There is A LOT of talk nowadays about the “supernatural” and “open portals” where people are saying that God is revealing Himself through angels, signs and wonders and the miraculous. I am very much aware of the many different views of whether these things are real or not, and some even claiming them to be possibly demonic in content.
I personally haven’t been able to “see” in that realm yet. I believe that realm exist and that some people can be shown things by God. I believe people can hear from God, not necessarily with an audible voice, but by the Spirit. I have been pondering on these things for a while. Every now and then even getting a little tid bit on this subject.
In 2007 I was attending a conference where one of the speakers was talking about angelic visitations. I didn’t know that,that, was going to be his subject matter that morning and no one had announced it to be. We were in praise and worship earlier that morning and I was standing with my hands lifted in praise to God. My right hand “brushed something” and I moved my hand back thinking I may have hit someone’s hair. I went back into worshipping “in the spirit” and again it happened. I brushed “it” off my hand, whatever “it” was. After the third and forth time of “brushing against something” and feeling this on my arm and hand, I realized that there must have been something in the Spirit realm standing there besides me. I understand now that “it” was possibly an angel and that I had “brushed against it’s wings”. Whoahhh!!
I asked Father God to tell me why it is that some can see in that realm and some can’t. I also asked why it is that sometimes, images are captured on camera, that apparantley no one is seeing in the natural. The reply was this “Cameras don’t need Faith to see, they just see”.
I let it go and really haven’t thought too much on it until lately, the other night I got something in my spirit about looking further into it in the book of Revelations. I think I have an answer for this phenomenon, that I know some will not like and even argue about, BUT, what else is new ? Here goes!!
Rev.1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Notice That John says ” I was in the Spirit” and “heard”. I know for me, personaly, that, it is when I get myself alone with God and listen for Him, He speaks to me “In the Spirit”. I am reminded that in John 4, Jesus teaches us that God is a Spirit and those that worship, must worship in spirit and in truth. The only way to hear from God, except He show up, is in the Spirit, where it is His Spirit speaking to our spirit, for we are made in the image of God, a Spirit, therefore that is our most effective line of communications with Him. Spirit to spirit !!
Rev.4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
Here again, John says ” I was in the spirit” and “behold”, which in this instance means to look upon something, to see. For those who desire to “see” in that other realm, you must see it in “the Spirit”. To see in the Spirit isn’t something new nor is it taboo by the Scriptures. Jacob saw in a dream and heard The Lord, so it had to be from the Spirit . Almost ALL of the Prophets in Scripture, “heard in the Spirit” and “Saw in the Spirit”.
THERE is the danger that if you start seeing into the “spirit realm” that you will also see not just the Godly things, but the ungodly as well. As John continued on his “virtual tour” of Heaven, he also saw things that weren’t exactly pleasant to the eye. He saw death and destruction and evil abounding as well as the Beauty and Majesty of God the Father and of The Lord Jesus.
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Again John was “in the spirit”, but note, “he carried me away”. The Apostle Paul recalls a time fourteen years earlier that he too was “in the spirit”, and was shown things about heaven. John being “carried away” was being “translated” in the Spirit “into the wilderness”, where he was shown things yet to come. “the wilderness” in this text, in my opinoin, is not some symbolic place that John was being shown, but a real place that exist in that Spiritual realm.
Is all this someone’s imagination ? I think not ! If it is then we ALL really have a problem with our Faith.
God is an unseen God. Yet we know that we know, He is real. The Scriptures tell us that one day we will see Him face to face. We will be in constant Worship of the One who was and is and is to come!
Meanwhile, we need to “get in the Spirit” as much as we can, if we have a desire to hear and see the things of God. Remember, God is a Spirit and those that worship Him, MUST worship Him in the Spirit and with the Truth that God is God and desires our worship.
There are many of people who say they have the “Spirit” and even manifest some of the signs, ie, talking in tongues, but they haven’t been able to “see in the Spirit”. I submit, in closing, there is a difference between “being in the spirit” and the “spirit being in you”.