The first king of Israel was a man by the name of Saul. The story tells us that he was very handsome and taller than all of the other men in the land. He was hand picked by God through the prophet Samuel, to be the first ever king of the tribe of Israel. Saul walked with God in the beginning. The Lord allowed him to lead his army into many victories, and the kingdom was blessed because of Saul. Saul was close to God. He followed His instructions in many areas, regarding the priesthood, banning psychics, diviners and mediums, and strictly following proper methods of sacrificial offerings.
He often received counsel from the respected prophet Samuel, the one who brought him forth into his identity as a king. Over time Saul grew self centered. He felt that he received victories by his own power. He began to let his valor get in his eyesight of God Almighty. Saul began to take situations upon his own accord and made decisions without taking God’s counsel. After many battles there was a time where God withdrew his Spirit away from Saul and stopped guiding his hand. The scripture states that the Lord sent an evil spirit to torment him instead.
“Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him.” – Samuel 16:14
Why did this happen? This happened because Saul’s self centered actions grieved away the Holy Spirit. The grievance was due to his hardened heart and unresponsiveness to the word of God and His instructions. Saul had transgressed greatly, his action included executing hundreds of priests and men of the cloth, because he could not hear the voice of God! Being cut off from God’s wisdom is detrimental to you and can affect everyone around you.
“Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!” – Ezekiel 18:30-32
God will not force us to do anything, but he will judge us each to ensure justice. God will not make you enter in a relationship with Him or force you into obedience. It is through scripture that we learn that disobedience is an open door for “Saul-hearted Syndrome”. It is not only that God stops speaking to the consistently disobedient, but that the state of unresponsiveness makes God’s communicative efforts fall to the ground.
As Saul’s story proceeds, something peculiar takes place. Saul was so desperate to hear from God, but since his heart had been displaced from Him for so long, God did not answer Saul when he called. We read that Saul dipped back into his old toolbox of “self intervention methods”. The text states that he sought out answers regarding if he should pursue the Philistines in battle through the “casting of lots”, i.e. “Urim and Thumim” (a form of simple sorcery), etc. Saul was unsuccessful in these strategies with seeking the answer, and was deliberately disobeying God while doing them.
So just imagine the desperate, “mighty” Saul, a lost king seeking counsel on his next move of war. If only he could consult the respected prophet of Israel whom had chosen him to become king out of his own father’s house, right? Surely, Samuel would know God’s voice regarding the matter. Unfortunately, Samuel was dead during Saul’s desperation, so seeking counsel from him was not an option either. It may be possible that his death may have even catapulted all of the other ignorant moves Saul made to obtain the answer.
“I’ll contact a medium, in order to summon the spirit of Samuel for my answer,” Saul thought.
Saul made the decision to pull out the worst strategy from his old strategic toolbox. Divination. Even after banning all diviners and mediums from the land early in his kingship and sentencing all of those who practiced the dark arts to death, he sought out a medium in order to contact the spirit of Samuel for his answer! Embedded within this story is the fact that Saul already knew the outcome of what would happen to him and his throne the whole time. Samuel already told him that his throne would be given over to David, his neighbor, due to his own deliberate disobedience.
Saul knew what he should have done the whole time (repent and turn back to God), but did not because he chose to stay in the state in which he was in. He chose to stay hardened because it was easier- to him leaning on his own understanding or his own power was easier. He was comfortable, up until the last minute- when it was too late to turn back because he had gone too far. He knew that divination was against God. He knew that the work of a medium was forbidden for those who follow God’s law. He knew that strategy would put him at risk for punishment.
Old strategies can create a detrimental downfall. When we know what is right, we are always held accountable to God for what we know to be right. This is the heart of iniquity. The spirit of iniquity typically produces cyclic, “ back to square 1” life scripts that play out for the worst. In this case, for Saul, it was his last cycle. In addition to the state of Saul’s soul and heart, the information that he attained was not even a completely new revelation! He was simply told by the shadow of Samuel that his kingdom would be given to David; Information which he already knew.
