The Bible's most breathtaking miracles were often the result of another realm being manifested in the earth. Those who represent the kingdom of God act in an official capacity as fully authorized ambassadors of the King in all His glory. Wherever they go, a supernatural zone of power and glory transforms the space around them.
Jesus had fully commissioned the burgeoning New Testament church with the weight of the kingdom. His followers went about demonstrating the power of the kingdom (Mark 16:20). When they did so, they were functioning from a higher dimension.
A dimension is not a time but a space and location. Our life on earth is marked and measured by times and seasons. God provides insight and wisdom concerning the prophetic season we are in. Rightly discerning the times is a prophetic gift, but a dimension is something altogether different. It is a space, a place and a location. When we were born again, we were born not into a season but into a dimension.
The Bible speaks of the kingdom as a realm, a place, a reality, not as a time. In John 3:5, Jesus says, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." In this verse, "entry" does not refer to a time or a season but a place. Through the gateway of salvation, we move into the space of the kingdom. As we come into proper understanding of the weight and reality of the kingdom, we are able to subdue the forces of hell at work in the earth realm.
We have been translated or transferred from one place to another (Col. 1:13-14). We have been relocated from one realm to another. We have moved from one dimension to another. Jesus, through His sacrifice at the cross, paid our debts fully and transferred us from the domain—the rulership and authority—of darkness into His marvelous power and rule! We are now fully active citizens of the kingdom, called to dwell in a new dimension.
Ephesians 2:6 (ESV) says God has seated us "with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." In this verse, the word "heavenly" is the Greek word epouranios, which means "heavenly, celestial, in the heavenly sphere, the sphere of spiritual activities; met: divine, spiritual." "Places" in this context means "in, on or among." Again, it denotes a location. The picture is that we have been removed from the kingdom, or place, of darkness and brought into the space, or place, of the kingdom of God. Again, this is speaking of a realm, not a time or season.
The Bible declares that Christ is at the right hand of God (Col. 3:1-3). This is a location, a destination inside of the heavenly dimension. We are told to put our minds on the things in that dimension. This instruction contains a power key! Meditating on the reality of the kingdom as well as Christ's position in the kingdom and our existence in Him taps realms of power and glory.
Meditation creates access points. This is true in both the good and the bad sense. For example, when we meditate upon defeat, fear or bondage, we become overwhelmed by negative emotions, unclean atmospheres and demonic plans. Our inner thought life guides our decisions, our emotions and our life trajectories (Phil. 4:8).
We often miss the benefit, blessing and power of heavenly spheres because our minds are much too earthly. Perhaps you have heard someone say, "You are so heavenly minded that you are of no earthly good." This statement is often expressed referring to those who seem ineffective in natural living and assignments. But it facilitates a lie. A truly heavenly minded person is extremely powerful.
John G. Lake said, "That is only one of the living facts of what Christianity is: the divine power of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit, filling a man's soul and body, flashing through his nature like holy flame, accomplishing the will of God."
The Glory Realm
Glory is the atmosphere (the space) around the throne. The call to glory is a mantle of proximity. Walking in glory requires abundant revelation of the nearness of God.
I love the glory realm! The sweet incense of intimacy is experienced in the glory realm. The fragrance of God's presence is manifest in the glory realm. Angels dwell in the glory realm. Unusual, shocking things take place in the glory realm. Authentic glory does not just give you an unusual experience; it brings unusual freedom to your life.
Psalm 105:37-45 is one of my favorite glory passages in the Bible. God led His kids out of slavery and bondage with a cloud and fire. This realm of authentic glory brings forth uncommon deliverance. As the glory of God enters a space, demonic bondages fall like a stack of dominoes. This is the picture of what God does in the glory realm.
In the glory realm, they were led out! There are people rising in the glory realm who will follow the cloud and fire to bring their generation out of bondage, disease, fear and darkness, and into the glory of God.
