Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Aeroplanes and Rockets
"After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this." Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne."
Revelation 4:1-2 (NKJV)
The glory realm is a place we can be caught up into. It is the very Throne room of God where only one focus is possible - The King on the Throne. It's all about Him and His will in the glory realm. In the Bible, those who were taken up into the glory realm lived and walked in His glory and signs and wonders followed them. Think of the Apostle Paul who as captured up into the realm (2 Corinthians 12:4) and then moved in an exciting grace-filled ministry that saw many signs and wonders.
In the glory realm ministry becomes exciting, easy and a great joy. It's like the difference between being ground bound and then flying higher and higher until eventually you hit outer space. On the ground it is impossible for us to carry a car with one hand! In outer space it is no problem at all.
Just like the earth has many "atmospheres", so the spiritual life has "atmospheres". In the natural we have the Troposphere, which is the realm in which we live on the ground. Then we have the Stratosphere with the Ozone Layer and where jets and planes whizz about. Then we break through to the Mesosphere which is really the beginning of outer space. This sphere can only be reached by Rockets.
Many Christians are still struggling in the spiritual Troposphere , weighed down by the gravity of sin, worries, fears and stresses. Some rise up to fly like eagles in the spiritual Stratosphere. But very few break through to the Spiritual Mesosphere where the glory realm is and the will of God is the main focus and signs and wonders are every day occurences.
Notice that Aeroplanes do not have a strong enough structure to puncture through to the Mesosphere. They would break up if they tried. Only Rockets can pierce through. Man-made structures are torn apart in the Mesosphere and only God's Rockets survive. I believe the Rocket is like our abandoned prayer, praise and worship unto Him. As we pierce through in Spirit-Led prayer and Praise then we will experience the glory realm. We have been seeing this in our Tuesday Night Prayer Meetings the last few weeks. Throne Room New Songs have been breaking forth and the glory of the Lord is being glimpsed (with spontaneous healings as we worship). But there's so much more!
Let's pierce through into the spiritual Mesosphere and beyond! Let's be Rockets and not merely Aeroplanes.
Flying high in the Plane of Successful Christian living,
That's usually the goal of our sacrifice and giving.
The successful structures that fly above the mountains high
Must be set in stone as surely they cause the Church to fly.
But when they are set in stone they sink to the ground,
And God shows us visions of a place where His glory shines around.
It's in the realm beyond where planes fly, where man made structures fail,
Where only the Rockets of true praise and abandoned worship can prevail.
"Father, let me glimpse more and more of Your glory realm. Forgive me when I settle for the safe and comfortable "Aeroplane" structures to fly high in my Christian life - well tested prayer techniques, song leading routines, sermon preparation methods and so forth. Take me beyond those to Your higher atmosphere of Glory. Amen!"