I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: I only allow myself to know enough information in order to pray effectively. I’m sure many of you follow the news with greater ambition than I do, but I find it extremely difficult to feed on political information without it translating to negativity, which rarely offers solutions. You can call it weakness, but I call it intention.
There are three realms. The first is the physical earthly realm where we touch, hear, smell, and see. The second is the demonic and angelic realm where principalities and powers influence the previous realm.
The third realm is known as the third heaven- the realm of highest Authority. This is where the heart and eternal purpose of God lives. This is where we as humans need to live if we want to be like Him and if we want to see His glory increase on the earth.
Humans live in temporary time, but because of Jesus, eternity entwines with our lifespan. We get to partner with God in eternity while we live on the earth.
As little Christs, every believer has access to the power of the Holy Spirit to cast out demons and heal the sick. I know a lot of people who cast out demons, but not as many who heal the sick.
A demon is from the second realm. One only needs to access the second realm to see the demonic and angelic. Healing, however, comes from the third realm: Heaven. I started to understand why there’s a whole lot more demon renouncing than Spirit inviting: Believers aren’t operating from the third realm; they are living in reaction to the second.
When exposed to the work of principalities and powers, believers often get excited and start chasing after the darkness.. Defeat, advance, defeat, advance. This is a bad plan. Good motives, but terrible strategy.
Matthew 12 says that when an evil spirit is cast out, it searches for a place to rest. If it returns to the previous home and finds it empty, it will return with 7 more demons worse than the first. The casting out what is in the second realm is important, but it has to be replaced with third heaven occupancy for sustainable victory. The gospel is an exchange. Salvation to replace damnation, joy to replace the spirit of heaviness, healing to replace demons, the Comforter to replace anxiety, etc.
Feeding primarily from the second realm is a fast track plummet to burnout. There is a valuable principle in discerning the second realm in order to be more effective, but no team ever wins by chasing their opponent around on the field. Chasing darkness gives entirely too much credit to a chained dog.
If I feed on the enemy’s strategies, it’s a hit and miss. I certainly won’t be accomplishing my Master’s purpose playing the enemy’s game
We radiate the environment within us, good or bad. Fear and anxiety is a huge sign that I am getting too much information from the first and second realms and not enough from the third Heaven.
Two keys that have radically transformed my prayers:
1. Offense should be the only defense. Christ has already won- we fight from victory not for it. We are not trying to steal the ball from the enemy’s team.The Kingdom of God has the football. We call the plays.
2. Effective intercession and sustainable breakthrough happen in response to the third Heaven, never in reaction to the physical or demonic realm. Kingdom people have to live and feed off of heavenly purpose and strategy. The battle is not about defeating Satan. The question is, “God, what are You doing?” I want in on it.
Once you acquire the game plan, declare and prophesy it.
I don’t know how.
Girlfriend, I know so many prophetic people who don’t even know they are doing it. Some are even prophesying from the wrong kingdom.
Prophecy is most commonly known as the foretelling of future events, and that element is true. Here’s another definition: to utter by or as if by divine inspiration.
In the Old Testament, prophecy is usually mentioned in relation to the coming Messiah and the foretelling of other historical events. Not everyone had the same access to God. There were priests and prophets who heard insights from God, mediated communication, and gave warning and instructions for the people. People didn’t have access to salvation and baptism in water and the Spirit. They had to find favor based on law keeping, ritual repentance, and physical sacrifice for atonement.
Well, folks, that veil was torn! So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The O.T. was a shadow of what was to come- the outline before the full essay.
Prophecy contains the element of foretelling future events, but the New Covenant took prophecy beyond mediation and cause and effect into a whole other level of personal interaction and growth.
Prophecy is no longer reserved only for the office of the prophet; it is now an accessible gift for the edification of all believers. The one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 1 Corinthians 14:3
Simple, “first grade prophecy” is looking into a person’s God mirror and calling forth what is seen. We prophesy and declare what we see in the third Heaven as if it were already manifested in the physical. Just like with salvation, faith is the key that unlocks the door of breakthrough and transmits belief into sight.
Romans 12: 6 says let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith.
Let’s get real. How much faith does it really take to prophesy that bad things will happen?
Everywhere I look, my Christian friends are in defense mode, steeling themselves for end time prophecies to come true, and I’m all over here like, “What’s up God?” 🙂
We are living in the New Covenant, the glorious end times where His Spirit is being poured out on all flesh and His government is increasing on the earth, and way too many “believers” are taking the Old Testament approach to the Kingdom. Just get through it. Redemption is coming.
That ship already sailed.
I’m going to take a risk and suggest that the majority (not all) of doomsday prophecy floating around today is rooted in fear and what I call cause and effect prophesy, due to the lack of third realm insight.
A little science lesson: Physicist Lord Kelvin stated, “All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves.”
My definition of cause and effect prophesy: The prediction of natural deterioration.
There is nothing supernatural about cause and effect prophecy. By some illusion, we feel as if we are on God’s side when we are aware and steeled against the onslaught of end time corruption. This is total and complete carnal Christianity. If we invest in second realm awareness, we won’t produce heavenly results.
It takes no faith to prophesy that deterioration happens without upkeep. Furthermore, why do we make declarations about corruption if we aren’t on that side? It’s almost as if we believe more in the cycle of corruption on the earth than the promised increase of His government!
Fear is faith in the wrong god. It is crucial that prophecy never originates from fear. No fear exists in Heaven, so if I am receiving and transmitting that signal/message, I definitely didn’t get it from God. No fear is permissible, except the fear of God. If we had more of that, love would eliminate all other fear.
Back to the science lesson:
Quote from online source: The Second Law of Thermodynamics- While quantity remains the same (First Law), the quality of matter/energy deteriorates gradually over time.
…In the process, usable energy is converted into unusable energy. Thus, usable energy is irretrievably lost in the form of unusable energy.
Again. The effects of the natural are deterioration.
Usable energy is inevitably used for productivity, growth and repair.
Did you get that?
When we get in God’s space, we find that He is full of purpose. When we plug into Him, we we are filled with usable energy directed by His purposes- productivity, growth, and repair.
The mark of a believer is that he feeds on and lives from another age. It is crucial that we get our prophetic signals from the third Heaven.
It’s not about the quantity of darkness we chase. It’s about the quality of light we carry. We don’t make random stabs at darkness. We behold that God holds the playbook, and we follow it through, hitting the mark and advancing with Him.
His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen! Isaiah 9:7