6. The Pressure of God’s Presence

Mike Parsons – 

We have seen that Jesus is present in our past today, so nothing in our past can hinder our future if we surrender it to God.

If we want a future in which we fulfil our destiny, we need to get the disclosure, the revelation, of the things that God is revealing. We need to be connected – even if it is a nanosecond before it happens – to the supernatural realm. God wants to reveal every day to us. He wants us to be like Jesus, who saw what the Father was doing. How did He see what the Father was doing? Because He was connected to, and lived in, two realms. We need that revelation.

But it is a process. Here are some pictures:

Application of pressure

First, a lump of coal. James 1:2 says ‘Consider it all joy.. when you encounter various trials’. Now, in our life we all have various trials. Let’s not simply dismiss trials as the devil. Sometimes it is true that it is the enemy wanting to mess things up, but actually we can still seek what God will do in it. Don’t try to avoid the pressure and heat of life, instead allow the pressure and heat to turn coal into a diamond. So often we try and avoid what God wants to do in us, and so He is not able to refine us and purify us because we get out of the heat and the pressure. We try to avoid the trials. We need to count it joy, because it transforms our lives, and God can bring good out of anything we face. Now that does not necessarily mean that He brings all those situations about, but that He can bring good out of them.

The third picture is a lump of gold ore. If you want a nice golden nugget out of that, you need to deal with the things that are in your heart, the stones, memories, pains, hurts, curses, unforgiveness. Strongholds. Here at Freedom we call it ‘stuff’, and we have all got ‘stuff’. So we have to allow the pressure of God’s presence to transform us.

heat and irritation

Here is a heart full of worries, anxiety, fears, cares, burdens. Read the parable of the sower and you will find that what stopped the Word of God producing fruit was just that, worry. What are we going to do? We are going to count those things we are going through as joy, and live in an attitude of praise; even if we have to get it into the compost heap (next picture), which is again application of pressure and heat.

It is about trust. ‘Overcoming trust’ is surrendering ourselves and our lives to God and trusting Him completely. Let’s stop trying to do it ourselves – all we do is mess it up – let’s allow Him to do it. Seek first His kingdom, and everything else gets added, everything. We don’t have to worry, have fears, cares, burdens, and so on. Seek first the Kingdom, put God first, then what happens? Next picture. New soil, new growth, new and good things that God is going to reveal to us and bring into our lives.

Last two pictures: some grit, and a pearl. Frustrations, annoyance, irritation, things that cause you to be impatient: grit. Some people are like grit! Some ‘stuff’ is like grit. You can let grit cause an infection or you can let grit produce perfection.

Again, if we have the attitude of patience and perseverance through all that goes on in our lives, if we enter into God’s rest, then we can turn grit into pearls. Jesus had the right attitude: He was gentle and humble in heart. Meekness is strength under control, and Jesus was surrendered to God’s control. He was strong and powerful, but He humbled himself, only doing what He saw the Father doing, only doing the will of the Father who sent Him. We need to take His yoke upon us, as Jesus says in Matthew 11:27-29: ‘Take my yoke upon you; learn of Me for I am gentle and humble in heart. Find rest for your souls’. Pearls of wisdom can come from grit and irritation if we allow the process to transform us. If we seek first the kingdom, we will certainly find ourselves in that ongoing process of transformation.

God wants us to come with joy and praise, even in the difficulties we encounter, because it transforms our lives.

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5. Faster Than The Speed of Light

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

Einstein was working on something curious when he died, and many mathematicians went back to the last two blackboards that he was working on, to try to disprove what he had found (he had been trying to disprove it himself).

What he had found was that there appeared to be a particle faster than light; such a particle ought not to exist, but his equations seemed to indicate that it did. Eventually, a mathematician named Feinberg, having failed to disprove Einstein’s maths, proposed the concept of tachyons.

