We Are Surrounded!

Series: The Mystery; An Administration Suitable

Sunday 4thNovember 2018 – Kobus Swart

Hos. 6:3; (John 5:17); Ps. 139:16; (Heb. 10:20; Matt. 27:50-51); (Ps. 24:1); (2 Pet. 1:4); (Gen. 4:26); Heb. 11:5-6, 39-40; Heb. 12:1 (Passion); (Matt. 6:10); (John 3:13); (Heb. 2:10); Jude 14; (Eph. 1:10); (Eph. 2:6); Gen. 3:24

We are surrounded! I want this truth to find entry into your heart and spirit-man. When victories of past generations go unoccupied, they become the platform from which the enemy mocks the victories of the past generation. Worse yet, those unoccupied territories become the military encampment from which the enemy launches an assault on the people of God to erase from their memories their inherited victories. This has been a disease in the body of Christ, the Church, in the last 2000 years. When we back off from the standard that God has set, we literally invite the devourer to destroy. However, this does not mean that we must study old road maps forever. In many cases roadmaps point to where God has been. We are going to exchange roadmaps for a COMPASS! A compass never takes you backwards; a compass keeps you on true North. So let us know, let us press onto know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth (Hos. 6:3). 

Without coming to rest, we will not be able to embrace the next season. Rest does not mean inactivity. God is in rest but God is not inactive (John 5:17). Rest is a condition of the inner man, the heart. It has to have an impact on the mind because the mind is where things go wrong. Intimacy with God will hardly be possible without coming into rest. We cannot come into intimacy with God in a busy, stressful life, full of even religious activity. Without intimacy, you will come to the meetings out of habit on a Sunday. If rest and intimacy are absorbed in your heart, you will be ready to hear what is going to open up soon. We are surrounded by the Cloud of witnesses! It means that we have to untie ourselves from the frequency of this earth so we can become who we are in Christ. 

The era we have known has been over for quite a while. However long each one of us still have (because our lives are ascribed in the book – Ps. 139:16), we should not waste any more time with old road maps. I want to enter and go through the “veil”. There is a veil, which has actually,   provisionally, been torn in Christ (Heb. 10:20; Matt. 27:50-51). Unfortunately, most of the preaching in the Church has strengthened that veil so that we remain tied to the frequency of this earth. Yes, we know that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof (Ps. 24:1), but there is a frequency we do not need to be trapped in. That frequency was established after the fall in the Garden of Eden, when people began to call on the name of the Lord (Gen. 4:26), whereas before that Adam and Eve had a daily intimate life with God.  

I hope this word will activate a new, intense desire in your hearts for intimacy with God who is Spirit, who is light, who is love – a desire with expectation. If you really desire, you will prepare yourself to receive. 

There is actually only one family of God in heaven and on earth (Eph. 3:15). And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect (Heb. 11:39-40 & Heb. 12:1) These verses connect those two families into one family. We are surrounded! The family in heaven is actually incomplete without the family which is still this side of lifeLook what happened to Enoch:By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up, he was pleasing to God. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him (Heb. 11:5-6). Enoch had an intimate walk with God. He was pleasing to God. Enoch prophesied. It was not recorded in the Old Testament but in Jude 14. It was in the seventh generation from Adam that Enoch prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones”. Lord, help us to open up to the next level, the next dimension.

Thy kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:10). Jesus was in heaven on earth (John 3:13 See Passion as well as YLT). For Jesus the veil did not exist. He is the pattern Son. And don’t forget – He came to bring many sons to glory! (Heb. 2:10). 

As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us (Heb. 12:1 – Passion). Do you want to qualify for this new dimension? Hear the word of the Lord! Let go of every wound. Let go because it is tying you down in the frequency of this earth. Run this race without weights! Keep your compass before you! Do not lose direction! 

So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life(Gen. 3:24). What was the purpose of the cherubim? The purpose was to guard the way to the tree of life. Adam and Eve were not allowed to go back. That way to the tree of life has been opened by Jesus Christ Himself who became the WAY! 

There is going to be a new heaven and a new earth. There was a different frequency in the Garden of Eden from the frequency outside. Everything in the universe has frequencies. In every cell in your body and in every atom, there is a frequency. Jesus is the Way back to that intimate relationship with the Father that Adam and Eve had. We need to open up to something fresh, something new. Do not follow the way of the ‘New Age’ and other Eastern religions. They have tried to leave the frequency of this earth, but they have not done it through Jesus, who is the only way. The problem with Christianity is that we have become suspicious of the word ‘mysticism’. I have a new definition for it, the mystery is called ‘Christ’ and we are called to be administrators of the mystery of Christ. God is looking for an administration suitable (Eph. 1:10). That means we have to break loose from old patterns. Do you want to stay tied to this earth and this space that you can feel and understand? Trust the Lord, spend time with Him; come into rest. Break into a whole new relationship with God. Although we are in this world we are not of this world. We are born from above and are actually seated with Him in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). We need to wake up to that truth! We are surrounded! They who are in the cloud, they who surround us are not made perfect without us (Heb. 11:40).