Acceleration in the Glory of God
The Lord showed me recently in an encounter how time is running out and eternity is rushing in! In this experience I began to understand how, in the Book of Amos, the plowman could overtake the reaper—the eternal realm was literally overtaking time in the natural! As the body of Christ, we are standing at the threshold of a new era—the brink of a new age. The power for acceleration is in the timeless realm of God's Glory! When the realm of the Glory of God moves into the realm of the natural, there comes a great acceleration for miracles, healings, signs and wonders, and the release of creative power. Nearly 2,000 years ago, the author of the book of Hebrews exhorted the Jewish Christians to leave the elementary teachings and principles about Christ; urging them to press forward into maturity (see Hebrews 6:1). Friends, today I urge you, to come before the very throne of God with boldness and confidence—stepping into maturity—as you encounter new realms of the Glory of God.
These are the days when the Glory of God is being revealed in, and through, the body of Christ. The Glory of this latter house will truly be greater than the former (see Haggai 2:9). There is a corporate remnant, an overcoming body of believers, a Rising Glory Generation that will rise to new levels of kingly authority, and administrate the dominion of the Kingdom of God with great power, as it steps into the fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ. This remnant is the new man coming forth in the earth. We are about to see the full manifestation of the resurrection power of Jesus, as this body rises to maturity!
In order for us to step into spiritual maturity, I believe it's essential that we first learn how to cultivate an atmosphere of God's presence in our individual lives through devotion, prayer, holiness, and humility. Secondly, we must learn how to corporately usher in the cloud of glory through high praise, worship, and faith. And thirdly, for us to step into maturity, we must learn how to operate in, and from, the realm of glory. This means receiving revelation by faith, through vision and imagination while in the glory, and also speaking and declaring the word of God from the realm of glory. In this article I'll primarily cover the last two: corporately cultivating an atmosphere of glory, and operating from the realm of glory.
Seeds of Destiny are Ready For Reaping
The Lord has shown me that we are in this time of acceleration; we have stepped into Amos 9:13—"...the plowman will overtake the reaper." All of eternity is pouring into the present causing us to accelerate forward. Seeds that have been sown in the past, seeds of destiny, both good and evil, are full-grown and ready for reaping. As the realm of eternity is meshed with the present, we are witnessing a culmination of events—loose ends are being tied up before the return of Christ. Things that would normally take ten years to happen will only take ten months—even ten weeks! There is a rapid maturity taking place in the body of Christ as the cloud of His presence descends and blankets us corporately. This season is not simply coming—it is here!
Right now, through the Glory, God is releasing mandates, mantles, and miracles—the spirits of might and multiplication are being poured out on the believing body of Christ all over the earth, for the purpose of world harvest. In these days we will witness unparalleled demonstrations of the Kingdom of Power and Glory. Additionally, in this time, the Lord is requiring that His people be set apart for His plans and purposes—extreme obedience and passionate purity are essential. Lifestyles of radical worship and faith are the fuels that will ignite revival fires among this generation—a people wholly consumed with, and consecrated in, the fiery presence of the living Christ.
The Cloud of Glory and the Anointing that Covers
Many don't understand this, but there is a difference between the anointing and the glory. In the anointing healings occur, but it's more on an individual level. The minister prays for someone and they're healed, then moving to the next, he prays, they're healed, and so on. The minster is operating in the healing anointing which covers him, and he releases it to the people.
The glory cloud, however, is like a covering or a canopy that blankets the people—they all get touched. When the cloud of glory is present, there is direct contact with heaven—revelation increases, the seer realm is opened, gifts are activated, and miracles happen all over.
The Realm of Glory is Timeless and Holds Creative Power
When God speaks we become impregnated with His words. As time passes, that word grows and develops—eventually causing us to give birth to that specific promise. However, when God's word is spoken in the realm of glory, the time it takes for the word to grow and mature is reduced to only a few moments—we see the promise instantly. This happens because the realm of glory is the timeless, eternal realm where God is.