Tachyons are theoretical subatomic particles that run faster than the speed of light, and they are a theoretical particle that quantum physicists hate because if they go faster than the speed of light then they can’t measure them. If you tried to set a computer to measure them at 12 o’clock it would have to run backwards towards 11.59 because they would get there faster than the speed of light. But think about this: everything we receive from God comes to us faster than the speed of light. Our future, prophecy, words of knowledge, words of wisdom, it all comes to us before it actually happens. Two-thirds of the Bible is prophecy, God speaking before it happened.

Feinberg made this statement: ‘Einstein’s equations prove that at the speed of light an electron is present at all points across its trajectory’. In other words, if an electron moves from one place to another at the speed of light, it is present everywhere along that path, all of the time.

Now, we know that God is present, everywhere, all of the time. We call it the omnipresence of God. That means he is present all the time in our lives, past, present and future. As Jesus said, ‘before Abraham was born, I am’.

This is something really important for us to get hold of. Think of the arc in this diagram as the trajectory of your life, the path of your life, what has happened in it and what’s going to happen:

Quantum Vision

Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega. He was there before your life started, he called your life into being, he will be there all through your life and he will be there at the end of this physical life, though because we are eternal beings we will never end. So Jesus is here in the present, he’s here with us today, and he wants to engage with us on a daily basis every minute of every day. That means we can have a relationship with him which is intimate and real, and can have fellowship with him in which we are communicating and hearing his voice and seeing what he is doing all the time.

But we have a past. How many of us have things in our past that we don’t like? Most people do. How many of us are still dealing with some of those things? Again, quite a few. Therefore we need Jesus to be operating in our past. But because he is omnipresent, of course he can. He’s there: to him it’s still ‘now’. Those of us who are familiar with Liebusters have seen this at work when Jesus reintegrates our ‘stuck’ parts.

You can engage your past with Jesus so that he can heal you and restore you and set you free, release you from captivity, and bring everything into the present of where He is.

Now, can you really grasp that? Everything that has happened in your past, he is present in it, because in the spiritual realm it’s all ‘now’. Jesus can change things, because he is present in your past today. There is nothing he can’t heal or restore or make whole. It’s really important for us to know that there’s nothing he can’t do. He is present in our present. He is with us, we walk with him. He is also present in our future, and he wants to reveal our future. Jesus is before all things, past present and future, and we can be connected to all three, through him.

So nothing in our past can hinder our future if we surrender it to God.

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4. The Power Source That Runs The Universe

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

‘For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible’.  (Col 1:16).

So that is (1) everything we see, and (2) everything we can’t see of this visible realm (because this visible realm is made up of mostly invisible stuff), and (3) the invisible realms that we can’t see, all of it was created by Jesus. That scripture continues, ‘He is before all things…’ Now, ‘before’ can be interpreted in two different ways, referring to space or to time. It can mean ‘in front of’ as well as ‘earlier than’. The reality is, Jesus is ‘before all things’:  before every thing and all time, past, present and future. He is connected to the future things: and because of that he is our connection to the future things. In Him, we are connected to the “before” spiritual realm. The spiritual realm operates faster than the speed of light as we know it here, and we will look some more at that next time. Because it does operate faster than the speed of light, it is beyond our time and operates outside of our timeframe. So everything is always ‘before’ for Jesus.

‘…And in Him all things hold together’(v17). The spiritual realm provides all the energy for this natural realm to exist: we only exist because Jesus holds all things together. If he didn’t, we would just not exist.  Another verse says he holds it all together by the word of his power (Heb 1:3).

Scientists have proven that, in the realm that they can’t see, there’s enough energy in one sugar cube volume of vacuum space to power the whole universe billions of times over. They call it ‘Zero Point Energy’. Google it and you will find all sorts of information, but it actually demonstrates how our world is being powered from the spiritual realm. That is the omnipotence of God. God is an all-powerful God, He is the power that is keeping this universe in place, and we can be connected to that power source.

The zero-point energy E=ħω/2 causes the ground-state of an harmonic oscillator to advance its phase (color). See attribution below.

