117. The Proof Of Desire

Mike Parsons
and Jeremy Westcott – 

‘Pursuit is the proof of desire’, as our friend Graham Jones says. If we truly want to fulfil our destiny, let us set our heart towards it, set our desire upon it and go after it.

These are some thoughts on pursuing our destiny: I am just going to put them out there for now, without really developing them, but I would encourage you to read them with your spirit, and see what they spark in you…

  • There are two pathways into the heavenly realms: the pathway of relationship and the pathway of responsibility. Both offer opportunities for transformation. At times my focus and attention will be on one, at times on the other, but I will always be following both pathways.
  • I will not get anywhere without first enjoying intimacy with God. That involves seeing, hearing, feeling and experiencing both who He is and who I am.
  • We are not all the same, we each have our own song and destiny. I need to learn to resonate and come into agreement, come into harmony, with the whole symphony of heaven. There is a wonderful sound in the heavenly realms and it is beginning to be heard even in this realm: I can resonate with it, come into harmony with it and contribute to it my own unique sound and melody.
  • I will believe, and be in faith. ‘Without faith it is impossible to please God’. I have to trust Him, and go for it.
  • I will engage that desire for my destiny, step into alignment, and submit my life daily to the government of God and the lordship of Jesus.
  • I will purposely live for the unravelling of my scroll. I will not be content until I see it and am living according to it. No settling for second best; nothing half-hearted; totally committed to my destiny.
  • There are things I need to know (by experience, rather than know about). I need to know the testimony that is written in heaven for me. I need to know the blood of Jesus as my overcoming power, I need to know the revelation of my sonship. I need to know the courts in the heavenly realms, the gardens, the treasury room, the wine room, the record room, the mantle room and all the other places in the heavenly realms: places I have been, or other people have been. I need to know.
  • I need to know what is in heaven is in order to manifest it here; I need to know the authority I have there, in order to bring that rule here.

Then I will live in the dual realms of heaven and earth, and manifest heaven on earth through me.

SoundTrack:

Jonathan David Helser – Intimacy (via YouTube)

Many of the hyperlinks in the text of this post lead to articles and other resources from Freedom ARC.

THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS 2 – GOING DEEPER

Residential conference with Nancy Coen, Lindy Strong, Justin Paul Abraham and Mike Parsons in Okehampton, UK, June 2020

God is restoring all things according to His original intent and purpose.

  • What does that mean for you and me?
  • What does it mean for the church?
  • What does it mean for the world, for the cosmos, for the unseen realm?
  • Is there any thing, any system or any being that God cannot or will not restore?

Get more info and tickets (via Eventbrite)

Instalment plans are also available.

We’re delighted that all four speakers from last year’s event will again be joining us!

Can’t make it to Okehampton, UK in June? We have the answer: #roatstream it! freedomarc.org/roatstream

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111. Spirit Being, Living Being, Human Being

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

Adam was created a spiritual being. We all were. Adam became a ‘living being’ when God breathed His breath into him. That is something different from a spirit being. But when Adam sinned, he became a human being. He lost his status as a living being, and his status as a spiritual being, because his spirit was dead, separated from God.

We are all born human beings, though with a destiny. Every single person born since Adam, other than Jesus, has been born a human being. Jesus did not come from an egg from his mother and a sperm from God. He came, in a human body, entirely from God.

Jesus, the second Adam, won victory on the cross. He defeated all the principalities, all the powers and all the other demonic forces. His victory gives us the capacity to be born again, to come into a relationship with God, and to reclaim our destiny.

It means we can become a spirit being once again.

But we need to go beyond that and become a living being. We need to have God come and breathe His breath into us. God comes to dwell in our spirit. As a spirit being, we have access to our destiny, and our scroll of destiny sits in our heart and starts to vibrate. It produces a sound. We begin to resonate with it, and that sound starts to transform our physical and spiritual DNA.

