On July 14, 2019 I had a great vision of the stairway leading to the throne of God. As I was praying in the spirit and really pushing to breakthrough all spiritual barriers I saw many wonderful visions. One of them was the stairway leading to the throne of God. Around the throne were galaxies, planets and stars. In the vision it stood in the very center of the universe.
I was so thrilled at the vision that I wanted to rush into spending more times in prayer. That was not possible, as the Lord gave me a long list of things to complete. And I also had work that took lots of hours. I was forced to work through the night without sleeping. Only before daybreak did I get a quick nap before getting back to work.
To make matters worse God interrupted my prayer times. He wanted me to step out of the prayer closet and walk with Him throughout the day. Instead of spending very long hours in prayer I was to ensure that I remain sensitive to His presence every hour, every minute, every second. The analytic part of my brain, screamed “what!”. It was not happy, at all. Several years ago that was how I lived after receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit’s fire.
I am not talking receiving the initial infilling of the Holy Spirit. This is another level. It is getting the Holy Spirit in such a measure that you are not yourself. For two years I spoke constantly in tongues. I could not pray in English. Some mornings I woke praying in tongues or singing in tongues. I would hear the angels singing. And the song would pour of of my innermost being. It was hard to speak naturally. Conversations had to be brief.
The Presence of God was constantly on me. His voice was very clear in my ear at all times. Everything I did was by Him. Reading people’s mail (prophesying) was easy. He would open the book of their life (Psalm 139:16). Past, present and future was not hidden. Sometimes I would receive details about random strangers on the street. I was also extremely sensitive to the spirit realm. I could always feel and know the spirits oppressing someone. I also received the languages of nations and the interpretation of tongues. Those were wonderfully terrifying days.
Church elders and family constantly told me to calm down. They could not deal with it. Lots of people were spooked by how I operated. Thankfully mom was there. She gave me the best advise. Having gone through the same experience she learnt to surrender to the flow of the Holy Spirit. Eventually she became very calm. She suggested that I do the same. It worked! I got calm but I also lost the constant connection with the Holy Spirit.
After the glorious infiliing came my job experience. Everything was stripped from me. So I reverted to doing what I had always done. I started to depend on my own strength, knowledge and wisdom. Only when necessary I called on God. Walking in fellowship with Him was not going to be easy. I knew this was not like getting on a bicycle. He doesn’t allow you to steer Him. You must allow Him to lead.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
During my process God kept giving me projects. Work in computer programming and web application development were put on the backburner. I had to do things His way. In His time. Little did I know that meant waiting for several years. God had to deal with my pride and self-reliance. From my teens I was my own God. I trusted only in myself. He had to teach me to trust and depend on Him as my source. I was moved around a lot. If I did not move there was no provision. Almost every where I went He made me aware of the plight of the people. And bemoaned their lack of trust for Him. Sometimes I would be given a project to resolve problems for a group of churches BUT I had to wait.
What I did not realize was that my heart was not right. I lacked the commitment to help them. God knew that I would use the projects to do my own thing. Ministry would be abandoned as I had only undertaken it because He forced me. The plight of the people only moved me momentarily. Seldom did I take the plight of the people before Him. My private prayers were selfish. I prayed about myself and those close to me.
Why Seek Him?
Today as I went about my business and was doing my best to walk with God. He said to me “why do my people seek to enter heaven?” I do not know?
Then I heard Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj’s voice repeat a line from one of his sermon. ‘Heaven is a place full of activities. Every nanoseconds there is something happening. You are not going to heaven to sit around and play on a harp in the clouds. How boring?” Sometimes He does that. He will speak to you in a voice that you know.
Then I received a download. Like in the Matrix movie knowledge and understanding was immediately given to me.
When we seek the face of Jesus we must understand that the interaction will go beyond a mere playful moment together. He will make you aware of your assignment on this earth. Those who wish to meet with Him must be prepared to commit to fulfilling their purpose. In other words the meetings must have an end goal. We must be prepared to access heaven as Moses did and receive the blueprint for what God requires to be done and then go implement them.
Restore the Earth
We are in a era where there has been many innovations and inventions. We have had advances in technology and our living standard that has surpassed other periods in human history. Laws such as Moore’s law which ruled the computer industry has been made obsolete. No longer can the numbers of transistors in the computer chip be simply doubled to keep pace with innovation. A range of devices are now available to meet user demand, crowding out the space previously dominated by computers; such as desktop and laptops. For example most people surf the Internet, shop, read news and connect with others using their phone. These and many other industries are dominated by leaders that do not know God as many saints have retreated
to behind the four walls. They worship God but are not interested in impacting the world for the Kingdom of God.
God is asking us to make a shift from our prior approach of hiding in our prayer closets to walking with His presence. We must understand his immense love for the world. He gave His son to save the world. And wish to do the same with you. Your fellowship with Him must result in solutions that help to restore the earth.
Genesis 1:28 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
Reign with Him
Jesus came to restore us to our state before the fall of man. Our anointing is no different from what Adam carried. To walk in the fullness of it we must make His presence our abiding city. Our dwelling place.
In the Spiderman comics the main character lives by this motto, “with great power comes great responsibility”. We must also realize that with an increase in our gifts, mantles and anointing we are given greater responsibility for helping humanity. The power is to serve.
Luke 4:18-19The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],
19 To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound].
Our time in God’s presence will make us more aware of what we are called to do. He will first minister to you and then you will become more aware of the specifics of the work that must be done on the earth. If we look at the lives of some of the saints in the Bible we will realise this pattern. Abraham walked with God. He was a friend of God. His commitment and journey with God established a nation that was under the governance of the Almighty God. As anointed as Moses was he had to remain continually before God to bring the people out of bondage and establish them as a nation. His only adviser for leading a population of three million people was only God. We can also say the same of Joseph and Daniel. Both were second in command over foreign nations. For us in the western world we would call them Vice-President, Deputy-Prime Minister or Vice-Chancellor. Yet Bible tells us that the rulership of the nation fell in their hands. The Kings trusted them to perform most of the duties of governing the country. God did not anoint them and simply
left leave them. Have you wondered how Joseph was able to govern a nation at such a young age, in a time of impending crisis? He also faced many obstacles to leading. Many of the people around him must have wanted him dead. We know Daniel faced those challenges. I believe Joseph did too. He was a stranger. A foreigner governing a nation that was proud of its centuries old heritage. The people despised Hebrews. Eating with a Hebrew was an abomination (Genesis 43:32). What was the deciding factor for success? Constant time with God. It was that which kept him from harboring hate towards his brothers.
God wants his children to ascend. He wants us to come into His presence. We must see Him. We must reason with Him as King, Lord, Father, Teacher and friend. There should be sweet fellowship but know that He also expects you to be willing to do what is necessary to help restore this earth.
And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!
Everyone of us have a role to play in the restoration of all things. Let’s get ready to go up and see the things that were, the things that are and the things that are to come and the strategies of the enemy and join with other saints to defeat him, in family, government, entertainment, media, education, business and church.
Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see.
This updated was added on June 17, 2019 as an addendum to the article. I recommend reading these books:
- The Hollywood Commandment, DeVon Franklin
- Produced by Faith, DeVon Franklin
- Instinct, TD Jakes
- Soar, TD Jakes
- Money Won’t Make You Rich, Sunday Adelaja