The spiritual realm is the real realm. The natural realm will always give precedence to the spiritual realm because God is Spirit, we are spirit. Jesus has a spiritual body, and we will get a new spiritual body one day in the future.

But we are spiritual beings, and we can be connected to that spiritual realm here and now.

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3. Choices: Constantly Connected?

Mike Parsons

Amos 3:7 tells us, ‘Surely the Lord GOD does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets’.

God is speaking today: the key question is, are we hearing his voice? Jesus said “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now” (John 16:12).

Parables

Until the Holy Spirit came, Jesus couldn’t reveal everything because he was speaking about spiritual things his hearers couldn’t understand. He used parables, but today God is using parables of a different nature because we have a different measure of understanding: ‘But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come’ (John 16:13).

All the truth: that’s a lot of truth. Ian Clayton said he picked up a blade of grass in heaven because he wanted to know all of God, but the amount of information that was in that blade of grass made him drop it because it would have fried his brain. Because God is infinite, there is so much truth.

But still, the promise is ‘all truth’ and that means that everything is available to you: within ‘all truth’ God wants to reveal all that you need for your life and destiny. God wants to disclose what is to come for us as individuals, for our life, for our destiny in God; he wants to reveal the things he has already prepared for us before the foundation of the world. As that scripture tells us, the Holy Spirit came to reveal to us those things that are to come.

Your future destiny

Now the choice is, are you listening to Him? Have you seen your future destiny? If you have seen it, you can have it, that’s how it works. In fact you have to see it in order to have it, and you cannot have it unless you have seen it. ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for’, that is to say, the things you have seen in the spirit. In the realm of the spirit, God wants to show all of us the things that are our destiny. He wants to show us what was written on our scroll in heaven before we were even thought of in a worldly sense (although in God’s thoughts we are eternal, we have always been with God, because he breathed his essence into us).

Constantly connected

Jesus was constantly connected. He only did the things he saw the Father doing and he only said the things he heard the Father saying (John 5:19). He was constantly connected to the realm of heaven and he has given us the opportunity to be connected too.

So what realm are you connected to? Are you connected to the earthly realm most of the time, and occasionally a little bit of heaven? Or do you constantly live in two realms? Can you be connected to both every minute, every fraction of a second, of every day? Twenty thousand times every nanosecond, Planck’s constant blinks us in and out of that spiritual realm (and a nanosecond is one billionth of a second). That’s a bit hard to get hold of but the reality is we are constantly connected – or we can be.

So what are you seeing? Whose voice are you resonating with? Who are you listening to? Are you listening to the voice of God or are you listening to other things?

4 sources of ‘wisdom’

James tells us there are four sources of ‘wisdom’ you can be listening to: wisdom from above (heavenly wisdom), earthly wisdom, natural wisdom, and demonic wisdom (James 3:15). Which of those are you resonating with? Who or what are you coming into agreement with? Because when you start to agree with the frequency of heaven, when you start to resonate with the heart of God, then heaven comes to earth through your life. So are we resonating with heaven (where God’s throne is), the atmosphere of the earth (where the battle is waged between the devil and the angels), this physical realm, or ourselves? Those are the basic choices, and the choice is ours.

Ten little 2-letter words: IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME. God doesn’t force it, he has given us free will to choose Him. In all of heaven and earth there are only two power sources: God’s and ours. The devil has no power source other than what we give him. And if we choose to agree with the enemy we choose to empower him, rather than God. Every time we say ‘yes’ to God we empower God and enable Him to operate. That is why he speaks prophetically. It enables Him to operate, because when we speak out of the prophetic realm of heaven, it can manifest on earth. That is because God has chosen to partner with us. It’s an amazing thing: God, the creator of the whole universe, has chosen to partner with us – and we have been given free will to choose to partner with him or not.

So what are you going to choose? What realm are you going to listen to? I would encourage you to listen to the realm of heaven, because what you see and hear there will engage you for your future and will reveal that future to you.

But the choice is yours.

