It was sunset on the 6th day of creation and the Lord walked alone on a windswept beach. Kneeling down, He began to form something with His hands. The shape of a man soon appeared, a man who seemed half buried in the sand. Tenderly the Lord knelt over him again, breathing His own life into the still form. Now He grasped the hand of Adam and pulled him up to stand beside his Maker. The resemblance was so striking it took my breath away. They looked like brothers! (Gen.1:27) Their eyes met and they embraced with tears of joy.
You were created from the dust of this earth and the very wind of Heaven – the breath of God. (Gen. 2:7) You were quite literally made with elements of both realms, giving you the inherent ability to go back and forth and function comfortably in either realm. Adam and Eve were able to see the physical realm of the garden and also the spiritual realm. They could interact just as easily with the animal kingdom or with the angels and the Lord Himself as they walked together in the garden … before the fall.
Once in a vision, Jesus gave me a gorgeous full length fur coat. As I twirled around happily, admiring its beauty, He reminded me of the first fur coat. The one He gave to Eve … and the reason He gave it to her. “She needed to be redeemed,” He said softly, “And so did you.”
Of course we know that mankind fell. But when Jesus came and died on the cross He redeemed us completely from all iniquity, (Tit. 2:14) raised us up and made us sit together with Him in Heavenly places. (Eph. 2:6) This is the reality of our current relationship with Him. He has restored our ability to go back and forth and function in either realm. The body is made for this earthly realm but the spirit is more at home in the Heavenly realm. And in the spirit you can fly. Jesus Himself desires for us to be with Him where He is and to literally behold His glory. (John 17:24) We don’t have to become ‘good enough’ to enter into this. Paul said that we become ‘good enough’ by beholding His glory. (2 Cor.3:18) We are even changed into the same image of Christ as we behold Him. Amazing!
We will travel further into this subject in the days ahead and see that many in the scriptures had such experiences. But for now, I pray that the Lord will make us so very aware of His realm and the privilege of access He has given us. Open the eyes of our hearts, Oh God.