with Jeremy Westcott –
We have been seeing over several posts now how God intends us to enter into the realms of heaven, here and now while living on the earth.
If you are ready, it is time today to actually do that.
Step in, step out
If you are able, please stand up and pray in tongues for a minute – out loud if possible, just to activate your spirit. Please don’t skip over this. If right now you are not in a position to pray aloud, you are welcome to continue reading, but do come back to this post later and actually work through it, because it is very practical.
When you have been praying for a minute or so (don’t stop, carry on praying in tongues),
See that there is a door open.
God is standing in the door,
And He’s welcoming you to step into the realm of heaven
So as you continue to pray in tongues,
Take a step forward, a physical step,
And go into that realm, where your throne is, in the heavens.
You are now standing in the presence of God.
The glory of God is surrounding you,
The presence of God’s kingdom is surrounding you.
You step in and receive your lordship.
You step in as a lord,
And you are going to receive the authority to rule
On the mountain that is operating within your spirit.
You are in the heavenly realms.
You have stepped in to the presence of God
And He is investing in you
The right and the power to rule in your life
So step out of the heavenly realms
(Take a step backwards).
And now you have authority,
And you can exercise that rule and authority on your mountain
To see things change in this realm, on the earth.
I want to encourage you, you can step in and out of the realms of heaven as many times in the day as you choose to. Step into the realm of heaven; step back out of the realm of heaven: bring heavenly authority back with you and apply it to your life.
If there is something negative or difficult going on during the day, just step into the realms of heaven. Receive the robes of righteousness and then step out of the realm of heaven and exercise authority in the righteousness of God, here on earth.
Practise stepping in and stepping out.
Pray in tongues vigorously.
That will build your spirit so that you are able to step in and step out.
Engaging with God in our garden
We have a garden in our soul. Our garden is part of our heart (there are four chambers of the heart). Let’s begin to learn to fellowship with God there, as we open the door, that ‘everlasting door’ that is in each of us, to let God in.
So we pray in tongues for a minute or two, continue to pray …
And now we are going to open that door.
We open the door in our heart.
We welcome the King of Glory to come in
and be enthroned on the throne of our life.
We receive His lordship, His authority in our spirit,
For our spirit to rule our body, rule our soul, and have authority.
We operate in the authority of the kingdom: in heaven, in our lives, in our spirit.
So we develop that spiritual connection with God where the River of Life is flowing,
Where the garden of God becomes the garden in our heart.
As it is in heaven, so it is outworked on earth, in and through us.
You can learn to step in every day, open up your door, let the King of glory come in. And He will rule on the throne of your life as you surrender the rule of your life to Him.
When we first start exercising in this way, He rules. We surrender our life to Him. Then as we go on, He starts to give us back more authority. He trusts us to do the things on earth as in heaven. Once we have learnt to surrender our spirit, soul and body, He will give us the throne in our own life to rule with Him.
Step in every day. Open up the doors. Let the King of glory come in. Enthrone Him over your life. Then start to exercise that lordship on your spirit-gates, your body-gates, your soul-gates. Work on getting your gates open and flowing freely (you can use Ian Clayton’s diagram below to help you with this). The Spirit of God will start manifesting through you in everyday life.
You can continually step into and out of the realms of the heavens, as God intends.
In this diagram of the gates of our spirit, soul and body, you will see that the Glory of God is in the centre of our being, and the gates are the means of seeing Him manifest in our lives. They are not for ‘letting Him in’, but for ‘letting Him out’. Starting with the gate of First Love, we can work through them, asking God to show us if anything is blocking them, and then exercising heavenly authority to see them opened and freely flowing. The more of our gates are wide open, the more of God can be manifested in our daily lives.
Here is a Misty Edwards song we often use to help us engage with God in our garden.
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- Gateways Of The Soul
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- Aligning Gates
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