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Day #60: Release Life
“Economy of Heaven”
… in continuation of the previous chapter.
The Word and the Spirit is saying this day, “come step up into and live under the Economy of Heaven”. In this be encouraged to no longer live contained by the limitations of carnal thinking, but continue to allow your spirit to be uplifted in the Spirit of God unto the vast and limitless possibilities of Heaven. For truly ‘no eye has seen and no ear has heard all that God keeps ready’, in Heaven, for you to access for your life right here and now (1 Cor. 2:9 AMPC). Come then and enjoy the ministering Presence of the Lord to grace your life, for in Him your eyes will be made open and clear and your words will carry both Spirit and Life.
The Spirit of the Lord is saying to you this very day, to shift your thinking and therefore your Source. The god of this Age points only to your flesh and the capacity of your own hands, understanding, and imagination. But our Lord Jesus Christ points to Heaven and the vast possibilities and provisions of the Kingdom of God made and kept ready for all who might believe. That is, all that might ‘earnestly wait’ upon the Lord; it is the Lord that breaks forth ‘rending the Heavens’ for such as they (Is. 64:1-4). The Father breaking the norms and stepping down in your midst, for as a little child you seek Him night and day (Matt. 18:3, Luke 18:6-8).
As a believer of the Lord Jesus Christ, who thrones Christ Jesus as King in your life, you are born of the Spirit of God and therefore born of Heaven. A vastness is formed in you that grows right into the vastness of Heaven. You, as a believer are therefore, no longer held under the confines or limitations of this world. So in this, allow yourself to be raised by the Spirit of God and come step out of the limited mindsets of carnal man and step into the Mind of Christ.
The Spirit of the Lord is saying to you this day, “shift”.
The god of this Age speaks endlessly into the carnal mind, speaking from his own depleted mindset and that as one devoid of God. He tries to impress upon mankind his own isolated reality. He of whom divorced himself of Heaven impresses his same Orphaned spirit into the heart and soul of man. But we have not the mind of the god of this Age, but of Christ Jesus of whom works to raise in us the Mind rooted in the Heart of the Father. So then, no longer think small, no longer see small, but allow the Lord to give thinking and sight from the standpoint of Heaven and what the Cross has established for you.
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “ LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. (2 Kings 6:16-18 NKJV)
What is the purpose of recording this event in Scripture, and why was this young man with Elisha given the honour of having his eyes opened? I tell you the truth, this young man is purposed to be you and I, disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the Spirit saying to you this day, “He who is with you is far greater than he who is of the world, and those who are for you are vastly greater than those who are against you” (1 John 4:4). Therefore, come step on up into the Mountain of the Lord and enjoy the ministering Presence of God; and the Lord, Himself, will open your eyes and actively move on your behalf. The truth is that nothing has been recorded in Scripture that isn’t for you to walk in this very day; their purpose is that you may be able to hear, and in hearing that you may come to hear and receive the Living Word of the Lord (Rev. 3:22, Mark 4:9).
Understand this, from a standpoint of one born of God, rooted and being established in the Kingdom of Heaven, your words are most powerful. If you seek to do the Kingdom’s work in your flesh you are foolish and ignorant of the Spirit of God (Gal. 3:1-6). The Covenant that you and I are under, is greater than the Covenant that Elisha walked in (Heb. 8;6). Shift, then, your thinking. Shift your thinking unto the Lord and you will do greater than the works even of our Saviour, for He is Resurrected and Alive in you; standing tall in His Glory. This is the Word of the Lord (John 14:12). Approach that of which is in front of you not from a mere human earthly standpoint but of the standpoint of one born of Heaven of where you abide and have your roots (Ps. 91, Col. 2:7-9, 1 John 2:27, Ps. 1:1-3).
The carnal and limited vision, of the carnal minded Christian, will be loosed as you and I make decisive steps to be Tutored and raised by the Lord your God, in your closed sessions in the Lord. Do not despise the seeking of Him in the secret place. Do not despise the seeking of the Presence of Heaven coming and resting mightily upon your life.
The Kingdom of God is not subject to the kingdom of this Age, and nor are those of whom are born of Heaven.