In the glory, the people of Israel found supernatural health and life. Miracles and healing are common in the glory realm. There was also provision and financial miracles; Israel was loaded down with silver and gold! The glory will bring economy into your life. The glory cloud covered them, and the fire led them. We need both the fire and the glory. We need the cloud of God's peace and presence, but we also need the burning fire that purifies us and baptizes us. Glory is multifaceted! Go for uncommon and unusual realms of glory.
Glory overrides the report of man and releases the authority of heaven. Glory does not just bend natural law; it defies it! Tumors disappear in the glory. Cells are literally changed in the glory. When you enter the glory, you exit the limitations of earth.
We are not called just to seek the glory; we are called to carry and release the glory. The glory is a part of who we are. We are glory carriers. Where we go, the glory of God goes! As Ruth Ward Heflin wrote in her book Revival Glory, "When you discover things that seem to contribute to the glory, do those things more; and when you find things that seem to diminish the glory, stop doing them. It's as simple as that."
God wants to cover the whole earth with His glory (Hab. 2:14). He wants the glory to reign over the nations. Our job description is to uncover, unlock, explore and release the realms of glory. We are called to teach nations about glory. We are called to bring people out of bondage and into glory.
The glory is in us! It is part of our new nature. We are called to manifest the glory (2 Cor. 3:12-18). As manifest sons of God, glory is our inheritance. We should decree glory. Expect glory, and pray for more revelation of the glory (Ex. 40:34-35).
God spoke to Moses from the midst of the cloud of glory. This is what God desires to do in our day. He wants to speak to kingdom leaders from the midst of the cloud. He wants to bring them into glory realms so they carry the breath of the glory to the people of God. He wants to bring them forth as ambassadors of the glory.
Jesus was conceived in glory. The Hebrew word in Luke 1:35 for "overshadow" was often used in connection with the cloud in the Old Testament. God is the glory in the midst of His people (Zech. 2:5). Jesus was received up in the cloud (Acts 1:9).
Jesus was conceived and sent into the world in glory, and then the Father received Him back to heaven in glory. Wherever you find Jesus, you find the glory. If we have been with Jesus, then we have been in the glory realm. We will manifest the glory of God. We will manifest the fire of God. We will manifest the cloud of His presence.
The Miracle Realm
There is a miracle dimension. In this space, natural law is subjected to the law and authority of God. In this dimension, blind eyes open. In this dimension, crooked limbs are made straight. In this dimension, bondage falls away. In this dimension, financial turnarounds happen suddenly.
The disciples were charged to minister from the dimension of the miraculous. As ambassadors of the kingdom, they were instructed not just to articulate but also to demonstrate (Matt. 10:5-8). Ministering from the position of kingdom jurisdiction and authority releases a strong flow of the miraculous. When we know who we are, we are able to manifest the power of God. Miracles are connected to identity.
In Mark 5:38-43, Jesus miraculously heals the daughter of a man named Jairus. When Jesus addressed Jairus' daughter, He saw the girl as asleep, not dead. We know that in the natural realm the girl was dead. So what was taking place here? What was Jesus doing? How was Jesus moving? What was Jesus thinking?
I believe Jesus was speaking from another dimension. He was subduing one reality with another reality. This is in essence the conversion of two spiritual forces—the prophetic anointing and the spirit of faith, which are married together and function as forces in the kingdom of God.
Faith sees the thing as finished. Faith aggressively demands that the promises of God be fulfilled (Matt. 11:12). Faith pleases God (Heb. 11:6). It is important to note that anytime you please God, you will receive from Him.
The prophetic anointing operates in a dimension that is not bound by earthly time or limits. It functions in the unlimited, all-knowing nature of God. Prophets and prophetic people speak that which has been revealed by the mouth and mind of God. By faith they see a thing before it manifests, and they pull it into the earth realm. Think of Elijah and the rain (1 Kings 18). He saw it, he spoke it and he birthed it.
