Last June I lay on my bed, meditating on how heaven was another dimension–how this spiritual dimension was God’s dwelling place. His presence was so close that afternoon that He was “at hand,” that He could literally be touched…For He said, “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” It is right here. I never truly understood that before. Then I drifted off.
Thirty minutes later I felt two thumps on my chest like when you tap someone to wake them up. I woke up. And then I knew that God rewarded my search for Him through the gentle taps on my chest. He wanted me to know that He heard me. He wanted to encourage me, for I had been having a tough week.
Some scriptures came to mind. “For we live, move, and have our being in him…” and, “Though He be not far from us…” ( Acts 17: 27-28; Col. 1: 17).
Christ beckons us to cross over from our current earthly, material dimension thinking into His spiritual, heavenly dimension. For heaven is that same spiritual dimension that Christ and his apostles walked in. That is where the healings are performed. That is where the staggering miracles reside. It is in that heavenly dimension where we will find all the power that Christ promised us.
Remember Christ’s words: “Even the Son of man which is in heaven” (John 3:13). He spoke these words standing on earth in a mortal body. Therefore, he was speaking about where His heart, mind and spirit were. He was speaking of “heaven” being the invisible spiritual dimension where the Spirit dwells.
How do we access that dimension? We must meditate on his words of promise that He has left us. We must believe His words. Faith is and has always been the key. How else does one approach an invisible Supreme Being except through belief, yet having not seen Him and His Kingdom and His dimension.
For we must crash through the material worldly barrier that separates us from this wonderful, invisible Holy Spirit dimension. Christ did say that the “violent take the Kingdom by force” (Matt. 11:12). Why is there such a struggle in the destiny of God’s elect? The struggle is not with other humans. No, it’s a struggle in the spiritual dimension, of which we speak. We wrestle against powers that invisibly course through that spiritual Heavenly dimension. [Satan is the Prince and power of the air].
[I know that I must seem insane, talking about invisible spirits intersecting our physical lives. But I am merely a teacher/reporter, sharing truths that, for some reason, have been shared with me by our Wonderful Father. These things are what Paul, John, James and Peter, as well as many more of Christ’s apostles, talked about. It is there in black and white.]
Into the Dragon’s Lair
We must understand that the spiritual land of miracles and great grace is, also, the battleground where we face the dragon. With this knowledge, references about war in the scriptures come into focus. “Fight the good fight of faith…” and, “the armor of God,” and “Endure hardness as a good soldier…” and “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds…”
This is the battle we are in as followers of Yahshua the Anointed One. Only those who overcome the spiritual battles will be counted worthy of sitting with Christ on his throne and being rulers over 10 cities in his Kingdom coming to this earth. I speak not of only salvation, which is wonderful. But we speak of the manifestation of the sons of God, of the 100 fold fruit bearing disciples spoken of in Revelation 14 and 7. We speak not of the little children of God, who are saved. There is so much more than being a dependent little “babe in Christ.” God has chosen those who will be strong and valiant, who will bear the brunt of battle with wicked, unseen, spiritual forces that lay before us to conquer, in this spiritual dimension. This is the challenge for the elect. This is what we must understand to know what is happening to us.
But through it all, God is close to us in His spiritual dimension. He beckons us to seek those things that are not seen and not seek those things that are seen. “While we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (II Cor. 4:18).
He calls many and chooses but a few, and He will give them a whiff of His spiritual dimension. And as they struggle to climatize and get their bearings in this new invisible land, God allows an evil entity that tries to convince us that “there is nothing to see here,” that “all things continue as they were” (II Peter 3:4).
The Garden of Eden Experience
It is the Garden of Eden experience again. The Garden is like God’s spiritual dimension. And He has allowed Satan to walk to and fro in it (Job 1). Satan tempts us with the fruit of the material, earthly dimension. Every temptation has to do with the physical and material, not the spiritual.
We have all heard the voice of the dark spirit, which is designed to discourage us. Satan is doing his job, ironically trying to detour us from coming to the spiritual dimension of God. Overcoming him strengthens us and brings new power in His spiritual realm.
The patriarchs, prophets, and apostles had experiences in the spiritual dimension. The signs, wonders, and miracles that intersected their lives show that there was another dimension at play.
As they overcame their adversaries, they received confirmation that God is real with His Spirit running through their hearts and minds. Ah, but that is the problem for us today. Spiritually we want to eat the fat of the land without first conquering our spiritual enemies. We want to pluck and taste the grape without first seizing it from the nations of Canaan, without first conquering the land.
We must seek the Spirit with a whole heart. For there is “spiritual wickedness in high places.” Our fight is not with other human beings, but with “the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this Dark World and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12). Yes, we heard right. Right now, as we read this, there are invisible, evil spirit/powers in the heavenly spiritual dimension, of which we speak!
Remember how the four beasts, the four evil world Gentile empires, are seated around the throne of God (Rev. 6:1; Dan. 7:3)? This is symbolic of them being in His plan all along. [Stay with me.]
God tells us to seek and you will find. Where do we seek? Answer: Seek His Spirit, our source of power in the heavenly dimension. That is where the power of God is. We must access His heavenly dimension, procure the power, and then go to spiritual war with the enemy spirit. We are to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness,” which is the heavenly dimension right now, right here on earth.
Christ said to not be concerned about things in the earthly realm, like food and clothing. We rather should be more concerned with the “spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
“We now are spiritual beings sojourning here in earthen vessels, and we have a problem. It concerns the “spiritual forces of evil” from the spiritual dimension. They cross over into our earthly fleshly dimension and attack us. But they can only attack us if we are caught up in earthly dimensional concerns, the “cares of this life,” as the Master said. The Spirit through the apostle Paul calls this looking after the flesh and not after the Spirit.
These evil spirits come from the spiritual dimension. We are adversaries. However, when we are walking in the heavenly dimension, they cannot touch us. We in Christ have power over them because in the heavenly dimension our adversaries are already conquered. When we realize that they are already vanquished by our Head Christ, we begin to see them as a cardboard cavalry, an army that trembles and will flee from us like they did from Gideon’s 300, armed with lamps.
The heavenly dimension is full of light and understanding, which makes known God in all his glory to us. The “glorious gospel of Christ” is that we, once lost and blind earthlings, can repent and believe in the Light and begin to walk in the heavenly dimension, a Kingdom so close to us that He can tap us on the chest to awaken us from meditative slumber. Kenneth Wayne Hancock
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8 responses to “Taking the Kingdom by Force—The Battle in the Heavenly Dimension”
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This is for those who believe that Christ wants us to grow and be like the early apostles who walked in the Spirit, just like Him.
This was such a vital message of not to look at what is before us, but at what is within us! We through Christ have a conquering Spirit which cannot be denied, a Spirit which battles the enemy of our soul. As I read this I was given the passage taken from the book of 2 Kings! This passage truly tells how we are not alone to fight our battles, but that God is in the spiritual realm fighting with us. (2 Kings 6:15-17) And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
This was such a good read. Be Blessed Always in your walk with the one who is our life.
Thanks for sharing about Elisha and his servant. Love that story! The opening of eyes to see into the spiritual dimension. kwh
YES Dear Brother we are on the same page! We are not of this world and have access to the dimension that awaits us for all eternity. Many Blessings Always over your life. Stay Strong.
Thank you again for reblogging the articles and for your encouraging comments.
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Awesome article and so FULL of truth. Anyone who has experienced even a taste of this will joy in the confirmation of its truth!! Thanks for sharing, brother! Awesome!
Thanks so much, my brother, for the heartfelt comment. Thank you for confirming the message’s validity. The Spirit of truth will lead us into all truth…kwh