Wednesday 21 September 2022

Transitioning from Glory to Glory!

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with unveiled faces, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Entering the realms of Glory is an exciting adventure. However, it can be challenging to practice engaging heaven. We must practice going in and out of the spirit realm regularly. Practice makes perfect. The Bible refers to this as 'the reason of use, exercise your senses...  Hebrews 5:14. As we enter the powers of the age to come, we will start experiencing awesome things from the Lord. New experiences in the glory realm will challenge and stretch us. During these stretching times, we will have to learn how to navigate the transition from glory to glory. Part of the transition will be moving away from man's traditions and embracing God's ways.

The traditions of man vs The ways of God!

The apostle Paul understood the transition. Paul grew up in the traditions of his forefathers! He was zealous for the religious customs and laws of the Hebrew people. Philippians 3:3-6. The Holy Spirit revealed to his heart that he would have to be delivered from the Jewish people and the Gentiles so he could be sent back to them again. Here is part of a conversation that Paul had with King Agrippa recorded in the book of Acts: 

'And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ 15 So I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. 17 I will [b]deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I [c]now send you, 18 to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified[d] by faith in Me.’ Acts 26:14-18.

Paul had an encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus. He experiences the glory realm, which knocks him off his horse onto the ground. Jesus started revealing his destiny as he spoke to him out of the glory! Jesus said that he would make him a minister and a witness to the things he had seen and the things yet revealed to him. Some of the things revealed to him were in the unseen realm. I believe Paul experience paradise, third heaven, and received an abundance of revelation from the Holy Spirit! For Paul, this was a lifestyle choice to live in dual realms. He is the one that received the revelation from the Lord that we are transformed from glory to glory. Like Paul, the prophet Zechariah would learn about God's ways in the unseen realm. 

In Zechariah, we get to see in a vision a courtroom session in heaven involving Joshua, the high priest. “Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you will walk in My ways, and if you keep My command, then you shall also judge My house, and likewise have charge of My courts; I will give you places to walk Among these who stand here. Zechariah 3:7

Imagine seeing into heaven and witnessing Satan bringing an accusation against the Lord's anointed, Joshua, the high priest. Then watching the verdict of mercy, grace, and love being released to Joshua when the angel was commanded to change Joshua filthy garments and put on new ones. This is amazing! You see, our transformation happens in the realms of glory. We have access to the courts by faith whenever an accusation has been brought against us by Satan and his minions. The Holy Spirit is revealing these truths to the church. It is up to us as believers to receive everything Papa has planned for us.

Finally, I want to finish with this thought to ponder. We are entering into the Kingdom age. The age of face-to-face encounters with Papa, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit regularly. We cannot disciple nations without this reality in our lives. It is time for the king's sons and daughters to arise and shine because your light has come for all to see, for the glory of the Lord arises upon us. Isaiah 60:1-3

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