There is a war for the souls of man. It is the god of this Age that sows seed diminishing man from his Purposed and created Destiny. He works to keep the believer from entering into the fullness of the Kingdom of God. Satan despises the fact that man, as created in the Image of God, is the object of God’s affections. You are Purposed to enter into your Destiny in the Lord as sons and daughters of the Most High. The implications and the reality of this is far beyond your earthly comprehension, therefore allow and give place for the Spirit of God to sow Seed into your soul of your true Identity in the Lord.
To this very thing, the god of this Age is firmly set against. The war is fundamentally in the heart and mind of each and every individual. Who then, that you choose to set upon the throne of your life, day by day, is the one you listen to and are therefore heavily influenced by. This then is the power of praise in all things, for you join with Heaven in honouring the King of kings, and in deep honour of heart elevating Him King and Lord upon your life. This fully and utterly dethrones Satan and his influence and seed of isolation. What is more, in a heart of praise, Heaven comes alongside you and joins in your praise unto the Lord; a choir of angels singing again as the Presence of Heaven comes upon you (Ps. 40:3). Here in this realm, one is lifted up into His ministering Presence and He shares of Himself into your soul, your mind, and your flesh.
Angels rise up in Praise in your life, for where Christ Jesus is throned angels are most active and attentive. They sing for all Eternity in the Presence of the Lord, of whom is seated within you, and they eagerly respond to the word of the Lord decreed from your own mouth. This is the way of Heaven.
Learn, therefore, the power in praising the Lord in all situations and circumstances (Ps. 100:4), for in your praise you fully dethrone Satan from your life and fully throne Christ Jesus. Sing hymns in your soul, utter praise from the depths of your soul as you go about daily life. In bowing to circumstances you are actually bowing to the god of this Age and remain submitted and attentive to him. However, as you set your heart in delight unto the Lord, it is He who comes and ‘rends the Heavens’ and stands tall in your midst and addresses that of which is in front of you. This ‘manifestation’ is what you call a ‘miracle’, the Father intervening before your very eyes. But this place is your abiding place, it your norm; a miracle filled life full of Devine encounters. And the Spirit of God active and out poured in your midst, ie; the Kingdom has come, His Will being done in your life just as it is in Heaven (Matt. 12:28, Luke 7:22-23, Matt. 6:9-13).
Take your rightful place and set Jesus as King, in this you become one seated in Heaven with full and ready access to the Glory of God (Rev. 3:21). Able to step into the Glory and Presence of God, and bringing the same, right in the midst of the Enemy and his works. God sets a Banqueting Table right in the midst of despair and trumps the works of the Enemy (Ps. 23:5). You find yourself fully under the Economy of Heaven and are no longer held under the restrictions of the economy set up by the constraints of the god of this Age, nor his works!
The Spirit of the Lord is saying to you this very day, “shift” … “shift”.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple. [Ps. 16:11; 18:6; 65:4; Luke 2:37.] (Psalms 27:4 AMPC)
Truly as you seek the Presence of God, as you seek the Presence of Heaven, it is the manifest Presence of Heaven that comes rest upon your life as you, yourself, have made and given God full rights. The vast magnitude and possibilities of Heaven becoming increasingly active and evident in your life, as you step into the Economy of God. The prayer of the Son is that you, as a believer, bring the Kingdom of God come, God’s perfect Will being done in your life just as it is in Heaven. You, as a portal of Heaven, bring Heaven here and now. And the Kingdom of God is enacted and is set about to tear down the strongholds of Satan and liberate the hearts and souls of man; through the Prosperity of soul given you of Heaven.
Your Life is not contained in the confines of this life, nor in your age or your health, nor is it in your bank account: but it is in the Spirit of the Lord. Speak and release the Spirit of God, speak and breathe out Life in Jesus Name. Speak and declare gold and gems, even gold bars and gems to come upon your own hands, for you are not subject to the economy or the mindsets given of this life, but of God. Enter into the Finances and the Provisions of Heaven. You need not know the hows and the wherefores, this is totally irrelevant; but know in your heart that the angels are set to task. Give your heart and soul, and the needs of this life and ministry to the Lord, for it is He who you need. It is the Anointing of the Lord that you and your world of needs requires, and not only an answer to prayer.
The Power of God is in the praise of the Son. The dismembering of the demon is in the elevation of Christ Jesus.