When God created Adam he was timeless, ageless, eternal, and set into a timeless environment: God's glory. Man was not designed to be sick or to die, but to live in the glory of God—the realm of timelessness.
Healings happen over a period of time. Miracles, however, are instantaneous. It's not hard to believe that God causes our hair and fingernails to grow, and for our body to go through the natural progression of replenishing and replacing cells; this happens daily. An injury that would normally take weeks or months to be healed will be restored instantly when touched by God's glory. Time is actually made to serve those who know and understand their rights as citizens of heaven. When we experience the glory realm we are experiencing timelessness.
The realm of glory also holds creative power. When coming into contact with God's glory, creative power can be released for creative miracles to take place. A creative miracle is not something broke being fixed, healed, or revived. A creative miracle is when something new is actually created in place of the old. We've seen many creative miracles take place when the glory cloud manifests: new eyeballs, new eardrums, hearts recreated, legs grown out, etc.
Unlocking the Realm of Glory: Vision, Imagination, and Faith
There are keys that we need to employ to unlock the realm of glory, such as vision, imagination, and faith.
It's essential that we begin to see things in the realm of faith, and out of the realm of faith. Without faith we can't hear what God is saying. Faith operates from a higher law than the natural laws of matter, space, and time. The person of faith believes and speaks from the eternal realm of the now, releasing the unseen realm of glory into the natural.
The imagination is one of the primary characteristics of the creative side of God. God imagined everything He created, before He actually created it. He thought about it first, and then spoke it into existence. We too were made in His image, but first lived in His imagination. "Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them" (Psalm 139:16). To see into the realm of the supernatural we must be able to envision, imagine, and perceive the realms of glory through faith; allowing us to become intimately acquainted with Him and His ways.
Getting in the Glory: Faith, High Praise, and Worship
Many times while ministering in a corporate setting I'll start with praise and worship—this brings the anointing. From there I'll minister under the anointing seeing healings and miracles. When people begin to praise the Lord and give Him glory for the miracles, the faith level begins to rise. Faith and high praise will usher in the glory cloud creating an ideal atmosphere for greater miracles. As the people's expectation increases, so does the glory.
We must learn to cooperate in forming the cloud of glory by participating with all of our being—dancing, shouting, and singing with all of our heart releases the glory and the Kingdom of God within us and mixes with the glory in the atmosphere. When we do this, we are partnering with heaven to create the glory cloud. Praise higher! Worship Him with all your might like David did. Your worship will create the cloud of His presence and then He will come in all of His glory!
Let Go of the Old—Press into the New
Many will not accept this new cloud of glory. They will evaluate it and give their stamp of disapproval; they will discourage others from diverting to this type of unrestrained worship. We will need to make decisions about where we want to go. Are we hungry for God? Will we pursue Him no matter how it looks or what it costs? When Jesus came to earth and performed miracles, signs, and wonders He said, "Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me" (Luke 7:23). I don't care how the cloud of His presence comes or what it looks like, as long as He keeps coming. We must be willing to loose our grasp of the old and reach out for the new. The glory altogether is new. People tend to be comfortable talking about the anointing—the manifest realm of glory, however, is new terrain the corporate body of Christ is beginning to trek into. God is offering this Rising Glory Generation new dimensions of glory—we're going to touch places no generation before us has gone.
We were birthed from this realm of glory and it's where we should feel the most comfortable—the most fulfilled. Moreover, when we worship God and give Him praise, we are fulfilling our very purpose—our destiny. In this place of glory your past sees your future and realizes it can't go where you are heading—it looses its grip on you. When we step into the glory, we are experiencing the future, we taste the eternal—our past simply falls away.
As we step into the cloud of glory, we are stepping into the realm of all things are possible. We cannot go to a worship service thinking God is going to do something new while we hang onto the old—it doesn't work that way. We need to worship God in the now and minister to Him in the new. We need fresh expectation—fresh faith. God is demanding that we operate by His principles—we must align ourselves with this new move and let go of the old.
It's impossible for the old schools of thought to mix with the renewed mindset of this Glory Generation. This new paradigm shift is being brought forth and backed up by the revelation and manifestation of the glory of God by the Holy Spirit. This will not come about in a conventional manner, but rather by a corporate body of believers who are connected to the Head of the body, which is Christ. Each person is a living stone that will make up a beautiful spiritual house, with Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone (see I Peter 2:5; Ephesians 2:20-22).
Faith is the Spirit Language of Heaven
We have access to God by faith. Faith is a higher law than the natural laws. By faith we can bypass space and time; stepping into the timeless realm. Faith is the door between the natural and supernatural dimensions—without faith we can't enter the spiritual realm—without faith we can't even please God (see Hebrews 11:6)! It's essential that our faith level rises.
Faith operates from the Spirit of Revelation. When we believe and decree by faith, we are reaching out of the natural realm of limited matter into the spiritual realm of unlimited creative resources. Faith is the language that moves the realm of glory. The natural man doesn't understand this language, nor can he (see I Corinthians 2:14). The fallen mind of man doesn't know or understand that he is living below his created potential.
After the fall, God gave man faith to lift him so he could see into the unseen realm and have hope. When Adam fell, he was banished from the realm of glory and unable to see the place from where he came. But God in His love gave him faith so he could see and have hope of returning from where he fell. Without faith, he would have died. Likewise, we access our home of glory as we pull on it by faith. The faith realm supersedes the lower realm. We must get high in order to have authority over the low. God is calling this Glory Generation to go higher than we've ever been before.
"Now Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]." -Hebrews 11:1 AMP
Notice the word that this verse begins with: Now. When the glory cloud appears, by faith we have the authority to decree "Now!" and the substance from the supernatural realm will manifest and materialize in the natural. For this to happen, it takes knowing God by revelation which ignites the faith to produce the substance of a miracle.
The nature of God is faith, so without faith it's impossible to please God. Faith must become who we are or God's glory can not abide with us. When we fall back on our fallen Adamic nature we cut ourselves off from our Life-Source. Sin weakens faith, and when unrepentant of it, faith will eventually cease to operate completely. Scripture says that God will beautify the humble (see Psalm 149:4 AMP). When we humble ourselves we are able to step into the place from where we fell and operate from that glorious realm.
Miracles are of this higher dimension and are not influenced by time. Faith is a higher law that exists out of time and operates from the law of higher truth not based on fact. The truth is by His stripes you are healed, but the fact is your sick. Which is dominant, truth or fact? Because truth is from the higher realm of God's presence and promise, it exceedingly triumphs over fact, human intellect, and reasoning—you are healed!
Faith is like a tuner in a radio. A tuner picks up the radio waves in the atmosphere and releases them as sound in the natural. When we tune into the frequency of heaven by faith, we can pull back through time and space the new sounds and matter from the realm of the Kingdom. We are radios that are able to speak and decree the sounds of heaven on earth.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven. -Matthew 16:19 AMP
Supernatural matter will only be loosed on the earth in the faith realm if it is already loosed in the glory realm. It's necessary for us to understand the nature and ways of God, as well as the spiritual Kingdom laws that govern the universe, if we want to operate in the supernatural.
Operating in the Glory—New Faith Realms
The church is about to enter a new realm of faith where we are going to see an increase in the miraculous. In this place of faith there will be opportunity for us to learn how to operate in the realm of glory. In order for us to do this, it's first necessary that we understand a little bit about the realm of the spirit in correlation with the natural realm.
The physical world was created and birthed from the spiritual realm. Everything in the natural was birthed from a realm we cannot detect with our natural senses. Like we talked about earlier, the natural man cannot receive the things of the spirit—therefore, it's our spirits that are able to sense, recognize, and experience the spiritual realm. It's your spirit man that receives revelation from the spirit realm. Supernatural substance is constantly being released between these two realms; both the natural and the spiritual.
The reason we don't see more supernatural flow manifesting from heaven is because we aren't discerning what God is releasing. If we have our senses opened we will be able to see what is coming from the realm of glory. We can take what we see and decree it—this will frame it in time and it will manifest in the natural. The dilemma that people often run into is by the time they see into the realm of glory and act on it, the window of opportunity has closed. Then they have to open it up again through praise and thanksgiving.
As we worship we are creating the cloud of glory. As we praise God the atmosphere will thicken and become spiritually heavy. It's here, when the spiritual climate is right, that we can speak into the cloud of glory and see a release of miracles.
There are both physical and spiritual requirements for releasing the miraculous. If we don't speak, nothing will happen. If the cloud isn't present, nothing will happen. We need the cloud of glory present, and we need to speak into it. It's time for us to switch gears and begin to operate in spiritual understanding and revelation.
In the natural world we learn by gathering information with our five senses. In the spirit realm we gain revelation with our spiritual senses. Revelation is nothing more than the revealed mechanics of God that enables us to think and operate from the supernatural dimension. We must stop questioning God. Instead of always looking for logical answers to natural problems, why don't we respond to God in faith? As we do we will ascend into higher levels of glory and see a greater manifestation of the miraculous.
Worship is Key for Manifesting the Glory—Releasing the New Song
I've often been in meetings where the songs that are being sung have long outlived their day. Don't get me wrong, at one time they had power and carried revelation and a weighty anointing, but they've become familiar and stale. In these services rarely will there be a fresh release from heaven because the atmosphere that's being created is not filled with faith, passion, and fresh revelation. People just get stuck in song mode.
Our worship is the key to bringing the new sounds and realms of glory into the earth. It's the song of the Lord that flows from His heart through ours. As we worship we usher in streams of heaven that change the atmosphere in which we live. As we join together and our worship intensifies, it will lift us into another realm—the glory realm!
The new sound that is being released is the sound of His voice riding on the praises of His people. God sings His song through us; releasing the sound of heaven on earth. The angels listen for the new sound; when they hear it, they come from other nations just to worship. All of heaven and earth long to worship and see what God may reveal next. Anyone can worship—but not everyone will worship with the new song of God. Until we sing the new song, the greater realm of the Spirit will not be released in our midst.
There is a song in our spirits that can take us to new places in the glory realm. Nobody can do it for us; we need to do it ourselves. When we release the song that lies dormant in our spirits it will lift into a greater glory of His presence.
The new song is the now song. It's the prophetic, word of the Lord song that must be sung. The angels search for the aroma that is released from the new song, drawing them like bees to a flower. When they come they begin to stir the atmosphere of glory and help release the miraculous. The devil, however, hates when we step over into the new song. He is powerless against it and is locked out of the glory as the high praises are released.
I've been in worship services where the cloud becomes so thick that a golden hue begins to form in the atmosphere. I've even been privileged to capture the glory cloud on video. I've seen many photos, but rarely have I seen the cloud on film. When God's people hold back their praises, it doesn't seed the heavens for the much needed glory rain!
Many people get caught in asking God to rend the heavens and come down. They cry and call out to God for a visitation when all the while God is saying, "You come up here!" The heavens are open—Jesus has already cleared the way for us to access the Father. "You come to Me!" Our praises rise like incense to the Lord drawing Him to us. Our praise goes up and the glory comes down.
As we sing the new song, God releases His Word which brings the framework of heaven into the now. This is why spontaneous supernatural explosions of glory manifest when His presence is in the room. The superior realm of heaven literally collides with the inferior, natural realm of earth, causing the inferior dimension to be instantly affected and changed. Anything that is inferior in the presence of God will be changed! This is why it's mandatory that we change the way we worship. We need to learn what brings heaven—the old ways just won't cut it. Only the high praises of God will release the new dimensions we long for.