On Saturday, 8 July 2019, as I continued my fast the Holy Spirit illuminated one truth to me. Obedience is the key to seeing in the spirit realm. To walk in the power of God this is THE BEST ROUTE. God must train you in the discipline of obedience before He will release the power to you.
Now you may ask, “isn’t loving Him enough”? Yes. Our love for Him is a major factor. In Mark 12:30 Jesus said we fulfill the law, if we love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind and our strength. But our demonstration of love must be demonstrated by our submission to His will.
Our walk with Him is meant to be simple. It is not to be contrived and burdensome. Sometimes in seeking something from God we unnecessarily lay burdens on ourself. Burdens that He does not require. He told us to place our cares on him and be joined to Him. Learn about Him. For walking with Him is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:29-30).
My initial approach to the journey of mystical awakening was to follow Mike Parson’s path. He followed the instructions of the Lord and embarked on an absolute fast for 40 days. No food was eaten. He drank only water. God was gracious and strengthened him. His time was spent reading several books, meditating on scriptures and praying. About 21 days into the fast Jesus appeared to him and took him to heaven. He was shown many wonderful things. This continued even beyond the fast until access was granted for him to enter at will. It has been almost a decade since he has been having these spiritual experiences. When I heard his story and that of several others such as Pastor Yong-Doo Kim’s congregation in South Korea and the orphans from the Adullam Orphanage, in China, I figured what they did would work for me. You see I was looking for a formula. What was common with them was that they were isolated. Several hours were spent in fasting and prayers. Then the heavens opened and they had visions of God. Ezekiel also had a similar experience (Ezekiel 1:1) although there is nothing to indicate that he was fasting. I figured if that worked for them then perhaps it would work for me. My assumptions were also enforced by a testimony I heard of a dear saint. God told her to clear her itinerary and isolate herself for 21 days. Every day was to be spent in prayer and meditation of the Word. Breaks were only allowed for sleep and having water. At the end of the process her spiritual eyes were opened. God then used her mightily to touch many lives. This is the principle of the law of attraction. Whatever you focus on you will eventually receive. This spiritual law works both in the natural and in the spiritual. Sometimes people talk about connecting with something. And pursuing it. It is the very same thing. They have just avoided the fancy terms. That was what I was doing. Little did I know God had a different route planned for me.
Fellowshipping with Him has always been my desire. From the first visions of Him. I always wanted to meet with the Lord Jesus. Without my awareness, He has been preparing me for the meeting. Each of us would take different paths but the destination would be the same. Every trial, every tests, every sacrifice, every difficulty encountered in my walk with Him was to purify my character and train me in obedience. Do you know Jesus’ obedience to the point of death came as a result of the things he suffered? Yes it did.
Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered
Even the loss of the open visions was meant to train me in obedience.
After the Holy Spirit said that to me. He pointed out that it was their obedience to His leading that lead them to experience the visions and meet Jesus. This was the reward of their obedience. Heaven is closed to the disobedient. Whatever was requested of them directly or intuitively they did. The children of Adullam were intuitively lead by the Holy Spirit to pray. They did not seek after the visions, meeting angels or Jesus, going to heaven or seeing hell. They wanted none of that! But when the spirit of prayer fell on them, there was no resistance. They allowed the prayer to pour out of them. What they experienced was beyond their imagination. Those experiences further motivated them to continue praying.
At the beginning of 2018 the Lord told me that the heavens were opened. It was a season of visitations. Strange enough there were very little visits. I was wondering if I missed it but God was not in a hurry. His season is not our season. His time is most definitely not our time. So is His season they are not our short season. He exists outside of time.
The heavens are opened but our robes must be washed. We must be robed in righteous and holiness. Without holiness we cannot see Him.
Hebrews 12:14 (The Passion Translation)
In every relationship be swift to choose peace over competition, and run swiftly toward holiness, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.
We have been graced to see him without the process necessary to prepare us but we have seen the results. The power puffed up many. Some fell by the wayside. The power was abused. Instead of completing the work of God and raising up others to walk in this same glory they kept it for themself. This has been some of the failures of previous revivals.
In this time God is preparing us for a move of His Spirit that will last a very long time. It will not be a quick flash as experienced with many other revivals.