Jesus saw into a space beyond physical death. He was in a realm where grieving was not the ultimate reality. He had to shift the current space to align with the reality of the spirit realm. He was simply speaking forth what He saw.
This is the convergence of faith and the prophetic in action. It is the ability to see into another reality, to subdue that which is in the earth realm by that which is known in the heavenly realm. What was the result? The girl was raised from the dead! The natural dimension was swallowed up by the miracle dimension. The word of the Lord canceled the plans of hell.
I remember a time when a family came to me at the altar while I was ministering to the sick. They shared a very negative report that had been given to their loved one. As they spoke, I began to loudly proclaim, "No, no, no ... heaven says no!" It burst forth from my spirit with an uncommon velocity and intensity. I just knew what God was saying.
I broke free from the realm that I was standing in and even the words that I was speaking. I spoke from another space and dimension. I spoke outside of my own human mind. My lips were overtaken with heaven's decree and plan. The miracle power of God began to flow, and healing came forth. The healing came because I was not moved by what I heard in the natural realm. The natural reality was overtaken by the reality of the spirit realm. God totally healed that child by His power and glory! Healing came because we bypassed the earth realm and cooperated with the heavenly realm. This is vital in the administration of the miraculous.
Miracles should not be uncommon in the ekklesia but a common, regular occurrence. Miracles are the fruit and evidence of our position in the kingdom. There are several gateways that bring the miracle realm into the earthly realm:
Faith: This is one of the strongest and most consistent gateways. As we partner with the word of the Lord and stand in faith, we crack open the miracle realm.
Acts of obedience: When the Lord stirs our hearts to action, and we move, kingdom results are unlocked. This was the case with the four lepers who decided to take action in 2 Kings 7:3 (MEV), asking, "Why are we sitting here until we die?"
Angelic assistance: Psalm 34:7 tells us, "The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them." Angels of the Lord are on assignment to minister to the people of God. In 2 Kings 6:17, Elisha prayed for his servant to see the armies of angels surrounding the city. When God opened Elisha's eyes, he saw the angel armies! God also sent an angel to assist Daniel in the lion's den by shutting the mouths of the lions, working a miracle of protection and deliverance (Dan. 6:22).
Decrees: Speak the Word only.
Atmospheres: Set the atmosphere and tone for the miraculous to take place.
Impartations: Impartations, such as prayer cloths, can serve as gateways to the miraculous (Rom. 1:11; Acts 19:11–12).
Gifts of the Spirit: The gifts of the Spirit—including prophecy, the word of wisdom, the working of miracles and the gifts of healing and faith—have the ability to open heavenly realms.
The working of miracles, one of the gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12, involves human participation in divine plans. There is typically a leading, an instruction or an action, and then a kingdom explosion! We see this in the story of Jesus healing a deaf man (Mark 7:31-37). As Jesus ministered to the man, He did something unusual.
The working of miracles will often require unusual action. Don't ask God for the gift of the working of miracles and not be willing to do things that make no sense. You will have to step out of your comfort zone and be daring. You will have to do something that may be scary and unusual.
The prayer was not lengthy. It was not seeking. It was commanding. Kingdom authority accesses kingdom miracles!
Ryan LeStrange is an author, revivalist, apostolic leader and prophetic voice. He is the founder of Ryan LeStrange Ministries and TRIBE Network, and a co-founder of AwakeningTV.com.
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Ryan LeStrange is an apostolic and prophetic revolutionary, laboring to see global awakening He is the founder and apostolic leader of a global network of ministries known as TRIBE Apostolic Network. He is the senior leader of the iHub movement, planting and overseeing a network of governing churches, apostolic hubs, and revival hubs Ryan is also a real estate investor who is active in the business arena. Ryan is an accomplished author. His latest release is titled Hell's Toxic Trio. Ryan and his wife, Joy, have one son, Joshua, and currently reside in Virginia.
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