A picture of origins: in the Beginning Satan came and sat on the throne of man, and why is this? Because man gave him rights, and in this he became the god of this Age. As a result of this, man was removed from the Garden of Eden, and therefore removed from the liberal provisions and impartations of Heaven. Through Christ Jesus, the Father has returned you the full right and capacity to come step back under an Open Heaven, and live and operate from this place. Therefore, as you throne Christ Jesus you are actually stepping out from under the control, the limitations, the manipulation, and the constraints of the god of this Age. And here you are stepping into and unto a fully opened Heaven and able to eat freely and liberally of the Tree of Life (Gen. 3:22, Rev. 2:7).
Is it right, as a believer, to have to ask the god of this Age if it is ok before you go about life and that of the Kingdom of God? Is it right, as one throned in Christ Jesus, to be first subject to the god of this Age? No … of course not. So therefore, shift your thinking. ‘You do not have because you do not ask God’ (Jam. 4:2-3). Shift your source and therefore your ability to receive. You are the Lord’s, therefore speak as one who is of God, and no longer as one of this earth. Come to know your God and be known in Him.
As Elisha, you too can be one raised under the Tutorship of your Heavenly Father and your eyes made open and clear as you eat daily of the Tree of Life, and drink deeply of the Waters that flow from the Throne of God. So when you pray, when you speak, the Kingdom of God will respond to the words released from your mouth for you abide in Heaven and have your breath in Him. The attentiveness of the angels of God made evident through the Praise of God that abides and dwells in your own heart. Therefore, just as Elisha, you too will speak and food will be multiplied, and you too shall speak and so shall your provisions be multiplied. Step out of the limited mindset and influence of the god of this Age and come rightly step into the Economy of Heaven.
The Spirit of the Lord is saying to the people of God … “shift your thinking and thereby your Source”. The Spirit of the Lord is saying to you, “speak Life into your finances, speak Life to the needs before you”. As a child of the Living God, you are not held under the limitations and constraints of the economy of this world … that is a devil and a devil speaking! But as sons of God, born of Heaven, you abide under the Economy and Possibilities of God. Ask the Lord your God to open your eyes and ears. Those who hear, let him hear what the Spirit is speaking this day.
Sit at the feet of Jesus and allow Him to speak into your life.
Prayer and fasting breaks the strongholds of the demon. Prayer and fasting, and going aside into the secret place, you come under the Shadow of the Lord your God and it is He who ministers into your life. As you actively hunger for the Lord your God, the Father actively and dynamically Tutors your soul, your mind, and your flesh. Fasting is a humbling unto God that sets oneself able to be taught. Like putting your hand up in school and drawing the attention of your Teacher. Here you are pliable and able to be shaped and formed into the full Image of the Son as Purposed of the Cross. Fasting is an open declaration unto Heaven that you are hungry for the Bread of Heaven, even the Words of His mouth. There is the presence of the demon that comes and it’s words and suggestions, but then there is the Presence of the Lord and His Words and His Suggestions. Which then do you seek and make place for? Let us transition unto the Lord as children of the Living God.
The demon would have you bowing to him, even placing him back again on the throne of your life, but choose to bow to him no longer.
Understand since the Beginning, Satan has worked to dethrone God in you and dethrone you in God. He hates the fact that you are the object of God’s affections, even being formed and created in His very Image. Shift the way that you think, the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you this day, “shift”. You are the Lord’s and He is yours. Therefore, speak as a son or daughter of God and not as a defeated demoralised product of the god of this Age. Satan tries to totally demoralise you, but the Spirit of the Lord raises the standard yet again. As you set your heart unto the Lord in praise, the Spirit of God unfolds another layer of His Richness.
From the Old Testament and into the New, the picture is the same. However, under the New Covenant, the possibilities are vast and the capacity is beyond limitless, it truly defies carnal thinking or imagination. You, as a little child, are operating from a Heaven footing, a Heaven vision, a Heaven capacity, and with Heaven’s full backing. There truly is a shift underway in the heart and soul of the believer; one of whom gives their life fully unto the Lord (Luke 10:27, Matt. 16:25, Luke 9:23). A shift away from the constraints and restrictions of the god of this Age, unto the vast and limitless Possibilities of God.
