Transported In The Spirit II

Beloved of Jesus, I love you but God loves you more. This is the part two of the series we started on being transported in the Spirit.

We know that a person can be taken to heaven and back, and we know that a person can be transported from one place to another on Earth. There is however another dimension to this revelation – traveling or being transported in time.

There is no time or distance in the glory. Past present and future are all relative in Heaven. God knows the end from the beginning.

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Jeremiah 1:5 KJV

He knew us before we were created in our mother’s wombs and has known our destiny from the beginning.

I believe that many of the Old Testament prophets were transported to see the future and bring back some revelation concerning it to the people of their time. Isaiah wrote:

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:4-5 KJV

How could Isaiah claim that Jesus had already borne our sorrows, that He was bruised and wounded (all in past tense), when Jesus had not even been born yet in human flesh. Isaiah was surely taken to that place and time in the future, and there he saw the cross. When he returned to his time, he wrote about what he had seen as if it had already been done. After all, he had seen it happen.

Much of the Old Testament looks forward to the cross, and all the healings and miracles and resurrection performed there was because of the power of that future event. They were possible only because Jesus would pay the price for salvation, for healing and for deliverance. Isaiah had foreseen it as did many others.

When we need something from God, we usually base it on our faith on a past event or a past scriptural promise. The prophets of the Old Testament based their faith in a future event, and they were still able to see the same results.

When people were saved under the Old Testament through animal sacrifice, it was but a shadow of that which was to come. For the shadow to exist, an object must exist that creates the shadow. An invisible or nonexistent object cannot create a shadow.

The object is much more real than the shadow. The events of the cross were so real that they cast a shadow over history. The fact that it was a future event meant nothing to eternity.

Abraham saw something in the future and this caused him to offer up his son Isaac, to sacrifice him, just as Jesus would be sacrificed by the Father. He even believed that Isaac could be raised from the dead (since he was still a child of destiny). How could Abraham have had faith to carry out his mission (exactly as Jesus would) and to believe that Isaac would be raised from the dead (when resurrection from the dead was not yet known)? I believe he caught a glimpse of the future in the Spirit and brought the truth back to the people of his day.

Sometimes we have dreams, and they come to pass. Other dreams don’t seem to be fulfilled, but is it perhaps because we see some evil that will befall us or our loved ones or our friends, we intercede before the Lord and prevent it from happening? Sometimes we wake up to find ourselves calling upon the Lord, binding the enemy or speaking in tongues. God is showing us the future and using us to prevent it’s occurrence. Then we come back to the present.

When that future event catches up with us, we may see circumstances identical to those we experienced in our dream. We will discover, however, that the battle has already been won.

Another case of time travel occurs when the Lord shows us the future He has prepared for our lives or our ministries. It is then up to us to reach out and lay claim on it. Again the Apostle Paul wrote:

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10 KJV

As we have seen, there are future events – frames – that are prepared for us to walk into. There are promises that have been spoken into our lives. The moment these promises were spoken, they were already created. They may be future, but they are just as real as anything we can touch today. As we walk into these promises, they will be actualized. The Bibles speaks of tasting “the powers of the age to come”.

And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come.

Hebrews 6:5 KJV

This is not nearly as difficult as we might think and it is certainly not impossible. The glory that is awaiting us (future tense) in the present age to come in Heaven can be brought into the present upon the Earth. We can walk into the dimension of the heavenly realm that has been prepared for our future.

Bringing Future Promises Into The Present

The promised land was already created and waiting for the Israelites. They only had to walk into it and it would be theirs. Many of them failed to realize however that the future was already created. They were waiting for God to do something about the giants that lived in the land.

The truth is that these “giants” were terrified of the children of Israel, having heard the story of the Exodus from Egypt and of the many miracles related to their trek through the wilderness. All the Israelites had to do was obey God and walk into the land, and the battle would have been easily won. Instead, they waited another forty years – remaining in the past – and most of that generation never made it into the land.

When Jesus told Peter to catch fish, even though he had tried all night and caught nothing, the fish were already there waiting to be caught. They were there from the moment Jesus had spoken it into existence. Peter had simply to walk into what had already been prepared.

When Jesus rose from the dead, other dead people rose from their graves and walked around the city of Jerusalem. That was a foretaste of what would happen when “the dead in Christ will rise” (1 Thessalonians 4:16). The people in Jerusalem were tasting “the powers of the age to come” because Jesus had walked into the future event prepared for Him.

How can we say that the cross was a future event that Jesus simply needed to walk into? Again, Revelation speaks of “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). He was slain from the beginning of creation. The future was already prepared for Jesus, long before man fell in the garden. When Jesus came to the Earth, it was to walk into what had already been prepared for Him.

With God, time is different. Past, present and future are not the same in His eyes as in ours. He sees them all at once and has control over them all. Time is His servant.

Beloved, I’m going to do the next blog post on delaying and reversing time which would conclude this series. So stay tuned, and be expectant. However, you know I love you too much not to ask, do you have a relationship with Jesus? Have you given your life to Christ? If you have not what are you waiting for? Jesus loves you so much and wants a relationship with you. Why not reach out to him and accept Him into your heart? How about right now? Say this prayer out loud and and mean it from your heart:

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I ask that you come into my heart and be my Lord and personal savior. I ask that you wash away all my sins and make me whiter than snow. I renounce satan and every unfruitful work of darkness, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. Thank you Jesus, I love you Jesus.

Congratulations beloved, welcome home! We are brothers and sisters now and I love you so much. Now ask the Father for the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues and receive this free gift from God.

Beloved, I strongly recommend that you spend time in fellowship and communion with God through prayer, fasting, study of the word and worship. I also recommend that you invite the Holy Spirit to do all these spiritual activities with you as He is your helper and He is so fun to hang out with.

Always remember that God is not a brute, He is approachable, He loves you and wants a relationship with you. God bless you and keep you, God cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. God lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen

Until next time, I love you.

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the insight and the blessing.

    “Always remember that God is not a brute, He is approachable, He loves you and wants a relationship with you. God bless you and keep you, God cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. God lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

    Sola Gratia

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