with Jeremy Westcott –
Live in dual realms
If we are to mature into our heavenly roles as sons of God, we cannot continually be stepping in through the veil and then out again: we will need the ability to live in dual realms of heaven and earth at the same time. For that to happen, our soul and spirit must be separated and then properly reintegrated so that our spirit is able to take the lead, as it was always intended to do.
Cleansing our soul gates
Opening and cleansing our soul gates creates that opportunity for our spirit to overshadow our soul and body and reclaim its role as our interface with the world around us, as it was in the beginning. Although I had worked through them all before, I revisited all my soul gateways with Jesus, who is Love, Joy and Peace. Love casts out fear from each gateway in turn; Truth challenges all the lies which have programmed us; Peace brings wholeness to cleanse our gates and enable the flow.
Motives and intentions
But there is deeper level of preparation needed to deal with the thoughts, motives and intentions of our heart because we must only rule, govern and legislate from the motivation of love (we covered this at some length in the Transformation series). Our existing motives may come from programming, through personal experiences and environmental lacks; from past decisions that have formed behavioural patterns within our hearts; or from generational epigenetic memories attached to our DNA. Ultimately, they have come from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the pathway and source of all independence. The roots of that tree are sourced from Satan’s trading – “I will ascend, I will be like God”.
Search me thoroughly, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way (Psa 139:23-24).
Transformation is a process of change which we choose to engage with so that we can display the glory of our sonship: the manifest presence of God on earth as it is in heaven through us. We can choose to embrace and pursue this process of change into maturity or stay babies, toddlers or infants. Those are our options! I decided to ask God to examine, try, reveal and transform. These are my words: you can borrow them, or use your own; but take your time and don’t rush through this – it may take days, or weeks, or longer, depending on what He highlights to you.
Father I thank you that you have made a way for me to access your heavenly presence
By faith I step in through the veil of Jesus through the way of the cross
I present myself to you, Jesus my high priest, in surrender as a living sacrifice
I submit to your authority as the living word in my life
I step through the veil of truth into the Holy Place
I stand in the light of your truth
I ask you to search me
Reveal my blind self to me, show me the hidden motives of my heart
I stand in the light of your truth
Show me the pathways of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that I have followed
Show me where I have accepted deceptions as truth
Reveal where I have followed earthly, natural or demonic wisdom to meet my own needs
Show me where I have traded by taking the shortcut to gratification through relationships, success, money, position, influence or power
Show me where I received my identity from performance, work and ministry
Show me where I have formed relationships to meet my own needs for love, acceptance, affirmation and approval
Show me where I have sought to meet my own needs through humanism and rationalism, following the pathway of self-identity.
I submit and surrender my life to follow the pathway of the tree of life as my source
I commit myself to a lifestyle of truth and intimacy
I renounce all negative trading to meet my own needs.
I renounce where I have followed the pathway of good and evil as my way of life
I renounce the patterns of lost identity in my heart
I renounce all my defence, coping and survival mechanisms
Father, give me revelation of my true identity as a son of God, that my heart can be secure
Renew my mind to the mind of Christ
Meet my unmet needs in yourself
Heal my unhealed hurts
Restore my soul to original condition.
Father I receive your unconditional love, acceptance, affirmation and approval
From the source of the tree of life
I stand transparent, naked and unafraid before you
I hear you say “I see you and I love you”
I receive your value, esteem and worth that affirms my sonship.
I choose to follow the pathway that leads to my source, the tree of life – Jesus
I choose to walk in the ways of your kingdom
Manifest your glory through me on earth as it is in heaven, so I will fulfil my eternal destiny.
Note: the previous post, this one, and the one which will follow it are all drawn from Mike’s teaching in the Sons Arise! Into the Dark Cloud intensive, the Sons Arise! Invested and Enthroned conference and our Engaging God subscription programme.
- 131. Thoughts and Intentions of the Heart
- 136. Gateways of the Soul
- Transformation (blog series)
- Trading (mini-series, part of Transformation)
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- 273. Sons Invested and Enthroned
- 272. One Conclusion: God Is Love
- 269. Into the Heavenly Realms
- 267. Engaging the Father
- 256. The Period of Restoration of All Things