Therefore, give your heart, your soul, your mind and flesh fully over to the Lord, and allow yourself to be raised and trained by the Spirit of the Living God. Set your heart unto the Lord, and in praise honour Him, delight in Him, and seek His Face. Satan kicks up a fuss, and as an insecure spoilt brat, demands to be back on the throne of your life. But the Spirit is telling you this day to “shift” and no longer bow to him, but turn your back to him and bow instead to your King. Satan brings events in order to cause you to bow to him and come again under the shadow of his death, his lies, and his theft of both the Life and Freedom found in Christ Jesus. But “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”
Throne Jesus in your life, and be throned in Him, and a Mantle of Authority will be given you.
Come up and be seated on the Throne with Jesus, for the invitation and opportunity has been fully extended you. Throne Christ Jesus in your life, and be throned in Him, and a Mantle of Authority will be given you. Sit and be at Rest, and here in the Presence of the Lord, you shall see the Enemy destroyed before your eyes. You will see cancer destroyed, spiritual blindness, and depravity gone. Come then and rule in the midst of all that is presented you and see God’s triumphant Hand at work as your normal course of life (Ps. 110:1-2). For you are made, Destined and Purposed by the Cross, to live in the full likeness of the Son and no longer of Adam.
In the picture of the seed that falls on the ground (Mark 4:1-20): 1. no longer retain a hard unmanageable heart, 2. no longer be swayed by the ridicule of others, and 3. no longer be caught up with the cares and desires of this world, 4. but become Good Soil and receive to heart directly from the Lord your God. It is here that the Lord plants in you of the vast Possibilities and Provisions of Heaven (1 Cor. 2:9 AMPC).
The underlying Heart and Purpose of the Father is to bring Heaven to earth. Therefore, seek the Kingdom of God real and manifest before your very eyes. Now this is a big picture! The Kingdom of God is not only a word, but a powerful reality. You as a believer bring the King, and with our King comes a vast entourage of the Kingdom of God with Him, and the vast and limitless Provisions of Heaven. The shift that the Spirit is speaking to you this very day, is to come out of small thinking and step into the thinking of Heaven. Allow the Spirit of God to open your eyes to all that is set right here and now before you.
One can tell you about these things, but allow and give place for the Spirit to speak of these things alive in your soul; for this is the way of the Kingdom of God, this is the way of the church. The believer’s life being established on the ‘Rock’ of the Spirit speaking, revealing, and making flesh that of which is in Heaven; unto the heart, the mind, and the flesh of man (John 16:14-15). This is how it was in the Beginning, this is now the life of the one born of God, and like the wind (John 3:8) such a person is not held under the constraints of the education and instruction of this life, but is continually ministered unto by the Heart, the Mind, and the Spirit of God.
This is the value of going aside into the secret place, this is the value of the heart set upon praise and delight in the Lord, and a heart that earnestly seeks the Presence of God. For God, Himself, opens your eyes so that you can see all that is for you. “To he who has an ear let him hear!”
It’s one thing when Scripture tells you that you are throned with Christ Jesus, but another thing altogether when God makes it a living reality for you here and now. That is the desired transition; the manifestation of Heaven being your normal daily experience, as a child born from Above; living here alien in this world.
This is part of the Good Soil; the stepping through the cares and desires of this life, the stepping through the ridicule and the persecution of the devil, and the stepping through a hardness of heart and believing enough to seek the Person of Jesus. Believing enough to praise Him and inquire of Him just like as a little child (Ps. 8:2). In turning your heart unto the Lord and delighting yourself in Him, and allowing the ministering Delight of the Lord to come rest upon you this very moment, in Jesus Name.
It’s one thing calling Jesus Lord, that is easy, but living and acting as though He is Lord and King … that is another story altogether.
Your calling in Christ Jesus is to bring Heaven to earth, and your capacity in Him is to do the same through the Spirit and Grace of the Lord. Therefore, the Spirit is saying to you this very day, seek the Presence of Heaven upon your life, and Heaven will come and this regardless of the hopelessness that is set before you. You serve an amazing God, therefore make Jesus King of your life and behold the Wonder, the Splendour, and the Glory of the Lord. This gift is held within the heart of each and every believer, therefore set your heart upon the Lord.
