We have been looking at our call to enter into and live in the heavenly realm now. We addressed Jacob’s ladder, and how it represented Christ. He is the Way by which we climb into the heavenly realm. We discussed how the messengers of God are ascending and descending upon this ladder. We are called to enter into the heavenly realm, but we are also to descend back to earth with what we receive in the heavenly realm. This is what I want to discuss a little more at this time.
As a jet pilot, I used to love flying at the highest altitudes. On a clear winter night above 40,000 feet, you can see from Washington, D.C. to New York. From my cockpit it was a spectacular sight, hundreds of thousands of lights sparkling across what appeared to be just a few feet stretched out below me. I would marvel when I thought of all that was probably going on within my eyesight at that time. As I looked down at this beautiful, seemingly peaceful sight, statistically speaking, there were probably a number of murders being committed, rapes, robberies, tragic accidents, and a multitude of other problems going on. From my position, it was hard to imagine all of that happening. Consider how much more it looks like that from space, or from God’s perspective in heaven.
What’s my point? C.S. Lewis once wrote that heaven was so much bigger than the earth that if all of the evil ever done in the world were rolled into a ball, and hurled at a mere sparrow in heaven, it would not have enough substance there to even register as a thought! Compared to the universe, the whole earth is like a speck of sand to the ocean. Satan and his hosts have been cast out of heaven and have come with great wrath to the earth. However, the rest of the entire universe obeys the Lord. It is only this tiny, little speck of a planet that has rebelled. All of the evil balanced against the goodness of the Lord throughout the physical universe would be like weighing a single snowflake against the Himalayas.
Heaven is big! Your future is bigger than your greatest thoughts can yet comprehend. Your inheritance cannot even be properly compared with anything known on earth — it is too big! The Lord came to show us how to start thinking from that perspective, His perspective in heaven.
When the Lord decided to multiply the bread, He did not do it for just a few friends. He waited until He had a crowd of 5,000! When He turned the water into wine He did not just make a few bottles — He made about 120 gallons! He was trying to show His disciples how to think big. There was no way that they could exhaust heaven’s supply of bread or wine. He could have filled the Sea of Galilee with wine from above and no one in heaven would have missed it. In fact, it probably would not have even been enough to register as a drop there.
We have a Source who will never run out. All of us can draw on heaven’s account for a million times more than we already have and it would hardly be enough to even get anyone’s attention in heaven. God is big! We are called to reveal how big He is, as well as how wonderful He is. This is one reason why we must learn to ascend into heaven, and come back with a demon-stration of heaven. A mustard seed of faith in heaven is greater than a mountain here.
While you are ascending into heaven, look down. The things of this world will grow strangely dim, and strangely small. When I am flying, I can look down on a thousand terrible events and not even see them because they are too small. All of the things that overwhelm our thinking each day would not even be able to register as a thought if we were truly seated with Christ in the heavenly places.
However, as tiny as we are, the Lord chooses to see us and intervene in our lives. As we are seated with Him, we too will look down and begin to intervene with the power to do something about what is happening here. That is our calling. To accomplish it, we must put everything in perspective. The perspective of truth is that God is big and all of the problems on earth are small to Him. This is the truth, and the way we will begin to see reality. To see this reality is called F-A-I-T-H.
Some people do not take their problems to God because they actually feel it would be a bother to Him. They just do not realize how big He is. Such thinking is a supreme delusion. All of our problems combined will never amount to enough to register as weight to Him.
There is no way we will ever be big enough to bother Him. Just give Him everything. A huge load to us is nothing to Him. When we get this load off of us we will be able to help others with theirs. That’s what He wants. That’s our other job description — to love one another. With the load off, we will be able to climb the ladder easier, and bring far more of heaven back to the earth. This is what is stated in, Isaiah 40:21-29:
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
Has it not been declared to you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
It is He who sits above the vault of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain
and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
He it is who reduces rulers to nothing,
who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.
Scarcely have they been planted, scarcely have they been sown,
scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth,
but He merely blows on them, and they wither,
and the storm carries them away like stubble.
“To whom then will you liken Me
that I should be his equal?” says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars,
the One who leads forth their host by number,
He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might
and the strength of His power not one of them is missing.
Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD, and the justice due me
escapes the notice of my God”?
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.
He gives strength to the weary,
and to him who lacks might He increases power.
As the Lord explained in John 6:29, “…This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” Basically, this means our whole job description as Christians is to understand how big He is.
~ Pastor Rick Joyner
|Pastor Rick Joyner is the founder and executive director of MorningStar Ministries and Heritage International Ministries and is the Senior Pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church.|