In the middle of the night around 1:00 a.m. I heard the words: “Reality’s Heaven.” So off I went into higher seeing, singing “Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ fo to carry me home”- (a state of being that manifests the reality of kingdom living.) God says to reason with Him, not using our carnal mind, but with our spiritual mind to discover what we didn’t know before. What could be better than a discovery about Heaven?
So come now and think about some questions with me: Is the Kingdom of Heaven the same as the Kingdom of God?… Where are they? Are they in two different places? We know from the Bible that the kingdom of God is within,… that we’re in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,…. and that we can boldly approach the throne of God which is in Heaven. When we do this, we are not going to some place outside of ourselves, are we? When Jesus was on the earth, he had his feet on terra firma, but He also was in Heaven. (John 3: 13) What about us? Is this not true for us also as we dwell/abide in Him?
My thought went to the scene in the Bible in which Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, was frightened when the enemy’s armies surrounded the city. Elisha simply prayed for his eyes to be opened and what Gehazi saw was an army of angels with horses and chariots of fire protecting them-…a REALITY that couldn’t be known until his spiritual eyes were opened.
My mind also turned to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and this can not be taken literally either. You and I know the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is not an apple and we also know that the devil is not a physical snake crawling on the ground. What we’ve come to realize with certainty is that the devil and his knowledge work together in our minds (in the garden that we are) with the results of outward manifestations of our thinking… Thoughts conceived and dwelled on, whether of God or the devil, become realities either of the kingdom of God or kingdom of darkness, none of which could be without a thought coming first.
Now let’s ride our spiritual chariot (truth) straight into Heaven. According to one of the dictionary’s definitions, Heaven is “God’s home” and He, His dwelling and the kingdom of God are IN US!! So let’s look at what God is relaying to us through the word “Reality’s Heaven.” Reality means “real existence, what is real… the real state of something.”
We have been taught that Heaven is a place we go to, yet the Bible teaches that we PRESENTLY are in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. God has made His dwelling in us and as we dwell (abide) in Him, we are in Heaven. Another meaning of Heaven is a state of bliss…..joy and happiness. Truly, we have bliss in that heavenly state we experience in His presence.
Can we finally see that God wants Heaven to be our home here and NOW? Oh yes, heaven can be and actually is the reality (the real state) of the overcomers… of those who no longer eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. As I take another look at the word “Reality’s Heaven,” I want to shout: “I see it! I see it!” Can you see Heaven, too, in you? If you can, then you know that the Bride, the Heavenly City of Jerusalem is YOU and God’s perfected ones coming forth to be manifested.
Whoo whee! What can I say now except: “Come on! Let’s get REAL and show the world what we got: …. even Heaven on earth!”