What the world needs is not just you talking about God, but you bringing Heaven, you bringing the Kingdom of God in very real and definite terms. This is the value of the secret place; your intimacy built up in the Lord just as it was in the life of Christ Jesus (John 1:18). And just as Joshua, you too will lead multitudes into the Promises of God and their Destiny in the Lord.
A heart of praise is a most powerful realm, and when you speak something powerful is released. A heart of praise is this: that right in the midst of things you live in continual enjoyment of Christ Jesus sitting on the throne of your life, and His angels singing in your midst. Living in open delight and pleasure of Christ Jesus, your King, sitting in Ruling Authority in your life. Now that’s cool. Understand your job and your assignment in the Kingdom, it is to bring Heaven on earth, starting with your own life. Understand this: you bring Heaven here, now, today, and most manifest. The Spirit of God is saying to you this day, “shift your thinking”.
Give your life unto the Lord this day … give Him full ownership of your life and when you speak you will see the Hand of God move.
OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence – As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil – to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! When You did terrible things which we did not expect, You came down; the mountains quaked at Your presence. For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him. (Isaiah 64:1-4 AMPC)
God rends the Heavens not because you are a believer, but because you earnestly wait upon the Lord.
The power that is in the culture of turning aside to wait upon the Lord, seeking Him out of pure love and longing of heart for Him. That, as a little child of the Lord God Almighty, you seek His Face from within the secret places of your soul, ‘earnestly waiting’ upon the Lord and seeing Heaven opened. That the Father would ‘rend the heavens’ and His Presence would come down ‘showing Himself active and strong on your behalf’.
In your seated position with the Lord speak and declare Life! Speak and declare Spirit! From where your spirit, your soul, and your mind abides … speak (Ez. 37). In Christ Jesus your words carry a weight upon them, something is released when you speak. Abiding in the Delight of the Lord and Resting here, drawing deeply of the Waters that flow from the Throne of the Lamb (Rev. 22:1). In a heart of perpetual Praise, given you of the Lord, your words carry immense and immeasurable weight (John 15:16). Though looking at you, in appearance, you look like an ordinary man or woman, nothing necessarily special about you at all. And just as Jesus, Himself, there was nothing unique or special about Him (John 1:10), not even His natural brothers recognising anything about Him (John 7:5). And yet the vastness of Him was in continual commune and dialogue with the vastness of God.
So though you may be one who is in appearance of lowly stature, allow Heaven to richly adorn and alight upon you, as you, yourself, abide in the Presence of the Lord. It is the godless who desire to dress themselves in fine appearance in the eyes of others, but it is the Anointed who are dressed in the Glory of God. It may be that you feel as like an unworthy dog, even feeling unworthy to approach the Father, but that is a devil. I tell you the truth, in Christ Jesus, you have been clothed from on High and have full rights to approach Him whenever, wherever, and in how much you, yourself, may desire. Come then and love the Lord, delight in Him, and praise Him in and through all things; and it will be He, then, who shifts your vision and seats you in such honour at the Table of the Lord.
The Lord has purposed in His heart for you to live under an Open Heaven. That you and I no longer live under the constraints or the economy of this world. That as you seek the Lord, seeking to be closer in Him and seeking to give Him your life and come under His Tutorship; Heaven begins to be increasingly active in your life because you have given Heaven full rights.
As in the life of Joshua, the secret place is the catalyst of great change. Whereby you begin to carry the Anointing and Glory of God and lead multitudes into the Promises of God and their Destiny in Him, in Jesus Name.
Pray this prayer with me. ‘Lord, I pray that you may continue to give me eyes that see and ears that hear, even as this young man mentioned here in Scripture. I recognise what the Spirit is saying to the churches, I recognise what the Spirit is saying to me. Please help there be a great shift in me. You always said to the disciples, “whoever has ears let them hear”; Lord I hear and I dearly wish to hear and receive all the more. Lord, the implications of what I am hearing today is vast and immeasurable, I deeply welcome you, I deeply welcome what you desire to impart in me. Please cause a deep shift in my soul, as for me I shift my thinking. I hunger for my eyes be opened and my ears able to hear. I don’t fully understand how man has their ears closed, but I know the Spirit of God opens them to the heart that is hungry. I am hungry, Lord, I am hungry, please come in Jesus Name. Amen’.