We’ve been discussing some on-ramps into Heavenly realms – how to position ourselves, how to get there. Keep in mind as always that the main goal is Jesus and relationship with Him. In His longing for us to be with Him where He is (as He said in John 17:24) He opens some very creative ways for us to get there. In the last post we talked about the dreams, visions and prophetic experiences you’ve had in the past. They are real and can be re-entered. But what if you’re new at this and you don’t really have your own dreams or visions yet?
Rev. 19:10 tells us that “the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.” He testifies of what happened in the past and prophesies that it can happen again. It’s an invitation! As we speak of it, the portal opens. If you preach about salvation, people will get saved. If you preach about healing and give opportunity for prayer, people will be healed. When you speak of evil and the work of the enemy, that’s what shows up. When you speak of the Holy Spirit, He comes.
Stop and think about it for a moment. Remember times when people were talking about occult activity and you felt a darkness and a chill come into the room? Now remember a meeting where the focus was all about the Lord and you felt His sweet and powerful presence descending upon you and bringing your spirit up to meet His. It really does work like that.
When we testify or speak of Jesus and the experiences we’ve had with Him, the Spirit of prophecy shows up to invite all who hear to enter into that same experience. This can happen by reading a book, listening to a speaker in person, on a video or live streaming by internet. Many of you have watched a meeting online and wondered how the anointing of God can flow through the screen to you when the meeting may have occured long ago. It’s by the Spirit of God. He has no limits. The anointing was strong in that meeting and it was captured by media and sent to you just like the aprons and handkerchiefs the Apostle Paul prayed over and sent out. The Scriptures say people were healed of diseases and demons left those who received these prayer cloths! ( Acts 19:12 )
One of my first realizations of this truth came when my husband and I were mentoring students in a Missions school. One of them told us how he had been resting on his bed, listening to a CD. On the CD, Heidi Baker was sharing a vision of the Lord riding in a flaming chariot. When her testimony ended, this student was immediately caught up in the Spirit and found himself standing before the Lord who was placing golden armor on him! I began to understand the truth of this principle and become more sensitive in listening to the experieces of others. I found that in many cases I could actually go there with them as they spoke. This was especially true with gifted writers such as Rick Joyner and Anna Rountree. I could see what they saw and then at times Jesus would take me further into an experience of my own with Him. It’s an on-ramp.
This is one of the main reasons why I write. I pray that as I share my visions, you will be able to see and experience them and be transported into His presence. I encourage you to become sensitive in this way also. When someone begins to speak about a dream or a vision, ask the Lord to open your eyes to see it in the Spirit. Read about those who have seen the Lord or ascended into Heavenly realms. Go back through my blog postings and read of the accounts I have written. Let them be an invitation and an on-ramp for you.
For those of you who would like to delve deeper into this subject than I can go here, I would direct you to my pages of recommended reading and links. You will find a wealth of material there in the form of books, articles on websites, videos and MP3 downloads – much of it free. I’m sure it will be a great blessing to you as it has been to me.