“If you were raised with Christ, seek those which are above, (where Christ is), sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Col 3:2
Now in the spirit we are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Eph 2:6.) Take a second and ask the Lord to increase your faith in this and think about it’s implications. Once this heritage becomes an experiential reality, our conscious awareness will be centered in this place of residence, rather than in our natural surroundings. Our decisions and actions will be dictated by the understanding we obtain in the eternal realm. Like Elisha’s servant, when our eyes are illumined to the spiritual domain, our perspectives will change. Praying Eph 1:18 ‘that You would enlighten my eyes,’ helps with this. Meditate on the the description of the throneroom of Jesus of Rev. 4. Heb 4:16 exhorts us to come boldly before the throne and make prayer, and it is from this place that our faith is increased to bring the resources of the heavenly Kingdom to the earth, releasing the will of the Father.
I love being connected to the throne room in the secret place, and seeing the beauty of Jesus (Psa 27:4). From there I hear Him, worship Him, and take Scripture and make them prayer, thanking Him for them, asking revelation on then, power to obey them when appicable, and making them general song and prayer.
‘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 6:17
“While we do not look at the things which are seen, but (we look) at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
In formulating our objectives, the apostle Paul once declared that we are not to consider things that are seen but those that are unseen. Visible things are temporal and fleeting, while spiritual and invisible things are everlasting (2 Corinthians 4:18).
What an incredible illustration of the importance of making decisions that are not merely based upon those things we observe with our natural eyes. We need the anointing of the Holy Spirit to remove the veil from our spiritual eyes, so we may see and comprehend our supernatural provisions. Without the Holy Spirit’s anointing, the natural realm will strive to steal our faith and the reality of our birthright.
“For those who live according to the flesh, set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, (set their minds on) the things of the Spirit.” (Romans 8:5)
Passion for Jesus is awakened and fueled if we deliberately position and incline our lives through meditation, prayer, fasting and holiness to become familiar with heaven, and specifically the throne of God, where Christ is seated and our union with Him there.
The prophetic cry of the hour is for the church to set their lives on heaven. Heaven is least spoken on reality in the church and yet it was the driving force of the early apostles.