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2. Fast: Connecting to the Realm of Heaven

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

In June 2010 I went to a prophetic conference in Torquay, down on the south coast of Devon. God really impacted me and challenged me about experiencing His love and intimacy. He drew me into a place of intimacy, in which He called me to go on a 40 day fast.

I also received a prophetic word from Mike Bryant, and on the envelope he had written ‘Read this every day for six weeks’ (which is pretty much 40 days too). So I went into that fast seeking God for prophetic direction.

Prophetic word

Now I want to share just what that word was, and what God did:

‘A change is coming, and you cannot stop it, so be strong in my Spirit and the things I have shown you. Prepare the future and know that the harvest you long for is near. I am raising up those near you to stand with you. Look for the rainbow within your heart. Ascend where I am, where you are seated, a door will open for you. Prepare the future, ask of me and I will show you’.

I prayed over that several times a day. Now I already know that a change is coming: God is a God of change, and change for the good. I know that God wants us to prepare for a future harvest. I know that God wants to raise people up to work together as a team in ministry. But ‘look for the rainbow in my heart’? Well I didn’t know, but God showed me.

God opened the door

The first 20 days of that fast were really hard work; not physically, but spiritually. Basically I was being put on a cross and crucified of all the stuff of the flesh. But then in the next 20 days God opened the door into the heavenly realms and I had 78 different prophetic visions and encounters with God. These were direct encounters face to face with God, and he was speaking, revealing things, showing me things I had never seen before. Definitely, a door opened.

Quantum physics?

And that prophetic word says, ‘Prepare for the future, ask of me and I will show you’, so that’s what I did. I said, ‘God I want you to prepare me and the church for the future, so I’m asking, and I want you to show me’. And he showed me all sorts of stuff, some of it pretty way-out, which I wasn’t really prepared for. You know, I was happy to feel the love of God and experience God and be purified and refined and all that sort of thing. But when God started talking about quantum physics and quantum mechanics and how he created the universe, it was a challenge, because I was a biochemist not a physicist. Physics was not my favourite subject, I can tell you.

But God started speaking about light and the nature of light, about how light is particles but it is also waves. He talked about the nature of sound, about frequency and resonance, about what was going on in the heavenly realm (that is the spiritual realm), and how we need to connect up with that realm. He showed me that everything in the whole realm of quantum physics was only showing what the Bible was already saying, and I have shared some of that in the Quantum Vision series of talks. In this blog we will go a bit further with that and then I want to share with you some of the prophetic revelation that God gave me for the future.

Now I don’t do that lightly and it has taken me 6 months or more to get to the point where I’m prepared to share some of it, but I am going to share some of it in this series.

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1. About

Freedom ARC (Apostolic Resource Centre) is an expression of the apostolic mandate of Freedom Church, Barnstaple, UK. It represents our heart to serve the wider body of Christ by making available any teaching, insight and revelation which God opens up to us.

We believe that Jesus intends the church (ekklesia) to be instrumental in transforming human society (indeed, the entire cosmos) here and now, rather than waiting for some event in the future. This is what we understand Peter to have meant by ‘the restoration of all things‘ (Acts 3:21). Freedom ARC aims to be a resource for the church to help her become all that God intends her to be and to enable her to bring heaven to earth.

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On this blog we post content including the teaching of Mike Parsons (photo) and others on accessing the realms of heaven and stepping into our destiny. We will also give you advance notice of any special events organised by Freedom ARC.

Follow Mike’s teaching in chronological order by clicking on the ‘‘ link, which you will normally find at the very foot of each post, below the comments. You will find a ‘Previous’ link there too.  Use the search box (in the right menu) if you know the subject, or part of the title, of the post you are looking for.

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This interactive programme runs on a dedicated website. It will enable you to learn how to access God in the realms of heaven and within your own spirit and heart, and take up your responsibility as a son in God’s kingdom. The cost is £12 per month (around $15 USD, depending on the prevailing exchange rate), but you can try it for two weeks FREE!
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