Old strategies will not disclose any new information. Old strategies rarely breed any new results.
This “shadow” of Samuel did however tell Saul that he was going to join him tomorrow in the realm of the dead, both him and his sons, through dying by the sword. This is a one time occurrence in the bible in which I believe demonstrates how entertaining the negative spiritual realm can create a platform for contrary activity to take over your life. Could this “spirit” not have declared death into Saul’s life? Possibly. But nothing could stop that because Saul opened the door for something dark to take precedence in his life by consulting a medium on his own accord. He had no protection or power keeping him protected by evil.
I believe that Saul’s outcome of death would not have been so tragic if he had not contacted the medium and consulted with the spirit world illegally. Saul committed a blatant, illegal act in the realm of the spirit. After all of this drama, he ended up killing his own self the next day, coerced by the spirit of suicide and intentionally falling on his sword.
Keep Up to Date
God wants a responsive heart and mind for his purposes. He gives us a new heart in order to execute our purpose in the Earth realm. He reveals to us in proportion to what we ask when we tune into His frequency to hear. He won’t force you into a loyal relationship, but He specifically tells us that He gives us a new heart of flesh and throws out the heart of stone. He created us all with the DNA to sustain the inner workings of the mandatory technological upgrade which was installed in us at the time of our salvation.
At our “rebirth” we were given a new way to “re-present” his kingdom. There is no need to grasp onto old strategies. Didn’t God say, “Behold, I make all things new,” and “Watch I am about to do a new thing that will make the ears of all who hear tingle” ?
With this new encryption in our mental framework, we should choose to grasp a firmer grip on God. We need to animate a firmer grip of God’s word. We need to steadfastly create a firmer grip on the will of God.We need a firmer grip on his specific purpose for our lives. We need a firmer grip on the purposes of our lives as individuals, as families, as a community, as cities, as states and as a nation. We need a firmer grip of the understanding of our identity.
Since part of our collective identity has been defragmented and lost, we must renew the strength that enables us to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can think, and re-install the basic foundations of what makes us all a part of the body of Christ. We can deploy scripts of power according to the Spirit working in us by faith, versus letting viruses and malware spread.
Receiving a download from heaven in the spiritual realm is just like receiving one on your computer in the natural realm. You can run your connection on analog, dial up, broadband basic or high speed- but you must contain the right amount of megahertz to support the dimensions of the data. Some revelations that God is longing to reveal to you are held back and it is not because God is not speaking. Sometimes He is speaking very readily, but yet our internet connection is off, slow or interrupted.
God always wants to reveal more of His heart in a relationship with us. Building up our faith through His word strengthens the signal of our Wifi connection. He has divine downloads for you which have the instant ability to activate applications you can’t even imagine! Your manifestations in the natural are in proportion to your faith.
Dimensions of Revelation
Scrolls are a re-occurring object in the Bible, and are often related to encounters in the supernatural or a divine act in which God conducts. Scrolls also demonstrate God revealing His will and intentions before He does something in the Earth or in the Heavens. God does not do anything on the earth without a witness.
In the book of Revelations, chapter 5, a scroll is described and was one in which no one was worthy to open on Earth.
In the book of Psalms, chapter 40 verse 7, the Christ the Redeemer who was to come was talked about in a prophecy, and it was recorded there: “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.”
In the book of Isaiah chapter 34 verse 4, we learn that the heavens will be rolled up like a scroll; at the fulfilling of time. Again in Revelations 5 we see that the sky will recede as a scroll and every mountain and island will be removed.
Ezekiel was told to eat a scroll by God, before he set out to prophesy.
There is one element in scripture in the book of Zechariah where God presents Zechariah with a set of questions through a divine download. This Zechariah we are speaking about now is the “minor” prophet, who is recorded to be different from the priest Zachariah, who was the father of John the Baptist. His description of receiving a revelation from God and acknowledging the dimensions are paramount.
God said: “What do you see?”
