Heavenly Encounters-our right to experience heaven on earth
I want to cause you to hunger for all that Jesus purchased for us through His blood, in the area of God-encounters , experiencing Jesus, the Kingdom of God and His glory. His Kingdom is glorious and full of every good thing, and He wants us to experience these thing just like in Bible days. The Bible is full of God-encounters, heaven on earth, appearances of Jesus, angelic visitation, dreams, visions, trances traveling in the realm of the spirit, traveling through time, throne room experiences, third heaven, throne room, heavenly places, angels,living creatures around the throne, glory clouds, heavenly colors and gems, spirit transport, dreams, visions, and heavenly fragrance. miracles, signs and wonders. All these things will become more common as we walk in end times. We are part of the kingdom of heaven, and the kingdom of God and we have been invited to experience the heavenly places .God want to open our spiritual eyes and ears to see, to hear and to understand things in the heavenly realms.
You are a child of God and can hear His voice. My sheep hear My voice John 10:27
Heaven is our Home
We are Ambassadors for Christ , 2 Corinthians 5:20
Children of God , John 1:12
We are the temple of the living God 2 Corinthians 6:16
Look at the next couple of scriptures and meditate on them.
John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory.
Hag 2:9 the glory of the latter house (that is you) shall be greater than the former
Jer 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Ps 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Jh 15:15-16 for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you… that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. (friends know what each other is doing)
Eph 3:9-11 riches of Christ and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places
We should draw near to God with confidence.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, Hebrews 10:19-22
That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection Phil 3:7
You are a king in the kingdom of God. You need to receive instruction from that place of authority. You have all your wisdom and all you need for godliness in heavenly places in Christ. As a king:
It’s been given for you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God (heaven) Mark 4:11 Matt 13:11
What is the Heavenly Places
The seat of order of things eternal, where God dwells and other heavenly beings
realm of the angelic and demonic —Daniel 10;
fallen angels realm —Ezekiel 8:3
Place of Christ’s rule and authority. Where we are seated in Christ.
It has been given to us to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God
What is the Kingdom
KINGDOM= royal power, kingship, dominion, rule
1. the right or authority to rule over a kingdom
2. a kingdom, the territory subject to the rule of a king
3. used in the N.T. to refer to the reign of the Messiah
What does to Know mean
- to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel
- to become known
- to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of
- to understand
- Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman
- to become acquainted with, to know
We are told to seek things in the Heavenly. Col 3:1: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God
Eph:2:6: And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus
What is in the heavenly places?
Ps 16:11 in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Eph 1:20 set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,21: Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named…And hath put all things under his feet,(time, space, matter) and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,23: Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Eph 2:6 But God, … made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus
There are different kinds of experiences a person can have about the heavenly place and supernatural encounters. Revelation 2–3
You might have an experience though:
Open eye vision
Closed eye vision
Open eye “spiritual” vision
Symbols (animals, flowers, foods, objects)
Through words of knowledge
Through angelic visitation
Gen:28:12: And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it…this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Ex 24:1,10 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off…then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:10: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.11: And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink. Ex:20:22: And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
John 17:20-24 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;……. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory.
How do We Communion with the Holy Spirit
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” —2 Corinthians
Communion means: Presence. God the Father’s desire for you is that the sweet presence of the Holy Spirit will be with you.
Fellowship means, You do not need to pray to the Holy Spirit; you simply fellowship with Him.
Sharing together means, You pour out your heart and He pours out
His. You share you daily life with Him. “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us,” wrote the apostles to the believers in Antioch —Acts 15:28
The Holy Spirit is your partner. The Scripture, says He is “working with them” and “the Spirit and us,” makes it clear that the work of the Spirit is “helping and doing” with you.
You are to have Intimacy with the Holy Spirit. You’ll never experience a deep love with Christ or even understand it until you know it with the Holy Spirit who brings that intimacy.
The Spirit wants to be your closest friend, someone with whom you can share the deepest secrets of your heart. He is a comrade is a friend in battle. In the orginal Greek the word means “commander.” He’s like a captain, a ruler, or a boss – but a loving, friendly one
The Holy Spirit leads and guides you into the heavenly realm, into the supernatural things of God. You need to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit.
