look to your heart and you will find your answer. The passion of your heart reveals your purpose. Now write it out and make it plain (See Hab. 2:1-2). As you walk forward in your purpose, the power of the Spirit is released to help you accomplish your task. The Holy Spirit is not our doer, but our helper.
There is a door open in heaven over ever aspect up of your life and situation. Our call is to be seated in the place of victory that is ours in Christ. Rise up today and go through, and soon you will find yourself rising with the light of God’s glory. TODAY is a NEW day! The call is to” Rise and Shine, for your light has come, for Christ has risen.
Announcing the opening of the Easgate House of Glory In Augusta Maine October 6th. Please click on this link to view the short video.