When I went down to Florida a couple of weeks ago, I was looking forward to having a real chill out time... Florida is always so relaxing to me.
I did a seminar at "The Living Room" ministry in Lakeland, and then went and did some ministry with my friend, Pastor Stephen Strader at Ignited Church in Lakeland Florida. Before the first meeting, I got a surprise word. As I was leaving the hotel the Holy Spirit said to me, "Tell people they have a 'Rite of passage.'"
I had heard that phrase before, but I did not know what it meant so on the way to the meeting I began to Google it. I discovered that the "rite of passage" means that you are given a legal right to pass from one place to another, as a canal or passageway like the Suez canal. It also means when you transition from one stage to another or from one group to another.
Sometimes there is a ceremony to mark the change or transition. Someone said that it can be like a graduation or when someone has proved themselves in some way. But it doesn't really mean it is something you necessarily earn. You can be given the "Rite of passage" just because you are moving or making a transition for any reason, or being sent somewhere. When David and I moved to America from the U.K. we were granted a permanent visa, so in that sense we were given a "rite to passage" by the US government to transition from U.K. to America.
Passage into the Spirit Realm
Did you realize that we have been granted "Rite of passage" to enter or transition into the Spirit realm? Not because we graduated in some way but because Jesus bought our inheritance with His life and death and sealed it with the shedding of His Blood.
We are born into this world into an earthly realm. We are not born into the realm of God's Spirit; that's why through Jesus we need to be born AGAIN into the spiritual realm. When you were born again, you were given the "Rite of passage" to enter from one dimension to another. From the natural into the supernatural.
The Bible talks about the realms of glory. We are changed "from glory to glory" (2 Corinthians 3:18). So there are realms of glory not just one realm. There is the angelic realm, the heavenly realm. There is a heavenly city – a New Jerusalem. I've seen it.
When I was praying one day back in England, I began to see a light in the heavens and then I saw a city. I had never gotten into the Book of Revelation so I had no idea what I was seeing. This city was amazing; it looked like it was made of gold and was filled with incredible light. The light shone from the city and was intense. It began to come into the room where I was praying.
I heard a voice say, "This the heavenly Jerusalem which comes down from Heaven, and the light you see in the midst of the city is the light of the Lamb which lights the city." As the light flooded my room it scared me and I ran out of the house. I often think what would have happened if I had stayed?
Have you noticed when people are born again they begin to develop a hunger for the spiritual realm? They begin to get a feeling that there is more: there is more to this life; there is more to this place called earth. That is because the spirit now in them doesn't belong here; the spirit in them comes from above and from another realm – a heavenly place. That's why you will never be happy in an earthbound realm. It's like putting an eagle in a chicken run. You were created for another environment.
Jesus Paid for Our Passage
When Jesus died and rose again, He purchased your salvation. But salvation includes so much more than we first think. Jesus redeemed us from the law and the repercussions of being under the law and failing to meet its demands. "We have all come short..." the apostle Paul said. Jesus redeemed us from death. He took the keys of Hell and released us from the power of the evil one.
God gave us power to transit into another realm. This other realm is His realm; it's the realm where God dwells and His angels, and it's the realm of the heavenly city and of the spiritual elements of God and His Kingdom. He made us joint heirs with Christ. It's not just when we finally get to Heaven, it's here now. His Kingdom has come among us and in us and He wants it to flow through us and affect those around us.
We receive by faith the things He has provided and made available through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It's a new and living way and we should walk in it.
He gave you a new nature to transplant you or translate you into another realm and into the realm of eternity. This is the realm of Heaven where the presence of God dwells continually day and night. Jesus purchased you the RITE OF PASSAGE with His Blood. So that now you are not restricted or limited to the natural realm.
The supernatural realm, the realm of miracles and wonders, is yours if you will receive it. You have to believe what God says about you. You are a son and daughter of the Almighty God, an heir of His Kingdom. He doesn't come down; He reaches down and lifts us up into the same realm where He is. How do we experience all this? Good News... you don't have to earn it and you don't have to qualify. There isn't a test. Jesus already took the test and HE PASSED (for you).
Stay Tuned In
Sometimes we miss something just because we are not tuned in or not expecting something to happen out of the ordinary. It was at the end of a meeting in Indiana a while ago, and people were laying on the floor just soaking in the presence of the Lord. As I walked by, I saw a chariot over one man. You know God loves to take you and show you the heavenly places and other places where He is moving. I said to the man on the floor, "You know there is a chariot right over you." I walked on.
Later that man came and told me that when I said that about the chariot, he tuned in spiritually and saw the chariot that I saw. He got in it and was taken to several different countries and had a personal face-to-face encounter with God.
The spiritual realm is so close. The new man lives there all the time – permanently. That's the real you isn't it? So start believing what God says about you. He will never leave you; you are the apple of His eye. Keep your spiritual antenna up. There are so many treasures for you in His heavenly house – the spirit realm.
Kathie Walters is an international speaker who brings freedom to those who feel they have to "qualify." She also ministers in the supernatural and believes that the supernatural realm is for everyone.
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