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” —2 Corinthians
How Can You Get Closer to The Holy Spirit
1. Acknowledge Him – His presence, gifts, nature, functions
2. Thank Him for coming to you
3. Invite Him to take control of your life and decisions
4. Invite Him to lead you and to counsel you – remember, He
authored the Scriptures —2 Peter 1:20-21
5. Fellowship (dialogue) with Him as you would with a friend
7. Look for Him and His activities throughout your day
8. Be available to Him should He desire to use you to release His
9. Be ready to obey Him
10. Repent when you sense that you have grieved Him
11. When you think you have a supernatural experience or heavenly encounter ask, Is that you Holy Spirit” always acknowledge Him and you will experience Him more.
How Do You Experience Heavenly Places or Encounters
Now think about the rich treasures and joys of heaven.
Let heaven fill your thoughts.” —Colossians 3:1-2 LB
Think about the throne & heavenly realm is like:
Exodus 24:9-11; Isaiah 6:1-8; Ezekiel 1; Daniel 7:9-10;
Revelation 1:10-16; 4–5; 19:1-16; 20:11-12; 21-22:7
Study scriptures about heaven and see them in your imagination. Begin to trust that the Holy Spirit is a good teacher and trust He will lead and guide you.
Many People have been invited to visit heaven
a. To John
b. To Moses and the group of 70 people
c. To us
Some Activities in Heaven
Worship Revelation 4–5
Incense (prayers of the saints) Revelation 5:8
Purging iniquity Isaiah 6
Eating and drinking Exodus 24:11
Joy and laughter Psalm 2:4; Luke 15:10
Music instruments Revelation 4
Banquet Revelation 19:7-9
Open seals and release judgments —Revelation 5-20
Heavenly Place are a strategic place where we get instruction and direction from God to gain victory.
“After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open
in heaven, and the first voice …., said, ‘Come up here, and I will
show you what must take place after these things.’”Revelation 4:1-2
What Is the Spiritual Realm? The “unseen,” it is the eternal realm.
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians
Below is a scriptural example of “seeing” into the spiritual realm.
Then Elisha prayed, and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes,
that he may see. And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he
saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots
of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:13-17
It is God desire that our eyes be open to the heavenly realm or He would not of opened the eyes of the servant to see the angels. That was in the Old testament and we are living in the New, how much more do we have than they did!
Some More Heavenly Encounters
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago – whether in
the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know,
God knows – such a man was caught up to the third heaven.
2 Corinthians 12:2
Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest
heavens, the earth and all that is in it. Deuteronomy 10:14
The devil has no legal right to be in the heavenly places. It is our place of position.
The people below had experiences in the heavenly places.
Paul —2 Corinthians 12:2-4
John —Revelation 4:1-2 (from a vision to the throne room)
Isaiah Isaiah 6, David Psalm 139:7, Moses Exodus 24:9-11., Jesus
We are to rule the earth as a king and seek the Kingdom of Heaven.
A Kingdom is a place where a King has rule. The Kingdom of
God is His domain of rule. There are 32 New Testament references to the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 3:2; 4:17 We are to rule on earth from the position of Heaven.
[Jacob] had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth
with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God
were ascending and descending on it. Genesis 28:12
And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see
the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and
descending on the Son of Man.” John 1:51
We are “in Christ” and Christ is seated on the
throne in the highest heaven, because we are in Christ, then we
also in our spirits able to access the throne room
position by faith. Ephesians 2:5-6
but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household.
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.
Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He
has prepared a city for them. —Hebrews 11:16
“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not
so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive
you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
And you know the way where I am going.” John 14:2-4
All experience in the Kingdom must be based on the authority
of God’s Word and His covenant promises
The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His
hand. John 3:35
We are joint heirs with Christ, therefore all things have been
given unto us.
We have been given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3
We are to SEEK the Kingdom of God
We are to SEEK things at Christ right hand in the heavenly places.