Note: When God speaks, He is a gentleman. The Holy Spirit wants you to demonstrate your faith and will not force you into a dimension that you cannot handle.
The prophet answered: “I see a flying scroll. It’s length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits.”
Note: There was no right or wrong answer here. You will “see” in the spirit, in proportion to your faith. Zechariah was demonstrating the capacity of his faith and acknowledging the weight of the revelation he was currently downloading.
Zechariah’s answer is significant because her stated:
What he saw: A flying scroll.
The scroll’s exact dimensions.
Many people use the word “dimension” loosely in church. But dimensions are very relevant in the language of God and not just some fluffy word.
When you can recognize the dimensions of a divine revelation from God, you have activated the full capacity to contain, process and deploy that revelation.
If I pull out an old computer from 1992 and try to connect is to my high speed Wifi connection, it is not going to have the ability to connect. The megahertz do not contain broad enough dimensions to process that connection. We have to renew our minds just as we need to update our computers. We need to ask God for a clean heart and contrite spirit just as we get new technology over time.
The Dimension of Time
If we do not have the right amount of mental and spiritual megahertz we can miss the message of God in the dimension of time. There is a time and season for everything, and all things have their appointed time (Ecclesiastes 3). Something cannot deploy before it’s appointed time, and even if it is deployed prematurely it will freeze up, halt and crash the operating system.
God is saying to us all to get rid of the sensationalism, get rid of the feel good messages, cast down the entertainment, and eliminate the desire for deep sayings and slogans as shortcuts to a revelation.
He is searching the hearts to see who is ready for downloads of revelation in which are assigned to this time and this season. Its time to be proactive in a revelatory capacity. Let’s increase our discipline of faith so we can hear what God is saying deeply and simply avoid the pit of feeling ministry is just BAU (business as usual).
In the realm of the spirit there are things, which have not entered into our minds or thoughts, standing inactivated all around us. We all do not realize all of the things that God wants to give us in our lives- all for the purpose of His will.
Once, there was a older couple who lived many years ago. They lived complete and holy lives; in addition to their righteousness, the husband served as a priest and the wife came from a long generation of ordained priests. They never had any children, but that changed, when the wife was very old in age.
There was a life changing encounter pending in the spirit realm for this couple, and the day finally arrived when the announcement would be given. One day while the husband was giving an offering in the temple, he was approached by a tall, beautiful, celestial being. It was God’s intention for this visitation to occur. The priests eyes were opened to physically see the angel. In the presence of this angel the man was terrified!
“Do not be afraid Zacharias, for your prayer has been heard…” Gabriel said to him, knowing that the priest was fearful.
Gabriel is one of the highest ranking angels that God has revealed to us as a created being. You’d think that if you saw him and he gave you a specific message, that you would be able to believe what was said. However, this story took an interesting turn:
“And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
And the angel answering said unto him, “I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto you, and to show you these glad tidings.And, behold, you shall be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because you believe not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.” – Luke 1:18-20
Why, in the midst of an angel that stands before the face of God, would you proceed to ask for a “sign” on the truth of the message given?
It may be hard to believe, but we do this all the time.
Zacharias was a man who followed God and he had been praying for a son by faith; but he still needed a “sign” despite receiving this word from Gabriel.
Why would God give Gabriel the permission to make him dumb and mute? Because words that we speak in the atmosphere are powerful energy to complete what they are (Proverbs 18:21). We hold the power to call things into existence and into transpiration. A righteous man’s words contain life: in order for God’s word to stay true, God had no choice but to intervene. The protocol that God has established would have ensured that Zacharias’ words came to fruition.
If God had allowed Zacharias to speak unbelief for the following 10 months, it would have had a negative affect on the conception and birth of his son. We can guarantee that if he did not believe the message from a being who sits among the face of God day in and day out, that he was full of unbelief.
John the Baptist, the one who prepared the way for his cousin and Savior Jesus Christ, was the result of that old woman’s pregnancy.