Order of MelChizedek
One thing that God impressed on me during 2018 Rosh Hashanah is the Melchizedek priesthood. He is calling his people into that order. We are to be a kingdom of kings, prophets and priests. It is part of the reality of the Kingdom of God. Jesus was established as the High Priest of this everlasting order. We are a part of His body. As He is so are we. We are also of the order of Melchizedek.
9 And, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped], He became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him,
10 Being designated and recognized and saluted by God as High Priest after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.
In the Levitical priesthood the priests stood before God as a representative of the people. They went to God on behalf of the people. The works in the reverse with the order of Melchizedek. The priest take the words of God to the people. He or she receives the instructions of God and performs them on behalf of humanity. Genesis informs us that Abraham was blessed by Melchizedek, priest and King of Salem (Genesis 16). He was not the only person mentioned in the old testament. Although it is not explicitly stated we see Moses operating in this order for the nation of Israel. This was how he lead the people. Much time was spent before God to receive instructions and directions for leading the people. As He communed with God he was given the laws and ordinances, God also showed him how to build the tabernacle. So that He could dwell among the people.
And see to it that you copy [exactly] their pattern which was shown you on the mountain.
The priests on earth serve in a temple that is but a copy modeled after the heavenly sanctuary; a shadow of the reality. For when Moses began to construct the tabernacle God warned him and said,
“You must precisely follow the pattern I revealed to you on Mt. Sinai.”[
Moses did not create a structure based on his own ingenuity. He did not call a counsel of elders and craftsman to debate about what would best house the Presence of God. The design and all the details came directly from God. Moses then took them to the people. (See Exodus 25-30). Jesus also operated in this manner. He did only what the Father told Him to do. He was not about doing his own thing (John 5:19). By operating with this simple act of obedience, He fulfilled his duty of presenting the Father to the people.
For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me.
I believe, this is why the church has not impacted the world as it should. Too many of us have not taken the time necessary to receive the blueprints from heaven. In 2015 God showed me a storehouse in heaven. It had body parts and many things for His people.
In this time of the Kingdom God is releasing inventions and innovations for His people but we must come higher. We must sanctify ourself and go into heaven to receive the plans of God for humanity. Not just for the assembly of the brethren. God is concern about all humanity. Every one belongs to Him. He has a plan for every nation. We must access them. Journeys to heaven is more than just having a spiritual experience. It is to ensure the will of God is accomplished on this earth. For some of the things to be done we must learn to partner with the hosts of heaven. Israel won their war in this manner. That was how Jericho wall was destroyed and the armies of the nations defeated. Elisha won a battle against an entire army in this manner. We must do the same. The experiences we have of the saints in the Bible are there to show us that these are available for us. They are not merely mythological records.
The Next Step
I was told to alter my plans. Complete isolation was not required. Neither was an absolute fast. I was to undertake a partial fast, of going without a meal during the day. Most importantly, my first act was to walk in complete obedience. Let me be brutally honest with you. I hope you will not judge me. That has been a struggle. God gave me so many diverse things to undertake that I was frozen for a good while. I simply did not know where to start. I had to go back to Him for directions. But I am slowly undertaking the tasks and managing the projects so that they overlap and run together.
I am also forced to improve my knowledge of project management.
In all this I am resolved to stop leaning on my own strength. That has gotten me nowhere. It is time to walk with God.
Do have a blessed day!
And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
People Who Encountered Jesus
You may read the testimony of the heavenly encounters of:
- Pastor Yong-Doo Kimin the book series Baptized by Blazing Fire. Only one book is available for purchase on Amazon. Please consider donating to this ministry;
- The Children of Adullam Orphanage in China, Visions Beyond the Veil.
- Mike Parsons, My Journey Beyond Beyond: An autobiographical record of deep calling to deep in pursuit of intimacy with God
- Sadhu Sundar Selvara, Prayer Secrets in the Tabernacle
- Dr. Bruce Allen, Gazing Into Glory: Every Believer’s Birth Right to Walk in the Supernatural
- Michael Van Klymen, How To See In The Spirit: A Practical Guide On Engaging The Spirit Realm