There is far more to breaking bread, or taking communion, than we had realised. In the breaking of bread and sharing the wine we are transformed as we take on the DNA of God (you can read the startling things Jesus says about eating His flesh and drinking His blood in John chapter 6).

It is only intimacy with God which can start to change and transform us into that living being that He intends us to be.

Other resources from Freedom ARC

  • Communion 2015 (mp3 audio teaching series by Mike Parsons with PDF slides, text-style PDFs and streaming YouTube videos)

 

JOIN US IN ENGAGING GOD!

Engaging God on the Heavenly Pathways of Relationship and Responsibility is our online school for equipping a Joshua Generation of supernatural sons of God to live according to the order of Melchizedek.

Your first two weeks free!
Click here to get started today*

To find out more about the Engaging God programme, click here

*Technology permitting: automated process on setup of payment arrangement and completion of online registration form. Terms and conditions apply.

109. Developing Our Spiritual Senses

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott – 

First the natural…

Our natural senses take time to develop. Hearing is one of the first to function, and we know that babies can hear sound even in the womb. The hearing nerve is connected to every organ in the body except the spleen, and it even continues reverberating for a short while after death. But we only learn to begin to make sense of what we are hearing through constant repetition and practice.

Our natural sight improves gradually too. If I look at you, what actually happens is that light is being reflected from you and enters my eye. That projects an upside-down image onto the back of my retina, and my brain learns to interpret that as ‘you’.

But when we are first born, we can only see a few inches: just far enough to recognise our mother’s face, in fact. Over the next six months or so, our vision gradually improves until we see fully. That gives us time to process ever larger amounts of information, and gradually make sense of what is around us, the natural realm in which we live.

…then the spiritual

For most of us, that has not been our experience with our spiritual senses. Maybe we have become aware of spiritual things, but almost no-one in the church has been teaching about how to experience them, so we have not really given our spiritual senses chance to develop.

When we first started out following Jesus, we probably continued to live mostly in the natural world, with a little of the spiritual thrown in occasionally. Those occasions were perhaps when we experienced amazing times of worship or when a preached word really impacted us. But spiritual awareness is not reserved for special occasions, and it need not be subject to what goes on around us.

We can learn how to engage in the spiritual realm just as we learnt to engage in the natural. Let us allow our spiritual senses, like our natural senses, to develop through repetition and practice. Step into, and step out of, the realm of heaven. Then we will gradually begin to make sense of what is around us, the spiritual realm in which we also live.

We can do this. God intends us is to live in dual realms of heaven and earth at the same time, just as Jesus did. He intends us to manifest power and authority as the spirit beings we really are. He intends us to manifest our destiny in this world.

THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS 2 – GOING DEEPER

Residential conference with Nancy Coen, Lindy Strong, Justin Paul Abraham and Mike Parsons in Okehampton, UK, June 2020

God is restoring all things according to His original intent and purpose.

  • What does that mean for you and me?
  • What does it mean for the church?
  • What does it mean for the world, for the cosmos, for the unseen realm?
  • Is there any thing, any system or any being that God cannot or will not restore?

Get more info and tickets (via Eventbrite)

Instalment plans are also available.

We’re delighted that all four speakers from last year’s event will again be joining us!

Can’t make it to Okehampton, UK in June? We have the answer: #roatstream it! freedomarc.org/roatstream

JOIN US IN ENGAGING GOD!

Engaging God on the Heavenly Pathways of Relationship and Responsibility is our online school for equipping a Joshua Generation of supernatural sons of God to live according to the order of Melchizedek.

Your first two weeks free!
Click here to get started today*

To find out more about the Engaging God programme, click here

*Technology permitting: automated process on setup of payment arrangement and completion of online registration form. Terms and conditions apply.

[This article was originally posted on 1st November 2013, as part of a blogging challenge to post every day for 30 days: NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). Spoiler alert – we did it! Some of these posts were a little shorter than normal though…
– Jeremy]