Revelation 4:1 - "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven; and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, 'Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.'"
John is describing the ascended life.
John 3:13 - "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."
The Lord has called us to ascend into heavenly realms encountering the Lord and that is the normal Christian life -- learning to live in realms of glory and learning to navigate realms of glory to where they have full and complete impact on how we think and how we see.
We don't live on earth -- we are seated in heavenly places and we are to live from the ream of God's glory towards earth. What that has become is a point of theology instead of a point of experience. And all of theology is an invitation to an encounter.
WHAT REVELATION MEANS IS TO LIFT THE VEIL
The truth has always been what He has done -- revelation lifts the veil so that you can see what that truth is.
We love concept so much that we stop at the concept of truth and not realize that with revelation comes the responsibility to PURSUE THE ANOINTING so that we can display the effect of that truth.
1 Corinthians 12:5,7,31 - "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. But covet earnestly the best gifts.."
Paul is lifting the veil on what they need to understand. In 1 Corinthians 14:1 it says to pursue earnestly spiritual gifts.
What gifts? -- the ones he just unveiled in Chapter 12. It shows that the revelation of the gift didn't release the gift -- it showed just what is available. The revelation of truth shows what is available. And with revelation is the invitation to pursue for personal encounter -- we get into the secret place and look for the anointing so we can display that truth.
WE ARE WIRED FOR THE GLORY -- WE ARE DESIGNED FOR THE GLORY
John 7:37 - "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."
The release of the Spirit upon you is connected with Jesus' position of being glorified. Everything the Holy Spirit does has only one aim -- to make us like Jesus.
1 John 4:17 --"As He is so are we in this world" -- resurrected, ascended, and glorified. In that position, so are we in the world.
TRANSFIGURED MIND -- RENEWED MIND
These scriptures reveal intent -- the weight of what already exists in our Holy Spirit account.
Matthew 17:2 -- "And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light."
The word for transfigured in Matthew 17:2 and Mark 9:2 is the same Greek word for renewal in Romans 12:2. (Strongs 3339)
That transfigured mind in the visual is what the renewed mind looks like in the invisible -- it is altogether brilliant.
In this transfigured moment- Jesus is the prototype of the glorious people in this moment. The impact of who you are and what you carry.
Moses was known for authority and Elijah for power (Luke 9:28-30) -- these are the two realms that Jesus released over his disciples. This is the prototype of what will happen with every believer who is to come to power and authority to effect and bring about change.
JESUS PAID THE PRICE
Jesus became sin so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him -- Moses and Elijah came to talk to Him about His upcoming death that was to make that possible.
God is wanting to re-calibrate the hearts of people. Psalm 93 shows Asaph when he came into the sanctuary and experienced the glory.
Everything outside the Glory is subject to distortion -- be mis-represented -- our passion, desire, and ability is to live in the glory.
We were designed with glory -- recognition and favor, realms of presence.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY