But Thomas, sometimes called the Twin, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, “We saw the Master.” But he said, “Unless I see the nail holes in his hands, put my finger in the nail holes, and stick my hand in his side, I won’t believe it.” Eight days later, his disciples were again in the room. This time Thomas was with them. Jesus came through the locked doors, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he focused his attention on Thomas. “Take your finger and examine my hands. Take your hand and stick it in my side. Don’t be unbelieving. Believe.” (John 20:25-27)
I’ve learned a little heavenly secret over the years- the law of FOCUS
The secret is this: a truth that you focus on and value starts to appear in your life. What has weight in your heart begins to move around you. What you desire and begin to engage with is what begins to function through you. In other words you are able to pull on certain realities when you desire them by faith and then they begin to happen in your world. Faith pulls the seen into the unseen.
Jesus put it like this: And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive (Mat 21:22). Or to put it another way: Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart (Ps 37:4)
I believe there is a God given desire in this generation to blur the boundaries from heaven to earth like no other has before
I keep asking – How much of heaven can we have? How much of heaven can we see? Can we meet with Jesus and angels everyday in a real present sense?
Prophet Bob Jones has said an amazing statement – that his ceiling – his top level of experience and revelation is supposed to be this new generations floor. In other words his height is our new starting point. Now that is an amazing statement if you think about it. Bob experiences the supernatural a few times a day. He has been to heaven many times, seen Jesus face to face, predicted with accuracy the future, walked with numerous varieties of angels. This demands a response!
So I can’t help myself. I refuse to live in less than we are permitted to have. Bill Johnson (Bethel USA) said something that shook me up the other day. He said that when we get to heaven one of the great surprises will be how much was available on the earth that we did not tap into. Kind of scary really! Provokes me. Recently the Lord spoke to me and said that I’m only walking in 40% of where I should be at this stage in my life. I’ve got some catching up to do!
It’s time! It’s time to hear God, see heaven, walk with angels, manifest a greater authority and power than ever before. It’s time to see the restoration of all things. It’s time for acceleration and change and breakthrough. It’s time to see Jesus.
I’d like to end today’s thoughts with a great story – something that really happened. It’s from Francis of Assisi, one of my favourite mystics. It’s a time when Jesus came in Person to meet with them. Maybe this will happen to you soon? I believe for some it will.
History CRIES OUT for us to BELIEVE for such things
“Once in the beginning of his ministry, St. Francis and his companions were gathered together to speak of Christ. He, in fervour of Spirit, commanded one of them that, in the name of God, he should open his mouth and speak of God, that which the Holy Spirit inspired in him. Now, while the friar was fulfilling the commandment and was discoursing marvellously of God, St. Francis imposed silence upon him and bade another friar speak in like manner. He yielding obedience and discoursing subtly of God, St. Francis, in like manner, imposed silence upon him and commanded a third to speak of God. In his turn, he began to speak so profoundly of the secret things of God that with certainty St. Francis knew that he, like the other two spoke through inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This also was shown by example and be a clear sign because, while they were thus speaking, Christ the blessed appeared in the midst of them in the likeness and form of a youth, exceedingly beautiful, and blessing them, filled them all with so much grace and sweetness, that they were all taken out of themselves and lay like dead men, wholly insensible to the things of this world.”
Immobilised by Love! This is the Mystic Realm – Really experiencing God.
On the Quest, Justin Abraham