In the realm of the spirit, there are things, lives, miracles, healings and more, that lie there just in our access, awaiting our faith to call them into the natural realm. Just as a womb is designed to carry a baby full term to delivery, conception still requires the seed of a man to call that baby into the physical womb of a woman.
When we receive a word from God we should select to trust in Him and believe. The spirit realm is pregnant with many gifts and miracles for us all. Let’s not be a dummies! Let’s instead choose to be the believers who give birth to those spiritual works with faith as our trust, without the constant need for a “confirming” sign.
When people talk about the “age of information” what do they mean? In essence, no matter if they are aware of it or not, they are speaking of a concept beyond the dawn of the internet, the time of ever evolving technology or the influence of Google. The age of information refers to a specific dimensional realm of our time in which we live in, at a corporal level. This means that the “age of information” speaks of where we are as a whole within humanity – the level of our understanding and processes.
From the beginning of time, Man was created to live in a multidimensional realm of manifestation. This is the highest realm that we know Men have encountered upon the earth. Adam and Eve lived in this dimension. Access to God was directly available in that realm. Natural dominion over the earth and of the living creatures were possible in that realm. Adam had the full dimension of manifestation inside of his mind. The created animals were called out and named that of what they were, as the very realization of their essence was downloaded into Adam’s spirit. If Adam could think of a “thing”, that “thing” had a place and purpose in existence.
When the fall occurred, what was first prompted and presented as a temptation? Knowledge. Because knowledge was used as a temptation device, it really leaves us with this: the tainted state of truth and the differentiation of both accurate and inaccurate information. The truth: wisdom is more purposeful than knowledge. Adam and Eve already possessed wisdom, but knowledge was presented as a counterfeit of their true Godly wisdom. Satan said it like this,”Your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
The “fall” that occurred was a fall from one dimension to the next. Humanity fell from one dimension of wisdom and manifestation to one of a lesser dimension. It was a fall from understanding and revelation to knowledge and information. In the natural state of humanity, we all reside in the realm of information. Unless we make the decision to get wisdom and understanding, we will only operate from the realm of information, which is a dimension that does not have the capacity to take us into our full created purpose or potential. Even the Apostle Paul said, “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” – 1 Corinthians 13:12.
Information lacks depth. Information lacks substance. Have you ever been overloaded with a bunch facts or information about a concept and say, “Ok. Now how do I apply this in my life? How can this information be of practical use in my life?” At that point, we do not need more information because we have access to anything we can ask about. What’s needed for manifestation and progression is revelation. Revelation helps us move on the next stage in our lives. A new dimension with broader dimensions is released when we have a revelation of wisdom! If we choose to follow the corporal standard, we will continue to stay within the realm of information with no understanding, without progression to the next dimension. Of course this breeds complacency, frustration, conformity and lack of growth.
Remember we are told in Proverbs 4v7: “Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.”
In emphasized words this means get understanding in which is practical. Get revelational understanding. Did you know that the one of the definitions of revelation is to make known a previously unknown fact regarding human existence? Revelation and information are two different realms of mental capacity. Many people keep doing the same things and see no progress. A simple revelation can be what you need to take you to one dimension to the next dimension.
This post is an exploration for those who want practical, step by step information on how you can free up more time to pursue a life of purpose, have influence in your line of work and not have to worry about physical needs such as income.
When I stopped wondering when my ex was going to propose to me, and why he didn’t, I finally got the revelation to leave him alone.
When I stopped reading about leaving corporate America for good, I finally was able to leave the dependent relationship we had.
When I stopped worrying about what I was going to do with my life, and worrying about what I was created to do, I fell in line with life purpose and destiny.
As long as you are placing energy into what you do not want- you will create exactly what you fear or condone continuation of what you don’t want.
The universe is wise, but it takes everything that is put into it for what it is. If you are signaling vibes of negative flow, you will attract just that. Like attracts like, and the universe confirms that fact.
It is said that in 5 different African languages there are no words for the english words, “could, would, and should”. It’s all about whether you did or didn’t. The “have-nots” are not talked about. Wasting time on what didn’t happen is not necessary in their thought and language process.