As believers we can expect to encounter visitations from angels in our live, anything that happened in the old Testament is available to us today. Abraham, Jacob, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Mary, Joseph, John and numerous
Others had angles visit them in the old and new Testament.
Different Types of Angels Found in Scripture
Seraphim Isaiah 6:1-7
Cherubim Ezekiel 10
Zoa (Living Creatures) Revelation 4:6; 5:14
Spirit Horses, Chariot Drivers 2 Kings 2:11-12; 6:13-17;Zech 1:8-11
Archangels (Chief Princes) Daniel 10:11-21; 12:1;Revelation 12:7-
Regular angels Matthew 1:20, 24; 2:13, 19
Some Facts About Angles
They were created before the earth Job 38:4-7; Psalm
They are not to be worshipped Colossians 1:16;
They are innumerable. Luke 2:13; Hebrews 12:22
They are subject to God Matthew 22:30
The Work That Angels Can Do
1. Bring answers to prayer Daniel 9:21-28
2. Minister to the saints Hebrews 1:14
3. Worship God Revelation 5:11; Psalm 148:2
4. Carry out God’s orders Psalm 103:20
5. Wage warfare Revelation 12:7-9; Daniel 10:12-13
6. Watch over children Matthew 18:10
7. Strengthen people during trials Matthew 4:11
8. Lead sinners to people who will share the gospel with them
9. Direct preachers Acts 8:26
10. Appear in dreams Matthew 1:20-24
11. Minister before God Revelation 8:2; 14:15-19
12. Protect believers from harm Psalm 91:11; Acts 12:7-10
13. Guard the abyss Revelation 9:1; 20:1-3
14. Watch over the interest of churches Revelation 2–3
15. Affect the affairs of nations Daniel 10:12-13
16. Extraordinary acts Acts 7:53; 12:6-7; Galatians 3:19
17. Bring God’s people special messages —Luke 1
18. Punish God’s enemies Acts 12:23; 2 Samuel 24:16
19. Harken to the voice of the Word. Ps 103:20-21
The Nature of Angels
1. Intelligent and wise 2 Samuel 14:20; 19:27; Matt 24:36
2. Patient Numbers 11:22-35
3. Meek 2 Peter 2:11
4. Joyful Luke 15:1-10
5. Modest 1 Corinthians 11:10
6. Holy Mark 8:38
7. Glorious Luke 9:26
8. Immortal Luke 20:36
9. Mighty, powerful, have great authority 2 Thessalonians
1:7-10; Revelation 18:1
10. Obedient Psalm 103:20
11. Have wills Isaiah 14:12-14
12. Are referred to in most cases as “male” Judges 13:6;
One reference of “female” Zechariah 5:5-9
13. Spirit bodies with limbs, eyes, voice, like us etc. Hebrews 13:2;
Judges 13:6; Revelation 15:1-6
14. Need no rest Revelation 4:8
15. Eat food Genesis 18:8; 19:3; Psalm 78:25
16. Can appear visible and invisible Numbers 22:35; John
20:12; Hebrews 13:2
17. Can operate in the physical realm Genesis 18:1-19; 2
18. travel at inconceivable speed Revelation 8:13; 9:1
19. Can ascend and descend Genesis 28:12; John 1:51
20. Can speak languages 1 Corinthians 13:1
21. Can take on human form Heb 13:1
22. Can take on human form that looks like a certain person Act 12:12-15
How Man’s Interaction with Angels
1. Ate angel’s food Psalm 78:25
2. Led Abraham’s servant Genesis 16:7,9
3. Moses and the burning bush Exodus 3:2
4. Gideon Judges 6:11-22
5. Elijah was fed and strengthened 1 Kings 19:5-8
6. David (census) 1 Chronicles 21:9-27
7. Zechariah Zechariah 1:11-14
8. Philip Acts 8:26
9. Cornelius Acts 10:3-23
10. Peter Acts 12:7-11,15
11. Herod Acts 12:23
12. Paul Acts 27:23
13. John Revelation 2–3
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