It should be the same with manifestation. Wasting time thinking on what you don’t like or fear, should not be your thought process if you intend to create a positive goal.
The universe doesn’t waste time reading your mind about what you truly desire if what you direct your energy towards is the opposite. The universe doesn’t decipher code. If you are always channeling energy on why something is the way it is, then you are fueling it to continue to be that way.
Stop reinforcing contrary thoughts
I got rid of my iPhone a while back. For me, it was the greatest thing I could have done, and should have done it much sooner. Why was it a problem? Because the internet turned into an addiction. It reinforced my negative thought patterns. I googled everything. I read websites constantly. I was always on the quest for information, and the information was almost never geared towards concepts that were a result of a positive thought.
Hair not growing? Google why. Pain in right side? Google it. Wondering why I can’t find a job? Read forums and blogs by other losers who can’t land a job. Dreaming about marriage and a perfect wedding? Log onto F*ckbook and surf your recently married friends profiles, while wondering how the hell they got married before you. Dreaming about becoming a small business owner? Google how to, read article after article, repeat, but never actually do anything.
Not only does this absorb huge amounts of time, but it reinforces negative thinking. Even when a tool is supposed to provide a solution- when you see that it prevents action, it can be preventing you from manifesting what you want.
Being smartphone free, I see more of how the world is dominated by people probably doing the same thing. We stare at screens all day, instead of enjoying the present moment in which we keep letting pass us by.
In other words, one main way to stop manifesting what you don’t want is this: stop reinforcing negative thoughts with a passive action.
Poor energy into your intended outcome
Intent to be happy? You will be happy. Intend to be successful? You will be a success.
Put the intention out there and that is it. Act like it is already true. The universe will simply align up to your vision- that is what it’s here to do.
You and I write each verse in our book in this u-n-i-verse.
When it comes to manifestation, the hard work is mental. In order to manifest something into the Earth realm, you do not need much physical force to make it so.
You do not need physical action to make a change in your vibration, atmosphere or even your reality.
Our minds are the soil and foundation of what manifests in the physical reality we live in.
You may ask, “what is the mind?”
The mind is the house of your spirit. It’s the compartment of the heart. “Ruach” (ru-ack), the Hebrew word for spirit/mind/breath, is the root of who you are.
Knowing that what is in the mind/heart/spirit is what is going to come out in your physical world, leaves no excuses for why things are the way they are in your life- the good or the bad. Things are the way they are in your life because you designed it that way. If you want to change something in your reality, start by changing what’s in your mind, one thing at a time.
You need a physical body to physically change something tangible in the Earthly atmosphere. This is how God created it to be, and everything that He has created operates under that law. Disembodied spirits, angels and demons, cannot do anything in the Earth without a physical body.
Man has the advantage. We have the physical body, and we also have the ruach. This gives us powerto establish change in both Earthly atmospheres and the Heavenly atmosphere.
If you are one of the celestial beings, you have even more power to negotiate transactions, make change and obtain manifestation than a terrestrial being. You have a direct line to the realm of the spirit.
We have the ability to negotiate in the realm of the spirit in order to obtain manifestation in Earth’s atmosphere. You can call it meditation, prayer, intercession or a form of declaration within the “law of attraction”. It doesn’t matter what it is called, but the knowledge and awareness of what you are doing has to be there. Applying energy towards a specific intention, with access to the spirit realm is very powerful.
That means you do not have to physically be anywhere to create change. If you are interceding for someone in Dubai, you do not have to physically be with them to manifest change.
If something around you is not aligning up with your vision, negotiate in the realm of the spirit. This is the most powerful skill we can implement into our lives as spiritual beings.
In the beginning of the book of Job, we read an account of how Satan was negotiating with God. He wanted to test and kill Job. They went back and forth about what was allowed to be done to him. Ultimately, God compromised and said that Satan could do what he wanted, but could not take his life. If Satan has free access to God to negotiate business, how much more power and ability do we?